Arena Auto Body opened for business on Maiden Lane in Iowa City in 1981.  In 1991, we moved into our current shop location on Southgate Avenue.  In 2007, we expanded our paint shop and moved our offices and reception area around the corner to 1933 Keokuk Street.  Estimates and appraisals are done at the Keokuk Street address. 

Our 3,350 sq ft office building includes an inviting lobby with spacious waiting area, wifi access, and extra offices for insurance adjusters to meet with clients on-site.  Our 6,000 sq ft body shop has room for five technicians with three stalls each and also houses our Chief frame machine and Shark ultrasonic unibody measuring system.  Our separate 6,000 sq ft paint shop includes two down-draft and one cross-draft bake booths, a mixing room, prep area, and extra space for paintless dent repair.  Click on the image to the left to view a photo gallery of our facilities.         


Accidents happen.  That fact will not change.  But at Arena, we're doing our best to change the typical "body shop" experience.  From our bright and clean lobby to the personal attention and thorough explanations you'll receive during the estimate process, we go the extra mile to ease your mind and earn your trust.   

We understand that even the most minor fender bender can be a huge inconvenience, so we work to make your repair experience as pleasant and efficient as possible.  We offer free estimates with no appointment necessary.  As a direct repair facility for most major insurance companies, we take the hassle out of insurance claims.  There is no need for multiple estimates, and we submit everything directly to the appropriate claims office.  We'll be glad to make towing arrangements or rental reservations for you, and we always offer local shuttle service during business hours.  Most importantly, we do it all with the courtesy and respect you deserve.          


(L to R:  John H, Mark, Marcus, Dean, Dennis, Becky, Jeremy, John M, Mike, Efrain, Albert, Dave, Paul.)  Our team's top priority is your complete satisfaction.  It's been that way since 1981. 


Our technicians have an average of over 28 years of experience, and they have been with us for an average of 17 years.  Our body technicians have over 90 combined years of repair experience and our painters have 100 combined years!  In addition to our extensive experience, we stay up-do-date on the latest repair technologies through regular training and re-certification.  All of our body technicians are I-CAR Gold Class Certified!  Our technicians have an attention to detail that shines through in our superior workmanship.  No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, and not matter how badly it's damaged, you can feel confident that we will return it to its pre-accident condition properly and professionally.  Check out our repair gallery for examples of our work.  




Arena Auto Body


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