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Black Walnut Body Works provides the highest level of quality auto body repair to the Bellefonte, State College and surrounding areas. Since the beginning, the success of our business has been simple: Owner, Eric Dash is passionately insistent on precision and uncompromising when it comes to craftsmanship and using only first-class equipment, products, and materials on our client’s automobiles. We always recommend original factory parts, however your insurance company may not. Should your insurance company require us to use substandard parts we will notify you so you may discuss it with them. Above all else, your safety is our number one priority.

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Black Walnut Body Works was founded over 36 years ago on the principles of honesty, integrity, and exceptional service, these core values still drive company policy today.


Your safety is more important than saving your insurance company money by using substandard aftermarket parts to repair your vehicle.


Your vehicle is likely your second biggest investment, so it’s important to keep it as close to the original condition as possible after an accident.

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Black Walnut Body Works provides on-site Kulp Car Rentals for your convenience.

We take care of your vehicle replacement needs by reserving you a premium rental car, often at a discounted rate, while your vehicle is being serviced back to its pre-accident condition.

We bill the insurance company directly and keep you up-to-date on every aspect of your repair. We are committed to your satisfaction throughout the entire repair process.

Kulp Car Rentals Delivers…

Honesty: We treat our customers the way we want to be treated.

Integrity: We do what we say we are going to do.

Service: We are there for our customers.

Black Walnut Body Works provides a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY.

Black Walnut Body Works’ warranty applies to the repairs performed on your vehicle in our shop and will last for as long as you own the vehicle. Our warranty does not cover rust, stone chips, urethane bumper covers, future damage or not accident-related (repairs that were performed in-house) issues.
If an issue does arise, it must be brought to Black Walnut Body Works’ immediate attention. Black Walnut Body Works’ warranty will be voided if an issue arises from repairs done in our shop but the vehicle was taken elsewhere after we completed the repairs or the issue was not brought to our attention immediately.