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By: Tina U.
Stokes Auto Service
Stokes Auto Service in Bridgeport is the greatest ever!! My 1995 Bonnieville broke down on me the other day at a stop light. Since I was in Bridgeport returning home from my friend’s, I had no idea where to have it towed to. Thankfully, my friend called a few friends for a referral and I had my car towed to Stokes. He immediately checked it out, and not only found the problem of why it died on me, but another ongoing problem of which over the last few years I had taken to numerous mechanics who couldn’t figure it out. He noticed the alternator in my car was not the correct one and the mechanic that installed it forced it in and cracked my Intake Manifold. I was shocked he figured this out, especially so quickly and I hadn’t even mentioned any other issues. He knew my car like the back of his hand!My car was ready 2 days later and now is running like new! He was wonderful! He was spot-on in diagnosing my car within a couple of hours. He thoroughly explained everything to me. Their prices are fair and reasonable and I know he did quality work. I was very comfortable with him. He could have taken advantage of me since my car was towed there and I was “stuck”. But he didn’t. I know I would have paid much more for the same work elsewhere. Money is tight for me and he did all that work within my budget that we discussed.Stokes Auto Service is professional, honest and I got the heartfelt feeling that he really cared about my safety (not the money) and wasn’t going to let me leave with a car that may have jeopardized my safety. And he didn’t know me from Adam! I am so very happy that I have found a mechanic that I can trust! I will not go anywhere else, because being a woman; I have been ripped off by mechanics in the past. It will be a bit of a drive for me to use him, but totally worth it! He has a new happy customer for life! I cannot rave enough about Stokes Auto Service!!!!Tina UEvergreen Park
By: Gloria B.
National Body Works
I totally damaged the whole passenger side of my car , coming out of a parking lot and catching the fire hydrant that was hiding to my right as I turned. To make matters worse , when I first heard the sound I didn't realize what it was and so I continued to tear through both doors and the back. After making a claim with my insurance , the adjuster came to my work to assess the damage. His estimate was $ 1800 , which seemed really low , by looking at the extent of the damage. Not that I would know .A co-worker had just fixed his suv at National Body Works , and he was very happy with the repair so i called and made an appointment. The first thing I noticed when I got there was all the competition ( 3 body shops within 1 block ) & yet they were busy.The staff was very helpful and friendly . The owner , Sasan explained to me that its always better to have the adjuster go to a shop to see the car & assess the damage . because ,he said ,he will disassemble the car and find all the hidden damage with the adjuster present so the estimate he writes would be accurate, Preventing delays and maximizing my coverage . something to keep in mind if I ever damage my car in the future. He called my insurance for a re-inspection; my rent a car arrived and I left.3 days later he called to tell me that the final estimate the insurance approved is $ 3345.00 . that's almost double the original estimate. He said that many insurances like to skip out on a lot of necessary steps in the repair to save money. but his job is to fight for the customer. That was good to hear. the best part is that he gave me a $500 discount by applying discount coupons to my bill. So its like not paying my deductable .A week and half later I went to pick up my car & WOW.... What accident ? it was perfect . she was detailed & looking great. They even repaired the dent I had on my front fender , at no charge. Im so happy!!!
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By: Steven M.
B & L Automotive Repairs Inc
I'd first like to start off by saying 5 stars just simply isn't enough for this place. So I came to Chicago to attend my friends wedding. I rented a Cadillac CTS Coupe on Turo. I parked my car right in front of the Chicago History Museum. It's 12pm mind you and the street is moderately busy. I was in the museum about an hour. I go back out to my car to add more time only to discover that some human trash had busted out my window and stolen my backpack with some expensive items. After dealing with the police and Turo, my next goal is to get the window fixed as fast as possible. I drive to B&L and sit down with a representative. After explaining my situation to the rep Gino the owner is nearby and hears the conversation. He understood it was a time sensitive issue and took over the interaction. He immediately had someone on the phone that had the part in stock and I got it replaced quickly and painlessly. I am very thankful for his exemplary customer service even though I was not doing business directly with him. If I ever come back to Chicago and need anything automotive done I will come see him for sure. Gino is a very trust worthy and outstanding business owner. He does it right. Thank you Gino!
By: Yaroslava S.
National Body Works
I got rear ended last week while sitting behind a red light. The guy has no insurance & I am going to have to pay for the repairs & then try to sue him. Anyway , I drive by National Body Works everyday on my way to work. Actually there are a lot of body shops in this area. I went to total of 5 shops to get the best price since I’m paying for it. Every shop said I have to replace my bumper and trunk lid. All the estimates were over $1350 plus any hidden damage that they can’t see but all assured me there was definitely hidden damage . That is all except National . I could see that The estimator at national was really trying to keep my cost down since I told him I’m paying out of pocket. Nationals quote was $790 since they were able to save my parts & not buy new. I asked about all the hidden damages & he said that he already knows what is damaged & its included in the price. I couldn’t believe it , so I gave them the car before he changes his mind or realizes that he made a mistake. Needless to say there was no mistake . I picked up my car 4 days later and it looked great. These guys are real pros . definitely recommend them to everyone I know
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By: Licia M.
Western Bryn Mawr Auto Repair
Once again Western and Bryn Mawr Auto repair helped me and got my 20 year old car running. I would hate to be the mechanic that fixes my car because my car is so old and am sure my car is hard to work on. Sami and George's mechanics are always nice, friendly and very respectful with me and I always walk away with a feeling like my job would have costed more had I gone to say a dealership. These are good neighborhood guys they always are more than fair with me and they keep my little ford in tip top shape for a 20 year old car. This time they did my break pads, rotors, tie rod, ball joint, 1 stud 2 calipers and an oil change. I am not going to say what I paid but asked around and everyone I asked guessed a much higher price than what these two brothers charged me. They are truly angels and are the best. Let me also add that my 20 year old car starts up like a brand new car in the cold weather and I really think it is because Sami and George's mechanics take such good care of my car. I bring it in every 3 months for an oil change and they look it over for me and make sure it is safe for me to drive. I am so thankful to them.
