Auto-Dyne Corporation

  • 3.9 of 5 stars
8 reviews

8 Railroad Ave, Beverly, MA 01915, us

(978) 927-2277

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Hours
 
Specialties
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Has ASE certified mechanics
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.2/5
They are competent
3.6/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
3.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.2/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.3/5
They are always honest
4.2/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
3.4/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.7/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.7/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.0/5
Aug 21, 2001
I consider myself something of a connoisseur of auto repair and maintenance establishments: for more than six years I placed myself (and two aging cars) in the professional care of a small Cambridge, MA shoppe, owned and operated by the Bros. Magliozzi. This shop in Beverly is similar to that Cambridge operation in terms of competence and customer service. In spite of that, I have used it for more than ten years, and although they lack Ray's ability to vamp when repair or price bring tears to the eyes of strong men, I recommend it for honesty and service.
May 21, 2002
I drove 1400 miles to visit my family, and arrived in Massachusetts with a screwed up computer; according to a shop in Gloucester, my "numbah fowah sillinduh was floodin." They couldn't fix it, but after the nearest VW dealership refused to even look at it for almost 2 weeks they called AutoDyne. Bob there said he could fit it in on an emergency basis (I have to drive home again, after all). I had the car towed, and two days later had it back running perfectly. Here are the specific things that impressed me: 1. Bob made a lot of calls trying to find a used or refurbished computer. He ended up going to a salvage yard personally to hunt through a pile of computers until he found one. The price of a new computer would have been over $700. He found me one for $195. 2. I was concerned, after all the time he spend searching for a computer, that the labor cost would be high. Instead, the total (including the computer) was only $326. 3. While he was pretty sure the computer was the problem, he didn't commit himself (or my budget) to that until he had one he could test with. 4. EVERY time I called, the woman who answered was friendly, warm, and reassuring. I like that in a car shop almost as much as I like it in a doctor's office. 5. Bob took the time to explain why my computer died (it got wet) and to tell me how to keep it from happening again (clean the gutter thingy, especially after parking under pine trees). I also talked to some folks here on the North Shore while Auto Dyne had my car, and it got excellent reviews from everyone (half a dozen people or so).
Oct 12, 2004
When you ask for a mechanic recommendation here on the North Shore, chances are the person you asked will say AutoDyne. No doubt they are a busy shop and have many satisfied customers so, my experience may be an exception but, the other AutoDyne customers I have talked to had similar experiences to mine and declared they would never do business with them again. I had a tune-up and 2 major repairs done to my truck at different times. The tune-up (and I assume other routine repairs) was no problem. But, when it came to the major repairs they were really caught out. When the repairs took longer than a day they were not up front about the reason why and did not offer a loaner car or ride. In addition the interior of my truck cab was left dirty and smelled for days of grease and oil. The next repair went similarly. I also called to get an estimate to replace a part and they never got back to me. My conclusion is that their customer service is poor- maybe that's to be expected with such a high-volume shop and, they gave me no reason to do business with them again.
Nov 07, 2011
Jul 01, 2005
It didn't surprise me to find Auto Dyne highly recommended already. I've used this shop for ten years, my neighbors are also customers. I haven't met anyone with a bad word to say about the business. They have worked on our Subaru Legacy, Scion and classic Saab 900. With the latter car Auto Dyne did some investigation work for an intermittent problem. They said the repair could wait AND they didn't charge for their time. You can also ship tires from one of the online tire seller websites (sorry, don't remember which one) and the shop will install them for you. Bill
Feb 21, 2007
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Have provided reliable service for my foreign and domestic autos for more than 15 years.
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
This shop helped me out a great deal when a moron from AAA crossed the connection and fried my alternator and cooked my battery. The AAA dude was even smoking a cigarette when he connected the battery. I tried to tell him to check the connections, but he got insulted - and my car got zapped. AAA made it a real hassle to get it right. If there was an alternative to AAA, they would never ever see my business again.... ANYWAY - the guys and gal at Auto-Dyne treated me right. They were dead-on with the diagnosis, even when the AAA people denied it. Eventually AAA came around and agreed. They did not know I have 5 brothers who all worked on cars, and I've gotten pretty greasy on my own! Auto-Dyne earned my trust and my thanks. WELL DONE. 2005 Pontiac Grand AM

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