Contact

School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology


Truax campus room A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

COMMERCIAL AVENUE CAMPUS ROOM A120
2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169

Email

Se habla Español.

Automotive Services

Whether you get in a fender bender or just need supplies for a do-it-yourself project, Madison College can help with your automotive needs. Our auto collision services and Auto Parts Store at the Truax campus are open to MATC students, staff and the general community.

Auto Collision Repair Services

Madison College’s Auto Collision Repair and Refinish program accepts vehicle repair projects on a limited basis from MATC staff, students and members of the general community. Collision Repair students perform all repairs to industry standards of safety and quality under the guidance of MATC’s seasoned program staff. Repair time varies depending on the project, but it can take one to four weeks. Customers must be able to leave their vehicles at the Truax campus for the duration of repairs. Madison College is unable to provide ride services or alternate transportation for customers. The program reserves the right to accept or decline any collision repair service request based on the needs of the program and guidelines set forth by the Auto Collision Repair Advisory Committee.

Types of Repairs

Collision repair projects accepted into the Collision Repair Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Late-model vehicles, no more than 10 years old, with some exceptions
  • Isolated damage on one to three body panels or areas of the vehicle (e.g., bumper, fender, door, hood, roof, quarter panel)
  • Frame damage, with some exceptions

We do NOT perform these types of repairs:   

  • Rust repair 
  • Restoration 
  • Complete repaint  (color change) 
  • Paint delamination 
  • Media and/or sandblasting 
  • Window tinting

How to Request Collision Repair Service

Please provide this information via email to CollisionRepair@madisoncollege.edu or by phone at (608) 246-6839 for further information or to schedule an in-person estimate appointment.

  • Vehicle year, make, model and trim
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Type(s) and location of damage
  • Photographs of the whole vehicle and the damaged areas
Auto Parts Store

Madison College's Auto Parts Store is located inside the Truax campus Bookstore and carries parts and supplies for the automotive, body shop, small engine (MMOPP) and diesel programs. The store also sells welding and safety items.

The Auto Parts Store accepts cash, checks, Mastercard, VISA, American Express and Discover.

Store Hours (During the Academic Year)

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed daily from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Closed during breaks and summer

For more information, call the Auto Parts Store at (608) 246-6061 or visit the Madison College Bookstore website.

Auto Repair

Madison College’s Automotive Technology program (different from Automotive Collision) accepts vehicle mechanical repair projects on a limited basis from Madison College Faculty and staff only. We do not work on student and general community member’s vehicles. We can, however, give references if needed. Madison College automotive students perform all repairs to industry standards of safety and quality under the guidance of Madison College’s seasoned automotive program staff. Repair time varies depending on the project, but it can take one to four days for minor work or several weeks for major work. Customers must be able to leave their vehicles at the Truax campus for the duration of repairs. Madison College is unable to provide ride services or alternate transportation for customers. The program reserves the right to accept or decline any repair service request based on the needs of the program and guidelines set forth by the Automotive Technology program and/or Advisory Committee.

Types of Repairs

Mechanical repair projects accepted into the Automotive Technology program must meet the following requirements:

  • Late-model vehicles, no more than 10 years old, with some exceptions 
  • Maintenance and repair of the vehicle’s mechanical systems (no body work) 
  • Aftermarket accessories (some exclusions apply)

We do NOT perform these types of repairs:   

  • Restoration
  • Frame work or fabrication 
  • Window tinting
  • Collision repair (body work/dent repair) 
  • Repair that will defeat OEM safety standards, including air conditioning and Occupant restraint systems

How to Request vehicle Mechanical repair service

 Please provide this information via email to autotech@madisoncollege.edu 

  • Vehicle year, make, model and color 
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) (located on the driver's side lower windshield area) 
  • Type(s) repairs/maintenance needed
  • Best way to contact you email/phone

Based on curriculum and need, we will contact you to schedule the work. At times, the classes fill up with student related work and it is difficult to take in additional work. So it may be possible that we cannot get to all requests. We will try to do our best to let you know if this is the case. We do not offer free repair services, however, labor for repairs are free. Donations to the Auto Club are accepted and greatly appreciated for labor. You are responsible for all part costs, environmental fees, and tax related to the repair, which are purchased through our auto parts department.