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By: elizabeth2013
Allen Tire
My family has been Allen Tire Inc customers for 7+ years. We have always visited the same location but recently we have been going to the Forest Hill Ave. location. This past week I needed 4 new tires as well as an oil change for my car - once again, Allen Tire Inc. delivered the same great service we have grown to expect from them. Billy Allen helped advise me on which tires were best for my car and my daily driving, ordered them, called to set up my appointment, and ensured that I was satisfied with the new tires. While waiting for the service to be completed, the shop has wireless which was very nice for my little one to play on the iPad. The gentlemen at the front desk were polite, helpful, and nice to talk to while we waited! Thanks Billy and the Allen family for your continued commitment to your customers.
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By: Charles N.
Baskfield Automotive Inc
Baskfield Automotive Repairs is a family owned business. Curtis Baskfield, the owner is professional, low key with an impeccable manner. Mr. Baskfield employs two of his sons in the enterprise. His sons and the staff at the shop walk in lock step with Mr. Baskfield in tone and service performance. Richmond needs a thousand more Curtis Baskfields operating a successful small business with their fathers.Four busy people in our family have depended upon Baskfield Automotive Repair to service our vehicles for the past 10 years. Curtis Baskfield and his staff have never disappointed us.-Charles Nixon Richmond, VA
By: Albert Y.
Decatur's Garage
After read the reviews, this is the first time I decide to let Decatur's do the state inspection for my 1999 CRV. After a few hours, finish the jobs and come to tell me everything okay and let my car pass...Wow! I feel so lucky to find the right station do this jobs for my car, this never happen in my pass 10 more years.Just want to say thank you to Decatur's, for so honest to customers, and thanks to those Decatur's old customers who let me know about Decatur's...Yes, till today 8-7-2014,you still can trust Decatur's...
By: mcentee.ryan
Richmond European
I have been taking my Audi to Aram (owner) at Richmond European for over 5 years, and I have NEVER had such a great experience with auto repair and service as I have had at Richmond European. Aram is very honest and trustworthy, does great work, and has very fair pricing. My favorite part about taking my car to Aram is that when I come to pick up the car, he always takes the time to show me exactly what is wrong with the parts he needed to switch out.
By: Chick B.
Decatur's Garage
My son has used Decatur's Garage for years and has received commendable, affordable service. Based on his recommendation, I took my BMWs to them for every need ranging from inspection to engine service. I have always been impressed with their service, their friendly persona, their expertise and their cost. I recommend them to my friends. It's difficult to find a firm so reliable, honest, reputable and customer-oriented.
By: godsgrace804
Auto Services
Amazing!!! The level of customer service that I received getting my vehicle serviced was above and beyond. Ike is the person that i spoke with and he was honest and fair with pricing. I went for an inspection, oil change, and to get new tires. This shop had everything I needed and got me out in a good time. Would highly recommend!
By: kenneth.horrible
Decatur's Garage
I went there today for an inspection after reading all the positive reviews. Decatur's is in a nice neighborhood with some things to do nearby while you wait. The staff was professional and very helpful with a few questions I had about registration and inspection.I would go again if the need arises.
By: markp.
Standard Parts Corp
My ujoint was locking up so I found this place to replace it. I had to wait while Johnny took care of other people getting their driveshafts picked up and one guy was dropping off. A lot of drive shafts from other service shops are here to be worked on. glad i found them.
By: Ken S.
Ultracolor Systems of Richmond Inc
I have been a customer of Mike for several years. He is very honest and always gives good service and gets it right the first time. I have had him work on 4 different cars over the years and have always been happy with the results and price.Dr. Ken S
By: Veronica R.
Bimmer Rescue
I take both my vehicles to Bimmer rescue. It's always a great pleasure to have my cars serviced there. I've never had to deal with any additional hidden repair costs, very honest people, excellent services. Highly recommend this service
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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