Firestone Complete Auto Care Locations & Hours Near Hampstead, NC -
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By: C P.
Hanks Auto Repair
Brought in my 35 year old jeep that had all kinds of issues... electrical, broken gear in the transfer case, brake light switch. and much more. Hank methodically worked through the laundry list of problems and fixed everything for less than half I was prepared to pay. Can't say enough about how pleased I was.
By: Rich K.
Coastal Car Care
Excellent auto repair business, I highly recommend you take your vehicles here they will be fixed correctly and promptly. Great people also that always makes the visit go better.Best place I have found and I'm not looking back they have my business for all of my cars including my Chevelle.
By: Kristin K.
Coastal Car Care
Took my 2007 Pathfinder to Coastal Car Car with a dead battery it was replaced under warranty, yay, , while in the shop I asked him( mechanic) to do a whole vehicle check as I knew I was due for brakes soon!An oil change, new brake pads all around and new rear rotors later and I was out the door. The bill didn't scare me, the mechanic spoke to me before doing any repairs letting me know what needed to be done now versus later, with an estimate of cost for the repairs! Was so excited and happy with my experience I literally dropped off my daughters vehicle soon as I picked mine up!! We are definitely customers for life!
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By: David K.
Hanks Auto Repair
Hank, is the best mechanic here in Hampstead, very fair price, and fixes the problem! Thanks Hanks Auto, great to have a person here that tells you the truth!
By: Randy C.
Hanks Auto Repair
Tried to charge my girl friend over $1300 to replace a gas tank which cost him less tha. $100. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
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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