11/04/2009
By: color_me_tawny
Swift Automotive
I just recently went to Denver to visit my Daughter and while there the clutch on my vehicle started acting strange. We were at the club house of her apartment complex using the internet to try and find a mechanic when I asked a young man working there if he had one that he trusted. He told me their name and even gave me the phone number which he had stored in his cell phone.I called and Gary said he could get it in the next morning to see what was going on. I explained the situation to him and that I needed to get back to Arizona. I arrived there first thing in the morning and he took it right in and within a matter of minutes he diagnosed it as a Leaking Clutch Master Cylinder. He said the clutch would have to be replaced sooner or later (probably sooner) but He and the young man working with him did what they could do which was adjust it enough so I could get back home to my regular mechanic and he didn't charge me and arm and a leg.As with many of us we have that one mechanic that we trust and always go to. The same goes for me but now I have 2; 1 in Colorado and 1 at home in Arizona.I would like to thank Gary and his crew for helping a stranded tourist with honesty, fairness and empathy.You guys are top notch! Keep up the great work!
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03/11/2015
By: Julie L.
Shep's Automotive
I have been a customer of Shep's for over 7 years now, and I have nothing but praise for them. They are affordable, honest, and timely with all of the repairs I've had done with them (quite a few over the years). In fact, I had moved up to Brighton a while back and STILL cannot find another mechanic I trust as much. One mechanic told me recently that my engine was shot and to say goodbye to my car (unless I wanted him to replace it), after much hand-wringing I decided to get another opinion from Shep's. Simple $40 repair. After this I will be making the trip no matter what. Jack (Shep) has even worked with my insurance claims persons to straighten out issues and they ALWAYS get me in quickly when I have an emergency.Besides being genuinely great and honest mechanics, they are genuinely great people as well. Bonnie (Jack's wife) is incredibly knowledgeable and can answer just about anything without going to ask Jack. This is awesomeness for me as I rarely need to wait for a call back. I very highly recommend these guys, they are family run and just as honest as they come if you are looking for a mechanic.
05/28/2014
By: Allan R.
Toy-Auto Masters
These guys just saved me over $!,000 on my ECM computer replacement! Here's what happened: My old mechanic charged me $90 to diagnose my hesitating transmission on my '93 Rav 4 Toyota, to tell me what I needed was a NEW Electronic Control Module computer (a 4" x 5" unit behind the glove compartment) And that the only place who could possibly do the job was the dishonest Toyota dealer (where I bought the car), for $1,500 parts and labor. Found out that these go out all the time on '93 models. I was ready to sell the car as-is!Then after many phone calls around town, I found Dave and Phil at Toy Auto Masters, who ordered a re-built ECM computer out of L.A. They had it shipped here, installed, programmed and tested it 3 days later, for a grand total of only $498, tax included! WOW - These guys are smart! Plus they made 2 free round trips to Lakewood to drop me off and pick me up.They also were honest enough to tell me that I did NOT need to replace my 2 x $300 front struts that make some noise. I would never take my Rav 4 anywhere else - - Goodbye old mechanic -- These guys are wonderful!
09/30/2013
By: ladyscott
Greg's Garage
Greg has been terrific for me and my daughter-in-law. When her car broke down we had it towed to Greg's Garage. He took a look at it and gave us a price to fix it which was comparable to other shops. Since this was the 3rd time the same problem had happended we did not want to spend the money to fix it so Greg purchased the car. And gave her a free car inspection on the car she bought. I took my car in for several things. I had been to a garage when I was out of town to check a leak and a clunking noise in the rear end. I was told the transfer case was leaking and the transmission might be bad. When I returned home I called around and got prices from 4 shops for repairs. Then I went to Greg and he quoted me a price much, much lower. The transfer case was leaking but very minimally and the clunking noise was a loose spare tire!! Simple, quick fixes that saved me tons of money. I recommend checking him out.
02/10/2010
By: arielkerr
Davis Repair
After going to the dealer for a transmition noise my Acura was making, I was told "Acura's just do that, don't worry about it. Just drive around in D4 when not on the highway." Not terribly reassuring. Plus I was billed for their time...Compare this to meeting with Larry at Davis Auto Repair - he was great! Very knowledgeable, fantastic service, and the price was half what the same service would have been at the dealer. Turns out the dealer was wrong, Acura's are NOT just suppose to slip into 5th gear for no particular reason when going 30 mph.This is a true 'family business' and it shows. Everyone is courteous, meticulous in their work and very fair with their prices. I cannot explain how good it feels, finding a mechanic I can count on.
01/12/2010
By: b.schroer
Greg's Garage
Greg's Garage is a valuable service asset for any driver whether they own a newer vehicle that needs attention or an older but functional car or truck that requires expert service. I own a 1978 Ford F-150 truck that I've been able to upgrade and now use as a primary transportation vehicle due to the quality service provided by Greg's Garage. The reason Greg's Garage is the best choice for any motorist is that Greg, the owner, invests in unexcelled customer service including an unrelenting focus on details. I strongly recommend Greg's Garage for all vehicle owners and in these tough economic times Greg can assist consumers save money by boosting the efficiency and life of existing cars or trucks.
06/22/2013
By: dbconsumer
Greg's Garage
My daughter's car's air conditioning stopped working. I was told that she needed a new one which was going to cost about $1,000. So I started calling around. When I spoke with Greg, he was hesitant to quote me a price. He asked me to just drop the car off and we would go from there. I have never done something like that--I took the chance. Greg fixed the air conditioning, I did not need a new part. Apparently, there was a lot of dirt and leaves that would not allow the air conditioning to work. She also had this horrible sound coming from the rear of the car, he fixed that too. All for less that half of what I thought it was originally going to cost. He is a great and honest mechanic.
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11/17/2015
By: Danielle H.
Greg's Garage
Danielle H, 11/16/2015My recent and first but not last visit to Greg's Garage was a vehicle miracle. After numerous mechanic rejections to even look at my vehicle, Greg not only listened to my problem but allowed me to tow my vehicle to his shop for a complete diagnosis. Greg gave my vehicle a new heartbeat and took care of VERY critical repairs. Greg treated my vehicle like it was his own. Greg truly went above and beyond in repairing my vehicle which runs like new. I'm so thankful to GOD that Greg took a chance in even looking at my vehicle let alone repairing it. Believe it or not,another mechanic highly recommended Greg's Garage for their honesty, integrity and good values.
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06/18/2016
By: Leonard B.
B's Auto Inc
About a decade ago had transmission trouble took my car to A Affordable transmission. Great experience. So I thought I'd ask them about a reputable car service place. Their answer was immediate. B's Auto.Met Joe first, and the feeling was good and so was the service.Since then, it is the only place I go and trust.This last visit was for a clutch on my Mazda 3. Car rides like a dream! They quoted me a price before I brought it in, and that is exactly what I paid.Personable, and always a pleasure to visitStop looking around and stop getting ripped off or dealing with skeptical service.I only go to B's
07/01/2016
By: M L.
Groove Subaru
I'm more than ecstatic with my new wrx purchase from groove! Not only did they offer me great value for my older car trade in, but Brandon Presley made this car buying experience amazing and easy for me! His knowledge and passion were forefront and definitely made me more comfortable during decision making. I highly recommend him if you have any questions about a new subaru! I have also had great experience during my services and checkups here, and the online appointment scheduler is super convenient
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