Established in 2005- DTM Autobody® has grown into one of the most recognized brand names in the automotive industry. DTM originated from one of our earlier brands- DTM Autohaus. What was once a European parts store, is now a full service body shop, specializing in custom body and paint.
Our recognition comes with the support of the automotive media. Magazine publications have continued to feature our work in magazines such as European Car, Super Street, D Sport & PAS Magazine.
– Greg Emmerson of Eurotuner Magazine – “the undisputed experts in body kit fitting and painting”
I recently had an authentic Rocket Bunny kit installed here on my FRS. The first week after i picked up the car i noticed that water was leaking into the back of my trunk. Naturally i immediately thought it was because they didn't seal the fenders correctly. I was of course furious and proceeded to call Long and ask him why there was standing water in my trunk (and some not so other nice things). He agreed to meet me the next business day to take a look and figure out where the leak was coming form. The next Monday i drove the car back to the shop, after an hour wait, he came back to the waiting room and had me follow him into the shop. After doing a leak test in front of me he showed me that the leak wasn't coming from the wide body kit itself, but from my rear taillights. Long gave me advice on what part to order and pointed me in the right direction. Overall they did a really good job at paint matching and completing the wide body kit in a timely manner, i get complements on the quality of work they have done all the time!
Make sure to check out their booth at Autocon this year if you don't believe me!
Thank you Long for your patients!!! lol....
Ive been a customer of DTM for about 2 years now, they've worked on my car multiple times, and i have to say they only do an okay job. And, if you are a car person, and you love your ride to death like me, then you may want to take your car else where.
They do mediocre work for what you pay, they got fair prices, and when you get your car back, and see it at first glance, it looks decent but when you start to take a closer look you realize the imperfections. And if you know what a good body shop is capable of doing, then you probably wont be satisfied here.
Ive had them work on my car multiple times, and really i think its the little things that make a big difference:
1) they did work on the front end of my car, and I'll admit it looks good, but its still a little bulky in some places and fitment is B- at best.
2) they did work on my trunk and replaced the spoiler, and since they mask, instead of taking the window and trunk apart, i noticed the seals on my back window have some white paint on them, due to a poor mask job.
3) When they did that trunk work, (i work on my own car, so i know my way around the car), but they way over tightened my tail lights, and stripped the screws, and they replaced some of my broken clips on the back molding with new clips, but i noticed the back molding was all scratched up from them trying to take it apart, and the clips they use are cheap, and i had to break them to get them out b/c they were stripped. They also didnt put the molding back correctly so it made a rattling noise when i drove, so i had to take it apart and put it back myself.
4) The paint job they did on my spoiler was an absolute nightmare. Granted, Manny and David worked it out with me in the end until i was happy, but heres the short story:
In total they ended up painting my spoiler 3 times, count 'em THREE times.. Why? First time, jackson messed up and forgot to ask me to inspect the fiberglass spoiler before painting. So the paint job came out all wavy and completely unacceptable, he even tried to bullshit his way out and say it was supposed to look that. Second time, they painted and whoever over saw the quality control, failed big time, because the colors did not match. In the sunlight, you could clearly tell, the spoiler had a blue tint to it, instead of my frost white paint on the trunk (yes this is subjective) but jackson again told me this was the best it was going to get. Manny however agreed that the colors did not match. SO THIRD AND FINAL TIME, they did get it right, and i will give them this; they did not charge me extra for all the times i had to bring the car back.
But if you do still happen to want to take your car to DTM then i strongly suggest talking to Manny or David, they will be the most helpful and willing to work out any problem you may have if you are not satisfied with anything. BEWARE of jackson, he bullshits left and right. if theres ever a problem he will most likely tell you "its supposed to be like that" or "thats the best its going to get" my trunk was crooked and didnt close right and he told me "its supposed to be like that" he then followed with some bullshit story that when acura rolls them off the line, they arent perfect, which i know if they were anything BUT PERFECT they would be sent back to the factory. I took the car to another bodyshop to get the trunk checked, and they told me, that trunk wasnt seated correctly and that the car was previously in a wreck and the rear quarter panel had been poorly repaired and thats why it wasnt linning up correctly (not because it was supposed to be like that, or because acura makes imperfect cars. I was told that acura along with most japanese cars have such little tollerance for error or imperfection that if they were even off by a fraction of a centimeter they would be sent back to the factory, because everything will ALWAYS 100% of the time, line up EXACTLY when it rolls off the truck onto that dealers lot).
So they do OKAY work for what you pay, but if you are a stickler for perfection, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND DTM AUTOBODY
I took my car to DTM after talking to one of their sales employees at a car wash one day. I am very happy with the work they did on my '06 bmw 325xi. There was a considerable amount of body damage (dents, chipped paint, paint marks from curbs, other cars, etc!!). After all was said and done, the car has its factory paint job restored and a beautiful clear vinyl wrap to matte it out. I'm thrilled.
I appreciated their attention to detail and that they had the car ready once everything was completely taken care of. It is this kind of meticulousness that I value when you get work done on your car, and DTM definitely gave it a 110% on my car.
David, Maggie, and the rest of the team were always professional, patient and accommodating with everything I requested to have done, and for a reasonable price. Much gratitude to you guys and will be coming to your shop from now on for any and all car needs!!!
I've had done work here over the past 6-7 years a handful of times for SEMA and most recently a color change for my daily driver.
I am a major car enthusiast and of course want everything perfect. They were very accommodating to my requests as I wanted certain area of the vehicle painted a specific way. Although, I made a few changes here and there...their communication between the girls up front, management, and the body guys in the back was on point. All
of the minor details that I requested were met. They also got the vehicle in and out in a timely manner.
I also recently got my front lip resprayed after trashing one on the freeway. I jus left my gas cap for color matching and their pricing, speed, and color match was perfect. It truly was a great experience.
As a car perfectionist, I will always find flaws somewhere, but the reality is no body shop is perfect, but the pros far outweigh any cons at DTM. They definitely have earned my future business.
I had the best and quickest service here! I was referred to this shop by a friend and boy I'm so thankful. Originally I was going to take my FRS to the dealer's preferred shop but they wanted to keep my vehicle for a month and the estimate was bonkers. Maggie assisted to her 100% capacity. I was kept in the loop with updates and images of progress. When I picked up my vehicle (9 days later) they showed me the car I noticed the phenomenal job and a very nice car wash. This place is the go to place ( I was also given a keychain and a T-shirt for free). I highly recommend this bodyshop.