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By: Gerald P.
Honest-1 Auto Care
Absolutely thrilled to discover this new auto repair business in Tyler. Had a problem with the chassis AC in my RV. With a long trip scheduled for the next day I was very disappointed to find that RV shops in the area either did not work on chassis problems or they were a week or more out on scheduling. We contacted Nathan at Honest 1 Auto and he had us on the road 4 hours later. While there we met the owner, Larry, and found him a delight to talk to. We will be taking all of our vehicles here in the future. Do yourself a favor and check this place out when you're in need of service on your vehicle.!! Gerald and Janice Parker - Tyler Texas
By: Terri C.
Freedom Automotive & Muffler of Tyler, Inc
Great service, good prices. I will continue to have my auto serviced at Freedom Automotive. They rebuilt my motor last year and it runs great. Today they rebuilt my front end, rides like new
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By: Chris H.
Jimmy Brown's Brake & Tire
I asked one of their mechanics to take a look at my truck, which has a busted radiator hose. He told me he had no idea what all it would take to fix it, and that he was going to get someone else who would know. 30 minutes goes by, an hour goes by. Then the lady manager comes over and asks me why I'm just sitting there, and then essentially insults me and tells me to leave because they don't have time to bid the work? Is that how you treat people who try to give you work/money? And why exactly would you not have told me that to begin with? Instead of telling me you would help, and to just wait a few minutes. These people are about as unprofessional as it gets, don't waste your time or money.
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By: John S.
Ray's Automotive
Brought an old 64 pickup that had been sitting for over a year. Ray had it up and running the next day. He runs his own business and does all of the labor himself, the result was an excellent customer service experience. My new mechanic.
By: Dennis D.
Miller's Automotive Repair
Joe Miller does not up-sell the price on the parts he installs in the vehicles he repairs. You pay what he pays. He doesn't make money from selling the parts, unlike some of your national chains (no names mentioned here).
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By: Jack L.
Stewart's Donnybrook Automotive
I have been to a lot of vehicle repair shops in my life, but I've never found folks as friendly, courteous, efficient, and hone st as Gary and Dean. These guys aren't looking to make a quick buck off of people. They take the time to get down to the root of the problem and offer the best solution. I wish there were more like them.
By: Joseph N.
East Texas Collision Repair
I had a bent radiator support that needed to be straightened, a front bumper that needed to be painted, a front lip I wanted to add on and there was an issue with the hood not closing properly. It took 5 days just like they said and everything was lined up and painted perfectly. I will definitely use them again.
By: Nichole H.
Dan Gattis Auto Repair
There customer service stinks, I make it to the shop around 10:30am they fail to tell you what's going on there employees eat lunch in front of us the owner goes and get food for the employees and feed them but I am sitting waiting and the owner goes and get the part after the food which should have been gotten before everything else what happens to CUSTOMER SERVICE....In my book their rating stinks but I had to check one which I did not want to do.I will not be coming back unless it's my last option.
By: John C.
Tryus Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair
Overpriced, and shoddy workmanship. Had to take my vehicle twice for the mechanic to find the 'real' problem, and even then it wasn't fixed. After spending about $800, I found that it was just a thermostat - total cost for that and a gasket was $7. Save your money and go somewhere reputable.
By: Tony C.
Jimmy Brown's Brake & Tire
I went in because my steering wheel was loose. I was told by the tech that all they could do was replace it. I agreed, and was quoted a price of $373. $200 part plus $173 labor. Which I paid.After getting in my truck, I noticed that the key wouldn't come out of the switch or completely turn unless I held the gear shift far left of park with my left hand while I turned the key with the right hand. (problem #1) The reverse light only came on when i was in 'park' - not 'reverse' (problem #2). And while driving on a dark road, I turned on my high-beams only to realize that I could not turn them off once I got in to town. So, no more driving at night for a while. (problem #3).I went in and told them of my issues, and was told by the staff that the company's owner said that all they could do was install another for $373 more dollars. Doesn't seem right to me....
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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