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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.
5030 State Highway 31 WTyler, TX 75709
From Business: We are a professional, warranty approved preventative maintenance shop. We specialize in Oil Changes and fluid and filter exchange. National Fleet Cards Accepted, Car Wash, State Inspections.
525 State Highway 31 EChandler, TX 75758
From Business: We are a professional preventative maintenance for your vehicle. We service all makes and models. We also do State Inspections. It matters where you get your oil changed and we want to earn your business.
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.
While on Vacation from Green Bay, WI to Hideaway, Texas with friends that just moved there, our van's emergency brakes locked up on Christmas Day. On Dec 26 at about 8AM we located Engines Express via Google Places on my cell, and via AAA's approved repair facility listing. Called, and they could get us in right away. By 10 am the van was towed there. Was told it may be an overnight job due to parts needed. By 4pm that afternoon they called, had located parts, and the van was ready to go! AWESOME! A later check with our local mechanic verified the price was amicable and fair, and the job was done right! (not bad for a bunch of southerners who only have to deal with salt on the table and not on the road!). The shop itself is attractive from the outside, and clean and organized on the inside. Can see into the repair area from the front office and it looked very clean and well organized as well. Mechanics all looked, dressed and acted very professional. Their extremely friendly and personable service put us at ease with dealing with people 1100 miles from home and that didn't know us from Adam! Highly recommended by us if you are in the Tyler area and need mechanical assistance! (The only thing keeping these guys from a 5 star would have been a killer price beating out my local guy)!
I had a hard to diagnose issue with my Jeep Liberty and after having it in a local shop for several WEEKS without them being able to figure out what was making my vehicle jerk and stall when going uphill, the local shop recommended I take it to Computer Age and I'm glad they did! These guys did everything possible to find out what was wrong and get me back on the road. They traced the entire electrical line until they found an area where the wires were exposed, rubbing, and making contact with the vehicle body when I was on an incline. Once they properly diagnosed it they had the issue fixed in no time and I haven't had a problem since. Let me just say - I hate not knowing whether a shop is going to rip me off or waste my time, that's why I'm so glad I found this place. I know they're going to do the job right and not take advantage of me. I will never take my Jeep anywhere else, when I have an issue with my Jeep that I cant fix myself I want to take it to a place where they know their stuff, and they definitely do. They have earned my repeat business and I feel confident recommending them.
I have nothing but good things to say about the service Joe has provided for me, my family, and friends. He has a smile that I've heard authors describe as a "wrap around smile" - That's a really HUGE smile. I find that he's one of those people who does what he says, and says what he does. We became his customers when he took over the business in 2003 or 2004, and I won't go anywhere else. He has blessed my aging mother - explaining everything in detail, and re-affirming that she knows what he's saying. We have been stranded with a dead battery and he came out with a jump for us - at no charge. He saw the tires on my car when I brought my mother over to pick hers' up, and told mom to have me come in to get them rotated (they were showing wear). She explained I hadn't found a job yet, and he said I could pay him for the rotating later. When I had some extra money and tried to pay him, he wouldn't take it. I can't promise he'll do his work free but I can promise you - his work is great. God bless you Joe. (And he always replies, "He already has.")
I am a professional mechanic of 25 years & a graduate of TSTC in Wacon, with honors, with a automotive degree dean's &president's list. Master ASE certified, Subaru, Kia & many other vehicles of which I trained with & certified with. Also graduated from DBU major in Psychology, Dean's, president's, & other training in this area as well. I said this because I know the mechanic business & at 15 years old before Waco just books I got bit by sloppy machine work but by my early 20's I started using Ray Engines. Everything has always been perfect & at 42 I still use him. Nobody is perfect but Ray is from the old school ways where quality and building an engine like you would if it were your own still comes first. Truly taking care of the customer comes first. And Ray has some of the best prices in East Texas. I've never had a problem but I was there once where a customer brought something back & Ray jumped right on it himself to make it right. Use Ray Engines, you won't regret it.
We trust them implicitly - with ALL our vehicles, from the old farm truck to the Lincoln to the van. If they say something needs to be done, it needs to be done. They treat everyone with respect (even us old ladies that most repair shops think are easy marks.) The shop and their tools are cleaner than a lot of homes I've been in. Even their tool boxes are not piles of greasy tools. They gave me a keychain tag that is like a nationwide warranty card. If anything goes wrong with the repairs they've done, call the number on the tag and it will be looked at, verified as warranty work, and set to rights FOR FREE wherever we are! AND...AND! it's like AAA if you run out of gas or get a flat! These guys are absolutely, unequivocally the best! Best mechanics, best at being honest, best prices, best at customer service... just absolutely the best!
Omg Johnson Grocery is the best convience store in town! This family owned store sells deli products,hamburgers, and more!!! Speaking of the hamburgers they are so juicy and delicous, I'd say that they are better than Whataburger!!! The manager Palanda is so so nice and she also happens to be a real esate agent and a very good one at that! The workers employed are family also and they are so friendly and well-mannered! If your are looking for a convenience store with everything go here!!
I travel a lot, leaving my wife and mother behind. I trust the people at this service station to take care of all their automotive needs. Not only are they always clean and polite, but are as helpful as they can be. They will even pump the gas, check the engine, etc. It's more expensive, but when I'm not there, it's more than worth it. And honest. I doubt they are the cheapest in town, but being able to trust someone like I trust them is "priceless".
I live in Kemp. I heard about AutoGlass Express and gave them a call. I told them I was coming to Tyler to do some shopping. They said they could meet me in the parking lot of where I was shopping and replace my windshield. They came and replaced the windshield before I was through shopping. They are extremely professional and nice. I would recommend AutoGlass Express to everyone that needs any type of repair on their auto glass.
had a VERY early morning breakfast with friends....the place was packed @ 12:01 this morning....they readily accommodated our large party, our server & service was exceptional, our food arrived at one time & was hot & fresh, we has that perfect balance with the waitress where our requests were readily handled with a smile but she didn't hover....the price was larger, but IHOP generally is....awesome job guys....thanks!!!
My experience here we awful!i met my daughters from college mid way to attend our family reunion, the place was busy so we thought it would be safe to leave the car and return for it Sunday! Well, I was wrong.I Left my car overnight and They towed imy vehicle at 275.00 to a place 5 miles down the street. It was an expensive lesson! I will never patronize chevron and will discourage my family and friends from doing so as well!
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.