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01/24/2010
By: anthonylathan1
A & R Auto and Engine Works
It's the grocery-carrying, load-hauling, go see Grandma, foul-weather family friend that you just can't be without. It's the vehicle you depend on to move your most precious cargo - your family. So when your car's engine fails, you're faced with some tough decisions. Either buy a new vehicle or replace its engine. With the manufacturing quality of today's vehicles prolonging the life of most components of a car, in many cases, it makes sense to just replace the engine.Basic preventative maintenance habits such as changing your car's engine oil or air intake filters can help to extend the life of your car's engine and reliability. We want you to feel good and trust that we can take care of any items you bring into our store. This belief has kept our customers coming back through all the years in business.A&R Auto & EngineWorks is a full-service auto repair and preventive maintenance center. We perform our high quality and guaranteed auto repairs in the Charlotte area with over 30 years combined experience. We are conveniently located and qualified to repair and service all domestic and imported cars, trucks, and SUVs. We only use parts that are equal to or exceed the standards of those parts originally used by the manufacturers. We are definitely the cost-effective alternative to car dealership servicing for all scheduled maintenance of your personal or company auto, pickup or truck. Regardless of where it was built, we will service your car or truck and still maintain the manufacturer's warranty.A&R Auto & EngineWorks is a Christian shop that is family owned and operated. We have a nice, comfortable waiting area and clean restrooms for our customers. We pride ourselves on getting the services or repairs on your auto right the first time by our highly qualified service technicians. So drop your auto, SUV, or truck off today and allow us to provide you with excellent service. We look forward to servicing your vehicle.Experience the advantages that our independently owned service center offers you.
04/26/2014
By: Paying C.
Mobile Auto Rescue
After reading this company's reviews online, I called the owner, Lorenzo, to install a fuel pump on a 1996 crown vic. I told him we used a mobile mechanic last year to install a fuel pump on my son's car, and the gas gauge stopped working after they installed the pump. Lorenzo assured me he knew how to install a fuel pump without affecting the gas gauge. We agreed on 10:00 am,4/24/13. he was 10 minutes early, very polite and had purchased the part I needed. It took him about an hour and 15 min to installed the fuel pump. I paid him $100/pump +$100/labor. The car ran fine, unfortunately, the gas gauge stopped working and my "low fuel" light worked intermittently. I called Lorenzo back, told him the problem and he refused to accept responsibility. He said it must have been like that before he worked on the car. I called another mechanic to fix it; he said the arm got stuck, he stated it's a common problem while installing a fuel pump. It was a simple fix- it took him less than 20 minutes to correct. My gauge works perfectly now. I told Lorenzo I wanted 30% of the labor cost back I paid him, since I had to pay another mechanic to correct the gauge. He stated he would call me the following morning (4/25/13). I never heard back from him. While Lorenzo did a good job installing the pump, I can't give him 5 stars because of his lack to correct a simple problem and his refusal to accept responsibility for the mistake. (we all make them). I was not going to hold it against him; I just wanted him to leave the car in the same condition he found it in, not worse condition. If someone else has a similar problem, I would recommend, Ronnie @ (704)777-4419.
10/26/2014
By: Kameron S.
Dynamic Auto Tune
I recently moved out to North Carolina from California to attend college at Duke. I brought with me my car, a 2010 BMW 335i. Throughout the cars history I have done all the non warrantied repairs and upgrade myself and I am not quick to let someone else work on my car.After browsing the Internet I stumbled upon Dynamic Auto Tune and thought I'd give them a try installing an aftermarket intercooler as I don't have the tools or space to do it myself due to living in a dorm. They did a tremendous job and I was very pleased with the work and it only got better. I returned about 3 weeks later to get performance brake parts installed as well as a fuel pump upgrade done. They did a tremendous job and I left the shop happy but as I began to leave my car started flashing a check engine light and had low power. I returned to their shop quickly and was able to catch them before they left as it was 9:30 and the shop was closed. They stayed open for me for another hour and a half and figured out the problem which had to do with the tuner I was running on my car. The owner even bought me food while I waited and there was no extra charge for the extra labor. I will continue to bring my car to this shop as long as I live in North Carolina.
03/17/2017
By: Darrick H.
Trotter Auto Glass Plus
I shattered the rear window in my Honda Pilot and began to search online and by phone to find a local replacement service. I spoke to many glass companies including a few that did not replace rear windows and asked them for recommendations. Trotter Auto Glass came up more than once so I called Laura and she was extremely pleasant to speak with and answered all of my questions about the replacement window. So I had my insurance company contact her for the repair. 3 Hours later Mark shows up at my house and after speaking to him for a few minutes, I could tell he was very knowledgeable, had 20 years of experience and was a great guy. He took his time and did a very very thorough job and was very detailed oriented. He was very careful to ensure all of the small pieces of glass were cleaned out of the back of the car, inside the rear door and on the driveway. I have dealt with other, much larger glass companies before, but Mark and Laura of Trotter Auto Glass was exactly what I was looking for in a local, friendly repair service. I would very highly recommend them to anyone needing an auto glass repair for their friendliness, promptness and quality of service. I am a very satisfied customer.
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03/07/2016
By: Merrill N.
