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Location 
Model 
Year 
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Description
$ 106
Mar 2008
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Pontiac Grand Prix
1996
brakes
Brake job turned into more  more... close row

Description of service

Originally was scheduled as a basic front brake job for my 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix which was estimated to take a few hours at the most. After beginning the brake job it was discovered that what was first assessed a simply replacing the brake pads was not enough; the calipers and discs also needed replaced. Upon completion the mechanic checked and topped off all fluids, used additives to prolong the life of the new brakes (after checking to see if it was alright with me) and returnrd the parts which were under warranty and applied that money to the cost of my final bill. Originally, the bill was $190.00, $90.00 for parts (which were actually covered by the warranty so therefor covered) and $100.00 for labor and the fluids added. So out the door it was only $106.00 [including taxe!) NOT BAD FOR GOOD SERVICE-


Review of Service

To begin, the service was great... being almost the end of the month and car inspections coming due I originally figured it would be almost a week before I could get my vehicle serviced however I called for the appointment Monday and it was taken in Tuesday morning! Very prompt to say the least. In addition the mechanic that did the work was thorough in explaining what was needed and why it was needed prior to just doing the work. It was the garage that handled the warranty on the parts with a local parts store and then adjusted the bill accordingly with various credits given. Overall my experience with this garage was nothing but pleasant... They proved to be compitant, thorough, responsable and fair. Not one part of my experience was negative and I will be going back for further service in the future. It would be foolish to opt to look elsewhere for great service provider when they are fair with pricing, quick and thorough!


Tips

When the time comes for an individual to seek a garage to handle various automotive work only a few tips...

1. Look around for garages and talk to clients if possible. Remember happy customers usually equate to good service.

2. In looking, ask what the hourly rate is and if the mechanics are ASE Certified (I've found certification is not necessary

but a "feather in the cap" of the garage if they are.)

3. Ask what the policy is for that garage on "unforeseen work" and how it's handled.

In conclusion the only thing I wish I had known prior to this previous brake job was of this garage! I would have went here long ago if I had known of them!


$ 695
Mar 2008
Bensalem, PA
Pontiac Grand Prix
1999
timing belt, sensor, transmission
Diagnostic and timing belt  more... close row
$ 150
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Columbus, Ohio
Pontiac Grand AM
2002
Engine Tune Up
Once a year tuneup for car  more... close row
$ 248
Apr 2008
Houston, TX
Pontiac Grand Am
1989
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$ 198
Jul 2009
Edwardsville, Il
Grand Prix GTP
2005
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Problem with the HUD visibility  more... close row
$ 27
Jul 2008
Jasper, TX
Grand Prix
2004
Computer Diagnostic
Undiagnosable problem with catalytic converter  more... close row
$ 650
Dec 2008
Farmington Hills, MI
Grand Prix
2007
Wheel hub / bearing
Kind and honest mechanics worked on car  more... close row
$ 85
Mar 2008
Huntington, WV
Pontiac Grand AM
2002
Front Brake Pads
Front brake pads replaced very quickly  more... close row
$ 1200
Oct 2008
Matawan, NJ
Grand Prix
1998
Head Gasket
Cracked head gasket   more... close row
$ 399
Mar 2007
Tempe, Arizona
Pontaic Grand Am
1998
Fuel pump
Fuel pump replaced on Pontiac  more... close row
$ 295
May 2009
Brunswick, Ga
Pontiac Grand Am Se
2002
Timing Chip to Engage Spark Plugs
Rush replacement of timing chip  more... close row
$ 2500
Jan 2009
Goddard, KS
Grand AM
2003
Trasmission
Transmission rebuilt in three days  more... close row
$ 420
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Pontaic
2005
Fuel pump
Complete failure of fuel pump and assembly  more... close row
$ 300
Dec 2008
albany,ga
Pontiac Grand Am
1999
Engine
Tune up with new coil housing  more... close row
$ 550
Jun 2009
Yakima, Washington
Grand Am
2005
injector, fuel, brakes
Front brakes and fuel injector replaced  more... close row
$ 465
Nov 2008
San Francisco, CA
Pontaic Sunfire
2004
Brakes and Brake pads
Extensive brake repair  more... close row
$ 600
May 2008
Carrollton, Ga
Grand Am
1999
Engine Mounts
Car was shaking while idling  more... close row
$ 600
Jun 2009
Bowling Green, KY
Sunfire
2000
air conditioning
Air conditioner compressor replaced  more... close row
$ 125
Mar 2008
Hubbard, Ohio
Grand Prix GT
2000
Power window switch
Garage cheaper than dealership  more... close row
$ 675
Jan 2008
Aiken, SC
Pontiac, Transport
1998
Engine Cooling System
Temperature gauge running in the hot zone  more... close row
$ 468
May 2007
Lawrenceville, NJ
Grand Prix
2005
Front end Bearings
Steering wheel making clicking sounds  more... close row
$ 1114
Aug 2008
Aiken, SC
Pontiac, Transport
1998
Steering System
Front, left, and right tie rods replaced  more... close row
$ 120
Dec 2008
San Diego, CA
Pontiac G8
2008
Electrics and Engine
Tweaks necessary in engine and electrical system  more... close row
$ 138
Aug 2009
Aiken, SC
Pontiac Transport
1998
Engine
Main bearing for belt housing was worn out  more... close row
$ 568
Dec 2007
Hubbard, Ohio
Grand Prix GT
2000
Alternator
New alternator put in 2000 Pontiac  more... close row
$ 366
May 2009
Aiken, SC
Pontiac Transport
1998
Engine
The car was hesitating at times   more... close row
$ 2371
Nov 2007
Aiken, SC
Pontiac Transport Montana
1998
Transmission
Reconditioned transmission installed  more... close row
$ 1200
Jan 2009
San Francisco, CA
Pontiac Grand Prix GT
2006
Transmission
Couldn't go beyond 25 miles an hour in Pontiac  more... close row
$ 179
Sep 2009
Aiken, SC
Pontiac Transport Montana
1998
Water Pump
Get your car repaired as soon as possible  more... close row
$ 800
Jan 2009
Yarmouth, MA
Sunfire
2001
Brakes, Tires, Electronics
Brakes, tires and electronics all fixed or replaced  more... close row
$ 945
Feb 2007
Oxford, AL
Pontiac Grand Prix
2005
front body repair
Mechanic used parts from a junkyard to save money  more... close row