Son's Car Repair

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Troy91
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My son just wrecked his VW Jetta on Texas and University. The car is damaged but driveable. I don't want him to keep running around town with it in this shape.

Any suggestions on where to take it to drop off until everything opens?
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I have had my body work done at Brazos Valley Collision Center. I have no clue who they use for the mechanical stuff, but they told me if I ever needed a mechanic they would tow it to my regular shop if that is what I preferred. They have a lot in back where everything gets moved to on the weekends, if you feel comfortable leaving it out front there is plenty of space.

I also wouldn't be shocked if it is totaled.
4lilmonkeys
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denied said:

I have had my body work done at Brazos Valley Collision Center. I have no clue who they use for the mechanical stuff, but they told me if I ever needed a mechanic they would tow it to my regular shop if that is what I preferred. They have a lot in back where everything gets moved to on the weekends, if you feel comfortable leaving it out front there is plenty of space.

I also wouldn't be shocked if it is totaled.


I will second this. We had a great experience with them and they came highly recommended by our mechanic. Jack Winslow's is also an option, but I have no idea what their time frame is now. Last time we needed their services in 2019, it was about an 8 month wait.
aggiepaintrain
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Classic Collision
Brazos Valley Collision
Winslow

not Caliber collision
Troy91
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Thank you for the recommendations. The car is being towed now.
MisterShipWreck
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I usually use Jack Winslow everytime
tandy miller
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That should buff out with a little elbow grease honestly
La Fours
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He should have already been at Kyle field!





J/k
Sucks that he had a wreck and I hope he's ok.
histag10
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Classic Collision

Brazos Valley Collision Center is the absolute worst! I had soooooo many issues with them (including them putting my car back together incorrectly). When I pointed it out, they kindly provided me a rental car from the Honda dealership (because it would take them another week or so before they could fix it again). When my car was ready, I dropped my rental off with them (since they paid for it), and they were supposed to return it. 2 days later I get a call from Honda saying the rear liftgate is so badly damaged and dented that it wont operate, and BVCC told them I did it. I told them one of the managers at BVCC inspected the car when I dropped it off, and I parked it in front of one of their cameras. Turns out someone at the shop moved it and backed it into a pole.
MisterShipWreck
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To the original poster - it is usually a few weeks before a place can get to the car. So, be aware that if you just "drop it off" next week, it will sit there a while before they even get to it.
Troy91
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yes, the delay before repair is my next concern. Luckily, I have 2 sons at A&M but they are now sharing one car.

If I can get them to figure out totalled or not quickly, then, I can make the next decisions. Just sitting on the lot will be stressful.
Esteban du Plantier
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Honest question, how do you people get in so many crashes you can recommend multiple body repair places?

I've been driving more than twenty years, at least a half million miles and I've never had any sort of incidents.
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Esteban du Plantier said:

Honest question, how do you people get in so many crashes you can recommend multiple body repair places?

I've been driving more than twenty years, at least a half million miles and I've never had any sort of incidents.
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4lilmonkeys
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Esteban du Plantier said:

Honest question, how do you people get in so many crashes you can recommend multiple body repair places?

I've been driving more than twenty years, at least a half million miles and I've never had any sort of incidents.


Two words for ya: teenage boys.
histag10
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I havent had that many accidents (just 1 during the January snowstorm this past year), but while living in town, my car was smash and grabbed 3 times in 6 months (yes, i take valuables out).

The last time, they broke 4 windows, did some body damage, and took a bat (looks like anyways) to our car seats. This was in the middle of a massive downpour. Ended up with over 5k in damage on that one. (This is where BVCC did a horrible job on my car)

Then the hail storms do a lot of damage.
Esteban du Plantier
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We must live in different parts of town...
histag10
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Esteban du Plantier said:

We must live in different parts of town...


We lived about a mile from campus between GB and Holleman. Now we are out of city limits north of Bryan (near Tabor)
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histag10 said:

Esteban du Plantier said:

We must live in different parts of town...


We lived about a mile from campus between GB and Holleman. Now we are out of city limits north of Bryan (near Tabor)
That definitely explains it. That area has always had a lot of smash and grab burglaries.
histag10
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Stupe said:

histag10 said:

Esteban du Plantier said:

We must live in different parts of town...


We lived about a mile from campus between GB and Holleman. Now we are out of city limits north of Bryan (near Tabor)
That definitely explains it. That area has always had a lot of smash and grab burglaries.


Yeah, we were there for 2 years and moved. I know Dubi lives in that area and they have had issues too (but they now have cameras on everything)
La Fours
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histag10 said:

Stupe said:

histag10 said:

Esteban du Plantier said:

We must live in different parts of town...


We lived about a mile from campus between GB and Holleman. Now we are out of city limits north of Bryan (near Tabor)
That definitely explains it. That area has always had a lot of smash and grab burglaries.


Yeah, we were there for 2 years and moved. I know Dubi lives in that area and they have had issues too (but they now have cameras on everything)


Dubi's issues have nothing to do with cars getting damaged by folks in the neighborhood.
histag10
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La Fours said:

histag10 said:

Stupe said:

histag10 said:

Esteban du Plantier said:

We must live in different parts of town...


We lived about a mile from campus between GB and Holleman. Now we are out of city limits north of Bryan (near Tabor)
That definitely explains it. That area has always had a lot of smash and grab burglaries.


Yeah, we were there for 2 years and moved. I know Dubi lives in that area and they have had issues too (but they now have cameras on everything)


Dubi's issues have nothing to do with cars getting damaged by folks in the neighborhood.


I never said it was by folks in the neighborhood. I believe she has had issues with people trying to get into their cars. If nothing else, I know people on her street have. She lived a street or two over from us.
La Fours
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Lol, it was a lame attempt at a joke about Dubi having issues.
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Quote:

Dubi's issues have nothing to do with cars getting damaged by folks in the neighborhood.
Meanie!
La Fours
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dubi said:

Quote:

Dubi's issues have nothing to do with cars getting damaged by folks in the neighborhood.
Meanie!
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We are former coworkers and he was just kidding with me!

He sat across the hall from me and I used to throw nerf balls at him.
histag10
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Nice! My boss was across the hall from me. Not as much fun to throw things at
Brennan01
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Classic collision. I had a really good experience there after the ice storm. DONT go to caliber.
theNetSmith
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sounds like the OP has already made a decision, but wanted to add my rec for anyone researching this in the future:

City Paint & Body on WJB, west of downtown Bryan, has done great body work for me on multiple occasions and I believe they are Good People.
EBrazosAg
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Stay away from Henleys. Have used them for over 20 years. Last repair a yr ago it was clear ownership (now demontrond) philosophy and quality had changed for the worst. We won't be taking any of our 4 vehicles back.
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