Lindan Auto Mechanical & Body

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
4 reviews

9200 W 57th St, Merriam, KS 66203, us

(913) 722-4243

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Hours
 
Specialties
Does body work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.7/5
They are competent
4.3/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.7/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.3/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.7/5
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
4.7/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.3/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.8/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.0/5
Jan 23, 2010
I've had a '97 Dodge Dakota since new and use it in my handyman business. About two years ago I began experiencing a problem with the truck dying instead of maintaining an idle when I stopped or at least slowed down. My regular mechanic of the last 15 years installed an idle control motor that seemed to fix the problem, till this Summer that is. When I spoke to him about the recurring problem, he suggested I bring the truck in so he could check it when the problem occurred. Of course, the problem disappeared when I went to the shop. And, the problem never set a code in the on-board computer, so we were left guessing as to the cause. This past Wednesday, my problem was occurring with regularity and leaving me in dangerous situations. I called my old shop and was told to take the truck to the dealer. Since the dealer is not close and it would be a hassle to wait for repairs, I recalled that my best friend had used Lindan and was very pleased. And, they're located about 2 miles from my house, so it would be practical to walk home if necessary if my wife couldn't get me to and from. Upon explaining the history of the problem, the service advisor suggested a couple of causes and indicated a willingness to look at my truck. Since I carry the tools of my business in the shell covered bed, I asked that they store the truck in their building overnight if I dropped it off the evening before my appointment. They understood my concern and willingly complied. The next morning I got a call that they found my battery was indicating low voltage under load and would require replacement. I knew it was an old battery and had been contemplating replacement anyway, so I agreed under the proviso that they make sure the clamp and cable connections were 'good' or would be replaced as necessary as I'd had some minor glitches with one of them in the last year. The service advisor said that after they replaced the battery, they could not detect any further problems and suggested that low voltage due to a bad battery could have been the source of the original problem. I have not had any problems with the engine dying since then. In all fairness, Lindan was never able to experience the actual problem, they only detected the idle problem that may have been a symptom. They run a clean well lit office/waiting area, answer the phone promptly and were very respectful and helpful. I now have a new place to take my truck for service!
Jan 15, 2011
I met Danny S., the Dan in LinDan, in 1995 when he was doing a great job of running the repair side of another shop. After years of effective work on my Fords by that shop, I moved away from Kansas City and then returned in 2005. When I learned that Danny had started his own shop while I was away, I tracked him down and discovered LinDan. Since 2005 I always call LinDan first for mechanical or body work. They've also been helpful by checking out cars I've considered buying; Danny has "saved" me twice by finding issues before I bought, and, thanks to LinDan, I didn't buy. Beyond the consistently excellent mechanical work, they've always been able to get me to or from either my work or home. I recommend LinDan frequently and happily.
Jun 22, 2011
I was a loyal Lindan customer for several years before they screwed up on two of my cars. The first was an A/C problem which they estimated at $1600. I took it to another shop, which said the problem would cost about $800 to fix. Being loyal to Lindan, I took the car back to them. They did fix the problem the other shop diagnosed, and gave me a credit for what the other shop charged to diagnose the situation. But, when my son's car had a minor engine problem from hitting something on the highway, the Lindan mechanic actually destroyed the engine! It could not be fixed, and they never told me about it until I called them to see if the car was ready... a day before I was to drive it to California. The owner, Danny, offered to replace our 26,000 mile engine with a 38,000 mile motor, which is against all insurance industry practice and policy. We wanted a new engine put in, which he would not do, and he would not offer any other assistance. I ended up taking the car to a dealer, and paying an extra $2,000 out of my own pocket to repair the car. Bad business ethics, and horrible customer relations. Never go to Lindan Motors.
Jun 09, 2012
  • Douglas ZRX
I put more effort into finding a mechanic I can trust and rely on than I put into finding a primary physician. Lindan has proven to be MY trusted mechanic for at least a decade now. I have taken my car and my wife's car there for years. Furthermore, I have referred close friends to Lindan, and my friends have always had good experiences going to Lindan. They are honest, reliable, and they get the job done RIGHT the first time every time. I am an educated customer who likes to know the why and the how, and they are great about explaining everything to me and giving me all of my options. They even have not-so-fancy loaner cars that I have borrowed several times over the years when my car is in for repair. The folks at the front desk are nice and friendly, I don't have to shop around on price because I know Lindan is fair, and I know that my car will run like I top when I get it back.

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