Mechanic On Wheels in Birmingham, AL with Reviews -

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By: Jaz H.
Midas Auto Service Experts
The manager at the Midas Homewood location contacted me on February 27th, 2015 and I explained my experience with the Hoover location (left a review on them). He didn't like the fact that that and theft had happened in one of his stores. He offered to have my vehicle inspected for my peace of mind. I came by and had my vehicle inspected on February 28, 2015. He looked under the hood, since Midas Hoover also replaced my radiator, and he checked the outer tie rod end. He found what would soon be the same situation before with the suspension (where I'd have to find a shop and shell out even more money) and replaced the parts and aligned my vehicle, all as a courtesy. I'm truly appreciative for that. The Midas Homewood manager, Dwight, refunded me for the outer tie rod end job Midas Hoover did. For their service and right-ing what could and would have been another wrongdoing, Midas Homewood gets my mark of approval.UPDATE: These guys have taken care of my car and been great to work with. I came back to Midas Homewood after getting an oil change and tire rotation from the dealership, that resulted in a Check Engine Light. Midas took care of my CEL problem (a simple fix that would've been an unnecessary repair) without charging me a penny in good consciousness. I recently got a tuneup and brought it back when my CEL came on. They kept it for a couple of days to check it out and drained and recharged the battery and reset the codes, as a courtesy. They changed out my sparkplug wires and informed me about the exhaust system. They took care of my car and I've appreciated what they've done. They've saved me money and did honest repair work on my CRV. Customer service is great and it's clear they take pride in their business and making the customer top priority. As far as I've known and going off their track record, these mechanics have been honest with me and they know how I am about my baby. So I highly recommend them.
By: frankmonge
Sherrill Paint & Body Co.
In a day and age when mediocrity is the norm for businesses, it's refreshing to encounter an operation that's dedicated to quality work and complete customer satisfaction. Such is the case with Sherrill Paint and Body Co. I took my wife's 2 year old Beemer to this shop when a fallen tree damaged it during Katrina. At the time, the company's owner was a man named Rahj. They did a great job in restoring the car to it's original state. Unfortunately, after a number of years, the clear coat started to peel on the roof and the hood faded. I brought the car back recently for an assessment. It was then that I met the new owner, Tad Lidikay. After assessing the repaired areas and reviewing the documentation I provided, Tad had no hesitation in stating that "they would make it right". And he did. He re-prepped and re-painted the entire roof and hood on the car at no charge. My wife and I are delighted with the beautiful job they did. Obviously, Tad is committed to building a highly satisfied customer base, one customer at a time. Needless to say, he's got my business.
By: jtvines99
Highway 280 Paint & Body Shop
These guys went and got the truck for me, did marvelous work esp. matching the existing black paint.. They had it ready to roll when they said they would & Wally was someone I'll do business with in the future. They did a fantastic job and got it done much faster than I anticipated and the bill was my deductible plus a door handle that I carried off, which he sold to me at cost after painting it. They do great work and I give them 6 stars & they'll for sure be hearing from me again if I get in an accident. Thank you 280 Paint & Body.. Easiest experience I've EVER had with a body shop and you did what you said you would when you said you would and that goes a long way with me being in the service business myself.. A+++++++ Awesome Job!! Couldn't be happier!!!
By: jerdawa
Automotive and Truck Doctor
My daughter had her Infiniti towed to Crown Infiniti in Hoover to get a new altenator put in. These Bast#$@'s tried to charge her $813 plus $108 for the diagnostic check...I called 3 other dealers and they were all 35% less. Luckily I remembered JD at Auto & Truck Doctor on Lorna Rd...he did work for me 7-9 years ago. With one call he went and picked up the car, paid the Crown overpriced diagnostic fee, ordered the part and had the car ready for my daughter by noon the next half the price!!! THAT"S WHAT I"M TALKING ABOUT!!!!! Service, Service & Service at a fair price! Guess who's number is in my and my daughter's cell phone now??? Guess who I will bypass the next time...CROWN INFINITI of Hoover, Al.
By: A W.
Mr Transmission
I had to have my car towed in because unfortunately the gas stations gas delivery driver mixed diesel in the premium tank and put the premium in the diesel tank. As soon as I started driving it all hell broke loose with me car. The car got towed into mr transmission Monday morning they started checking it for me then had to flush out the bad gas, clean out the system and change the spark plugs and fuel filter. My car is a performance car so I was worried the diesel would mess it up but mr transmission made sure everything was fixed and running right! Got my car back and it's driving perfect! Thanks mr. Transmission!
By: keithk0825
Mtn Brook Portable Detail
After a bit of a rough start with Mr. Cox I found him to be a very hardworking business person. He came out to my house and a time of my choosing (rainy/snowy & cold) to detail the inside of a used car I recently purchased. The inside of this car was dismal to say the least. Within a couple of hours he had the inside looking 110% better than it was. In fact he cleaned it way better than I expected and at a very reasonable price (about the same that other places charge but he came to my house) I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to bet their car cleaned.
By: millican
Mtn Brook Portable Detail
This young man came to my house and detailed mine and my husbands truck and it was AWESOME! Mr. Tommy was polite and on time to do the work, he spent over four and a half hours to detail my truck. The wax job that he did made my truck feel like glass and look like it came off the showroom floor. IT IS GREAT!!!! This is the most professional company that I have done business with in a long time. I would and will recommend him to EVERYONE! Right after I get him to come back this week and detail my vintage car. Worth every penny that I spent!!!!
By: judy.mason.336
Mtn Brook Portable Detail
What a deal!. Tommy Cox does the best car detailing anywhere. My car is a 2006 VW Jetta Turbo Diesel and it now looks BRAND NEW! We had Mtn Brook Portable come out and detail in order to sell the car. The Jetta now looks too good to sell. If you need your car detailed, call Tommy. He does a fantastic job and he works hard. I will be calling Tommy back. In fact, I bought a gift certificate to give this wonderful gift to someone else this Christmas. If you are at a loss for Christmas ideas, this is a great one.
By: mrsshaff
Mtn Brook Portable Detail
Tommy did a fantastic job! Came to the house, brought all of his own equipment (even water), worked tirelessly all day in 90* heat, and still had a smile on his face and chatted with me as he was packing up. His prices were VERY reasonable, and the quality of his work is the best I've ever experienced. Will definitely be recommending him to everyone I know, and will use him again!
By: mommamm
Courtesy Buick-GMC
The staff at Courtesy Buick-GMC in Trussville are Friendly, professional and super good at what they do. From Management; parts; body shop to the mechanics i was so blessed to have my car worked on by them. There is no comparision to any other dealership in my area and believe me I have worked with several. They are the Best and I reccomend them highly. Wonderful people!!!
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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