Baker Collision in Lexington has a brand new world class facility, and yet the same philosophy that has kept their family business running for 63 years: They exhibit a relentless drive to continually improve their service to their customers. Siblings Abby and Stephen Baker proudly follow in the footsteps of their father Larry, and their late grandfather Mervin Baker, who first opened his collision repair business in 1953. After three generations and thousands of repairs, the Bakers strive to make every customer a customer for life.
Baker Collision (formerly located behind J.T.’s Chrysler) has moved to a new, state of the art facility beside W.P. Law on River Chase Way, off of Corley Mill Rd. Their new building is a whopping 22,000 sq.ft, compared to their previous 6,000 sq.ft. location. The team at Baker is extremely grateful and humbled by the way the Lexington community has embraced their business and enabled their growth. Larry Baker attributes much of their success to their sizable investment in manufacturer certifications from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Kia, Acura and Infiniti. Manufacturer certifications provide much-needed accountability to the collision repair industry to ensure that shops are equipped to safely and properly return vehicles to their pre-accident factory specifications. “Manufacturing is how the car is made originally” Baker explains. “Re-manufacturing it is basically repairing it to the exact condition and state that it was in when it was originally manufactured.” Proper tooling, effective repair processes, and a stringent continuing education regimen are all requirements to earn and keep the original manufacturer certifications.
The evolution of vehicle technology has created a massive learning curve for the repairers to be able to effectively service and repair each new vehicle. Advances in collision avoidance technology, airbag and safety restraint systems, and electronic drive train and braking systems have made a focus on safety and proper repair techniques critical in an industry that is slow to adapt and change. Essentially, a car that looks perfectly fine after a collision can be deadly if not repaired to manufacturer’s specifications. Baker Collision is one of the only places you will find in the state of South Carolina that has so many different manufacturer certifications under one roof, and their focus on safety and technology sets them apart from much of their competition.
“The driving force behind our business is the confidence that we are putting people back on the road in safe cars. That’s what helps me sleep at night” Baker says. “Cars come in here for repair with child safety seats in them. I too have a new grand baby. This isn’t something that I take lightly.”
Support a locally owned, third generation family business. Enjoy world class customer service and high quality work, provided by a repairer that the manufacturers verify is equipped and able to safely and properly repair your vehicle. Enjoy a comfortable waiting room, and most of all enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you and your family can safely return to the road after your vehicle has been repaired at Baker.