934 Tremaine Avenue
Palmerston North

Phone 06 356 8218




At Dittmer Collision Repair, Palmerston North, we are your one-stop Collision Repair shop.

You can trust our qualified panelbeaters and apprentices to repair your vehilce safely, efficiently and professionally.

Panel Quote Imaging

Our office is equipped with a computerised estimating and quoting system called Panel Quote Imaging - built specifically for the New Zealand panel repair and paint refinishing industry. This software is designed by panel beaters for the Australia/New Zealand collision repair industry, ensuring fair and accurate estimates. It allows images and estimates to be sent by e-mail or through insurer links for faster assessment. All on-site estimates are free. Quoting is also available off-site.

Air Conditioning

Having trouble with your air conditioning? We are able to degas and regas your vehicle.

Chassis Straightening

We're equipped to perform chassis realignment on a wide range of vehicles, with nine chassis straightening machines in our Palmerston North workshop. We have four Blackhawk Benches, a Blackhawk Genie and four Mark 5/Mark6 Car-o-liners, with commercial kit specially designed for the repair of light commercial vehicles.

Glass Replacements

We can work with your insurance company to have your windscreen replaced, as its own claim or during your collision repair.


We are able to undertake minor mechanical repairs inhouse, from suspension to wheel alignments (using our John Bean wheel alignment machine), as well as fitting and balancing tyres.


We have a specialist restoration expert (who has a passion for all classic motor vehicles) is able to completely restore/fabricate panels as required. We will work with you to get your pride and joy back to its former glory.

Stickers/Vinyl Cutting

Our Roland GS-24 vinyl cutter allows our on-sites applicators to reproduce and fit signwriting without delay.


Window Tinting

We are Palmerston Norths 3M automotive window tint installers

Structural Repairs

We measure all structural repairs using the latest computerised 3D laser technology: the Blackhawk SHARK.

Our measuring system ensures that all repairs fall within the manufacturers specifications. When repairs are complete, the system delivers a comprehensive printed report detailing the initial state of the damaged vehicle, and its final state, including a comparison with the manufacturer's dimensions.

We have a full range of M.I.G. and spot welders to reproduce manufacturer's weld patterns.

Vehicle Refinishing

We have top quality professional spray painting facilities, and our well-stocked tinting room allows us to mix colours and match paints on-site. We can take on a range of painting jobs, from touching up scratched vehicle panels and fixing vinyl sign writing to complete vehicle sandblast and respray.

The refinishing of your vehicle is carried out by qualified tradesmen, trained in using Glasurit waterborne baked enamel, Europe's finest automotive paint. We use a modern Seetal full down draft heated spray booth and low bake oven for all refinishing.