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autobody shops

Postby daytripper65 » Mon, 01 Sep 2008 10:12 pm

Hi,

On another, probably more pressing note, I scraped my tank of a car against one of those big columns in the parking garage the other day :cool: This car is a loaner from the company since the car we bought won't be in for another couple of weeks. They don't offer insurance on it for damage incurred by us, so I was wondering if anybody has any experiences with autobody shops/repairs around the Holland Village/Buena Visa/Dover/Clementi area.

Thanks!
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Postby sillingw » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 10:19 am

my wife did the same, took it to an autobody shop on Bukit Merah lane - there are a lot of them all together here - it's just off alexander near IKEA - I went to one at Blk 1001 #01-67 Bukit Merah lane 3 called Lian Ho Hup Khee spray painting - I'm an ex engineer and used to do car body repairs on the side to earn a little extra money (putting myself thru college) so I can recognise a good job when I see one - these guys did a good job and were less than 1/4 of the price of the BMW dealer. Telephone 6273 3950 or 6274 8511

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 10:29 am

yeah i agree ...if you shop around you'll get a much better deal than if you just go to the dealer ( who often just sub contracts it out anyway)

Good tip from Sillingw ...nothing better than personal experience !

You may want to consider your approach. It's typical to haggle or ask for discount but dont push too much and expect a good job. If your happy with the quote then go for it but be sure to mention you'll be expecting top quality work. ...Mental warfare

Good luck

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 10:31 am

Oh and make sure you're talking to the boss! not some part time muppet who'll promise anything ( they're usually on commision )

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Postby daytripper65 » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 11:44 am

Thank you for the advice and info, much appreciated.
I will give them a call, and ask for the head honcho.
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