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08/25/2013
By: spencerocc
D J's Auto Painting
I would never recommend DJ Auto Paint to perform work on "any project" that requires "Quality" work!!Original agreement for (full restoration) body panels replacement, engine install, electrical/mechanical and prep/paint application was 4-5 months. Project took over a year + and project never was completed fully. Owner has a full line of excuses why things were not completed on a timely manner. "Shoddy" work! (Warranty) Beware, I have several items/conditions that have "failed" to include paint & DJ Auto Paint will not return calls that I've made for several months now. "Considering legal action."I would never recommend DJ Auto Paint to perform work on "any project" that requires "Quality" work!!Original agreement for (full restoration) body panels replacement, engine install, electrical/mechanical and prep/paint application was 4-5 months. Project took over a year + and project never was completed fully. Owner has a full line of excuses why things were not completed on a timely manner. "Shoddy" work! (Warranty) Beware, I have several items/conditions that have "failed" to include paint & DJ Auto Paint will not return calls that I've made for several months now. "Considering legal action."I would never recommend DJ Auto Paint to perform work on "any project" that requires "Quality" work!!Original agreement for (full restoration) body panels replacement, engine install, electrical/mechanical and prep/paint application was 4-5 months. Project took over a year + and project never was completed fully. Owner has a full line of excuses why things were not completed on a timely manner. "Shoddy" work! (Warranty) Beware, I have several items/conditions that have "failed" to include paint & DJ Auto Paint will not return calls that I've made for several months now. "Considering legal action"
07/21/2016
By: Dee E.
T & T Tire
I was traveling with my kids, on a five-hour trip to the beach. A front tire started losing air up in the mountains and I stopped in Packwood to have the problem diagnosed. They made it clear they didn't like to help "people from Seattle" passing through and said he could fix the leak for $45 if I could wait awhile. Feeling bad for asking and like I was about to be ripped off, when my daughter said, "Just go." We drove to the Chevron station and asked if they had an air machine. The lady said "It's not turned on yet" and just stood there. No offer of help or "We'll get it turned on so you can be on your way!" They turned it on when I asked, I filled my tire, and continued to drive. An hour or so later, I pulled off at Longview/Kelso and found T&T Tire. I explained the problem and was told cheerfully, "You need that patched, we'll do that right now, no problem! It's what we do." I was back on the road within 15-20 minutes -- and they only charged me $10 to boot! Thank you, T&T Tire!!
08/14/2013
By: kimperete65
USA Auto Sales
The first time I went here and bought a car I was told if I made my payments on time, after 6 months, I could go back and trade that vehicle for the one I really wanted. I made my payments on time and when I went back after 7 months that didn't happen and I was very angry. I attempted to contact them by email and got no response. It has now been 20 months and I went back to see if I could trade in the vehicle for one I really wanted and this time I was able to, in fact I was treated very well and my interest rate went from 25% to 3.25%. I got the vehicle I really want and as long as this vehicle runs good I don't have to put a bunch of money into it for repairs, I am a very happy customer! And I apologize to Derrick!
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02/26/2015
By: Elnathan E.
Auto-Tech
Spike was very friendly and helpful. I was referred to him by family who have had nothing but good things to say. So we called him up and he said that he couldn't get the car in until next week but said that if we wanted we could come be and he would at least check the diagnostic codes. He was true to his word and I didn't even have to wait. He took it an extra step and told me what I could do to rule out some potential issues and went home and because of his advice was able to fix the car on my own. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an honest mechanic.
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05/13/2015
By: Connie H.
Auto-Tech
This is the only shop I prefer to use in the area. I have had my car in Auto tech twice and each time the problem was fixed. It is hard to get in because of him being so well liked, but so worth the wait. Spike is an honest guy and when asked about a shop to take a car to he is the one I always mention. Two thumbs up!
12/19/2014
By: Sam S.
Auto-Tech
They are definitely NOT closed. We have three vehicles and they've worked on all of them. We've found them to be honest, helpful and have not once recommending something that wasn't necessary. They have earned our trust and I recommend them highly.
08/20/2012
By: kevinwest34
D J's Auto Painting
great work on my toyota! very reasonable prices. looking forward to getting started on my next project 1934 ford coupe!
Tips & Advices
Yes. New tires purchased online can often be priced lower than ones at a tire dealership. Buyers can often avoid state sales taxes and locate hard-to-find tire styles and sizes, but will still have to locate a local tire installer and pay sometimes high shipping costs.
The average cost of a set of new tires is $637, with a range of between $525-$725. In addition, installation includes mounting and balancing, alignment, and disposal of old tires.
The vehicle is raised and the old wheels are removed, then the old tires are removed from the wheels. The lug nuts, wheels, and valve stems are inspected and replaced as needed. The new tires are mounted and sealed, then inflated and balanced. The wheels are then replaced on the car. The average installation takes approximately 45 minutes.
Agencies such as the Tire Industry Association promotes tire safety through advocacy and education to the industry including: manufacture, sales, repair, service and recycling. Seek a full-service tire dealer who carries a wide variety of tire types and brands and asks about the type of driving you normally do.
  • Move your car to a safe location.
  • Turn on your car’s safety lights, apply the parking brakes and remove the hubcap if there is one.
  • Loosen the lug nuts with a lug wrench (but do not remove them), raise the vehicle with a jack and then fully remove the lugnuts.
  • Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare tire.
  • Tighten the lug nuts by hand, lower the car and then tighten them fully with the lug wrench.

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