Auto Collision Claims and Insurance

Husteads is a leading DRP (direct repair facility) for most car insurance companies. We estimate the damages to the vehicle and work directly with your insurance, which helps simplify the insurance claims process for you.

Claims and Insurance
Claims and Insurance

Husteads Auto Body’s Streamlined, Hassle-Free Process

Our communications with the insurance companies involves instant transmission of your claims information, including photos of the damages and repair status updates. A transparent line of communication sets us apart from other shops and will help set your mind at ease.

As a family owned and operated business with over 75 years in the Berkeley, Oakland, Concord and Walnut Creek communities, our priority is to make your collision repair experience seamless and error free. Our job is to get it right the first time!

Claims and Insurance
Claims and Insurance I-Car Gold Certified
Claims and Insurance Certified Collision Group

Why Choose Husteads Auto Body?

  • Lifetime Warranty on our work.

  • We are a DRP (Direct Repair Program) shop, preferred by major insurance providers.

  • We have met the strictest equipment and training requirements.

  • We have systems and processes in place to cut waste and focus on efficiencies.

  • We invest heavily in our facilities and equipment to successfully complete our work.

  • Our track record proves that we have the experience necessary to handle all communications and service requirements.

All of our shops are systematic in handling your claim and the repairs efficiently. Our highly qualified estimators are very familiar with your insurance company’s claims process and usually know their local adjusters by their first names, making it easy to complete the estimate process and repairs quickly.

Integrity. It’s built into everything we do, and it’s how we’ve earned our customers’ trust.

Husteads auto body Berkley has served customers since 1948. From the very beginning, Integrity has been our primary core value. That means putting our customers’ interests first, never cutting corners, and always making sure they drive away in a vehicle that has been fully restored to pre-accident safety and performance.

That’s how we’ve earned a reputation for Integrity in our community, and why we back all of our repair work with a Lifetime Guarantee.

Husteads Auto Body is Eco Friendly

We continually strive to make our shop more environmentally friendly and safer for our planet.

  • Locally family-owned and operated.

  • We value our Employees, Customers, and our Community.

  • We partner with and support our local businesses.

  • Our shop has reduced paint & solvent emissions.

  • We run a cleaner more efficient body shop.

Husteads Auto Body is I-Car Gold Certified
I-Car Gold Class

I-Car Gold Class shops are an elite group of collision repair centers demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the latest collision repair technology and techniques.

Today, only around 20% of collision repair centers in the U.S. accomplish this certification.




Husteads always has my back and really fights for me. THANKS A MILLION MELINDA AND KYLE! LOVE YOU LOVE LOVE YOU!!!

Lyndsay Nelson

“This is the best place I’ve ever had a car worked on. The work they do is immaculate professional fast and they return your car looking stock. They have my car in and out of there in no time looking fantastic.”

James McNaughton

“This is my first accident, Sean told what to expect and what I need to do. Helped me get a rental car and even took me to pick it up. They are incredibly easy to work with and gave me realistic time frames to expect. These guys are amazing!”

Maria Sims

At Husteads Auto Body, we’re a family-owned, environmentally-friendly auto body shop who has proudly served the East Bay for 75 years. 

We have 5 locations throughout the East Bay. Find the shop that’s most convenient for you!