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Mechanic told me not to pay 1100.00 for used subframe at his AAA certified shop. That a body shop/welder could repair worn hole that allowed bolt to fall out. Where do I go to get my SAFETY issue and work done in LA County area? THANKS.

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Hi Erma!....My personal preference as to where to get work done, is at the Dealership....So if your vehicle is a Ford, my choice would be at a Ford Dealership....The reason being, is that they have the most knowledge as to that specific make, model, etc., and sometimes there are service bulletins pertaining to certain vehicles, which they can inform you about if it applies....In your case, as I am sure you know, a worn hole on a subframe, is not normal...There may be a bulletin out on this issue, possibly....If not, they should be able to repair it just the same....( According to your Mechanic )....Hopefully, your Dealership has a Body Shop....If they don't, you can ask them where they take their warranty claims to get repaired, as most Dealerships that do not have a Body Shop, have a contract with a Qualified independent Body Shop....You can also give your insurance company a call, and ask them who they recommend....Hope I have helped you out....Thanks....Dave

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Dave Norgardt

Expertise

Absolutely anything autobody related... Frame repair, suspension, alignment, panel replacement, panel repair, fiberglass, plastic repair, paint, air bags, etc.....

Experience

Over 30 years in related areas. 25 years in HEAVY frame repair, suspension, and alignment procedures. As well as panel replacement and repairs, etc.....

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Journeyman Autobody Technician with Red Seal/Interprovincial certification from N.A.I.T. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Top Achiever award second year, also from N.A.I.T. Also have Platinum status from I-Car Canada...Also have Journeyman Partsman Certificate, Lethbridge, Alberta...

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Second Year Top Achiever from N.A.I.T.Edmonton

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