A J's Import Garage

  • 4.4 of 5 stars
13 reviews

501 Sw Harrison St, Topeka, KS 66603, us

(785) 233-1000

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.7/5
They are competent
4.9/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.8/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.8/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.3/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.4/5
They are always honest
4.7/5
I would use this mechanic again
3.7/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
3.7/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.5/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.8/5
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 24, 2001
Rated #1 in the "Best of Topeka" for Auto Repair in the Capital Journal contest for 2000.
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 10, 2002
Jim (the guy behind the counter) is great and is always helpful, albeit a little quiet and shy sometimes. He and the other guys really know what they are doing. I have had them work on many different cars, and even when I worked in a shop, I would send some of our customers to them, because I know they do a great job.
Sep 04, 2003
When I bought the 1982 Volvo DL, I found receipts where much work was done. I suspect the previous owner gave up trying to find an intermittant problem. I took the Volvo to Jim expecting a $500.00 repair including a fuel pump, and was stunned when they found a fuse block corroded and fixed the little car very inexpensively. I've spent much more in the last 5 years, but for a car w/ over 200,000 miles on it, she runs like brand new. When Jim fixes something, I've never had problems with that again. I wish they worked on Fords too!
Jan 17, 2005
Been using Jim and his crew for 20+ years. Everything from oil changes to engine re-builds. A good man who is first and foremost honest. He's even talked me out of servicing I thought i needed, but didn't at the time.
Jul 26, 2007
I went to AJ's after reading recommendations, and was very surprised to their honesty, first off. Multiple times their crew has talked me out of spending hundreds on repairs I thought I needed. Most recently I was convinced my power steering pump needed replacement, so I tried to schedule a time. It would have cost $680, on a Mini Cooper, and they insisted the problem was not that bad and I needed no service. That's rare... Great knowledgeable guys, and I feel very confident with any car.
Nov 07, 2011
May 17, 2008
I got to AJ's 20+ years ago when my gas station guys didn't work on imports. He recommended the place. Jim's saved me from costly repairs in the past. One time they rebuilt a motor for me. It had some problems and they completely rebuilt the motor no questions asked. It actually got more MPG than before! I like guys who relate more comfortably to machines rather than people (thus, I like Jim's reserved style). Andrew Schauer
Aug 16, 2011
This is the best place I've ever had work done. It's a little pricey, but they do a great job, get you in right away, and get the work done that day. This may sound screwy, but I'm always impressed at how they keep the shop. It is spotless--really light and clean-- it's just nothing like what you would expect from a typical auto repair shop. I can't help but think that that attention to surroundings is reflected in their attention to the cars they work on. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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