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Old 05-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Anyone deal with Tao's Autobody in Kingsway?

So I need to fix my front left driver side door. Autobody shops are quoting me from 300 - 500 for putting filler and repaint my driver door.

But this Tao's autobody quoted me $250. I'm wondering has anyone here deal with this autobody? Are they good?
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I will leave this quote here: "You get what you pay for."

If they are that cheap, you have to imagine that they're either cutting corners somewhere, or not hiring someone who has the experience to do it properly.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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A $50 difference isn't big enough to raise flags IMO.

Some of the bigger shops quote higher because they have much more volume - so they can pick & choose, especially if it's private.

And for what it's worth, I went to a "no-name" bodyshop out of a recommendation, and their quote was $600 cheaper than the lowest of the bigger names out there. They offered to just replace my bumper/hood with aftermarket (decent quality, I went and looked before they started work) rather than spend labor trying to fix it.

I've encountered absolutely no problems and there was no corner cutting as far as I can see.
So yes, you get what you pay for, but YMMV also applies.

But if I were you, and the $300 was from a well-reputable shop, I'd just go there.
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