Nov 18, 2010|
Dear Mr. KIA, When we need to find a place to eat or drink, or want to go somewhere for live music, my husband usually heads straight for his stack of BK Magazine and sometimes visits bkmagazine.com. We need an auto body repair shop (my bad), and so my husband thought of you immediately. I’d be grateful if Mr. KIA could help me?—Ima Reck
Dear I.R., As soon as I saw your letter from the last issue, and despite my editor’s disparaging comments, I thought no, this lovely reader doesn’t deserve to wait. Once, I crashed my brother in law’s car and felt terrible for a full five seconds. May I also suggest you look into driving lessons? Meanwhile, here’s where to get your crashed car fixed.
After 48 years in the business, the staff at Vikrom’s Garage (32, Sukhumvit Soi 15, 02-254-7591-8. www.vikromsgarage.co.th) have seen their share of mangled vehicles and contrite housewives. They use the 2K color system for the whole painting process—the same type used in the leading car body assembling companies worldwide. Also, the high-tech universal jig machine works wonders in getting your car back to its original shape. The garage accepts claims from up to eight insurance companies including Viriyah Insurance, Thai Insurance, Allianz C.P., and MSIG.
Using a computerized mixing color technique, the Kangwan Group (9/87, Rama 2 Soi 20, Bangmod, 02-877-0493. www.kangwangroup.com) should do a paintjob even your grumpy hubbie won’t notice. The garage also utilizes the 2K color system which makes the paint much more durable. If the car’s scratches are small (but you wouldn’t be writing if they were, would you?) and no new parts are need, Kangwan can provide you a Fast Lane service where you will get your car back in no longer than three days. Paint jobs come with a one-year guarantee.
If the distant location’s not a problem, then KT Body Garage (28, Bangna-Trad Soi 28, 02-746-7567. www.ktbodygarage.com) offers a full range of services in auto care, going well beyond simple paint jobs. They can even fix your wheel hubs if your sloppy driving has damaged those too. Check with them if they accept the claim from your specific insurance company first.