Contact Us Charlie's Columbia CARSTAR - Columbia

431 N Main

Columbia, IL 62236

Store Hours: Closed


8:00 am - 5:00 pm





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Auto Body, Collision Repair, & Paintless Dent Repair in Columbia, IL

Charlie's Columbia CARSTAR - A Trustworthy Auto Body Shop

Charlie Eilers is the owner of Charlie’s CARSTAR in Columbia and Cahokia, IL. He started Charlie’s Auto Body in 1980 on Lorraine Dr. in Cahokia. In 1997, we joined the CARSTAR franchise and shortly thereafter, moved to our current location at 3940 Mississippi Ave in Cahokia.

Then in 2008, Charlie opened Charlie’s Columbia CARSTAR at 431 N. Main St., Columbia, IL.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Charlie Eilers also owns Metro Towing & Storage, located at the Cahokia shop. Local towing is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at 618-520-9077..

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Meet the Team

Kyle Rainbolt

Kyle Rainbolt, General Manager

Kyle started with Charlie's CARSTAR in 2001 as an Estimator in the Cahokia shop. He is 1995 Columbia HS graduate. He received a certificate from the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers. He is I-CAR Gold and ASE certified.

Auto Body Services in Columbia

Specialists in Auto Collision Repair near Columbia

CARSTAR features state-of-the-art unibody and frame repair equipment, expert color matching, towing assistance, vehicle pick-up and delivery in service markets where applicable, a nationwide warranty for most repairs, and takes pride in offering a clean, inviting environment.
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Specialists in Paintless Dent Repair near Columbia

CARSTAR offers a process called paintless dent repair, a cost-effective solution for removing small dents and dings. This is a great option for minor, unsightly damage caused by shopping carts, hail storms, or other unexpected bumps in the road. The size and location of the damage will determine if this is the appropriate technique to repair your vehicle. This is typically a two to three day repair.
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Specialists in Hail Damage Repair Service near Columbia

CARSTAR is here to help when nasty storms strike! From 24/7 assistance to cost-effective paintless dent repair, we are committed to getting your car back in pre-storm condition.
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More Services at This Collision Center

Nationwide Warranty

Wherever you and your vehicle go, you can trust your vehicle repair to CARSTAR. We stand behind our work with a CARSTAR Limited Nationwide Warranty* on qualifying repairs. If you move to a new city or happen to be traveling, you are covered and if there is not a CARSTAR nearby, we will find a convenient location to honor the warranty.

*Please refer to the official CARSTAR Warranty Document (if provided by the CARSTAR location at the completion of the repair) for specific coverage and excluded items.

24/7 Accident Assistance

Whenever you need auto body repair, we are here to help. Call us toll-free at 1-800-CARSTAR to speak with our trained representatives. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to offer help when you need it most. We can call your insurance company, get your vehicle towed for repairs and contact a friend or family member for you. You can relax, CARSTAR will take it from here.

Fleet Services

CARSTAR handles any size fleet from pizza delivery vehicles to a power company’s service trucks. The CARSTAR Fleet customers include: Police & Fire Departments, Cable Companies, Phone Companies, Government Vehicles (all types), Insurance Companies, Gas & Electric Companies, Car Rental Companies, Sales Company Fleet, and Corporate Fleet Programs.

Customer Testimonials

Great job and great service.


Great job


Very helpful and friendly service. Easy to work with. Impressed with the work.


The repairs look great. Everyone was friendly and professional. My only issue was that there was part of a scrape that went to another panel that wasn


Wonderful service and timing and communication. Just a 9 because we found some unexplained damage not from the accident that we haven


Very good and professional service


It's only been a couple of weeks, but so far the repair looks good.


I am very happy with your work and personal touch with people, thank you


Was in communication with me Truck looked good when picked up Seems to run good No issues Very courteous


They have working on every car I have ever owned and they do exceptional quality of work!


The shop took care of the repair very quickly


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