Collision Repair

We have more than 50 years of experience in automotive repair.

Being involved in a collision can be a frightening and traumatic experience. From insurance companies to medical care, you can have a lot to deal with. Here at Probst Collision, we want to make your experience as smooth and efficient as possible.

At Probst Collision we strive to provide repairs that meet or exceed OEM specifications. Our Spanesi resistance spot welder uses the latest in spot welding technology to produce OEM quality welds, and used in conjunction with weld bonding adhesives create a strong and completely sealed weld area. We also have the latest technology pulsed MIG welder from HTP for MIG brazing with silicon bronze on heat-sensitive high-strength (HSS) and ultra high-strength (UHSS) steels. Couple that with our conventional MIG and TIG welding machines from HTP, and our 50+ years of repair and fabrication experience, and you can be assured that we have the proper knowledge and equipment to repair your vehicle back to pre-accident condition.

Probst Collision is a family owned and operated collision repair facility that has specialized in performing high-quality automotive collision repairs for more than 30 years. We care about each and every one of our customers and strive to do our very best to help you through what can be a very stressful situation. Here at Probst Collision, we will walk you through each step and ensure you have an accurate and fair written estimate for your collision damages. We also promise to keep in communication with you regarding updates on your repair so you know exactly what to expect and when.

Located in New Lenox, IL and serving customers in Joliet, Mokena, Frankfort, Manhattan, and Chicagoland. We are proud to gain the trust of customers with our commitment to making your collision repair experience as smooth and efficient as possible.

The Probst family has been working on collision-damaged vehicles since 1955 and we’ve heard and seen it all. Some people say that “a wrecked vehicle can never be the same.” Well, we don’t agree. We believe we can restore your vehicle to a safe and enjoyable condition.

Some of our collision repair services include:

  • Full auto and truck collision repair
  • Paintless dent repair
  • Surface refinishing and paint blemish repairs
  • Auto and truck spot repairs
  • Complete body and frame straightening services
  • Driveline
  • Fiberglass
  • Suspension
  • Air bag repair
  • All electrical repair
  • AC and cooling
  • Interior
  • Insurance claim guidance
  • Frequent communication

We also specialize in air bag repair after collision. It is crucial to have your air bag system checked and repaired following a collision. Air bags are a life-saving technology and if the system is not properly repaired, there could be devastating consequences if you are in another accident. We will make sure everything is in working order to keep you and your loved ones safe.

We have more than 50 years of experience in automotive repair. We will properly diagnose your vehicle’s issue and expertly repair it. Contact us today online or at (815) 485-8411 to learn more about our collision repair services.

Dent Repair

Contact us today to learn more about our dent removal services.

Car dents are unsightly and, unfortunately, hard to avoid over the life of your car or motorcycle. Fortunately, we are here to help. Our professional dent removal services can get your car looking like new again.

We employ three methods (depending on the severity) to remove dents from your car:

Paintless Dent Repair:

The easiest and most cost effective method is paintless dent repair. This method allows exactly as it says; dent removal without having to repaint. While this method is typically the most cost effective, it is only practical on smaller, more minor automotive dents.

Inside Dent Repair And Dent Pulling

If a dent cannot be effectively removed with paintless methods, they can be effectively massaged out from the inside. The location of the dent on the vehicle will determine how easy or difficult it may be to access the inside of the body panel. A special automotive dolly is then used to tap the opposite side of the dent until it’s contoured back into the correct shape.

Professional Dent Repair

With nearly 50 years repairing damaged vehicles, you can rest assured your dent problem will be expertly restored. We will properly diagnose the severity on the dent and the most effective way to restore your vehicle. Contact us today to learn more about our dent removal services.

Mechanical Repair

Experience you can trust.

Unfortunately, automotive repair is necessary over the course of a vehicle or motorcycle’s life.

In order to keep your vehicle in the best condition, you need a reliable and expert professional to handle your mechanical repair services and needs. Our technician specialists are here to handle any job you bring in.

