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05/04/2014
By: Kevin Y.
Nigro's Auto Body Repair
I brought my 2005 Subaru Legacy to Nigro's Auto Body to repair the damaged rear quarter panel.  Back in December, my car was sideswiped while parked on the street in my neighborhood (thank you to whoever did it because I just happened to have $500 lying around that I was dying to throw away).  I had my insurance company look at the damage and provide me with an estimate.A couple of weeks ago, I brought my car to Nigro's after reading a lot of great reviews.  I was greeted by Domenico who looked over my car and the insurance estimate.  He told me that my insurance company cut a lot of corners in their estimate, and that the repairs would be significantly more, but he would take care of everything.  Exactly as promised, he worked with my insurance company and the repairs were re-estimated to be significantly more than the original estimate.When I asked him about also fixing up the scratches on my fender from all the years in the city, he strongly advised against it.  When asked why, he said told me he would feel guilty taking my money to fix them since they will only get scratched again.  Instead, he suggested doing a touch up which would cost significantly less.Everything turned out amazing. You cannot tell that my car was ever damaged, and the paint was perfectly blended. They even did a couple of small bonus items for me without ever mentioning it to me until after I got home. On top of that, they completely cleaned my car, inside and out.In summary, I had a great experience with Nigro's Auto Body.  Domenico's experience proved invaluable since it helped me get my car fix the right way. Their customer service is great and their workmanship is amazing. If you want your car fixed the right way, I highly recommend Nigro’s!
02/21/2012
By: jmd1977
J & L Auto Repair
How much is a quality trustworthy mechanic worth? PRICELESS!I’ve been relying on Lam from J&L Auto to service my 2002 Saturn for over the past 7 years and have always been impressed with the consistent quality of workmanship my car has received. I take pride in keeping my car which has over 150K miles running great and attribute this mainly to the outstanding service I get from J&L Auto. What is most exceptional about this business is that never once have I been recommended services to my aging car for which it did not need. On the contrary, Lam has suggested only the necessary repairs costing much less then the excessive recommendations I always got from the national chain store mechanics and quick lube chains who do nothing more then up sell service that is displayed from their computer screen. Thankfully, I started going to J&L Auto through a recommendation from my Uncle after being told I needed over $700 in repairs to my engine from a well known retail auto chain. It turned out my car needed little more work then a routine tune-up which was a fraction of the cost. Ever since then, I continue to trust Lam and J&L Auto for their expert and HONEST advice for all repairs and routine maintenance on my car.
09/04/2015
By: Fanci N.
DeSimone Auto Group Philadelphia
Sooo, I had my very 1st real accident two weeks ago. :^((( I was in Center City and the shop couldn't be closer. After handling all of the business with the cops - I was free to go But I didn't know what to do. I couldn't drive the car. I was hit on my right side door, bumper & tire! I'm stressed, late for work & worried sick... The tow truck driver was there in NOOOO time..... even before the cops (SMH!). My car was towed, The lady running the front desk Alison took care of me from there! She dealt with the insurance company, me & provided car updates, as I waited with supplied coffee, bagels with cream cheese ( I'm hungry when stressed...heeheee). Even though, they couldn't verify my Insurance - the OWNER still entrusted me with a rental car that day! I was so appreciative. My car insurance situation was resolved & they requested I get a different car. So Alison took car of the switch from one car to another without any effort or concern from me. I just had to be there. My CAR LOOKS AMAZING and it run like new again!! - 2013 Toyota. Sorry Alison, but if I every have another accident - I will need you to hold my hand again.Thank you for your general support, concern & care!
04/21/2017
By: Alyssa B.
Joe Pirrone Transmissions
To my dismay my new (used) mini van ran into a big problem shortly after purchasing it from a local dealership. I was recommended to this auto shop but was very anxious bc my car came with a warranty that I had heard not so great reviews about. Well that was a lot of needless worry . Everyone on the staff I dealt with was courteous and professional. They were the ones who dealt with my warranty company, I was kept updated throughout all the repairs, everything was done on a timely basis, and I was even offered a ride home and they offered me help if I needed to figure out how to secure a rental car during repairs as well. Devin, the owner made me feel like my family's new vehicle was in the best hands possible and I'm relieved that this was the shop I walked into. It's been a bit of time now and I can say that the van has been running in top condition since I've gotten it back. I'm so grateful to them for giving me a stress free experience and getting me safely back in the road and would not hesitate to recommend Joe Pirrone Transmissions to anyone who is in need of transmission work and looking for someone trustworthy to deal with.
