One of the unfortunate realities about driving and owning cars in the Lowcountry is that you will probably have to deal with some form of body damage at some point. Whether your driver-side door gets dinged in a parking lot or you back into a light pole, accidents happen. The good news? Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration is here to help with all of your body shop needs.
Unlike many fly-by-night collision repair companies, our auto body shop in cityname, state has served hardworking people for years. We make it a point to only employ the most experienced, highly-trained auto body technicians available, so you have peace of mind that we'll get the job done right. In fact, our mechanics have more than 60 years of combined experience. There is no collision repair job that we haven't handled - from minor bumps and scratches to complex repairs stemming from multi-car accidents.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality body shop services at the most reasonable prices in town. We believe that everyone deserves to have their car or truck repaired when they need it the most. After all, our vehicles are crucial to daily life. We need them to live, work and play. We use them for just about every activity we enjoy, from taking the kids to soccer practice to hitting the gym on a Saturday morning. That's why we work with just about every car insurance company out there to ensure that our loyal customers have access to the best collision repair in South Carolina.
Customers choose Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration because they know we strive to exceed their expectations. At the end of the day, we want to do right by our customers with reliable body shop services, high-quality repair work, and helpful customer service. But that's not all. Our clients enjoy peace of mind with their collision repairs because we:
Provide Free Estimates: Drop by our shop or call our office to learn more about our free estimates. Once we understand the scope of your restoration needs, our team will get to work.
Offer 100% Guarantee: We have become a staple in our community because we guarantee our work 100%. If we missed the mark, made a mistake, or you're unhappy with our service, let us know. We'll make it right.
Specialize in Full-Service Repairs: Our collision mechanics make repairs on all vehicle makes and models, so you don't have to worry about whether we can service your car. As a full-service collision repair company in South Carolina, we help every step of the way, from the moment we meet until you leave our parking lot.
Love to Paint: Yes, you read that right. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we have a team of incredibly talented car painters to supplement our collision services. We offer various auto painting services, from minor paint jobs to full-scale custom paint projects.
Accept Car Insurance: As daily drivers and locals in South Carolina, we know that collision repairs can be pricey. Despite the cost, they are necessary for daily life. That's why we're happy to work with car insurance companies, so you can go where you need to go without stressing about safety.
Work Hard for You: At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we try to keep it simple. You can rest easy knowing that there's no fine print, sleazy sales tactics, or lazy mechanics to worry about. When you pull into our parking lot, know that we prioritize good old-fashioned hard work and reliable service. No if's, and's, or but's.
According to recent statistics from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a new traffic accident happens every 3.7 minutes in South Carolina. That's a lot of car accidents in a short amount of time. Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, filled with complex insurance claims and complicated auto body repairs. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we know how stressful it can be to have your care restored to its pre-collision beauty. That's why we offer comprehensive, streamlined auto body services and unsurpassed car restoration quality.
With more than 60 years of combined body shop experience in South Carolina, our repair techs leave no stones unturned and never take shortcuts when repairing your vehicle. We're proud to say we only use the latest diagnostic techniques, equipment, and parts to get the job done right. That way, you can get back on the road quickly and safely.
A few of our most common auto body shop services include but are not limited to:
Studies show that about 50 percent of vehicles suffer some kind of frame damage in a car collision. Frame damage can occur easily, even in common situations involving minor fender benders. Often, frame damage is difficult to see and can go unnoticed by insurance adjusters. The unfortunate truth is that even minor frame damage can put you, your family, your friends, and your car at risk when driving. When it goes unnoticed, it can often spell disaster for everyday drivers who might think their car is fine to drive.
When your car's frame is bent, your alignment is usually off, too, causing you to swerve and veer while driving. At best, this scenario results in unnecessary wear on your tires and, at worst, results in a car wreck. The bottom line? You need to get your car's frame inspected by a team of professional collision repair experts, even if you've only been involved in a minor accident.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we take a comprehensive approach to frame repair and alignment. Our highly-trained frame repair technicians use a multi-point process to diagnose and correct your frame problems by:
Chips and cracks are bad news for your car's windshield and don't just look bad - they can do serious damage when left unrepaired. Cracks and chips can quickly turn from a minor inconvenience to a safety hazard by impairing your vision. If your windshield crack is bad enough, you might even get pulled over by a police officer. Driving your vehicle with a large crack or even with an object embedded in it is a bad idea, but Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration is here to help.
