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By: justinc.
Autolab of Madison Heights
Auto-Lab - Madison Heights, MIOver the years I've taken my car to a number of different places, large chain stores like Firestone and Midas to the dealership where I purchased my car from and nobody comes close to the service I get from Marc at Auto-Lab.Marc Williams who is the owner of the Madison Heights Auto-Lab does an excellent job at answering my questions. I highly recommend Marc for a number of reasons:1. He does what needs to be done and doesn't try to take advantage of you. (It's very important to have a mechanic you can trust).2. He won't try to replace something that doesn't need to be replaced. (I came in thinking my alternator was bad and he conducted his tests and only had to replace the battery and my car works perfect again.)3. He is friendly and reliable and will call you back when he says that he will. (Each time he said he would call back he did.)4. He has the best prices in town and stands behind his work. (I was quoted for work at the dealership and Marc's quote was so much better even with the cost to move my vehicle (because it needed to be towed) was a few hundred dollars less than the dealerships quote and I received factory parts too. He also replaced my rear rotors and pads which were under the great warranty from Auto-Lab) Marc really is a mechanic you can trust!You have a customer for life.Thank you,Justin
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By: terri_805
Majic Quick Lube
This place is great!! I would be hard pressed to go anywhere else for auto maintenance!! The staff is knowledgeable, very friendly and go out of their way to help you out. Love how they're open til 6 on Sundays!! I am a regular and they remember me when I come in. It's a really great place!!
By: Mary M.
Majic Quick Lube
Very fast friendly and professional. Except one of the technicians told me I need brakes when I did not. Otherwise overall great prices and people!
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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