Cash Car Rentals in Kansas City, MO with Reviews -
By: alldone1
Mike's Service Center
Used to love and recommend this place frequently.. Times have changed!1st strike: I had a vehicle I was about to have $500-600 worth of stuff done to it. But they nor the dealership wanted to fix a suspension squeak and they basically told me to go somewhere else. So I traded in that vehicle on a new one and they lost that money. 2nd strike: I had another vehilce in for something and told them I thought I needed new brakes. They called and said $324 for new front brake job. I got to the shop and scheduled that service even though it seemed a bit high. I got home and looked at my reciept they stuck on a $22.50 fee for the pleasure of telling me I needed to give them $324 for brakes. 3rd strike had this vehicle for 5years 60k miles and NEVER had a check engine light. Within 5 miles from driving away from their shop.. Check Engine Light. I called and asked for a Manager to discuss the fee and light and they said tough crap on the fee and completely ignored and didn't say one thing about the check engine light. POOR customer service Wayne. But maybe I should thank him.. I'll pay the 22.50..but now i'll pay 125ish for the brake job somewhere else and they won't get my $324, no future business from me, no future referrals and I'll post this where I can so that eveyone knows the Reputable, Laid back, Honest. Repair shop that this used to be is GONE. Oh and at the end of the call.. He mumbled something about the owner should be handling this and HUNG UP. wow.. I really expected more. Shocked and Appalled. But oh well....
By: debs101
Mobile Auto Repair
Jerry changed my brakes in the Summer of 2011, so when my car said it was time to flush the brake fluid I knew exactly who to call.Here's why I chose Brake Repair Specialist again:- Jerry is punctual, honest, incredibly competent and professional.- The mobile service is great. I got in touch with him this morning, he said he had a job in my area, so he came by my office this afternoon. Within an hour or so the job was complete and I didn't have to go out of my way at all.- He explains what he did and why. Jerry showed me the products he used, why he used those, and explained the process and implications of the alternatives.- Prices are comparable to, if not better than, the dealership/service station. I compared the brake job and the fluid flush to local businesses and his quote won. Plus when you factor in the convenience and great service it is a no-brainer. - I always feel a bit uncertain when technicians tell me I need to have all these expensive processes done. At the same time it's daunting to think I might bypass something that actually must be done. I trust Jerry's recommendations for the sheer fact he has told me when and why I do NOT need to have a service done, even when he could have made an extra $600 on the job. Without a doubt I will continue to use Brake Repair Specialist for anything brake related, and very highly recommend Jerry's work!
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By: Pugsley S.
National Car Rental
First time renting from National @ MCI. 12/23 - 12/30. I have the "Emerald Isle" club and there was a good selection of cars to choose from. The vehicle I chose fit my needs and was low mileage/clean. My only complaint is that the rental return was "Sketchy". We returned the car 12/30 @ aprox 2:30 in the morning, the facility was open but there was no one there to accept the vehicle and complete the transaction. On the "Express Check-in" material that was provided when we rented, it said leave keys in car and fill out the information and deposit the express checkin in the drop box, but I was unable to find a drop box. I put the keys in the car, took a date stamped picture of it sitting on the lot, put the express check-in information under the keyboard and hoped for the best. It reminds me of Guam, where a guy I know returned a car and wound up getting billed for the car because, the person he thought worked for the rental agent, did not.In the end, all worked out, received confirmation via email that the transaction was completed. All in all favourable. I would think it would be easy/no more costly to install a secure drop box and instruct people returning during off hours to fill out the information in the express check-in, lock the car and drop the keys and express check-in document in the secure lock box???? But that is me.
By: Kyle G.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
I rented a midsize car (Toyota Corolla) on Monday, 9/22. I was planning to drop it off Saturday, 9/27. I received the weekly rate of $115.68 for a total bill of $199.83. I dropped the car off a day early, Friday 9/26. Can you guess what they did? By dropping it off a day early, I was no longer eligible for the weekly rate. So they removed the weekly rate from my bill and replaced it with a daily rate of $170.88 for a total bill of $851.48. I probably could have rented a stretched hummer limo with a chauffeur for that daily rate. It took me four phone calls to reach someone. First I called 800-264-6350. The automated system transferred me to an Austin location. He could only give me the number for the Kansas City airport location. Second I called 816-464-2500. The phone just rang and rang for about a minute. Third I called the 800 number again. While I was waiting for the billing department, I was disconnected. Fourth I called the 800 number again. This time I reached a billing person and she said a manager from the Kansans City airport location will contact me. I'm still waiting for the manager to call. My reference number is 209-119-32.