Our windshield repair technicians have years of experience repairing car windows and windshields for many types of automobile glass, including side and rear windows. If you have been involved in a collision and need new glass, we can help facilitate that process and install a new windshield without you ever lifting a finger. New glass is usually needed with serious car wrecks, and it's always best to trust a professional auto body shop in cityname, state to get the job done. Our team uses the most modern glass and adhesives on the market, so you know your windshield and windows are high-quality and ready for the road.
Whether you have a chipped windshield or need all-new glass for your car, we're here to serve you.
Out car windshield and glass repairs include:
Any kind of item or stray piece of debris can dent your car. If you've been driving for at least a few years, chances are you've parked at a grocery store and, after shopping, returned to your car to see a big, unsightly dent. Whether they're due to inclement weather or rocks on the highway, dents cause noticeable damage that only gets worse with time. One of the most common dent repair solutions is paintless dent removal - a process that removes dents in your vehicle without removing any paint.
Paintless dent removal is great because it is not invasive and is a very efficient, cost-effective way to fix car dents before they get even worse. There are no fillers or sanding involved, making this option one of the quickest ways to remove dents. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, our dent removal technicians use several tools to gently massage dents out of your car. When we're done, we'll smooth everything back into place, leaving your car looking like new.
To make matters even better, most paintless dent removal is supported by car insurance agencies, meaning you may not pay a cent out of pocket for our dent removal services.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we are very passionate about classic car restoration and offer a wide range of restoration services in Charleston. We understand that no two classic car restoration projects are the same, which is why we offer a wide variety of services. We're talking mechanical upgrades, partial restorations, and full car restoration projects. If you have a repair, upgrade, or restoration plan in mind, chances are we can help you achieve your goals.
After we perform an initial inspection and provide you with a detailed estimate on the scope of work needed to restore your car, our seasoned technicians will get to work on your project.
Our full-scale classic car restoration process includes:
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When was the last time you got compliments on your car's paint? If you loved your car's paint when it was brand new but hate what it looks like now, Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration can help you fall back in love with your vehicle. Whether your current paint job looks old and faded or you're craving a new color to show off, our paint technicians can deliver what you're looking for.
Between our advanced painting tools and uber-talented vehicle painting experts, our team can transform your car's aesthetic appeal, no matter the make and model. We can even fix dings and scratches in your paint while we're at it, so your car is shiny, smooth, and ready to turn heads.
We offer various auto painting services, from minor paint jobs to full-scale custom projects. We're happy to work with budgets of all sizes and can accommodate all of your painting needs, whether you want to paint a daily driver or a show car.
We recommend you call our office today, so we can get to know you a little better and understand what kind of paint job your car needs. We're happy to chat about cars and your paint job, even if you're just inquiring. After all, we're more than the best body shop in Charleston - we're enthusiasts, too.
If you're on the hunt for the highest-quality auto body repair services in South Carolina, backed by decades of experience, look no further than Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration. We put our customer's needs first and strive to exceed expectations with every service we offer - all at a price you can afford. Swing by our body shop or contact our office today to discover why we're the Lowcountry's first choice in collision repair.(843) 996-4995
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Junior outfielder Khyree Miller delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning lifting College of Charleston (1-0) to a 5-2 win over No. 14 Virginia Tech (0-1) on Opening Night from Patriots Point.Ty Good shut down the potent Hokie offense over five innings striking out six and allowing just one hit. Andrew Duval got his first collegiate win tossing two innings before William Privette slammed the door shut with four strikeouts over the final two frames.Leading OffFinal Score: Charleston 5, Virgini...
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Junior outfielder Khyree Miller delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning lifting College of Charleston (1-0) to a 5-2 win over No. 14 Virginia Tech (0-1) on Opening Night from Patriots Point.
Ty Good shut down the potent Hokie offense over five innings striking out six and allowing just one hit. Andrew Duval got his first collegiate win tossing two innings before William Privette slammed the door shut with four strikeouts over the final two frames.
Final Score: Charleston 5, Virginia Tech 2
Location: Patriots Point
Records: Charleston (1-0), Virginia Tech (0-1)
How It Happened
• Charleston struck first on a JT Marr sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning scoring Tyler Sorrentino.
• Virginia Tech scratched across their lone two runs in the top of the sixth on an RBI double from Carson DeMartini and RBI single by Carson Jones.
• Khyree Miller hit a 463-foot grand slam in the bottom half of the sixth, quickly answering the Hokies.
• Miller’s blast was the difference as Andrew Duval and William Privette slammed kept Virginia Tech off the board from there.
• Ty Good tossed 5.0 scoreless frames in his season debut fanning six batters and allowing one hit.
• Khyree Miller went 1-4 at the plate with his first knock as a Cougar driving in four.
