Best 30 Auto Repair Service in Portage, Indiana with Reviews - YP.com

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12/28/2016
By: Marcus S.
Reeders Auto Service Center
Reeders is a great place to get your car fixed. They're really accomadating and they offer warranties on most of their parts. Its literally the only place I'll go. Some cool things they have is that if call Joe's Towing to get you car towed, they'll add it onto your bill after if you don't have the cash up front to pay for the tow. They also don't charge fees for your car staying extra days. Really great people and staff is always courteous and very helpful with any questions. Would recommend them to anyone.
09/04/2014
By: Kristin C.
Car-X Tire & Auto
I recently had flood related damage to my car and ended up needing to have my engine replaced. I took it to Portage Car-X and they did an excellent job at not only repairing my car as soon as possible but that I got a fair price for the engine that they needed to order. They showed me what was wrong before starting work on anything and even worked with my insurance company to get things taken care of quickly. I would trust my car to them for any job, large or small.
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12/14/2015
By: Augustus G.
Hearld Motor Sports
These guys are honest!! I took in my 2002 Ford Ranger to get an estimate on replacing shackle mounts on the rear leaf springs. Everywhere I had gone to previously said... $300 or more." I took it into Herald... $125 for the pair!!! They don't blow up the price of parts or charge outrageous prices for labor. They do the job right the first time.
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08/05/2015
By: Bill B.
Reeders Auto Service Center
Had oil lines replaced about a year ago, no issues. Transmission lines may be next for them, I hope they're not too busy.
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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