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Repair my Smash

By Cameron - 6 March 2009 22

My turn once again to tap into the RiotACT hive mind in hope of being pointed in the right direction.

Was unfortunate enough on the way to the Socceroos last night to give the car in front of mine a bit of a love tap with the front of my car… leaving some scrapes on them and the car in front of them, but resulting in their tow bar causing a reasonable amount of damage to mine.

So I will need to pay a visit to a smash repairer and wondered if anyone out there has had some positive experiences? I’m looking for reasonable prices (turns out my insurance has lapsed and in my ignorance it was not renewed… fantastic) and decent turnaround time. My business partner recently had a horrendous experience, so I certainly know where *not* to go…

All advice appreciated… 🙂

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Repair my Smash
Nosey 2:34 pm 06 Mar 09

Do NOT use MARCO body works in Mitchell.

I had a car of mine repaired there.

They did NOT reconnect the thermo fans, engine cooked, sent me to Pulfords in Mitchell, did compression test, told all ok.

Week later, head gasket blows.

I say to Marco: “WTF”

Marco say” Go and get F.”

End of story.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

PS: The paint peeled off the bonnet also. I was blamed and told it was my fault???????

harvyk1 12:41 pm 06 Mar 09

zagons said :

Braddon Smash Repairs – pregnancy brain resulted in two nasty scrapes (and dents) – and they fixed them quickly, cheaply and didn’t make too much fun of me.

Yeah, sadly I’ve had to use them a couple of times (and not once my fault 🙁 ) they seem pretty good.

Holden Caulfield 12:38 pm 06 Mar 09

Skidbladnir said :

But generally, they’re a matter of “Good, fast, or cheap. Pick any two.”

Further, apply this rule to pretty much anything else in life!

Reprobate 12:15 pm 06 Mar 09

Edwards Spray Centre in Fyshwick – I’m VERY fussy about my car and they achieved perfect matching of a diffuiult metallic paint as well as excellent panel work. My first experience with Craig Hall in 1994 was great, my last in 2005 was very disappointing – paint contamination, overspray, poor panel alignment. And in the prep of the car, they left jet wash water in a spark plug recess causing it to stumble home on 3 cylinders.

Skidbladnir 12:12 pm 06 Mar 09

Craig Hall in Phillip do good smash repairs fast.

But generally, they’re a matter of “Good, fast, or cheap. Pick any two.”

AngryHenry 12:12 pm 06 Mar 09

If the reasonable amount of damage is only going to be repaired for astentic reasons I’d consider leaving it. I had a similar incident (tow bar through the front bumper, which begs the question why is it called a bumper?) and then I was told how much it would be and decided to live with it.

Although it’s a bad feeling, as soon as it happened I didn’t want my car anymore and I’m remined of my stupidity and lopase in concentration everytime I look at it, on the upside I think it makes me a more cautious driver now.

daddy 12:02 pm 06 Mar 09

Auto Body Technicians in Mitchell – Talk to Barbara.

zagons 11:48 am 06 Mar 09

Braddon Smash Repairs – pregnancy brain resulted in two nasty scrapes (and dents) – and they fixed them quickly, cheaply and didn’t make too much fun of me.

imarty 11:48 am 06 Mar 09

I’ll second HC, David Smash Repairs. I’ve also met David, lovely bloke.

Holden Caulfield 11:35 am 06 Mar 09

David Smash Repairs on Yass Rd, Queanbeyan. Ask for Mark.

Primal 11:31 am 06 Mar 09

Be good to your mother.

hellspice 11:24 am 06 Mar 09

dont tailgate, follow the speed limit exactly, stay in the left lane unless over taking, dont talk on your mobile, give way to pedestians cyclists and canoes.

folkie 11:22 am 06 Mar 09

Craige Hall Motors in Phillip

Madame Workalot 11:12 am 06 Mar 09

Americar in Bungendore – worth the drive.

caf 10:58 am 06 Mar 09

Northside I’ve found BARS at Mitchell to be good, and southside Craig Hall in Phillip.

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