Collins auto sales and repair.

Collins auto sales and repair.

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Bob

Dayton, OH

#1 Mar 3, 2014
What do you guys think about this place?
Anonymous

Lewis Center, OH

#2 Mar 3, 2014
Bob wrote:
What do you guys think about this place?
The guy that owns it is one of the few truly good Christians in Mt. Orab. He does excellent work and is easy to deal with but I've found L. Wood and Son to work cheaper and faster with a marginal sacrifice in quality. I used to have a "buy here-pay here" and both did a lot of work for me.
Steve

Mason, OH

#4 Mar 4, 2014
Do not go to Collins. I got a car repaired there once and he made it look repaired but on the inside it was still messed up and I have to scrap the car because of it!
Just Curious Bodyman

United States

#5 Mar 4, 2014
Steve wrote:
Do not go to Collins. I got a car repaired there once and he made it look repaired but on the inside it was still messed up and I have to scrap the car because of it!
What kind of car was it, Steve. What year and how many miles on it. Any uni-body/frame damage?. Not siding with or against Collins, but some cars are just not worth repairing and some just cannot be repaired effectively, regardless of what an insurance company says. If your car was like that he should have told you so. Many Chrysler products, especially the mini-vans are like that.
Wade

Delaware, OH

#6 Mar 19, 2014
I would recommend them to anyone. I have to say dealing with most body shops isn't a fun ordeal but , Collins tells you up front what to expect and what your best options are. I think they are a last of a dying breed. Most shops only want insurance money and do shoty work . Not at Collins , they really care about you instead of insurance. I'd recommend talking to them .. And go from there.
Pud

Lewis Center, OH

#7 Mar 29, 2014
They are weak on fiberglass repair and told me so upfront once, to their credit. My Dad had an 82 Club Wagon fixed there, including frame work, and they did a righteous job.
farmer

Dayton, OH

#8 Apr 3, 2014
they repaired and painted a fender on a car for me. when I got it home I found paint overspray all over it! what a mess!
Just Curious Bodyman

Delaware, OH

#9 Apr 6, 2014
farmer wrote:
they repaired and painted a fender on a car for me. when I got it home I found paint overspray all over it! what a mess!
If you couldn't spot the overspray when you picked the car up, you shouldn't be driving until you get your eyes checked.
farmer

Findlay, OH

#10 Apr 8, 2014
I shouldn't have to look for overspray or any other defects on my car that my insurance company and I have PAID them to FIX! Anyway...I took it to LL Wood and they vacuumed the interior, washed, removed the overspray and waxed my car at no cost to me! They just did it because that's what good body shops do! Oh...one more thing....FYI I have perfect vision! I just had it checked two weeks ago...20/20!!!
Just Curious Bodyman

Delaware, OH

#11 Apr 12, 2014
farmer wrote:
I shouldn't have to look for overspray or any other defects on my car that my insurance company and I have PAID them to FIX! Anyway...I took it to LL Wood and they vacuumed the interior, washed, removed the overspray and waxed my car at no cost to me! They just did it because that's what good body shops do! Oh...one more thing....FYI I have perfect vision! I just had it checked two weeks ago...20/20!!!
LL does a lot more insurance work. But you should never hand over cash until you are satisfied with the job. It doesn't mater what the job is or what your expectations are. Get it writing and do not pay until it is to your satisfaction or oftentimes you blow your chance for legal recourse. Maybe you should have had something besides your eyes checked.
Joshua

Louisville, KY

#12 Apr 12, 2014
Somebody is getting butthurt up in here
farmer

Mason, OH

#13 Apr 15, 2014
Just Curious Bodyman wrote:
<quoted text>LL does a lot more insurance work. But you should never hand over cash until you are satisfied with the job. It doesn't mater what the job is or what your expectations are. Get it writing and do not pay until it is to your satisfaction or oftentimes you blow your chance for legal recourse. Maybe you should have had something besides your eyes checked.
Whatever...I'm not arguing with you...you must work there. I know what happened and who had to correct the problem. I won't go back there and now I know a few other people that wont either!!
Just Curious Bodyman

Delaware, OH

#14 Apr 15, 2014
farmer wrote:
<quoted text> Whatever...I'm not arguing with you...you must work there. I know what happened and who had to correct the problem. I won't go back there and now I know a few other people that wont either!!
I worked there several years ago. Collins was a good man, but he liked to rush things. I would never release a vehicle to a customer without insisting on a thorough inspection by the customer. Most non-insurance body work comes from word of mouth referrals and I want my customers to be satisfied. I consider myself an ethical as well as highly skilled tradesman.
Happy Customer

Lewis Center, OH

#15 Apr 23, 2014
I have had to use them for a wreck and for towing and have had nothing but good service from them, When I was hit they towed my truck and treated me very well, ask me every time I went if for this and that, How I was doing, That was nice, when I called to have a car towed from east gate to Mt Orab, he didn't have a truck available , but highly recommend another local company (Shafer's) & Gave me the number, He had nothing but good things to say about another tow company. Other company's would of said oh yea I will come and then maybe show up hours later just to make a buck, I called Shafer's and told them that CJ Highly recommend him and he said, That CJ's a nice guy. Shafer's came right away and towed me home, I will always use CJ and if he's busy then I will call Shafer's, Both are very up standing guys in the Community. Their not out here cutting each others throats.
So do your self a favor and use this company, you wont regret it, the old saying is a leopard doesn't change his spots, same applies here in a GOOD way Thank you Cj & Company & Shafer's Towing
DMz

Lewis Center, OH

#16 Apr 23, 2014
I agree 100%.. I just had a vehicle there and the owner walked me through every detail. Insurance wanted to push me around and say I had limited storage fees and the owner said he'd cover what they wouldn't .. WHETHER HE FIX IT OR NOT ! In my book that's 110% first class ! You WILL NOT find a better buisness man like that . He wants return business and you don't get that doing shorty work or ticking people off. No business is 100 % perfect .. But trust me .. From my view he tries harder than anyone I've seen.
DMz

Lewis Center, OH

#17 Apr 23, 2014
Shorty .. I meant Shotty .. But u get the idea !
Gene

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Apr 24, 2014
DMz wrote:
Shorty .. I meant Shotty .. But u get the idea !
The word you are looking for is "shoddy". Not wanting to spelling police here, just thinking you are a making some points for Collins and just to lend my support.
DMz

Lewis Center, OH

#19 Apr 25, 2014
Gene wrote:
<quoted text>The word you are looking for is "shoddy". Not wanting to spelling police here, just thinking you are a making some points for Collins and just to lend my support.
Lol ... Thanks ... But it was still just a point.
Gene

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Apr 25, 2014
DMz wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol ... Thanks ... But it was still just a point.
Lol, I just hate any example of "shoddy'' workmanship. From Collins, you, or anyone else. BTW, I was once posted in the DMZ between East and West Germany, back in the stone age. Berlin was an incredibly fun place.
DMz

Lewis Center, OH

#21 Apr 25, 2014
Gene wrote:
<quoted text>Lol, I just hate any example of "shoddy'' workmanship. From Collins, you, or anyone else. BTW, I was once posted in the DMZ between East and West Germany, back in the stone age. Berlin was an incredibly fun place.
Collins doesn't do bad work .. That's my point. I served in the Navy in 68 . But that wasn't anywhere near Germany.

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