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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?
6757 E Southern AveMesa, AZ 85206
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I can only say great things about Affordable Automotive. It is hard to find a mechanic you can really trust. I feel very fortunate to have found th…
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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.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
People, I have used this shop almost since they first opened some four years ago or so. I called Tim with an urgent issue (I can't even remember what it was now!) and he brought me in that day to take care of it. That was my first time meeting him and I was so impressed I decided to switch shops that day. I have two high-mileage Toyota vehicles over 10 years old, and these guys were awesome and honest in everything they did to help me take care of them and keep them running. They always gave me the straight story, gave me options, and went the extra mile to provide solutions within my budget. Only one time did a problem come up with the work done, and they totally owned it and took care of it for no charge. Their work is guaranteed because their integrity and customer satisfaction is what is important to them. I recently had to move out of state and I am suffering from withdrawals. These guys are like part of my family and my cars and I really miss them now that we are out of state. Trust me, even if you have to drive a distance to get there, these are the only people you want working on your car.Tim and company, thank you so much for taking care of us so well, you have no idea how much it helped me and my family to have such a great auto repair team we could trust!Nathan J.
I took my 05' Commemorative Edition Dodge SRT-4 to at least 3 other shops in the area, and got quoted 2500-3500 dollars for a USED transmission, when I brought it in for an excessive rattle when I let the clutch out in neutral. When I walked through Toplines door, I was immediately greeted by Chris, whom spoke to me very down to earth, and clearly explained evering. He asked me to wait a while, because it might just be something simple! (Note, I didn't tell him what other shops quoted me) After no more than 45 minutes, Chris came out to tell me it had nothing to do with my transmission, and was simply excessive clutch chatter from a worn throwout bearing and input shaft. Expecting at least 1500, I immediately said get it done to a quote of only 550 bucks out the door!!!! This shop has got to be the most honest place I have ever been to. Took 2 days, and Chris himself drove me home and back when it was done. I don't know what these other people below me are talking about, perhaps during older management? I know a good, honest place when I see it, and being mechanically inclined, They did a fantastic job, chatter is gone, and they even rerouted my turbo vacuum lines that another shop had just thrown in wherever...
This business is a fantastic vehicle repair shop, specializing in cars and trucks of most makes, models, and years. The owner and manager, Jake, is extremely knowledgeable about both American and foreign vehicles and is able to intelligently discuss most repairs and problems relating to your vehicle during a visit or call to his shop. If you have had questions or problems which you need to discuss with a mechanic, he is particularly helpful and willing to explain the repairs needed or recommended for your vehicle. With both cars that I have taken to him for repairs over the past few years, I have been very impressed by his knowledge, expertise, fairness, honesty and fair prices on each of the repairs that I have needed. Also, I have not felt pressured to do repairs that are not immediately needed at the time, but have only been informed about the future need to have those repairs done. Excellent shop and service which I drive out of the way to have my vehicles serviced by Jake.
I made my first visit to Affordable Auto Care in March iof 2013. I had two cars worked on, and I have never been happier with an Auto Care Provider. I found the company to be fast, reliable, HONEST, and affordable. After being told by a previous auto care provider that my Xterra needed rear brakes asap, I was drawn to Affordable Auto Care because of their great prices. Atfer leaving the Xterra with them I received a call before I even made it home. They notified me that my rear brakes had lots of life left to them, and that we did not need to do the rear brakes. I was shocked! Honesty from an auto car provider?!? I was amazed. On top of being fast, reliable, honest, and affordable, their customer service is astounding. I have never had such a great experience in getting my car worked on. I have already shared my expierence here with my friends and family and I would recmonned Affordable Auto Care to ANYONE!!!
I highly recommend this business for anyone who needs any type of Auto Service. I had an engine leak and took my car to the dealership and they came back with a 1800 dollar cost. I always get a second quote so I looked up on yellowpages.com for a auto repair shop in mesa and found Supreme Auto Repair. I took my car in and Firas the owner walked me back and showed me under the car what my problem was. He also explained why it happens and what maintenance my vehicle needed. This would never happen at the dealership I thought. When he wrote up my quote I couldnt believe that it was only 785 dollars for doing the exact repairs the dealership was. Needless to say I did not hesitate to tell him to go ahead and fix it. Another bright note was on my invioce it stated Free Oil Change and I new my wifes car needed one so she drove over and had her car oil changed. Thank you Firas.
Could use better communication. Some people put there trust in the repair shop cause there are people who need there cars to get to and from work. If you cant work on the car for a few days or more let your customer know. Don't just leave them hanging not knowing whats going on. Believe it or not there are understanding people. Like us we wouldnt have gotten mad. We have had our car at the shop for 5 days and never heard one word from the shop. The few times we did call we got attitude. We understand you get busy but it isnt fair to the customer if you dont give them any kind of a heads up. We were referred to them by someone whos been going to them for years. At least a good 15 years. And i know for a fact that there a good repair shop which is why im so surprised at the treatment i was receiving. So disappointing. Probably wont come back.
I had an exceptional service experience with Top Line Auto Service. Moved here from out of state, where my Dad is my mechanic, was so apprehensive on going to a new mechanic. The owner Chris showed and explained to me what was wrong with my Xterra, and gave me different options with full details and prices on repairs. I appreciated the he and his mechanics made sure the transmission and other vital parts of my Xterra were in working condition before I placed an order for new motor, so as not to waste my money. The new motor was installed quickly, Chris even had his mechanics replace and fix other compartments free of charge to ensure my new motor wouldn’t be affected. It’s great to have an honest mechanic, who still values his customers and quality work from his mechanics. I highly recommend Top Line Auto Service!!!
This is the most honest auto mechanic shop I have ever used. We have taking our cars to Mesa Auto - Truck for over 10 years. They have told us when our cars needed work and when they didn't.We have moved 60 miles from Mesa and will still take our car there for planned repairs. Our daughter still uses them and has always been treated with the same professionalism and respect and we have.Mike and Dominic will tell you what you need to know about the condition of your car, not what you may want to know. I know following their advice has saved us a great deal of money not only be not getting repairs we did not need but also but keeping our cars in great shape. One of our car now has 116,000 miles on it thanks to Mike and Dominic's great service. Give them a try - you will be very glad you did.
I have waited a year to write this review. I purchased a 2000 F250 we agreed on a price over the phone assuming that the condition matched the pictures on the web site. I flew there to pick up my truck from Mn. They picked me up at the airport and brought me to the dealership. I looked over the truck and noticed there was not a jack present. They got right on it and set me up with a jack. I was worried on the way back to Mn because the truck had gone through 4 quarts of oil on my return trip. I assume it is because the truck must have sat awhile. Since then it has not used any oil. Overall I felt that while I paid a premium price for what I got, I got a great vehicle and would purchase another one from them. I was treated very well by all employees. Great Job Men. Gary from MN.
Best deal in town on oil changes! I have been coming here since I got my license 2 years ago. I was immediately attracted to the 20 oil/filter changes! My first car was and still is a 1998 Honda Civic. I have over 200k miles on it, and these guys are the only ones to ever work on it since I got it! I've spent less than a thousand dollars in repairs on a car that is over ten years old. That in itself should say how awesome this shop is! I have always gotten a second opinion by my brother before they do any work, and they have never tried to sell me anything I didn't truely need. I recommend Top Line to everyone I know, and as long as I am still driving, I won't be going anywhere else but here for my repairs.
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.