Toads Kin Auto

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
9 reviews

5 Middle St, Northampton, MA 01062, us

(413) 584-5102

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They are always honest
4.6/5
They are competent
4.6/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.2/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.6/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.6/5
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
4.6/5
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
4.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.4/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.7/5
Feb 25, 2000
Rad is a wonderful mechanic. I'm not sure if Toads Kin specializes in any one car. I took my VW bug to him quite often, and he did a great job with all of its bizarre problems when it failed inspection every other year. Then, when I upgraded to a BMW (when I was going to school in LA), I had it serviced by an LA dealer. I was going to drive cross country in it, so I did the pricey "InspectionII) and told to make it x-country safe. The dealer charged me $600, and didn't fix my radio (I had no music the whole trip), needed a new clutch in North Carolina, and a new wheel bearing by the time I got home. Before I drove it back to Salt Lake, I asked Rad to make it x-country safe. He replaced the wheel bearing, did some other stuff, and noted the fact that my tires were horrible. My middle aged Beemie has been in perfect health since August, except when her cheapo, discontinued after- market alarm went haywire, and I called Rad from Salt Lake City, who new the problem of course!
Feb 25, 2000
Rad is a wonderful mechanic. I'm not sure if Toads Kin specializes in any one car. I took my VW bug to him quite often, and he did a great job with all of its bizarre problems when it failed inspection every other year. Then, when I upgraded to a BMW (when I was going to school in LA), I had it serviced by an LA dealer. I was going to drive cross country in it, so I did the pricey "InspectionII) and told to make it x-country safe. The dealer charged me $600, and didn't fix my radio (I had no music the whole trip), needed a new clutch in North Carolina, and a new wheel bearing by the time I got home. Before I drove it back to Salt Lake, I asked Rad to make it x-country safe. He replaced the wheel bearing, did some other stuff, and noted the fact that my tires were horrible. My middle aged Beemie has been in perfect health since August, except when her cheapo, discontinued after- market alarm went haywire, and I called Rad from Salt Lake City, who knew the problem of course!
Feb 25, 2000
Rad is a wonderful mechanic. I'm not sure if Toads Kin specializes in any one car. I took my VW bug to him quite often, and he did a great job with all of its bizarre problems when it failed inspection every other year. Then, when I upgraded to a BMW (when I was going to school in LA), I had it serviced by an LA dealer. I was going to drive cross country in it, so I did the pricey "InspectionII) and told to make it x-country safe. The dealer charged me $600, and didn't fix my radio (I had no music the whole trip), needed a new clutch in North Carolina, and a new wheel bearing by the time I got home. Before I drove it back to Salt Lake, I asked Rad to make it x-country safe. He replaced the wheel bearing, did some other stuff, and noted the fact that my tires were horrible. My middle aged Beemie has been in perfect health since August, except when her cheapo, discontinued after- market alarm went haywire, and I called Rad from Salt Lake City, who new the problem of course!
Feb 25, 2000
Rad is a wonderful mechanic. I'm not sure if Toads Kin specializes in any one car. I took my VW bug to him quite often, and he did a great job with all of its bizarre problems when it failed inspection every other year. Then, when I upgraded to a BMW (when I was going to school in LA), I had it serviced by an LA dealer. I was going to drive cross country in it, so I did the pricey "InspectionII) and told to make it x-country safe. The dealer charged me $600, and didn't fix my radio (I had no music the whole trip), needed a new clutch in North Carolina, and a new wheel bearing by the time I got home. Before I drove it back to Salt Lake, I asked Rad to make it x-country safe. He replaced the wheel bearing, did some other stuff, and noted the fact that my tires were horrible. My middle aged Beemie has been in perfect health since August, except when her cheapo, discontinued after- market alarm went haywire, and I called Rad from Salt Lake City, who knew the problem of course!
Oct 31, 2005
The local Honda dealer changed hands and we weren't happy with the new owners or with the quote they gave us to replace the timing belt. We were referred to Toad Kin. What a great find. He explained the work and gave his opinion, did the work while we were on vacation and brought the car back home. All this for hundreds less than the dealer quoted us. IN ADDITION, I have a friend who was told by the dealer, different car but same company, that she needed $1000 worth of work on the AC in her car. Toad Kin told her to drive the car that the AC was fine and she did and it was. He also talked with her about how to handle any future problems with AC. That's enough! Thanks
Jan 22, 2006
Real car guys who know and appreciate the value of good customers. The service was personal, professional and high quality
Nov 07, 2011
Mar 18, 2013
  • limako
When we first moved to the Pioneer Valley, we had a Yugo. Don't laugh! It was a *great* little car -- if you took care of it. Toads Kin was the only mechanic in the Valley willing to work on it. When we arrived, we brought the car to Rad and he helped us get it to pass inspection and kept it running for us for years. Now we have a Honda and a Toyota that have 169,000 and 127,000 miles on them. They are scrupulously honest and I have no worries sending my wife or my mom to them to get work done. They are simply fantastic.
Jul 07, 2016
  • Latetodinner
Toad Kin worked on our Brakes, and was much less than a quote from firestone. He also only did the work which was required and explained the issue intelligently. THe cost was not an issue as much as the quality of the work, we trusted Toad Kin to get it right. Very Happy. Would recommend this shop to anyone.

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