A One Auto Works
184 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Able Auto Works Inc.
A One Auto Works Center
A One Auto Works Center, LLC
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DO NOT TRUST them!!! They totaled my engine by sabotage so I would continue to come back!!! The engine was new, but they spliced wires, forced-in and installed the wrong thermostat and water pump. The dealer said the damages they caused made my car a ticking time bomb. So if you have thousands of dollars to fix their mistakes and don't care if your engine might explode, just take it to the dealer. THIS PLACE IS NOT A BARGAIN, you'll pay for it!
I’ve been going to Able Auto Works (Formally A One Auto Works) for the past year or so for all my engine work. This is one of the few honest repair shops around. Their prices are very reasonable, and the turn around time is faster then any shop I’ve been to. My daily driver is a 1972 Gran Torino, and it is no easy task keeping a 41 year old car on the road. They’ve done everything from a partial engine rebuild to tuneups and electrical work. The work they’ve done is incredible, and I can drive anywhere without having to worry about breaking down. The staff is friendly, and I recommend them to anyone whether you drive and early or late model car.
I took my car in to be inspected and have the oil changed, granted pretty basic stuff. The staff was polite and efficient. I dropped off my car and came back after work (they called in the interim to say the work that been done). I wasn't overcharged and everything seems to be running nicely. This is the second time I took my car there for inspection; both times the experience was a good one. I'd return if I needed something more done.
PS I've gone to Pep Boys because it's convenient, and both times they kept the car overnight for a basic oil change and they kept "forgetting" to call me to give me an update.
04/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I own a 1992 Honda Accord with nearly 200,000 miles on it. From the moment I moved to Jersey City in January of 2001, I have been taking my baby to A One Auto Works and have had nothing but WONDERFUL experiences! Over the past 10 years, they have kept my car running and are always helpful when it comes to payment.
Over the years, I have recommended them to many friends and everyone has had a wonderful experience at this auto repair shop.
They are always quick, efficient and honest about what needs to be done. They have always given me a fair quote and have always stayed within the quote on all of my repairs! I don't know what I would do if I ever moved away from Jersey City!!!
I trusts A One Auto Works wholeheartedly! You are in very good hands there!
I RECENTLY HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY VEHICLE, ONE OF MY FRIEND SUGGESTED THAT I GO TO A-ONE AUTO WORKS IN JERSEY CITY NJ.
NOT ONLY WERE THEY VERY FRIENDLY, THEY WERE ALSO BUDGET FRIENDLY. I WILL DEFINETLY USE THEM AGAIN, AND I WILL ALSO PUT OUT A GOOD WORD THAT A-ONE AUTO WORKS IS THE PLACE TO GO.
I bring my car here every time I have a problem and each time Gabrielle continues to build a solid relationship where I can trust his judgement and have no fear when I leave my car behind. I'm someone who has an older car that I love and want to continue to maintain. I'm very particular where I get my car fixed and I'm luck y to have found Gabrielle. I definitely recommend this place.
Murty, '95 Cadillac
After breaking down in Orange, NJ we had the car towed to Pep Boys. Huge Mistake! They charged me $103 just to look at it. Then they were going to charge me $917 for a job that A One quoted me at $450! In the end, my car was in worse shape than originally thought and I didn't have enough to cover it. I ended up donating it and Gabriel made sure to hold it for me until the ADA could pick it up on Mon or Tues. (I live in MA and had to get home on Sun. and the car was towed to A One on Sat!) With Gabriel's caring nature and superb work ethic,along with the receptionist's excellent customer service, it made the death of my car easier to take.
06/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
They charged me 75 dollars for a fan belt for a 2005 Toyota Corolla, retail price for a genuine belt is $30! Not only that, when I left the car there on Saturday they said it would be done by 3:00, I called at 3:00 and they had not even looked at it and now said come back on Monday, if they had said so in the first place I would have gone somewhere else. When I finally did leave it there they changed the belt but did not check if that was the only thing causing a noise so when I picked up the car they said we should also check for anything else that may be causing the noise. So I brought it back the next day and now he says they tightened ""some things"" and therefore charged me for that and for labor! So if they had checked the noise on the first day there would have been no extra charge so I guess they deliberately delayed to the next day so they can charge again. And when I asked what they tightened his answer was - ""Oh some things, they were loose so we tightened it up now there will be no noise!"" Rip off, avoid at any cost.
I was 1000 miles past my oil change and my brakes were squeaking. I knew I needed service to my 2006 Volvo but other than that I don't know a thing about cars.
Gabrielle took the time to explain what needed done and how in the future I could assess some of my cars maintenance needs. He was great!!!
Also, the prices was very reasonable. Volvo's are not cheap to maintain relative to other cars so I plan to keep taking my car to A One Auto Works.
I took my car to A One Autoworks and was impressed with the level of professionalism. The mechanics were very patient with all my questions and explained thoroughly what needed to be done to my car. The replacement parts were of the best quality, the service was excellent, and their price was $200.00 cheaper than the other shop down the street from them. I highly recommend them.
08/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is based on my recent experience with them. This place may charge what other reviewers consider an exuberant amount of money for its service. But I have to say, these guys have the expertise to diagnose hard-to-fix problems. For the most part, I think they are honest with the amount of work they have to do to.
My car had brake problem. I went to numerous shops to try to get a diagnosis. I went to the dealer, they said it would take four hours just to diagnose the problem, with hourly larbor cost of over $100. Be careful of the purely mechanical shops, by the way. I went to one such shop. They visually checked the brakes, not being able to pin down the problem, they suggested replacing the rotors which were rusty. Rotors in all cars were somewhat rusty, as I later learned. Which, as I should have known, did not fix the problem.
Because this shop is close to where I live and a friend of mine had his car fixed there, I brought my car in. They are a small shop so they give every customer personal attention. I left the car for the day and first they took an hour to do the initial diagnosis. After that they said they would need two more hours to tear down the front end to do further analysis which I authorized. In the end they found the ABS computer to be faulty and said they would need an extra hour to replace it. I didn't buy the part from them. I bought one from eBay and they put it in and voila, the problem was fixed. They do charge a premium price for their part compared with what I could get from eBay. Be wary of the owner guy, he'll try to sell you their parts. Otherwise he's OK. It was a pleasure to work with the manager guy Gary. He appeared to be honest and straightforward. Also, try to negotiate a price (or hours) before any fix is done and stick firmly to that price.
So the essence is - don't take your easy-to-fix, labor intense problem to thse guys. The other mama and papa shops can fix those kind of problems just fine.
06/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My car wasn't starting and as it is the nearest auto repair, I towed the vehicle to this place. The guys in the desk were very lethargic. They took one day to diagnose the problem (initially they said, it would be 65$). Then they said need to change the alternator and battery for which the total cost they quoted was 753$. When I checked with other auto repair, it was like 480-550$s. But since I already left the car with them, I thought of going ahead for the final negotiated quote of 690$. For battery replacement they charged 210$s. When I check with Pep Boys, it would have cost me at the most 150$ with 3 years warranty. Even they didn't give me any warranty card for the battery. This was my first and last experience with them.