Deb Malewski
Contributing Writer

Michigan winters invariably bring snowdrifts, black ice, and quite often, fender benders due to those conditions. In Charlotte, Eaton Auto Body’s skilled mechanics are waiting, with tools in hand, to come to your aid and get your car back on the road and out of the shop.
“Eaton Auto Body has collision repair experts that you can trust,” owner Mike Crowner said. With over 125 years of combined experience among the five service technicians working there, they make sure that the job is done right and in a timely manner.
Crowner has owned the business for 18 years, starting out there as an employee himself before buying the business. He also serves on the board of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Charlotte Rotary club.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the business is the customer interaction, Crowner said. “We want to make people happy, to do the job right and do it well.”
Eaton Auto Body will service every make and model of vehicle and works with all insurance companies. They offer a wide range of services, including auto repair, tires, transmission repair, body paint, frame service, complete collision service, custom painting, and frame alignment. Insurance work is always welcome.
An online reviewer said “A car backed into our vehicle in a parking lot and smashed the rear fender. We got a few estimates, all within a few dollars of each other. We went with Eaton Auto Body based on a recommendation of a friend and are glad we did. They had the parts needed within two days, and it only took a day to do the repairs. I hope my car doesn’t get hit again, but if it does, I sure know where to go now!”
Another reviewer wrote, “The bodywork on my pickup was top notch!”
Turn-around time for bodywork is dependent on the amount of damage needing repair, but Crowner says their goal is to complete the needed repairs as soon as they can without skimping on quality.
Eaton Auto Body is located at 435 Sumpter Street in Charlotte, just off East Lansing Street near Sparrow Eaton Hospital. You can contact them by phone at 517-543-4060 to get a quote or for more information about their products and services. The business is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is closed on Saturday and Sunday.