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Don's Body Shop received 26 consumer ratings from Consumers' CHECKBOOK and Consumer Reports subscribers.

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Don's Body Shop
2944 Grove Way
Castro Valley, CA
Phone: 510-581-2611


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Number of customer survey ratings for Don's Body Shop: 26 ratings
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Sample Subscriber Comments & Reviews for Auto Body Shops in the San Francisco Bay Area
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As You Can See Below, Some Auto Body Shops Get High Praise from Their Customers.
Some Others Don't. So Choose Carefully.

Here Are a Few Samples of the Thousands of Comments
CHECKBOOK Has Collected on Hundreds of Different Auto Body Shops.

  • Subscriber from BRENTWOOD, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Excellent service from a-to-z at this repair facility. Would highly recommend........
  • Subscriber from SAN FRANCISCO, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Paul Grech has serviced my vehicles for over 20 years. There is no one that..........
  • Subscriber from MILL VALLEY, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Cost-effective, high quality repair work.......
  • Subscriber from CONCORD, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Superior on status of work........
  • Subscriber from CAMPBELL, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Very good family based business. I was allowed to hear calls to parts suppliers as..........
  • Subscriber from CARMEL VALLEY, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: One man operation. Skilled, honest, and reasonable cost. Virtually all cars are repaired........
  • Subscriber from OAKLAND, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: This is a busy shop but I have always found that they complete the work..........
  • Subscriber from LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Went out of the way to accommodate an illness when we could not get car........
  • Subscriber from HAYWARD, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Dons Body Shop is the best in the bay area!.......
  • Subscriber from WALNUT CREEK, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Outstanding service........
  • Subscriber from MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: After an accident in which the left side doors were damaged, I took my 1998..........
  • Subscriber from SAN FRANCISCO, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: I would recommend this auto body shop because they do very good work........
  • Subscriber from CUPERTINO, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Highly recommend! Ive used their services three times and was completed satisfied with their honest..........
  • Subscriber from OAKLAND, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Ive had only one experience with Baron von Frier, but I was very much impressed..........
  • Subscriber from SAN RAFAEL, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Fast service, excellent work and very good pricing. Will always go there........
  • Subscriber from OAKLAND, CA wrote about a local auto body shop: Most polite, competent group I have ever worked with to repair my car........

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