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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.
26030 Interstate 45Spring, TX 77386
Horrible service. We brought our car there every week for almost a month and they got rid of all the car sensor warning lights, replaced battery, flushed the power steering fluid and within a few days the power steering light was back. Now they said it's leaking and racked up about $5,500 worth …
20220 Interstate 45Spring, TX 77389
I only gave one star, because it's required.I have patronized various Pep Boys locations in Oklahoma and Texas for more than 20 years. Due my experience at this location, I will no longer be patronizing the company.Over the past few months I have spent at least $3,000.00 at this location making…
6900 Highway 6 NHouston, TX 77084
My Husband and I always take our vehicles to this location. The service is great and they never try to sell you something you don't need. Best thing is they will meet any of their competitors prices and it is within walking distance of many shops and stores while you wait.
9105 Jones RdHouston, TX 77065
From Business: Pep Boys service location offering auto repair, maintenance and brakes services. With everything your car, truck or SUV needs from oil changes to new tires and suspension. Auto repair services are available 7 days, 6 nights a week a week with ASE certified technicians. Tow-to-Pep service available. For appointment scheduli…
10275 North FwyHouston, TX 77037
Pepboys gets the job done, for you on the spot, they take you to your vehicle and show you what repairs is needed to fix, and will work with you , they will give you a rewards card, to redeem points, and earn extra discounts ! This is the place to be !
2408 Northpark DrKingwood, TX 77339
I took my car in for an oil change and tire rotation before vacation. I was told the car needed struts and front brakes…was shown leaking struts. I said repairs won’t happen before vacation, was told it would be dangerous. $700 quote. I was totally suspicious, as everyone in the shop that day wa…
845 S Fry RdKaty, TX 77450
I initially gave a negative review because of a very bad service experience I had at Pep Boys in 845 S Fry Rd, Katy, Tx. I have reached out to their corporate office and a very senior officer resolved my concerns in a fair and reasonable manner.I will still go to Pep Boys for some of my mainten…
1421 S Dairy Ashford RdHouston, TX 77077
After going to O'Reilly Auto Parts on Dairy Ashford and being told that they do not replace bulbs due to liability in cars, I found Pep Boys on Dairy Ashford. Originally, O'Reilly Auto Parts referred me to someone they use all the time to do this type of stuff (replace a light bulb for crying o…
10041 Fm 2920 RdTomball, TX 77375
From Business: From Boats to Autos to Motorcycles and everything in between, BB Custom Upholstery has you covered. With over 100 years experience, BB Custom Upholstery will get the job done with unequaled workmanship and attention to detail. Contact us anytime for help with your project.
25951 Highway 290Cypress, TX 77429
From Business: Firestone Complete Auto Care is a full-service auto maintenance and repair shop offering a large and affordable selection of tires, convenient hours & locations for car repair, tire replacement, brake service, auto tune ups, radiator repair, car batteries and more. Service & Products: Tires, batteries, brakes, oil change, …
1904 Fm 1960 Bypass Rd EHumble, TX 77338
From Business: We are the experts in transmission repair and complete car care - clutches, brakes, factory scheduled maintenance, electrical, check engine lights, radiators, overheating problems, a/c and more.
3515 Fm 1960 Rd EHumble, TX 77338
From Business: Meineke is your one-stop shop for all of your car care needs. Visit us today or save time by scheduling your appointment online at meineke.com. Contact us for information about financing options, fleet repair, after-market warranty repair and factory scheduled maintenance.
11350 Northwest FwyHouston, TX 77092
From Business: American Wheel and Tire offers you a wide selection of discount wheels and top name brand tires. With our huge inventory, choose the wheel and tire package that will suit your style.
5920 Hillcroft StHouston, TX 77036
The price was very affordable, but the customer service was horrible. The day I went to get it fixed the broke the only replacement glass they had in stock. This caused me to loose two days of work because I had no other form of transportation. And yet besides that I still appreciated the fact t…
8902 North FwyHouston, TX 77037
I was having a hard time finding a certain fan for my 1941 Willis Coupe. I had tried Summit and Jegs with no luck. I called Competition Sales and they got it for me in 3 days. My car now runs cool.
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.
