Best 30 Auto Shops in Rapid City, SD with Reviews -

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By: Worker B.
1st Automotive
Needed work done on a catalytic converter and a severed exhaust pipe.They ordered a catalytic converter which was a direct fit at a cost that was exponentially lower than the "other guys" down the road. Not only that but they welded my broken exhaust together at no charge-free!I was charged for actual time to complete the work, and not additional by the book quotes. I payed nearly as much for towing via Olson Towing than the actual cost of having the catalytic converter replaced and exhaust pipe repaired.Thanks 1st Automotive. You treated me and my family more than family.
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By: Charlie D.
Pro Auto Care
What an AWESOME repair shop!! I have not found a repair shop that is HONEST & TRUSTWORTHY at the same time! This place does not cheat you, the prices are more than fair. They show you what is wrong, they let me decide what to fix, Tom told me this is a must, not safe, this needs to be fixed, but can wait. They went out of there way to help, & did some little extra things and didn't charge for them. I will always take my repairs to you, all tell all my friends to go there too!!! Thanks Tom
By: amberzeeb25
Trent Daddys Auto
They are so friendly and very down to earth there. They are quick to tell you what is wrong and repair it very fast. They moved into a new building which is just amazing. Way more room to grow as a business and more hoists to get more cars done in a day. Their new location is right across from Dakota Craft or behind Tractors Supply off of Flying J exit. Hope people look them up and check out their facebook and website pages.
By: diana.uribe.1428
Pro Auto Care
This place is awesome! I am so happy I found them. They are honest and reasonable in their prices. They also keep you informed during the whole process of your car getting fixed. They gave me the option of using new or salvaged parts which help keep the cost way down. I am very pleased with their service and will refer them to anyone that needs work done. I will definitely use them again. I am a very happy customer:)
By: nicole.w.smith.7
Action Auto Repair
Super friendly and great service, very fair price and trustworthy. My van blew the rear transmission seal while we were on vacation in the Custer/Rapid City area. We are from Wisconsin and had no idea where to go. This place came recommended and we are so grateful! Repaired within 24 hours, and at a price at or lower than expected. Thank you so much Terry!!! Appreciate your honesty and trustworthy service.
By: orionn258
J & J Truck & Auto Body
I spoke with Barb Wirth, the manager for Satellite Logistics and went over her party on Saturday. The feedback on the party itself was very good!!!! She said out of all the parties they have ever had, that this was by far the best and most fun. All of the employees are still raving about it. They never repeat a venue but want to come back again next year because it was so good.
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By: Barbara G.
Pro Auto Care
My husband and I have used them for years. We have always had wonderful service and nothing but good things to say. They are honest and reliable. My son came from over 500 miles away to buy a vehicle from Tom and has been more than happy with it. I recommend them to everyone who asks me about a decent mechanic in the area.
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By: Jane M.
Al's D & I Repair Inc
Al's D & I is the only place I would consider taking my Mercedes. As a woman I find it so refreshing to be treated fairly, not overcharged with unnecessary repairs. They're always within their estimates and extremely honest about what can or can't wait.
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By: Jake P.
The Repair Shop
I've taken my truck here multiple times. Every time they get the problem solved and fixed fast (like a day or two at most) and as far as price goes they found me a rebuilt ac and installed it for less than the cost of the new part!
Advanced Auto Repair inc.
Very friendly staff. Great owner operator. Dave has been fixing my broke down fords for many years. I refuse to buy a Chevy because of the great service I get at advanced auto. I highly recommend this high performance shop!!
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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