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By: Shane F.
Trachsville Automotive
Me and my family were going to him for a long time. Ever since he was working for Borgers garage in kresgeville PA. My dad even though of him as a part of the family and we helped him with bringing our cars to him when he was working out of the garage in his house. Then when he opened his other one by the trachsville fire house. But thats when we learned about what kind of person he really is. The engine on my Integra went out on it and we took it to him. I had a place to buy the motor from and he said no, we can't do that. We don't know where it's actually coming from. The motor I found had 40k miles on it for 400 dollars. And the one he put in had 93k miles and he charged us 800 dollars for the motor. When it was all done he charged all together 1300 dollars all said and done. It was then about a month later the car ran sluggish and would misfire like hell and i checked the spark plugs. They were toasted. He NEVER even checked out the motor when he said he did. I did my own thorough check and I had to replace myself the spark plugs, the plug wiring, distributer, valve cover gasket, the right side motor mount, and exhaust gaskets. About a year later after my family stopped going to him, I find out from another local business that he gets his engines from junk yards and that my car probably had way more miles on it that Danny actually said it had. I would NEVER EVER recommend this shop to somebody. He is a liar. He also worked on our other cars but that's a whole other story such as the turbo he replaced on a 2000 VW beetle already blew and we rarely drove that car and put about 400 miles on it since. This is not because I dislike him or want to turn people away. This is because I have never felt so betrayed from somebody my father saw as a part of the family.
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By: Lynda B.
Snyder's Auto Repair
I have done business with Snyder's for quite a few years and have found the owner reliable, trustworthy and honest. Great service
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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