Mr Grimmel and his techs provide a much needed service in Lewiston Auburn area. Relatively inexpensive no-frills auto service. If you're on a budget or you want friendly local service and you don't need to watch and sip a latte while they work, you should go see Mr Grimmel (I've always thought watching auto mechanics is a little like seeing sausage being made haha) They've been at it for a long time and do great work. They also have great deals on used tires and Interstate batteries ,though you might have to know a little about tires to get the right ones. I have been taking my vehicles (2004 PT Cruiser, 1999 Chevy Tahoe, 1991 Dodge Caravan) to Jim Grimmel for about 4 years and have never been unhappy with the service. Yesterday I noticed that my PT Cruiser inspection was overdue ..stopped in to talk about getting an appointment at about 11:30 am and he said that if I could leave it he would do the oil change that was overdue, rotate the tires and inspect it. I left it and walked home (beautiful day for a walk) , called him with my credit card info at 5 and had him lock the keys in so that I could pick it up at my leisure. Total bill was under $75 and included Mobil One (top quality synthetic) oil and Mobil One filter. I am still a very satisfied customer. Michael PS. Unlke some other chain service opearations, I trust that Grimmel's is not going to tell me that I need to so anything that doesn't really need to be done. YMMV Don't expect a bunch of fancy record keeping or high tech gizmos -> just plain old fashioned friendly skilled auto service.
Grimmel's Service Station is the best! Mr. Grimmel is always friendly and honest. He will never suggest replacement or repair of anything that doesn't require it - unlike MANY of the other service stations in the area. Just recently we were told we needed $1,600.00 work of work on our 2005 Pathfinder by Sullivan Tire . . everything they suggested we needed just seemed ridiculous. They told us one tire was borderline to pass inspection, but that we really should buy 4 new ones, otherwise the vehicle wouldn't run correctly. HUH? Anyway, we took it to Mr. Grimmel -and $131.00 later the Pathfinder runs wonderfully!
It's hard to find a garage you can trust, but Grimmel's is one of them. Mr. Grimmel is a very respectable and honest mechanic. His bills are always very fair and he always tries to save the customer money. He makes absolutely sure a part needs to be replaced before he replaces it. Grimmel's is an example of how business should be and I will always be a customer of Grimmel's.