Tallmadge Tire Service

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
13 reviews

358 Elmira Rd, #1, Ithaca, NY 14850, us

(607) 272-8473

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
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
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
4.9/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
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
4.6/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.1/5
Jan 10, 2000
Jim is the owner and head mechanic of Tallmadge tires. What I like about dealing with Jim is that he always tries to save you money, he tells you when a repair is unnecessary or can wait, and he'll never try to take advantage of someone in a tight spot. On more than one occassion I've sent someone from out-of-town with a "need it done now" situation and Jim has always pulled through without taking advantage. Also, he'll call around for the best price when you need parts.
Jul 27, 2000
Jim was always respectful, and careful to solve the problem in the most cost-effiecent way possible. And, when he doesn't know whats wrong, he tells you. I really love this shop, trust the mechanics, and am sad that I am moving away.
Feb 01, 2006
Jim Whittaker (owner) has been a mechanic working locally for many years. I have been using him over the years, and have followed along when he changed places of employment a couple of times. A few years ago, he purchased the business that he presently operates. His work has always been top notch. He is the most honest, dependable, and knowledgeable mechanic that I know. ps: No I'm not related to him, and I don't have any financial interest in his business.
Aug 11, 2003
They have gone out of their way to fit me in when something comes up quickly, they are always friendly.I hear from other customers how honest they are, and I am finding that to be true as well. Mike volunteered to put my gold wheels on Ebay, to sell, to help me with many repair costs of late. I highly recommend them to others.
Aug 11, 2003
They have gone out of their way to fit me in when something comes up quickly, they are always friendly.I hear from other customers how honest they are, and I am finding that to be true as well. Mike volunteered to put my gold wheels on Ebay, to sell, to help me with many repair costs of late. I highly recommend them to others.
Nov 07, 2011
Feb 07, 2005
Like others have said, they are honest and will tell you if it is necessary to repair or can wait. They go out of their way to help, and have flushed my transmission, and heater core recently so my 155,000 mile jeep is humming like new. I also appreciate them for their friendly explanations of what is being done. good goin' guys! from a female:)
Jun 17, 2005
I took my 98 Honda Accord to Mike at Tallmadge after having had many negative experiences with other area meachanics. Mike checked out my car, gave me an honest, thorough and comprehensible explanation (and I know very little about cars). I trusted him immediately. After diagnosing my problem, he explained that he lacked the proper equipment to fix my problem, so he referred me to another mechanic with Honda expertise, not only was Mike honest and terrific, but he did the right thing and the mechanic he referred me to is equally terrific. After other negative experiences in Ithaca, imagine my surprise to find not one, but two honest mechanics!!
Nov 07, 2011
Jun 15, 2008
I am a woman who has been going to Tallmadge for 4-5 years, starting in my late 20s. They have always treated me well and with respect and taken the time to explain anything to me I didn't understand. They have given me great options, always letting me know the minimum repair necessary when I was tight on cash. When I've needed something outside the scope of their expertise they have always given me great referrals elsewhere. I totally trust them for any work and refer folks to them regularly.

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