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04/19/2016
By: Pam M.
Polk Tire and Auto
The longer that I am in Aiken, the more I discover these hidden gems!! Stopped by to get an oil change and check left front tire. Did not have an appointment. Mr. Polk took me in and got my request done in very acceptable amount of time. Folks, go here for your car needs. This business treated me like a person, not a $$$ sign. They are very older people/ woman friendly. The lady who cashed me out was very nice and caring. The prices are very good too!! The building was clean and they have reading material geared to both men and women!!
05/18/2013
By: ahsh2011
Motion Automotive
Thank goodness for honest people! So glad we ended up at the right place when we broke down, not being from SC (from north GA), we were not sure where to go. The owners here were friendly, honest, and reasonably priced!! Thankfully we didn't end up at the first place we called:)
05/10/2016
By: Harry N.
Automotive Work Bench
These guys are great- they are honest, have saved me money by not selling what I do not need. They tell me what will get me by, also what it would cost to do a complete overhaul, and help me make a decision based on my budget and goals.
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04/20/2015
By: Ena Y.
Hallmans Auto Service
Best place to get honest and good wook done. Thanks, Ena
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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