Goins Auto Repair in Florence, AL with Reviews - YP.com
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05/23/2015
By: Jimmy C.
Sam's Service
I wanted to give a shout out to Sam’s Service, 1404 Huntsville Road, Florence, AL for helping me get our 2000 Chrysler Town and County van repaired. Unlike the original quote which received from another auto repair shop in the area, the mechanic at Sam’s Service took the time to locate and correct a faulty ground connection for the brake lights, and rear wiper, saving us lots of money. The ethical standard demonstrated by the mechanic was enough to earn my respect and a repeat visit for future vehicle repairs if and when needed.
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04/09/2016
By: Debra S.
Wilks Tire & Battery Service Of Florence LLC
Ordered tires online with Tirebuyer. Wilks called and advised tires had arrived. Son had tires mounted and could not be happier with the kind customer service he received. He is going back when additional tire service is needed. Wilks Tire made this purchase and installation a pure delight! Big thank you to Wilks Tire! Excellent knowledge and service. Would highly recommend.
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03/16/2016
By: Debra S.
Thornton Motors
Moved to Florence, AL from Florida and purchased 2 vehicles. Very happy with both vehicles. Sales and service staff are excellent. Received great prices on both vehicles both sales and service. Would highly recommend this business. Excellent customer service!
06/21/2015
By: Bob S.
Goins Auto Repair
I was here a few weeks ago to get my wifes car worked on. They did such a great job and when i heard the price I was shocked it was such a great deal! They owners are very nice good people I will be back, and have told my friends and family how great they are.
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02/02/2017
By: Shawn K.
Goins Auto Repair
They have helped me out on short notice twice when the Nissan place told me to leave my car for 3 or 4 days. I highly recommend this business
09/02/2014
By: Leigh C.
Goins Auto Repair
This is wonderfully honest shop! We love them and they know what they are doing!
09/15/2013
By: Audrey B.
Goins Auto Repair
Exellent shop. Trust these guys with any vehicle I own !!!
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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