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By: bence.erdelyi
Tech Auto
It is hard to describe how great Todd and his crew are in their shop. He is the best mechanic I've ever dealt with.I am not a car person, nothing to do with cars and could have been easily ripped off by other mechanics or even by Todd, but he would never do this.He is always looking at the car at your standpoint. I am student with very limited budget. He always tells me the truth, how he sees the car, he can tell me a fair estimate and time on the fixing as well.I got my Honda 2000 broken down on the Hutchinson Hwy and paid 250$ to get it towed to the closest yard, then on the next day with my friend I took it to an old mechanic. The car was dead and he was able to bring it back to life, but just could not make it go.Then after taking it back two times to the old shop I was able to move it to Todd. He heard what the problem was with the car. He estimated the charge on this, fixed it, had to replace the exhaust system. Then the car had still no power. Todd put whatever hours needed to fix my car and figure out what the problem was. On Saturday afternoon!! I got a call from him, that he fixed my car and it runs just like new. He personally took care of my car and did not let it just go as it is. He worked on the car until he fixed it, because he promised that he was going to fix it. And on the top of that he stayed on the budget he promised. I just cannot tell you how happy I am. Whoever reads this review go to Todd and get the best car shop experience and customer service you have ever had. You will not be disappointed!
By: Mark K.
Cappella Auto Repair & Sales
I took my auto to Cappella's for a few years, as they were the nearest mechanic to my home. Over time, however, the quality of their workmanship and customer service has really deteriorated. Improperly installed 'after market' parts, dubious 'rebuilt parts, missed completion deadlines, no return phone calls... There are other excellent auto mechanics in town who do it better, quicker and with more appreciation for the returning customer. Caveat emptor.
By: Connor P.
Hamden Auto Body
When my car was being repaired through Hamden Auto Body, I was updated regularly through email about the progress of the repair. I was very satisfied with their work and that it was completed on the day they promised it would be finished.
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By: denise.mcnamara.73
Hamden Auto Body
Absolutely great service and the work looks great! I highly recommend this business to anyone who needs repairs. They went above and beyond to help me navigate some insurance issues.
By: Steve C.
Hamden Auto Body
Very trustworthy auto body shop. Teenagers are bound to get in car accidents, mine have gotten in two, and it's nice knowing Hamden Auto Body is in town to do the repairs.
By: Terry S.
Hamden Auto Body
Great business. Hamden Auto Body just has a wonderful group of people there. They helped me with my claim and just made tough circumstances much easier. Thank you.
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By: Becky J.
Hamden Auto Body
Hamden Auto Body has extremely good communication. They send a progress email to keep you updated throughout the process and the girls in the office are phenomenal.
By: Megan R.
Hamden Auto Body
I have been a customer of Hamden Auto Body for over three years. I can not think of anything I would change about their services. It is a great car business.
By: Jo B.
Hamden Auto Body
I have been a customer of Hamden Auto Body for a few years now. The staff is always knowledgeable and explain their services accurately to me every time.
By: Tina C.
Hamden Auto Body
Great people all around. I highly recommend Hamden Auto Body. Not only are they good at what they do, but they are both friendly and trustworthy.
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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