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By: Ron S.
Summit Auto
There is always two sides to the story. Clint C was a customer of mine, but he was one of thoses customers that was real annoying because he would come in to my shop smelling of alcohol and was always trying to haggle on the price. He would always bring in his own parts to be installed. He always new exactly what he wanted done. He would diagnose his own problems by reading about it on the internet and expect me to do the work according to his own research. At first I felt sorry for the guy becuase I could see that he had some mental issues. Fifty years old still leaving at home with his parents unemployed and spending most of his days on prescibed Meds and drinking alcohol while collecting an alimony check from his wife. Clint was upset with the last car that I worked on for him becuase I didn't haggle on the price and I didn't let him bring in his own parts. He came to me for three years as he stated, and was happy with the repairs. I finally told him no more haggling and bringing in your own parts so that i can install them. I explained this is the cost of repairs and parts If you can't afford it you may have to take your vehicle somewhere else. It's sad that he felt this way and posted his negative views about me online but I'm not surprised. I hope for you Clint that you look into some treatment, your not a bad individual you just have some issues that need to be addressed by professionals. You know where I'm located and if you have an issue with me posting this about you. You know where im located and we can discuss this in person. I really hate to air your dirty laundry like this in a public setting but I had to address my side of the story as well. Word of advice be truthful when you post things about individuals. I didn't see any thing mentioned about how many deals I gave you...Grow up....
By: Ann J.
The Egg & I Restaurants
If you're looking for cold food, forgetful waitresses, and a rude manager, this is the place for you! I went there with my son hoping for a nice breakfast. The server was friendly, but slow. Our food came out in about 10 minutes. My son's food was hot & steaming, but mine was cold. The waitress was nice about it and had another one made. While I was waiting, I decided to pour some more coffee from the carafe. There was only enough coffee in there for 1/4 cup. Again, I called the waitress over and she said she was sorry she had forgotten to tell me they had to brew more. So why bring out an empty carafe? The remade food came out hot, but by the time it did my son was already done eating. The waitress brought a new carafe of coffee, but it was not the same kind that I had ordered originally. When I went to pay I asked for a discount on the food that was brought out cold. After waiting 7 minutes, the manager came out & said he would take a few dollars off, but really didn't understand how the food could be cold. He actually implied that I was lying about it. I told him I didn't know as I was not the one who had cooked it. He took a whopping 4 dollars off the total. My son had wanted to try that restaurant for a while, and was really looking forward to it. While the food itself tasted good, the rest of the experience was so poor I will not be returning there ever again.
By: Joe T.
Summit Auto
It is sad to see all these nonsense reviews on not only a great person but an honest one as well, I recently relocated from Southern California; and let me tell you what dealers charge an hour independent shops in So Cal charge even more. So that customer writing the bad review saying Ron is over priced! ! ! ! ! ! ! I'm here to tell you his hourly labor rate is far more competitive than most independent owned shops . I can honestly say he is a man with good core values and ethics. I have a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado with 91,000 miles I price around all of Colorado Springs dealer, national retail chains trying to find the best deal for a 90 k service and it varied from $950 to $1,750.00 and Ron was able to do the same exact service the dealer was gonna charge me $1,750.00 Ron only charged me less than $800.00 needless to say I have found my automotive repair shop that exceeds the service and knowledge I use to get back home. Keep in mind the car garage that use to service my vehicle's he had more than 35 years in the industry. P.S. Ron please continue to provide that great service and excellent pricing don't let these computer trolls with all the liesthey are posting discourage you from providing that honest and excellent service You are providing Great Job Ron! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
By: wapiti_harvester
All Around Automotive
I was in need of some auto service work, and was looking for a new, HONEST automotive shop with mechanics that I could trust to only fix what needs fixing (I need my car fixed to get back and forth to work....Not to qualify for the Daytona 500). I was tired of getting some massive unsatisfactory bill of health report back on my car from the bigger auto shop repair chains each time I was in for an oil change or corrective maintenance issue, and I decided to try my luck at All Around Automotive as per the mention of a friend.Personally, I don't think you ever really want to be on such good terms with a repair shop that you refer to it as "my repair shop". If your there often after the work and maintenance they do, perhaps they are not doing their job. With the experiences I have had with my vehicles, I will no longer take a car, and RV elsewhere for service.The salesman and the mechanics are extremely honest, and treat you like family. They understand that most people are just looking to get back on the road. They are confident in their work, living up to their standard. They have ALWAYS gone the extra mile for my families automotive issues. Check them out, especially if your leery of the aggressive sales auto shops and service chains. These folks will insure your satisfied and not empty your wallet!
