Mobile Mechanic in Marysville, WA with Reviews -

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By: Lee G.
Stryker Brothers Automotive
Summary: Stryker Brothers recommended a very expensive repair that my vehicle didn't actually need.Full Story: My Durango died on a Thursday in front of Auto Zone. The employees said they thought it might be a sensor, so I decided to get the car into a mechanic right away instead of wait for our friend who normally repairs our vehicles because it was likely going to be a quick, inexpensive fix. I chose Stryker Brothers because it had the best ratings out of nearby mechanic shops, so I was expecting honesty.They said they'd diagnose the car and get back to my on Friday, which they did, at which point they told me that they'd discovered that my head gasket needed to be replaced, which usually runs at least $2500, and that with the miles I had on it (140K, so really not too high) that they'd recommend a full engine replacement instead of the head gasket, which would be more like $4000. That's more than the Durango is worth.Well, our mechanic friend could do the head gasket for way less, so I got the Durango home, but when he looked at the printout of the test they did, he said that a head gasket is only one of a few potential problems that the test result could mean, and it's the most expensive problem. Instead of doing further testing, they just gave me the most expensive option and recommended the most expensive fix for it! A cheap test that our friend did showed that it was NOT the head gasket, and that the car really just needed a thorough tune-up and more transmission fluid--way less expensive than a head gasket.I was very disappointed with their not doing further testing and in trying to recommend the most expensive thing they could potentially get me to do. I would have paid out to fix the head gasket and still been left with the same problems. At best, this was a serious oversight on their part, and at worst it was outright dishonesty to try to make more money off of me.
By: geoffacs
Formula Tire-Marysville
Great service! Made me feel comfortable the entire time. Dave, the owner, is very knowledgeable and Marcus is a great technician. I appreciate the help they have given me and the best part was the tires and alignment were less expensive than at Les Schwab. I took my car to Schwab for a quote and they told me the brakes were bad too, when I took my car to Formula Tire they told me the brakes were in good condition and showed me the thickness of my brake pads and made me feel better. This was one of the reasons why I decided to complete my transaction with Performance Tire, because they gave me a sense of relief knowing that I wasn't going to overpay for service. Second opinions are usually best, and this time I fully endorse Formula Tire. So my recommendation is to use this company for a family feel and to save money on the same reliability of tire as the big stores. Geoff Williams
By: John S.
Automotive Diagnostic Center
Like other reviews suggest, Automotive Diagnostics will take your money, and give you a sense that they know what they are doing. And sometimes they do, but too often, they have repaired something that did not need repaired and gave the illusion it was fixed, but they won't refund you for their errors. They just keep taking your money for subpar work.
By: cjpatch
Automotive Diagnostic Center
Great place, was very impressed with the customer service also recieved shuttle service home and then got picked up when my car was finished. Their prices are comparable to other repair shops. I would recommend this shop to anyone that needs car repair. Oh and I even got a courtesy vacuum.
By: Monica R.
Tall Guy Small Guy Automotive
I cannot say enough great things about these guys! They did a great job & gave me a great deal too!!!
By: Don P.
Wright's Automotive and Supply
very knowledgable and extremely clean shop. Mike knows his stuff and is known as the carb guru!
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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