Dave's Car Care Center

  • 1.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

1400 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, us

(337) 233-1055

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They are always honest
1.0/5
They are competent
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Their repair price is reasonable
1.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
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They respond well when they screw something up
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They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
1.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
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They are always honest
1.0/5
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
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The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
3.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
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They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.0/5
Dec 27, 2012
  • tomascco
Wife's 2000 Suburban was making a nasty knocking sound coming from the rear wheels. Dave's is convenient, has 5 bays and looks like a bustling shop. Dropped the 'Burb and let them at it. We got the bad news that her rear end was shot - her car's rear end, that is. Estimate was escalating above the $1K mark, so we asked how imminent the end would be without the repair. He gave the standard mechanic's answer: could be years - could be tomorrow. The silver lining: he would buy the vehicle from us, take it off our hands so we'd never have to worry about it again, for $4500. Yes, it's a lowball offer, but we're driving damaged goods. She couldn't part with it, so we decided to drive it into the ground. We thanked him for his efforts and paid him for his time. I was trying to avoid driving the 50 miles to my brother's automatic transmission shop because he's always busy and I'm saving the "family discount" for something huge. Well, this started to qualify for huge so off I went. I asked if he worked on differentials, and he said he would take a look. I was thumbing through a 4-year-old Field and Stream in his office when he came back in and asked if I had $60. I told him I could spare it, and he told me that I needed a U-Joint. Ten bucks for the piece and grease and a 50 spot for his man to change it out. The sound was gone, and I saved not only the car but a thousand dollars over Dave's experts. The question I asked my brother: Is it possible that the rear end noise and u-joint noise could be confused with each other. You already know the answer: no way a competent mechanic could do that. Moral: Avoid these guys like the plague.

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