Perdue's Automotive Center

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
13 reviews

1353 N Monroe St, Tallahassee , FL 32303, us

(850) 224-1811

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Transmission work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.6/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.7/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.8/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.6/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.7/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.6/5
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Aug 28, 2001
Kenny and his wife, Diane, who also works at the Shop are great people. They offer friendly, honest, and efficient service with reasonable prices. I do not mind taking my car to Perdue's because I know that my problem will be taken care of and that at Perdue's, unlike it is at a lot of other car repair shops, I won't be talked down to or treated like I'm stupid becuase I am a female. I've done business with Perdue's for over 10 years and I HIGHLY recommend them. Keep up the good work guys!!!
Feb 10, 2003
Kenny's good people. I've referred lots of folks to 'em over the years with excellent results.
Nov 06, 2011
Feb 15, 2005
I've been taking my vehicles to Kenny for nearly 17 years now, and have nothing but good things to say about him and his staff. I have referred countless friends and co- workers to Perdue's, and have heard nothing but positive comments back. He is truly one of those rare honest, dependable mechanics, as well as a quality person.
Jul 16, 2005
Fair and honest.
May 23, 2006
Kenny makes us gearheads proud. Folks know I'm a gearhead and they ask me where to take their car. PERDUE'S AUTOMOTIVE, I always say, confident that Kenny and his long time crew will perform efficiently, competently and above all, honestly. Neither race nor gender make a damn to Kenny: he's competent, fair, and HONEST!
May 20, 2007
Well, they say you can't really know whether or not you're dealing with an honest mechanic until you give him/her a chance to screw you. I gave Perdue's two good chances, and they took a pass on both... First visit was to fix a blown radiator. Turned out to be a fairly expensive repair, since I made the mistake of using the quickie liquid stuff to plug a leak that I thought was in one of the hoses coming to or from the coolant reservoir. However, I also mentioned a power drain problem that I was having and suggested (based on a recommendation by a friend) that there might be a problem with the alternator. They said they would check it out. Their solution...replace the spark plugs ($21.08 + $40.00 labor). Car ran fine afterwards (with no drain). He also ran a computer test on the alternator right in front of me, and showed me the results (voltage readings). He basically said it was still within the normal range, and should have at least a year or two more of life. I've driven the car about 5,000 miles since then without any power-related issues. Incidentally, his estimate for an alternator replacement was about $250. Second visit was for two other unrelated problems. I needed new brake pads, and I was also concerned about some reports showing that Saturn drive chains tended to snap around 100K. The brake job was fine-- in fact, the pads were cheaper and quieter than the ones that I had from a previous brake specialty shop. As for the chain-- this could have easily been a $1000+ repair if he thought it was necessary. However, he did some kind of inspection and found no signs of unusual/threatening wear on the chain. In fact, he stated that the chain should last the life of the car, provided that regular oil changes were made (apparently, the main risk factor for chain breakage is poor engine maintainance; I've only missed 2 scheduled changes in 100K miles). In short, over the course of two visits for several different automotive issues, this mechanic could have gotten about $1250 more of my money by pushing for unnecessary part replacement. I'd say that's grounds for a recommendation, wouldn't you?
Jul 09, 2008
First things first.... I loathe Auto Mechanics and Car Salesmen. I hate it when I need to get some repairs done for my cars [Toyota and a Honda]. Having been ripped off by these scum- bags in every city I lived in, I learnt enough about them from personal experience and from the Internet (i.e. Edmunds.com). Having lived in Tallahasse for less than a year, I couldn't find a mechanic to go to that I can trust. Asked friends and colleagues who lived in the city longer than I did. Finally I learnt about Perdue's Automotive Center. Kenny Perdue (the owner) is a great guy. He is honest and forth- right with what is needed and what is nice-to-have for your car. Makes you fully aware of what you car REALLY needs and what could be passed as needed by other mechanics. Best part he charges are almost half of what these chain-auto mechanic stores charge for the same kind of repair. Talk to the Kenny for 10 mins and you'll know what I am talking about. I am not sure if this review helps any one, but I was so happy after he fixed my first car, I took my wife's car to him, just to get his opinion on what it needs. From outside, the place doesn't look like those Clean-nice interiors-chain stores. But he knows what he is doing and he is a HONEST guy.

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