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After the crash, call a tow truck, then call Dunlap Collision


Car accidents are a fact of life, especially in areas like this where many folks drive long distances on a daily basis commuting to work, going to school or running their kids from one activity to another. Nobody likes accidents. Nobody wants one. But unfortunately, they do happen. That’s when you’ll be glad to have a trust- worthy place like Dunlap Collision in your corner.


From cracked bumpers to smashed-in front-ends, Dunlap Collision’s professional staff has the experience, the knowledge, the training, the equipment, the skills and the me- ticulous attention to detail necessary to make your damaged vehicle look just like it did when you first brought it home from the dealer- ship.


Located at 75 N. Washington St. in Ox- ford, just south of the Polly Ann Trail pedes- trian bridge, Dunlap Collision has been re- pairing vehicles since 1968. “We deliver consistently good service to the community,” said Cheryl Richards, Dunlap’s accounts manager and a 20-year employee.


Whether you need mechanical work, body work or simply a fresh coat of paint, Dunlap Collision can do it because providing quality workmanship is the staff’s primary focus. They’re not into gimmicks or trends. They just want to deliver quality service at a rea-


sonable price, so their customers can get back on the road and get on with their lives. “We don’t have any of the frills that a lot of other places have,” Richards said. “We can’t offer Wi-Fi and a fancy waiting room or fresh-baked cookies. What we do offer is re- ally good service.”


Unlike some places, Dunlap Collision doesn’t experience a lot of employee turnover. The staff is the heart and soul of the business, and they dem- onstrate their commitment to it and the customers every day, from open to close.


“Most of the people that work here have been here for quite a while,” Richards said. “We have one tech that’s been here for more than 30 years.” Following a car accident, most people are worried about important things such as inju- ries or how they’re going to


comes to dealing with the insurance compa- nies,” Richards said. “The customers have to do very little other than reporting their accident.”


Dunlap Collision is a part of a direct repair program with most insurance companies.


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through their insurance company? What if they want to pay for Dunlap’s services out of their own pocket? “We’ve got very competitive prices,” Richards said.


Getting customers without transportation to and from the shop is no problem. Dunlap Collision is more than happy to give you a lift.


“If people need rides, we can work with them,” Richards said.


Dunlap Collision is a firm believer in giving back to the community that’s given so much to it for 48 years. “We try to support the schools and local communities as much as possible,” Richards said. “The shop will open on several Satur- days during the summer to provide a place for the high school swim team to hold their car wash fund-raisers.”


Cheryl Richards and Tony Rogensues are waiting to help you at Dunlap Collision in downtown Oxford.


get to and from work. The last thing they want to do is jump through all the hoops necessary to be compensated by their auto insurance provider. The endless stream of paperwork, phone calls and e-mails can be a nightmare.


This is where Dunlap Collision is a tre- mendous help. “We take care of most everything when it


“That means you don’t have to go and get three estimates from different body shops, then turn them into your insurance company,” Richards explained. “With direct repair, you come in, tell us the insurance com- pany and either we submit an estimate or they look at it and send us the estimate. There’s not a lot the customers have to do.” But what if a customer doesn’t wish to go


Dunlap Collision also supports senior all- night parties, elementary school fund-rais- ers, local car shows, fire safety programs, plus Oxford’s Downtown Development Author- ity, Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Club and parks and recreation department. “We do what we can to support what’s going on locally,” Richards said. Dunlap Collision is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shop is closed on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please visit www.dunlapcollision.com or call (248) 628-1241.


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