Don't know what it is with body shops taking a long time to do their work. Mine took a year in the shop as well after a 6 week estimate. Just last week I got it back from another shop that did the full wetsand and polish. They quoted me 5 days and it took two weeks. Regardless, its home now. LOLI am taking the Starship in for a few redos, and to fix the leaky quarter glass, at the paint shop this week. I hope to get it back in a week or two. It spent a year, and three months there the last time. I hope the shop gets too it promptly.
I gave them a portion up front. Toward the end I had to come up with another $1500. The guy wanted it all, and I held $500 until the car was in my hands. That finally got it done. He said he needed it to pay his employees, and that is not my problem. He asked me if I did not trust him, and I said "NO".Yeah, where I screwed up is I paid up front. I've never used a body shop before, so I had no idea how it worked. I thought it was the way it was done. Come to find out that you should never pay for the repairs 100% up front because you've eliminated any reason for them to do anything from that point on - and they have your car. I actually learned a lot more from that whole f-ing mess. Probably worth a post in and of itself.
As I'm sure of exactly the same AFTER someone has undertaken to attempting an insurance settlement by dealing directly with the other driver's carrier. Unfortunately even with comp my own 'just recently married into the family' DIL did just that. Figuring I'll be living around her (hopefully for life lol), I was Ssssoooo gentle and kind in considerately describing to her just how flaming daft, and absent even 3rd grade critical thinking, that is. She's young but pretty quick on the ball and I believe she learnt more from that grand screwover than any boomer preaching from me.........
I actually learned a lot more from that whole f-ing mess. Probably worth a post in and of itself.
What is wrong with your wipers?The above wheel is a lot closer to the 80's turbine wheel than I thought...
Maybe next weekend I'll be able to get a tire on it, put on the car and see how it looks. Maybe I can make the Buick center caps fit?
This weekend hopefully I can get the wiper circuit and solution figured out.