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?
It would be helpful to know if any of the repair shops were located in my city or state or even a route i sometimes take. Otherwise, not sure i need to download the file if the closest one is a thousand miles away. Can a list of current repair sites be included in the updates? Thank you.
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Download and use the tool provided by fellow Factory-user RetiredTechnician. With it, you can select locations within a particular state from a file, and save them.
I have done some editing and removal of some comments that have come before this.
Lets stay on topic please.
Sorry i can't contribute, a little some thing called conflict of interest is getting in the way.
What i would like to see are facilities that are registered with the various states and if possible the facility registration number. don't know if this matters to anyone else.
Thank You miss poi..
Any More Address out there to get inputed?!?
I've had very good experience for several years with:
Master Volvo (Jesse Torres runs it)
1970 Lomita Blvd.
Lomita, CA 90717
The entrance is on Eschelman Ave, just off of Lomita halfway between Narbonne & Western.
Jesse Torres is highly competent, honest, pleasant, and a lot cheaper than the other places I tried.
Been gone for a few days, Was on Jury Duty last week..
I will get the info in that I missed and update the data on this site..
Come on, even for you new people, give us your best Auto repair shop and we will get it in for everyone..
BTW, for all of you that has already put the info in, if you want your name at the end of each comment, just let me know and I will get it in for you.. I want to give credit where its due!!
I also know that some may not want there name in. so just let me know!
My favor auto repair is relocated.
Please delete it . Thanks
That is a Great Idea to start and also what i have done in the past was if the car broke down and you know whats wrong but can not fix it I Had it towed to the nearest Dealer Ship That way they can't rip you off fars as service stations ETC.
Come on you new guys, Here is your chance to leave a message and be part of this GREAT board..
I wolud like to get more addresses, Just think, You get stuck andf need a place to go... Othere than your Dealer.. (BTW I do have a new car and a warrenty but still would like this info)
Come on.. EVERYONE knows a good macanic to use in your area..
12271 Topper Rd.
Lat: 36.9269 Lon: 119.8925
Jeff is a very competent, honest young man. Shop is small but he is a very good owner/operator. GM, H1 and ASE master certified mechanic.
Big O Tires and Service Centers
1106 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
Recommended by a friend who lives blocks from the place.
I personally take my cars to a Honda dealership (Arrowhead Honda) because the general manager and I went to the same high school and I know the service manager and they have taken very good care of me (guess it helps to have a connection).
I do know of one auto shop in NY that I can recommend. I haven't personally taken my car there, but my wife knows his wife since high school and was a bridesmaid at their wedding. His wife is also a godmother to my son and the sponser for my daughters' confirmations (she flew into Phoenix just to attend the confirmation). They're also an 'adopted' uncle and aunt to my kids. They are very honest and are well known/liked in the area. His customers bring their cars in from distance when there are many auto shops closer because of his work and ethics. I can personally vouch for them. I've also called Ric on several occasion on advises for purchases and repairs.
He's a straight shooter. No bullS***, just the bottom line.
300 columbus ave
Link Automotive Incorporated
3880 Industrial Ave
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-1022
Extremely honest and competent.
Sorry, I have not been updating the new enties (we got maybe 3 or for now) I will be doing it on friday. (My Daughter is graduating from 5th grade to a private school - btw she has downs Syndrome so I will be busy on thursday) But will get busy to update the file for everyone.
Will also be working on the Tourest POI files and adding more areas to them.. hope ya all like them!!
I've been going to Clarke's for a long time. They're not the cheapest, but they're honest, clean, friendly, and fast!
Clarke's Discount Honda/Acura/Toyota/Lexus/Mazda/Nissan/Subaru
19530 SW Shaw
Aloha, OR 97007
11801 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97216
6424 NE Fourth Plain
Vancouver, WA 98661
17912 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Oak Grove, OR 97267
751 W. 7th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
I had work done here. They seem to be professional, reliable and reasonable.
All Tune and Lube
2235 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA
Thanks, bob for all your work.
Collision Care Auto Body Center
2052 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
They also have 3 other locations in PA, I haven't been to those, but maybe since they are related, they are worth a shot? Here's a link to their website with the other locations if you're interested.
Ok, Updated the file, We are now up to 44 places..
Come on, Let me know of more places so we can get it in the file!!
3705 Trickum Road
Marietta GA 30066
to locate independent repair shops affiliated with this business organization. I like 'em; so do 'Click and Clack' of Car Talk fame:
Jim at Midwest Muffler & Brake does a whole lot more than mufflers and brakes. He does just about everything. Very honest and very skilled. This is located in a small town just north of Des Moines, IA.
Midwest Muffler & Brake
1329 SW Ordnance Rd Ste 1
Phone: (515) 964-9492
My favorite mechanic is Joe Wotypka and his shop "Euro Car" in West Grove, PA. That's in southern Chester County. He specializes in VW but also is good with Volvos, Saabs, Jaguars, and BMWs.
-75.830439,39.821119,Euro Car,"105 Woodland Avenue,West Grove, PA, 19390 PH: 610-869-5600"
We have been using these guys for over twenty years for all our family cars when the warranty runs out. We even have been through two owners of the service and the original owner and the guy he sold it to have been outstanding.
Gateway Auto Clinic
4750 Wilmington Pike
I bought a new BMW from Voss and if you want top notch service for your BMW, try
Voss Village BMW
620 Miamisburg Centerville Road
Centerville OH 45449
I have been back for one repair under warranty and some routine services and they are excellent.
Both of these are ~2 miles from I-675 if you are passing through the Dayton OH Area. But of course you know that with a GPS!
