Auto body shops see boost in business

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – The snow, ice and cold are causing a spike in car repairs this winter.

The Collision Center of Dayton in Centerville is one of the places that is getting a big boost in business.

Manager Brad Hamilton says the auto body shop is seeing everything from a hundred dollars worth of damage to $20,000.

He tells me the cold weather makes cars more fragile and more susceptible to damage.

Hamilton says that, for example, a bumper is more likely to bend and dent in the summer but, in the winter, it can shatter and cost you more.

Hamilton says the shop has seen a steady flow of business for the past couple months and he expects that to continue.

“I believe I only have one or two cars in the shop that are non-snow and ice related right now.  Everything else is definitely related to the weather we’ve been having recently,” says Hamilton.

He recommends doing your research and it is important to go to an auto body shop with a good reputation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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