Could you please recommend or advise which place is the best for Alfa specialist in Cape Town? What should I do?!��
Thansks so much for your suggestion.The two that I am aware of:
Kondelys Motors in Paarden Eiland: KondylisMotors.co.za
Kemp Bros Panel Beaters: Kemp Bros | Auto body repairers. Trusted in Cape Town since 1931
Both are premium outlets and their work is impeccable. Both OEM approved.
All those mentioned have approval from Fiat/ARSA I writing hanging from their walls in the entrance lobby.
These days aren't like before where your damage quote was R20k and when you tell the panel beater you would like to do it privately they suddenly come down to R12k. Today, the panel beater has a service level agreement with the insurance company as in "You will charge R1250 for bumper respray, R2000 for any body panel and R650 labour rate per hour..."
So the private guys actually get a raw deal because the panel beater now overcharges you.
Places like Alfa Bodyworks; Kondylis and Kemp Bros charge more than most insurers wish to pay, and will not negotiate (To afford the top spray painters and body panel fitters costs more money than the insurance would like to pay, as well as using the best materials) so they aren't very popular with insurance companies. But go to them and see how many exotics are standing their being repaired. Viglietti exclusively uses Alfa Bodyworks, Gary Green exclusively used Kemp Bros and Merc/Audi/Jaguar and Land Rover exclusively use Kondylis. Even for aliminium repairs.
Johan, if they are not approved by us (the OEM) they may not perform work on vehicles which are under warranty or maintenance. The reason for this is simply that we enforce OEM standards onto our approved shops. They MUST display a 2016 certificate to demonstrate they are approved. Regards T.
lol they have the Ferrari 2016 certificate :readit:My Alfa is still under warrany and I am planning to take it to the Alfa Body Works for panelbeating. If the Alfa Body Works does have 2016 certificate as you mentioned, will it affect my Alfa's warranty?