Town and Country Ford
I had an excellent experience from start to finish with Town and Country Ford on Friday, when my wife and I purchased a new 2016 Focus. For starters, the salesman, Carl Ralston, was very attentive. He handled all of the credit paperwork with me over the phone, so when my son and I (my wife didn't want to be troubled) got to the dealership later that evening, all that was left was for my trade to be appraised and for me to pick out a car. The trade appraisal was spot on, and the car that Carl helped me pick out was exactly what my wife was looking for. The finance manager, Russ Herzlich (sp) found us financing that met our needs exactly, and less than an hour after we got there, I was driving my wife's car home. She did have come back the next day to sign her paperwork, but she was done before they could get the car cleaned!!!! I couldn't have asked for a better experience overall. This was the second vehicle that I have purchased from Carl, and I will continue to do so!
01/18/2017
By: 4beth_frank2
A & R Auto and Engine Works
A&R Auto is the place to go if you need anything done to your car. The service there is great, and it is a very welcoming environment. When I heard that my co-worker took her vehicle to Anthony I decided that I would try him out aswell. I needed a tune-up on my car and couldnt afford al the dealership prices that I was being quoted. After calling him I knew I wanting to give hm a try- my friend had noting but good things to say about him and he beat everyone elses prices. I told him that I could not drop off my car until after work and he even offered to stay late and wait on me. He really seemed like he a lot about cars and he explained everything to me that I didnt understand- being a women that doesnt know much about cars- I felt that was very important to me. The next day my car was ready to be picked up- and it drove like new! I will recommend all of my friends to him and continue to take my vehicle to Mr. Anthony as needed!
05/08/2013
By: kennyg18
Euro Wise
If you own an Euro that is not under warranty and you take it anywhere but Eurowise you are making a massive mistake, especially if you own a bimmer. The BMW mechanic, Craig, takes service to another level, especially if you know nothing about cars. Every time I think of having to take my car to the mechanic, I cringe. These guys actually make it enjoyable. They will educate you if you take the time to listen, sometimes feed you, and give you ride to anywhere nearby! They are also located close to the light rail which is incredibly convenient. They will treat you like they know you! Not many mechanics, let alone businesses still run a company like Mike, the owner does Eurowise. Do not be stupid like me and think you are getting a deal at a mechanic you know! These are guys are a lot cheaper than their competition, and they are very on point! 110% across the board.
10/10/2014
By: Gary S.
Innovative Imports
Just purchased a 2006 BMW 325I. I wanted to get someone honest and knowledgeable to look at my vehicle. I called around to several places and all of them wanted way more money than what I was quoted at Innovative Imports. The price Mike Sheridan gave me was more than stellar for all the work that was done to my car. And the knowledge Mike and Paul had about the vehicles was awesome! Even gave me a ride to pick up my wife's car so that I could run my errands while my car was serviced. Even offered to stay and HOUR after close of business, just to be sure that I would have my car today and not be without a car for work. Which in my opinion was above and beyond. For any of your automotive needs you can trust these guys to give you a great price and outstanding customer service. They gained my trust and business from this point on.
03/07/2017
By: Maria T.
THE SHOP
I usually take my car to the dealer for relies or maintenance but my check engine light came on and the car started running rough. (While up town about 18 miles from the dealer) So I took it to The Shop, they just happened to pull up as closes repair facility. I drove there (2 miles) totally afraid my car was going to stall out barely made it into the parking lot and the owner comes walking out with a smile. I explained to him what was going on and he said just have a seat inside we'll see what's going on. About 30 minutes later he tells me it's a sensor. He gave me a price and of course I called the dealer to compare. The Shop was $42.00 less!!! I am now working uptown and have found my new repair facility!!! Thank you Jon for honesty friendliness and most of all fair pricing!!!!
05/19/2014
By: Euan M.
AAA Carolinas
AAA Albemarle Road is the only place I've ever taken my car since I started going there. It's simply I never feel like I am being taken advantage of! I mean I really felt like they look out for people and care about giving you great service. From the friendly shuttle service to the overall atmosphere it's just a good place to bring your car. After the unsettling "check engine light" came on I felt sick and vulnerable. Turns out it was multiple things lol, but those guys up there really worked with me and explained my options. Of all the things I think about bringing my car anywhere else isn't one of them. Yeah things will always go wrong with cars but if I were you I would give these guys a shot they know how to take care of people.
Tips & Advices
Depending on the part and its overall quality, a good amount of money can be saved by purchasing aftermarket parts versus OEM parts. But aftermarket parts that are low in price might also be lower in quality and could do more harm than good to your car, or they may need to be replaced more frequently than a more expensive counterpart. This could lead to saving some money in the short term, but spending more than anticipated in the long term.
The type of tires being purchased is the most significant determinant of their price. SUV tires are more costly than average car tires. And high-performance tires are more costly than economy grade tires. On average, standard tires for an average-sized vehicle are around $100 per tire. Standard tires for an SUV are around $150 and pick-up truck tires are about $200 on average. Some dealers offer discounts if purchasing more than one tire.
Car inspections typically take about an hour. However the wait time can be longer depending on how busy the shop is. Call ahead for an appointment to avoid long wait times.
Depending on the manufacturer, certain aftermarket parts can be just as reliable as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. But one item within a vehicle, like oil filters for instance, could have multiple manufacturers and there could be inconsistencies in quality among them.
Costs of replacing a windshield can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors:
  • Vehicle make and model
  • How much of the cost insurance will cover
  • Whether the windshield installers come to your location or you bring the vehicle to them
  • Standard service costs of the windshield installers
Generally, newer and higher-end vehicles cost more to have their windshields replaced because certain manufacturers use modified or proprietary glass types.

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