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The entire purchasing of my new Passat was exceptional....all questions I had were answered immediately and the business of purchasing was the simplest, and fastest I have ever experienced.
750 vallywood cirle suite ALewisville, TX 75057
I've been a Subaru guy for the last decade and I've dealt with a lot of shops over the years. I'm very picky about who I take my car to and I do my research. I have a Legacy GT wagon and when my motor went out, I trusted the guys at Auto Science to do a proper, reliable rebuild. I haven't been d…
475 N Valley PkwyLewisville, TX 75067
I have been taking my autos to City Garage for over a year now. They are friendly courteous and efficient. I have no hesitation in recommending them if you are looking for a garage where you can trust what they say and what they do to keep your auto safe to operate on the road. They also take…
421 S Mill StLewisville, TX 75057
Brian is the most honest mechanic you can find. I have taken every vehicle my family has owned in the last 13 years to him. There were a couple of times when I was worried about brakes and oil leakage on 2 different vehicles. The fixes were so easy and he charged me almost nothing. The couple o…
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…
747 1/2 S Mill StLewisville, TX 75057
They did an out standing job even fixed a small issue with no charge. Also Lance and Dean are really at Customer interaction. I will be moving all my None warratly cars to this shop to work on.
1620 S Stemmons FwyLewisville, TX 75067
I took my 2008 Altima which has that CVT transmission back in September. I'm just now writing cause I wanted to give that transmission a chance to get broken in. It been three months now and my ride is still holding up. I can't speak for everyone but I can speak for my self. I saved a thousand…
2798 Macarthur BlvdLewisville, TX 75067
Do Not Take your vehicle to this place for anything. I took my x5 to this dealership for an oil change last Monday. Immediately my car started leaking oil. I took it back the next day and spoke to the owner. He assured me it was the drain plug that needed to be tightened. They tightened it and I…
708 Valley Ridge Cir, Ste 9Lewisville, TX 75057
Earmark is not in the habit of turning away work. However, there are rare occasions when we must pass on any involvement for valid reasons. \r \r Often the customer is insulted when we decline their job and this may result in unfounded criticism or the writing of an untrue review for an unkind …
413 E State Highway 121Lewisville, TX 75057
From Business: Mike's Auto Center understands your need for a fast, reliable and affordable vehicle repair and maintenance service. At Mike's Auto Center we provide a way to obtain this.
529 E State Highway 121Lewisville, TX 75057
From Business: Quality Auto Repair Solutions, Kanes Automotive in Lewisville, TX offers exceptional quality auto repair solutions from alignments to scheduled maintenance for both foreign and domestic vehicles.
719 N Cowan Ave Ste 100Lewisville, TX 75057
The dentless repair at dent direct Lewisville has a great personal and went beyond their service. I would highly recommend this shop to anybody. Not that I like my car to be hailed again, but I would use their service again.Romel
I just went in to Midas today to get my inspection done. The man at the front desk was Ryan (I believe) and was incredibly rude. He talked down to me because I hadn't come in at 8 a.m. like everyone else and stared at me like I had maybe one brain cell. He takes down to me and was so rude that I…
659 S Stemmons FwyLewisville, TX 75067
I found Transmission Discounters shortly after moving to Texas. Initially, I needed A/C work done on my car, and Transmission Discounters was the best quote. I decided to give them a try and was so impressed with the quality of their work and their excellent customer service that I have chosen t…
620 FranklinLewisville, TX 75057
I have taken my truck to NTX Diesel twice now and both times their team has far surpassed my expectations. First time was to repair injectors that another shop had installed a month before. Turns out the other shop put cheap after market injectors and they failed. The mechanics replaced the in…
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.
