Where is your Best Auto Repair Shop??

 

My son went out of state the other day and his car broke down. I went to help him and had to get his car towed to a gasstation to get his car fixed. Since we had NY licence plates, I was told that I got ripped off for the price..

What I am thinking is to get everyones favorte Auto repair spots and put them in a poi, This way, If someone needs one, Just look it up and can be more trusted than just finding the one nearest you.

What do you think?

POI Files

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"
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Good Auto Repair

That's a great idea!!!

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nüvi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

Great idea

bobkz wrote:

What I am thinking is to get everyones favorte Auto repair spots and put them in a poi.

I think you should get an award for the best idea of the day!

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

I love it:) great

I love it:) great thinking.

Miss Poi

good auto repair

that might take a while to create but it would be a great service.

how do we start?

how do we start?

Start with the AAA

livnaway wrote:

how do we start?

In NY the AAA spotlights service stations in their monthly publication Car and Driver magazine. If you're a member of the AAA in your state, or know someone that is, maybe you can cull some back issues for similar reports on service stations in your area. smile

Mike L.

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The best thing is NOT to go

The best thing is NOT to go to any publications, but rather, each person submit their own trustworthy and favorite mechanics. That way, we know that they are trustworthy and fair.

Here's mine

Greendale Auto Service
3110 Old Hilliard Rd
Richmond, VA 23228
804-266-3489
A bit high (cause he uses top of the line parts), but very honest and won't do unnecessary things.
Latitude: 37.613161 / Longitude: -77.494851

Powhatan Tire and Service
2413 Anderson Hwy
Powhatan, VA 23139
804-598-8393
They are cheap and honest.
Latitude: 37.520073 / Longitude: -77.814797

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

I agree, no publications.

I agree, no publications. Only from first hand experience.

Here is mine
South Coast Auto Clinic
3191 Airport Loop Dr # B, Costa Mesa 92626
- (714) 557-1480

Ok, I guess I will be doing it

Ok, Since I thought of it, I will start the database, BUT I will need everyones help doing this.. It would be great to get at least 1 address from each person here.. That would be a good database.. And I agree, the address should only be from people that you use and like.. Not people that are just listed in the yellow places. (Like PEP BOYS - which I am sure some are good but all of the ones that I went to where bad). I have already taken the addesses that are posted here and started a poi file for them. I just hate to get ripped off by people that cant do a good job when your out of town..

Give me your best and I will create it..

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

BEST IN THE SOUTH BAY - HI-TECH - HONEST

Itens Care Care
4559 W. Artesia Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90260
310-370-2545
brian@itencarcare.com
http://www.howarditen.com/about.shtml
MON-FRI 8:00AM - 5:30PM
First Saturday of every month 8:00 - 3:00pm

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nüvi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

Ditto on Pep Boys, can't

Ditto on Pep Boys, can't stand them

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Ditto again on Pep Boys!

Between Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas:

H & K Automotive, 7924 Maplewood Ave., North Richland Hills, Tx

Bucks County PA

Tom
M&M Auto Repair
1102 General Washington Blvd (Rt 532)
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
215-493-5450

Bob
Wrightstown Auto Repair
2525 Bridgetown Pike
Feasterville, PA 19053
215-750-5514

I have used both Tom and Bob and the quality of work is top notch. Neither is cheap, both are honest as the day is long.

Regards, Ted

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"You can't get there from here"

Round Rock, TX

America's Service Station
16350 FM 620
Round Rock, Texas 78681
(512) 246-1617

(North of Austin about 1 mile West IH35)

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Thanks...

I have took the enties that was left here so far (Would like more) and started placing them in a POI file.. A few more then I will upload it .. Then As the addresses keep coming in, I will update them..

I would cool if everyone here would give at least 1 address and this info would grow big all areound the usa!!

Just think, having this info and your car breaks down in a differnt state, You will thank the users here for the support with fellow GPS'ers !! come on Bring em (the addresses) ON!!!!!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Auto Repair

bobkz wrote:

I have took the enties that was left here so far (Would like more) and started placing them in a POI file.. A few more then I will upload it .. Then As the addresses keep coming in, I will update them..

I would cool if everyone here would give at least 1 address and this info would grow big all areound the usa!!

Just think, having this info and your car breaks down in a differnt state, You will thank the users here for the support with fellow GPS'ers !! come on Bring em (the addresses) ON!!!!!

