Time to market is critical

An improved reconditioning process decreases time-to-market, reduces holding costs, and increases profitability for dealerships. From customized in-house staffing programs to "one-stop" mobile services, AutoFX has your solution.

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AutoFX is an automotive reconditioning solution company

We specialize in S.M.A.R.T (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques) reconditioning to reduce repair time and cost for our clients. Our leadership and technicians have decades of industry experience and are committed to innovation, quality, and exceeding client expectations.

Currently, we offer mobile services and "one-stop" reconditioning programs for car dealers in the Midwest. In addition, we offer our industry leading techniques and services direct to retail consumers at limited retail locations.

We're Green

Our philosophy is to provide a quality service to our customer while also preserving our environment using innovative repair processes combined with new technology.

We stand by the following approaches:

  • We repair damaged parts on a vehicle instead of replacing them. Unlike the traditional body shop method, this conserves resources that go into the manufacturing, transporting, and painting of replacement parts, as well as keeps damaged parts away from our landfills.
  • We recycle and reuse our paint solvents.
  • We aim to repair vehicles with many water-based products.
  • We offer Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) as an alternative to remove many dents, which saves paint and other chemicals used in traditional body repair.
  • We specialize in keeping the repair area small and using as much factory finish as possible to conserve materials and waste.
  • We are constantly working with our suppliers to find products with the least impact on the environment.

Meet the Team

Providing hands-on leadership to deliver results.

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Kevin Montijo

President / Owner

Kevin has been in the automotive business for over 20 years. He first started Kevin’s Car Cosmetics in 1995, a mobile touch up service with one truck and grew that business into KCC Acquisitions, a full service reconditioning company. He has founded and operated some of the largest reconditioning companies in the Midwest. He completed Paintless Dent Repair certification training in 1996 in Kansas at U.S Dent Corp. He has practiced and developed small to medium area repair techniques (S.M.A.R.T) in automotive painting, PDR, interior repair, alloy wheel repair, windshield repair, and detailing.

He is also a board member of A Better Hope Foundation, a charity that helps support independent living for adults with Autism in the Midwest.

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Jose Bedoya

General Manager

Jose Studied Automotive Collision repair at College of Lake County. He received ICarr certifications in Automotive refinishing, automotive estimating, and small business management. Soon after that in 2004, he started to work for a startup franchise called AutoQual. While there, he trained new employees on how to perform automotive interior repairs on leather, vinyl and fabric. He remained at this company for eight years until 2012 when he joined Auto FX. His skills now include advanced repairs on cracked plastic, dashboards, windshield repair, and leather stitching. He is also responsible for training technicians, and R&D of new products for AutoFX.

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Steve Montijo

Manager / On-site Operations

Steve started in automotive in 2005 with Kevin’s car cosmetics as a Detailer, then detail manager in 2006, and later quality control manager for all aspects of reconditioning for the AR group of companies. He has 10 years of experience in automotive reconditioning management. He is organized, has a hands on management style, and is always committed to client satisfaction. He joined the Autofx team in 2015 to manage on site operations for the company.

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Bridgitt Montijo

Controller

Bridgitt is officer and founder of Autofx Inc. She started doing payroll in 1997 for Kevin’s Car Cosmetics, later managing HR, accounts payable and receivables, and accounting for KCC. In 2009, she joined the AR group of companies doing payroll and autobody estimating. In 2012, she and Kevin Montijo started Autofx Inc.

She also sits on the board of A Better Hope Foundation, a charity that helps support independent living for adults with Autism in the Midwest.

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Filemon Rodriguez

Westmont Manager

Filemon brings 15 years experience in the auto reconditioning industry to Auto FX. He started as a driver/porter and detailing cars working his way up to become a manager. He joined Auto FX in 2015 and manages the team at our Westmont facility.

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Danny Hernandez

Mobile Paint Manager

Danny Hernandez brings ten years of experience in auto refinishing to Auto FX. He guarantees that every job meets the highest quality standards and that every Auto FX customer has the best possible experience.

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Carolyn Drexler

Human Resource and Analytics

Carolyn joined Auto FX in 2016 bringing knowledge gained from several industries including automotive, retail, and finance. She has over 15 years experience in Human Resources working from small companies to the Fortune 50. She specializes in Business Systems and Analytics.

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Cheyenne Montijo

Business Development and Marketing

Cheyenne joined Auto FX in late 2018 from Accenture bringing IT experience within the public and private sectors. Her experience with a diverse client base is ideal for maintaining and developing client relationships. 

Next Steps...

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