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12/28/2008
By: junkman1
Butitta Brothers Automotive Service
I'm always a little leary when dealing with a service garage for the first time. I had to write and comment on my pleasant experience with this firm. The people were all friendly and very helpful. I recieved a prompt estimate and very fast service. I even was able to drop off my fuel tank for service at a location closer to my home. They picked it up from there and took it to their service center. When it was completed they re-delivered it back to the drop off location in South Beloit for my convenience. The charges were extremely reasonable. Hats off to this proffesionally run organization. I will recommend them highly and look forward to doing more business with them in the future.
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10/24/2016
By: prospectivestudent
Ellis & Ellis Inc
My experience with Ellis & Ellis was unparalleled in terms of the honesty and fairness I received - not just in my experiences with car repair, but in all the customer service interactions I can remember. There was a mixup with my car. At first, the lack of organization was upsetting. However, the issue was resolved above and beyond what I expected. Ellis & Ellis not only waived the cost of the labor and parts, but also reimbursed me for the car rental I had to get. To me, this is extraordinary. This reimbursement will go right back into their register as they've got yet another happy customer for life.
09/06/2016
By: Mel T.
Ping's Auto Service
Ping's is my auto mechanic for so long and every time I have a problem with my car first thing come to mind is Ping's auto service . Tom the owner is the best guy in town honest and very kind . Give it a try and you will never think of anyone else to touch your car for service . Ping's Auto Service does it all .
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01/23/2017
By: Chris A.
Ping's Auto Service
Tom the owner was very honest with me. He explained the best and worst case scenario for the jeep I brought into his shop today. Tom not only filled air in my tires to make the psi correct but gave me a fair estimate on how much it would cost to replace my tires with new ones. Thank you Tom.
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10/31/2015
By: Maria P.
Robin Hood Rpm
I went to 3 different Shop and they charged me and did not fix nothing then somebody told me to go to robinhood rpm within 3 hours he resolved the problem and charge me very reasonable price if I would have went there first I went to spend hundreds of dollars with the other shop
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05/22/2015
By: Chris P.
Marks Auto Service
I have been coming here for the past 10yrs and appreciate how honest the staff has been. I am not an easy customer as I have a lot of questions because trusting someone with your vehicle isn't always easy! Thanks again for always being honest and for the excellent service!
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04/14/2016
By: Stephanie D.
Sears Auto Center
I had a great experience at Sears Auto Center. My starter went out on my old van. Caleb the manager was very upfront with what needed to be done as well as the cost. The price was very reasonable. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.
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07/01/2016
By: Lorenzo D.
Firehawk Auto & Diesel Repair
Thus shop has the only mechanics that I trust my car with. Perfect ratings across the board. Professional work at competitive prices and very prompt with adhering to the time table. Flawless Victory @ FireHawk
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11/03/2013
By: terry.fish1
Martinez Auto Repair
I have used Martinez many times . I've always got the results that I was expecting . Plus they have fair rates compared to many other shops in town .
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06/28/2016
By: Marci M.
Clark's Radiator & Muffler Repair
This business is run by a man that I can trust. He has been my "go to" mechanic for years and I have never been disappointed in service or price.
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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