By: cathy.marrero.9
B & L Automotive Repairs Inc
This is the only place I would ever take my vehicle to get work done. My truck (2013 Jeep Cherokee) is my baby and when it was hit while parked, B&L made everything smooth and gave me reassurance that everything would be taken care of. It wasn't just because that is what they have to say, but you felt as though you were getting the best work from how their people are with you (ie. front desk, estimator, workers & even the owners who are not just sitting in their office, but getting their hands dirty too). They made sure all was done and they took care of all paperwork with the insurance and called the rental place to have us picked up. I didn't have to worry or do anything, they did it all and with a smile. I LOVED IT and the work that was done, you couldn't find anything wrong with it and it was done within the time they said it would be. No time changes, they called with updates. I was at easy with the stressfull situation it could have been, they made it easy and comforting. THANK YOU B&L AUTOMOTIVE....ALL OF YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!
By: caylaa154
Marvin's Auto Service
I found Marvin through my uncle when my Ford Explore was having problems. I was told by another mechanic that I needed to have all new ball joints. This was going to be over $3000 worth of work. I went to see Marvin and told him I needed a quote to have all my ball joints replaced. After he had my car for an hour he called back and said I needed to have 2 shocks replaced and one new tire. This totaled $200 worth of work. Because he was honest with me I was sold. I have taken 3 different cars to him. He is always fair, honest and never tries to screw me. I have recommended him to many friends who have all had great experiences! For as long as I live in the Chicago area I will bring my car to Marvin's. Marvin's is one of the few businesses left in the neighborhood (in which I grew up in) that has remained true. It you want a Latte with your oil change or if you can't understand someone with a Spanish accent that is a personal problem and you need to have more than just your car fixed!
By: gina.lopezhenriksen
Dayton Auto Rebuilders Inc
Well I can say is WOW! I just picked up my car from Dayton and I am so pleased. I had an accident a few weeks ago, where I had a good amount of damage. My insurance company recommended Dayton, so I had my car towed there. The shop manager Glen was very nice and explained the whole process to me and answered all my questions with sencerity. My car was in the shop for 17 days, in which they kept me informed the whole time. Since my car was in the shop, I called to ask if they could also fix a small dent that I had prior. Robin, the lady in the office was so helpful with getting back to me with a price and again answered anything I asked about my car. When it came to the insurance work, Robin took care of everything for me, to where I didn't have any of that stress. My car looks fantastic and back to the way it was before. I am very thankful to the entire shop and I will recommend them to anyone I know. Thanks again Glen and Robin for making my car look great and treating me so well.
By: Marion G.
National Body Works
These guys are top notch professionals. Their work speaks for itself. Their customer service is beyond the norm today. It reminds me of the days when people really cared about their customers. Dont settle for anything else, come here to get your car repaired and you will be happy and satisfied and in awe of the attention that you as a customer receive and the attention to detail that your car receives. Our 2011 Toyota Sienna Van had more than a few issues of damage. We brought it in for an estimate after checking photos online and being amazed at the quality. We were greeted by Oscar and Sasan who gave us an extremely detailed estimated that was below anyone else for just one repair. They were so kind -made sure they answered all of our questions and again-told us in detail what we would get done, broke it down by price on the computer and gave us an extremely good estimate. When we picked up our van this past friday- we could not believe our eyes-absolutely perfect!
By: Andres L.
Armando's Auto Repair
Thank you for restoring my old car a 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, it was almost impossible job . Your staff was very professional and absolute joy to work with. The job was to change the rear Rocket Pinion and also the rusting lines for the steering system. In order to do this they have also to change the struts and lower down all the rear components. It wasn't an easy task since there are no parts for this car. I found some in California and Mr Armando some in Chicago. They kept me informed throughout the process of the repair and of testing my car to make sure everything was working properly before returning the car to me. I truly believe you are one of the best mechanic in the area along with your son. I'm going to tell everyone. I know of my experience. You are truly a company that provides high quality auto repair with integrity, honesty, and excellent customer service at a fair price and with a personal touch. Andres Laguna.
Tips & Advices
Using a variety of tools and processes, many of which require specialized training, auto body mechanics primarily repair cosmetic and structural damage to vehicles after accidents occur. They can also enhance a vehicle’s appearance and performance by replacing and adding new parts to a vehicle’s body.
This depends on the severity of the work that needs to be done. Something such as paintless dent repair for a few small dents can take an hour. Whereas auto body repairs for damages caused by a major accident can take multiple days to correct.
All auto body parts can be repaired but there is a threshold for the level of repairs possible. Parts can be damaged beyond repair and would need to be wholly replaced.
Auto body parts can be made from a wide variety of materials, usually based on what the part’s purpose is. Vehicle frames body panels, bumpers, roof racks, and other items that need to be strong and durable are usually constructed from steel, which is known for its durability and resistance to rust and high temperatures. But aluminum is quickly becoming a popular material of construction due to its lightweight yet durable nature. Body kits and other aftermarket parts like spoilers and hoods can be constructed from one form of plastic or another.
Yes, the vast majority of car makes and models have aftermarket parts available for many of their components. But higher-end vehicles typically have less aftermarket parts available since they often use specialized materials and manufacturing processes that are difficult to duplicate for many aftermarket manufacturers.

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