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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.
311 Interstate 45 NConroe, TX 77304
We actually enjoyed our new car purchase experience. Unlike any other vehicle dealership we have visited in the past. Euel was very helpful and knowledgable about the vehicles. He listened to what we hoped would be our payment and made it happen. We both were extremely impressed with how quick f…
10102 North FwyHouston, TX 77037
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18787 Northwest FwyHouston, TX 77065
Family owned and operated. Won presidents award 7 times in a row. Really cares about there people and there customers. I believe in qualify trust and loyalty. They provide all and more. Been going there for 22 years. Bought 5 cars from them. Took my friend to look. She felt so good there …
Serving the Conroe Area.
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815 Uvalde RdHouston, TX 77015
Will never use this shop agian. I called and talk to Mark and ask to drop off a mercury outboard to have the motor tuned up, he said sure. I arrived and he decided they did not have time to work on it. Called a few months later to see if they had time he said yes. Returned and droped off and ask…
9597 Jones RdHouston, TX 77065
I had my son's car shipped from CA to Houston. It was done in a timely manner and sub contractor got as close to my house as possible. I just had to walk 2 blocks (hard to find double wide streets where I live). I would definitely use Parragon again and Tony was awesome.
20400 Interstate 45Spring, TX 77373
I like the service of clerk n service in Fred hass is fantastic I love to go in there every time I m going over there from more than 2 yrs when I change oil in my car at Fred hass it make it smooth n excellent thank u for making my car service
12220 Southwest FwyStafford, TX 77477
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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.
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A MUST READ, Please take the time to read this experience with this auto repair shop; this is absolutely worth your time. My Daughter and son in-law just moved to Texas from Florida and just got settled in an apartment in Conroe. The move for them and finding a job wasn’t easy and a financial nightmare. My wife receives a frantic call telling her that they were stuck outside a Wal-Mart with their 2007 Honda accord that would not start 10 miles from their apartment. The events from here I could easily turn into a novel because there was enough drama to do so but I will spare you. They had NO family, no help from the local church, (boy that’s a real witness), their recommendation wanted over $ 900 dollars to repair the car after charging them $80 for towing and another $40. for a diagnostic fee which they already had to pay for. I’m her Dad in my 60’s I live in Florida and I usually take care of any car issues for them because neither of them have a clue when it comes to auto repair. I thought to myself that there must be an honest auto repair somewhere in the area that could help them. I got on the Internet and looked up auto repair Conroe Texas. There were a bunch but one caught my eye. Marks Auto Repair. I have a brother in Philadelphia whose name is Mark and he has an auto repair also. So, I called Mark around noon (my time) and explained my dilemma and he told me that he would take care of my daughter. I am shortening this story up to save space here is the outcome; Mark had her car fixed in that afternoon and up and running for under $140.dollars. He was honest and fair and did exactly what needed to be done. Talking with mark on the phone I knew he was an honest man up front. I paid the bill with my master card over the phone with complete comfort and thanks. Thank you Mark!!! I will put my name to this testimony and I Give this Auto repair shop the highest rating, and his shop should be at the top of the list. Lawrence Stopyra Jacksonville florida Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Streater Smith provides unsurpassed Honda service. I had previously used 4 other Houston area Honda dealers before taking my Accord to service advisor Daryl Hoop at S-S for factory recall repairs, as well as timing belt, transaxle seal replacement and transmission service. S-S did excellent work, their prices were fair, and they met promised completion time. I was so impressed by the service department that I chose to buy a new CR-V from S-S. They had received that particular vehicle in a trade between dealerships, but the other dealership had not followed Honda instructions for installation of a dealer installed option which created a problem for me. S-S service advisor Shayna Humphries, service manager Shawn Smith and technician Samir Tabora-Fuentes did an exceptional job recognizing and quickly correcting the problem. I have seldom dealt with a dealership having employees as committed to quality service and customer satisfaction. Streater Smith has earned a loyal customer who will return some day to buy another new Honda... thanks to their service department.
I do not recommend this place AT ALL for anyone. I went up there two weeks after I bought my tires from them because I had a nail in my tire. The lady at the desk looked at my tire and said that I had to purchase a new tire because it was on the side wall. I suggested to her that the nail wasn't that close to the wall and could be patched, but she told me it couldn't. She told me I could either buy a new tire or purchase the road hazard for $150, so I purchased the road hazard and scheduled my appointment. When I came in for my appointment, she told me they did not have my tire size in stock and that I had to go to the one in Magnolia. So I rescheduled a new appointment in Magnolia and went there the next day. Come to find out. I did NOT need a new tire, they patched it up. The manager told me that he doesn't know what they have going on up there, but I should just come to them. Crazy smh.
I have used Mark for over 15 years! If you need an honest, fair priced mechanic you can trust, please give Mark's Auto Repair a chance. He has kept my 1997 Chevy truck running beautifully with 200,000 miles on it. This is a guy who will not take advantage of you or your inexperience with repairs. He is a mechanic your dad would send you to if you were a single female and needed a job well done. I was referred to him by another single female and have referred friends and family to him who have never had a complaint about his work or prices.Call him if you need some work done or a 2nd opinion. He will tell you what he can do or not do and what the problem really is. He will explain the answers to your "stupid questions" patiently in terms you can understand, lol.
This is the second time we have bought from Streater-Smith Nissan. The staff is friendly and easy to work with. Truly have the customer in mind and not the bottom dollar. Corey Taylor has been the greatest salesman to work with. He understands what the consumer wants and doesn’t use smoke and mirrors. Straight forward and to the point. A little bit of back and forth, but a great experience.The service department is a pleasure to work with. The first Nissan we had never seemed to be fixed right from 2 different dealers. We brought it to Streater-Smith, and never had another issue. Do to that experience, we have bought the last two Nissan Altimas from them. Can’t give them enough praise. A dealership like this is few and far between.
I went to Milstead Car Care, for an oil change and tire rotation, after a referral from friend. I got there at 8:00 am on a Saturday, they were able to get me in and out in less than 45 minutes. Everyone was very professional and polite. They checked my car over from top to bottom, and much to my surprise, said it all checked out just fine. They didn't try to pitch any other services that weren't needed. Being a woman, it was very refreshing to go in for a particular service and being able to leave without feeling like I had just be taken advantage of. I would highly recommend Milstead Car Care.
Was told by NTB that if I didn't get some repairs that were going to cost $1500, my tires could fall off at any moment while I was driving and I would probably have a horrible accident. Went to Mark's for a second opinion (he had repaired my a/c for very reasonable price before) and he took a look. Said nothing was wrong and they were just trying to scare me into spending money on things I didn't need to. He is honest, affordable and speedy. I will be a customer for life!
I've bought several cars from this place, and the owner is honest and helpful. It makes me sad to see the other reviews criticizing this place. I wonder if they realize they are buying a used car... And a business that doesn't want to loan someone their money (through financing a car another is driving) because that person is breaking the law (by not having insurance), yep - that's makes for a bad business alright!
It was a great experience, i will be back. I am single and on the road as a pet sitter and i feel safer now knowing my vehicle was checked out and the repairs i needed were done promptly and also glad the guy working on my car called me personally to discuss what i needed and could afford. I am glad i found a good repair shop i can trust, and they got me back on the road! fast. thanks great staff too
Steering wheel was wobbling and saw the good reviews about this place and went there and the looked at my truck and hard the problem solved in a couple hours. Come to find out it was a separated tire and told me about some fair guys 2 doors down which was reasonable. They were also really resaonable too, will continue to go to them cant find many fair shops like this anymore. Thanks mark's auto!!!
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.