Flint's Garage

  • 4.3 of 5 stars
11 reviews

990 S Main St, Athol, MA 01331, us

(978) 249-4246

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They are always honest
4.6/5
They are competent
4.3/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.6/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.3/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.4/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.4/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
3.6/5
They are always honest
4.6/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.3/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.6/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.7/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
2.6/5
Nov 06, 2011
Mar 16, 2001
I've had one mechanic there do almost all my repairs and therefore, this response is one that reflects his competence mostly. I don't know much about how the others are. He has worked on my cars for at least ten years. If this mechanic left, would I still go there, probably YES.
Dec 29, 2005
I have been a customer for nearly 15 years. They do all my primary repairs. It is rare that I go anywhere else. They are the only ones my wife will use, because she fells they treat her right.
May 10, 2010
These guys are great. They've been able to diagnose problems that seemed to have no possible cause, their prices are always more than reasonable, and they stand behind their work. They have no official guarantee policy, but, on the rare occasions when they've failed to fix something on the first try, they've taken care of it for free without a moment of protest. They're good guys, they're super competent, and they're reasonable -- what more could you ask?
Nov 06, 2011
May 10, 2010
Really rare all business shop. REALLY, NO B S I have sent may women to this shop and they are always appreciative. Women need more of these shops.
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
This took place 7 yrs.ago. I replaced the timing belts on my '93 Legacy wagon the year before the repair (@112.000mi.second set of belts). Water pump bearing was tight, no weeping, so skipped the pump. Big mistake! Just 8500mi later in the dead of our severe winter, I started hearing what sounded like a bad water pump. Stopped at Flint's Garage (specialize in Subaru's)and Mike gave it a listen and confirmed it was a water pump. Got a call from Mike, same day, saying the bolt on the idler pulley was badly stripped, and, even worse, was nearly twice the thread diameter as stock. He bought a large Heli-coil kit. The repair added $110.00 to the bill, but being a mechanic in my younger years, I knew what was involved, so I was very pleased he could do it at all, and the price was right if not cheap!! So now I have a 2001 Rodeo with an ABS light lit. Again, I'm going with Flints Garage (02/15/2011 appt.). I just hope at $50.00 per hour, he can find the problem quickly and as cheaply as possible. Reason being, the FRAME has rotted through completely right in front of the tow hitch. Found out online @ edmunds.com, there is a safety recall on 98-2004. I contacted the FEDS 8 MO. AGO,BUT THEY ARE ONLY ENFORCING TRAILING ARMS ROT THROUGH ISSUES. So I'm stuck. Can't afford another car, so to get my sticker, I can't have a non-functioning ABS system. Hence, repairing a doomed vehicle!!!
Apr 24, 2011
I brought my car here to fix the alternator. Not only did they charge me more than twice for the parts than they cost at Autozone, but since leaving I have found so many (some very dangerous) shortcuts they took. My front right tire (which they had to remove to get to the alternator) was not screwed on straight or tight. The first time I got on the highway my car started shaking uncontrollably. I pulled over and the lugnuts came off without any pressure, and the tire itself was a bit crooked. They didn't tighten the screw on the alternator which caused my belt to slip, squeal, and my power steering to die. They supposedly did an oil change, but a week later I just did another one (because they had screwed up so many other things on the car), and the oil was BLACK and the oil filter (they charged me for a new one) was old. I would never take my car here again. And I would never recommend this shop to someone. This is by far the worst garage I have ever dealt with, and I do not appreciate the shortcuts they took on the repairs to my car.

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