American Auto Body Has Joined the Fix Auto USA Family

American Auto Body, with shops in Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, has joined the Fix Auto USA family.

Founded in 1979 by then-owners Jim and Cherie Feehan, American Auto Body quickly became a community standout with its dedication to quality work and customer satisfaction.

About a year later, the North Minneapolis-based shop moved to a larger facility in Osseo to accommodate the breakneck pace at which it was growing. A newer and larger Brooklyn Park building was constructed in 1994.

In 2006, the Feehans retired and sold the company to their eldest son Matthew, who has been running the business ever since.

Matthew’s 28 years of collision repair experience includes knowledge of every aspect of operating a collision repair center. His proficiency extends to and beyond areas such as general maintenance and detailing, repair technician, painter, and general manager. Matthew attended Hennepin Technical College for auto body repair and is certified by both the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

From the beginning, American Auto Body’s goal was to create a comfortable and clean auto center that felt like more than a regular collision repair shop. Having joined the Fix Auto USA family, Matthew and his team can provide that same level of trust, commitment, care, and competence backed by a united and unparalleled support system.

For Matthew, the arrangement just makes sense: “Joining Fix Auto USA is the culmination of an extensive evaluation as to the best way for me, as an independent operator, to continue to prosper in a rapidly changing marketplace,” he said. “By becoming a Fix Auto USA Franchise Partner, I will immediately gain access to a network of others that care deeply about my business, and there’s a lot of comfort in that.”

With a reputation as market leaders, Fix Auto USA is a network of more than 150 collision repair shops nationally. Each is supported by the Fix Auto brand and is individually owned and operated, balancing the security of an industry leading organization with the hospitality of a traditional neighborhood enterprise.

Only the best and most trusted collision repair businesses are invited to represent Fix Auto USA. Each owner-operator, or Franchise Partner, is subjected to a comprehensive evaluation before being approved to join, so you can be sure the high standard of master workmanship and exceptional customer experience is upheld across the board.

The Fix Auto USA family strives to deliver consistent, quality, and timely repairs, using the latest technology to assure your vehicle receives safe and superior repairs every time. Additionally, repairs are guaranteed for as long as you own your vehicle* and are honored at every location.

With shops now in Minnesota, Fix Auto has expanded to its tenth state and stretched its brand’s mark in the Midwest region. Other franchise locations can be found in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

The newly anointed Fix Auto Brooklyn Park and Fix Auto Maple Grove remain locally owned and independently operated by the same knowledgeable teams that have provided top-notch auto repair service since 1979. The name is all that has changed.

For more information about Fix Auto Brooklyn Park, Fix Auto Maple Grove, or any of the Fix Auto network locations, visit www.fixautousa.com.

* Find warranty information at https://fixautousa.com/warranty/

The American Auto Body App: Convenient Repair

Posted July 2, 2018 by Matthew

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that there is never a good time to get in a car accident. We try our best to stay up to date on current technology, so we can provide you with the best customer experience possible. That means making it as convenient as we can for you to get a quick automobile repair estimate.

The American Auto Body app is designed for convenient and quick access to our repair services. From free pickup and delivery to free loaner cars, we strive to provide an exceptional customer experience. Through the app, we hope to offer quick and easy solutions to your car issues and peace of mind.

Using the app, you can get an estimate right on your smartphone without even bringing your vehicle to us! With an intuitive design, the American Auto Body app is a simple process that requires three easy steps.

Step 1: Fill out contact and vehicle information

Step 2: Upload damage photos

Step 3: Submit your estimate

Once you submit your estimate and bring your car into our Brooklyn Park location, you can check up on your car’s repair status here: https://www.carwise.com/check-repair-status/.

If you’re not a fan of smartphones, you can also access the app and upload vehicle damage photos on your desktop or laptop computer. Access our app here: https://www.american-autobody.com/services/get-our-app/.

For more information, or to schedule a damage estimate, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Striving to Spread the Joy all Year Long

Posted December 12, 2017 by Matthew

Auto Body ServicesHappy holidays! We hope you and your loved ones are enjoying a wonderful holiday season. While the holidays seem to bring out the best in people, it is our mission at American Auto Body to lift people up all year long. You may be wondering how a company like American Auto Body could lift someone’s spirits, but we really do work hard to ease the pain of vehicle repairs.

Throughout the year, we strive to support our customers during some pretty rough days. Being in a car accident or vehicle collision can be devastating. Our hope is that if this happens, everyone walks away with little to no injuries. While the accident itself is terrifying, dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be extremely stressful. Our team of professionals work each day to help our customers get through this time by offering a wide range of FREE services.

Free Estimate

We offer an online estimate tool that is free and easy-to-use. Simply fill out your contact information, along with your vehicle specs and photos.

Insurance Claim Assistance

Our team of experienced professionals manage the details of your insurance claim, from start to finish. We work with insurance companies to get the best possible outcome for our customers.

Free Loaner Car

This is a big one. We understand that there is nothing worse than feeling stranded when your car is in the shop. Don’t worry, we have you covered. We offer free loaner cars while your vehicle is being repaired.

Free Pick-Up & Delivery

We will pick up your car and deliver it back to you with our metro-wide pick-up and delivery service.

Online Vehicle Repair Tracking

We offer email updates on the progress of your vehicle repair. Just register your information and voila!

If you have been in an auto accident and are in need of vehicle repair, call American Auto Body at 763-424-2522 to schedule an appointment. At American Auto Body, we don’t just fix cars – we help people

Winter Emergency Check List

Posted November 14, 2017 by Matthew

Winter Emergency Check ListWell, here we go again. It is November and another Minnesota winter is right around the corner. This is wonderful news for those who love colder temperatures, snow, and outdoor winter activities. Minnesota certainly provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the winter, from ice fishing and ice skating, to snowboarding and snowmobiling.

This time of the year also marks the beginning of the holiday season, when family and friends travel, so they can celebrate and be together. While the winter holidays are cause for celebration, they can also be cause for concern when traveling. Increased travel during the winter means an increase in possible road side emergencies. Being prepared for just about anything is your best defense for survival.

At American Auto Body, we big believers in safety first. If winter weather is severe, it is always best to wait it out until road conditions improve. If travel is required, we suggest being as prepared as possible.

Below are a few suggestions to have in your car or trunk when traveling. If you drive long distances to work every day, it is recommended to keep these emergency car kit items with you each time you leave the house. Keeping these items together in a designated area of your car is also recommended for quickly locating in an emergency.

Winter Emergency Check List

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Emergency flares, reflective markers, and reflective vest
  • Jumper cables
  • Shovel
  • Vehicle fire extinguisher
  • Battery operated radio
  • Blanket and sleeping bag
  • Extra clothing (snow pants, coats, hats, gloves, and boots)
  • Matches, candles
  • Towels
  • Food and water (packaged items such as granola bars or energy bars)
  • Toilet paper
  • Phone charger with car adapter
  • Salt, sand, or kitty litter

If your vehicle has been damaged in an accident or collision, give us a call at American Auto Body. Our team of professionals will take care of you and your vehicle, from start to finish. Call us today at 763-424-2522 or submit an online estimate with our online app.

Contact American Auto Body

8208 Lakeland Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Extended hours also available by appointment.