White Dog Auto

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
16 reviews

424 Highland Court, Iowa City, IA 52240, us

(319) 337-4616

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Hours
 
Specialties
Has ASE certified mechanics
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.6/5
They are competent
4.8/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.1/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.6/5
They are always honest
4.6/5
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
4.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.7/5
Aug 29, 2006
these guys are always great to work with. evan is always on top of the latest volvo news. he has owned and worked on these cars for many years. he always calls with an expense estimate and stands by it. he will also let you know if you do not have to buy the volvo part and if there is a good alternative that costs the car owner much less. all my experiences have been good with these guys.
Jun 05, 2001
I bought my Audi from Larry Bern who owns the place. Evans is the guy who does the work on the cars, he really seems to know his stuff. I'm really pleased with the quality of their work, and would definitely recommend them. I'm moving out to the chicago area soon and I hope I can find someone like Whitedog over there.
Aug 07, 2001
Whitedog only works on foreign cars. When I got a Pontiac and asked them for advise on who should fix that, they directed me to another very good mechanic!
Nov 30, 2004
We purchased our V70 at Whitedog about 6 months ago because a friend had recommended them to us. So far so good! Would recommend the Whitedog without reservation as long as you don't mind a down to earth attitude and a non big business atmosphere. It seems they work on most anything as long as it's imported and has 4 wheels. We saw everything from a 63 volvo 122 sedan to a newer M-5.
Dec 13, 2006
i've got an old honda with 250,000+ miles on it and they are genuinely trying to help me manage repairs without investing too much in the car.
Aug 19, 2009
I first went to them, based on a friend's recommendation, when the dealership gave me a "laundry list" for my earlier Mazda of over a thousand dollars' worth of work they recommended. Whitedog went over my car with the list and said in their view I didn't need any of this done at the present time. Since my car was totaled [not my fault] a few months later, I was very glad I'd skipped the work. They've taken excellent care of my present Mazda.
Jun 21, 2004
My son goes to college in their loction and they have, off and on for several years, done rountine maintenance and repairs to his 13 year old car. Yesterday he took it in for an oil change and general check for possible problems. Today I called to give them my credit card info to pay for this and asked if there were other items that need attention. Evan said, "No, I don't think so because there are two fatal conditions: the transmission will not last much more than several more months and there is a very faint sound of a rod knocking. It is not worth putting any money into the car." (It has over 170,000 miles). He could have just as well told me it needs a steering rack...which it probably does...and laughed all the way to the bank. But he did not. Hooray for Evan!
May 10, 2012
May 10, 2012
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Aug 12, 1997
Evan and his crew are amazing. They've always been great with our cars, but one experience stands out. I was driving to Minneapolis last summer to catch a plane to Brasil to visit my wife. I got on the highway and went about 10 miles out of town before I noticed a funny noise. My dashboard idiot lights lit up. The temperature gauge started to climb. It's 5:15 pm and if I don't get to Minneapolis I'll miss my flight. I pulled off at the next exit, called Evan, and he said I should try to limp to the garage and they'd wait for me. My car barely made it into the garage before the temp. gauge hit the roof and steam billowed out of the car. Evan had to let it cool, then he replaced the broken fan belt and sent me on my way. I made my flight. My wife says Evan is a saint.

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