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By: Han J.
Collision Express
This place is no longer Cavalier Body Shop. They are called Collision Express now and after talking to them, has been since January 2014. My 2003 Land Rover Discovery 2 had some issues with the Cargo Trunk. The hinge had been bent and the trunk cargo trunk would not shut all the way because it didn't seal it all the way. I do most of the mechanic work for my Discovery and generally do not trust ANYONE o do any work on it, but this time, I just didn't have the time to mess with this alignment issue. I decided to go to a few auto body places early in the morning in Maplewood because it was close to my work and Maplewood apparently is a breeding ground for Indy Auto Shops. I researched that evening and found about 5 or 6. Collision Express wasn't on the list because they are fairly new and as you can see, they are still called Cavalier Body Shop. They were my first stop because I just happen to see them first. It was 2 guys working. They came out and looked at my issue. Polite guys, listened and one of the guys just popped the trunk open, even though I thought it was stuck and even took a crow bar to it. They explained to me the issue and what was causing it to not close all the way. They gave me a quote, I told them I would call them back because I didn't think it was needing to cost that much because I do everything myself and on that car and it just wasn't what I would charge myself. I proceeded to go to the other body shops in that area and soon realized, that the price and attitude was completely different from the other shops. It was quite a difference, one shop had to stop during the quote to let me know that they were at this amount, and they were not done yet. What?! so was this guy taunting me with his rip off price? I dont get it. I don't like to use names, but EGB body shop, you need at least a crash course on sales. Don't tell me I am $*($ while you are still trying to *(&(*R& me over. I decided to give Collision Express the business and they got me in at Lunch time. They were friendly and let me sit in the shop and let me watch them do the repairs. They were thorough and careful with my car. Got it done quickly and the owner came back with lunch for them I guess and was one of the friendliest Auto Mechanic guys I have ever talked too. Usually they hate every one probably because of the oil, heat and frustration. I would recommend this place to anyone. They not only deal with Auto Body, but also mechanical and looks like they do paint jobs. Very Clean Shop. 5 star is well deserved.
By: derwood208
St Louis Car Museum & Sales
So how do I write this in the most objective voice? I guess I am somewhat to blame...I could have gotten on a plane instead of trusting them.I saw a car on EBay that I wanted, a 1976 Triumph TR 5.0. I called St. Louis Car Museum and inquired about the car. Being a first time, novice car collector, I thought I asked plenty of good questions. The car looked great on the website and I loved the details, photos and video.I asked about the condition, being I live in NY and there was no way to fly out and do an onsite inspection, or is there?Having asked all the important questions to my salesman, and I will leave his name out, as I'm guessing it would not have mattered who I was speaking with...my final question was, is everything in working order, and is there anything I should know that I may not have asked. "No, you know everything"Well, long story short, I love the car, its gorgeous, BUT I WAS SOLD A CAR THAT HAS SO MANY PROBLEMS. Im almost done fixing them all...7 weeks and 10K later.Truth is, I would have bought the car anyway, but honest and reasonable expectations regarding issues and repairs make for a more enjoyable purchase I MUST SUGGEST THAT YOU NOT BUY A CAR HERE WITHOUT HAVING A THOROUGH INSPECTION.while I don't expect them to have known that I needed to repair a defunct cylinder, replace the poorly installed head gaskets, replace the master cylinder, repair all 4 brakes. Repair a broken stud on the rear tire hub. Replace and repack the rear axels and hubs. Repair the A/C that does not work. ....and much much more...they did know the A/C was not hooked up at all, there were no dashboard lights, the drivers side mirror was loose, the drivers door gasket was hanging,the drivers door, the trunk and the hood that all were out of line or not operable The radiator was leaking due to a faulty hose installation, and so much more.So, to repeat...love the car...hate the misleading and unfair treatment.BTW...I emailed my salesman soon after getting the car...and he never responded...that's weak. I agreed to buy the car as is, I realize I have no recourse, so why not respond.
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By: Robert B.
Kings Auto Repair
Sat 45 minutes for 1 used tire, They told me they didn't have the exact size but they had one for my car. After 15 minutes turns out that the tire they had to sell me " 45 dollars " had a hole in it. they didn't tell me that. instead they attempt to retrieve another tire from somewhere else while I wait. When the technician returns they find out there is a hole in this same tire. Still while I sit in the waiting room nobody tells me in the mean time that they don't have the tire. They attempt to leave and get another tire. When he gets back with the " other tire " it turns out this tire has a hole in the exact same spot. They laugh about how he is so stupid he grabbed the same tire and left the other one. after the long wait they inform me they can't do anything for me. I am a working college student after leaving my job early to make it there before class starts they wasted a whole hour of my day attempted to overcharge me found amusement in they horrible service provided and sent me on my way with big middle finger. Up until this day this place was the only place I would bring my car for repairs because it was close. I would not come back or recommend this place to anybody I know. over priced, and they don't appreciate loyal paying customers. My advice. Don't waste your time coming to this place. It's a shame you can't rely on a good shop in your neighborhood to do honest work with good customer service. Horrible and inconvenient experience. I will not go back for work here again.
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By: Christina G.
