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Jul 24, 2008, 2:26 AM
I need a bit of help and i dont know if any of you guys can help me since everyone on here is from somewear else and not wear im from
I am looking for a good mechanic thats in NJ and i dont know anyone that i can ask to help me
Do you guys know any mechanics or do you know a forum i can go to to get like a price quote of a damaged car and wear i can find a mechanic if there is no hope close my thread
IF you are a mechanic or anything i have a picture of the damage to the car and if you can quote what it would be to fix let me know and ill post a picture
Jul 24, 2008, 2:39 AM
Dude, unless you post about 50 pictures, if the damage is extensive at all, there is no way anyone can give you an accurate quote. If it's just a body panel that got banged up...you MIGHT have luck...probably not here.
I'd be checking the phone book for someone that knows how to work on Honda's.
Jul 24, 2008, 2:50 AM
Whoops i didnt mention its a chevy caprice
i have only one picture
Jul 24, 2008, 8:02 AM
1) You should be looking for a body shop, not a mechanic.
2) Do you own this car? Or are you looking at buying it? Eitherway, the most accurate way to get an estimate on the damage is to take it to a few body shops and ask for an estimate. 99% of body shops will give you an estimate free of charge without an appointment.
And if you find a smaller, independent body shop, you could you do some of the work yourself to save some money. For example, shopping for a tail lamp and installing it yourself would save some coin. And I can't tell if the trunk lid is damaged or if it is just the quarter panel; if it is damaged, once again you can shop for a trunk lid, have the body shop paint it, and install it yourself. Like I said though, some body shops will do the entire job or nothing; those are usually the corporate chain type. And some smaller independent body shops will be more willing to work a la carte, per say; for example, they would paint a trunk lid that you supplied.
As for finding parts for the car, I would recommend junk yards. I would imagine junk yards would be bursting at the seems with Chevy Caprice parts; then again, that Chevy Box 'n Bubble and Donk trend could be driving up demand for Caprices and their parts.
Jul 24, 2008, 12:37 PM
how much does a fender+Bumper+taillight+realignment+labo r rates cost?
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