Independent Auto

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
7 reviews

683 Riverside Dr, Augusta, ME 04330, us

(207) 622-4563

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Transmission work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
5.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.5/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.7/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.5/5
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 26, 1998
Peter, generally speaking hates cars, and is in fact an avid road and mountain biker. BUT, of all cars in the world, he loves Volvos the most. As far as I can tell, the "independent" in Independent Auto refers to Peter's desire to make the customer ultimately independent of the mechanic, someone who can fix it themselves and leave him the heck alone. The best thing about Peter is that he always lets you hang out, look over his shoulder and even get into the work yourself. Of course this wouldn't be for everyone, but as someone who wants to run my Volvo till it dies, it works great for me.
Nov 07, 2011
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Dec 20, 2004
Very nice guy to work with... Let me bring him parts to install that I located via the internet. Since I got the car from a friend who left it to me when she passed away(it is a 1967 122S), and Peter had done work for her on this car as well, he printed me a list of things she had him work on so that I would know a bit more mechanical history of the car. Very quick at diagnosing the presenting problem. Even taught me how to start the car, since I had never driven one with a choke before!! Came highly reccommended to me, and I would reccommend again myself!
Dec 26, 2004
Peter is the Volvo guru of the area. He can sniff out problems when they happen and before they happen. I'll be sad if I ever get rid of my Volvo. Having a mechanic that you can count on and is a great guy too is rare
Jul 14, 2007
If you own a rear-wheel drive Volvo, Peter Fitts is simply the best. He knows these cars inside and out, he does excellent work, he is scrupulously honest, and he actually charges less than many other, less qualified Volvo mechanics. If he ever retires, I will sell my 240s.

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