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2350 Airline RdCorpus Christi, TX 78414
I have been using TC's for over 12 years. They do great work at a reasonable price and are honest as the day is long. They keep a record of all the work done on my cars and once when a part has failed because of their records have replaced it under warranty for NC. I have sent several of my …
2830 Cimarron BlvdCorpus Christi, TX 78414
From Business: Welcome to Romay's Auto Service, proudly providing expert auto and light truck repair, and maintenance services to customers of the Corpus Christi area. We begin by offering a host of FREE services, including on-line auto maintenance schedules for your car or light truck, followed up with friendly reminders that let you kn…
7138 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78412
After having to get my car from one repair shop to Goodyear, I was really frazzled. However, the guys here were really nice and checked my car for the issue the other guys told me was going to take $250 to fix and they told me that everything was fine with my car and that maybe the drive from th…
1130 S Navigation BlvdCorpus Christi, TX 78405
From Business: Find ACDelco auto parts for your vehicle at Fast Fleet Service in Corpus Christi, TX. ACDelco provides high-quality car parts for all major vehicle systems, as well as off-road, marine and industrial equipment. Our product portfolio includes maintenance parts, such as car batteries, spark plugs, oil filters, air filters, w…
4307 S Port Ave Bldg 125Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Call Jason and his crew Today! Expert electrical repairs, great friendly staff, they offer all complete automotive repairs. I have an older Jeep they diagnosed an after market A/C issue that three other places could not and got it done at a fantastic price.
5809 Leopard StCorpus Christi, TX 78408
From Business: Servicing To: *Agriculture *Industrial *Marine *Trucking *Automotive *Diesel Performance Products *Power Programmers *Injectors *Exhaust & Turbo Kits For Dodge 5.9, Chevy 6.5, Ford 7.3 & Powerstroke
13038 Leopard StCorpus Christi, TX 78410
Honesty is very hard to find in the automotive business. They make wemon feel confident in their work and they are not going to take advantage of them. If you want honest service at a reasonable price, this is the place for you.
4037 Gollihar RdCorpus Christi, TX 78411
From Business: Over 30 years of experience. A-1 Electric Auto Service can help fix your shorts. We have diagnostic equipment that will allow us to trace your automobile electrical problem and get it fixed fast. We do general auto repairs, auto a/c, power window electrical repairs, power door lock electrical repairs, starter & alternator …
4015 Ayers StCorpus Christi, TX 78415
From Business: Ever since we opened our doors in 1966, at Loa’s Tire & Auto Supply, we have serviced the automotive repair, tire, and wheel needs of those in the Corpus Christi, TX area. Our full-service auto repair facility is located at 4015 Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, TX, where our showroom offers a full line of competitively pric…
5973 La Costa DrCorpus Christi, TX 78414
They work on my straight 6 1962 Falcon, 500HP 1965 Mercury, 7.3 1996 F250, and my 2008 Armada. I wouldn't take them anywhere else because they will be honest and polite with their diagnosis no matter how little you know or how poorly you maintain your cars. Remember they are trying to help you w…
5721 Ayers StCorpus Christi, TX 78415
Had a great experience visiting Mr. Pete's radiator shop. He was more than generous with his price and the work was outstanding. He knows what he's doing and is very knowledge. He conducts his business with integrity. I highly recommend him!
5417 McArdle RdCorpus Christi, TX 78411
From Business: Firestone Complete Auto Care is a full-service auto maintenance and repair shop offering a large and affordable selection of tires, convenient hours & locations for car repair, tire replacement, brake services, auto tune ups, radiator repair, car batteries and more. We've been providing the right solutions since 1926, one …
3544 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78415
From Business: Since 1920, our family has been providing Corpus Christi and the coastal bend with quality, dependable auto repair at a reasonable price. Today, we at Bob’s City Garage, from generations of experience, possess the knowledge to properly diagnose and repair your automobile while providing you the comfort of a family owned an…
5854 Wooldridge RdCorpus Christi, TX 78414
I have been doing business with Paul and Jamie at Pro Automotive for 14 years and they are the only automotive shop that I trust to work on my vehicles. Pro Automotive offers quality work at a reasonable price by ACE certified mechanics...they are friendly and above all, they are HONEST! So if …
3834 Saturn RdCorpus Christi, TX 78413
I took my Chevy cobalt to these guys after my hood had flown up and shattered my windshield. They were very polite and extremely pleasant. I spoke with Mark about getting my car fixed. They did the repairs in a timely manner and everything looks great on my car. They even cleaned my car out from…
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
I was going out of town and was looking for a mechanic for my 99 F150. My truck has over 160,000 miles on it and the way it was running, I could not have made the trip with it. I called several repair shops and just got the impression that they didn't know what I (or they) was talking about or just didn't care. Then I called Always Affordable and talked to Allison (I hope I got the spelling right). She asked all the right questions and knew exactly what I was talking about. I thought the repair was going to be an expensive one but she suggested that a tune up would more than likely fix my problems. A tune up was a lot less expensive than the fix I had in mind and since she seemed extremely knowledgeable, I agreed. The next day two, friendly professional mechanics showed up at my house (right at the agreed upon time) and immediately set to work. They never tried to sell me extra unwanted parts or tell me about work they thought I might need like other shops have done in the past.. Before I knew it, the tune up was done, my old parts were off to one side where one of the mechanics showed them to me and explained what was wrong. Where I once had a rough running engine, I now had a smooth quiet one with a glass of water sitting on top of it with hardly a ripple just to prove it. The following day, I took my truck out of town and it ran beautifully. My gas mileage improved from about 13 mpg to just over 18. I now have a new mechanic and will recommend them to anyone. I already have as a matter of fact. Fast, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and as their name says "Always Affordable" are perfect adjectives to describe this company. Thank you Always Affordable Mobile Mechanics. Your number is in my phone and I will call on you again.
