Mathews-Carlsen Body Works

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
4 reviews

2480 Faber Pl, Palo Alto, CA 94303, us

(650) 856-6200


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Does body work
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Dec 17, 1999
If you own a Porsche or a Benz (or a Minerva or a Bugatti) and it needs body work, Marshall has a well deserved reputation for the quality of the work that comes out of his shop. He loves cars and has restored a garage full. He will also fix your wife's Taurus or your Isuzu, to the same high standards! His co-owner, Carl Carlsen, is the 'retired' owner of the local Porsche, Audi, Pugeot dealership. Both are honest to a fault.
Sep 24, 2005
JR and Tom carry on the work ethic and standards Marshall built the shops reputation on. Can't say enough about this shop. They schedule appropriately so my cars have always been ready on time if not early.
May 27, 2004
These guys are THE BEST. Not only do they do a great job in a timely manner, they are also the first to admit when they foul something up. For example, I took my 02 civic si (they usually deal in rare europeans, but my insurance was paying the tab, so I decided to go with the best), and in the proces of repairing the door, they inadvertingly scratched the inside door panel with a screwdriver. I mentioned it in passing when I took the car back to get the final work completed. 1 hour later I got teh call, they were going to buy me a new door panel, and install it, even though no on e was going to pay for it! The scratches were not grave, I just asked if they could buff them out. Again, I can not iterate the good things about this shop, if only they could do my clutch!
Mar 26, 2005
Excellent experience - body work on a big door dent - looks like new

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