• Tyler Sorrentino accounted for three of the Charleston’s four hits highlighted by a double in the fifth.
• Friday’s win made it seven-straight seasons the Cougars have won on Opening Day dating back to the 2017 season. Charleston is now 6-0 in season openers under Chad Holbrook.
• Friday’s win was also the first time the Cougars defeated a ranked team to start the season since 2015 when they beat No. 10 South Carolina in Columbia.
• Khyree Miller’s grand slam made it back-to-back seasons Charleston has hit one against a ranked team - JT Marr had a first-inning slam against No. 2 Texas last season.
Game two of the series is set for 2p.m. Saturday with Trey Pooser taking the ball for the Cougars and Drue Hackenberg for the Hokies.
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CHARLESTON, S.C.. – Kennesaw State women's tennis team fell to the College of Charleston 6-1 on Friday at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point .HOW IT HAPPENED "Tough match today in very windy conditions. Credit to College of Charleston for handling the elements a little better than us today." Director of Tennis Matt Emery said. "I know the women are eager to put this one behind us and get back out to compete again on Sunday against a very tough Charleston Southern team."...
CHARLESTON, S.C.. – Kennesaw State women's tennis team fell to the College of Charleston 6-1 on Friday at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point .
HOW IT HAPPENED "Tough match today in very windy conditions. Credit to College of Charleston for handling the elements a little better than us today." Director of Tennis Matt Emery said. "I know the women are eager to put this one behind us and get back out to compete again on Sunday against a very tough Charleston Southern team."
The Cougars jumped out early taking the doubles point.
KSU fought to regain momentum but fell short in singles match play. CofC were able to collect four singles points to secure the overall win. The Owls walked away with a strong performance from Sophia Madrid, dominating Nicole Stephens 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 to earn her first collegiate singles win.
Kennesaw State 1, CofC 6
Singles competition 1. Slade Coetzee (CofC) def. Ji Youn Lee (KSUW) 6-2, 7-5 2. Halli Trinkle (CofC) def. Taylor Dean (KSUW) 7-5, 6-4 3. Maja Jekauc (CofC) def. Sophia Unger (KSUW) 7-6, 6-3 4. Ella Faessler (CofC) def. Sofia Pindeo (KSUW) 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 5. Sofia Madrid (KSUW) def. Nicole Stephens (CofC) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 6. Peyton Brotzmann (CofC) def. Amulika Gottiparthy (KSUW) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Doubles competition 1. Ella Faessler/ Halli Trinkle (CofC) def. Taylor Dean/ Sofia Madrid (KSUW) 6-6, 8-6 2. Slade Coetzee/ Klara Vukicevic (CofC) def. Izabelle Persson/ Sophia Unger (KSUW) 6-5 3. Maja Jekauc/ Nicole Stephens (CofC) def. Ji Youn Lee/ Sofia Pinedo (KSUW) 6-3
Match Notes: Kennesaw State 2-1, CofC 3-1 Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,4,5,2,3,6)
Next Up The Kennesaw State Owls travel to Charleston, S.C. on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. to take on Charleston Southern.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — After delays and frustrations over the International African American Museum's delayed opening date, leaders Friday met to discuss the progress they've made so far and the plans for the future.Museum officials gave the public a look at where they stand when it come...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — After delays and frustrations over the International African American Museum's delayed opening date, leaders Friday met to discuss the progress they've made so far and the plans for the future.
Museum officials gave the public a look at where they stand when it comes to special exhibits and fund partnerships with the local community. What wasn't heard in this board meeting was a potential opening date.
"We have worked with more than 100 scholars, storytellers, and donors of artifacts to get to the point we are right now. This has been a 23-year journey. Many of those voices have been from South Carolina and the Lowcountry," said Dr. Tonya Matthews, the museum's CEO.
There’s also been a lot of pushback from locals who feel the museum hasn't done enough to reach the people who live and work where the museum stands.
Akua Page is a Gullah Geechee educator who feels that programs rolled out so far has left out the people in her community.
"How can this museum be authentic and accurately tell our stories if you don't have us at the centerpiece of the story?" asked Page.
Recently, there were issues with a program partnership with the Charleston County Library where native speakers weren't used for a Gullah story telling project.
"There's like multiple entities that's here. So, it seems like to me, y'all didn't even look and you don't think its important enough to bring in people from our own communities to tell our own stories," Page said.
In her report to the board, Matthews expressed that collaborators from the Gullah culture have been used.
"One of the things that I am excited to see us grow into is understanding that we are not a museum that looks at the community we are not an organization that is simply documenting history that is not our own. We are indeed part of the community," Matthews said.
