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By: Jakarah P.
Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting
By far the worst mistake one can make is to bring your car here!!! These are THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL people you can meet. The "managers" Buck and Jennifer are two of the most unaccountable individuals! Unaware of this before bringing my car here to be serviced, I was led to believe that the paint job would actually be $300(the $299 special) all lies! I came out of pocket over $800.00. After I left the lot I realized it was so much WRONG with the paint job. First off, my car was to be repainted the same color, which was silver; however, they painted my car grey! They over sprayed in a number of areas and they also had runs throughout the entire paint job. I brought my car back and the assured me that the problems I told them about would be properly addressed, free of charge. Consequently, I had to leave my car there for a week 7 days and when I picked it up it was even more wrong my car. I am unsure who the "managers" entrusted to complete this job, but the brand new off market headlights which had just been installed were deeply scratched because some brilliant person sanded my head lights. I brought this to Jennifer's attention and she acted as though she had no clue as to what I was talking about or how such could have occurred, although it was beyond apparent to anyone with eyes. I go on to further examine my vehicle only to find bumps in the paint job, so I ask "Buck" about it and he shrugs his shoulders and says, "oh that's just a little trash that got in the paint." Are you serious?? I literally felt completely disrespected as a customer and was terribly disappointed in the service rendered. Overall I spent almost $1,200.00 here. Dumb on my part, but I would not want anyone else to go through this experience. I reached out to corporate head quarters and they told me that the owners were unwilling to settle this dispute by refunding me, therefore I've had to obtain a lawyer. PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE! FYI these are the same people who own the Airport location!!
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By: Daniel W.
TNT Auto Sales
The worse car lot EVER they screwed me in my family over on a truck. Than to "Make Things Right" they tried to put me in a wrecked Grand Marquis for $400 a month! They have the worse staff ever! In the owner is worse than them can't never get in contact with him!
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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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