I called Frank and asked him if he could possibly fix my truck. I paid somebody else to put an hub assembly on it but the guy didnt do the job correctly and i almost got killed on the harbor bridge. After alot of expenses of tow truck fees i started looking on the internet for mobil mechanics and i seen Frank had all 5 star ratings so i decided to give him a call. This mechanic went well out of his way to get the part that i needed and that was purchased in Portland and there was another part that was needed that the stores dont carry so Frank and his friend went out of their way to give me a ride into Corpus to the Dodge dealership to get that part and way out here again to my apt on North Beach. If anybody is looking for a mechanic this is the man to do the job. He also told me parts that i need to replace soon. Also i was given a receipt for the work that was done. DONTJUST GO TO AANYBODY TO DO WORK ON YOUR CARS OR TRUCKS CUZ LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!!! I would recommend Frank to do all your car or truck needs. I will recommend him to everybody!!! You need the job done correctly or else you will be in the same situation as i was. FRANK THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING TO MY PLACE AND DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!! YOUR THE BEST AND YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM ME AGAIN. THANKS TAMMY
Hi my name is Vanessa and I'm a student at TAMUCC and my car is the most important piece of machinery, aside from my laptop, that I own. I had no idea what was wrong with it other than it was telling me to stop the engine when I tried to drive it. Luckily I came across Frank's Mobile Auto on the internet and decided to give him a call. This seemed the best option for me since my parents are over 150 miles away and I couldn't afford to have it towed to a mechanic. Instead Frank came to me and my car and was able to tell me right away what was wrong with it. Once the replacement part came in he was extremely fast at repairing it for me. Had I known about Frank throughout these few years I've been going to school here, I would have not panicked and just called Frank the Mechanic. I will definitely call him if something should happen to my car. I also liked how he explained everything to me and showed me what he was doing when he was running tests on it. I fully recommend Frank. Thank you.
There are more than 700,000 auto service technicians and mechanics in the U.S. Finding the right one to repair a dent in your car door or fix an engine that won't start can be overwhelming, especially when it's an emergency. Review a few important facts about auto repair professionals and what you can do to get the best possible mechanic working on your vehicle's issues for a fair price.
Looking For Reliability
Unlike home repair services that evaluate a property, meet with homeowners and have time to prepare before their physical work begins, auto repair businesses are often asked to make fixes on the spot. If you come into a garage with a tire issue, the expectation is the mechanic will know how to correct that problem quickly.
That is why reliability is so vital when searching for a trusted auto repair shop. It may take going to several different mechanics before you find one you are truly comfortable with. Pose questions to this professional to find out what approach they will take to repair your car or what alternatives are available. Shopping around also gives you the best opportunity to find the cheapest rate or the fastest service, as some garages may be backed up with other vehicles that need repair first.
A recommended way to locate a trustworthy auto repair professional is to seek out customer reviews. Online sites offer honest opinions from real customers who have used a business. Read through this feedback to learn how a business operates and what you can expect if you were to take your vehicle there. Look for reviews about how quick maintenance was completed and if prices were fair. By learning what other people have said about a garage, you can gain a better idea if it's the right place to go when you have a car problem in need of fixing.
It can be difficult to know which automotive problems are serious enough to require expert assistance. A ripped seat cushion or broken radio don't involve safety and will not warrant enough of a problem that going into a garage is required. However, setbacks with brakes, lights and other parts that are vital to the safety of your car's driver and passengers, as well as others on the road, necessitate quick fixes. Many modern automobiles will notify drivers of an issue, in the form of a signal on the dashboard or a noise within the vehicle.
In the event of an accident, even if your vehicle does not appear to have any damage on the outside, it is generally recommended that you see a trusted auto repair professional. Internal damage may have occurred, or an important part may have been knocked out of place. Fixing these issues before driving much further can prevent further vehicle breakdowns in the future. In the case of a serious accident, a body shop can assess the problems and determine the best course of action for repairs, as well as evaluate how much they will cost.
Beyond that, regular checkups are recommended. Tires must be rotated, fluids needs to be replaced and the engine must be evaluated. After driving 25,000 miles, most auto dealers suggest having the vehicle checked out to ensure everything is running smoothly. Taking the car into the auto repair professional you trust will protect you from further problems down the road.
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. At the same time, be aware of mechanic scams that can impact your experience.
Preventing Trips To The Professional
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. By handling these types of tasks on your own, you'll gain a better understanding for how your car operates and save time and money.
Along with understanding how to fix manageable vehicle issues that may arise, taking preventative measures to avoid future problems is a valuable time saver. Many problem-solving best practices are related to the seasons. Your vehicle will be in different conditions in the winter than in the summer, meaning it requires a different type of preparation.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures the vehicle will be exposed to, 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.
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 your tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
There is a common worry among many people that auto repair professionals take advantage of the general public. Because so many people are unaware of how to fix the problems in their vehicle, they are nervous of being overcharged by mechanics or worried that the improper work is being done.
While the great majority of professionals in the industry are honest, hard-working people, a few bad apples can ruin everything. You should be extra careful when first visiting a mechanic to guarantee that the price you're charged and maintenance the vehicle receives are fair.
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 are in the shop and 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. That way, 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.
By working closely with an auto repair professional and doing some of the tune-up work on your own, you will be less likely to fall for these scams. At the same time, you'll be able to drive out with a clean and healthy vehicle, thanks to the repairs made by a trained professional.