Body Shops Make Big Bucks Off Winter Weather

By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email
By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email

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Snowy and icy roads mixed with people not driving safely enough, "Equals money unfortunately," said Davis Moore Body Shop Manager Kurt Danielson.

With all the winter weather, business is booming for local body shops from Davis Moore to all Angles Collision.

"We've probably increased 30% due to weather," said All Angles Collision Owner Bart Brown.

While the average cost to repair a weather-related damaged car is around $3,500 these shops see it all.

"We've had cars that are totaled. We have one outside that's un-repairable due to the weather and then all the way down to minor dents," said Brown.

A minor dent ended up costing Steve Austin $800.

"Just pulling around another vehicle and actually hit a building," said Austin.

All this comes on top of the business these shops got after last week's winter weather.

Drivers with damaged cars can expect to wait anywhere from three days to more than a week for the repairs to be done.

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