Weaver Bros. Auto Repair
647 San Fernando Rd.
San Fernando, CA. 91340
818-361-4928

Been going there for 7 years and the in-laws have been going there for over 20 years! Cool people, prices are reasonable, honest, and if it's nothing too big, no charge. Would definitely recommend! They're open M-F but not weekends.

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bombos, Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Again, Thanks for the info

Thank you..

To the New users here, Here is a chance to post something and get creadit for it so you can become a Regestered user here in the future.. Come on .. I want this POI to get bigger and be VERY helpful to everyone..

As I get em, I am putting them in the poi file..

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

We got 12 so far..

We got 12 places so far.. Including my 2 places that I use in NYC

Need more.. Why spend your hard earned money to over priced pepole that rip you off.. I would use anyone of these guys that I am reciving if I go to that state / city..

As you read earlier about my son car broken down, My transmittion went out on me in GA. when I was going to Fl. to Disney world. Sure wish I had this then.. I got a rebuilt trans for over 2500.00 (about 8 yrs ago) when I came back to NY, I found it would have been under 1000.00 what a rip but had to do it.. When the tow truck came, he asked me where to go, I didnt know so he took it to a place that he knew.. bad choice..

Keep the Addresses coming..

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Ok here are Miss Poi's

Ok here are Miss Poi's favorite mechanics over the years.

In Boise,

Dietz Automotive
specializing in Honda and Acura
2412 Fairview Ave
Boise Id 83702
(208)342-6600

Ken & John's Quality Auto Service Inc. (where I take my Ford)
5417 Bond St.
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 375-0431

New Street Auto Services (loved these guys and miss them dearly)
3751 Schuylkill Rd,
Spring City, PA
(610) 948-4414

Miss Poi

Thanks..

I got them in the POI file..

Just a few more... Just a few more......

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Hope this helps

Arto's Service Station
441 Main Street
Watertown, Ma 02472
phone 617-924-9637
fax 617-924-5756

Arto's does all car and truck repair. Excellent workmanship. Very professional. Darn good prices.

abda60

Here's another one

Houston's Auto and Truck Repairs
3023 Route 206 S
Columbus, NJ, 08022
Phone: 609-298-3327

Bill does all types of car, light truck and heavy duty truck repairs. Very honest and knowledgible. I drive 45 minutes for him to work on my vehicles.

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Steve

My Two Cents Worth

-92.085227,41.910895,"Top Notch Auto Repair","General Auto Repair, Resonable and Honest, 104 Iowa St. NW, Blairstown, IA 52209, 319-454-6250"

-91.682065,41.984170,"Chirp's Brake & Alignment","Front end and brake work, in business for decades, 1200 Ellis Blvd NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405, 319-363-3561"

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

Awesome Idea

Three cheers for your great idea!! It was just last week that I had to have some car repair and I was thinking about how I valued my one place that I can trust. To have a database of these would be incredible. Many thanks for your efforts!

Here's my submission. These have to be the most honest and affordable people I've ever met! Allen is a suburb just north of Dallas (north of Plano).

Allen Automotive Repair
302 N ASH DR ALLEN, TX 75002
(972) 727-5641

Thanks
Shane

San Diego

Brian is the first honest mechanic I met. He's awesome, and explains things to you if you are interested.

Polycare Auto Services
5790 Autoport Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 458-0720
M-F 8-530pm

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Comming along..

Thanks to all of your help, I got 19 places as of this count.. Keep em comming and then it will be very helpful. As they come, I put in..

Thanks!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Good Idea

My entry

-97.321939,32.643426, "Ballards Service Center", "7000 So Freeway Ft Worth Tx (817)-293-0840"

Great repair work. Also provide Wrecker service.

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Here's my pick...

How about another honest mechanic? Wouldn't cheat you if you paid him to! Been going there for twenty years.

Bill's Place
7887 Mexico Rd
St Peters, MO 63376
(636) 397-6093

StreetPilot 2720 user

if your looking for a shop Specializing in Japanese cars

Yesterday I posted a repair shop for American made cars and trucks:
Itens Car Care
Owner Brian iten
4559 W. Artesia Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90260
310-370-2545
brian@itencarcare.com
http://www.howarditen.com/about.shtml
MON-FRI 8:00AM - 5:30PM
First Saturday of every month 8:00 - 3:00pm

Another great choice if your looking for a shop Specializing in Japanese Autos Repairs is:
Toyo Tech
Owner Keith Waters
4607 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90260
310-536-0993
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm

I have personally used both for more years than I want to admit and trust them completely

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nüvi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

Count is now....

