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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My apologies...

Miss POI goofed up redface

It clicked in my head today that I had forgotten to add POI Contributor badges to everyone that send in their locations.

That error has been corrected, I hope you can all forgive me.
I am going over to the hot dog thread next...

Miss Poi

opps...

miss poi wrote:

Miss POI goofed up redface

It clicked in my head today that I had forgotten to add POI Contributor badges to everyone that send in their locations.

That error has been corrected, I hope you can all forgive me.
I am going over to the hot dog thread next...

Miss Poi

I should have told Miss poi also.. ..

MISS POI, I will remind you when I get new entries and put them in the poi file if you like..

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

thanks

super job...thanks a lot

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Cleveland Area

Best Underbody Shop in Cleveland, OH

Whitewheel Alignment
15207 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH 44111
Family Business

honest auto repair

Here is mine in Boaz alabama:
Oil Change Specialists & Express Detail
256-593-6666
10724 Al Highway 168
Boaz AL 35957-1945

They not only do great detail work but have a first class auto service with fair prices.

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My mom has gone to Lonny

My mom has gone to Lonny Hackenburg as long as I can remember. He's the only employee and does a great business with repeat customers. He's pretty far from any interstate so he services locals almost entirely.

Hackenburg's Garage
5404 Route 204 Selinsgrove, PA (570) 374-8246
-76.92044, 40.85646

Note: all the Route 204 address were PO Box #s until about 2 years ago so you can't search these addresses with a GPS or Google Earth etc.

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a quesation about your entries..

virago wrote:

-114.1409 51.031181 Glen Meadows Certigard 2631-37Street SW Calgary AB T3E3B2 403-246-0405"
-123.3339 48.414711 Fairfiels Service Certigard 1600 Fairfield Road Victoria BC V8S1G3 250-598-7222
-123.148857 49.330631 Surfside Certigard 2196 mairine Drive West Vancouver BC V7T1K3 604-922-6624

etc...

hey virago
have you gone to all of these? I am looking for people that Have had experence with each place.. I want to go to a place that will take care of the car and person that drives the car.. I can do a search of all the auto repair shops but then it wouldnt be good data.. Givew me the ones that you did go to and would tell your friends.. After all, I do give you credit in the poi file ..

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

one more

Mose's Auto Repair
4702 N. Lois Ave Tampa FL 33614
27.986818,-82.513708

Don't be deceived by the looks of the shop, the guy is knowledgeable and very, very inexpensive, he will not rip you off. Tell him Flaco sent you.

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Apex NC

A nice experience to deal with these two very southern brothers and Mom running the office.

Holt and Sons
320 S. Salem St
Apex, NC 27502
919-362-0607

Use these coordinates as the ones in the Map are off a bit.

N35.72726
W78.85419

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Dave - Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT.

Here's a couple of shops I

Here's a couple of shops I use and TRUST to work on my cars both old and new.

DiMatteo's Auto Service
380 East Todd Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 584-4233
http://www.dimatteosstreetrods.com

AND

Bill & Jay's Automotive
1 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 726-0373

Both are great shops however Dimatteo's specializes in Hot Rods and custom work that a lot of other shops won't touch because they don't have the experience. Any way, they are both great with reasonable rates. You might want to include these places in the POI file?!

Clint

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Updated POI FILE

I just updated the POI file with a total count of 105 entries.. Come on, This is good but I think we can do even better.. There are a lot of states and cities out there with some great auto Repair Shops.. Lets hear from you!!

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

Cincinnati

bobkz wrote:

I just updated the POI file with a total count of 105 entries.. Come on, This is good but I think we can do even better.. There are a lot of states and cities out there with some great auto Repair Shops.. Lets hear from you!!

My wife and I swear by Bob Sumerel Tire and Service here in Cincinnati. They are a small chain of 28 locations in OH, KY and MI.

They do all our oil changes and we have just had the major 120,000 mile timing belt service done on my wife's car. No problems whatsoever - great service, prices that cannot be beaten and the car ready when they say it would be. The two managers at the Forest Park location are great fellows who take the time to explain what they did and why they did it with no BS! You don't get that kind of service much nowdays.

Anyway, I posted a .CSV file under the Cincinnati project discussion forum for all the Bob Sumerel Tire and Service locations. Take a look and use as appropriate.

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Family Shop in OC CA

Hanlon's Repair Svc
23011 Moulton Pkwy
Ste G1
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 768-9319
-117.732952, 33.628965
Coordinates are nearest road to shop. Address is for overall business park.

