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915 N Hewitt DrHewitt, TX 76643
I own a business. You can't make everyone happy and in fact will pass a few people off to the point they stretch the truth in a review. But I have used this place about 15 times. Excellent service. They are courteous and try to satisfy. I rebuke any negative review anyone else might have. I've h…
916 N Valley Mills DrWaco, TX 76710
They are very friendly, courteous and listen to the customers needs. I am very particular about my car and what i want done and not touched and they did a beautiful job with it making it like new again. I will definately return.
100 Baker LnRobinson, TX 76706
Terrible experience...calling all over Robinson and Waco to locate the owner. I know I'm not the only one that has been ripped off. If someone knows the owner please post the contact information. It was even suggested by city hall to report this to the police department.
603 N Loop 340Waco, TX 76705
My friend has been using this location for years always getting a regular oil change and paying between $44 and $45. She had her oil changed there yesterday. Without authorization they upgraded her to premium oil which was regular Gastrol 5w30. The up charge for the oil was $8. Then they charged…
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.
How very disappointing. I had used the Genie on Valley Mills but this one was on my way this particular day. They were NOT busy... as there were only two lanes with a vehicle in them being vacuumed. I pulled in, reviewed the board, and decided on the $31 Wash that was posted. When I told the attendant I wanted "The $31 Wash", nothing was said. When I went inside to pay, I was told my bill was $41. I told the clerk I had asked for the $31 Wash. She said that SUVs were an additional $10. That was NOT posted on the signage when I pulled in. The individual who took my order had NOT said anything even though I specifically mentioned the $31 price. Nor had I paid any additional for lesser washes in the past than what was posted at the Valley Mills Genie location. When I went to the waiting room, I saw a limited number of folks drying vehicles. When my Tahoe was pulled out, it was parked with the driver door open... and sat... and sat... and sat. I stepped outside onto the front waiting area to see what was going to happen. About 10 minutes later, a young lady walked toward it and was stopped by a gentleman who said something about it looked like it had been done!!! Uh... NO! I intervened at that point and advised that it had NOT been done at all and that it had been sitting for over 10 minutes. She jumped in and began working on the glass. I never saw the back door brought up to clean. When I was told it was ready to go, I found enough "goop" on both the leather seats and on the vinyl console & dash to be considered an oil slick by environmentalists. The windshield had only been wiped ahead of the seats and there was a clear line of water drips in front of the rear-view mirror. Bottom line here: I will search for another location and will not use this particular Genie again. I feel that I was misled about pricing... and then did not get even what the shown pricing offered! Awful.
Staff was nice but horrble job on the inside. Truck wasnt wiped down, no tire dressing nothing. Outside wash looked good. Would not reccomend this place with a horrbile wash at $31 plus tips.
Genie car wash in Hewitt works miracles! My New 2016 Honda went in with bird poop on the hood and POOF, it came out with a scratch in the same spot! They have no idea how it got there. Thanks for working your magic on my car!!!!!!!!!!!
The vac job sucked and I told them not to throw away my bottle caps and they did the outside was good but the rest was trash dont go there I sure won't ever again
I have used Kegley Automotive for over 10 years. I have always received fair and honest service. I have recommended him to my family and friends, and without exception they have all received the same honest and reasonable service. The only service facility in the Waco-Hewitt area I will ever use.
I own a business. You can't make everyone happy and in fact will pass a few people off to the point they stretch the truth in a review. But I have used this place about 15 times. Excellent service. They are courteous and try to satisfy. I rebuke any negative review anyone else might have. I've had a car wash tear off an antenna. But my car was cleaned. That doesn't deserve a bad review. Fix the antenna! Now if a car wash misses a spot, or doesn't vacuum good, I get hot. But that's not the case with these guys. Keep up the good work.
Just called for information...rudest people I've ever talked to over the phone. Definitely taking my business elsewhere and so should everyone else.
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.