Meady The Car Doctor

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
25 reviews

823 Soniat Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, us

(504) 710-3415

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator work
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.8/5
They are competent
4.8/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.8/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.7/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.8/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
4.8/5
I would use this mechanic again
4.3/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
4.3/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.9/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.5/5
Nov 07, 2011
Jun 24, 2008
After discovering and balking at the labor rate at the Mercedes dealership a friend recommended I take my 84 turbo diesel to his neighbor. Meady greeted me kindly outside his house and quickly diagnosed the problem. He suggested two solutions, a cheap and expensive. Naturally I went the cheap route and the work has held up beautifully. Since then I only take my car to Meady, I call him for major/minor repairs, routine maintenance and when my car wouldn't start on a Sunday afternoon he was under the hood in under 20 minutes. Meady does not run a conventional shop, he operates out of his home which is how he's able to keep costs down. He has a lifetime of experience, a garage full of tools and a passion for all things automotive. He's built a loyal customer base of male and female customers of every make and model mainly by word of mouth but perhaps its time to share one of New Orleans best kept secrets with the Internet.
Jun 25, 2008
The Car Dr. Meady is an incredibly experienced and knowledgeable mechanic. He has skills that span all aspects of auto mechanics from car stereo installation to transmissions to body work. If there is a problem he can't fix, you might as well take your car to the scrapyard. A++!
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Jul 12, 2008
I have a Honda Civic 2001 EX that had two problems: My outboard right CV joint boot cracked open. Meady ordered a whole new aftermarket assembly (rather than rebuild the old joints), and installed in an hour or so at his house. He has no formal waiting room, but New York Pizza and Fuel Coffee House are around the corner, and Laurel Street Bakery (and lots of other Magazine Street spots) not much further. He will also bring to the car to you when done. CV joint has been to Avery Island and back since then, no problems, low price (especially for this particular repair, as compared to dealerships). Second problem I had diagnosed myself using an OBD-II code reader. The TDC sensor started failing intermittently (but always, always with an in-law in the car or waiting for our arrival). I bought the sensor mail-order with the intention of replacing it myself. The repair looked trivial in the service manual, but once I got under the hood with my meager 25 piece socket set, I decided the procedure would involve moving too many hoses and assemblies. Meady took it on and got that done in an hour. The old sensor had a hairline fracture along its side. Meady had actually seen this problem on a Chrysler product before. Result: no more random stall-outs with a Code P1361, and happier in-laws. One of his most refreshing characteristics is that if you know your way around under the hood, Meady will discuss your ideas and options intelligently. I didn't ask for expedited service, but he offered to make both repairs over a weekend for cash. (He accepts local checks during the week, but cash only on weekends).
Jul 22, 2008
I had a known problem (AC probably needed a recharge) and a mysterious problem (engine lugging). The lugging had stymied many a past mechanic. I initially called on a Saturday to see if he could take a look. By Monday afternoon both problems had been effectively mitigated. Meady took abundant time to educate me on what he did and didn't do. He also charged a very fair price. The world of engineer repair is one full of snake-oil salesmen and shysters and everything in New Orleans is really suspect except the poor saps the cops brings in for the lineup so this place is extraordinary in the true sense.
Nov 07, 2011

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