Auto Body Painting

Auto Body Painting is a meticulous process of applying a new coat of paint to a vehicle's exterior, enhancing its appearance and providing a protective layer.

What is Auto Body Painting?

Auto Body Painting is a detailed service that involves the application of high-quality paint to a vehicle's exterior to restore or change its appearance. At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, this service is executed with precision and attention to detail.

The process starts with surface preparation, which includes sanding, priming, and sealing to ensure a smooth base. Then, using advanced color-matching technology, we select the perfect shade that either matches the original color or aligns with the customer's preference. The painting is done in a dust-free environment using top-tier paints and finishes to guarantee a flawless and enduring result.

This service not only revamps the look of the vehicle but also provides an additional layer of protection against elements like sun, rain, and minor abrasions.

When or why do you need it?

Auto Body Painting is necessary when your vehicle requires a cosmetic update due to fading, scratches, or peeling, or after accident and collision repairs. It's also sought by those wishing to personalize their vehicle with a new color or custom designs.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we recommend this service to not only enhance your vehicle's aesthetic appeal but also to protect its exterior from rust and environmental damages.

Whether you're looking to rejuvenate an older vehicle, repair paint damage from an accident, or simply desire a new look, our expert team ensures a high-quality finish that restores your vehicle's beauty and helps maintain its value.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch mechanical and collision repairs.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks online or a phone call with our friendly team. Walk-in appointments are welcome for all free body repair estimates.

Omaha’s Choice for Auto Body Painting Services

Whether you got caught in a hail storm or an accident on the freeway, we know how damage to your vehicle can interrupt your flow. After working in the body repair business for over two decades, we understand how to get you back on the road with quality body repair.

Gateway Auto joined an elite group of less than 15 percent of collision centers nationwide that have met I-CAR's rigorous Gold Class standard.

Body labor services performed are guaranteed against any defect in workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

How do I maintain my newly painted vehicle to ensure its longevity?

To extend the life of your vehicle's new paint job, follow these maintenance tips: avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, wash your car regularly to remove dirt and contaminants, and park in shaded areas to minimize UV exposure.

When can I wash and wax my car?

You can wash the vehicle immediately. Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a clean sponge, or wash mitt. Always use clean fresh water and wash your vehicle in the shade. Do NOT wax or polish the vehicle in the first 90 days. This will allow the finish to cure completely. After the first 90 days, you may keep a coat of polish or wax on the vehicle to keep the finish looking new. Do NOT use a touch commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface. Dry wiping can scratch the finish. Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface. Do NOT scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface. Scrapers can act like a paint scraper on a newly painted finish.

Is there a warranty on the repairs to my vehicle?

Yes. We guarantee all repairs with a Lifetime Warranty. This is a lifetime warranty on all body repair labor services and paint work performed for as long as you own your vehicle.

Can you match my paint color?

Today’s modern paint finishes utilize multiple layers of highly specialized paints. This includes three stage paints along with metallics, pearls, and much more. We have made a major investment in the latest paint system available, along with color matching technology, and constantly upgrade to ensure that each vehicle’s paint matches. We are proud of our ability to match factory finishes in our repair process.

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

What is it like to get your damaged vehicle fixed by Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Free estimate

Our body repair estimates are completely free and available with no appointment necessary.

We work with all insurance companies and build every estimate with a state-of-the-art manufacturer database that ensures the utmost accuracy on pricing and procedure for every recommended repair and part.

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On-site rental car pickup and dropoff

We know getting damage to your vehicle can be stressful, so we take care of the logistics in an effort to keep your life in motion. Gateway Collision Center works with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and will setup a pickup and drop-off of your rental on-site at our location.

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Stay in the loop

We clearly communicate with you, sending updates as your vehicle moves through each stage of the repair process.

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We restore your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash + interior clean from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

Body labor services performed by Gateway Auto are protected by a lifetime service warranty, guaranteed against any defect in workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

Over 400+ 5 Star Reviews
More than 400 customer-submitted 5-star reviews
"They were awesome.  My car was repaired and back to us within a week of an accident.  They detailed the car at no extra cost to us."

Diane Stanton

Collision Center

"I got my bumper replaced after a fender bender and it now looks better than ever. Employees were nice and professional"

Sydney Meier

Collision Center

"I had some pretty significant hail damage and the team at Gateway took care of me and my cars needs. Such friendly works."

Edwin Iraheta-Retana

Collision Center

"Gateway repaired my SUV after some body damage and did a wonderful job. The people I dealt with were friendly and professional and the work was done well and on time. They even cleaned the car inside and out."

Darren Powell

Collision Center