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By: Crystal B.
Freeze Automotives
Freeze Automotive has Great Customer Service and very professional. I would recommend anyone to get honest automotive work done there!
By: Daniel S.
NTB National Tire & Battery
Was heading out of town and noticed a shard of glass in my tire. They were able to get it fixed for me at 5:00 on a Sunday. They fixed it properly by doing an interior patch and balanced the tire as well. They took no shortcuts. A very helpful professional place.
By: David M.
Engine Menders
I have done business with Bodymender for over 20 years with the greatest satisfaction you could ever want from a repair shop! After the unfortunate and great loss to everyone who ever knew or done business with him the owner passed away. My vehicle was left in the hands of The owner and employees of Engine Menders which is directly next door. I got my truck back for months later with a wart hood glued to gather headlight bad welds on the Frame a hood no longer will open weatherstrip gaskets that were not put back on the truck windshield cow that was cracked not replaced or repaired covered up rust on parts that should have been replaced electrical problems due to its sitting in the weather with no hood for four months missing parts and parts off of a different vehicle that were in bad condition and should not have been used at all. Finally after my insurance agent was told to leave the property I had to pick up my truck incomplete and a remainder of $2800 worth of work that I have to pay for now to correct what they did and replace what they did not! My vice to any and all stay away from the shoddy underhanded nonprofessional work that Engine Menders provides when it comes to their body and frame work!!!
By: jbrielle78
Suddeth's Automotive Inc
Suddeths Auto Services is a wonderful company to deal with. Everyone is very friendly and the technicians are very knowledgeable in their jobs. They have earned my trust and future business.
By: Lastnamenallen N.
Suddeth's Automotive Inc
Very pleased with the quick diagnosis and repairs. Thumbs up rating!
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By: Rachel R.
Heyward & Son On North Main
Honest, real-deal, to the point. I will never get raped by a dealership ever again, in my life! As long as Terry witb Heyward and Son's is open, I'll forever have my cars serviced by them. Buy your own parts up the road, pay labor only. Them days of being ripped off are over! Thank you Terry! Being going to him nearly 10 years now and I send all my family and friends to him.
By: Bradford P.
Engine Menders
Engine Menders is deserving of the highest recommendation that I, as a client, am able to bestow upon them. I brought my 2003 PT Cruiser in after being informed by another car shop that I needed a new Coolant pump replacement which can be a costly procedure. Engine Menders under the supervision of Shane, properly diagnosed the issue my car was experiencing . Engine Menders was very meticulous in their diagnostic procedure(s) and got my car back to running the way it should be. I would also be remiss in not mentioning "KT", the customer service Rep who is" par for the course" when it comes to establishing a positive environment. Very professional and knowledgeable crew at Engine Menders. Nuff Said.
By: Crystal B.
Midas Auto Service Experts
Took my car to Midas in 07/2014 because it had a smell of burnt oil. The car was riding perfectly fine though. I was told that oil gaskets were bad and it leaked oil into the alternator so both needed to be replaced. When I picked up my car and turned onto the street my car was jerking and stalling like it was going to cut off in the middle of the street. I went back and they said there was nothing wrong with the car and to just drive it and see if it gets better. Of course it did not improve. The check engine light started blinking. I took it back two more times and finally they fixed it and just told me sometimes fixing one problem can cause another. So I did not take my car back because I had no confidence in the job that was done. Now, not quite two years later. I have to replace another alternator because of oil gaskets. Called Midas and of course they just said parts go bad. Obviously the repair wasn’t done correctly the first time.
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By: Qui W.
HB Mobile Auto Repair
I am a disabled vet. I had a 9am appointment with this guy. He never even showed. Didnt call. I called him several times no answer or returned call!
By: Henry D.
HB Mobile Auto Repair
I spoke to he gentleman by phone, accepted his price for servicing two of my cars, and set up an appointment for his accomplishing the work. I then called him, as promised, to tell him the oil capacity of one vehicle. He did not respond to that message which I asked him to do, nor did he appear for the 10 a.m. appointment. He lacked the courtesy to call to cancel. Extenuating circumstances do occur, and I would have understood. To ignore such basic signs of decent behavior is unacceptable, indication this individual is not dependable or trustworthy.
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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