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3057 Washington PikeBridgeville, PA 15017
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1134 Washington PikeBridgeville, PA 15017
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I've dealt with this business for about 10 years. They are friendly, tend to remember repeat customers, do excellent work and send out reminders wit…
2000 Painters Run RdPittsburgh, PA 15241
From beginning with making an appointment to picking up my car, everyone is very professional and knowledgeable. Any questions I might have are alwa…
Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
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.
Bridgeville Auto Service is now open. Conveniently located at 112 Washington Ave., this newly renovated, clean shop is currently taking appointments to service BMW automobiles, as well as many other makes of German vehicles. Currently employing a BMW factory trained technician with 8 years of dealership experience, we're sure we can keep your Bimmer running great for years to come. Getting it done right the first time, at a fraction of the cost of the big box "stealerships," we're positive you'll be pleased with the service you receive. Give us a call. 412-221-2270
If your car has to be towed, please ask that it not be towed to Foremost Automotive Inc. They are not insurance friendly. They refuse to cooperate with the insurance company. Insurance company wants to pay them to get car off their lot, garage refused to give amount that is owed. Very unprofessional!Very unrespectful!Save yourself the hassle and headache and go anywhere but here.
The owner, Ruby is the best! Prompt, Professional and above-all, Friendly Service!! When Ruby tells you when to expect your vehicle to ready for pick-up, it will be ready, usually sooner! I have only one question, "why isn't everyone taking their car to Bridgeville Auto Sales?!
I bought a car from them and they not only were helpful but they resolved an unexpected problem at there expense when they could have said as is. They said they wanted a relationship and they have it. I would recommend them to everyone. A man of his word. THANKS!!!!
Andy has worked on my car numerous times and has always done a remarkable job. His dedication to his business shows how passionate he is and how much he truly cares about his customers. With all of the repairs he has done on my vehicle, he has replied in a timely manner, was extremely helpful with questions I've had, and charges a fair and affordable price. Andy is not only my mechanic, he is my family's mechanic. My mother, boyfriend, and even grandparents use him. Not only is he a quality mechanic and body guy, he is a great teacher! His involvement with the community makes me certain that I have chosen the right mechanic. He wants to make a difference and teach new drivers the right way. He even sends out newsletters every month! I always enjoy reading them and learn something new every month. He makes each customer feel welcomed in a non-pressured environment. If I could give him 6/5 I would! Give him a shot, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
I’ve trusted your store in Bridgeville, PA to service my vehicles for several years. Generally we take them to Midas for brakes, and mufflers but have also purchased tires, state inspections, and other services from Midas from time to time.This past Saturday I had my vehicle at the Toyota dealer’s for a number of issues. While working on the vehicle they discovered that my brake pads were in need of replacement. I didn’t have them do the work because I had a warranty with Midas to cover the pads. I called Midas from the dealership and set up an appointment for Monday, March 17, 2014. I was concerned about making it to work on time and was told that they could have me in and out of there in 90 minutes.I had the vehicle there when the store was opening. After it had been on the rack for an hour or so the service manager called me over to his desk. He told me that I needed some $1,200 worth of additional work. He took me out to the shop to show me. On the way out he said my struts were shot and needed to be replaced immediately. He showed me corrosion on the outside of the housing as proof. I then explained to him that I had the vehicle at Toyota only two days before. I had asked them to specifically check the struts. They did and said they were fine. Suddenly, his story changed. He said that the replacing the struts was only a recommendation, based solely on the mileage of the vehicle. I refused the work, but my antenna went up. He then “heavily recommended” a front-end alignment and rear shocks. I mentioned that Toyota had just checked those too – and once again said they were fine. I initially agreed to the front end alignment. Another 2 hours passed. The front-end alignment hadn’t been done and I needed to get to work. In the meantime I heard the service manager “heavily recommend” front end alignments to two other customers. Being I was out of time and had to leave for work and the service manager’s credibility was somewhat in question, I cancelled the alignment. They still hadn’t completed the brake job. I had been there for over 3 hours, twice as long as I was promised.I was on the expressway when my cell phone rang. It was the service manager explaining that the tech had forgotten to put the new inspection stickers on my vehicle. I requested that he simply credit the fee and I would take the vehicle somewhere else for inspection. He refused.He said that since the inspection had been done that he could not credit me. I said it’s not “done” until the sticker is applied to the windshield. He insisted that I bring the vehicle back. I told him I was already late for work. He said, “Then bring it back after work or tomorrow.”I also want to mention that I have been having an on-going problem with this one Midas location and my hubcaps. It seems every time I bring the vehicle in they manage to break off a few of the plastic tabs that hold my hubcaps in place. I do not seem to have this problem at Pep Boys or Toyota. I always check them before I pull out. Although in a hurry, I checked. Sure enough, one of them was very loose. I called over the tech. It came off in his hand with just a touch. The service manager was standing there and tried to argue that the breaks were old, even though at least one was clearly fresh. He then blamed that on the poor design of Toyota’s hubcaps. For me, I think I’ll go elsewhere next time.
I took my truck there knowing they have been in business for many years and figured they were an outstanding company in my community that stood by their name and stood by their word. I couldn’t have been more wrong in my assumption. I was originally given a quote of 1,800 to repair the damage done to the side of my truck. I was original told by them that they would remove the fender flair and bedrail when they painted and clear coated that side of the truck. So when I picked up my truck two days after they said it would be done, my jaw hit the floor. My truck was a mess. The paint job was pretty bad, even the orange peeling was the worst I have ever seen. I couldn’t understand how they could give me my truck back looking like it did. I spoke to the son of the owner of the shop, told him that this was not what I expected, he agreed and said he would make things right. After the second time around I took my truck home, not giving it a thorough inspection until later that day when the sun was out. I couldn’t believe what I saw; now there were fingerprints and white spots the size of quarters in the finish itself. Needless to say, I was told once again they would make things right, that it just needed buffed. Now you would think after the third time it would be perfect or at least decent, but alas it was not, and once again I heard they would make things right, however, since it needed repainting they would have to get approval of the owner and once he spoke to the owner he would call me back and we would set up a time to get my truck fixed. To this day, over two years later, both Rich, Jr. and Rich, Sr. have yet to call me and make things right. I have made several attempts to get this corrected with excuses every time I call or stop in there. Two months after they last worked on my truck my fender well above the flair began to rot out, which confirms that they did not do the job they were paid to do.
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.