Tonys Auto in East Haven, Connecticut with Reviews -

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By: Bob B.
Complete Lube & Auto Repair
These guys don't know me from Adam and helped me out of a big jam last week. I was on a long business trip out of Michigan, stopped in here Wednesday mid-afternoon because of a slow leak in one tire; turns out I had a cracked rim! I had to be in Baltimore by 11 the next day. They found a good rim at a local junk yard and had me going down the road in a couple hours; didn't charge me any more than the local guy here in Michigan would have charged me. Thanks a bunch to Mike and his crew for good, honest work provided to a complete stranger from out of state.
By: Shannon R.
R A D'Urso Sons East Shore
Great mechanic. Always willing to help and charges fairly. I've been to a few other mechanics before Tony and they all tried 'fixing' my power steering, costing me tons of money. When I finally took it to Tony, he explained that it really just needed to be replaced. Others had also told me this, but they said it would cost about $700-$800. Tony only charge me $425. Awesome mechanic!
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By: Linda I.
Louie the mechanic at Redjack is great! He can fix anything and is honest about what needs repair. Hours are convenient and prices are competitive with other repair shops. I highly recommend this garage.
By: Shannon R.
Arts Auto Service
Art is a good mechanic that keeps records but his prices are a bit high.
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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