This place is no longer Cavalier Body Shop. They are called Collision Express now and after talking to them, has been since January 2014. My 2003 Land Rover Discovery 2 had some issues with the Cargo Trunk. The hinge had been bent and the trunk cargo trunk would not shut all the way because it didn't seal it all the way. I do most of the mechanic work for my Discovery and generally do not trust ANYONE o do any work on it, but this time, I just didn't have the time to mess with this alignment issue. I decided to go to a few auto body places early in the morning in Maplewood because it was close to my work and Maplewood apparently is a breeding ground for Indy Auto Shops. I researched that evening and found about 5 or 6. Collision Express wasn't on the list because they are fairly new and as you can see, they are still called Cavalier Body Shop. They were my first stop because I just happen to see them first. It was 2 guys working. They came out and looked at my issue. Polite guys, listened and one of the guys just popped the trunk open, even though I thought it was stuck and even took a crow bar to it. They explained to me the issue and what was causing it to not close all the way. They gave me a quote, I told them I would call them back because I didn't think it was needing to cost that much because I do everything myself and on that car and it just wasn't what I would charge myself. I proceeded to go to the other body shops in that area and soon realized, that the price and attitude was completely different from the other shops. It was quite a difference, one shop had to stop during the quote to let me know that they were at this amount, and they were not done yet. What?! so was this guy taunting me with his rip off price? I dont get it. I don't like to use names, but EGB body shop, you need at least a crash course on sales. Don't tell me I am $*($ while you are still trying to *(&(*R& me over. I decided to give Collision Express the business and they got me in at Lunch time. They were friendly and let me sit in the shop and let me watch them do the repairs. They were thorough and careful with my car. Got it done quickly and the owner came back with lunch for them I guess and was one of the friendliest Auto Mechanic guys I have ever talked too. Usually they hate every one probably because of the oil, heat and frustration. I would recommend this place to anyone. They not only deal with Auto Body, but also mechanical and looks like they do paint jobs. Very Clean Shop. 5 star is well deserved.
10425 Watson RdSaint Louis, MO 63127
From Business: A crumpled ride is a terrible thing to behold. When your once-pristine car has been in an accident, it looks like it will never be the same again. There is body d…
Roland Nalagan is in a league of his own. I first contacted him on a Saturday afternoon to inquire about pricing for a professional detail and paint correction. Not only was the man willing to look at the car that same afternoon to give me a more precise quote, he went two steps further by working on a section of the hood so I could better visualize what the final result may look like. With such a positive experience, I requested to set up an appointment right then and there! Detail time came sooner than expected, as an early slot opened up. From the get-go, I was genuinely comfortable leaving the car and key with Roland. Half way into the detail, Roland communicated that it would take some additional time to get the car up to his satisfaction and standards. No problem by me – I appreciated the honesty and commitment to doing quality work! By Sunday afternoon, he had truly transformed the car. Despite the fact that I went to pick up the car as the sun was setting, it was clear that Roland put a lot of time and effort into attacking those pesky scratches and swirl marks – even the deep monstrosities – along with steaming the engine bay, cleaning the wheels, and detailing the interior. It was like a night and day difference! Prior to me leaving, he told me to look at the car when the sun came out next and tell him what I thought. Before the next day even came, Roland called and expressed his desire to come and make another pass on one section in particular. What kind of detailer would be willing to make another trip out to make sure you are satisfied? Absolutely amazing! Not only did he come out after work one afternoon to fix that spot, he spent another two hours touching up other spots as well – and all this in a dress shirt and pants! I come back full circle to the fact that Roland is truly in a league of his own. It’s unfortunate that I can only give him five stars, and I can confidently say that he is the man to detail your car(s)! A++++
It is great when someone under promises and over delivers. Roland saw my 25 year old car and started asking about it when I told him it needed a paint job, he asked why? When I showed him all the problems he pointed out what he believed he could do with it. Well since I was stareing at a 8k paint job I decided to let him work on it. He explained what he was going to do and what he could accomplish. I was doubtful, never having a paint correction, I believed a car needed to be painted when it was in the condition mine was in. He had the car for 4 days and explained all that he did to the car. He said it was good, I was expecting it to look like someone had waxed the car. When I picked up the car I thought it had been repainted. The gloss was back and the sand marks and oxidation was gone. The car was as slick as glass and just as deep. Black is a great color when great shape bad when not. It is now great. Roland wished he could have done more but the paint would not allow it. I could not imagine it being better. He appears to be a perfectionist, never a bad thing with a car. Hear is an after picture. Would show before but all those pictures are 20 ft away...
