Chester Brothers Used Parts

  • 4.1 of 5 stars
2 reviews

4996 Swamp Fox Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32304, us

(850) 576-6678

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
3.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.5/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
3.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.5/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
3.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
3.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.0/5
Nov 07, 2011
Aug 15, 2000
I got involved with Chester Brothers in 1989 when I had a break down on the highway in my 69 T-Bird. I called a tow truck and was erviced by a Chester brother. He could not really identify my problem, but the car started on its own after sitting for about an hour. He only charged $20 and left me to service a wreck a couple of miles down the road. My car almost made it to the wreck. I walked up to Mr. Chester, told him it happened again, and he told me to wait and it would probably start up again. It did. He advised I bring it to his shop. I did. He diagnosed a bad fuel pump and added an electrical pump rather than putting on a new mechanical pump. Before I got home my car shut off. I made it back to the shop a couple of days later. They found a severely bent gas tank, and installed a new one (pricey!). I never made it home. Looking under the car I noticed my gas tank was once again severely bent. By experimentation and logical reasoning, I deduced the tank was being crushed by vacuum created by the fuel pump. Diagnosis - a previous mechanic had installed the wrong gas cap and it was not venting, thus the fuel supply was cut off when the vacuum was too great. A $4 cap fixed the problem(s). I removed the electric fuel pump. All of Chester Brothers work was of no use. I had wasted a lot of money for repairs I didn't need. Chester Brothers diagnostic skills leave a lot to be desired. I wouldn't recomment them.

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