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Auto Body, Collision Repair, & Paintless Dent Repair in Janesville, WI

City CARSTAR - A Trustworthy Auto Body Shop

We pride ourselves each day on providing an experience at our shop that will make our customers feel valued and cared for during their repair process.

City CARSTAR believes it is our duty, knowledge and workmanship that gives us the edge above the other auto body repair facilities in our industry.

We are dedicated to providing an exceptional auto body repair experiences along with providing exceptional customer care and service excellence. We are committed to being the best in providing auto body repair services for the community of Janesville.

Meet the Team

Mike Buggs

Mike, Owner/Operator

Mike has owned City CARSTAR since 1990, and has been in the collision industry his entire life. The business started as City Cab Company more than 100 years ago and has been in the family ever since. In 1977 Mike and a partner purchased the business and continued running the body shop. In 1990 Mike's partner retired and City Cab became City CARSTAR.

Al Brandenburg

Al, General Manager

Al has been in the automotive business since he was a teen, and had his collision start here in the late 80's. He has been back with us since 2017.


Nick, Estimator/Parts

Nick grew up around cars, did an apprenticeship in auto body in high school and then went into construction. He started here in 2018. In addition to estimating and managing parts, Nick will help out wherever needed.


Christopher, Body Tech

Chris has been in the business for 24 years. He started as a painter then moved to the repair side. He has been with us since June 2019

Mike T

Mike, Body Tech

Mike has been in the industry for 16 years. He worked here from 2002-2009, and came back to us in 2014.


Dominic, Detailer

Dominic has been with us since 2017, and he is also a student at UW-Whitewater.

Auto Body Services in Janesville

Specialists in Auto Collision Repair near Janesville

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 Janesville

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 Janesville

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.

Open positions at CARSTAR

Customer Testimonials

Al and everyone else at Car Star have been great and always are courteous and professional when I have taken one of my vehicles to them for body work. They are always fast and have completed the work on time.


very good .. very prompt


You made my repair effortless. From the estimate, scheduling, rental car, repairs and pick up we experienced friendly,professional, high quality service. We are very happy with our repairs. Thank you


My car is dent free and I can't even tell there was damage!




Good service ??


Great job you always do excellent work


So friendly and professional


Very accommodating. Works well with customers to meet all needs.


They did a great job with a very good price .


Excellent experience, start to finish!!!


Did a great job waiting to get reimbursed for our towing bill


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