Central Ave Auto body

Get Your Car Fixed Fast at Central Avenue Auto body in NE Minneapolis 

Ever since owner Ray Czupta established Central Avenue Auto Body in 1981, he and his staff have been dedicated to quality repairs and excellent customer service.

Come to Central Avenue Auto Body for all your automotive needs. Whether you need luxury detail work or extensive repairs after a collision, our team can get the job done.

You only need to come to one shop to take care of all your vehicle’s repair needs. We offer a full range of auto body services:

  • 24-hour towing
  • Assistance processing all insurance claims
  • Buff, wax, and interior clean-up
  • Bumper repair and replacement
  • Complete frame and suspension repair
  • Scratch, dent, body repair
  • Whole car and spot painting

To see examples of the quality work we do, check out our gallery.

Use Our FREE Loaners While We Fix Your Vehicle

When your repairs take a few hours or a few days, we don’t leave you waiting around for a ride or spending a lot of money on a rental car. Use our FREE loaner vehicles to get around while we make your repairs. You only have to pay for the gas you use.

Give Us a Call

Your vehicle always leaves the shop looking better than when it came. To get a quote or schedule an appointment for service, call your premier Minneapolis, MN auto body shop today at 612-781-2711 today!

news & testimonials

  • 5/23/13

    “After I got home from work I decided not to freak out that I had run into a concrete pole backing out of my parking space. I knew the first thing I was going to do after I got a couple hours of sleep was go to Central Ave. Auto Body. I have had some minor work done there in the past with great results. I met with Ray who gave me an estimate. He told me it would…

    Returning Customer
  • 6/6/13

    “I had extensive damage to my front bumper and left corner panel. Central Ave. Auto Body was suggested to me by a coworker. I took my car in on a Tuesday and received a FREE loaner car. The work was done by Thursday. Ray, the owner, was fantastic! He found me used parts that were in great shape at a reasonable price. They matched the paint perfectly; my car looked as good as new. I highly recommend them: fast,…

    First Time Customer
  • 6/12/13

    “I called first to receive an estimate. The man who answered was very helpful. I brought in the car and they gave me a quote of about $47–$85 for the paintless dent removal process. I arranged a date and time to bring it in to get fixed. They had to bring someone in to do the process. On the day of service, I was able to wait while they took care of it and they were done within 30…

    Satisfied Customer
  • 9/4/13

    “This place is the best! It’s like a small ‘mom and pop’ type shop, but they are just as professional as the big corporate places. They are very accommodating, and they stand behind their work. I’ve brought three different cars there, and would highly recommend them to anyone.”

    Returning Customer
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Our Team

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Jim Choate

Technician/Frame Specialist

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Dave Lear

Paint Specialist/Technician

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Corey Johnson


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Tom Henry


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Gordy Hansen


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Rick Johnson


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Ray Czupta


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