By: Katelyn H.
Kwik Kar Automotive
Kwik Kar is THE GREATEST!! I recently moved from the Northland to South KC. I was quickly approaching the date in which I needed to get my tags renewed on my car. I called Kwik Kar on a Monday morning and asked for an appointment that day as early as possible for an inspection and to get my tire patched. They were so nice and told me 10:30 was the earliest (while apologizing that there wasn't something sooner.) I was more than thrilled. I got some errands done that morning and showed up at 10:15 for my appointment. Knowing I was early and they looked quite busy I anticipated a wait time of about an hour to an hour and 30 min. I was IN AND OUT in under 45 min.While I was in the waiting area I was speaking with a gentleman who had been taking his car there for 6 years. It's so nice to know there are still QUALITY companies providing QUALITY customer service. I will absolutely continue to take my car here even though I have to drive the extra 30+ minutes to get there. They have 100% earned my business and I'm VERY picky when it comes to my car.
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By: Jonht B.
Bill & Larry's Auto Service
I've gone to Bill & Larry's for years. I always get excellent service and the service employees are extremely experienced. It's the only place in the Northland that I recommend. The price is way better than any other mechanic shops around and whenever I needed to take my vehicle in, I always get a follow up call with a price estimate and they explain exactly what needs to be fixed and they give me a breakdown of what the parts will cost and an estimate of the service job depending on what they have to do to me car. Larry and all of his mechanics are extremely hospitable and always provide friendly service. I've not once had a bad experience there and I absolutely cannot state that about any other places. If you're ever in need of maintenance or need something fixed to any of your vehicles. This is the place I recommend to my friends and family and I will keep doing that for numerous reasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By: Marlin M.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Upon arriving at the rental counter everything went well until I had to wait 5 minutes for an employee to walk me to my rental along with outer customers due to there not being enough employees staffed to handle the customers (3). Our car selection was non existent and we had to settle for a silver Nissan Altima. After inspecting the car we noticed there were cigarette buys under the driver seat and the car was filthy inside and outside. With no other options available that included heated seats we were forced to take the car. Once we got to our destination and prepared for a road trip I noticed 2 rear seat belts were missing from the seat cushion. Needless to say we couldn't fit everyone in the car as planned. I returned the car and informed the employee of my issues but couldn't stay to discuss with a manager. I was informed I would receive a call after giving my email and phone number. I was given a $20 credit but I requested a call from the Branch manager for further action.UPSET
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By: R.
V & N Auto Repair
I recently took our Nissan Sentra to V & N Auto repair to have new front disc brakes installed. I had them get the parts and install them.I came here on a referral from my neighbor, so this was my first time here.The owners wife speaks English the best and her and husband are honest and trustworthy.Because I am so happy with them and their work, I then took our Saturn there. I bought the parts, a new water pump and a new A/C compressor/drier/expansion device/ freon/antifreeze and they installed everything perfectly.I could not ask for more. Every person I spoke with while I was there all said the same thing. They always bring their cars here and would never go elsewhere.The place looks a bit cluttered but they are great.I fully recommend V & N Auto repair at 2820 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124Phone:(816) 241-6868They saved me $969 over the exact same repairs that Midas gave me a written quote for.
By: Debbie S.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Sales staff was very nice. Got into the Maxima and all the windows were down so I didn't think anything because it was a nice day. It got a little hot so I put all the windows up and then a God awful skunk smell came over the car. Obviously someone had hit a skunk in the car and it smelled horrible. If you have ever been to KC and drive south, there is no other Enterprise dealership to return the car to. So I just drove with the window down. Upon returning the car, the sales man said they do have a lot of skunks around that part of town KC International?????Beware...Smell the inside of the CAR before you drive away. I did NOT drive the car the entire time (4days) I was in Clinton Missouri and then when driving back to the airport the smell had finally gone away. SMELL BEFORE YOU DRIVE!
By: megan1982
Wornall Automotive
Wornall Automotive is probably the best shop I've ever received service from. The staff is wonderful - friendly, honest, and more than helpful! I've only gone in there twice for my car, but unless I'm doing the work myself, I will always choose to take my car to them. They replaced my fuel pump with a respectable price. They kept me updated while they were holding my car at the shop every day. The shuttle service is very appreciated! It was nice being able to drop my car off before work and then get a ride from the shop. My second trip was for my fuel gauge; it had stopped working. Thanks to the wonderful warranty from replacing the fuel pump, I was able to get that fixed up for free! :D Thank you so much, again! I will always choose this shop over any other in Kansas City.
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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