In 1961 Butch Snyder graduated from Vale Tech in Blairsville, PA. He worked as an auto body technician before becoming self-employed and opening Snyder’s Auto Body, in Tylersburg, PA, in 1979. Between 1979 and 1987 Butch expanded the square footage of his three-bay garage shop several times. Robert “Spanky” Wielock, Butch’s son-in-law, began working at Snyder’s in 1986. It was a very busy year in 1990 when, Snyder’s installed a downdraft paint bake-booth, a paint mixing machine, and a front-end alignment machine. In 1993 he incorporated the business and, also, added office space and another piece to the shop. In 1994 Snyder’s Auto Body, Inc. began selling used cars. Spanky became manager when Butch retired in 2005.
Snyder’s Auto Body, Inc. is a direct repair shop for several major insurance companies. They are PPG certified, which means all paint jobs have a lifetime guarantee for the span of the car’s ownership. Butch, Spanky, and their five employees offer complete auto, mechanical, glass and frame work on all minor and major repairs. Snyder’s is AES and MACS certified to service vehicle air conditioners. The auto body shop has full 4-wheel alignment capabilities with Ravaglioli equipment. They, also, offer dent removal and an Allvis upper-body measuring system. Snyder’s offers 24-hour towing with their wrecker and tilt bed.
Snyder’s was the first body shop in Clarion County to “go green.” In 2009, Snyder’s switched to PPG Envirobase Waterborne Paint. This switch is the equivalent of removing 18 trucks from the road for every six cars that are painted with waterborne paint. Snyder’s has computerized estimates, a prep station, and complete frame straightening capabilities. Their shop has a resistance spot welder, which replaces the factory welds. This is the only thing recommended to get high-strength steel back to factory standards. Snyder’s Auto Body, Inc. is an extremely community oriented business that supports local schools, churches, fire companies, and ambulance services. They strive to always satisfy their customers with quality service, lifetime guarantees on all paint matches, and work they will stand behind. With over 50 years experience and work you can trust, contact Snyder’s Auto Body, Inc. at (814)744-9218.