07/27/2013
By: tanyawilks
Chuck Wise Motors
I was looking for a minivan for my family (we were having a 4th child) and I was shopping online, came across two different vans that they had on special. They're prices were very cheap so at first I was skeptical but I called and talked to one of the salesman that was actually very literal in saying "it's just an older van that runs & drives good, we washed and vacuumed it, besides that you can see how it was treated." I asked if there were problems with it since it was priced cheap and to my suprise again he was very literal saying "every used car has problems but beyond one of the windows not going up or down everything else works as it should when we tested it out." My husband and I went down with a family friend that is mechanically inclined and when we got there found these two vans were the only ones they had. Apparently they deal with majority trucks so they only buy vans if they can price them really cheap and sell them fast, we were good with that thought. Our friend couldn't find anything abnormal for the van's age and mileage and we drove it twice both times were very comfortable. They wouldn't budge on price, but I couldn't really blame them since they were way cheaper then everyone else.Overall I was suprised they were so straight forward and not all "sales pitchy" compared to the other 3 lots I called. They left us alone and gave us all the privacy to talk we wanted. They were actually very funny too, all of them had plenty to say from they're 20+ years at the lot and the crazy things they've seen....Good people I'd say. I'd rather buy from a small realistic place any day so I give them a BIG 10/10.
12/07/2013
By: Landon M.
Impact Automotive Inc
The owner, David, bought this shop a couple of years ago. Unfortunately there are still a few old negative reviews attached to this location from before he took over. If you're really serious about finding a good mechanic, take into account the age of those reviews in your calculations. Also look around, I am not the only one singing his praises.As for my own personal experiences, he has been exemplary . I've taken my car here a few times already, the first of which was for some pretty major work. Every time David has been extremely knowledgable and friendly and motivated. He very obviously takes a lot of pride in his craft, and treats your car like he would treat his own. On top of that, he is just a very, genuinely good guy. He isn't pushy at all, and didn't talk down to me because of how little I know. He is accessible, straightforward, and thorough. He has always gone out of his way to help me understand what's happening and what options I have. His prices our fair, and he has consistently offered to work with my needs, even to save me money at his own expense when he felt it would still be a good decision for the health of my car. The truth is, I never review anything, but after all he's done for me, I feel I owe him a debt of favors, and I don't know any other way to do that but to try to get him more business. He has won my trust, time and again. Both in how he treats me as a customer, and in the skill he has in his work on my car. And that kind of trustworthiness is hard to find in any industry, let alone a mechanic. Needless to say, I wholeheartedly recommend this shop.
07/21/2015
By: Austin B.
Moda Cars
Moda Cars LLC and the owner and staff was an amazing experience. I got the exact car I was looking for and wanted and they made it happen very easily. I did a trade in and I was also extremely happy with the value of my trade that they gave me. I was two hours away and a lot of stuff had to be done over phone and text so I was uncomfortable at first but the staff was extremely professional and as well as personal in order to make sure I was getting what I wanted for the best deal. When I got to the dealership to purchase the vehicle, it was quick, easy, and I was always made aware of what was going on, I never felt "in the dark" at any point in time. It is still the same after the purchase, I am comfortable I can go back with any questions whether phone, text, or in person and they will help no matter what. Their vehicles are quality vehicles and they live by their word when they said that. I easily recommend anyone who finds a vehicle they are looking for at Moda Cars LLC to explore the option of buying it there.
09/23/2013
By: Vi T.
Eastside Automotive Solutions
BEST SERVICE EVER!!! I have interlock device in my vehicle installed 6 month ago. And for some reason after that installation every couple of days my car would not start. That problem i had over 5 month. I had to come back to the place that originally installed it. They swap all the system but nothing changed, i had same problem - car would start only when it wanted to start. I even had towing involved. All of that was very frustrating. So i had to search for other places that install and service Smart Start Interlock System. And FINALLY I FOUND THEM!!! Bruce took time to look everywhere in my car and fixed the problem. Now i don't have to spend 4+ hours to make my car start and pay for towing. He even diagnose some other issue that my car had, and that was also fixed for NO CHARGE! EASTSIDE AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS IS THE BEST COMPANY!!! I recommend to my friends and to anyone who is looking for installation of Smart Start Interlock System and calibration! GREAT SERVICE NICE PEOPLE !