08/17/2012
By: mv7formvp
Joe Pirrone Transmissions
i had a crazy situation with my 02 ford explorer.. i went to joe because my aunt had two of her cars fixed there before and they worked good for her. i bought the car like a year ago, and first i started havin problems wit the 4x4 during the winter. joe got that fixed for me with my warranty company with no issues. a few months later, my trans started actin crazy when i was drivin on the highway. i took it back to joe and lucky for me my warranty company still had coverage but they didn't want to pay the full price joe got me as much as he could from the warranty people, and dropped the price for me so i could get my car back for work. they didn't really have to drop me price for me if they didnt want to but its good to kno that theirs people still around that understand the problems we got in the economy. i told joe id write him a review on here and i always forgot until now but i just wanted to thank them again for doin a good job on my baby and workin with me money wise. id tell anyone i know to use them. thanks again guys. you got a satisfied customer rite here
01/13/2014
By: koyardd
Reds & Son Foreign Car Repair
I bought a 28 year old Porsche that needed a lot of work: motor mounts, electrical work, front and rear wheel bearings, parking brake, wiper switch assembly, tires, and lots of smaller things needed to get the vehicle into shape for Pennsylvania inspection. Porsches, especially old ones, aren't easy to work on. Reds & Sons did a terrific job. All repairs were done perfectly and on time. Gus stayed in touch by phone to keep me posted on what was happening as he and Greg worked though the repairs. It's clear that they have a lot of experience with cars, especially European cars. They know a lot. They didn't repair anything that didn't need repairing. The bill was reasonable, especially considering how much work the car needed. The car now drives beautifully. The Center City location (N. 13th Street at Callowhill) is very convenient to people living in the city. I'll continue to take my car to Reds. If you want your car repair and maintenance work done correctly by knowledgeable, courteous, and competent professionals, go to Reds. Your car will be in good hands.
07/13/2016
By: Jodi H.
Dillon's Auto Repair
For the last 3 years I have been taking my car to Pep Boys, and they have been nickle and dime'ing me to death. The last time I took it to PB they told me it was going to cost over $2K to replace just my a/c unit in the car because it had a hole in it. I said no way! My friend told me about Dillon's Auto Repair so I deiced to give him a try. I usually don't write reviews but for the service, experience, friendliness and the cost I just had to leave this review. Took my car (with no appointment) and asked him to look the whole car over as I am an Uber driver and did not want to break down. With-in 2 days he had my car inspected, my a/c unit fixed and my over heating problem all done. Now for 3 YEARS PB was never able to do all of that in 2 days! And for the price I paid I highly recommend Dillon's Auto. I have found a new doctor for my car and I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much to the team at Dillon's Auto Repair Shop! (Would of given more stars if I could of)
03/29/2014
By: dansela
Collision Decision
I recently got into a car accident on Spring Garden few weeks ago. A gentleman named Andy approached my vehicle and asked of I was ok. He then asked me if I needed a tow. I then arrived at collision decisions auto body shop at 7373 state road. I then walked into such a beautiful office and spoke to Mr. And Mrs. Padilla. They were such a pleasure to talk to. They reassured me that my car would be well taken care of and that it would be done in no time. I also received a rental for the time my car was being worked on. Few weeks later I got the call my car was ready. I picked up my car and was so pleased with the work that was done. There was not a dent or scratch on my car. I recommend anyone to take their vehicle to Collison decision auto body shop because they do such good work. I'm sure anyone would be pleased, not only for accidents but if your car needs any work done Collision Decision is the place.
03/31/2014
By: danielle.kellogg37
Kabbots Towing & Junk Cars
I was stranded at the impound with my daughter for over 4 hours and after waiting for two different two trucks, each of them showing up with no tow license at all. I started to lose hope and a guy at the impound gave me Kabbots Towing card. I called immediately and Octavius answered. He not only showed up within 10 mins but he recommended an excellent repair shop to take my car to (Central City's Auto Body). Within 30 mins my car was out of the impound, Octavius had all of his required documents and my car was dropped off at the repair shop. Because my daughter and I caught the bus and was at the impound for HOURS, he gave us a ride home. Octavius is truly a life saver and I'll only recommend his towing services to any and everyone. Thank You Octavius & choose Kabbot's Towing, you will not be disappointed.Sincerely, Danielle & Elyse
08/14/2013
By: rachellifeisgreat
VIP Towing & Recovery
GIRLS NIGHT OUT ALMOST RUINED!On my way down center city to celebrate a girls night out stuck on the shoulder of an on ramp to I-95. Being a female we thought we would be out back on the road in no time. That wasn't the case a couple of random people offered to help, of course we had to tools or spar, neither did the people that stopped by. Almost a hour later a VIP truck and pulled over asked if everything was alright. Thought it was nice of them considering they already had a car loaded on back, and still stopped .The driver checked out our tire, nothing major just a nail, driver plugged us up and & charged us only $20 and threw in a can of fix a flat. We were back on the road to continue our night.Thanks for helping us out VIP Towing and you guys definitely have some of the nicest trucks in Philly, by far. Keep up the good work
Tips & Advices
Depending on the part and its overall quality, a good amount of money can be saved by purchasing aftermarket parts versus OEM parts. But aftermarket parts that are low in price might also be lower in quality and could do more harm than good to your car, or they may need to be replaced more frequently than a more expensive counterpart. This could lead to saving some money in the short term, but spending more than anticipated in the long term.
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