This has happened to me in at least 3 states across the US and I'm wondering if its ever happened to you.
I think its a scam but I'm not sure. Here's how it works: First off, you have some visible body damage to your car. You pull into a shopping center or a parking garage, and a car pulls up beside you with a fast-talking guy offering to repair the body damage on your car right then for a cheap price. He makes a really tempting offer and he's got the pitch down perfectly. I've been close to trying it out a number of times.
Sometimes they have the tools in the trunk of their car and will offer to repair it right there in the parking lot while you shop. Other times they say they have a private body shop nearby. Sometimes they say they work from home but their day job is working for a Mercedes / Ford / etc. dealership doing repair work.
Its got to be a scam right? But now that it has happened to me in multiple states, its starting to seem like some sort of organized effort and I'm really curious about its origins / who's behind it. I tried Googling it but didn't find anything. Has this happened to any of you? Have you ever taken them up on the repair offer?