Community Auto Specialist, Inc., a family owned company, originated on a small lot with an equally small body shop in Prairieville, Louisiana in the early 1980’s. Our quality of automotive body repair work and quality of used vehicles, late model wrecks, rebuilders, theft recoveries, and repossessed vehicles caused our business to grow dramatically, thus forcing us to relocate. In 1989 we moved to Gonzales, Louisiana, which is conveniently located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, on thirteen acres with a sixteen thousand square foot shop so that we could better serve our customers. In 1999, Auto Depot, Inc., which is also a family owned business that has been in Ascension Parish since 1966, joined our location. With the two families working together, we have been able to increase the number of locations and areas we purchase our vehicles resulting in a better, larger selection of quality vehicles and rebuilders to offer our customers.
Our customer’s keep coming back because of our honesty and family atmosphere. When a new vehicle arrives on Community Auto’s lot, the two respective owners inspect the vehicle thoroughly to determine if that vehicle meets their rigid guidelines for resale. Our own experienced body repairmen and technicians, under the owner’s supervision, make all acceptable repairs on our premises. Between the two owner’s, they have over 60 years of qualified experience.
Our policy of keeping meticulous detailed records of our vehicles separates us form the herd. We are able to provide our customers with accurate repair orders, parts replaced, receipts of each, and pictures of our vehicles prior to any repairs we may have made. This policy allows the customer to see exactly what they have – a clean and quality used vehicle that will last for years to come at an extremely fair price.
As a locally owned and family operated business, we pride ourselves in our work. We have over 30 years of experience serving our customers with integrity and courtesy. We not only repair our own vehicles, but we will also assist with your body repairs. Our selective team of experienced body repair techs will assess the damage and provide cost-effective solutions in a timely manner.
Our management team will work one on one with your insurance company to make sure your vehicle is repaired back to its original state.
Our Motto is:
“You can fix a wreck, but you cannot fix wore out”.
– Community Auto Specialist, Inc.