Chips Service Center

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
10 reviews

518 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04103, us

(207) 775-2020

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They are always honest
4.5/5
They are competent
4.5/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.8/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.4/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.5/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
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
4.6/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.8/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.2/5
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 24, 2001
Have a Subaru? Go to Chip's. Chip will also give you advice on when to use the dealer (rarely, but there are warranty repair times). I will always have a Subaru so I can go to Chip's. Thank you, Chip.
Dec 18, 2001
Chip is perhaps the most ethical business person I've yet encoutered (definately the best Suburu guy in Maine!) I will drive from Boston just to have him work on my car (when its safe to do so!) He employeees a great crew and I wish there were more shops like his!
Nov 07, 2011
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Nov 08, 2004
Chip is great! He tells you what you really need to get fixed, and what can wait. He fixed the trunk latch on my Impreza, and when it broke again a year later he fixed it for free. The only problem is that he is so popular that sometimes it can be hard to get an appointment
Aug 01, 2007
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A friend recommend Chip's to me sevearl years ago and I've been thankful. For both scheduled check-ups and emergency visits, Chip has been clear, informative, and helpful. They are very upfront about the cost, what needs to be done, potential auto problems that I might encounter in the future. It is a great operation!
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 03, 2010
We have owned Subarus since the 70's. We are now up to Subaru 10 and 11. Chip is a factory trained, Subaru specialist (sorry other vehicles). He works on many Subarus, keeps up with Subaru standards and changes, stays abreast of recalls and recommends when to prepare for maintenance needs. Not only is he a gifted mechanic be he has good knowledge of Subaru warranty language. If it needs to be handled by a dealer because the repair falls under the warranty, he sends you there. Our '03 and '04 fell into a category of bad seals and oil leakage. With his guidance, Subaru covered both engine rebuilds and extended the warranty to 100,000 miles. Compare his prices to a dealer's and you'll be shocked at how reasonable he is. Yes, you must plan ahead for regular maintenance but should you have an emergency, he'll make time. A phone call is made to you once the vehicle is diagnosed then you decide whether to have him do the work or not. He gives the cost at this time so there are no surprises. Always prompt, vehicle is in excellent condition upon completion. Chip and his staff are dependable and honest.
Oct 03, 2010
My only regret about Chip's is that they work on Scoobarus only. I wish I could take our Scion to them too. I echo other reviewers' comments: this shop offers consistently great value for money and competency. I have no reason to doubt their honesty and they're certainly very, very knowledgeable about Subarus.
Nov 07, 2011

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