Aris Auto

  • 4.5 of 5 stars
17 reviews

675 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, us

(617) 776-9247

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They are always honest
4.5/5
They are competent
4.4/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.6/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.6/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.1/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.8/5
They are always honest
4.5/5
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
4.5/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.6/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.7/5
Feb 29, 2000
Even after half a year, manager Herbie recognizes my voice on the phone, asking about the specifics of my car. He once told me he'd seen my car in town and noticed a case of oil in the back, so he knew my problem before I even told him. If Carlos and Herbie can't explain the problem they'll take you back and show you. My wife and many of my friends all have used Aris with similar positive results.
May 21, 2004
I'm a grad student on a budget. I've had two used cars which I brought to these guys. What I like best about them is they prioritize problems: things which need to be fixed right away versus things which can wait. They explain what might go wrong if I don't have something repaired right away. They are good at helping me decide what to do, which I find invaluable. I always feel they are being honest with me; I never felt like I was being pressured to have unncessary repairs done. I've gotten second opinions and checked the prices of parts they installed, and they've always been competitive on both counts. Herbie is a very friendly guy and remembers me and my car every time I stop by. The shop is about a five minute walk from the Porter Square T station. I can't recommend these guys strongly enough.
Aug 07, 2001
I have found Herbie and company at Aris Auto to be unfailingly honest, reasonably priced, and competent. I've brought four different used cars to them for repairs over the last eight years with no complaints. When my cousin from Western Mass. was visiting, her Pontiac's engine repair light went on; Herbie told her she could probably make it back to her home garage if she wished rather than do the expensive repair himself! That's how honest these guys are.
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May 14, 2004
I chose Aris because of the great reviews on the cartalk website. It worked: these guys were great! Herbie explained everything that was wrong clearly. He saved me a few bucks by recommending I return my dead battery instead of buying one from him. The price came in seceral hundred less than I expected. And, best of all, they got it all done super quick. I'll never waste my time or money at the dealership again. Highly recommended.
May 27, 2004
I am new in town and used the recommendations on this site to find a mechanic. I am so happy that I did- this garage is exactly what I was looking for. As a 20-something woman, it is difficult to find a mechanic who is respectful and honest, which is exactly what I found at Aris Auto. I would recommend them again and again- to women in particular. They have told me to hold off on repairs and when a hubcap was gone upon picking up my car, Carlos bought a new one for me, no questions asked. Extremely reputable guys, unlike the first several mechanics I tried out in this area!
Mar 18, 2005
I've had them do several repairs to an '89 Chevy Blazer. The repairs are incredibly well executed and the price is insanely reasonable. As well, I'm a woman and I never felt that they were dicking me. I recommend them to everyone.
Apr 12, 2005
I've been going to Aris for over seven years and they've been very patient with me and my million and one questions about my cars. I was in the area on a Sunday and my car broke down and one of the mechanics (CARLOS A.)who was off duty but at the garage came out to help me and see if he could fix the problem. I was and still am very appreciative for his and all the guys and the gal's help at Aris Auto. They are a wonderful crew.

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