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 Folly Beach. 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:
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 Folly Beach - 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
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Folly Beach is gearing up to welcome in the new year with a flip flop drop and Bill Murray look-a-like polar plunge.The annual tradition of the flip flop drop has ushered in the new year at Folly Beach since 2011. A giant pair of sparkling flip flops will descend from high above Center Street as a crowd of celebrators count down to the new year on Saturday, ...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Folly Beach is gearing up to welcome in the new year with a flip flop drop and Bill Murray look-a-like polar plunge.
The annual tradition of the flip flop drop has ushered in the new year at Folly Beach since 2011. A giant pair of sparkling flip flops will descend from high above Center Street as a crowd of celebrators count down to the new year on Saturday, December 31st.
Crews with Folly Beach Public Safety were practicing for the big event on Wednesday.
“The crowds, they keep coming to the Flip Flop Drop- they normally stop off at the business establishments and get revved up as we get closer to about 11 o’clock or so. The crowds begin building up around the ladder truck in anticipation of the flip flop drop,” said Deputy Director Rocky Burke with Folly Beach Public Safety.
There will also be a Bill Murray look-a-like polar plunge that happens on New Year’s Day. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best Bill Murray costume before jumping into the cold Atlantic Ocean in front of the Tides hotel.
“A lot of brave souls come out for that and jump in that cold water,” said Burke. “You know, on January 1, dressed in bikinis and things of that nature and a lot less clothing, braver than me.”
And of course you can always enjoy the brand new Folly Beach Pier which opened on the day after Christmas. A lot of people are already taking advantage of what is once again another beautiful place to spend some time enjoying Folly Beach.
“We just want people to come have a good time. Spend your money, have a good time and do it in moderation- be safe about what you’re doing and enjoying the flip flop drop,” Burke said.
Festivities for the Flip Flop Drop start at 11:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve with the drop happening at midnight. Meanwhile, the Bill Murray costume contest takes place New Year’s Day at 10:00 a.m., following by the plunge at 11:00 a.m., and a party at the Tides hotel at noon.
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - A date has been set for Folly Beach residents to vote on whether or not the city will limit investment short term rental licenses.This comes after a citizen petition to cap short term rental licenses at 800 units, which represents about one third of the island.After verifying the signatures, the city decided not to outright adopt the petit...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - A date has been set for Folly Beach residents to vote on whether or not the city will limit investment short term rental licenses.
This comes after a citizen petition to cap short term rental licenses at 800 units, which represents about one third of the island.
After verifying the signatures, the city decided not to outright adopt the petition, but to put it to an island-wide vote.
Now residents are preparing to cast their ballots. The special election will be Feb. 7, 2023. The election is at-large and by majority. Permanent residents, or people whose primary address is on Folly Beach can vote. Voters must be registered by Jan. 8th to participate.
Ann Peets, a nearly decade long Folly resident, has been actively following the petition.
“Basically it’s every single-family homeowner with 4% tax status. Any condominium owner or any long-term renter whose primary residence is Folly Beach can vote,” Peets says.
The following precincts will be able to participate: Folly Beach 1, Folly Beach 2, James Island 1A, and James Island 1B. Polling will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Baptist Fellowship Hall (61 West Indian Folly Beach) on the day of the election.
Peets signed the original petition for a cap and plans to vote in favor of the cap. She says it’s important that every resident is prepared to vote and knows how the petition will affect them and Folly as a whole.
“For any information or answers or frequently asked questions as you’re getting ready to vote, we encourage you to check the Folly Beach Residents Facebook page, where we post all the facts and frequently asked questions,” Peets says.
If you cannot vote in person on Feb. 7 in the special election, you can vote early or absentee. Early voting is from Jan. 23 – Feb. 3 of 2023. Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Charleston County Board of Elections office (4367 Headquarters Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405). To learn how to absentee vote you can reach out to the Charleston County Board of Elections at 843-744-8683.
On behalf of those who signed the original petition, Peets says she is looking forward to the vote.
“We feel like we had a really good, high number of people turn out for the petition to really share their views. And we just hope that everybody remembers that to take it all the way through. They’ve got to go to this referendum and cast their ballot. But we are feeling very positive. We feel like there’s a lot of groundswell around making sure that Folly stays Folly and stays funky and family and livable, and basically that we can strike a balance with the investors on the island so that everybody can kind of keep things in a nice balance between us,” Peets says.
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Blue Point’s Corey Beach and Huntington’s downtown are the setting of a few scenes in Netflix’s new limited series “Kaleidoscope.”The nine-episode heist drama was released on Jan. 1, with a unique twist. The show allows its viewers to pick any order to watch the episodes. There’s over 40,000 ways to watch the series.“Kaleidoscope&rdq...
Blue Point’s Corey Beach and Huntington’s downtown are the setting of a few scenes in Netflix’s new limited series “Kaleidoscope.”
The nine-episode heist drama was released on Jan. 1, with a unique twist. The show allows its viewers to pick any order to watch the episodes. There’s over 40,000 ways to watch the series.
“Kaleidoscope” features critically claimed actor Giancarlo Esposito, who is best known for his work as villain Gus Fring in the show “Breaking Bad” and its prequel, “Better Call Saul.” Along with Esposito, the series stars Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney and Niousha Noor.
The plot revolves around the story of $70 billion dollars in bonds that go missing in downtown Manhattan amidst Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Originally called “Jigsaw,” the production for the limited series began filming in early 2022 on Long Island. Camera crews were spotted at Corey Beach and a Huntington pawn shop in January. Patchogue Village officials said filming also took place by Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue. Other scenes were filmed in Brooklyn and Manhattan, per The Tab.
