Best 30 Automotive Repair in Elgin, IL with Reviews - YP.com
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02/09/2017
By: Chiquista F.
Car-X Tire & Auto
All new people! Jeff is no longer the manager, it's a Robert now and they are cons! Will try to up repairs on you. Say it's harmless but will say it's major, so you can pay more!! I will never go back to these people again!!!!!
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01/27/2017
By: Kineta J.
Car-X Tire & Auto
The customer service here sucks we hada disagreement about price on oil change and instead of just apologizing for misunderstanding the manager went back and forth with me wanting to prove me wrong. Also ridiculously over priced will not be returning here again!!!!
04/05/2016
By: Mark F.
Rivera Automotive
had my car repaired and the price and service was perfect. Will recommend friends and family. if you want dealer quality for less price check them out.
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10/03/2015
By: Leon L.
Feliciano Auto Repair
Honest , fast ,reliable , I live in MCHENRY county and am confined to a wheelchair , great place to go to when your car or truck needs repair , it's well worth the trip down there
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02/16/2015
By: Milan P.
Alfaro And Son's Auto Center
Took 3 hours for Window tinting and plus they didn't even tell me they take cash only! I had to call someone to bring cash. What kind of Business doesn't take credit? A cheap dirty business. Their office is trash, never cleaned in years. They don't even give a receipt. And when their employee knows the customer is mad, Eddie hides in the back, Till the job is done. He told me this was his fathers business, it felt in the wrong hands
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02/08/2015
By: Charlotte H.
Feliciano Auto Repair
I have never been to such an extraordinary place of service before. This place surpassed all and beyond my expectations. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time looking any further. Oh yeah, they're very reasonably priced.
01/13/2015
By: David F.
Alfaro And Son's Auto Center
GREAT SERVICE! I got my 2014 Bmw 750li tinted here and my car fantastic! I would highly recommend them to all of my friends and family.
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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