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Car Repair Companies

Thanks Bobkz, excellent idea.
Repair Company I use now:

Airpark Auto Service
8115 E. Raintree
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-998-1605
www.airparkautoservice.com

Reair Company I used abot 10 years ago, but they are 15 miles from where I live now. I called them,they are still there, and Jim Atkinson is still Manager.

Car Repair Company
2918 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-9065

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Best Auto Repair

I have a 1998 Corolla with 326000 km and always serviced at the dealer ship,
Brossard Toyota
8855 Boul. Taschereau
Brossard, QC, J4Y 1A4
-73.472724,45.44043

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IL repair shops

I have several great shops I've been to over the last few years. All are honest, inexpensive, and do good work.

MECHANICAL:

Foster's Service
608 Mckinley Ave
Bartonville, IL
(309) 697-2621
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Benson's Automotive Services
2453 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL
(309) 682-2011
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Brush Automotive
2918 Alta Ln # B
Peoria, IL
(309) 243-8484
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Terry Doyle's Automotive Services & Parts
923 N Garfield Ave
Peoria, IL
(309) 673-1202
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Pro Automotive
8000 N Hale Ave
Peoria, IL
(309) 692-9400
(They're especially good with old cars)
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Voegtle's Auto Service Inc
28W224 Warrenville Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-1436
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BODY WORK:

Turks Collision Center
3200 N Main St, East Peoria, IL
(309) 694-2905

One more

Forgot one:

Paul's Auto Parts and Service‎
1320 Cole St, Peoria, IL
(309) 699-6722

Wow!

lannister wrote:

Forgot one:

Do you participate in demolition derbies? In several years you frequented 8 different repair shops enough times to recommend them for such a list? smile

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Auto Repair Shops

Bob,

I'm new to the gps community but not new to this industry in question. I have a list of customers that would fit into the qualifications your posting that has been started. If I could get a little help with converting our customers locations which we have on ms streets and trips v06 to a .gpx file that I could load into my garmin unit?

Bimmers

I like this place. The guy that owns this place is a bimmer certified tech and he charges approximately 30% less than the dealer. If you live or work near the autoshop, they'll even drop you off and pick you up if your car is ready the same day.

Bimmer Workshop‎
3421 FM 1960 Rd W
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 233-0111

repair shop

Nobody is giving long and lat infos, why?

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Some do

claude wrote:

Nobody is giving long and lat infos, why?

Some people provide the coordinates; just not enough.

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Well...

bentbiker wrote:
lannister wrote:

Forgot one:

Do you participate in demolition derbies? In several years you frequented 8 different repair shops enough times to recommend them for such a list? smile

Actually, 3 of those are ones close friends of mine recommended (guys I've known for years). The others have been keeping my 1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager mini-van with 185K miles alive for a while.

*cue scary Frankencar music*

Scooter's

The best, and fairest, place I know of in the area is Scooter's Place.

Scooter's Place
5130 hawthorne Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Sorry, but haven't re-loaded mapsource to give you lat/long.

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Transmission Repair in Orlando

Florida Transmissions
6200 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32807
407-737-0115

N28 33.716 W81 18.245

Coordinates are from Bobcat on a iMac. First use of Bobcat.

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I dont really mind..

claude wrote:

Nobody is giving long and lat infos, why?

If i dont get any I have to use the address to look them up. i use a few checks to hope I get it rigtht.. On the most, i think it is good info. I do like it when someone that gives me the addresses also give me the long and Lat.. i use that and dont really check it since it came from the person themselfs!!

I will be updating the database on monday or tues since I have recived alot from here as well as in my Emails.

Keep them comming folks!!

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

A update is in Place!

I just updated the POI file. We now have 117 entries entered.

I sure hope they keep coming in I have been told that it has helped other users already which is why I am keeping it up for everyone on POI-Factory!

Keep them coming in.. I will be letting MissPOI who reported new ones so that they get the credit for POI Support!

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

in Calgary, Canada

Tom Rankine
South Pro Auto
9222 Horton Road S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tel: 403-258-1693
Monday to Friday, 7:00am - 5:00pm

Not the cheapest, but good work, honest and takes a personal interest in getting the job done.

Edit: But then again, nothing is cheap in Calgary, any longer.

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Anyone know any good ones

Anyone know any good ones around Westminster, MD? The one that I have been going to is closing due to GM issues.

can anyone help him?

jamahosky wrote:

Anyone know any good ones around Westminster, MD? The one that I have been going to is closing due to GM issues.

I will even get it in the database.. That is what this is for to get other the best service and not get ripped off!!

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

Re: Transmission Repair In Orlando...

photosmike wrote:

Florida Transmissions
6200 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32807
407-737-0115

N28 33.716 W81 18.245

Coordinates are from Bobcat on a iMac. First use of Bobcat.

