About Us

Alan Clark Body Shop

When it comes to auto repairs, folks in Manhattan have trusted Alan Clark Body Shop since it opened in 1967. At Alan Clark, we believe that no situation is too serious or too trivial for our superior service. Whether you have a small dent or serious damage, we can get you back on the road!

History

Alan Clark started Clark Body Shop in 1967. In 1969 we built a new shop and became Alan Clark Body Shop. In 1972 we expanded again, more than doubling the size of our shop (the facility is now the home of Heartland Truck Beds & Accessories). In 1980 we became a corporation, thus becoming Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc. In 1982 we built our “new shop”, where we are presently located. During the fifty plus years that we have operated Alan Clark Body we have seen every car dealership and every body shop in Manhattan that was open when we started either change owners or go out of business. Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc. is the longest established repair facility in Manhattan.

Our People
Trained Technicians. Our owner, manager, estimator, office administrator, shop foreman, body men and paint shop people have completed comprehensive training programs from I-CAR. Our painters are certified by the AkzoNobel paint system. We stay informed on the latest techniques and products. The more we know, the better your car looks, runs and handles – after repairs.

Get To Know Us!

Our Office Team

Meet our Service Writers James Francisco (left) and Steve Bundy (Right). They will be glad to help you with your estimate of repairs. James has been with ACBS, Inc. for 6 years and Steve just recently joined the team.

Why Choose Us?

Alan Clark Body Shop

Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc. has been in business for over 50 years. The years of business doesn’t matter, it’s what we have done to get here. We put our Customers first. We hire the best people and provide them with continuous training and support. As a team we established Core Values that we all know and follow. Our customers know the difference when they walk through the door, we take the time to listen to what is important to them, this type of customer service is what separates us from the rest.

Our Philosophy says it all:
The neighborhood shop where our relationships are personal and out service reflects it.

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Every Job Is Personal:
We have repaired thousands of vehicles here at Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc, in our 50+ year of business, but they have all been repaired one vehicle at a time. Our team is excellent at working with our customers to find out what is most important to them. Sometimes it is working with a particular insurance company or no insurance involved and finding the least expensive way to repair the vehicle. Whatever the need is we work to provide that service.

Best Materials:
Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc. has been using Sikkens Waterborne paint on all our repairs for over 20 years. It is environmentally friendly and provides a great long-lasting finish. A finish so nice, it comes with a lifetime warranty. When it comes to parts, we always believe that your vehicle manufacturer provides the best most appropriate part for your vehicle. However, these are some alternative parts available that can be options while still providing a quality repair. We do not recommend the use of aftermarket parts for safety related items such as bumper reinforcements or used parts for air bags or restraint system. Customer safety is too important.

Professional Standards:
Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc. as a team have a set of Core Values that is clearly posted in our facility, and every employee strives to uphold them. We back the core values up with continuous in-house training as well as industry training such as ICAR and vendor training. We back our workmanship us with a lifetime warranty for as long as the customer owns their vehicle. We can make this warranty possible with the professional standards that we maintain during the process system.

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

An accident, whether it’s a fender bender or a more serious accident, it is often a stressful, traumatic experience. Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc. works to make your experience as hassle-free as possible. Here are a few of the most common questions we receive from our customers.

Your insurance carrier will issue a claim number when you report your accident. Write down the information and bring it with you when you come in to get started on your repairs. And we’ll take care of the rest. It’s that easy.

We’re closed on Saturday and Sunday, but we are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Yes. When we write the initial estimate and schedule your vehicle for drop off, we will order the necessary parts.

Not necessarily. A car is considered “totaled,” only when the price of repairs exceeds the insurance company’s determined value of your vehicle. Alan Clark Body Shop’s certified technicians will return your vehicle’s frame or unibody to its original factory specifications using our state-of-the-art measuring equipment.

We guarantee our color match. We use Sikkens Waterborne refinish and an electronic camera to match the color on your vehicle. We custom mix the color for every job.

Bumpers are made out of a different material from your car, and frequently the color of your bumper was slightly different when it left the factory due to the difference in material. We will experience the same small deviation in our process that the factory did when they painted your bumper originally.  

Just as all collisions are different, all repair schedules are different, too. Your Customer Service Representative can give you an estimated completion time. However, with the possibility of hidden damage, part delays, and coordination with the insurance company, it is not possible to guarantee a delivery date.  

We provide local pickup and delivery service for our customers. We want each customer’s visit to be a positive experience, and we work diligently to take the hassle out of collision repair.

We can help get you in touch with local rental agencies. Just note that insurance companies only pay for a rental car if you have that option on your policy or if you are the claimant. You should first check your policy or call your insurance carrier to determine your rental coverage limitations.

Your Customer Service Representative will contact you during the repair process and when your vehicle is ready. Should you have any questions at any time throughout the repair process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Alan Clark Body Shop, Inc. offers a lifetime warranty on our workmanship. Your Customer Service Representative will cover the warranty with you during delivery, and you will receive a detailed written copy to keep in your glove box should the need arise.

If you are filing a claim with your own insurance company, then you have whatever deductible you selected when you purchased your policy. If someone else is responsible for the accident, then you are filing with their insurance company. As a claimant, you will not have a deductible. Contact your insurance carrier if you are unsure about the specifics.

You will pay us for the amount of your deductible. Contact your insurance carrier if you are unsure about the specifics.

We accept cash, checks and major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex).

In collision repair, there are parts that wear out and need replacement (tires, batteries, and suspension parts) that must be replaced during the repair process. They are commonly subject to betterment charges. These betterment charges are determined by your insurance company and are pro-rated based on the miles on your vehicle.

**RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS IN THE FIRST 30 DAYS**

DON’T

  • Don’t drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
  • Don’t use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges may damage the finish.
  • Don’t “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
  • Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings will damage a freshly painted surface because of its high acid content. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface.
  • Avoid spilling gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish.
  • Never scrape ice or snow from a newly painted surface.

DO

  • Wash the vehicle by hand with cool, clean water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Wash your vehicle in the shade

**RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS IN THE FIRST 90 DAYS**

DON’T

  • Avoid waxing or polishing the vehicle. This will allow the finish to dry and harden completely.

DO

  • Wash the vehicle by hand with cool, clean water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Wash your vehicle in the shade

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