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By: lewis72
Capitol Window Tinting & Accessories
I am new to the columbia area and i have a basic ride around vehicle. So I wanted to get the windows tinted. So I looked up local tint shops in the area. I read the reviews. So I took last Monday and rode around to check the shops out personally. My last stop was on Decker Blvd. I went into Capitol Auto Tint. The young lady behind the counter was nice and very helpful. I told her that the vehicle I was driving was my ride around vehicle. But I wanted a good tint job. She told me the Prices of the film and different shades. I chosed the 20% tint. The price was reasonalbe. Not to cheap and not to high. About mid-range the average price I was quoted from other comapnies in the area. It took them about 2 hrs to complete the work. I informed them that I wasnt in a rush so take their time. So after the work was completed I was pleased with the work. It was good quality work. And I am well traveled Older gentelmen and have lived in alot of states. And I have had a good number of cars done. I was pleased with the service. I was so pleased that I plan on going to take one of my other cars to them that I was going to take to Atlanta to get tinted. But since the work and customer service was great from them. I would safe that drive to Atlanta and go back to Capitol. Overall my experience was Great. I would refer this shop to anyone who asked me where my car was done at.
By: dlbass
Details Count Professional Detailing
I bought a groupon for a full detail. Upon getting to Details, I was told my trunk would not be done (how is this not included in a full detail) I asked to speak with someone about it, even too see how much extra it was. He would not even speak to me just over me at the secretary. He said, "it is thousands extra...I will just do it so I dont have anyone complain!" ... as I was waiting for one, the wireless they say they have did not work, I told the secretary that and she could care less, she was too busy with her CHILD there at the business, then disappeared for the remaining hour. NO BATHROOM, all doors said employees only. When I got my car back... TADA they did not do trunk... I said something and they quickly vacuumed, because they did not even lift seats to vacuum. Then they left my seats folded up and their "shampooing" mildewed my entire car. PS no air-fresher was given either, though it was suppose to be in package. To top it off... they did not do the ENTIRE middle of the top of my car. I guess since I am 5'5 and couldnt see it myself they didnt bother, until my 5'11 husband saw how filthy it was. WHAT A RIP off. Rude service, no service, no full detailing. WILL NEVER go back, and NEVER recommend it. Thanks groupon.
By: nikkimapr
Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service
Since moving to Columbia over 3 years ago we have used Pep Boys on Broad River Rd. they have handled oil changes, new set of tires, idler pulley replacement, belt tensioner replacement, and air filter changes on our Trailblazer. The work is always professional as expected, but the thing that makes us keep going back is the 3 guys at the front. We have been there during non busy and crazy busy times they always handle each customer with patients and a personal concern for them and their vehicles and it shows. They are pleasant even with some difficult clients. I was in this past Good Friday and they were slammed but you couldn't tell by them because their patients and personal care for each customer didn't waiver. They remembered me and my car when I came in. I did wait awhile to get 3 things done but I understood they were busy and didn't mind. Great job guys!
By: Carter C.
Galeana Chrysler Jeep Kia
First car was not good, they let us get another one but didn't take the price of the other car off. It wasn't our fault they sold us bad car. The car now is alot better and classier. But, they need to respect and treat their employees like they should be treated and respect their efforts and hard work and dedication and they don't do that like they should. They need all their commissions not some of it or part of it. If they sell cars, give them what they supposed to have. Somebody pocketing money, their employees not being paid fairly. It's ashamed. I have too many friends that's talking about this. The way these hard working men are being paid is unfair for the way they are dedicated.
By: pkhiii
Brown Motor Works
"I am new to the area by about 6 months. I had a difficult time finding a shop to work on Volkswagens. Finally when I called Brown, they were very friendly and of course took care of my issue. They also did some other checking which brought about a few other potential problems. This is a good service, but be prepared to open your wallet. The labor is cheaper than the dealership, but higher than a shop on the corner. But if you have a higher end car, the corner shop might not work on it or do so properly. That's the choice you have to make. Overall, friendly, clean and they will call and tell you everything that needs to be fixed. I will return and would recommend them."
By: realgrits
Gervais St Car Wash by Constan
The people there were really friendly and nice. They even let me use the half off coupon when I didn't actually have it printed out. They did a full service for half the price. Wax, tires, wash, windows and vacuum. However I was disappointed in the quality of the detail of the work. Obvious places were missed like the inside of my doors and the door storage panel (on the inside of the driver and passenger). I had to go back over them and wipe down a lot of surfaces that were missed the first time. I gave it 3 stars because my car did look much better than before, because I got a good deal, the outside looked better, and the staff was really friendly.
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By: sanfordsauto
Sanfords Automotive Service
James' Review4 Star ReviewServiceWill RecommendTotal ExperienceSummary: Very honest, local mechanical. That's hard to find nowadays.Review: Sanford's Automotive Service has replaced my transmission and worked on my vehicle on three different occasions. I like their 100,000 mile warranty. You don't see that very often. They always do great work for me. I've had no trouble so far.Reviewed By: James S.Review Date: 27 Mar 2013Reviewer Location: Columbia, SC
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By: Liz H.
I was driving from Kiawah S.C. home to Atlanta GA Tuesday evening the 28th when my car broke down near this store. I was with my teenaged son and his friend. I went in and was greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable, extremely helpful man named Kenny. He helped us tremendously, put us in touch with someone who could do the fairly lengthy repair and I cannot say enough about how safe I felt and how wonderful Kenny was! GREAT business, GREAT help!!!
By: kandance
Details Count Professional Detailing
Amazing! Amazing Amazing! They detailed my 1988' yes 1988 BMW that hadn't been detailed since.... well 1988 and they made it look like it was showroom ready! Amazing work. Did a great job. Very professional, and they pay attention to the minor details. They don't use brushes like other car washes which leaves your car scratched up. They clean your car like it was a there own.
By: Bill herring H.
Palmetto PRO Tint-Taylor St
PERFECT SERVICE. Started work to the very minute of app...Young lady at the desk is as pleasant as anyone could be and could not have been better. The installers did the job in 15 minutes and quality is perfect. Mr. tint wanted to keep my car all day and charge me over twice as much. GREAT DOING BUSINESS WITH PALMETTO PRO TINT.......... Bill Herring
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