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By: Frankanddiane A.
Amtruck Repair Services
While coming back to Michigan, pulling our fifth wheel rv, a brake line broke on our truck. I called Amtruck and they said they would work me in to repair the truck. I was able to limp the unit in to their location where the had a mechanic waiting for me. They immediately put the truck on a hoist and determined the parts need and ordered them. Within a couple of hours the parts had arrived, were installed and the truck was ready to go. I viewed this as being a very professionally run operation and would highly recommend them to anyone. Frank Armock
By: Henry C.
Rolling Auto Service
Brian Harroun did a great job rebuilding my carb and upgrading the ignition system. He brings the tools and expertise to your home so there's no need to go to an overpriced dealership or garage, and he charges a fair price. If your call goes to voice mail, it's probably because he's underneath someone's car, fixing it.
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By: Susie H.
Rolling Auto Service
Rolling Auto service repaired my corvette and I was very happy with his service. Repair price was great, especially since he came to my house and I didn't have to drive to a dealership. He was courteous and I would highly recommend this business.
By: venicetami
Venice Auto Body & Paint Shop
I would not hesitate to use this body shop. Jerry has always been honest with me and very reasonably priced. Never tries to fix more than is necessary. I had my minivan repaired here in the past, and always come in with my mercedes issues.
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By: Jim W.
Butler's Automotive
great place to have your car or truck worked on great young owner mechanic . I would recommend to everyone., nice shop and an easy location to get to.
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By: Fran C.
Tim's Automotive of Venice
Tims is a fair and honest repair shop that you can trust your car with. His pricing has been fair and repairs are done in a timely manner.
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By: Rubin W.
Midas Auto Service Experts
Greg is the nicest guy I have ever met and the service manager is the best manager in thus area and also the prices are very good
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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