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04/23/2013
By: maxima06
K5 Automotive
Extremely Good experience with Brian at K5 Auto. Finding a trustworthy Mechanic these days is few and far between. Brian was very professional, in taking the time to to provide a hands-on explanation to me as to what was wrong with my car. I felt very comfortable with the work that was done, and the pricing was more than fair. I would most definately recommend K5 Auto to my friends and family, and WILL NOT be bringing any of my vehicles to any other repair shop.-2006 Nissan Maxima
12/03/2016
By: Richard S.
Jays Automotive Consultant
I have met an honest man. I purchased a used truck from Jay and it was extremely great experience. Jay was very straight about what he fixed and things it will probably need in the future. He even mentioned things I would never have seen when I looked it over.Jay knows his stuff so he starts by picking out a good vehicle to start with. Then he makes it mechanically sound.I would definitely buy another used car from Jay in the future.
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08/25/2015
By: David T.
Shepherd's Auto Service
Chris and Alan at Shepherd's Auto are terrific guys. In all my years of dealing with them (with a variety of car problems on my old Honda Civic and Subaru Outback wagon), I can say that Chris is the most honest and competent mechanic I've known to date in my 46 years. Go and talk to Chris at Shepherd's Auto in Pembroke. He will not lie to you and he will do a good job.
11/10/2015
By: Heather M.
K J's Auto Service
Steve has been doing work on my car for over 15 years...he gives you an accurate up front quote...he is always on time...he is completely trustworthy, he never finds other work to be done on your car except what is needed...he's professional, honest, on-time, and very knowlegable....Heather Mcisaac
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01/03/2017
By: Josias G.
K5 Automotive
I have had many dealings with vehicle issues and have taken my car to Brian at K-5. Nothing but the best service and price. He keeps you well informed at all times. Great place!!
10/26/2013
By: gordon.mcconarty
Shepherd's Auto Service
Quick service. Very reasonable price. Two thumbs up. I highly recommend Sheperd's Auto.
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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