About Ben's Auto Body

Our History

In 2011 Ben’s Auto Body celebrated their 30th anniversary in what has developed into a one stop auto body shop for collision and mechanical repairs in Mexico, Missouri.

The business started as a small collision repair shop by the post office in 1981 and is now a full service collision repair and AAA Preferred mechanical repair center housed in a 15,000 square foot facility on Business HWY 54 South, Mexico, formerly housed by CASE tractor dealership.

Providing customers with quality service at a fair price remains the focus of Ben’s Auto Body.

Many thought the business would be too far out of town when Ben and his wife Shirley decided to move the business to HWY 54 South in 1987. The building was huge in comparison, but, the addition space presented opportunity for the continued growth of the business. In 2000, Ben added onto the building to make room for more frame machines, another spray booth, and a complete mechanical department that was recognized in 2010 by AAA and listed as an AAA rated mechanical shop. Ben’s Auto Body is the only collision center in the area that has achieved AAA rating.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

Ongoing Commitment To You

Ben continues to invest in his employees training and knowledge. Ben‘s employees are dedicated individuals that live in the community and have been trained and certified in their areas of expertise. They have participated in numerous training seminars covering various aspects of a mechanical repair shop. Our paint specialists advanced their paint knowledge by attending the national DuPont Standox seminar in Detroit, Michigan. Ben attended the 28th Annual National Auto Body Convention, with Ben being one of five in the nation that has attended all 28 conventions. From these conventions and seminars they are able to follow technology and make changes within the business as deemed necessary.

As a member of the Certified After-market Parts Association board, Ben spent a week in Taiwan visiting manufacturers and touring facilities ensuring the Taiwan car parts suppliers continue to meet the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and CAPA certified quality standards.

Continued Investment In Technology

The Collision Department added a state of the art resistance spot welder to accommodate the newer vehicles that are constructed of the much harder (and lighter) alloy steel. Most of the inside of the building received a face lift with new wall to wall paint. The lighting was improved and changed from metal halite bulbs to T-8 type energy efficient lighting inside the facility, fulfilling one more step in Ben’s efforts to “Go Green”.

Ben’s added new diagnostics equipment in the mechanical department. We have a new Hunter Wheel Alignment Equipment in the mechanical department. The mechanical department offers a complete line of B.G. engine service along with RainX wiper blades and premium Deka batteries made in the USA.

A Better Way To Tow

Collision Auto Recovery Service (CARS Towing) is a division of Bens Auto Body and offers medium and light duty towing. Rollback service is available as a preferred method of towing newer vehicles. Lock out service is also available. Towing services are available 24/7 365 days a year anywhere in the state of Missouri. Call 573-581-1555 for your towing needs.

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