The count for Auto repair shops is now at 20 places.. keep em coming!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

A good one and Bad one

Good, Christian, honest, dependable guy
John’s Garage Inc.
482 South Highway 365
Burnsville, MS
662-427-8298
34.818038° W
-88.330277 N

I realize this probably isn't within the scope of the project but it would probably be better to do nothing than take your car to these people.. Terrible service, bad prices, and most likely will not fix your problem.
Brose Autoplex
813 S Parkway St
Corinth, MS 38834
34.914165° W
-88.499823° N

So would that be a NPOI, not

So would that be a NPOI, not a point of interest? Where are they kept in Garmins...lol.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

What, That it?

Come on, We could use more places for this POI file. I got a little over 20 places and will upload it here today, but sure could use more.. Where is your place where you take your car when it is sick?!?

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

1st file up..

Ok, The 1st POI file is up and waitting for the ADMIN to ok it. It is not many yet but Hope others will help out soon. I can find this will be helpful when we get more in.

Pass the word to the others to help out!!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Wilmington, NC 28412

Kennedy Auto
3715 Carolina Beach Rd.
910 799 4441

Car Talk's web site has a listing of recommended places. It's got a tad more than 20 places by now. Whether it's only thru personal experience, or is loaded with people doing favors for their 2nd cousin's uncle's father, I have no idea.

GC

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Nuvi 350, GPS Map 76CX

Bothwell Complete Automotive

Bothwell Complete Automotive & Electrical

(310) 542-6211 | 20730 Earl St Torrance, CA 90503 -118.35797
33.84152

Good honest people with a specialty in electrical problems.

Volkswagen Specialist

My son has an older VW and uses:
Powerhaus
1938 Del Amo Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501.
(310) 328-2746
John is the owner and his shop works on all VW's as well as late model European cars. Good work at a fair price

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nüvi 660 & 670 - Hello I'm a Mac :))

will be updating again

With the few extra address that I got, I will be updateing the poi file again in the morning.. Keep them comming people.. I would like 1 or 2 or 3 or .. for each state at least.. Then the next time my son or me breaks down in your area, YOU will get a "thanks" email, I will tell you that..

Come on and post em.. You get creidt towards your redlight file!! : >

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

I sent you an email

I sent you an email through your POI Factory contact email address. It concerns your POI File format.

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

Bob is buddies with my new

Bob is buddies with my new Father-in-Law. He has reasonable prices and is great guy.

Bob's Auto Repair
(914) 949-1818
148 Ferris Ave
White Plains, NY 10603

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thank you sir!!

retiredtechnician wrote:

I sent you an email through your POI Factory contact email address. It concerns your POI File format.

RT

Thanks for your input.. Please read my email back to you.. Ya r the man, u r the best!!!!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Updateded..

Ok, As of this point, All the information that was sent to me has been inputed in the POI file and uploaded.

Keep em coming and this will be good..

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Any more folks?

Anyone got more addesses to put in?

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

yes thats really good idea

yes thats really good idea and we need to make efforts towards it and find some way for it

Any more addresses?

Anyone got any more places they want to include?

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

auto repair

Tyco auto repair
1170 E. santa clara st., suite 20

san jose , CA 95116

408-294-6286

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nuvi660

Shops with a good reputation

I do my own repairs & haven't had a car in a repair shop in 30 years but here are a several places that have a good reputation for being fair and ethical in the Denton area north of Dallas.

Tommy's Honda & Toyota Shop
219 Fort Worth Drive
Denton, Tx
940-382-0070

Charlie Beck's Garage
505 N. Elm Parkway
Denton, Tx
940-382-8721

Pederson Repair & Fabrication
9080 Teasley Ln
Denton, Tx
940-381-5414
This last one is where I get state inspections. They do a lot of work on large vehicles (commercial trucks) so might be a place to consider with a large RV.
Mike

Where is your Best Auto Repair Shop??

How about:
Wilson's Auto Repair
3133 Saturn Rd.
Garland, TX 75041
972-271-3579

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Not doing anything worth a darn.

Houska Automotive Services

Houska Automotive Services Inc
899 Riverside Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 482-0156
N40.58016
W105.06130
Does good work

we are up to..

We have 33 shops listed at this time, Keep them coming.. I am sure everyone can use this info at onew time or another, mostly now that folks are going on vacations!!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"
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