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By: Dhara P.
Patriot Automotive Repair
Great work, and great service. We've had our car serviced there once, and also had the oil changed. Happy to have found them after moving into the area. When I went in for the oil change recently, I went in with my 1 year old and was worried it would take forever. It didn't they were extremely quick. I was going to give a 4.5 because the waiting area could be a bit cleaner, but since that option doesn't exist, I'm giving a 5.
By: Michael E.
Pete's Automotive Repair
My wife and I were fortunate enough to have found Pete decades ago when we first moved to Acton. He is efficient, proficient, knowledgeable (I should know since I used to work on the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification program administered by The American College Testing (ACT) Program in Iowa), customer-oriented and honest. We don't know what we would do without him.
By: Karen H.
Sal's Auto & Truck Repair
Sal's Auto is a great choice if you are looking for a trustworthy local auto mechanic in the Acton MA - Boston west suburbs. Sal's does all of our regular car maintenance and repairs and includes a complimentary vehicle safety check with every service (great to schedule JUST before those summer road trips :)-). Sal's auto service is professional, friendly and a good value. Recommended.
By: Robert S.
Pete's Automotive Repair
Pete's Automotive Repair is Acton's best kept secret. I lived here 15 years before I learned about them from a friend. Pete and his team have worked on three of our cars, and I am absolutely delighted with the way they are able to do a solid job at a decent price.
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By: Valerie M.
Import Domestic Auto Center
New ownership is AWESOME!Friendly, trustworthy crew that knows what they are doing. Helped me with transmission issues and I taken care of professionally and honestly.Thank you guys so much! You have a new regular.
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By: Brandon B.
Patriot Automotive Repair
Been going here ever since I moved to the area 2 years ago. Love it!!!! Highly recommend. They always took the time to explain what was done and I didn't feel like a dollar sign as a customer.
By: Kathy P.
Patriot Automotive Repair
Very professional, friendly and they get the job done. Great place for your auto repairs. I have been there twice and each time was a great experience.
By: jrc-acton
Import Domestic Auto Center
I've taken several cars there multiple times - always friendly service, good work, and fair prices. You can't ask for anything more.
Tips & Advices
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill. The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done so you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
For winter driving, features such as the defroster, heater and exhaust system are paramount. Look in your owner's manual for specific directions on how features should be checked and repaired. Many newer cars have a cabin air filter that can be replaced when needed, allowing warm air to continue to flow in. Also, check tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures, overheating is a common problem. Look over the system by ensuring there is enough coolant available. If it needs to be refilled, it is best to open the hood and add more to the car before it gets too warm out. Also, clean out fan ducts and other ventilation sources necessary for summertime driving.
Some fixes to your car can be done without paying a specialist. Issues like replacing oil and air filters are relatively simple, with instructions provided in the owner's manual on how to make these changes. The same goes for replacing broken windshield wipers or burnt-out headlights. Such issues should be repaired quickly to guarantee safety, but don't require a visit to a garage.
Yes. Not every type of auto repair work needs to be done by a certified mechanic. You can fix some of a vehicle's issues just by paying attention to how the automobile is running and having a basic understanding of auto repair. Look over the ways weather may impact your car and what preventative measures you can take to avoid having to take it into the shop.

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