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?
5366 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Not only one of the most talented mechanics I've ever seen but as honest as the day is long. Pricing is more than reasonable.
990 S Main St.
Athol, MA 01331
Mike is a great mechanic, very fair and honest.
283 Delsea Dr
Sewell, NJ 08080
We have been taking our cars here for quite a while. They are honest and do great work.
Looks like I will be doing another Update of this poi file.. Been getting more info from more users.. I like that.. I want this to be a helpful poi to all members here.
Keep the info comming!!
10100 Bubb Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Independent BMW - Mini service; good folks. They are also affiliated with TireRack.
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.
Unfortunately, Jim and Joe have closed J&J Romeo Automotive Service. I will keep all informed if/when they reopen or land elsewhere
Been taking my cars there for years and never had a problem yet. Best part is that they're not too far (about 2 miles) off of I-95 in MD.
DJ's Car Care
4 Singer Rd, Abingdon, MD
Haven't had the chance to download the file yet, so I hope it's not a duplicate.
56 Forester Avenue
Warwick, NY 10990
They specialize in Volkswagen and Audi's! Really great job and awesome prices!
Collected all new etries and starting to do a update for this poi.
If you have a great place, let me know so that I can get it in this release!
Thanks to all that is giving me good places!
Wagstaff Auto Repair
1123 N Fenwick St
Allentown, PA 18109
30 years experience with this location. Owned and operated by Bill Wagstaff. Family-owned and run. Reliable, trustworthy... GREAT service!!
Ok, I updated the file again on 7/15/08
I sure could use more places to put in this file.. come on people, Give me your best!!!
By far the best in Colorado Springs
Beem's Auto Body
6275 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO - (719) 622-1870
I think its a great idea. Hello everyone, Im new here and would like to contribute. I dont mind getting flamed; used to it actually, because I always pose the "what if?" question nobody likes to hear.
2121 Rowland Ave. Savannah
5213 Augusta Rd
Garden City (West of Savannah)
Both are great and honest (and inexpensive)
But....I cant vouch for what they, or any garage is going to do when they see a New York plate. LOL
I am new at this, and do not know how to get coordinates, but I think this will work.
I stole the coordinates from the Google Maps link, so I have included it for your reference.
846 Main St
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Family owned since 1980 or 1981.
They are absolutely honest there,
I would trust them with my daughters car and nobody helping her.
ETA: The link works!
Freedman Auto Services
1690 Route 27
Edison, NJ 08817
Very honest, very fair, very smart
Little shop down the street from me, upfront and honest, they don't try to take advantage, my wife has gone in by herself, and gotten the same good treatment. I've been using them for 10 years.
Tire World Auto Center
202 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 238-3102 Tampa
(866) 270-8868 Toll Free
Pine St Foreign Auto Repair
660 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, NY 11561
(German Specialty but others too)
Pine Street has been very honest, fair and accommodating. They have tended to my 2002 VW Eurovan Camper. Parts can be very expensive and I've even shopped for my own and gave them to the mechanics because they said their prices plus markup would be a lot higher. If I had to rely on the VW dealer for repairs and general maintenance...yikes!
I've taken my US Autos to them as well.
My wife and I have been going to this shop since we have owned our Honda CRX, Mazda Protege, Mazda MX-6 etc. We feel comfortable with them and they have fair prices and even better work.
4200 S 27th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Anyway: Great service for anything your car needs from oil changes & tires to major repairs. Honest work and reasonable prices.
Gray's Tire & Service Center
7555 US Hwy 231
Wetumpka, AL 39080
8320 47th St
Lyons, IL 60534
My family has been going here for 20+ years. Oil change to engine rebuild. Western burbs of Chicago, right off I-55.
Thanks for all the inputs.. Updated and sent a list of the users that sent in the requests to Miss POI. She will give you the credit!
Thanks all and when I get more, I will add and update again!
I wanted to update this file but I really need more addresses from the great people on POI-Factory.. So come on and give us your best auto repair shop.
Then I can update the file with more places people can go and trust!
780 N Diamond Bar Blvd Ste B10
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
They specialize in only Hondas and Acuras. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. They also use OEM parts for all repairs that they do. Prices are way cheaper than dealers and they do a great job really fast! Will also not recommend unnecessary repairs that dealers may try to tack on.
For oil changes and other repairs where you know what needs to be repaired, try
First Texas Honda,
1301 W Koenig Ln
Austin, TX 78756
Note that the service department's quality has improved in the last few years.
I would not recommend their collision center (continental collision center
7720 North Lamar
I had a bad experience with them a couple of years back.
Should I ever go there when I am out of town, I would say I got that from "POI factory".
Do we have special Icon for this?
Cobert Auto Repair
1675 74th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
this is my Dads shop, so I'm a bit biased. but if you're near western IL University you wont find a more honest/better priced mechanic. the shop is attached to their house, but its a fully working shop. he can also work with you on strange situations, like if you want to buy your own parts and just pay labor, or work out a payment plan. i think he also takes paypal.
I have all GM and only deal with this dealer, they are the best and don't rip you off.
Power Chevrolet Arrowhead
9055 W Bell Rd.
Also use Brake Masters these guy are really good.
