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  • 4.8 of 5 stars
1 reviews

1900 N East Ave, Panama City, FL 32405, us

(850) 769-5468

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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
5.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
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They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
4.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
1.0/5
Jun 01, 2010
At first glance, this looks like your typical fly-by-night garage that also sells used vehicles. I had taken in a Honda that simply didn't have cold A/C after another shop in town wanted $1400. The lead mechanic came out, I explained to him the problem, and he said, let's go for a test ride. After returning, he fiddled inside the engine compartment, and all of a sudden, I had freezing cold air! It turned out that a valve wasn't closing all the way with the temperature control. After 45 minutes of driving and diagnosis, I was happy to pay the $60. Since then, I've taken all of my vehicles that are out of warranty to them, mostly for things that I really don't want to do myself: head gaskets, Ford Explorer disk rotor replacements, Honda timing belt...that sort of stuff. A couple of years ago, the Explorer low pressure A/C switch failed again, and let them go at it, instead of the dealer. The head mechanic diagnosed it as a faulty connector plug that blew the switch every two years. He went to the local JY on his lunch hour to find a good one, and that fixed everything, all for $60. Last year, I took the Explorer in for a small amount of fluid leakage that appeared to be coming from the water pump. I stopped by after a bit to find out the progress, and he showed me where it was leaking from: the head gasket. I restore old muscle cars, so I'm knowledgeable enough to know if this was your typical scam, and it wasn't a scam. He took the time to show me exactly where the problem was, and commiserated with me on the repair costs ($450). These guys are as honest as the day is long, and I'd trust them with any of my vehicles. It's a three-man shop run by very competent mechanics. I toss them my keys, tell them to fix it, and call me when it's done. In my 30+ years of dealing with mechanics, I've found only other shop (in San Diego) that I trust like this one.

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