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The body shops on Bennett Street: Lynn’s Gasoline Alley

Having filled a dent with bondo, Salvador Reyes takes a sander to the bumper of a damaged SUV so he can smooth out his repair and prepare the bumper for paint at Saugus Auto-Craft Inc., on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

Having filled a dent with bondo, Salvador Reyes takes a sander to the bumper of a damaged SUV so he can smooth out his repair and prepare the bumper for paint at Saugus Auto-Craft Inc., on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
vEo Autobody Solutions & Repair Llc., Manager Alfredo Chavez stands in front of his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

vEo Autobody Solutions & Repair Llc., Manager Alfredo Chavez stands in front of his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Carlos Estrada, owner of Estrada Auto Repair, works on the engine of a car in his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

Carlos Estrada, owner of Estrada Auto Repair, works on the engine of a car in his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Bennett Street garages

Having filled a dent with bondo, Salvador Reyes takes a sander to the bumper of a damaged SUV so he can smooth out his repair and prepare the bumper for paint at Saugus Auto-Craft Inc., on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Bennett Street Tire & Glass owner Gary Janice stands in front of his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

Bennett Street Tire & Glass owner Gary Janice stands in front of his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
A car is taped off and prepared for paint at Saugus Auto-Craft Inc. on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

A car is taped off and prepared for paint at Saugus Auto-Craft Inc. on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Saugus Auto-Craft Inc., Shop and Appraisals Manager Lenny Spallone Jr., stands with his dog Teako in front of his father's shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

Saugus Auto-Craft Inc., Shop and Appraisals Manager Lenny Spallone Jr., stands with his dog Teako in front of his father's shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Elvin Valdez mixes paint as he prepares to re-paint a damaged car at Saugus Auto-Craft Inc., on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

Elvin Valdez mixes paint as he prepares to re-paint a damaged car at Saugus Auto-Craft Inc., on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Bennett Street Tire & Glass glass technician Steve Boyd works to replace the windshield of a Subaru Outback.

Bennett Street garages

Bennett Street Tire & Glass glass technician Steve Boyd works to replace the windshield of a Subaru Outback.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
vEo Autobody Solutions & Repair Llc., Manager Alfredo Chavez works on an SUV that had its front end damaged in an accident.

Bennett Street garages

vEo Autobody Solutions & Repair Llc., Manager Alfredo Chavez works on an SUV that had its front end damaged in an accident.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Bennett Street Tire & Glass glass technician Steve Boyd works to replace the windshield of a Subaru Outback on Bennett Street.

Bennett Street garages

Bennett Street Tire & Glass glass technician Steve Boyd works to replace the windshield of a Subaru Outback on Bennett Street.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Carlos Estrada, owner of Estrada Auto Repair in Lynn, stands in front of his shop on Bennett Street.

Bennett Street garages

Carlos Estrada, owner of Estrada Auto Repair in Lynn, stands in front of his shop on Bennett Street.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
Carlos Estrada, owner of Estrada Auto Repair, works on the engine of a car in his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

Bennett Street garages

Carlos Estrada, owner of Estrada Auto Repair, works on the engine of a car in his shop on Bennett Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
vEo Autobody Solutions & Repair Llc., Manager Alfredo Chavez works on an SUV that had its front end damaged in an accident.

Bennett Street garages

vEo Autobody Solutions & Repair Llc., Manager Alfredo Chavez works on an SUV that had its front end damaged in an accident.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
LYNN —  There’s a place in Lynn where the clang of metal on metal and whine of hydraulic tools competes with laughter and shouted instructions. Bennett Street’s gritty length running from Commercial to Oakville streets behind the Lynnway features shops that sell tires, service cars, and repair damaged vehicles. Until two years ago, Carlos Estrada…

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