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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.
5800 K AvePlano, TX 75074
Great honest people. I came in the the windshield washer not working. I asked them to check the fuse. If that was OK, a complete diagnostic would cost $89. They checked it . . . it was a loose hose. No charge. You folks know what could have happened in a less reputable shope. These guys are…
12124 Mccree RdDallas, TX 75238
I've dropped my car off to quite a few places to get an oil change. When I went to pick up my car, the company had done a lot of different services to my car, charging me around $100 more than I was quoted to begin with. That is simply a ploy to squeeze more money out of their customers. …
19020 Midway RdDallas, TX 75287
3790 Eldorado PkwyMckinney, TX 75070
My wife called Christian Bros Auto in McKinney and said the lights on our vehicle came on but it was clicking and not turning over. They obliged to pick up the vehicle and tow it to the repair shop. Later that day I call my wife to ask if there was a diagnosis and she informs me that it was just…
9299 Lebanon RdFrisco, TX 75035
Bad experience tells me the operations are untrustworthy. Took my Dodge Durango in to fix the A/C. I was given an estimate for repair and agreed. The work was done and was then told that more work would be needed. I was left to choose between paying the for the original work with my car no …
8110 Fm 423Frisco, TX 75034
I was in desperate need of new brake pads and rotors and revisited the establishment that previously worked on my brakes. After realizing that I was being over charged, I took my car to Christian Bros. and got lucky. From the moment I entered Christian Bros. I felt as thou I was greeted by an…
1713 Justin RdFlower Mound, TX 75028
Went here based on reviews, but was not impressed. Was told car would be done in two hours. Over six hours later finally done. Prices were high compared to other auto repair places in the area. Really wish I had gone somewhere else!
2804 NE Green Oaks BlvdGrand Prairie, TX 75050
The first thing that strikes you when you visit this place is how clean it is. I took my vehicle in expecting a large bill due to the quotes I recieved from 2 other shops. They took the time to explain my options, and we found a solution that met my needs at 1/5th the cost of what the other shop…
1263 W Round Grove RdLewisville, TX 75067
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! After some issues, the new owners were so patient, understanding, and went way above and beyond to take care of me and my car. They did more than I could ever have asked for and I am so appreciative of how much they care about their customers. Truly represented Christ and aw…
3920 Highway 121Bedford, TX 76021
I am writing this letter and sending the attachments in response to my visit to your shop this past month and the issue I had with Raymond (I believe this was his name). Now I have discussed this with a number of people on how to handle the issue I had and I may be actually doing something very …
2604 W Marshall Dr Ste 101Grand Prairie, TX 75051
From Business: Christian Brothers is your local roofing and siding company. From windows and patio covers, to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, the experts at Christian Brothers can help improve the condition of your home. They proudly service Irving and all of North Texas. Contact them today for a free estimate!
718 W Sublett RdArlington, TX 76017
I HAVE BEEN HERE THREE OR FOUR TIMES AND THE SERVICE HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONAL. I CAME IN ONE TIME TO HAVE THEM CHECK A SCREW I HAD FOUND IN MY TIRE. THEY WERE EXTREMELY BUSY WITH CARS PILED UP OUTSIDE WAITING TO BE SERVICED. THE GENTLEMANAT THE FRONT DESK TOLD ME TO PULL MY CAR UP AND HE LOOKED …
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.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
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I read the below review and I feel surprised. I was referred to Sameer by a friend and am a very happy customer to Automotive Profections. Have referred more friends to this place and they are now loyal customers as well. Each time I have a problem he gives me the best options given my car and budget. I feel surprised on what has been written because more than once he has advised me and my friends in ways which prevent any cash flows from me to him. We have come to see over time through actions that he is truly customer centric and believes in long term loyalty benefits rather than short term payouts. He is a very friendly consistent character with a lot of experience dealing with different vehicles and am sure one visit would make you feel the same. Am neither a relative nor a co-worker to be giving this good a review. I hope as a fellow reviewer you will try out this place and add another review to bring the reality to light. :) Cheers RB
I have found a shop I can trust. Great customer service, excellent work and all at a very fair price. They even dropped me off at work so I could leave my car. I went to one of the bigger service shops in the area (you've seen their advertising). The lead mechanic seemed to more interested in selling than in fixing my problem. He told me $1,000 to start and no guarantee that the problem would be solved (car was overheating). Walnut Automotive took care of it for under $600.00 and guaranteed parts and labor. Hard to find someone you can trust when you need auto maintenance or repairs. I will go out of my way to take my car to this shop. I can leave my keys and tell them to take care of it knowing they will only take care of what needs to be done. You can't put a price on trusy.
