2106 Park Ave, Chico, CA 95928
Affordable and reliable place to get my Prius serviced in Chico. Simon and the mechanics on the crew are friendly and go the extra mile as noted in the other positive review. Last time I was there I noticed the stickers on the window acknowledging the business was chosen by readers of the Chico News and Review as the Best Auto Shop in town for three years in a row. All this adds up to 5 stars in my book
They told me that they specialized in my make of car (late model Volvo) and that they were fully capable and competent with them. As the call progressed it became obvious that they knew almost nothing about my car technically. It boils down to Ace of all Spades, but Master of none. Go find a real specialist for your Volvo. The days of "specializing" in all automotive makes is long gone! It is scary and it only shows that they must be desperate for business to say that they "specialize" in everything!
05/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I had to become a member so I could write a rebuttal review against the one above. I have been going to Affordable for several years and have always been treated courteously. They remember my name and what make of car I drive. I can stop by any time to ask their advice and have them check something out that concerns me.
I had a problem with the one of my cars not passing smog a couple of times and they fixed the problem so it did pass. The car was running fine but needed some minor adjustments. I remember when Smog checks were cheaper but you had to pay more for the certificate. Now it is one price and the certificate goes to the DMV electronically. Do you pay the same price for gas or groceries as you did 10 years ago. NO.
I am just glad I found them years ago. They can order parts and receive them faster than the dealership can and charge a fraction of the price. I trust them wholeheartedly.
03/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Affordable Automotive is a terrible shop. They are unhelpful and not very knowledgeable. I went in for a smog test and, instead of telling me it would be an instant fail, they screwed me out of $40 and lied to my face while they did it. I was talking to the technician performing the test and he told me that everything looked fine, even though I found out later that he had already failed my car. He also tried to tell me that I could go to DMV and get a temporary driving permit, which I had to explain to him was not available to anyone anymore. Personally, I would expect shops that do smog tests to understand basic smog laws. The only thing they put any effort into was trying to set up another appointment for me to come back. I won't be going back there, and no one else should either unless they want to get ripped off.
This place is your best choice if auto repair is your need in Chico. They have done Timing Belts, Water Pump replacement, and seals on all my cars. Two brothers run this place that are Customer minded on showing great customer service, great quality parts and excellent work, My one car was given to them for a timing belt in afternoon and they asked if I could wait till the next mourning, I said no problem, the next day my car was washed and they even wanted to fill my gas tank cause they felt it should have been done the day before at 5 PM. I tell all friends and employees that need auto repair that this place is AWESOME. I just hope they do radiator work as my Toyota's Plastic Radiator just started leaking, oh well I'll find out tomarrow.