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By: Eric S.
Auto-Tech Car Care
I just picked up my car and I now know I'll never to go another shop again. About 18 months ago I had a timing belt brake, messed up valves, pistons, all that stuff. I took it here to get it all fixed up. Service was great, but hefty price (which I've since confirmed was more than fair for all the damage that was caused). Fast forward a year and a half. Out of nowhere I hear a crazy rattling noise coming from my engine. I stop at a Goodyear because it was closest and they said it sounds like something's broken off in the timing belt compartment. Going to cost $1600 to fix it all, but they recommended I see if it's warrantied first. So I did. I found my original paperwork, saw it was warrantied if the problem was something they actually fixed 18 months ago. So I call Scott and he says to bring it in. They'll figure out what the problem is without charging me. That included them getting into the timing belt compartment to find the problem if need be. So, it ended up being a bolt that was holding the tensioner for the timing belt that broke off. They did have to open it up to figure that out, and they fixed it while they were there. When I went to pick it up, they handed me the key and said no charge, it's taken car of. This is an older 2002 Santa Fe with 155,000 miles on it. The AC doesn't even work. I had given up on this car when this happened and I decided it wasn't worth spending anything to fix it. I had all but listed it on Craigslist for parts, but thought I'd check with Auto Tech first, just for a second opinion to see if it's something warrantied. And so glad I did. I doubt that a broken bolt was part of the warranty. I think they fixed it themselves because they might have felt like the bolt must have been overtightened or something a year and a half ago. I really have no idea. But they are the most honest shop I've ever seen. I will never take my cars anywhere else again and only wish I went to them when I did the brakes and tires. They have earned ALL of my business. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
By: davidholfmann
Sammy's Auto House
I broke down at i95 at palmetto and I did not have any towing. I Googled on my phone and they were advertising a free towing and I called them. They were very helpful and in less than one hour I had my car towed to them facility and it was my belt broken they repair my car while I was waiting. They repaired my belt and they told for few other things need to be done and I knew about the things that they told me but I decided to do it they following week. I will definitely go back to them and do all things that they recommended to keep my car safe. Thank you Sammy Auto House.
By: ssamanta
Sammy's Auto House
I always bring my car, and my family's cars to Sammy's. He has been taking care of our family's vehicles for the past 5 years, and he has always been honest, and very reasonable. He has never done anything we didn't need, on the contrary, he would tell us if we didn't need to do something on our cars. I am very happy with all the work, and my cars have never had problems except maintenance ever since i started taking them to Sammy. I recommend him to all my friends and family, he's definetly the best!
By: amanda.schuetz1
Twenty First Century Automotive
The whole piece of my trunk with the release lever broke off of my 2005 scion Tc when I was opening the trunk and Toyota dealership quoted me almost $500! I found Twenty First Century Auto online and I spoke to Lou on the phone who said I could come right over. Bob looked at my car, quoted the part, and was able to get it fixed the very next day. It took 20 minutes to fix and for only $200. They were very nice and I can t believe how fast it was. Highly recommended!
By: Stan Z.
Americas Auto Center Court
Went Americas Auto Center for what I thought was going to be $1200 major air conditioning job, according to a couple of other repair shops. To my astonishment, the very creative and knowing mechanic owner got me out of there for only an unbelievable $59. In addition my air is blowing colder then it ever has. It goes to show you a little ingenuity goes a long way in the repair business.
By: suelenmaldonado
Sammy's Auto House
this is the only mechanic shop that has not tried to sell me something my car did not need. i went to 3 different repair shops and i got 3 different answers except the only difference is that Sammy only said i needed a tune up while other said i need brakes and struts as well. I WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE AGAIn!!!!!!!!
By: melany
Sammy's Auto House
I took my Pontiac grand am 2005 and Sammy, his mechanic and front desk staff was very helpful. The prices were very reasonable and I was pleased with the oil change and the change of break pads that they did. Thanks! I will definitely come back and I strongly reccommend it.
By: amandadavis518
Auto-Tech Car Care
Just took my car here for the first time and will not go anywhere else. The owner fit me in for an oil change even though they were completely booked up. Very friendly staff and extremely affordable prices. Also, they are very honest(unlike some of these other shops).
By: conniemaslach
Sammy's Auto House
Just got my brakes and ac done by sammy and my car is running better than when I bought it, the service was great and the workers are friendly. I have already send all of my neighbors from century village over when they have had car troubles. Thanks for everything!
By: Ben B.
C A M Auto
I like to get my car serviced here. It's walking distance to my work so in the morning I drop it off, walk to work and during my lunch break, I walk back to pick it up. Service I get it always good and the price is affordable as well.
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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