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About CARSTAR

CARSTAR is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, offering auto body repair, paintless dent repair, storm damage repair with 24/7 accident assistance. CARSTAR delivers national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. All repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee.

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Nationwide Warranty
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Why CARSTAR?

It's more than a car. It's how you keep your life moving. When your vehicle needs to be repaired, trust CARSTAR to keep you informed throughout the process, provide excellent customer service, deliver your vehicle on time and get you back on the road with the highest quality repair.

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Executive Profiles

Meet the CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts Corporate team.

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CARSTAR Credit Card

Don't let your bill put a dent in your day. At CARSTAR, we offer a financing option with the CARSTAR CarCareOne credit card designed to help get you back on the road with your budget in mind.

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CARSTAR News Center

Welcome to the CARSTAR News Center. Here you'll find the latest news about CARSTAR and the collision industry; tips for caring, maintaining and repairing your vehicle; resources for media members and more.

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CARSTAR Cares

One of the key tenets of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts’ business philosophy focuses on caring for our customers and the community. We demonstrate this through our support of the Driven Brands Charitable Foundation®, Children's Miracle Network®, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, our national military recognition month, the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides®, It Can Wait® initiatives, SkillsUSA® and many other programs across the country.

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Celebrating 25 Years of CARSTAR History

CARSTAR History

1989

CARSTAR was founded on the belief that a network of high-quality collision repair facilities would be a benefit for consumers and welcomed by the insurance industry.
Lirel Holt, a former shop owner and expert in collision management for 3M, saw an opportunity to use his knowledge and industry contacts to build a professional franchise model for collision repair facilities. He was the first to apply customer satisfaction, financial measurements and ongoing improvements and consistency on a large scale.
Wicklunds CARSTAR in Liberty, MO, became the very first franchisee. The network quickly grew throughout the Midwest and spread across the eastern United States.

The 1990s

In 1994, CARSTAR expanded to Canada.
CARSTAR continued to deliver innovation to the collision repair industry with leadership in repair processes, training and store management solutions.

Today

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is North America’s largest multi-shop owner network with close to 500 stores in 30 states and 10 Canadian provinces. It has delivered over four million repaired vehicles to its customers.