03/22/2012
By: shanespicerulz
Fifth Street Tire Inc.
I have been a customer of 5th Street Tire for the past few sets of tires. This summer I got new tires and had to go to get an alignment. When I went to pick up my car from the alignment shop, the whole front bumper had been ripped and a frame and light were also broken on the front of my beautiful Jaguar! The alignment shop said basically too bad, but 5th Street immediately sent an insurance adjuster out to estimate the damage. They let me go to any shop I selected, allowed them to use all new parts and also paid for me to have a rental car while the work was being done. No questions asked, no hassle. There is no question who I will give my business to in the future. This company is a good, honest company with good prices and superior customer service
04/25/2014
By: Cait S.
Corky's Car Care
I broke down 2 hours away from home at a busy stop light, it was mortifying!I called Corky's, the tow truck was there in less than 8 minutes! I told them my situation, they got right on it, checking and explaining everything that needed to be done clearly. They ended up fixing everything and replacing a part in lightening speed at a GREAT price. I was very pleased and impressed!Would definitely recommend them, and wish they were closer to home so I could go to them for all of my auto needs!
03/22/2014
By: Nicole H.
Corky's Car Care
INCREDIBLE customer service. The absolute best service we've ever received from any auto repair business. Cory went completely out of his way and bent backwards to take care of us and figure out what was going on with our Audi. We first went to Corky's in 2012 when Cory went out of his way and towed us from Center point and then proceeded to fix our car quickly and affordably. We've gone to him ever since and he has gone ABOVE and beyond for us time and time again.
01/02/2014
By: Pat T.
Corky's Car Care
Excellent experience! Our 2003 Beatle broke down in Waterloo halfway through our 6 hour drive on New Year’s Eve in the snowstorm. Owner quickly found what the problem was, ordered the part and stayed past closing time to ensure car was fixed and got us on our way. Very reasonably priced considering this was an emergency and even worked with us on a quick additional fix. Would recommended Corky's to anyone in Waterloo area or passing through.
10/04/2011
By: hallsdarrel
Fifth Street Tire Inc.
I was impressed with the service that I received. I needed my left rear tire replaced. The tire works fine, but I am missing two lug nuts that I know were there before. They actually replace them for me. One of the tech kept me inform and told me they replaced it free at charged. I was really surprise and happy with what they done for me. They are really honest, friendly, and reliable. Thank you very much.
07/18/2014
By: lisa.stanhope.988
Corky's Car Care
Corky's looked over a car we were looking at for my daughter. They saved us from buying a car with major issues. They looked over another car and gave us positive feedback. They did this all free of charge. I have now started taking our vehicles in for all maintenance needs. They are always friendly and very helpful.
02/27/2012
By: danielson29
Fifth Street Tire Inc.
One of the easiest and best experiences I have had getting tires. They were super friendly and quick to change my tires at my convenience. The owner was very personally and answered all of my questions and made me feel very at ease. I would recommend 5th Street Tire Company to anyone and everyone who needs tires.
10/05/2011
By: carl11doesart
Fifth Street Tire Inc.
I fretted for weeks trying to find a place to buy tires. Once I found you guys online, took a look at tires that will fit my vehicle, I gave them a call see if they have it in stock, and made an appointment. I went there and got my tires installed in a matter of hours. It was simple as it is.
04/23/2012
By: ironmike2316
Fifth Street Tire Inc.
Big thanks to the crew at 5th Street Tire Co. They did not try to screw me around and charge me way more than necessary. They talked to me like a knowledgeable person and really worked with me. I bought four tires here for much less than any of the other competitors.
04/25/2012
By: jerryy409
Fifth Street Tire Inc.
I'm restoring an old '76 vehicle and these guys worked tirelessly to try and find the wheel and tire that fits. They spent two hours mounting wheels, then taking a ride with me each time, to make sure the tires didn't scrape.
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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