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Finally Got Alex Fixed

Posted on September 6, 2015 by under Babies, Toys.    

Remember how I messed up the front bumper of my car a couple of weeks ago? I got half a dozen quotes ranging from $855 to $1140. I didn’t want to file an insurance claim so I was going to have to take care of all of it out of pocket. My first instinct was to go with the lowest quote but Brian talked me out of it. He wanted to go with the highest bid because that was Carstar and they took good care of Bebot when we got rear-ended last year. It’s a lot of money so I decided to sleep on it.


The front bumper looked fine at first so I thought I would let it ride. I figured I had a few weeks or maybe even a couple of months before it got really bad and I actually had to get it fixed. Well, after our recent trip to Kansas City, it actually looked pretty bad. I guess the vibrations from driving 80 mph for three hours didn’t help matters any.


We ended up going with Carstar not just because Brian always gets his way but because their estimate was the most thorough and we’d used them before and been pleased with their work. Brian really likes them. Brian dealt with someone different last year. Ray worked with us this time and he was super nice. Plus, he is over punctual like me and you know how much I like punctual people.

We set up an appointment to drop off the car on Wednesday at 7:30 AM, when the shop opens, and when we got there at 7:15 AM, Ray was already there. I really appreciated that because it meant that I didn’t have to be late for work that day.


Here’s how Alex looked when we dropped her off.


Carstar not only did great work but they completed it within a couple of days as promised. We dropped Alex off on Wednesday and got her back by 4:00 PM the next day. It was a really quick turnaround.


The front bumper looks great too. I think it looks better than it did before the parking lot mishap. It’s not going anywhere now. The best part? The total came in $100 under the original estimate. We didn’t save that much but every penny helps so we really appreciate it. Huge thanks to Carstar for fixing my baby.

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