Matulonis Auto Body Incorporated

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

268 Brockway Mills Rd, Springfield, VT 05156, us

(802) 885-3884


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Happily gives binding estimates
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)
Oct 30, 2003
July 2002 - I was visiting friends in springfield & one day my driver's side door just would not open. All the other doors did, the locks workt & everything, but the lock mechanism in the door of my '91 Honda accord LX wagon was not functioning & there was no easy way to get to it.(The doors lock automatically, but not w/ a gizmo - you have to push a button on the door) The dealership in Keene NH estimated it would cost around $500 to get the car door open & replace the lock; they figured another $300 for the inside door panel, which they suggested would be fragile after 10 years & break while it was being removed. Over the weekend, two shade tree mechanics (friends of my friends) assessed the problem. Neither would take it on, but neither broke the inside panel either, and they both took it off. My hostess finally located Dan Matulonis - my hero - in a local phone book & I took my problem to him. He assured me he'd have the door open inna couple of hours, & implied he'd never seen a stuck car door he couldn't open. He explained that in a cold damp climate like VT, many people had doors they didn't use often rust shut on them. He spent the rest of the afternoon (3 hrs) prying on the door & dumping oil/ grease down into the lock area. Nothing. By tomorrow, he said, it'll be open or bring it back. I spent the whole next afternoon there - he & his assistant got it open using a pneumatic drill at the end of the day - and the third day I drove to a junk yard in NH & pickt up a used lock mechanism that fit & drove it to Matulonis' for installation. It's been OK ever since. The total cost:$80 for labor, $50 for the used lock.Dan told me during the second day he would charge me only for the two hours he predicted it would take him (at $40/ hr) because it was a learning experience. What an inspiration. A truly principled person.

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