I gave my car to Roland to detail over the weekend. I expected good things based on what I heard about Roland, but even then he surpasses your expectations. You figure, yeah he will get pretty deep and clean out most of it. But you don't really realize how far he goes to get it right.I have used many detailers but no one came as close to the time and attention that Roland puts into his work. I felt completely comfortable giving him the keys and letting him keep the car. He got all the deep scratches out, and I mean deep scratches from dog nails which no other detailer was able to. Thats all because HE PUTS IN ALOT OF TIME TO EACH CAR. I wont let anyone else touch my cars except for Roland. Roland is the ONLY guy I know, who made multiple trips to make sure I was satisfied. You won't find another detailer like that. He really is the best for bringing out the best from every car
I remember going with my Dad to Auto Beauty when I was little. He always said they did the best job in town. I continued to take my car there for many years and they have always done great work. Recently I was hit in a parking lot and agreed to let the at-fault party pay for my repairs. They said a family member owned body shop and asked if I could take it there. I foolishly agreed. My car took 3 times longer than they said. . And WORSE, it looked awful, The color did not match. They said they would redo it, and they did. It looked worse than the first time. Then I took it to Auto Beauty. They fixed it .. Now it looks wonderful again. And they even gave me a discount because they felt "bad" for my situation. Imagine that. .it wasn't THERE fault that I picked the wrong shop. They are WONDERFUL!! I will always use you!!
Roland did an excellent job detailing both my old and "new" car. When I wanted to sell my old car, Roland was able to make my nearly 10 year old car look and smell like new. I purchased a certified used car from a dealership and Roland did an amazing job picking up where their lack of attention to detail and cleaning power left off. He was rather disappointed in the effort the dealership detailers put forth and the harsh smell of the inadequate chemicals they used in my car. Roland was able to neutralize the strong smell and make it look even better than they could. When confronting the dealership about their inability to properly detail vehicles, their sales guy said they didn't have the "right stuff." Roland sure has it.
I have used Ernie Patti for many years for everything from auto body repairs, new tires, mechanical work and even routine oil changes and tire rotation. Without execption the service and quality of the work performed has been outstanding. In addition the vehicles have always been completed on time even when navigating the red tape that is often an issue with insurance companies. I always refer family and friends to Ernie Patti Collision because of how well the entire staff has taken care of me and my family. In fact I drive from far west county to their location off South Kingshighway because I can trust and count on them to be honest, fair and provide quality workmanship. This is a first class organization top to bottom. Al J.
Roland Nalagan is the owner of Auto Perfection Services of St. Louis, LLC. He is nothing but the utmost professional and his service he provides is top notch. I brought him my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. He treated my car no different than if it was a 2016 Porsche. Roland was able to remove coffee stains from 10 years ago. He brought my husband's van back to life and conditioned it to sell at blue book value. I highly recommend his services. He is upfront and honest and puts in 110% in his work and it shows! I will definitely bring my car to him! Pricing is extremely reasonable and the car was finished as indicated in his original proposal. Roland is a hidden jewel! If you want a clean car, Roland is the person you should see!
Roland is truly worthy of a five star rating! I took my 1999 528i with 315,000 miles to him. He removed all of the swirl marks and made the paint shine like never before. I can honestly say its the best the paint has ever looked. Roland is a professional in every aspect, he can explain what he is doing with ease. He is honest with what he correct on the car and will show you how his services really work! If you are looking for a top noch detailer in the St. Louis area, look no further than Roland. Honestly, even if I lived 100 miles away, he is worth the drive! Thanks again for the great work!
I had the misfortune of having a bottle of beer break in the backseat of my car, and had no idea how to clean it. I was so lucky to have found Roland -- he did a great job taking care of the problem, and was so conscientious and careful about doing it right. He let me wait in the showroom while he worked, even setting up a small space heater for me because the showroom's heating system was broken. I cannot say enough good things about his workmanship, thoughtfulness, and conscientiousness. I would recommend him to anyone, and will never go to anyone else for detailing.