DeFouw Collision Center
For drivers in the Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort, and Crawfordsville areas who need prompt auto body repair service from the experts, DeFouw Collision Center is here to help. We’ve been in the repair business for over 50 years, and we recently opened a state-of-the-art repair facility in 2013.
Our combination of technologies, trained experts, and top-flight customer service makes us the best choice for drivers in the region seeking comprehensive repair services. We also service buses, RVs, semi tractors, and more.
Let’s take a closer look now at our professional team, repair process, parts options, fleet and commercial sales and services, and how we can make your life easier in the event of an accident. Read on to learn more!
What You Need to Know about the DeFouw Collision Center
Since we’ve been in the business for over 50 years, you’re probably wanting to learn a little bit more about what we do here. In 1963, our founder Bill DeFouw purchased the GM dealership in Downtown Lafayette in Indiana. We tripled our square footage and hired multiple professional technicians.
Throughout the last few years, we’ve been adding new capabilities – culminating with the opening of our new facility in the spring of 2013. Our estimates are free and coordinated around your schedule — we do it right the first time. We’re here to help you get back on the road ASAP!
Meet the Team at DeFouw Collision Center
Our team of experts includes Jeff Snethen, Collision Center Director; Steve Vanpelt, Auto Damage Specialist; Patsy Burton, Office Administrator; and Luke Hunley, Auto Damage Specialist. Each of our team members provides superb, professional service to each and every one of our valued clients, and we look forward to showing you the same level of high-quality customer care and repair service. Here are a few testimonials to demonstrate the level of service we provide:
- “The group at DeFouw was completely professional and a pleasure to work with.” –Ryan W.
- “Brought in my avalanche for tailgate latch repairs. Work was done in good time ! No hassle! Thanks!” –Harold Vaught
- “Best quality work and customer service anywhere.” –Luis Lewin
The DeFouw Repair Process
At DeFouw, our comprehensive repair process begins with an initial evaluation of your needs. We’ll ensure that your insurance is in order and prepare an estimate to review with you. Next, we’ll document the plan, review the payment policy, obtain your parts, and begin the repairs.
As we complete your vehicle’s body repairs, we will ensure everything is proceeding as planned. We’ll also clean, sand prime, seal, and mask your vehicle’s exterior as part of our painting process to give your vehicle a “like-new” appearance. Finally, we’ll complete assembly, inspect your vehicle, and review the repairs and any questions you might have. That’s how we keep our customers happy.
Need to order parts? We’re here to help. We deliver genuine OEM parts to help you accomplish your next DIY auto project — or if you want them for repairs at our dealership. We also stock a large assortment of accessories. Using factory parts offers a lot of benefits, so be sure to get in touch with us today!
Fleet and Commercial Sales and Services
Do you operate a business? Our service department is experienced in providing area businesses with fast and affordable repairs, maintenance services, loaners, and more. We’re here to help you build and maintain your fleet so your business can make more money!
What to Do in Case of an Accident
In the event of an accident, we recommend you walk yourself through the following checklist if able:
- Do not leave the scene of the accident, but move to a safe location.
- Check yourself for injuries.
- Identify damage to all vehicles.
- Call the police immediately.
- Write down names, addresses, license plate numbers, and any other info relevant to the accident.
- Identify witnesses and acquire their info.
- Exchange information with other parties.
- Never admit fault to anyone at the scene.
- Contact your insurance company.
Repair Services for Chevys, BMWs, and Other Makes
Our experts are especially skilled at providing services for Chevrolet and BMW vehicles, as well as other makes:
- If you require service for your BMW or Chevy, please visit this page.
- For all other makes, please send your request via this form.
We’re Here to Help – Visit Us Today!
For prompt repair services from the experts, visit us today at DeFouw Collision Center. You can contact us on the phone at 866-268-5474 or send us a message online. We’re located at 320 Sagamore Parkway South in Lafayette, IN
47905. We hope to see you soon!