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By: ebryan
Badorek's Ron Auto Service
I noticed a few good reviews for Ron Badorek's Auto Service and needed a second opinion on an auto repair, so I called them. They were happy to give me an estimate for a new water pump and timing belt over the phone which was $100 less than my first estimate. I brought my car in that afternoon and had a call from Jeff less than 2 hours later telling me that with the mileage, it probably could use a new pump and belt, but that was not what was causing the problem. The problem was actually a few belts that needed to be replaced. So, instead of paying $550 for a repair that was actually misdiagnosed by another shop (that would not have fixed the problem), we paid $175 for the CORRECT diagnosis and repair and had it ready by 9AM the next morning! We've had hit or miss luck with mechanics around Decatur before, but Ron Badorek's Auto Service will be our ONLY shop from now on!
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By: jsimp23418
Badorek's Ron Auto Service
I live in Decatur. I had a problem with my car in Champaign on a Sunday. The rear wheel seemed to be dragging and was getting very hot. I was afraid the rear wheel would seize up so I had my car towed from Champaign to Badorek's Auto repair on a Sunday. I was worried sick about the problem and what it was going to cost to fix the problem. On Monday, this garage fixed the problem for $34. It was something about the emergency brake 'slipping'. My point is that you have to TRUST your car repair place, and Badorek's garage is that place for me. I strongly endorse this garage and will always take my auto problems to them in the future because they are honest, explain the problem, and fix the problem in the least amount of time for an honest price. Hooray for Badorek's garage!!!
By: chadwells.jiujitsu
Badorek's Ron Auto Service
We took my wife car in with no tail lights. they told us it was the headlight switch and replaced it with a new one. Called me and told me it is done. $150.00 latter she drives to work at 11.pm she gets off and (no dash lights or tail lights.) She get pulled over and a ticket. They no one took the time to test out the lights before sending her home with the car.
By: Rodney G.
West End Auto Service
The guys at West End Auto were very quick to find my problem, fixed the problem, and it was unreasonably affordable! They really went out of their way to help me. It feels good to know that there is still great service in this town!! I recommend this place to everyone in the Decatur area!!
By: gordon.reed.77
Paceley's Garage
I was treated well and the job came in a bit under the original estimate. If I had bought my own parts and done my own labor I could have saved about 40% but I did not want to do that work and did not have the needed specialty tools to do it either. All on all, it was a good experience.
By: Don W.
Ideal Auto Sales
This is my second car with Ideal. Could not be happier, this one I got for No Money Down! I have always been treated with respect and thats why I continue to do business with them. No one else would finance me back in 2010 but Ideal did. Thank You Ideal!!!
By: mike.niemeyer2
Rescue U Auto Sales
Friendly People that will not beat around the bush. They get to the point of what is wrong with your vehicle or will tell you what issue one on the lot has before you buy.
By: Dale B.
Ed's Auto Service Inc
Very HONEST, Fast QUALITY work at the quoted priceHighly Recommend !!!!This repair is second to noneWomen can trust them too!!!
By: John W.
Speed Lube Complete Auto Care
Very nice shop, cleanest shop I have ever been in other than a few dealers. Great price and car repaired the same day.
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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