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  • Hilo Service & Speed

  • 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
  • 16-180 Mikahala Place Ste B, Keaau, HI 96749, us
  • (808) 934-9151
  • Hilo Service and Speed was formerly on Waianuenue Ave. in Hilo but has moved to the Shipman business park in Keaau. The location is not convenient, except for people living in Puna, but for people in Hilo and on the Hamakua coast it is worth driving a few extra miles to get service from Aka, the owner. Aka is knowledgeable and takes time to explain exactly what he is doing and why. He listens to his customers. He is very generous with advice and information, and typically charges a bit less than other mechanics. I trust his skills and his integrity. 40 years ago I worked in a Chevrolet dealership's shop, and consider Aka to be on a level with the best mechanics I have known. While I still do most of my own mechanical work, whenever something requires specialized equipment or involves modern systems beyond my (now primitive) training and experience, I turn to Aka for my repairs.

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They are always honest (5.00)Wrenchs
They are competent (5.00)Wrenchs
Their repair price is reasonable (5.00)Wrenchs
They complete the work in a timely manner (5.00)Wrenchs
They respond well when they screw something up (N/A)
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs (5.00)Wrenchs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner (N/A)
I would use this mechanic again (5.00)Wrenchs
I would recommend this mechanic to others (5.00)Wrenchs

Other facts you may want to know

They fix the problem the first time (5.00)Wrenchs
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood (4.00)Wrenchs
The hours of operation are convenient for customers (4.00)Wrenchs
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed) (1.00)Wrenchs
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