Matthews said the museum plans to continue to honor the community’s support.
"We now have established partnerships with the Charleston Black Expo and the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development," Matthews said.
Page said she realizes they may be trying but their efforts aren't reaching everyday people.
"What I hope for the museum is what I hope they would do is to start bringing in people from the actual community and start being in touch with the community," Page said.
Museum leaders said they surpassed their 2022 fundraising goal, ending with a total of $14.3 million and nearly 50,000 members.
After the public meeting, board members went into executive session where they said they would discuss a potential opening date. As of Friday evening, they have not shared publicly if a date was chosen.
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For more than 20 years, Charleston has envisioned what Union Pier could look like — a beautiful space for Charlestonians that opens up more of the waterfront to the public.Union Pier has a long history as a working waterfront. Over the decades, S.C. Ports has handled vehicles, breakbulk cargo and cruise operations at the terminal.The site, which sits between Concord and Laurens streets, is surrounded by chain-link fences, making it inaccessible to the public. Today, it serves mostly as a parking lot for cruise operations....
For more than 20 years, Charleston has envisioned what Union Pier could look like — a beautiful space for Charlestonians that opens up more of the waterfront to the public.
Union Pier has a long history as a working waterfront. Over the decades, S.C. Ports has handled vehicles, breakbulk cargo and cruise operations at the terminal.
The site, which sits between Concord and Laurens streets, is surrounded by chain-link fences, making it inaccessible to the public. Today, it serves mostly as a parking lot for cruise operations.
We announced last year that we plan to stop homeport cruises at the end of 2024 and transition to port-of-call cruises only. This frees up much of the property for redevelopment.
The time has come for Union Pier to become something that truly benefits the people who live here. We should not let this opportunity pass us by.
As we considered a new vision for Union Pier, we wanted to bring the community and city into the process to help guide future development rather than sell off individual parcels to developers.
Over the past year, we held many meetings with residents and stakeholders to discuss what Union Pier should be. Residents shared their ideas, and a team of experts incorporated much of that feedback into the plan — like the desire to preserve iconic assets and the need for more public parks for residents to enjoy.
We have now submitted the planned unit development to the city. We are at the beginning of a rigorous, months-long vetting process with the city. There will continue to be many more opportunities for public input.
And as we move forward, the many benefits of a renewed Union Pier should move to the forefront of the conversation.
We have the opportunity to transform this 70-acre site into a mixed-use space with public places for children to play, dogs to run and people to gather.
A beautiful park will be built over the piers. The Passenger Terminal will be renovated into an event space with harbor views.
Charleston’s waterfront access will be extended, with a new path connecting Waterfront Park to the International African American Museum. This plan brings us one step closer to a peninsula that is ringed by waterfront access and views.
New streets and paths will create a more walkable, connected downtown. More parking options will exist for residents, workers and visitors. The site will add homes, offices, stores, hotels and restaurants, and the designs will blend with the city’s texture.
Future buildings will come under public and city review. The Board of Architectural Review will retain its full power under this proposal, ensuring that citizens have a hand in shaping the architecture and feel of the space.
We have been intentional in providing opportunities to both rent and own affordable housing. The proposal includes a combination of building onsite workforce housing units, dedicating funds to near-site housing options and creating a revolving fund that will serve as a sustainable revenue source for more affordable housing in the city.
The Rice Mill façade, which has stood alone for more than half a century and serves as a poignant reminder of our past, will be stabilized and thoughtfully incorporated into a future public park. The Mosquito Fleet, generations of fishermen who helped feed the city, will be honored with new opportunities to fish on the harbor.
This redevelopment importantly gives us a chance to provide world-class infrastructure for more flood protection, which is so desperately needed in our city. New infrastructure will help keep out storm surges, drain stormwater and address sunny day flooding.
Infrastructure is expensive, and this plan provides a plan to pay for it. We envision a new tax increment financing district and municipal improvement district to enable private development to pay for public infrastructure like roads and flood protections, providing the city with funds to maintain these public amenities for decades to come.
Charleston deserves the best. This master plan was designed with residents in mind. Without it, Union Pier could be sold without a guiding plan, which would not be in the best interest of the city.
We invite you to review the plan and share your thoughts at unionpiersc.com.
The public can and should weigh in. The plan will be better for it. We ask that you provide thoughtful input and enter the conversation with a sense of partnership. We are listening.
This has been a longtime vision for our city, and the time has come to make this a reality.
Help us bring this space to life and create something we can all enjoy.
Barbara Melvin is president and CEO of S.C. Ports.
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