03/31/2017
By: Margaret M.
Wilmer Miller's Garage
I thank my lucky stars that a friend suggested I call Wilmer Miller's Garage when I was having transmission trouble. For about two years, the car occasionally revved up to 3000 rpm and would only go 25 mph. My mechanic recommended a new transmission, which I could not afford at the time.When my mechanic retired and the problem reoccurred, I went to a new mechanic who also said I could use a new transmission. I called Wilmer Miller's on the recommendation of a friend. Chris (I think he is the new owner) told me just drop the car off so he could check it out. A few hours later he called and said I just had a loose cable, which he fixed. The cost was $80.00 to fix the loose cable vs. $2400.00 for a new transmission. His bill was low and very detailed, explaining the steps to diagnose the problem. A few weeks after Chris at Wilmer Millers fixed my transmission I had the car in to mount new tires. While there I mentioned that the 60/40 back seat would not drop open on one side. Another shop had given me an estimate of $182.00 to fix this latch. I wanted Chris to check out this seat and see if he could fix it for less. It was almost dark by this time, the car was outside, not in the garage under lights, Chris fiddled with the seat release and said he could feel a latch, He asked if there was a lock or something on this seat. I got a flashlight, looked at the back of the seat, and sure enough, there was a small switch which was in the locked position. I flipped the switch, the seat came loose and dropped right down. Chris did not charge me anything for this fix, which is $0.00 vs $182.00. The shop that gave me the $182.00 estimate had my car a full day, in a garage, under lights. Chris fixed it in the parking lot in the dark in a few minutes.I trust this shop, they are honest and knowledgeable, everything you would want in a mechanic.
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02/27/2016
By: Julie D.
Imports Plus Auto Repair
Ed was very helpful when I was in a serious situation with my car. I took it to the VW dealer and they wanted $1800.00 plus tax to fix it. I called Ed and he said he could fix it for a fraction of that price. He sent one of his workers to pick the car up from the VW dealer and then even had this employee drive me home to Mount Joy, PA from York! Two days later (one day waiting on parts) my car was fixed for $840. Ed even showed my the parts cost receipts which were $540 just for one and $147 for another.. A chipmunk had chewed my wiring harnass when I was at our cabin in the mountains and my Jetta was arcing electric. Since everything on a VW seems to be connected I was very pleased at the price. Ed even kept the old parts to show me what had happened. Ed's shop has always delt with me fairly and he is knowledgeable about imported cars.
04/29/2013
By: leslie.c.johnston
Wilmer Miller's Garage
I have never been more pleased with a car repair place. They were relentless in trying to figure out the problem with my van. It was amazing how much time and energy they spent on this. And they found the problem! They also fixed more minor issues that other repair shops never seemed able to do. My van has not run this well in years. They also were wonderful in trying to cut costs where ever possible. And to me the best part is they are very honest, decent folks. My husband and I will never take our cars anywhere else
10/17/2016
By: Bm N.
Wilmer Miller's Garage
Great business very helpful and informative. Dont listen to the old reviews on here there has been a change of ownership. I can say i wouldnt trust my car with anyone else in the york county area definitely 5 star service. They are honest and stuck to the estimate i was giving for my repairs and actually came in a bit under. Im very pleased with this garage and will be refering friends and family!
12/29/2012
By: dialynn
Jc Automotive & Cycle
Jose is very considerate of his costumers and they work fast and efficiently . I had taken my car to so many places and spent x amount on fixing the same thing over and over he fixed once and my car has been good ever since 8 months and going strong. They were recommended to me by a family member who knows their work well. Great service.
02/07/2013
By: kathy.f.herr
Wilmer Miller's Garage
I would tell my friends to definately try them. They are new owners and we have decided to continue giving them our business because of the totally friendly service and communication. I cannot say enough good things about this garage! They have helped us out in a few touchy situations already and I would recommend them!!!
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06/11/2016
By: Guy D.
Tony's Pit Stop
Nice bussines promp work profeccional and friendly service!location in york PA.I WENT TO THE SHOP WITH A OVERHEATING PROBLEM AND THE TECNITIAN WAS FRIENDLY AND SHOW AS THE PROBLEM AND EXPLAIN THE REASON WY IT WAS HAPPENING , THANKS TO EMMANUEL THE MANAGER
05/03/2014
By: Robert B.
Zirkle's Garage
Absolutely. Honest, dependable, appreciative, good workmanship, no need to worry about getting work that you don't need done or being over-charged. I have never had to take any of my cars back because they didn't do something right the first time.
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05/26/2016
By: Greg B.
G & G Automotive
Our family has been going to Gary's shop for many years and they always have treated us with most excellent service, good family feeling and you know the job is always done right at a good price.
09/30/2016
By: Randy S.
Jan's Auto Service
Great service and very trusted mechanic. Jan won't tell you that you need something if you don't. I suggest you call and make an appointment, you won't be disappointed.
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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