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BLOOMINGTON - Twin City motorists who've been in an accident have another option for body repair at the recently opened Mike's Collision Center, 1013 Ekstam Drive, Bloomington.

Mike Mavec of Bloomington built a 9,600-square-foot collision repair center with the latest technology in body repair, he said. The facility is next to Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, across from the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

"It's the newest in town. The equipment is brand new. Everything is sparkling new. The stereotype of guys working in a dingy garage is really obsolete," said Mavec, who's been working on cars at other Bloomington shops since 1994.

The shop focuses on body repair, but Mavec will help customers find another shop for engine repairs.

If his technology can't handle certain repairs on foreign vehicles or others, Mavec will take the vehicles to a dealership or repair shop that can, eliminating customers' need to take vehicles to multiple facilities for repairs.

He'll also pick up damaged vehicles and deliver them to customers when finished, so people never need to visit his shop.

"Our service will separate us, and I'm not going to lie. There are a lot of quality facilities in Bloomington," Mavec said.

Customers also can drop off vehicles without an appointment. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, though Mavec will extend hours by appointment.

To schedule a pick-up, call (309) 862-7777.

Mavec will have a grand opening March 7 with a catered lunch and prizes.


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