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08/29/2017
By: Chad K.
Family Auto Repair
Family Auto Repair is the best auto repair shop I've ever used. My wife and I have used them for a few years and they are outstanding. Once they fix a problem it stays fixed. Our car has 350,000 miles on it and it is still cruising down the road thanks to them.They charge a very fair price. They are the first mechanic I've ever been to that I've felt like I didn't pay them enough for the work they did. Our truck hit the age where it needed a new timing belt and the dealership was going to charge an incredible amount of money. Family Auto put in a new timing belt, fix a problem with a sticky brake, took care of a squeaky clutch, and ran a diagnostic on the air conditioner for less than half of what the dealership wanted just for the timing belt. When I told the owner how much the dealership was going to charge, he just shook his head. The truck has been running great with the new timing belt.When it comes to auto repair, Family Auto is definitely as good as it gets!
10/14/2014
By: Sarah N.
Rick's Automotive
I took my Jeep in for an oil change and tire rotation at Rick's. I found out just before my appointment that I needed to be across town for a meeting 45 min after my appointment was scheduled. When I checked in for my appointment, I told this to the gentleman at the front desk and he immediately went to check with the mechanics to see how quickly they could get the work done. They said they could do it so they immediately got to work. Thirty minutes later my oil was changed, tires rotated and an inspection was conducted. When they explained to me what they found on the inspection, they spoke to me professionally and treated me with respect, not talking down to me. They alerted me to a few issues and gave me an idea of the urgency level of each issue without being alarmist or pushing me to make an appointment to get the issues fixed on the spot. I would recommend them for quick, professional service.
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09/16/2016
By: Debra M.
Rick's Automotive
About a month ago, my car broke down. In the mean time, it has been with 4 different mechanics. One replaced my starter, another replaced my fuel pump, I paid labor and diagnostic fees. Almost 500 dollars put into my car, and it still wouldn't start. I took it to the dealership and they charged me $125.00, to tell me it was my computer module and that it would cost me $2,400.00 to repair. Someone told me to try Ricks Automotive. These guys Are Amazing! They worked hard on my car and on saving me money. They were able to fix my car for under a thousand dollars. I would of been able to save another 500 if I had taken it to them in the first place. Thank You Rick's Automotive for all of your hard work, you guys Rock!
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11/19/2015
By: Rick H.
Bob's Garage
I had a 2007 Ford 5.4 liter v-8 with 117421 miles that I was told by two shops to replace. I remembered a friend speaking highly of Bob's garage. So called and told Larry (The owner) my problems with my engine he called my a few minutes later with a price for total overhauling the motor the price was literally half of the others for twice the work. It took him and his crew a week and they did the best job I've ever seen, total attention to detail and general quality work. The truck runs great I'm sold on Bob's garage I recommend Larry and his crew to anyone.
09/15/2013
By: swopeauto
Swope Automotive
This is scott swope, the owner of swope automotive. The review below is a total farse. I have never had a single customer pay that much for sensors and a computer, in fact i have only replaced 3 engine computers in the 5 years i have been opened and only one was for a starting issue, that bill was only $214 that the guy (former friend) never paid for. I suspect that a competitor is trying to tarnish our reputation. Don't believe everything you read!
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11/17/2014
By: Heath W.
Premier Towing Services Inc
I couldn't have had a better experience with a towing company than I had this weekend. I was on a tight time line. I called Premier, let them know where my truck was and where I needed it towed to. I left the keys in it for them, and went on with my day. They called me with the bill a couple hours later; and I was a bit surprised that it was as low as it was. $70 to have it towed from east Springfield to Willard Fast Lube.
12/17/2011
By: baylee.snickers
Scott's Sunshine Automotive
I would recommend Scott's Sunshine Automotive to all my friends and family because of his great customer service and fair prices. I brought in my '98 Mustang to get the oil changed. He was very straight forward with the prices. He immediatly brought it in, and got the job done very quickly so I did not have to wait long. Therefore I would highly reccomend bringing in your car to Scott's Sunshine Automotive for great service.
11/05/2012
By: awesomeness30
Tanners Paint And Body
Tanner's is a great place to get your car fixed and so easy to deal with. They are straight foward and do awesome work plus they deal with the insurance companies for you. My insurance company tried to tell me I have to take it to their choice of body shop but Tanner told me thats not true and every customer has a right to choose no matter what insurance company you have. Their Awesome!!! Thanks Guys!!
01/21/2015
By: Dianne K.
Scott's Sunshine Automotive
We were visiting from Oklahoma and had trouble with our BMW X5. We had to have it towed and just took a shot in the dark as to where to take it. This shop was wonderful. Its an older car and we could have been taken advantage of but they were very honest, fixed what needed fixed and were reasonably priced. Wish I lived less than 3 hours away so I could use them for all my automotive needs!
03/06/2013
By: cheyennebirch00
Bob's Garage
I just went to Bob s Garage recently because I needed an oil change and my car was making some weird noises. Thank goodness it turned out to be nothing. I really appreciated the fact that Larry broke down the problem in non-technical terms. Prices for the services are much more reasonable than other shops.I plan to be a regular customer because of how generous and understanding they are.
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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