Automobile Diagnostics

  • 3.1 of 5 stars
5 reviews

3180 Washington St, Columbus, IN 47201, us

(812) 372-7396

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They are always honest
3.4/5
They are competent
3.4/5
Their repair price is reasonable
2.6/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.2/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
3.4/5
I would use this mechanic again
1.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
1.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
3.2/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.3/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.3/5
May 13, 1997
Mr. Vacketta is the owner of the garage. he has about five mechanics working, all of whom tend to be above average and are professionals who do a reasonable job with any repair/ diagnosis. There are more specialized shops (e.g. I have a Corvair which I take to THE premier expert in Illinois), but for normal kinds of repairs/maintenance, this shop is trustworthy. I have known the owner since about 15 years.
Aug 20, 2005
Automobile Diagnostics has serviced our autos for many years (more than 15). My wife and I find the people to be very helpful. The work is timely, and excellent. In the one instance where the work did not satisfy us the problem was rectified in a professional manner. We continue to use the services provided on a regular basis. We recommend them to to anyone who asks us about auto service.
Aug 23, 2010
I've used Automobile Diagnostics on 2 separate occasions. I've always been happy with their service, however, I'd say the price of repairs is high.
Jan 23, 2014
  • Grindle
My spouse's 1996 Explorer was losing coolant fluid and Mobile Diagnostics said it was a blown head gasket and it would cost several thousand dollars to fix. However, they mentioned that one of the mechanics would buy it for about $300. I decided against selling and had to pay them over $100 for the diagnostics. I took the car to another shop and they replaced an intake manifold gasket for less than $200. These people are either lousy mechanics or crooks. I do not recommend them for any mechanical work. My cousin had recommended them. They had previously rebuilt a carburator on a 1983 Mazda RX7 for me. I had no issues with the work, but I thought $500 was a little high.
May 20, 2017
  • Bellerophon
Several years ago I took my Ford Explorer to these guys for tune-up, replace spark plugs and plug wires. Among other charges, there was $96 to r&r the spark plugs, and another $96 to r&r the plug wires, when they already had them off to replace the plugs! But the icing on the cake was when I took the Explorer to them for a vibration. I told them the frequency of the vibration was too high for it to be a wheel or anything turning at that speed, but they tried to tell me I needed new half-shafts. When I denied that, they told me that the propeller shaft had thrown a balance weight (true), and they needed to replace the drive shaft for $800. I took the shaft to Indy Joint and Clutch, and had it dynamically balanced for $35. Never been to this shop again, and never will.

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