Battery World in Waterford, Michigan with Reviews - YP.com
03/19/2013
By: 1985gmc
Michigan Motor Exchange
I must GIVE Michigan Motor Exchange a five star review for the ability to GET five star reviews. Just an observation...but have you ever purchased a product that you absolutely loved? Did you take the time to give the product a five star review? If you did, were ALL the other reviews five star? Did you take the time to create accounts on multiple sites and give the same five star review? Were you still posting gushing reviews eight months later? That is truly something that is beyond my comprehension. I have been on various sites for many months, trying to tell my story of the defective engine that Michigan Motor Exchange provided...and trying to get a full refund for this five star mess. It has been a pain to do this and I sure would like to be doing something else. While I was making the rounds the other day, I accidentally ran across a VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BUSINESS contest that was sponsored by a local TV station. I was gobsmacked to find that all the usual five star reviewers were also voters in this contest. How could they all be aware of this? Now that's dedication. Or is it something else? Just an observation...and I'm still waiting for a full refund from the people who have claimed to do an honest job for an honest price... and provided me with a defective engine on three occasions. Do unto others? Waiting for my refund and waiting to see a two, three or four star review.
08/20/2014
By: L G.
Don Coffey's Garage
I moved to the Waterford area in early 2009 and Russ has been the mechanic for my vehicle the entire time. In fact, I used him the year before moving, when I was just visiting the area. A friend recommended him after hearing good reports, though they had never been there.He just completed some much needed work on my car today. He got it back to me a day before it was expected and at a time when they were extra busy. The cost was actually a little lower than expected.Repairs are often at unexpected times, but he has always been able to fit me in. He stays within his estimate, the work done is right, and I trust his judgement. I have to go to a place where I can trust that my car will be taken care of properly and if I did not trust Don Coffey's Garage, I would not have gone there for the past six years.I have had many types of repair or service done, from as simple as a battery replacement, to brakes & to a starter and flywheel. On one visit, I met another long-time customer whose vehicle had many more miles than mine (mine now has almost 165,00) and he shared how Russ has kept his vehicle going for a very long time, past when most would have let it go.
09/16/2013
By: mm1000
Michigan Motor Exchange
I am incredibly happy that I called Dave at Michigan Motor Exchange in Waterford after hearing the nonsense my dealer was throwing at me to troubleshoot and repair my engine that one day sounded like someone threw their toolbox into. Dave was extremely patient with me explaining all the options and his quoted cost for a certified used low mileage engine fully installed was less than a third of what the dealer was quoting me. I had my car towed to Waterford for the engine swap and the next morning Dave called to tell me it was ready to pick up and nothing was wrong with it other than a sticky valve or something that fixed itself. The dealer was ready to fleece me blind and these guys were honest and ethical. If you don't believe this review, contact Dave and he will show you the letter I wrote to them. Do yourself a major favor. Talk to Dave before you commit to anything else. These are good people !!!!!
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03/24/2015
By: Paul V.
Michigan Motor Exchange
I just had Michigan Motor Exchange put a remanufactured engine into my 1998 Bravada. So far everything is running great. No one including myself wants to spend money on an older SUV but it turns out that it was cheaper than buying a new or used car with higher miles. So, for a few thousand bucks, I have a SUV that my 16 year old can drive. Looks good and runs great. David was very helpful in the process and straight forward about the costs. He gave me an competitive quote for the engine and after evaluating what else the truck needed...It was my decision....no pressure. It made sense to invest a bit more to address other non engine related issues. I had my truck back in just over a week. I was refered to Michigan Motor Exchange by another automotive shop. I am happy with my experience.
03/11/2013
By: dangib
Michigan Motor Exchange
We decided to go to MME with our daughters car when she had timing chain issues that destroyed her motor. We went to the Westland shop and they made us feel extremely comfortable with our decision even with the cost. We told them we needed them to do a "bang up" job on the car as she was a college student commuting.The assured me they would deliver and that we would be extremely happy with our choice. So far, the car runs like NEW and I am very happy with the choice we made. A big Thank You goes out to the guys at MME for delivering as promised.
10/01/2015
By: Julie W.
Michigan Motor Exchange
I had bought an engine from Michigan Motor Exchange 7 years ago and since resold my vehicle to a family member. Then my daughter recently blew up her engine right before leaving for college. The first place I thought of was Michigan Motor Exchange. I took it in and they replaced the engine in her Cavalier. They were professional and very reasonable. Now I feel good sending her off to college with a dependable vehicle and warranty too.
04/10/2014
By: Kirk C.
Michigan Motor Exchange
I brought my 1995 Chevy S-10 into Michigan Motor Exchange for an engine back in July of 2004. Now after ten years and a 100,000 miles of running great I figured they would be the best people to deal with when I needed to have my transfer case replaced. They are good, honest people. Thanks Michigan Motor Exchange on a job well done.
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01/11/2013
By: yellowmaureen
Michigan Motor Exchange
Very impressive facility! Neat, organized, and very experienced mechanics! I have taken a tour of the Michigan Motor Exchange facility and would highly recommend this business to everyone I know. If you need an engine for your car, truck, boat or RV, this is the place to go! They'll give you top quality work at a fair price.
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11/12/2015
By: Lisa M.
Discount Battery
I called and then went to Discount Battery for a battery for my truck. The guys there were awesome! Very friendly and polite. They went went the extra mile for me when there was some issues hooking my battery back up. DEFINITELY the place to go for a battery!!!!
03/20/2014
By: rglide
Discount Battery
If you want to get the right battery for what ever you have these guys are great. There is nothing worst then buying the wrong battery and finding out that you got to go back and get the right one. I hate to waste time and money Nice folks with the right answer
Tips & Advices
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