Even after discussing the possibility of a bad computer ( main) causing some symptoms like, speedometer, cruise control, emissions errors, etc, Krause had my 22 year old Lexus for over a month installing several dash clusters and gave it back to me awaiting another cluster. On a trip out of town, the dash clusters failed again and the car started running rough with emissions errors. I took it to a local Florida shop that systematically trouble shot several things and finally decided that the main computer needed replacement and found one. After it was installed, the car ran great. All symptoms and error codes disappeared and has run fine for two years now. This is not the type of business that will return your car after a month of it sitting out and clean the bird doo doo off of it.
the knowledge to diagnose and repair my car was top notch I will recommend this auto repair shop, to my friends and family
I have taken my truck to NTX Diesel twice now and both times their team has far surpassed my expectations. First time was to repair injectors that another shop had installed a month before. Turns out the other shop put cheap after market injectors and they failed. The mechanics replaced the injectors and Nancy even worked to get another 2 that were failing replaced under ford warranty. The other shop didn't even attempt warranty replacement so Nancy definitely went above and beyond to help save me money The second time I literally just drove in from out of town. Nancy was out but the mechanic stopped what he was doing to diagnose my issue (low oil pressure indicator and lose of power) . I just drove the truck 1100 miles and noticed significant performance issues. Prior to leaving my origin location I had the truck checked out and was told the turbo was going out by one mechanic (quoted me $2200) and another mechanic said he didn't know what was wrong without tearing truck down (quoted $800 to diagnose only). Knowing I had a great team in NTX Diesel back home I risked the drive. As soon as I arrived in town I drove right into the shop and the mechanic took about 45mins to properly diagnose. He immediately identified the issue as a bad fuel filter (total: $216 for fuel filter replacement and labor to properly diagnose). Drove truck back, another 1100 miles and she ran great! I'm extremely greatful for NTX Diesels honesty and fair pricing.Needless to say I highly recommend them!
After I picked up my car and found that the mechanic forgot to put my wheel lock nut key back to the glove box, I had Matt (who released the car) to get the key for me from the mechanic and told Matt why I was there to replace the ruined wheel stud. Matt suggested I talked to their manager/owner to improve their service for their customers.This “manager/owner”, he adamantly denied that they have done the oil change for me, and then said they were supposed to keep the wheel lock key in their shop. These are ridiculous because not only they should have a service record in their computer for the oil change service but also there is a sticker from them attached to the car’s windshield showing the date for the next service; and the wheel lock nut key is my property because I paid for it and, what if I have a breakdown on the freeway with a flat tire and need to put on my replacement tire while the key is in their shop?This “manager/owner” kept arguing regarding the above two issues and furiously protecting his mechanic and their right to keep my wheel lock key, I was so upset and then told him that I will never go back to his shop, this “manager/owner” responded with very strong body languages and yelled at me loudly in front of his employees and two other customers to get out of his shop.Christen Brother as a chain store used to have good reviews and reputation for customer service but not this one in Lewisville at this time. I hereby advise to any of their future customers not to come to Christen Brothers Automotive in Lewisville especially if you are an Asian or Hispanic or from a minor race. This “manager/owner” is absolutely a bigot and liar not being able to be trusted with and counted on. Their workers may be good such as Matt but this “manager/owner” is beyond reason and lack of any basic human-quality.I was told that this “manager/owner” is new to the shop while taking over the business in April 2017.
William was very helpful and knowledgeable about my car he gave me options how to pay on needs to repair my problems and saved me a great deal of money Thank You ! M. LeDuff
They replaced all my hybrid battery cells for $1,300 LESS THAN the Toyota dealership quoted + a 3 year, 100,000 mile warranty on my 2005 Prius that already has almost 150,000 miles on it. In addition they diagnosed my a/c cooling problem & fixed everything fast! It was well worth the 140 mile wrecker trip compared to having the dealership 15 miles away work on it. Awesome! They can't be beat!! Thanks Fifth Gear! Amanda L.ovett
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 awesome car service to boot! Definitely will be coming back again and again! :)
Just went in for a basic fluid change but nothing short of great service. Will definitely be back for any and all needs for my truck.
I have been taking my autos to City Garage for over a year now. They are friendly courteous and efficient. I have no hesitation in recommending them if you are looking for a garage where you can trust what they say and what they do to keep your auto safe to operate on the road. They also take a personal interest in their regular customers GIVING them sound advice on their vehicles.
Everyone is very helpful and knowledgeable. I trust them completely.
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.