Jimmy Kavadas Your Credit Man
I'm a woman, so what...skip to the end if u don't want to hear my yammering....I can't express the anxiety of getting more in debt felt to me after finding out my credit wasn't anywhere near where I thought it was. “All the work I put into to it over the years, didn't amount up to anything;” one salesman quoted. How humiliating & what a bubble burst. With all the other problems that come w/ life (you know the kind coming up all @ once). Buying a car was suppose to be 3 months down the road, saving a good down payment w/ a decent or low APR rate.I came across Jimmy Your Credit Repairman and thought; Hmm??? I was expecting a dealer (you know the kind to sell you, then the sale's over kind of thing when you need the customer service their true come out). Low and behold I found Jimmy's Italian smile sitting across from me, making me feel comfortable. Not pushing the sale on me, really trying to help w/ finding what worked for me. After this (here comes the true colors) Jimmy continued to help beyond the call of financing in sales advising how to build my credit (lowering APR rate) the right, easy, simple & most importantly the cheapest way. Would I go to Jimmy again?? YES of course in a heartbeat, when you find a good man you keep him, RIGHT..
By: Deborah B.
Plaza Jaguar
This dealership and employees are top rated A+. My husband and I was searching for a vehicle that we could not find in our Illinois area but found what we thought was the perfect vehicle, but we were hesitant on taking that long drive and the vehicle was not what we expected. We asked our salesperson Jason Gunter a bunch of questions about the vehicle and he took extra steps for us and video the exterior and interior of the car and it was just perfect. He made the process so simple and easy. Everything was done via phone and internet. When we arrived at the dealership, we were so impressed with the beauty of the dealership that we felt as though we were in an exclusive hotel. They even had our vehicle in it's own display room waiting for us and everything was describe just as Jason said. I would definitely do business with Plaza Land Rover and have already spread the word to everyone I know to please go purchase a vehicle from them, it was such a great experience to be treated as though we had a pocket full of money. I would also like to add if you are getting your vehicle finance, Angie McCants is the best!
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By: Antionette K.
Don Brown Chevrolet
had a really good experience purchasing a car from Don Brown Chevrolet. I would have to say that everyone was very warm and friendly. I was help by both Paul DeYoung, who did an AMAZING job with helping me with my vehicle, and he has one of the best personalities ever! Ben Cordia assisted me as well and they made the experience a breeze. I was especially pleased that everything was done in a timely manner. The only complaint I would have is that when I spoke with Ben on the phone, he stated I would be able to get customer cash that would only apply to the vehicle that I was purchasing. I was never offered that. Once I got home, and the excitement from my purchase wore off, I remembered, but it was too late, the deal was done. I would recommend going forward that they not tell people they will do something for them that they have no intention of doing. Overall I was happy and would purchase again, I just would make sure that I don't sign the contract until I receive all verbal agreements.
By: Tedstr N.
Weiss Toyota of South County
I was in for a 25K maintenance check as notified by my Avalon startup message. I expected an oil change and a tire rotation. I was told that my initial Maintenance coverage was for 2 years and 25,000. Unfortunately I purchased my Avalon in April 2013, over three months past the 2 year mark. I had also purchase additional years of Toyota service agreement. The agent told me that tires are rotated every 5000 miles and the oil is changed every 10000 miles due to synthetic oil. Because my Avalon was over two years old I would not receive the free tire rotation. I would receive the tire rotation and oil change at 30,000 because of my extended maintenance. I thought I would have continuous maintenance so there appeared to be a hole in my coverage because I did not drive the 25000 before the two year point. My Service agent Dennis Perry made a call to the proper person and I received my 25000 mile tire rotation at no charge. I appreciate the excellent service I received.
By: Perry J.
Glendale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
I had visited glendale for a specific jeep wrangler, and found they didn't have any on the lot, so told Mike exactly what I was looking for. A few days later I received a call from mike about an 06 wrangler, 6 cylinder, manual transmission, with only 21.6k original miles. The cleanest 06 I've ever seen, and he told me about it as soon as he got to work (the jeep had been there 20 minutes). He sent a video of a walk around while on the phone with me so I had the chance to see it before driving to the dealership. Not that it would have mattered, I was 15 minutes away and would've gone either way, but it was a nice touch. Mike knows his jeeps inside and out, listen to what he have to say! Very personable sales staff, and they will get you what you want. I never new going to a dealership could ever go so well. They're correcting the slanderous nickname "stealership". Kudos ladies and gentlemen of glendale, kudos.
By: Forest W.
Alex Autoplex
My wife and i purchased a vehicle from them in may of 2012 and we have yet to have any issues...i did not look at the reviews first but we like everyone should took it to our mechanic had it looked at and knew what we were getting into. besides basic maintaince we are very pleased with the money we saved , the overall quality of the car we purcahsed and the buying experince so satisfied in fact that we are going back to buy another car and thats exactly why im on here.So in short i personally think that its all in how you purchase your car and to the guy that said all he does is buy his cars from the auction ....thats where EVERY DEALER IN TOWN GETS THERE CARS !!!. uneducated people make uneducated choices . i would suggest alex autoplex to anyone and as long as your a smart buyer i think you wont ever go wrong here or anywhere .
By: hydrodyne
Auto Beauty Specialists Inc
I remember going with my Dad to Auto Beauty when I was little. He always said they did the best job in town. I continued to take my car there for many years and they have always done great work. Recently I was hit in a parking lot and agreed to let the at-fault party pay for my repairs. They said a family member owned body shop and asked if I could take it there. I foolishly agreed. My car took 3 times longer than they said. . And WORSE, it looked awful, The color did not match. They said they would redo it, and they did. It looked worse than the first time. Then I took it to Auto Beauty. They fixed it .. Now it looks wonderful again. And they even gave me a discount because they felt "bad" for my situation. Imagine that. .it wasn't THERE fault that I picked the wrong shop. They are WONDERFUL!! I will always use you!!
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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