About VP Auto Collision


At VP Auto Collision, our focus is on serving the best interests of our customers. Our shop was built on care and concern for people – for both customers, and for our team.

As a workplace, we are committed to an environment that is safe, healthy, and gives our team an opportunity to grow. We are committed to continuing education through the latest collision repair techniques and technology. Our auto body shop is I-Car Gold Class, and our team participates in both industry training and performance group meetings twice each year.

We consider ourselves to be consumer advocates, helping you make the best financial choices, and restoring your vehicle to pre-accident safety. Our auto body shop was intended to be a place that helps you through the repair process, making it as easy and stress-free as possible.

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The VP Auto Collision Story

VP Auto Collision began in 2005 in Bel Air, MD specializing in factory-correct collision repairs on BMWs. From our inception, our technical training, tooling, and equipment were designed to meet the highest standards of European luxury vehicles, and that remains a major area of expertise for us today.

Over the course of our service to Harford County, we’ve established strong working relationships with a number of dealerships, mechanical service centers, and car clubs in the area. These referral partners trust us with their customer’s collision work because we share the same dedication to high quality, factory-correct repairs using the latest technology and techniques.

This referral network of local, like-minded automotive service providers has allowed us to avoid participation in Insurance Company Direct Repair Programs (DRPs). In fact, we have never been a DRP partner during our entire company history.

VP Auto Collision

Why is it important to us to have no DRPs?

Our mission is to always serve the best interests of our customers. When auto body shops enter into a Direct Repair relationship with an insurance company, it can blur the line as some shops begin to treat the insurance company itself as their customer. It’s very important to us that we avoid this kind of conflict of interest, as it would violate our most important core value.

We work with all insurance companies and have great working relationships with them. However, our work with them is only ever done with your best interests in mind. We’ve gotten where we are today through repeat business and word of mouth referrals from our customers, and we won’t ever forget that.

Mitch Hackel
Mitch HackelOwner/Operator
Mitch began his career as an automotive painter, and then worked in various departments of collision repair facilities in the region, learning all aspects of the business. In 2006, he saw the opportunity to create a body shop that would be a true advocate for the consumer and became the owner of VP Auto Collision.
Anthony De Francesco
Anthony De FrancescoEstimator/Parts
Tony began his automotive career delivering body parts throughout the Delmarva area. He quickly began working in and eventually managing various parts departments in local collision repair centers. Tony joined the VP Family January 2017. With 10 years of automotive parts knowledge he became one of our I-Car Platinum certified estimators in December of 2018.

Contact VP Auto Collision in FOREST HILL, MD

VP Auto Collision

VP Auto Collision

128 Industry Ln
Forest Hill, MD 21050

PHONE: (410) 877-3987


Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Sat, Sun

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closely monitoring the guidance of the CDC regarding the spread of the virus. Starting Monday, March 30th, estimates and scheduled drop-off’s are by appointment only until further notice.
As a collision repair facility, we are considered an essential service, therefore we are open normal business hours Monday – Friday 8 AM-5PM, however, we are currently operating at a limited staff capacity. To further streamline the process, please feel free to give us a call directly at (410) 877-3987.
If we do not answer, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!


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    Lifetime Warranty On All Repairs

    VP Auto Collision was built on trust. Since 2005, we’ve grown to where we are today because of referrals and repeat business. We’re looking for a long term working relationship with our customers, which is why we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all of the work we perform on your vehicle, and all of our auto paint repairs are backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

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    All Makes and Models

    Our I-Car Gold Class, ASE Certified body shop is trained and equipped to repair all makes and models. We’ve invested in state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that your vehicle is restored to pre-accident safety and performance. Throughout our company history, we’ve even specialized in repairs to luxury vehicles like Audi, BMW, and more. That’s why dealerships and mechanical shops throughout Harford County continue to refer their customers to us for collision repairs.

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    Your Safety is Our Priority

    Collision repair isn’t just about fixing what you can see on the surface. It’s all about restoring your vehicle’s safety systems to pre-accident condition, so that you know you’ll be safe in the event of another accident. That’s why our technicians are trained in the way your vehicle is built at the factory – so that they can restore that vehicle to pre-accident performance and integrity. That’s also why we have a rigorous Quality Control process in place. Your safety is our biggest responsibility.

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    Quality Control

    We treat every vehicle that goes through our doors like it has our name on it. We take great pride in the reputation we’ve built, since 2005, for quality repairs. Through our rigorous Quality Control process, we ensure that there are checks and cross-checks throughout each phase of your repair.

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    We Accept All Insurance

    Nobody likes dealing with the aftermath of a car accident. We understand just how difficult it can be. That’s why we focus on assisting you throughout the claims process. Our goal is to make this as easy as possible for you, the customer. While we accept all insurance, we do not participate in any insurance company “Direct Repair Programs (DRP)” or referral networks. We’re here to serve you, the vehicle owner, and we don’t belong to any DRPs to eliminate any possibility of a conflict of interest. When we guide you through the claims process, you can rest assured that we’re working for your best interests.

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    I-Car Gold Class

    VP Auto Collision is an I-CAR Gold Class collision repair facility. I-CAR is the industry standard for training in the latest in modern vehicles. Our continuing education through I-CAR ensures that our technicians are repairing vehicles according to manufacturer guidelines, with state-of-the-art equipment, using the latest in collision repair techniques. Only 10 percent of collision repair businesses currently meet the rigorous training requirements necessary to earn the Gold Class designation..

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