About Our Auto Body Shop

Meet Dan and John Rogers. Two brothers who opened the doors to In The Works in the city of Ham Lake back in 2005; however these two automotive enthusiasts and auto body experts have been doing body and paint work for a combined 50 years. John's wife Amy does the office work for a totally family run business.


We take pride in doing quality work and your 100% satisfaction is our goal. No job is too small - from a simple door ding to complete restoration, we take pride in our work. We know proper repair of collision damage keeps you safe, your car performing at its best and the appearance should bring a smile to your face. Dan likes to say we will paint anything that fits through our doors. We want you and your family and friends to be our satisfied customers for life!


Free 2 B Car Care ProgramWe not only care about your car, we care for our community and invest our time involed in the Free-2-Be car care for Welfare to Work programs, Immigrants, Unemployed, Under Employed, Disabled and Senior Citizens. You can find out more about Free 2 Be by visiting their Car Care Program website.


Our shop accepts cash, check, and many debit and credit cards along with working side by side with insurance companies to provide you the best experience whether repairing your daily driver or restoring and building your dream machine.



We are located just north of Minneapolis in Ham Lake behind the Red Ox Restaurant, in the same building as Victory Auto:

 

Address: 16324 Highway 65 Service Road, Ham Lake, MN‎

Phone: (763) 434-5503

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Hours:      
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday  
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm    


 

Projects & Testimonies

Insurance Adjusters

Auto Body Tips

What To Do Incase of an Accident
If you are involved in an accident don't make any public statements about who is at fault.

Keep a disposable camera with a flash in your glove box in the event you have an accident. Then take LOTS of pictures!

 
Keep Your Car Clean
Be sure to remove sand and salt spray as soon as possible from your car to protect your finish.

 
Tire Pressure
Check Tire inflation at least once a month. Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of fuel efficiency. Don't forget to check the tire pressure of your spare tire!

 
Proper Car Maintenance
A fouled spark plug or plugged / restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 40 recent.

 
Gain those extra MPG's
For maximum fuel economy, keep your foot steady on the accelerator pedal, staying at a constant speed, typically below 60 mph.

 
Higher Octane Fuel
Buying higher octane fuel than your car requires will not boost performance on unmodified vehicles, nor will it benefit mileage and efficiency.

 
Car Heater and The Winter
Unlike A/C in the summer, you can run the cars heater as much as you want in the winter without effecting your mileage.

 
Car Detailing

Make a habit of detailing your car.  Detail your car regularly and inspect the finish.



 
Wax Your Car Frequently

You are much better off to wax your car more frequently than to try to apply a heavy coat of wax.