John Harris Body Shops
Family-owned and local, we're paint and body shop experts who ensure any collision, dent, or body repair is done right the first time. We prioritize customer service and are happy to answer any and all questions you have before, during, and after we have completed your automotive repair(s).
With multiple locations throughout SC, including Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville areas, as well as the Augusta, GA area, we're known throughout the region as a leader in paint and body shop needs. We ensure your vehicle gets back on the road in top condition.
Trusted for over 40 years!
What Makes Us Different?
Rental car assistance
Pick-up and delivery (upon request)
Guaranteed completion date
All your questions answered
Convenient free estimates
24 hour towing
Written lifetime warranty on repairs
Key drop for early and late drop-off
We recycle 80% of our waste
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Frequently Asked Questions
Claim numbers are issued by your insurance company at the time you report your accident. Just jot it down and bring it in with you when you come in to begin the repair process, we will do the rest.
It is our policy to write the estimate per the insurance companies guidelines. If your insurance policy allows for aftermarket parts they will be written. However we work with local dealers to match the OEM price to the A/M price. So it is a Win Win. You get the OEM part for the A/M price.
No. Since the process of fixing a car starts from the inside, there will most likely be hidden damage. The parts order is held until the vehicle has gone through a proper disassembly. Then all the parts are ordered once and received once. This helps eliminate multiple starts and stops on a repair and results in a more timely repair.
You will be notified by phone when your vehicle is ready to be picked up. You can also check this website. You will see a message next to the last picture of your vehicle telling you that your vehicle is ready to be picked up. Feel free to call or e-mail your advisor during the repair process if you have questions or concerns.
If your deductible is not waived, it will be your responsibility to pay us when you pick up your vehicle. If you aren’t sure about your deductible, you can call your agent and he can tell you whether your insurance company has waived your deductible or whether it will be your responsibility.
The easiest and most convenient way to pay for your portion of the repairs to your vehicle is to endorse your insurance claim check and submit it to the shop. Of course, cash and checks are always welcome. Credit cards may also be used. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover. For more information, please see our Payment Policy.
Parts that wear out and need replacement with time and use (i.e., tires, batteries, and suspension parts) are commonly subject to betterment charges when they are replaced during the repair process. These betterment charges are determined by your insurance company and are pro-rated based on actual miles on your vehicle.
Recommendations and precautions in the first 30 days after paint and body work on your car:
- Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
- Always use clean fresh water.
- Wash your vehicle in the shade
- Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface.
- Do not “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
- Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
- Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface.
- Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish.
- Do not scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface.
Recommendations and precautions in the first 90 days
- Do not wax or polish the vehicle. This will allow the finish to dry and harden completely.