Imported Cars Limited

  • 3.5 of 5 stars
4 reviews

4625 Reliable St, Ames, IA 50014, us

(877) 455-9037

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.7/5
They are competent
4.3/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.3/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
4.7/5
I would use this mechanic again
1.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
1.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.5/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.5/5
Nov 07, 2011
Sep 25, 2004
They changed the timing belt on my car since it was way overdue. They also strongly recommended that I replace lots of other parts related to the timing belt--pulleys, tensioner, etc.--which brought the price up significantly. That was probably based on the information that I am planning to keep the car for several more years and it has high mileage. But, the place is sooo cool! The shop is in an old grain elevator and has been there for years. Chock full of racing memorabilia since the owner, Doug, was on a Lotus crew for some time. Always things to look at while you wait.
Nov 29, 2007
I took my '87 Volvo to them to be checked over before buying and a few times after that (rear shocks, blower motor, headliner, etc.) Doug is very knowledgeable and the shop is always busy, so he doesn't have the time to try to tack on extra services unless you actually need them.
Jul 22, 2012
  • fancyjo
Took my newly purchased used car to have it checked out. The car sat unused except for occasional startups for over 2 years. I left it there for them to check over and also diagnose a loud rear end noise. Drove by the next day late, but car was where I parked it. So the 2nd day went by and a nice young mechanic was putting in a filter he had cleaned. He answered all the questions I could think to ask and said the noise was the rear strut, and pushed down on the car and sure enough there was the noise. The owner at the desk quoted me 350.00 for a new strut. No mention that struts should maybe be replaced in pairs. And didn’t say what kind of strut you get for 180.00 plus labor. I mumbled something about waiting for payday and what did I own them for today. A whopping 200.00 but hey you got a clean filter. And on the way home I find the ac doesn’t work. Guess they weren’t so thorough after all. Wonder what they did for over 2 hours. Stupid me, I now realize I could have got the better service elsewhere for the price of an oil change( and not at a quicky oil change place).

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