We offer collision and non-collision related mechanical repairs including:

  • Suspension
  • Driveline
  • Cooling
  • Interior
  • Air Bag Systems
  • Transmission

Each of these components are crucial to your vehicle running properly and safely. If you have recently noticed your vehicle rocking or dipping when going over bumps, you may have an issue with your suspension. Our technicians can take a look at some of the likely causes, including struts and shocks. If your vehicle is shuddering through acceleration, though, there may be an issue with your Driveline.

Repair Services

Some of the most common mechanical repairs include the cooling system and transmission. If you notice antifreeze leaking when your vehicle is parked, if the heat isn’t working, or the temperature gauge is moving toward H, you may have an issue with your coolant system. It is important to get any potential cooling-system issue diagnosed, because if left untreated, it could cause significant, and much more expensive, damage. Transmissions are also a common necessary repair. These repairs can be extremely complicated and it is important to have expert professionals like Probst Collision do the necessary work to keep your vehicle safely on the road.

Experience you can trust

Anytime a vehicle needs a mechanical repair it can be both inconvenient and stressful. At Probst Collision, we strive to ensure all mechanical repairs are performed in a timely and cost effective manner. We have nearly 50 years of experience in automotive repair. We will properly diagnose your vehicle’s issue and expertly repair it. Contact us today at (815) 485-8411 to learn more about our automotive repair, paint, and fabrication services.

Did you get an unsightly dent? Did a rock hit your vehicle? Was your vehicle in an accident? Probst Collision offers color matching for any of your paint-job needs.

We only use the highest-quality materials and our refinish crew technicians are certified in the latest industry practices. We use Sikkens Water Based color for environmentally safe refinishing to ensure your vehicle is restored to the highest quality finish possible. All paintwork is done in our state of the art Spanesi baking spray booth. This enables us to provide a contaminate-free paint job and also bake it to be fully cured upon delivery back to you, the customer.

All of the technicians in our shop have ICAR, ASE, and/or Manufacturer training in their area of operation so you can be assured your vehicle will be restored to pre-accident condition. Whether it is just a fender, or the entire vehicle, no job is too big or too small. In addition to paint repair, Probst Collision is also proud to offer motorcycle custom painting. Whether you are looking to just improve your bike or completely transform it, our custom paint jobs can get it done.

Paint Blemish Repair

There are many types of paint blemishes. Some of these include sags, runs, poor reflection quality (aka DOI), botched metallic spots, incorrect color matching, and small bumps. A majority of these bumps (or nips are caused by painting over trash or dirt or debris and are a result of not properly cleaning the vehicle before painting. Sags, runs, and metallic spots are usually a result of spraying the base or clear coat too heavy.

This is why Probst Collision only uses the highest quality paint and takes special care of your vehicle. All of our technicians in our shop have ICAR, ASE, and/or Manufacturer training in their area of operation so you can be assured your vehicle will be restored to pre-accident condition. No job is too big or too small.

We have ICAR, ASE, and/or Manufacturer training in their area of operation so you can be assured your vehicle will be restored to pre-accident condition. Whether it is just a fender, or the entire vehicle, no job is too big or too small. In addition to paint repair, Probst Collision is also proud to offer motorcycle custom painting. Whether you are looking to just improve your bike or completely transform it, our custom paint jobs can get it done.

Another specialization of Probst Collision is air bag repair after collision.

Having your air bag system checked and repaired after a collision is critical. Air bags save lives and if the system is not properly repaired, the consequences could be severe if in another accident. Let us make sure everything is in working order and keep you and your loved ones safe.

Experience You Can Trust

Anytime a vehicle needs a mechanical repair it can be both inconvenient and stressful. At Probst Collision, we strive to ensure all mechanical repairs are performed in a timely and cost effective manner. We have nearly 50 years of experience in automotive repair. We will properly diagnose your vehicle’s issue and expertly repair it. Contact us today at (815) 485-8411 to learn more about our automotive repair, paint, and fabrication services.