9240 W Peoria Ave
Peoria, Az 85345
Good Idea to do this...
5917 Southern Blvd.
I will be glad to update the file when I get back in the States.. My job has taken me out of the usa and have been very busy.. as you can see I lost my windmill because I could not post for a while.. but as soon as I get back.. I will be very busy working on all my poi files and updating everything that needs it..
BTW, Miss POI.. I got a lot more icons for you so be on the look out.. I am going to keep you very busy (lol)
I have missed you but I always get excited when you return, especially when you come back with presents for me
I am looking foward to seeing what you have been up to.
Well, I recently had the pleasure to have my car serviced at LeSeuer Car, and can't be more satisfied. My experience compared to that of the local dealers was like night and day!
They have been in business for 32 years and offer very reasonable prices on parts and labor, and they even welcome bringing your own parts!
Most importantly, their technicians are skilled and seem to be in for the long run (as opposed to the dealers, where you see people get hired when you get there and quit by the time you pick up your vehicle).
My car was worked on by Rob, who appears on their site as an "ASE Certified Master Technician, specializing in Audi". He is very knowledgeable in the work I requested and even advised against doing some repairs that I thought were needed, which saved me even more. Here's their info:
LeSueur Car Company
1109 E. Curry Road
Tempe AZ 85281
Although they specialize in Audi and VW, I would still give them a call for other brands. It's worth it! After all, Audi/VW trusts them to perform work on safety recalls, and so should you.
I could fill a file with places to avoid...they're far too common.
I am apprehenisve about making any additions to such a file. There are few trustworthy shops out there and lots of incompetent "mechanics" misdiagnosing.
Here are two I'll "recommend":
These guys are generalists and a MA inspection station. They appear to work on just about anything - foreign, domestic, new or old...it doesn't seem to matter. And I've seen some $$$ hardware parked in their lot. This is one busy location. I've had very good luck with them.
Address 26 N Main St
Here's another shop that my father uses exclusively. They've been more than fair to him over the years. These guys have a strong reputation in the area. Their primary focus is MBz...they probably work on other Euro cars.
A Better Wrench
Address 102 Northfield Dr
City Chapel Hill
Dependable Car Care
1561 Los Angeles Ave
Ventura, CA 93004
They just moved and Don't have the new address
But it's on Faulkner Rd.
Just find them by GPS anyway
Good at everything especially Lifted Jeeps.
Alpha Tire & Auto
391 Hampton St.
McDonough, GA 30253
678 432 2718
Honest very honest. Car was towed there after asvice of tow truck driver. I use them for everything now.
Here is a trustworthy mechanic that will do just about anything you want him to. He does top notch work.
Jack's R Better Inc.
1691 Atwater Blvd.
Atwater, CA 95301
Excellent mechanics with lots of GM, Ford & Chyrsler backgrounds.
Very reasonable and down-to-earth guys.
Almeida's Auto Repair
785 Washington Street
Hanover, Massachusetts 02339
Florida Transmission moved from 6200 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Fl to
Florida Transmission Repair
4954 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32806
3275 Quakerbridge Rd
Mercerville, NJ 08619
Phone: (609) 588-5555
Fax: (609) 588-8009
Store Manager: Frank Silva
I've used them a few times and they seemed OK
These have helped my family.
David Price Auto Works
609 Monroe Street
Eden, NC 27288
N 36 29.523
W 079 45.900
They also have wrecker service
Hopper's Wrecker and Garage
723 Irving Avenue
Eden, NC 27288
N 36 29.940
W 079 46.251
Elido's Auto Service Inc.
265 45th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220
General Auto Repair in Brooklyn, NY
Very honest/great prices
Using this service for one year and I'm always satisfied.
Took everyone's suggestion and placed them in the file and uploaded it here today on 04/21/09. There are now 169 places and hope that it will grow even more with others telling us there favorite shop.
More to come...
So If i wanted to to add my Repair shop onto this file who would do this or could i just add my location into file and repost file again.
But good Idea for sure.
Post your info here and Bob will add it to the file;)
Welcome to the group, it is nice to have you with us.
Yes posting it here is better for me.. I keep track what I put in the update file much easier using this method.
Thanks for your support.
BTW.. My son used this file the other day since his car broke down again.. Love it!
NY - Yonkers
DCP Auto Repair - Experience You Can Trust
959 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, New York 10704
I would like to add the following auto mechanic on Staten Island, New York to the list.
Tony's Foreign Car
450 Front St # C
Staten Island, NY 10304
They work on all cars including imports. Tony is very honest and the workers are very good. I highly recommend them. I have used them for 25 years!
-Back to Garmin 265WT after some time with a Mio
Prestige Hi Tech Auto Svc Ctr
1800 Taylor Ave
Parkville, MD 21234
Good, Honest and Dependable.
I drive 20 Minutes out of my way to have them service my vehicles.
I edited this. Phone number was left off. Now added
Dodge Bros. Automotive
17550 Chatsworth St
Granada Hills, CA 91344
These guys have a good reputation around here.
125 Mark Tree Road
Centereach, NY 11720
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