12/30/2008
By: cityparagon
Warren Auto Service
I work real close to this place, but never used it because there are all these cars sitting out fron that look like they've been there forever. You know what I mean. I had a sudden fast leak in my tire and had to get it fixed. I stopped by Warren's just to see, he took my truck in fixed the leak, free of charge, and said hope to see you again. I took it back when I heard squeaking from my breaks, he fixed it and noone could believe for such a low cost. Then I made an appt. for him to inspect it, my regular mechanic was a little miffed. But he looked it over, fixed ONLY what needed to be fixed, he didn't try to throw any of those easy unneeded money makers in there, and I was out the door. I take my truck to Wareen for EVERYTHING now. He's honest, the way mechanics used to be!
08/21/2013
By: jaynec
West Tenth Auto
My daughter, son, and I have bought tires every year and had our cars inspected here. My son recently took a new car he bought to them and they found a lot of safety problems with it. They documented everything and we got the dealer to fix it. They are always very nice and do a great job. !!!
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09/04/2015
By: Brendan M.
Sears Auto Center
Chris at the front counter was very helpful and friendly. Over all experience was good. I did have an issue with my back right tire not holding its air properly, but they fixed it and explained to me the issue in a timely manner.
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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