Matts Auto in Saratoga Springs, NY with Reviews -
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By: Joshua S.
Midas Auto Service Experts
Come on in to Saratoga Midas for a unique experience you wont find at just any garage. Leave with a professionally serviced vehicle and an uplifted spirt.
By: Sean F.
Midas Auto Service Experts
Though this review is a few months old it still has validity and take heed. We had this Midas location conduct what is otherwise a normal routine oil change to our 2012 RAV4 LIMITED ED on May 26th. Unknown to us at the time of the oil change the mechanic forgot to put one of the 3 necessary "O" rings back onto the oil filter closed system. Roughly 500 miles later; Sat May 31 2014 around 730pm the car shutters hard after pulling off I-88 near Albany to get fuel only to find the oil had been slowly dripping out the entire time and the engine was out of oil. After 2 hours of work on the car to include a couple trying to help us out we finally get back on the road toward Elmira, NY (930pm). 50 miles West of Albany, on I-88 out in the middle of nowhere (1030pm) the RAV4 Shutter violently, low oil pressure light comes on again. We pull off and the engine is out of oil again. We stop at a gas station to get more oil and put in the engine. The car starts to shutter once again around the Oneonta, NY Exit and we finally pull into a Courtyard Marriott at Midnight now on Sunday June 1st. We contact the Oneonta Toyota dealership on Monday June 2nd, due to the dealership being closed on Sundays. And after spending $280 at Toyota and learning the O Ring was missing and have to spending unplanned time in Oneonta, NY during a business trip to Elmira and several hundred dollars more on oil and hotel stay in Oneonta, NY; MIDAS still has done nothing to resolve this issue. Supposedly the district manager has been made aware of this; according to the Local Store manager. DOUBTFUL!!! I HAVE NO CONTACT FROM MIDAS>>>>I have even called the corporate office and yet no follow up; the PLEASURE OF CORPORATE AMERICA.AVOID THIS LOCATION: CUSTOMER SERVICE IS DOWN THE DRAIN ALONG WITH YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!!!
By: mtesoriero
Saratoga Honda
I had a great experience getting my new 2014 Accord yesterday. Bill Roberts my salesman gad me in & out within a very short time and everyone was very friendly & professional! Thanks
By: 12020mike
Saratoga Honda
Don't go there. Home of the $113 oil change. My wife called and asked for an oil change appointment. They performed "B1" service which meant that they pulled a wheel to check the brakes in addition to changing the oil and filter. I'll NEVER go back!!!
By: comagirl.knapp
Hoffman Car Wash & Jiffy Lube
This place effing blows. Bad service, lazy counter people, snippy answers, and they're not even REALLY answering your question, because they're not listening. I brought my car in for the works inside and out, and was SO disappointed with results. Before seeing the interior, I tipped the workers really well. Now I wish I hadn't tipped at all. My steering wheel feels sticky, and I'm pretty sure 2 of my cd's are missing. No thanks! DON'T GO HERE
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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