Price 
Location 
Year 
Submitted by  
Description
$ 700
Mar 2008
Garland, TX
0
radiator
Incomplete radiator replacement  more... close row
$ 70
Mar 2008
columbia, mo
0
alignment
Front end alignment, tires rotated, and general inspection  more... close row
$ 455
Dec 2007
Dayton, NJ
0
fuel injection
Diagnostic test and tune up  more... close row
$ 1586
May 2008
Matthews, NC
Audi A4 Quattro
1999
Clutch and Flywheel Replacement
New clutch and flywheel with wrong parts ordered at first  more... close row
$ 275
Jun 2007
Pensacola, Florida, USA
Lincoln Towncar
1994
Air Conditioning
Second opinion really paid off  more... close row
$ 795
Mar 2008
Akron, OH
0
manifold
Replacement of a cracked manifold  more... close row
$ 500
Aug 2008
Mesa, AZ
Mitzubishi Outlander
2004
Fuel line
Problems with fuel line and fuel filter  more... close row
$ 150
Oct 2008
Winter Garden, FL
Mazda 6sporti
2006
Air conditioning compressor
Labor only on air conditioning compressor replacement  more... close row
$ 500
Dec 2008
Mechanicsburg, PA
Kia Sedona
2003
Front and Rear Brakes, Rotors
Front and rear brakes replaced before inspection  more... close row
$ 1116
Feb 2009
Kansas City, MO
Pontiac, Grand AM
1997
Front End Suspension
Front end suspension problems  more... close row
$ 127
Dec 2007
Arundel, ME
0
tires
Installation and balancing of two new snow tires  more... close row

Description of service

Two mid-range snow tires for a light truck, 88 dollars, tax $4.40; snow stud installation, 10 dollars; install two tires with balance, 25 dollars, for a total of $127.40. I got these at an auto-parts store that also is a garage and sells tires. This was all done while I waited.


Review of Service

They did a fine job installing and balancing my tires. As soon as they were done, I questioned how well the studs had been put in. I was told they were sticking out out odd angles because they are designed to "suck in" as the tire is first driven down the road. After driving home, I discovered about 5 studs fallen out right there in the driveway! I went back to the place and asked for them to re-stud them, but I was told it is against the law to re-stud tires that have been driven on. As I saw it, they'd sold me two studded tires, and what I had was two partially studded tires. Eventually they gave me 4 quarts of very premium motor oil.


Tips

Beware of chain type garages, muffler shops, and auto parts stores. If you do go, and have a question like mine, don't go unless they agree to fix it, or provide some kind of written guarantee to do so shortly. Pay careful attention to any repairs or maintenance performed at such a place, and if possible ask an independent mechanic to have a look at it. The other mechanic can look over their work when you are at their garage having some other type of maintenance done. If you're still not satisfied, go higher up the chain, and don't quit. I kind of regret accepting the motor oil for compensation, but that's what you get. Lesson learned!


$ 53
Apr 2006
Monticello, AR
GMC Sierra
1991
side mirror replacement
Side mirror replaced with mirror from junkyard to save money  more... close row
$ 1000
Aug 2007
Alton, IL
Saturn LS
2000
Body Work
Repairs after an accident  more... close row
$ 170
Dec 2008
Orem, UT
Saturn SL2
1997
Cam cover gasket
Cam cover gasket replaced  more... close row
$ 159
Feb 2009
Orem, UT
Saturn SL2
1997
Anti-sway bar joints
Anti-sway bar joint replaced  more... close row
$ 250
Sep 2008
Dale city Virginia
Saturn Vue
2008
oxygen sensor
O2 sensor had to be replaced  more... close row
$ 120
Nov 2008
Hilton, NY
Mercury Sable LS
1995
Muffler
Muffler replaced on Mercury Sable  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2009
Farmingdale, NY
Hyundai Accent
2002
Check Engine Light
Diagnostic check for check engine light  more... close row
$ 1500
Feb 2006
Brandon, Florida
Oldsmobile Alero
1999
Rear Bumper
Rear bumper replaced  more... close row
$ 680
Apr 2007
Bay City, MI
Plymouth Reliant
1989
Power Train or Drive Train
Extremely honest mechanic made repairs  more... close row
$ 97
Feb 2009
Los Angeles ,CA
Acura RSX
2003
Black side panels
Black panels isntalled for side windows  more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
Jacksonville, FL
0
alternator
Reconditioned alternator service  more... close row
$ 427
Nov 2007
perham, mn
0
body work
Two dents removed from hood  more... close row
$ 450
Jun 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Isuzu Rodeo
2001
Brakes
Various problems with brakes on Isuzu  more... close row
$ 670
Mar 2009
Columbus, OH
MAZDA 3 4-Door
2005
calipers and brakes and rotors
Calipers, brakes, and rotors replaced on car  more... close row
$ 476
Feb 2009
Thornton, CO
Jaguar X-type
2003
brakes
Excellent service with brake replacement on Jag  more... close row
$ 1500
Nov 2008
Anniston, AL
Lincoln LS
2005
Catalytic Converter
Catalytic converter replaced in three days  more... close row
$ 688
Feb 2006
Columbus, OH
Kia Sephia
1998
driver's side door
Entire door replaced on driver's side  more... close row
$ 769
Sep 2007
Overland Park, Kansas
Mercedes ML320
1998
cracked engine block - cost to diagnose
Extremely expensive to diagnose cracked engine block  more... close row
$ 150
Mar 2008
Orem, UT
0
distributor cap
New distributor cap and rotor  more... close row
$ 350
Aug 2008
Westfield, Indiana
Buick Skylark
1997
Intake Gasket
Smaller shop gave a better deal  more... close row
$ 150
Feb 2009
Richmond, Virginia
GMC Yukon
1999
Engine, and Transmission
Very cheap tune-up on Yukon  more... close row