Or in decimal format:
Lon: -81.30988
Lat: 28.56496

Regards,

tailspin

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and where is the worst?

Off topic but worth mentioning, this was sent by a friend as a warning.

http://mfile.akamai.com/12924/wmv/vod.ibsys.com/2006/0503/91...

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Always had good luck

with my vehicles at:
Only 1 man but a good, HONEST mechanic.

Rich's Ocean Shore Garage
2374 Ocean Shore Blvd
Rt A1A Ormond By-the-Sea
Ormond Beach, FL 32176

-81.067882, 29.352251

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Good luck here, too

They are a regional chain, but this is the one that I go to....

Wilhelm Automotive
3900 S Estrella Pkwy
Goodyear, AZ 85338
(623) 925-1571

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Any more.. I Want to update..

I would like to update this file, so I am asking again for anymore auto repair to load in before I modify and send up to POI Factory.

It is getting to be time people go on trips and this poi file will be great to have "just in case"

So bring them on.. give me data. You will get credit from MISS POI too. so come on.. help out your fellow POI Factory users!!

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

Sheriff Automotive, Toledo, Ohio

Thought I had submitted this one before ...

Sheriff Automotive
4665 N Detroit Ave
Toledo, OH 43612
419-476-1122

-83.54712, 41.70305

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if you didnt..

it sure will get in it now.. thanks..

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

In Memphis...

Here's where I take my cars. Both are honest and fair priced. They do all of the repairs and maintenance that I don't do myself.

Archers Auto Care
4471 S Mendenhall Rd
Memphis, TN 38141
(901) 362-8863
(all makes/models)

Morris Automotive
7727 Hwy 70 Ste 101
Bartlett, TN 38133
901-382-0299
(Hondas)

In Washington D.C. area

Here is a little obscure place out of the way. Hard to find, but very fair, honest and knowledgeable.

Ernie's Automotive
5200 River Road
Bethesda, MD
(301) 656-1246
-77.10507
38.96232

Great idea by the way!!

Will update soon..

I am hoping to get a few more locations before I update the file.

We have a good number of locations so far but still could use more in many states.

Socome on, put your 2 cents in and list your favorate repair shop and get credit for being a POI contribtor.

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

auto repair

Sounds like a good idea. Im still looking for one in New York

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Best auto repair sites

If you're in the Mentor, Ohio, area and need automobile service, these folks will treat you right. I've been doing business with them for over 30 years, and am a very satisfied customer.

-81.373669,41.660392,"ESS Automotive","7485 Tyler Blvd
Mentor OH 44060
440-951-3213"

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Where is your Best Auto Repair Shop

Clower Automotive
1406 McArthur St
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 728-9898
35.45889
-86.0908

these guys do the job right and will explain the work to be done before they start, hope this helps.

My Mechanic in Rockford, IL

Bob:

Here ya go. If they don't do it, I call them for who does and have never been steered wrong.

Semper FI!!

Bove's Auto and Truck Service
1118 Ferguson Street
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 962-0412

N42.2619
W089.1077

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=44.023938~-99.71&st...

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Thanks all

I will be updating the file now sometime over the weekend and should have it up for all next week.. So still give ya all time to get your favorte place in..

Btw, Semper Fi Vandal!

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

File is now Updated..

I have now updated the Auto Repair Shops again.

The count is now at 127 and hope it grows more.

I am e-mailing a list to Miss POI of those that summited there location so they also get the proper Credit. Thanks to all of you that has helped so far!

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

Another in Silicon Valley...

All Automotive
2622 Bayshore Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94943
650-969-1300

Terry is great!

37.426677 -122.098955

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Auto Repair-Walnut, CA

Here is my contribution:
Fair Oaks Auto Service
(909) 598-7818
(909) 595-8122
19917 E. Valley Blvd. Bldg. B
Walnut, CA 91789
Ram Nathan, Owner

Ram provides good service for all domestic and imports. He has helped me check out used cars to weed out the lemons.

Henry

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In Southwestern Oklahoma

Eddie's Sinclair
424 E Main St.
Weatherford, OK 73096

Very Small station, but they service a lot of stuff and charge very reasonable prices! If they can't fix it, they will tell you who can and they won't send you to someone that will rip you off!

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Auto Repair

Reed's Automotive Inc
1116 Orange Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 343-3359
37.2836 -79.922

I take all my auto problems to Jerry Reed.

Reed’s is an honest garage.

I have taken my car and truck there for years and have been pleased every time.
If it don’t need fixing Jerry will tell you that too.

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