“I love my work. You can call me a workaholic.” Leonard Rich, Jr.

Rich’s Auto Body, Inc., is committed to setting the standard for automotive repair and restoration in the Central Valley.

About Us

Rich’s Auto Body in Merced has been in business since 1964 providing superior customer service and quality collision repair that lasts a lifetime. We not only take our commitment seriously, we take every repair personal!

For 54 years Central Valley residents have come to know and trust the one auto body and paint shop that guarantees its work. We have been centrally located between Fresno and Modesto growing with our community into over 50,000 square feet.

Our highly trained office are always available during regular business hours to provide the best customer service and the most comprehensive repair estimates possible.

Our highly trained shop staff are equipped with the latest and most updated technology and information available allowing or staff access to repair information specific to your vehicle.

At Rich’s Auto Body in Merced we have been offering a Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship for 54 years because we take every repair personal!

Quality Service Since 1964

  • Voted Merced’s Best Auto Body Shop
  • On-site car museum with over 80 cars
  • No Appointment Necessary
  • Friendly and courteous staff

24hr Towing and Car Carrier Service

(209) 723-1022

Remember, if you’re ever in an accident and the officer in charge asks if there is a tow company that you prefer to tow your vehicle, tell them Rich’s Auto Body. We are approved by the State and City for rotation towing.

Working time

WEEK DAYS:  7:30 – 5:00
SATURDAY:  CLOSED
SUNDAY:  CLOSED
EMERGENCY TOW:  24HR / 7DAYS
1964
Rich’s Auto Body first opened…
Rich’s Auto Body, Inc. was founded in June of 1964 by Leonard Rich Jr. Prior to that Leonard had worked at his father’s body shop back in Ambridge Pennsylvania from 1955 until 1962.

That same year Leonard ventured out and moved to California and started his own auto body repair shop.

1978
Our first addition…
In 1978 the first addition of 12,500 square feet of repair facility was added bringing the total square footage of working floor space to 20,500.
2003
Largest repair facility!
We now occupy over 50,000 square footage of service area. This includes a showroom that holds our collector vehicles that have been restored.

We are the largest repair facility in the Central Valley and you are more than welcome to come in and tour our facility before bringing your vehicle in for repairs.

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