By: lwjudyz
Black Bear Diner
My sister and I have doctors in CO Springs. We were so thrilled to have found Black Bear Rest. We ate there every time we went to Springs. We began taking our families and friends. The food was great and the staff so friendly and nice. Then my sister became quite ill and we weren't able to go for awhile. Just today we got to eat there. After we ate and were about to pay the bill, my sister became ill, she could not make it to the rest room. The staff brought her a bucket and she tried to do this very discreately. Then the manager came over and was insensed and rude, can she go to the restroom. We said sorry no, but she want off saying very rudely I'll get your check for you. I did complain to the waitress saying how rude she wAS and she didn't know the story. All the other staff were kind and caring. With a manager like this it won't be long before you have no business which is a real shame. I know our families and friends will never eat there again. There are lots of other nice places in CO Springs.
By: raymond.mutchock
Auto Doctor
so I currently have a 2007 saturn sky. it was towed to the auto doctor due to some crazy electric issue. After 2 weeks of back and forth conversation with the owner nothing could be figured out. This may sound bad to most but I think not. These cars are apprently electrical nightmares. Fernando and his shop spent 2 weeks trying to figure out what it was. I am having to have it towed to an eltrical shop now because it is a mess (not his fault). With that said he has been more than curtious and despite the fact he spent 2 weeks wracking his brain on this car he did not charge my self and wife a dime! That is Honest. The shop it is going to has already expressed on how these cars are more than difficult. I believe that Fernando and the car doctor deserves a fair shake despite not fixing it. He came HIGHLY RECOMMEND and if I have any other car issues I will not hesitate to take another to him.
By: Christopher H.
Red Rock Auto Clinic
Zoltan and the team at Red Rock Auto are incredible. They are not only highly skilled, they are also caring and quick to communicate, all of which are quite rare in the automotive industry. Over the years I've used Red Rock Auto, I can say confidently I've never been swindled or taken advantage of. Work has never been done on my car without a clear breakdown of parts, labor, options, and my authorization. They've stayed late to get my car to me after work and communicated with me every step of the way. They're always aware of my budgetary restrictions and treat me like a person who works hard for what I have. They always completely fix my car, and fast!Every experience I've had here has been overwhelmingly positive, refreshing even.I sing these guys' praises every chance I get!
By: miracle.mcmillian
Good Company Bar
I used to love this bar and frequent it quite often ($$$$) but I seemed to have gotten myself banned for life (a little extreme) when I gave my honest opinion to some new patrons that one of the bartenders wasn't good at mixing drinks and they should get a beer instead. They took it as me trying to "sway" their customers to go somewhere else. Not the case..... they just need to get rid of that bartender. I'm sure her drinks would be much better if she wasn't flirting with all the men so much or showing people pictures of her kid on her phone. It blows that they wouldn't hear my side of it that girl with the blond hair cut in a bob with some sort of accent blatantly lied. So now I'm salty and now I'm going to work really hard to "sway" people from this establishment.
By: Bogdan N.
The Diff Shop Inc
In one word, impressive. As a former car mechanic myself, I am very particular about who I allow to work on my car. The owner was easy to talk to, understood exactly what I wanted, and was more than fair with his pricing. The work done to my car was precise, clean and meticulous; above and beyond what I expected. When I took my car in it was grinding and had metal flakes throughout the differential. They removed the entire axle, cleaned it out, put brand new parts back in and even painted the whole axle assembly. It is obvious this shop’s owner and techs love what they do and take great pride in their work. They are so confident in their work they gave me a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. Couldn’t ask for more, highly recommend this shop!
By: jacobmwatson
Johnnys Star Auto Repair
While Johnny's Star Auto may not look like it on the outside, they are some of best experts in the city when it comes to German imports. I've seen everything from classic Mercedes's to modern Porsches' getting serviced at this small, family run shop. I've taken both my Mercedes and Audi there for regular maintenance and a timing belt / water pump job. Not only did they do a great job within the time frame quoted they ended up being cheaper than I expected.. The guy that worked on my car, Gabe I believe, even pointed out and fixed where the previous mechanic had skimped and cut corners on the last job done. Very happy with everything done. If you have a German important and want quality work there is no better place in the city.
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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