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12/28/2015
By: Hr V.
Shores Automotive Inc
I recently moved to Boca, and I was lucky to find these people, very professional, friendly, and honest. I took the car (Dodge Charger 2008) for an oil change, but they also did a general inspection to see if everything was going well. In fact, that is what I wanted to do too.Everything was exactly done the same as what I had experienced at the Dodge dealer shop in Minnesota:1. I scheduled an appointment,2. I left the shop and they called to report3. Billy called me and told me what was wrong with the car, what needed to be done, and how much exactly was it going to cost.4. I had to decide whether I want to authorize the new parts and repairs. NO PUSH.5. I agreed, and Conrad told me to pickup the car one day after that.6. I picked up the car, I received a very detailed and itemized bill, explaining all the new parts and the labors separately.7. I did not check other places for price, but the prices were reasonable to me.8. I had minor concerns (Nothing Serious) and took the car back for a follow up. Concerns were fixed without any additional charges (even though it was NOTHING serious and it was not their fault).I highly recommend the Billy, Conrad, and generally the Shores Automotive.By the way, every time I have been there, beautiful classic cars were in the shop for service, which I love.
01/09/2013
By: mschwartz
Boca's Best Auto Repair
I have been taking my car to this establishment for over a year. I came across the "good luck" of finding this gem. Joe has taken exceptional car of my car as well as my wife's. I am a AAA member and know how difficult it is to find honest and trustworthy companies here in South Florida. I have been so happy with all the help and "family" warmth that Joe and his staff provides. I had been using another garage for many years and was offered by the AAA guy to take my car here when it broke down. I was offered a 10% member discount AND the reassurance that AAA stands behind them, so why not!?! When I was given my quote it was explained thoroughly and prices seemed fair. All my questions were answered honest and directly. Doing my diligence, I called my previous mechanic and quickly realized that the quote was very fair. Repairs were done and I've been going back ever since, great people.After reading the review below I was compelled to make sure others knew that this is not the kind of service that I've experienced and find it far out of character. I would 100% recommend Boca's Best to any one in the community. They are a great company!
07/27/2012
By: channings
Boca Auto Service
This was the first time I have ever taken my car to anywhere but the dealership, and being a younger female I was a little nervous because of horror stories I've hear about auto shops. After reading the reviews below I chose Boca Auto Center, I will never take my Jetta anywhere else. Simon and his mechanics are honest, hard working people. Ended up saving me a lot of money, I would have probably had to sell a kidney just to afford it. Plus I have a Volkswagen and their a pain in the but to work on. I went to Boca Auto driving a car that I felt was going to break down on me at any moment and I left relieved and confident I was driving something reliable again. I give this place 6 stars! Great customer service and his mechanics are easy to talk to, I felt like I learn more about my car every time I go in. Never have I looked forward to getting my car worked on. Great Job Guys :)
08/10/2013
By: april_s
Boca's Best Auto Repair
Everyone at Boca's Best was fantastic! They helped my family out when my mom's transmission started leaking. We were only visiting in Boca Raton and trying to get back home to Tampa. After a 3 hour stressful ordeal, I came in contact with Boca's Best when they towed the car on a Sunday afternoon. First thing Monday morning, they assessed the leak, referred us to a reputable company to fix the transmission (saved us $200 in the process!), towed our vehicle to that location, gave me a ride to my grandparent's home, fixed other issues that arose the following day and even called me to make sure we got home ok! It is overwhelming to be out of town with such a major vehicle problem. It was such a vulnerable situation and Joe and his staff were amazing to us! I can't thank them enough for their assistance and service and HIGHLY recommend them to anyone! Thanks again Joe!!
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11/11/2015
By: Jim S.
Last Chance Garage
I was in Boca Raton Florida on business, November 1 - 4th, 2015. In my travel from Orlando, my car started acting up, leaking anti freeze and misfiring. I met Bill at Last Chance Garage on Sunday, November 1, 2015 (the shop was closed, but he had come by to take care of somethings). I dropped off the car during the week for a day, he tested the entire cooling system for leaks and found none. He had one of his staff take my car overnite to determine any problems when driven for a long distance. >He told me "he is not going to sell me anything I do not need!" The diagnosis was the I had a blown head gasket. He provided excellent service and did not even want to charge for the time spent examining the car. We finally agreed an a very fair price for his time. I highly recommend his garage for honest, professional automotive repair in the Boca Raton area! Jim S.
01/23/2013
By: boatdoc943
Autobahn of Boca Raton, Inc.
Julio, the owner of this auto repair shop, has been a long time family friend for ages. I used to go to him when he owned Spanish River Auto Repair. I have to say that when he sold Spanish River Auto Repair it was so hard to find a mechanic that was as good, fair, and reasonable. His hourly labor rate is cheaper than most of the auto repair shops in town. As far as the pricey parts go he is very fair. He gives you an honest inspection of what is wrong with your and won't add on problems that aren't really there like most of the auto repair shops I was going to before he opened his new shop. I almost forgot to mention how fast he fixes up the cars and has them up and running! Overall, I'd give Autobahn a 5 star. VERY nice shop, well kept and clean, very honest and fair with labor rates and part prices as well. You should definitely check it out.
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05/20/2016
By: Frank g. L.
Shores Automotive Inc
As a Business Coach I look at everything, Customer Experience, Response Time and Competitive Pricing. From the moment I walked into the shop, Billy (Craven) put my mind at ease with a cordial greeting. He had his head mechanic Conrad, go for a drive with around the block and pin-pointed the problems with my vehicle. The customer service was great which is one of the biggest obstacles I find as a Business Coach. His response time was within 24 hours and his pricing was competitive without being the cheapest guy on the block. I not only recommend Shores Automotive, but I will be referencing Billy and Conrad as a Premier Business Model for Customer Service. Thanks again, guys. It's reassuring to know GREAT service still exists.
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01/24/2016
By: Mary ann H.
Shores Automotive Inc
I am so grateful for this place !!!I have been here several times over the course of a two years and have incredible service. The owner, Bill Craven is professional, experienced, knowledgeable, and thorough about my car issues, is upfront with repair estimates and explains my car troubles in detail with alot of patience. I have always gotten my car back the time he says it will be done and he has provided transportation to my work in the meantime or whenever I've needed it. His staff is also great. It's so rare to find a place that is customer service oriented and a pleasure to visit in this area !!! I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way!! Thank you so much Mr. Craven and your staff !Mary Ann
10/31/2012
By: richard51358
Boca's Best Auto Repair
I took my 2006 Kia Amanti, to Boca's Best Auto Repair in September. before the shop had opened the secretary took my keys instead of making me wait for them to open so that I could get home before the storm started. I had already had an estimate from another shop to change the alternator and motor mount. the owner had called me and told me that it needed two motor mounts. he gave me an estimate for $500.00 less then the other shop had estimated. the work was done on my vehicle the day that he said it would be. I will recomend this place to all my friends and clients in Boca.to the guys at Boca's Best Auto RepairThank youRichard S.
03/28/2015
By: J M.
Boca Auto Service
"I went to Mercedes to have my stereo repaired and they told me the entire master command center would have to be placed. The cost for the service and parts was $8000. Being sane I said NO to the repair and went to Fred at Boca Auto. Fred repaired my radio. There was nothing wrong with the master command center, it was an issue of parts being replaced and some reprogramming. The entire cost for the stereo repair and a new transmission mount which I didn't even realize was cracked was under $800.Fred is a kind, caring and honest person. I will never go anywhere else. Maybe I'll go on vacation now that Fred saved me $7,200!" NK
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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