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Lake City Automotive is a full service autobody and repair shop. We are your one stop shop for all your automotive needs! We offer complete repair, restoration and mechanical  services for your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, jetski, RV and more.



If your vehicle has been in an accident, you can trust Lake City Automotive to make things right again. If the damage is collision-related, we have the technology, experience, and tools to erase all traces of the accident. We offer full service collision repair and will work with your insurance company every step of the way. We offer: 

  • Computerized Paint Color Matching

  • Window Replacement 

  • Collision Repair

  • Insurance Estimates

  • Frame Straightening

  • Paintless Dent Repair

  • Scratch Repair/Removal




Classic car restoration is our specialty! Our experienced team can make your automotive dream a reality! Let us restore your favorite classic vehicle to show quality condition with help from the experts at Lake City Automotive. Whatever the year, make, or model of your ride might be, we can handle restoration projects of all kinds. Our team members are well-trained as certified painters and body repair specialists. We'll work with you to make your vehicle look the way you want.​

No matter what condition your car is in, we can restore it back to it's original condition - or - to the car of your dreams! Stop in today for a FREE estimate!


With our state of the art paint matching system and paint booth, we'll match any manufactures color.

Whether you need new paint due to an accident or you are simply in need of an upgrade, the experts at Lake City Automotive can give your car a beautiful new coat of paint. Our shop uses the latest in paint-match technology to ensure a flawless match to your current paint. Alternatively, if you want a new look, our team can help you pick out the perfect new color and finish.

Finding the perfect paint for you and your vehicle can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Bring your vehicle to Lake City Autobody today for a free estimate and consultation. Our team has years of experience and will be more than happy to provide you with the excellent service you and your vehicle deserve.

Custom Paint


Our professional mechanic has over 30 years of experience with all makes and models. Besides being a complete auto body repair facility, Lake City Automotive does everything from tune ups to engine overhauls. Late model vehicles to antique, domestic and foreign. We offer the following services and more:​

Fixing the Car
  • Tune up

  • Diagnostics

  • Brakes

  • Oil Changes

  • Engine Swap/rebuild

  • Complete Diagnosis

  • Electrical 

  • Suspension

  • Exhaust 

  • Performance

  • Custom exhaust/headers

Mechanical Repair


A wheel alignment assures optimal drivability! A vehicles wheel alignment needs to be checked because, over time, the wheel angles can change. This can happen as a result of normal wear of various rubber bushings in the vehicle suspension, sagging of the springs or after hitting large potholes or curbs, as well as after accidents. Vehicles with improper wheel alignment conditions can suffer a decrease in fuel efficiency by up to 7%. Wheels out of alignment cause your tires to drag sideways creating dangerous driving conditions and unnecessary wear on tires. We recommend an alignment after any change in your vehicles suspension or after any large impact to your wheels or suspension. 



Your vehicle is been equipped with an On-Board Diagnostics System that monitors engine performance. Discrepancies in performance levels are reported through your vehicle’s computer system. If your “check engine” or “service engine” light is displayed, bring your vehicle in and we'll hook it up to our state of the art diagnostic system to determine what the problem is.

The insights obtained during the engine diagnostic will determine the extent of suggested engine repairs.  

While regular engine maintenance will help ensure that your engine always performs at peak conditions, there are also signs you can look for that indicate an engine repair service is needed.

Most of the time, your vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics System will detect an engine issue and store the corresponding repair code, which can be accessed by a member of our service staff. Slow-cranking, rough idling, stalling, knocking, or pinging while accelerating are all signs that you should seek engine repairs or engine diagnostics to determine the full extent of your engine trouble.


We're more than just a body shop! We love taking on "special projects" too! We've restored a classic KitchenAid Mixer, pedal cars, an old air pump and more! Have something old that you want to look new again? Bring it in! Have damage on your camper or motorhome? Let us take care of that for you! We really like to think outside the box and we have the craftsmen that can tackle any project you have!


Here are a few of the collision and restoration projects we've worked on over the years. Click an image to open a slideshow of larger images.

Our work


Lake City Automotive has been serving the Lakes Region of New Hampshire since 1959. Originally opened by William Hawkins and Bob Wilkinson, the business was located in several different locations on Union Avenue for many years. In 1989, the business was passed down to William's son, Bill Hawkins. As the business grew, a new building was constructed in 1982 at 517 Union Avenue where the body shop remained a well known and respected Lakes Region establishment

Today, the business is owned by Mike Nealon, who purchased the it from the Hawkins family in 2009. Lake City Automotive offers restoration, repair and now has a full time automotive mechanic! With the growth of the business and the need for more space, Mike moved the shop to it's current, 3,600 square foot, state of the art location of 332 Hounsell Avenue.

Mike has made it his mission to carry on the long standing tradition of quality work and professional service that the Lakes Region has been accustomed to from Lake City Automotive for almost 60 years! We would love to serve your restoration, collision and repair needs - please give us a call or stop by the shop any time, our experienced auto body technicians can handle any challenge!

Stop in and meet the Lake City Automotive team!



332 Hounsell Avenue

Gilford, NH 03249

Tel: (603) 524-2637


Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

By appointment Saturday/Sunday

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