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11/07/2017
By: Shins R.
Walter's Auto Imports Repair Inc
He kept my Beetle going strong when I was a broke student and later a broke photographer for the Journal and Courier... the kind of shop I would die for where I live now.
10/30/2017
By: Carl M.
Walter's Auto Imports Repair Inc
If you have a German car, this is the place to go. Walter is very skilled and thorough. If there is a tricky problem others can't figure out, he will. He may work a little slow on the harder issues, but it's only because he gets to the root of the problem and does not skimp on anything. If it's something simple, he will make the time to fix it on the spot. What more do you need from a mechanic?
10/26/2017
By: Marge N.
Walter's Auto Imports Repair Inc
I appreciate his honesty and candor on assessing my car's problems. I was quoted a $540 repair at the dealership and he was to simply replace a part and save me $300. I will not take my car anywhere else when I have problems with 2008 Honda Accord.
10/10/2017
By: Juli E.
Walter's Auto Imports Repair Inc
Walter had one of his guys give my wife and kids a ride to the zoo and picked them up when they were done. Whhaaat? Who does that? Van ran flawlessly on the 7,500 mile road trip. The problem was a severed power wire running to the coil which they reran and changed my air box which is impossible to find. Unbelievable service and caring guys.
10/02/2017
By: Kittie P.
Walter's Auto Imports Repair Inc
He did great work and our 2012 VW Sportwagen Jetta Diesel is running great once again. I will definitely go back to him again in the future!
09/23/2017
By: Bethany W.
Boyz Motors
Great customer service, worthy to help me in my time of need, great car for the price A+ recommend these guys!
08/29/2017
By: Keith C.
Beck's Auto Center
I went into the shop because something had broken loose under my car after an unavoidable collision with a rock. The technician looked at my car and got me a quick fix without the need for a lengthy repair, which I feared would be the case. It is nice to know honest repairmen exist! Thanks, Beck!
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10/22/2016
By: Daniel G.
Lafayette Auto Plus
Fast and friendly at a great price! And they have puppies. Called them on a Saturday when they were closed and I got an estimate within 10 min and they had my car taken care of before the end of the next week. Great guys, really recommend!
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03/25/2016
By: Nicole S.
Automotive Md Of Lafayette
Go to maaco.... This shop charged for a top to bottom look over.... They did nothing and popped a tire back on. I thought I smelled something a few times so I looked at new tire a week later and it was bald. Took to maaco, Lower control arm was bent which messed up alignment and tire was bald. I'm glad no one died. But their charge for service they obviously never did was complete bull. It's sad people who would take advantage or try to take advantage of people. They are currently refusing to refund what is owed even after admitting fault.
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03/05/2016
By: Brant M.
Elston Auto Repair
Great service! My daughter is a Purdue student and I live 3 hours away. When she needed a car repair Elston's did a great job. It is nice to know she has a place to go I can trust!
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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