Kandi’s Rods & Kustoms specializes in a variety of automotive services. We are a Hagerty Expert Repair Facility for your classic rides, but also offer collision services, and work with all major insurance companies for your daily, high end, and other vehicles.
Ask us about our free estimation service.
You asked, we listened!
The NEW Kandi’s Collision Center is NOW OPEN and goes a step above the rest. Many of our classic car clients wanted a quality shop that went above and beyond on their daily drivers. No miss-matched panel painting or questionable parts because your insurance company wants to cut corners. We fight for your rights as our client for the highest in quality repairs and paint.
Kandi’s Collision Center operates out of a different section of our facility. Same lobby and entrance, but different technicians and work area.
Give us a call or text us at (419) 908-9387 to schedule your free estimate. We can not guarantee availability for walk-in estimates.
Know Your Rights:
Know your rights as a consumer. It is illegal and unlawful for an automotive insurance company to tell you where you have to take your vehicle for repair. You have the right to choose the repair facility of your choice.
Kandi’s Rods & Kustoms strives on extreme quality, professionalism, and some of the coolest restoration and overhauls in the industry. These aren’t just ‘rides’ that come through our door. Each build at Kandi’s is treated for what it is; a beautiful piece of American Automotive history that can’t be replaced. The builds that come through our shop are treated as though they are the rarest form of art, and as if they were the last of their very kind. This job takes patience, skills, and a passion or obsession for the hot rod world like you may have never experienced before. Our reputation and builds are held to the highest standards. We have been humbled with a large following from around the country, but especially here in Ohio and Michigan.
Not all of the builds here at Kandi’s have to be complete rotisserie builds and nut to bolt restorations. However, we emphasize on the importance of proper automotive repairs and metal work to ensure the high quality paint has an acceptable under surface.
We see each vehicle a piece of lost American automotive history, an extension of ourselves when the build is being worked on and finished. We know the sentimental value these machines hold to many of us. Each one has its story from the families that have owned it and the experiences they or the car have been in.
Quality should never be sacrificed and there is no such thing as, “good enough” at Kandi’s Rods & Kustoms. Our team of mostly women auto body techs and hot rod builders strives to bring you the most meticulous of details and work.
There are no details left undone when you choose us as your professional hot rod restoration and paint shop. A true overhaul can take anywhere from two, to even three years depending on the amount of custom work, fabrication, and hours being put into it.
Our restoration and paint rate is $80/hour.
Custom Fabrication and Fiberglass Rate is $100/hour.
Did you recently purchase or acquire a classic vehicle that may have sat a while. Perhaps your own classic or antique ride hasn’t seen the road in some time. Important components can become corroded after time with moisture and weather changes. Rust can eat through structural and supportive frames. Pesky rodents chew their way in wires, and sometimes your life saving safety belts become dry rotted. We offer an in-house mechanical inspection that thoroughly checks your vehicle to make sure you and your loved ones are safe. Some of the things, but not limited to that we look at in our inspection: breaks, break lines, hoses, leaks, fluid checks (we recommend adding new), frame stability, tire age, drivability, seatbelt wear, and more. This service places your vehicle on one of our car lifts so we can fully see the underneath for a proper inspection. This process takes approximately 8-10 hours for the inspection part and additional hours included for a full and detailed write up with our findings, concerns, any suggested repairs, etc. Cost for this speciality inspection service with detailed write up is a flat $1,000 (plus tax) and must be scheduled in advance.
An Independent & Small Business:
We strive to push to be a team and family based environment. To avoid the large CEO, giant corporate experience that many have become all to familiar with. You’re more than a number to us, and your vehicles longevity, dependability, and above all else, safety, is what matters most. We don’t believe businesses should put profit before people.
Thank you to our First Responders & Veterans:
Kandi’s father and brother were both volunteer firefighters, and Rob McCrea (co-owner) is a 20+ year, full-time career firefighter and volunteer. Both Kandi and Rob feel the importance of giving back to our community, and thanking those that put theirselves on the line, both on our Homefront, and abroad.
All first responders and veterans with proper i.d. get 10% off any of our services.
Two Days with Two Events!
Local Ohio Artists selling their one-of-a-kind artwork & the Red Helmet Christmas Charities Toy Drive with the Ashland Fire Local 1386.