The beach setting filmed on Long Island is being used to depict Folly Beach in South Carolina in the fictional series. Here is the Corey Beach sign covered up for the show:
“While it gets too caught up in the gimmick of the structure-changes for each viewer, the performances are great, and the tension is built up well,” writes film critic Austin Burke. “There is excitement within this heist, but it doesn’t fully come together.”
Watch the trailer below.
Top: Scene from Netflix’s new limited series “Kaleidoscope,” filmed at Corey Beach. (Credit: Netflix)
Zaniness abounds in some cities and towns in the Carolinas on New Year’s Eve when the strangest of items “drop” from the sky to celebrate the new year.Rain and thunderstorms are forecast to be up there, too, unfortunately, and the threat of bad weather forced Eastern North Carolina communities to nix their plans and try again in 2023.Greenville canceled its emerald drop and Morehead City its ...
Zaniness abounds in some cities and towns in the Carolinas on New Year’s Eve when the strangest of items “drop” from the sky to celebrate the new year.
Rain and thunderstorms are forecast to be up there, too, unfortunately, and the threat of bad weather forced Eastern North Carolina communities to nix their plans and try again in 2023.
“Safety is our primary focus towards our community,” Courtney Wade, Morehead City fire and EMS chief said on Facebook on Friday. “... So we’re going to cancel tomorrow night’s events.”
In Morehead City, showers are “likely” and thunderstorms are possible before midnight, with the chance of precipitation at 70%, according to the NWS Morehead City forecast at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Charlotte has only a 30% chance of showers on Saturday night, mainly before 7 p.m., according to the NWS forecast as of 11 a.m. Saturday.
Many drops were still a go across the state Saturday morning.
Folks are no doubt itching to get to the town of Eastover’s annual flea drop.
Or savoring the chance to witness the drop of a blueberry in Burgaw or a pig in the coastal town of Newport, plastic though it may be.
Here are a few of the more unusual New Year’s Eve drops you’re likely to see nowhere else than the Carolinas and were still scheduled to occur as of Saturday morning:
Raleigh’s First Night celebration features a midnight dropping of a gigantic acorn at Fayetteville and Davie streets.
At 7 p.m., an early countdown for children and everyone else is scheduled at City Plaza.
The coastal NC town of Burgaw is set to drop a giant lighted aluminum blueberry at about 7 p.m. Saturday.
The 5th annual event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. also features food and music. A fireworks display follows the blueberry drop.
CLT NYE, Charlotte’s New Year’s Eve celebration, features a midnight lighting of the Queen City crown and a large fireworks display.
Festivities start at 8 p.m. on Tryon Street at Levine Avenue of the Arts.
The town of Eastover, near Fayetteville, will drop a 3-foot-tall, 30-pound ceramic flea.
The town was once known as Flea Hill, the Fayetteville Observer has reported.
Festivities also include a Moon Pie-eating contest, a dance and the firing of a cannon.
A pair of sparkly flip flops will fall from high above Center Street at midnight Folly Beach, South Carolina, followed by fireworks.
At midnight, the NC mountain town of Marion will drop a 6-foot, 80-pound gold nugget sculpture into a pot of gold to celebrate the history of gold in McDowell County, according to Romantic Asheville.com.
The free celebration at 8:30 p.m. also includes a Comic Con costume contest, music, wagon rides and local brews and wines.
The coastal NC town of Newport is scheduled to drop a plastic pig at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Enjoy hot coco, music, cookies and S’Mores.
This story was originally published December 31, 2022 11:38 AM.
Multiple venomous Portuguese man-of-wars recently washed up on the shores of Sullivan’s Island. Town officials, who warned beach-goers to be cautious, said the jellyfish-like animals were swept toward the Charleston area by recent wind circulation from warm wate...
Multiple venomous Portuguese man-of-wars recently washed up on the shores of Sullivan’s Island. Town officials, who warned beach-goers to be cautious, said the jellyfish-like animals were swept toward the Charleston area by recent wind circulation from warm water near the Gulf Stream.
“Although the colder water near the beach may kill the Man-of-War, it still has the capacity to sting and cause pain,” said Town Administrator Andy Benke.
The animal, which is closely related to the jellyfish, has long venomous tentacles that can inflict a painful sting. If stung, the suggested remedy is to rinse immediately with salt water to wash away any microscopic nematocysts. Studies show fresh water is less effective as a treatment.
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CofC to unveil portrait of McConnell on anniversary of secession. The College of Charleston will unveil a portrait of former President Glenn McConnell in a private ceremony to be held Dec. 20, the 162nd anniversary of South Carolina’s secession from the union. McConnell, a former state senator and lieutenant governor, has been a Civil War reenactor.
Pop-up skating rinks a popular trend in Charleston. Charlestonians are flocking to pop-up ice skating rinks across the city to enjoy the winter season. Places such as Credit One Stadium, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina and one coming to Folly Beach Dec. 23 use synthetic ice to replicate the ice skating in Charleston, where it rarely freezes in December..
Charleston Co. tables vote for I-526 expansion. Charleston County Council voted to wait until January to make any final decisions regarding the expansion of I-526. County officials identified $75 million available from the transportation sales tax that could be used to advance the interstate’s expansion.
Most S.C. workers could see less in taxes deducted in 2023. The state’s top income tax rate was reduced from 7% to 6.5% by legislators in 2022, according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue. The amount of change will depend on a number of factors for each individual, but many state workers should expect to see taxes go down.
S.C.’s Dominion given OK to raise electric rates. Dominion Energy was given permission Dec. 15 to raise the electric rates of South Carolina residents to help offset a spike in natural gas and coal expenses this year.
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