Great idea and thanks for starting this thread.
J B Auto Repair
Complete Auto Repair
i am going to be busy getting the new entrys in.. Thznks guy very much for your input.. seems that a lot of folks like this idea.. The database is getting bigger by the month.. hope it keeps growing..
I will not enter anything unless it was suggested by another POI-Fatory user.. this way If I or any other user here breaks down, we will know where to go without being ripped off
I am following up on this project.. Have not got any new places to add for awhile now..
I am seeing more people out there so I thought I would ask again..
Does anyone have any auto repair shops that you trust and would like to share for other POI-Factory users?
Steve's Automotive Center
615 North Greenbriar Parkway, Marietta, GA 30062
phone: (770) 973-4678
Marietta Transmission Service
230 N Fairground St NE
Marietta, GA 30060-1535
(General Auto Repair)
Dodd BROS Service Station
2004 McFarland Avenue
Rossville, GA 30741
phone: (706) 866-9929
(good honest people been there 56 years!)
J&J Romeo Automotive Service
23 Goffle Road
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Contacts : Jim or Joe Romeo
My family has been using Joe & Jim for over 25 years! Good, honest guys. Can fix anything.
Robertiello Auto Body
149 W. Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07522
Contact : Bob Moore, Jr.
Bob Sr. and Eddie Robertiello started this business 40 years ago. My father has been friends with both for longer than that! Bob Sr. & Jr. now run the shop. Great, honest guys. Not the best neighborhood, but they will take great care of you and make your car look like new.
Staples Mill Auto Service
3802 Talley Rd
Richmond, VA 23228
37.6114 Degrees North 77.4954 Degrees West
This outfit seems to be fair and trustworthy.
ExperTec - AAA Approved and ASE Certified
7680 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, Ca
I always bring mine oil and filter when I want a oil change, this was the only outfit that actually gave me a discount, the others charge the price that was quoted in the Penny Saver
Snyder Brothers' Garage
1335 Portage Avenue
South Bend, IN 46616
Washington & Lee Service
2080 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
3550 Park East
Beachwood, OH 44122
Thats what I am talking about.... Thanks for your Input, I will update the file on fri and get it up for Miss POI to OK it.. (if she isnt Partying to much due to her Birthday)
Thanks Again! I hope I can Add even more from all of ya!
Dettmer Automotive Inc
3165 South Zuni Street
Englewood, CO (Colorado) 80110-1964
Phone: (303) 781-2881
Have done great work on my cars for years.
Bob's Auto & RV Repair
2300 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
Bob is a wiz on RV's and worked on my mother's car for over 15 years.
Midwest Motor Sports
26 S. 1st St.
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
I had a chance to load the POI file on my nvui 650 today and the contributors comments/ID are an excellent addition.
Its only fair that the users that summited the names should get the creit.. I only compiled the information.. This is for everyone..
But thanks for the compliment..
Here is my contribution to the trusted Auto Repair Shop POI database. This is a small shop, as honest as they come and excellent trouble shooters.
B&A Automotive Services
7409 Washington St.
Swissvale, PA 15218
Middle Tennessee Auto
12357 Lebanon Road
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
Located just off Hwy 70 (Lebanon Rd) behind carwash in Mt Juliet (20min east of Nashville
Ok I got 2 more address to update.. Please keep them coming.. I love to drive all around the usa and if I ever need a auto repair shop, I will be 1st looking at this file as I am sure other will too.. This seems to be a good poi file that people like to download..
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORTE AUTO REPAIR SHOP!!!
A good source for recommended repair shops is the "Find a Recommended Mechanic" link at http://www.cartalk.com/ .
Parr 3 Automotive Inc
Complete Car Care Center
1930 Boiling Springs Road
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
Wish all businesses treated their customers this good. Honest, inexpensive, won't sell you parts you don't need, even when you thought you did. Christian owned and operated.
Carlson Auto Truck
635 Spiral Blvd
Hastings, MN 55033-3666
Phone: (651) 437-2543
Without a doubt, Scanwest Autosport is the premiere independent repair shop in the Seattle area. Rated as one of the top independent shops in Seattle, they specialize in Saab (and have recently started with Subaru) repair. It's the kind of place where you can take your car in knowing that they will fix the problem right, the first time, with no upselling or other shady BS. I've been taking my cars there for over 10 years. Only two 2 people work on my car: me, and Scanwest. They are about 1 mile east of I-5 just north of downtown Seattle. If you drive down Greenwood Avenue and get near the shop - just look for all of the Saabs parked nearby
LAT / LON: -122.355136, 47.698581
9520 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98103 \
1-888-90-TURBO toll free in 50 states
bobkz - feel free to use my info for 'credit'
We've since moved to Colorado, but during the many years living in Ventura County, CA, the best shop I ever found was:
Perry’s Quality Auto Repair
2180 First St.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Just found this page, here,s two in southeastern virginia that are good an you won,t get ripped off.
Wargo automotive & machine shop
333 Battlefield Blve N.
Chesapeake va 23320 Phone# 757 547 8585
Travis,s Auto Repair, Inc Lat 36°56'1.48"N
15111A Carrollton Blvd Long 76°31'38.42"W
Carrollton Virginia 23314 Phone# 757 238 9585
These two are good. not looking to put their family thru Collage.
Repairs On Wheels Inc
833 McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
A & N Auto Repair of Brooklyn, Inc.
1422 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
319 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Great shop, good work, dependable and no rip-off’s.
Holland Auto Service of Burlingame
1025 California Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
For GM vehicles Bohn Pontiac in Westminster, MD. Very nice, honest, great price even for a dealer.
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