Sheridan & Albion Auto Clinic

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
3 reviews

6601 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626, us

(773) 761-7939

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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.7/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
N/A
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
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
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.7/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Oct 10, 1998
This shop is located in Rogers Park and has been in the community for over 20 years. It went out of the gasoline-selling business about three years ago and has apparently been surviving well enough without gasoline sales. I've been taking my older (1990) car to the shop since I returned to the Edgewater/Rogers Park community about six years ago. Si is very honest and quite industrious. He has to work with people from a wide variety of cultures, and he is working in a culture which is not his own. And he has to deal with Loyola students, too, being smack-dab next to Loyola's north campus. Chicago police hang out at his shop from time to time, and I consider that a plus. I have never felt cheated or deceived by Si, and that is a rare thing for a woman to say about any experience in the automobile industry. My father was an auto mechanic, so I know some basic stuff about cars, and I feel that he's always giving me the straight dope. Si certainly seems honest. Sometimes Si seems impatient, but the end result is always a smooth-running car. This is not a glamorous shop, so don't look for coffee and a lounge area. You are not in Lincoln Park. You come in with your keys, fill out your service order, sign it, and walk out to catch your train or bus or to walk home or go to class. You call back midday to see how things are going (or check your voice mail), and you get a status report. Do you approve the replacement of the widget for $xx? Yes. Your car will be ready by 4:00 (or whatever). And it WILL be ready. Payment options: Cash or major credit card. No personal checks. Located near: Loyola L stop and CTA 147, 151, 155 bus routes. Near intersection of Sheridan/Devon.
May 11, 2012
Sep 25, 2003
Si is among the best mechanics I have ever dealt with, a distinguished list, I assure you. He is a bit laconic, but his preices are good and the service is exceptional -- when my girlfriend needed something fixed for her emission testing, he not only fixed it quickly and cheaply but also drove her car to skokie, waited in line, and got the sucker checked for her so she a)knew it really worked and b)didn't have to go out there herself. No extra charge. He's towed my car when he's supposed to be closed and on short notice when it wouldn't start and was stranded in a street cleaning zone (so I didn't get a ticket). He helped me get the stipped screws off of my headlight with his little torch -- no charge when I drove up out of the blue looking for help. He explains the details of what's going on if you ask, but mostly he just makes your car okay again. And he's never acted like I am an idiot when I don't know something about the car or I stand there suddenly unable to remeber where that funny noise has been coming from. He's had ample opportunity to cheat me when I come in and say things like "is there something weird with x?" -- I can easily imagine a less scrupulous mechanic taking the opportunity to perform a few unnecessary procedures -- but if it ain't broke, he don't fix it. And, his labor charges are cheaper than most. The first time I came in, I misheard the price as I was paying. It seemed high, but by no means beyond the range I had paid at other garages. I repeated it and handed over my credit card, figuring my search for a decent mechanic was still on. He said, "What? No, no. That is TOO much. Just $24" He'll chat with you if you like, and he always waves when I go by on the way to the train, but mostly it's "Hi. This is Si. Your car is ready. Pick it up."

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