We are the only Ford Certified Collision Shop in the Erie Area!

Ford has a national body shop program that enables independent body shops to become officially certified by Ford.  In order to become certified, a facility must meet Ford’s stringent guidelines for technician training, equipment, and performance.

We have set high standards for ourselves, strove to meet them, and are proud to have earned this distinction from Ford. Our technicians are Ford-factory trained to repair your vehicle. We have purchased Ford-specific tools and equipment to repair your Ford vehicle. Our facility has ALUMINUM work bays to repair your F-series aluminum trucks as well as the many new aluminum Ford models.

Newer Ford F-series trucks are manufactured with high strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body and should be repaired by a Ford Aluminum Certified technician at Bates Collision. Our technicians are factory trained to weld, rivet, and repair aluminum. We advocate the use of genuine Ford parts to protect your warranty. Only Ford parts can restore your Ford F-Series pickups to factory condition.

a Ford truck in Bates Collision's Aluminum Repair Bay
seal for Bates Collision being a Ford Certified repair shop

What Customers Say

Customer satisfaction is paramount at Bates. We aim to make your experience pleasant and painless.

I’ve taken my cars to Bates Collision for years, and every time they’ve done an extraordinarily good job of making my vehicles look brand-new! There’s never any trace of the mishap that necessitated their services, plus they clean the car inside and out. I highly recommend Bates Collision. It’s never a happy thing that takes me there, but I’m ALWAYS happy when I leave!

Nancy Z

What a professional operation. It was great to see a company that actually considers the customer as an important part of their business. That is rare these days. Great job.


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