Spokane, WA
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**Due to liability and administrative issues, we cannot accept parts brought in by a customer. All parts must be purchased by Flash's through one of our verified parts vendors.



A collection of cars we've repaired with passion



While insurance companies might suggest, or even claim, that you must bring your car to their preferred shop or claims center for repairs, this is not the case. In the State of Washington, you have the legal right to choose the shop your vehicle is repaired at.

The Right Choice

Although illegal, insurance companies try to suggest

or claim your car only can be repaired by their

insurance preferred shop, also known as Direct Repair

Program shops (DRP's). Fortunately, you have the legal

right to decide for yourself who you trust to repair your

car properly.

DRP's may use non-original equipment manufacturer

(OEM) parts, and often do so without asking you.

These non-OEM parts could severely affect the safety

of your car, as well as cause you to lose the warranty

on your vehicle.

Flash's Auto Body & Paint is committed to the use of OEM parts, unless you say otherwise. Your insurance policy states that repairs made following a collision should return the car to pre-accident condition, and to us, that means the use of OEM parts and following manufacturer repair procedures. We believe that aftermarket parts are not made for collision effectiveness and are generally of significantly lower quality than parts made by the original manufacturer.

When you choose Flash's Auto Body & Paint, you are choosing auto body repairs done right. We will put you and your family’s safety as our first priority when repairing your car, and continue to fight for proper repair procedures.

Why Choose Us

Your insurance policy states that repairs made following a collision should return the car to pre-accident condition, and to us, that means the use of OEM parts. Car manufacturers spend millions of dollars developing their crash safety systems, and they only work how they're supposed to when the right parts are used. We only use factory-approved methods and techniques when repairing your vehicle. This ensures your vehicle will return to its pre-loss condition and you will maintain your factory warranty.

For that reason we are not enrolled in any insurer direct repair programs (DRP) to control production costs. Insurance companies use these DRP's as a way to reduce the cost and length of time required to repair your vehicle. However, the hidden dangers to this practice are that these DRP facilities are forced to use inferior aftermarket parts and often repair damaged parts instead of replacing them.

The simple truth is that repairs by DRP program facilities, although they save insurance companies millions of dollars a year, often leave your car less safe than before the accident. Certain repairs using non-OEM parts, or utilizing the practice of repair rather than replacing, can drop you car's safety rating by multiple stars, leaving you more vulnerable to even more costly repairs, or greater injury, the next time you are in a collision.

The use of OEM parts is by far the most safe, and ultimately cost-effective, way to repair a vehicle. And while vehicle manufacturers may not provide OEM parts of their older models, we will always recommend to you and your insurance the use of OEM parts whenever available. At Flash's Auto Body & Paint, your safety is our number one priority.

Dealing with Insurance

At Flash’s Auto Body & Paint, we understand that dealing with your insurance claim can be a hassle. If you are having a difficult time dealing with an insurer, or feel like you are being unfairly treated, give us a call. We have likely dealt with your insurance company or adjuster before, and we have plenty of experience in dealing with all sorts of claims and can offer non-legal advice for your assistance.



Originally established in 1979, Flash's Auto Body & Paint has been owned and operated by Ryan & Liana Borth since 2012. Ryan is a factory trained BMW technician and graduated from the Universal Tech Institute in Houston, Texas. He has completed 9 months of BMW training and certifications in Oxnard, California. After working for 10 years with BMW repair in Scottsdale, AZ, he and Liana moved to the Spokane area. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys repairing Mini Coopers and BMW's, while Liana is an avid equestrian. Together they have two daughters.

The Borth's strive to ensure that they provide customers with the highest quality of repair for each vehicle. At Flash's Auto Body & Paint, it is our highest priority to see to it that your experience is friendly and accommodating, while guaranteeing all repairs are done to your satisfaction.



2417 N Astor Street

Spokane, WA 99207



Tel: (509) 483-6843

Fax: (509) 484-8428



Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

​​Sat: Closed

​Sun: Closed

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