01/06/2012
By: sisupaintinginc
Gallagher Auto Spa
Wow! Scott Gallagher is a miracle worker! I hired Scott to detail both the interior and exterior of my car. My car has seen better days and there was all these water stains on the paint and it looked really dull. Scott made my car shine like new! And, it’s totally weatherized for the winter, which is especially important since I don’t garage my car. Then, there is the matter of the interior. I was embarrassed at how far I’d let my car go. I put on 25k miles a year because I’m in sales and I spend a lot of time, including eating, drinking and generally trashing out my car on a daily basis. Scott was so polite to tell me it wasn’t that bad (I know better) and gave me a super deal on cleaning which included shampooing the stains out of the seats and carpet. I vow to do a better job of taking care of my car and bringing it in to Scott a regular basis. I’ve had other companies detail my car and I can say with certainty that Scott is the best!
06/29/2012
By: jenna.boogerd
The Offroad Shop & Automotive Service
i recently took a risk and drove 3.5 hours to portland to get my husbands 2006 chevy truck lifted. I had never seen the place or met the owner before my trip. I had just spoken with Eric, the owner over the phone. When I got there i was impressed with his knowledge and his shop! He did a great job on a 6'' lift for us and fit it in within our time restrictions. His customer services was outstanding. We did run in to a minor issue before i left town, it was a fluke mishap and Eric was quick to make things right and correct the situation as fast as he could. It was out of his hands but he went above and beyond to accommodate our situation! My husband will be back to shop with Eric at the Offroad Shop in a few months for a few more accessories. It was good to see a small business who is ran by an honest person who knows what old fashion customer service is. I would recommend anyone and everyone to this place for their off road or accessory needs!
09/06/2013
By: missrachel123
Chuck Wise Motors
I was helping my daughter in the process of buying her first car and was NOT looking forward to dealing with car salesmen. She had come across two vehicles listed by chuckwise motors a local family car lot so we first looked them up to see reviews, I liked what I saw so we then called ahead asked a few questions to a "matt" on the phone. He was rather to the point and not giving me a sales pitch so i was impressed. We drove down and matt simply gave us the keys and gave us our space. we were able to look over the car and test drive it assuring them we did have cash to pay for the vehicle upfront. Asked if they knew any history on it, and to my surprise again he didn't fabricate anything just simply said no. They even discounted the price a small amount for my daughter being a student and knowing we were on a limited budget!Very pleased with the way we were treated. Matt was a big help.
09/16/2015
By: Eric S.
goin straight wheel alignment
My 1988 Toyota truck was hit while parked and the frame was bent along with some quarter panel and tail damage. I had a heck of a time finding a body or repair shop that could or would fix it due to the age. It actually spent almost 2 years sitting at a body shop. Not wanting to just give up as it had a new engine, transmission and more, I was then referred to John's after calling around and spoke to JJ who was very helpful. Well they were happy to take it on and they did an incredibly great job. I just wanted to make the truck drive-able and didn't care at that point about aesthetics or body work but John went the extra mile and fixed up the tail and quarter panel a bit and even straightened out the mashed bumper so I am pleased beyond belief! I have my truck back after thinking all was lost!This is the best mechanic I have ever used and you will feel the same. Thank you John and JJ!
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06/22/2016
By: Mind F.
PDX Auto Mart
we pulled into this lot to look at a specific vehicle for my 18 year old niece, Bob came out to say hi, copy our driver's licenses and handed us the keys with the instructions to be back by 7! talk about no pressure! then they loaned her the xtera for the long weekend to get it off the lot because it is such a popular model and she wanted it! following that, they got her financed at 11% without a cosigner! for an 18 year old just starting out this is unheard of! , my background is in automotive, and my niece has seen me eat car dealers for breakfast! Bob never did or said anything that made an eyebrow raise! and they treated my niece like an adult, every part of the buying experience was what i would want a dealership i owned to be! you owe it to yourself to check with them! and if they don't have the car you want, they will find it!
05/28/2012
By: abigaila
Gallagher Auto Spa
What stupendous service! I have a 2007 Ford Escape that I purchased when new and have taken pretty good care of it since then. I decided that it was time to get my car detailed and waxed, so I called Gallagher Auto Spa because a friend had recommended them to me. Scott Gallagher explained the different services available and helped me make a choice that fit what I needed. I took my car to them first thing in the morning and they gave me a ride to work about 10 minutes away! They worked on my car all day and picked me up from work when I was off at the end of the day. Once we got back to his shop, he explained all the work that had been done and made sure I was satisfied with the end result. I think my car looks better now than when I got it new from the dealership! Thanks so much, Scott!
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.
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  • 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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