Rhodes Auto Repair in Destin, Florida with Reviews - YP.com
08/20/2016
By: Ed H.
Certified Automotive Repair and service l.l.c.
We are from West Virginia and the check engine light came on and the fuel consumption increased and then our car wouldn't start and we were 1000 miles away from home. I took our car to another facility and they scanned our car and found it needed a crank-shaft sensor. So I asked the guy who scanned my car to recommend a reliable honest mechanic who could install the sensor because the Nissan dealership couldn't work me in until the following week, and I had to be in WV the next day... So we were referred to C.A.R.S and to the owner/operator named Eric Holovack. He immediately worked me in even though he had numerous cars already on his docket. He was polite, honest,. professional and so thoroughly interested in helping me get back to West Virginia. I cant begin to tell you how much I highly recommend this facility. It was a wonderful experience for me and my family. THANK YOU ERIC!!!!!!!!!!!
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06/02/2015
By: Melissa S.
Autoworks of Destin
Auto Works and the staff were very accommodating and efficient! I had gone to another place and then wanted a second opinion so I went to Auto Works. The mechanic estimate was essentially the same as theirs but the prices were a little more reasonable. I would definitely consider dropping my car off here in the future for a fix!
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11/23/2015
By: Curtis S.
Autoworks of Destin
They are knowledgeable, hard working, efficient, reliable and fair. Autoworks Of Destin are straightforward and honest and they helped me in many situations where I know another business would charge me lots of money for the advice/check up. Autoworks Of Destin has made me a lifetime customer.
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02/03/2016
By: Laurence M.
Autoworks of Destin
Been here 3 times and was sent to other businesses more qualified/equipped to do the job. They are a stand up honest guys.They took a look at my car and knew exactly what was wrong and pointed me in the direction of the right person for the job even if they would get nothing out of it.
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01/22/2016
By: Jess L.
Autoworks of Destin
Always the best of service at Autoworks of Destin. With today's cars there are only two things I can do with a car...put gas in the tank and take it to Autoworks of Destin for everything else.
06/02/2015
By: Peter B.
Autoworks of Destin
I had a great experience at Autoworks. The mechanic is a pro! He knew how to explain me what is wrong with my car and he told me what are the best options for it. I truly recommend Autoworks!
09/29/2015
By: Isreal M.
Autoworks of Destin
The best in town. They guys from Autoworks Of Destin really know how to take good care of your car. They did a great job with my car, they will do the same with yours.
07/11/2015
By: Richard C.
Autoworks of Destin
At Autoworks you will find only good services. The mechanic is a professionist. He is always prepared to help you with your car. You will be happy with the result.
08/09/2017
By: Harvey K.
Autoworks of Destin
Always the best deal with great service and a super helpful staff who take the time to explain what`s going on and what needs to be done. Never any pressure.
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08/08/2017
By: Matthew L.
Autoworks of Destin
Recently took my car car here to have my alternator replaced was complete in less than a hour! Great fast service! Awesome Techs. Highly recommended!
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