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05/09/2016
By: Rick B.
Joe P. Kimmes Oil Company, Inc.
This place is great. I just got into the area from Texas and don't know the area very well. Luckily I found this place. During my time waiting for my oil to be changed, I saw the staff find a way to save money for 2 different customers. Unlike what seems the norm these days where everyone tries to up-sell you , these guys truly try to give you the best service at the best price they can. The gentleman that helped me introduced himself, shook my hand, and even offered me coffee and pizza. True hospitality and putting the customer first. These days it's hard to find service this good. I will return for any and all auto needs in the future.
07/31/2015
By: J P.
Belknap Automotive
Serice was great, they're very friendly and they pickup your car. But I had them replace all 4 of my rotors with the brakes of course. The rotors cost me 315, I've had them for 3 weeks and now they are covered in orange rust. I called them and they say they went out and looked at them while I was working. They called 2 days later stating that it's normal and if I didn't want rust I should've bought coated ones. They never offered me coated ones when they put them on so now I'm stuck with bright orange rotors that you can see from across the parking lot.
11/27/2013
By: Lee O.
Joe P. Kimmes Oil Company, Inc.
This place is fantastic. Took care of my daughter's tire for 10% of what Tires Plus wanted. Sensor was not needed like Tires Plus said before they even looked at it. Very friendly and honest.
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01/21/2016
By: Harold C.
The Auto Pros
Good people - honest - knowledgeable - hardworking and more. Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, brave, clean and reverent.
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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