I would give Sammy a call before bringing the vehicle in for service because this place is busy. Very friendly, fast, straight forward, and easy to talk to. Other places will try to sell you BS more than what you really need, but so far I haven't experience none of that from Sammy(owner), so.. I trust him to work on my vehicle. That's why he is getting lots of good reviews from customers. Feb 4th, 2013 - 2004 Mazda 3 check engine light, replaced Turbine Speed Sensor, oxygen sensor and thermostat with thermostat housing.. excellent price and all done in few hours as he drove to get the parts himself. All done in one day. December, 2012 - 2001 Honda Accord - vibrating heavly when braking, so 2 front brake rotors replacement. 5 stars.
My 2000 Chevy Express 2500 broke down and turn out to be the engine. They find and replace the whole engine for 2 days (time was precious because that was my only working van) at very, very reasonable price. Not only that - They even fix my check engine light, that was a mystery for at least 5 other service shops. It turn out to be harness problem on the fuel injectors, which Impressive Auto Service fixed for few hundred instead of thousands if you go to the Dealer for diagnostic. I had very bad experience in the past with shady shops and cheaters but these people are honest and upfront and I will recommend them to everybody in need. I would like to special thanks to Impressive Auto Service and especially the owner Mike! George G.
I was recommended to Goodwrench by a friend when I asked if he knew of a good body guy to replace a bumper. He said you'll like him so well you'll do ALL your car maintenance business with him. They did a great job on the bumper for low cost, but it was afterwards when we were talking about doing expensive repairs with his shop that Layth was honest enough to advise me to find another car rather than pour more money into the one I had, even though it was costing him the work. I can't remember that ever happening before. So yeah, he and Basil earned my future business.
Layth and Basil are both very professional and knowledgeable. If you’re looking for quality repairs at an affordable price, this is it. Layth even gave me a ride to work when I dropped my car off. They did a fantastic job and the price they quoted me ended up being a little less than what was originally estimated. Wow, how often does that happen? Their thorough inspection of my car and attention to detail found a significant problem with one of my tires which could’ve resulted in death. I will definitely use them again and refer friends and family whenever possible.
I had an oil change and brake service done few months back. I was very happy with the service. Last week I took my car in to replace the front bumper. When I got my car , it looked great. But there was something different about my headlight. They looked newer for some reason. So I went back in to ask the manager about it. He said we buffed the lenses, they were foggy and wanted the car to look good. I liked that about Mash and it made me feel special and appreciated.I recommend this shop for the good service and the special thing they did for me.
Being a woman and getting jerked around by other mechanics thinking I don't have a clue about cars, it's refreshing to take my car into Windham's Automotive to have work done. They are friendly, don't talk down to me, tell me exactly what's wrong, fix it, tell me how much it will be before they start working on my car, the prices are reasonable and I get my car back to me when they say they will. I will definitely take my car there forever, or at least until the zombie apocalypse starts. : D
Awesome service from this shop.. I got my timing belt,valves,seals done ; All OEM parts and we were able to beat competitor pricing by a big margin. Sameer is a talented and honest guy,he provides service that is needed for your car and will tell you if you can put off a service for now to save you $$. I have been getting my car serviced here for over 2 years and its been a very good experience. - Pawan
Grubbs Motorsports recently completed work of an exhaust installation and coilovers on my Camaro for me. I was most definitely pleased with their work and would highly recommend their services. They were finished with the job when promised, and informative throughout the process. I will absolutely be using them for my next project!
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.