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Sad News: Light stratch and cracked red headlight cover expenses

Old 01-02-2019, 06:55 AM
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Sad News: Light stratch and cracked red headlight cover expenses

Happy New Year. Over the xmas holidays, I backed up and slightly hit a tree which cracked my rear headlight cover and nice little scratch on my bumber. Should i get it fix at the dealership or take it somewhere else? I have a 2016 nissan maxima.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:16 AM
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Yes. A 2016 Nissan Maxima can be fixed at either place.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:10 AM
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Yes. A 2016 Nissan Maxima can be fixed at either place.
I've always (woops, except one) had good results as dealer body shops. Check with your friends for their suggestions too. There are many dang good non-dealer shops around too.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:09 PM
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Thanks! Would you suggest I go to the dealership or to a non dealership shop?
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:04 PM
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How bad is the scratch?
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:12 PM
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In my opinion, there is no advantage to going to your dealer for body work. A quality shop can do an equally fine job



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Old 01-03-2019, 05:00 AM
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You can probably buy the light housing and just replace that yourself. As far as the scratch, is it worth the $600 you may have to pay to get them to fix that too? You'd be surprised what a bit of touchup applied correctly can do. You can also get spray bombs with the color code of your car, tape everything off, then lay several even coats into the scratch. Once the tape is off you'll never know the difference at a glance.

You should also provide some pictures so we can make fun (J/K), I mean give you better advice...
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:24 AM
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You can probably buy the light housing and just replace that yourself. As far as the scratch, is it worth the $600 you may have to pay to get them to fix that too? You'd be surprised what a bit of touchup applied correctly can do. You can also get spray bombs with the color code of your car, tape everything off, then lay several even coats into the scratch. Once the tape is off you'll never know the difference at a glance.

You should also provide some pictures so we can make fun (J/K), I mean give you better advice...
Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:54 AM
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Pic of damages

Here is a pic fellas
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:38 AM
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Here is a pic fellas
Doesn't look that bad, in fact, i can't even see the damage.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:11 PM
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I finally got the headlight cover fix at a grand total of $400 (including labor).
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I finally got the headlight cover fix at a grand total of $400 (including labor).
How did you get this done for 400 bucks? Great outcome as I see it.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:26 AM
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Really? Yeah it was only 1 side and I had to pay for the cover which was like 300 and the labor was like 100.
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Can you post damage picture again.
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