If you are reading this post because you are searching for a body shop that is relatively cheap but yet performs reasonably good work or better without getting ripped off, then you might want to continue reading my experience with Gessner Auto Tech. First, no one has paid or asked me to write this post. I am writing because I am an extremely satisfied customer though I was very hesitant to do business with them in the beginning. Let me explain. Your first impression pulling up and weaving throw the unevenly parked cars and perhaps wreckage from previously repaired vehicles is likely to go out the same way you came in and I would have probably done just that if someone had not parked behind me. Appearance wise it is not the most upkept facility. However, if you are willing to look past the less than perfect groundskeeping, you will be glad you did. First, before I explain the extent of the damage to my car, let give you some background. I come from a long line of auto body tradesmen in my family. When I was younger my father owned a paint and body shop. To make a long story short, I understand the auto body repair business and an eye for quality. My car damage: I was hit in the passenger side door the extended damage to the front fender and lower quarter panel. The door, door post, and fender had to be replaced. Approximately 3 weeks later the repairs were completed. Again, an eye for auto body repair quality, here's what I looked for: - I looked at all the gaps between the hood, fender and door for even alignment – perfect! - I looked for a smooth open and door shut – perfect! - I looked down the side of the door and quarter panel for any uneven body work – perfect! - I looked for sand paper scratches in the paint which usually reflects improper prep work before painting – perfect! - I looked for any orange peel effects in the paint – perfect! - I checked for over-spray on parts and windows that wasn't painted - perfect! The craftsmanship and detail that went into the preparation of my car is as equally if not better than a large dealership (and of course much cheaper). I am absolutely giddy about the finished product! Without reservation nor hesitation, I can strongly recommend Gessner Auto Tech. By the way, they paid my deductible!
MY NAME IS JEFF FLEISHMAN, I LIVE IN HOUSTON TEXAS, LAST YEAR I NEEDED A BODY SHOP FOR MY HONDA CIVIC. I GOT REPAIR ESTIMATES FROM 5 DIFFERENT BODY SHOPS. I DECIDED TO GET A 6TH AND LAST ESTIMATE IT HAPPENED TO BE TOMMY ROGERS COLLISION CENTER. AT FIRST MEETING, TOMMY WAS TALKING SO FAST THAT HE SEEMED TO BE A FAST TALKING CAR SALESMAN THAT JUST WANTED TO MAKE THE SALE OR GET MY BUSINESS. HE LOOKED AT MY HONDA AND ONE THING I MUST SAY IS THAT TOMMY IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AT HIS CRAFT HE TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING AND ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS. THEN HE LOOKED AT ALL THE ESTIMATES AND BEAT THE LOWEST REPAIR ESTIMATE I HAD!!! SAVED ME OVER $ 1500.00 DOLLARS!!! HE DID JUST WHAT HIS NAME SAYS: "GUNNED DOWN ALL THE COMPETITION. REPAIR WAS FAST AND MY CAR LOOKS LIKE I JUST DROVE IT OUT OF THE SHOWROOM FLOOR. I WAS SO PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE, I TOOK MY LITTLE BROTHERS VEHICLE FOR REPAIR. AND ONCE AGAIN TOMMY "GUNS DOWN ALL THE COMPETITION" AND SAVED MY BROTHER $ 500.00 DOLLARS (FROM THE LOWEST ESTIMATE). CAR LOOKS GREAT LIKE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED. NEEDLESS TO SAY MY BRO WAS EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE REPAIR WORK. I WILL ALWAYS GO TO TOMMY ROGERS COLLISION CENTER FOR ANY BODY WORK NEEDED AND WILL RECOMMEND TOMMY AS THE BEST BODY REPAIR SHOP IN HOUSTON TEXAS. TOMMY "GUN" ROGERS IS FAIR AND IS A MASTER AT HIS TRADE. I AM RECOMMENDING A FRIEND THAT IS IN FACT TAKING HIS VEHICLE THIS WEEK FOR A REPAIR ESTIMATE. I AM SURE THAT TOMMY ROGERS WILL BEAT ANY AND ALL REPAIR ESTIMATES ONCE AGAIN AND LIVE UP TO HIS NAME: TOMMY "GUN" ROGERS. IF ANY ONE EVER HAS (GOD FORBID) AN ACCIDENT AND NEED A GREAT BODY REPAIR SHOP GET SOME ESTIMATES AND TAKE THEM TO "TOMMY GUN" YOU WILL BE EXTREMELY SATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE AND REPAIR WORK. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS E-MAIL ME. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE SERVICE I RECEIVED FROM TOMMY GUN SHOP jeff_fleishman(at)yahoo.com. TOMMY "GUN" ROGERS IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL WILL NOT DISSAPOINT AND SAVE YOU LOTS OF MONEY "GUNNING DOWN ALL THE COMPETITION". KIND REGARDS AND HAVE A NICE DAY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL FROM A FELLOW HOUSTONIAN , JEFF
In the last four years, I have taken three cross country road trips: Northeastern and Canada in 2010 (5300 miles), Yellowstone national park and more in 2012 (5200 mi) and Key West in 2013(3200 mi), all with my 2001 Honda Odyssey. Now the minivan has 145,000 miles on it. Before each trip, I took the car to Autorite for a pre-trip checkup and tune up. For long road trips, the most concerned part is a potential car breakdown in a middle of nowhere. I cannot say I did not have worries, but I can honestly say I had a peace of mind with each trip because I had my car inspected and serviced by Autorite. That is the trust and confidence I have with Autorite for each of my long trips. I also have a 2011 Honda CRV, bought as brand new. Except for the first free oil change by the dealer, I have never gone to other shops besides Autorite, again, because I trust Autorite. I had once a car accident on my 1998 Honda Civic (sold in 2012 with 201,000 miles) which resulted in damage to the rear bumper. The insurance initially just wanted to have the bumper repaired. I left the car to Autorite for them to deal with the insurance. I was pleasantly surprised that Autorite was able to replace the bump on that old car with dealer’s genuine new part all covered by insurance. Do I get a discount from Autorite? No. I wish I could receive a discount as their loyal costumer, but that is not what I really look for (for sure I will definitely love to receive discounts). What attracts me to and makes me stay with Autorite for the last 7 years is the trust, mutual respect, their courteousness and definitely the high quality of service.