Advance Auto Repair in Clearwater, Florida with Reviews -

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By: mjc614900
CTS Towing & Transport
If you are going to get a car that has been towed because of the Pinellas Sheriff's Office impounded it, be careful. My scenario was the actual owner (older people) moved to Chicago, gave the car to the grandson (no license, but a friend would drive the car). His mother is in Houston. After five weeks I went to take care of the matter (I am in Tampa). I took care of all the preliminaries. They brought out the car. He handed me the key and said, "The back tire is flat." I was already overwhelmed. I said, "The back tire is flat!!! You're giving me a car with a flat tire!! I need to think for a minute. I have to figure out what I am going to do. Just go away. I need to make a phone call and figure this out."End result is the owner/manager came out yelling me to get the hell off his property. I wasn't going to come onto his property and talk to his employees like that. Get the hell off his property or I will have you arrested. The two boys were over there snickering (I'm not kidding).I am 55, well educated, employed in the legal field for 30 years, and am a court reporter. I was very mindful of my demeaner. I was not loud, yelling, swearing, or derogatory in any manner. I can't imagine what those two young boys said to him. If you have to deal with these people in an adverse situation, take someone with you. Take a digital recorder and video. As something as simple as getting a little overwhelmed, I can't imagine what could have happened with a person who actually is beligerant and angry and yelling.
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By: Gwen W.
Peterson Auto & Truck
If you've never been able to use the words: mechanics, trust, quality, fair and accommodating in the same you can! Peterson Auto & Truck has been taking care of my older model vehicle for two years. Whenever I have a car issue I try to educate myself to know what I'm in for.... Peterson's has never tried to pull one over on me, or up-sell me. I've always found them to be honest, provide great quality at a fair price and Kevin goes above and beyond to make your experience better than hoped for. Quality work, Trusted advice, Accommodating service & hours at Fair pricing....Peterson Auto & Truck has always exceeded my expectations....give 'em a try, I think you'll be glad you did!
By: Diane C.
Phoenix Wholesale Auto Services
I went to Phoenix Wholesale Auto Services LLC in Clearwater to get Troy to check a small engine sound.The radiator and overflow were empty.He was very knowledgeable and observant and found that the radiator cap was faulty and the water had been lost. I felt I was in the right place with him.He didn't try to sell me a new motor as some would.What with luck and the toughness of Toyota Camry's the car seems to be running great now and the engine sound has gone.He also hatted me very carefully on how to keep an eye on the situation to make sure the problem has been was a nice experience not a nightmare and I recommend Troy.Diane
By: erin.maclachlan.5
Peterson Auto & Truck
I happen to work nearby Peterson's, so let me begin by promoting the fact that these guys give up to a 20% discount because of it..not too shabby, considering that most auto places want to charge MORE! I had my starter die on me a few months back..but these guys were great at making me get a little piece of mind. No tow charges at all, reasonable price & friendly service. I, unfortunately, had my alternator just die on me yesterday, but knew I could count on Peterson's to get me back on the road. My repair & oil change was completed first thing the next day. Not one single complaint AAAAAAA++- HANDS DOWN
By: Pat L.
Countryside Automotive
I own a BMW, I was getting tired of the outrageous repair bills at the dealer. I was referred to Chris at Countryside Automotive by a co worker who also owns a BMW. I had an estimate from the dealer for a brake job and he saved me hundreds of dollars, even using original parts. BMW people, stop going to the dealer and try this shop. They do great work and use the right parts for your BMW, and their pricing blows the dealer away
By: caddydeville
Peterson Auto & Truck
I found this shop on the web and I'm glad that I did. All the good reviews on here are the truth. The customer service is excellent. The job they did on my Cadillac was great and now I feel that all the places I went for service in the past including the dealership were just ripp offs. Peterson Auto & Truck takes care of business and I would recommend this auto shop to anyone who's looking for the best service in town.
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By: brettgarner
Tr Garage
They perform awesome work and are totally reliable. The setting is a very clean and organized environment. They worked on my vehicle and did the job correctly and affordable. I will definitely recommend them for anything small, or large and complicated. They're real true Automotive technicians
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By: Darth V.
Auto Service Experts
Dave and Bobby are the best in the business. They treat you like family,always going the extra mile to explain everything in detail and in simple language.So glad I discovered this shop.They can repair just about anything than goes wrong with a vehicle.
By: Kit H.
Honka Auto Repairs
I was referred to this business by friends and I found just what I was looking for. Not an over-repair, not an under-repair. A correct repair of the problem but also a review and report of what else needed to be done to safely operate my car.
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By: Walter L.
Rio Imports Repair Inc
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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