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
May 17, 2012To Whom It May Concern:This is a note of appreciation to Mr. Jason Pennington and his team at My Mechanic, Inc. in Magnolia, Texas. Throughout my lifetime, I have had opportunity to conduct business with hundreds of companies throughout the U.S. While many companies make claims they are honest and trustworthy, few have lived up to their mantra.Mr. Jason Pennington, owner of My Mechanic, Inc., is one of those rare people who are 1) honest, 2) sincere, and 3) hard working. I came to Mr. Pennington and relayed what another shop told me my car needed. Instead of Jason taking their word, he checked out my car for himself and found the problem was NOT what the other shop said was the problem. Therefore, he CORRECTLY diagnosed the problem and found the least expensive solution to fix my car. Not only does he do accurate work, he does complete work. His honesty and integrity saved me several hundred dollars in auto repair expenses. In fact, he not only fixed everything I asked him to fix, I got my car back the SAME DAY! Thank you, Mr. Jason Pennington, for giving me and my family PEACE OF MIND, knowing that when I bring my vehicle into your shop, you can diagnose the problem correctly and charge a fair price for you parts and labor. Jason is polite, listens carefully, and never makes me feel “rushed” when I communicate my automotive needs. Even when he has a busy load, which is most often, he still takes time to listen to your problem and offer suggestions. He is very quick and efficient in his work routine and remembers what you tell him and what he tells you.It is very refreshing and encouraging knowing there ARE people in our great country who truly knows how to run an ethical and honest operation. My Mechanic is truly, My Mechanic (sic). For that, I am grateful.Kindest Regards,Anthony G. StoweMontgomery, Texas Resident(Note: I am not kin to Jason (as far as I know) and he has not paid me to say this) lol
I found Alex after moving here from Florida 5 years ago. My air went out in my car. and I had it checked at a local drive thru oil change and repair shop, and they told me I needed a new compressor and the cost was going to be over $1500. My sister-in-law had used Alex for something minor, and told be to just go there and get a second opinion. Much to my surprise, it turned out to be a .50 fuse, and he charged me nothing!! He could have told me anything, I wouldn't have known any better. We have never used anyone since that day. We've recommended him to many people, and the outcome is always great. Our entire family uses him for every auto repair, and regular maintenance work.
Mr Penningtons shop I stopped at because of what his sign said honesty @ trust. Yep there are a lot of people that claim the same but you just have to try em to find out and hope for the best. After having my brand new Toyota tundra engine stolen from me from another mechanic in the big city. Then another quote given for other repairs I guess they thought by me being female they could make some good pocket change on us. Took a chance on my mechanic - Jason. And well let's just say I will not go anywhere else EVER. He not only told me the truth he saved me over 700.00! He might not need the referrals but I'm telling all I know about him.
They really care and are very honest about repairs. This is the best car repair place I have ever had and I used to think I had the best. I would recommend this place highly for anything as small as oil change or big repairs. They don't do inspections but I needed somethings done to pass and not only did they get it up to par they drove it to get inspected. They treat you like family.
We've been taking our two cars to Alex for at least the past 3 years. His work is professional and fast, and the prices are extremely affordable. He has also done a couple of inspections on our vehicles prior to us taking long distance driving vacations (Chicago/Canada/Mexico). I recommend him to others . . .and they've had success as well.
I have to say, I was always weary about NTB because they are so high in costs, but you cant beat the quality of the services and thats what my car needs. Epi and Mike helped ease my mind checking if something was wrong with my car. I am extremely happy and will continue to come here for the honesty that was given.
I'll echo what I see in the post above: I'm not getting paid to say this, and this isn't fake. Jason at My Mechanic is the best, most honest, most satisfying mechanic I have ever used. He is well-known in the Magnolia area for his honesty and quality work. Five Stars!
If you need the best auto mechanic, Chris is the one. You can go to this link: WWW.ctr-automotive , or WWW.Facebook.com/pages/CTR-Automotive, or call him at 936-520-7596Chris is the only mechanic I will ever use. Check him out yourself, you will agree.
presentable but a total rip off trying to get something simple fix is out of the questions nonthing but guys trying to sell parts and asking questions about the car that are not related to the problem and never give a clear answer
Carter automotive is the best, most honest, and a very reasonable automotive shop. I take all my vehicles to them and I have only had great experiences. Give them a try and you will use them for life.
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.