[ba] [Fwd: Bay Area body shop?]

wallace at stanfordalumni.org wallace at stanfordalumni.org
Thu Mar 8 12:40:07 EST 2001

Wow, it's great to have not just recommendations but concensus! Thanks!

- Wallace
  '87 5kcstq 170k

On Thu, 08 March 2001, JShadzi at aol.com wrote:

> I will third the recommendations!  A friend of mine has an incident in his new A4.  He took it there and his advisor was very helpful.  When he got the car back he found a small run, showed it to them, and the redid the job for free, and very promptly.  Good customer service comes to mind, if that is what you are looking for, but you pay for it too.
> Javad
> In a message dated Thu, 8 Mar 2001 12:14:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com> writes:
> << ... I'll second Ti's recommendation ... I've had two experiences with A-B
> Body Shop and both were excellent.  The most recent was the V8 which had a
> bit of nose touch up (it is the Amarena Mica Pearl Effect) ... I wanted to
> get the signs of abuse from driving in Colorado winters taken care of in
> addition to the results of a minor nose tap ... the guy I worked with at A-B
> did a great job of working with me to minimize the amount I had to pay for
> the extra work ... and with the exception of one small run I found later
> (which they probably would have fixed if I took it back to them) you would
> have a tough time telling that the car had been painted ... much less that
> the tip of the front quarter panel above the corner marker was folded under.
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> > 
> > Wallace White writes:
> > > A friend with a new A4 is in need of a good body shop. His car was hit
> > > in the left rear quarter while parked in Tahoe. Sad but true. He lives
> > > in Palo Alto but would be willing to drive a little ways (the damage is
> > > not severe). Any recommendations?
> > 
> > I've had good experience with Andersen-Behel Body Shop in Santa Clara.
> > Despite the name they are only very loosely affiliated with the
> > dealer.  They are excellent in color matching paint, especially
> > the difficult-to-match metallics, mica and pearl effect paints.
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