About Us

Established in 1971, Akins Collision Center has earned the trust and respect of customers and insurance companies. We continue to do so by building our reputation on expert collision repair performed by the best trained technicians in the business. The Akins Collision Center family of employees has dedicated their careers to researching and implementing the most innovative and advanced body shop technology available today. Our legacy of distinctive service has distinguished our company apart from the average body shop.

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Give Back Program

Do you have a fund raising event?

Is your non profit organization looking for donations?

Does your classroom or after school program need supplies or equipment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions become part of the Akins Collision Center’s Give Back Program. How?

Follow these simple steps:

Contact our program coordinators,

Mike Riccomi at 408-268-3814 or Michelle Warden at 408-982-9200.

Fill in our Give Back Registration Form Send anyone you know who is in need of collision repair to any of our conveniently located Akins Collision Centers Direct your referral to communicate that they are part of the Give Back Program. We pull your registration card and send your program a check for 2% of the total sale upon completion of repair (cannot be combined with any other offer)

Give Back Partners

Guadalupe School, Autism Tree, San Jose Christian School, Sterling Dance, Grateful Garment, Los Alamitos School, Bowers Elementary, South Hills Church, YMCA, Lincoln High School Football Program, Sacred Heart Community, Junes Day Care, D.J Sedgwick School.


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Before & After

Akins Almaden Valley

South Side Location



Auto Painting Room





Collision Technician

Work Space


Quality Repair Process

Dropping Off your Vehicle

Accident or wear and tear. Bring you Vehicle to our professional Estimators.

Vehicle Restoration

Our Collision Technicians will begin the structural repair body restoration.

Painting Process

We will match your paint utilizing computer technology.


The body will be reassembled along with any other parts involved with your repair.

Commitment & Final Evaluation

Safety and Satisfaction of our customers is our top priority. Your vehicle will pass through quality control checks along each stage of the process. You make the final inspection then drive away satisfied and worry-free.

"Families Helping Families"



Only 1 in 10

shops will meet or exceed the requirements for Certification. In order to become and remain Certified, shops must meet the requirements as established by the Auto Manufacturers and pass an annual on-site inspection-audit. These requirements identify Certified shops that have the proper tools, equipment, training, and facilities to safely repair the next generation of vehicles, ensuring the vehicle fit, finish, durability, value, and safety using advanced materials and technology.

Our Life-time Warranty

Akins Collision Center hereby provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty on repairs performed by the Shop. This warranty is valid for as long as you own the vehicle stated herein, and is for the person to whom this Warranty is granted and whose name appears herein and on the original work order. This is a labor only fragmented four part Limited Lifetime Warranty, and stipulations pertaining to each fragmented part are stated hereafter:


Akins Collision Center provides a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all metalwork, to include welding and the application of materials utilized in making collision repairs. (Warranted against cracking, flaking pitting or deterioration, excluding rust repairs.) The Shop will repair and repaint, excluding rust repairs, any metalwork warranted hereby, at its sole option, when claim is made as stated herein, unless caused by or damage resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance, or care of the vehicle. Painting, Stripes, and Decals: Akins Collision Center provides a LIFETIME WARRANTY on painting-related priming and painting work against solvent blistering, peeling, hazing, and excessive loss of pigmentation, and, a LIFETIME WARRANTY on the application and adhesion of decorative stripes and decals, excluding those defects which are caused by extreme environmental conditions to which the vehicle may be exposed. The Shop will not warranty custom paint (neons, candy apples, etc.). The Shop will re prime and repaint the specific sections of the vehicle warranted hereby (excluding rust repair), at its sole option, when claim is made on painting-related priming or paint work problems. The Shop will re stripe or re-decal the specific sections of the vehicle warranted, at its sole option.

Mechanical Repairs

Akins Collision Center provides a ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on all mechanical repairs pertaining directly to original collision damage. The Shop will re-repair any mechanical assembly or component warranted hereby, at its sole option, when claim is made within one (1) year of the effective date stated herein, unless caused by or damaged resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance, or care of the vehicle. Parts: Akins Collision Center provides a ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY, unless manufacturers warranty is less, on parts installed by or at our Shop. (Please note: Shop warranty does not exceed Mfg. warranty). The Shop will repair or replace any defective part warranted hereby, at its sole option, when claim is made within one (1) year of the effective date stated herein, unless caused by or damaged resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance, or care of the vehicle. This written warranty shall be null and void if the repair is altered, adjusted or tampered with by any person not authorized by Warranty Grantor. This warranty is not transferable.

Specifically Excluded

Incidental costs, such as towing fees, car rental charges, travel expenses, or assemblies and components which are not specifically covered by this warranty. Rust, surface rust, rust through, and/or damage caused by rusting of interior or exterior panels is not covered. This states all the warranties made by the Shop and contains the only promises for which it will be responsible. Customer Obligations: In order to obtain the benefits of this warranty, the owner of the vehicle must do the following: Present the owner’s copy of this warranty document to the warrantor before requesting warranted repairs or parts, and have any warranted repair, adjustment, or inspection made only at the premises of the warrantor during normal business hours.

Two Convenient Locations

The most important thing to all of us at Akins Collision Center is that we understand what you need from us. We know we can fix your car, that is our job and we are very good at it. Please, tell us what we can do to make this process as effortless for you as possible.

• Santa Clara • Almaden Valley


Our best value to you is our family helping your family get back on the road safely.

Santa Clara

530 Reed Street Santa Clara, CA 95050 (½ mile from the San Jose Airport)

Phone: 408-982-9200

Fax: 408-982-9210

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:30AM – 5:30PM;

Saturday, 8:00AM-12:00PM

Almaden Valley

1341 Redmond Avenue San Jose, CA 95120 (corner of Meridian and Redmond)

Phone: 408-268-3814

Fax: 408-268-9861

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM – 5:30PM

Wednesday by appointment only

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you

You can reach us by calling any of our two convenient offices or use the short form below and someone will be in contact with you just as soon as possible..

Click on the Email Link: michellewarden@callakins.com

Santa Clara Location.