Founded in 1985, Lara Panels has been providing Geelong and surrounds with the best in accident repairs, panel beating and spray painting for over almost 30 years.

A family business, current owner James began his career as a panel beater at the age of 14, and has now taken over from his father. His inherited passion for cars and meticulous eye for detail have earned Lara Panels and LOCO Customs & Restorations, a reputation for providing highest quality services for car, truck and motorbike repairs, old car restoration, custom painting, towing, vehicle cleaning and detailing.

At Lara Panels, we combine the best in training and technology to provide you with the quality repairs you’ve come to expect from us. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes PPG access computer quoting system, Estimage and ORM quoting system, Car-o-Liner computer measuring system, inverter spot welders and MIG welders, hoists, PPG paint system, baking oven, infrared curing system and dustless sanding system. These products, when put to good use by our five expert staff members, ensure our continued ability to provide you with exemplary craftsmanship.

In accordance with the VACC industry regulations, the team at Lara Panels aims to provide complete customer satisfaction. Our undercover assessing area, office with a reception desk, ample customer parking and waiting area, tea and coffee facilities, customer toilets (including amenities for the disabled) and courtesy car access ensures that the time your vehicle is off the road is as comfortable and inconvenient as possible. In addition, we are qualified to carry out Structural Repair Reports referred to us by VicRoads, and are members of the Repairer Networks Australia group of insurer-approved panel beaters and accident repairers.

At Lara Panels, we strive to find new ways of reducing our carbon footprint. We use secondhand parts wherever possible, triple interceptors to separate oil from water before it enters the drainage system, gas instead of diesel to fuel our ovens and the recycling of all our plastic and cardboard products (including drop sheets, bumpers, car parts, boxes and our own gun wash), making us an environmentally friendly alternative to many of our local competitors.