Scarsdale

  • 4.5 of 5 stars
3 reviews

416 CENTRAL PARK AVE, Scarsdale, NY, us

(914) 723-8685

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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
2.0/5
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
4.7/5
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
4.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 18, 1998
dear guys: at the risk of boring you a little (although I hope not) let me tell you first a little about myself and then about Murphy. I head a construction and sales firm that deals in the energy field. We sell rather large mechanical drive gas turbines (you remember what they are, dont you?) and centrifugal compressors to the pipeline and petrochemical industry. On occasion, we undertake contracts for turnkey installations, but in such cases, usually sub out everything except the profit (ha!). Some years ago, we took the contract to repower the New Haven Railroad line in Greenwich/Cos Cob Connecticut. They had mucho problems, arising from the fact that the rr ran on 25 cycle power (who the hell was Hertz anyway) and it was costing them about 35 cents per kwh to produce power. We had some old (60 years) frequency convertors and used these to solve the rr's problems - saved them a bundle, too. Well, we hired GE as our main sub, and I remember sitting down at the table with them and telling them there was room for only one pig in this equasion, and that was us. They never opened their mouths, but skinned us alive. So much for the profit potential. However, there was an electrical engineer on the job, Dennis Walsh, who was the first mechanical genius I ever met. Walsh had this intuitive talent to stand in front of a complex set of switchgear and know (i would underline this work but I dont know how) if it wasn't working correctly. He really couldn't explain why he knew. He just knew. Which brings me to Murphy. Murphy is the second such genius I have run into. He is the finest diagnostition I know, and would compare favorably with your mechanics. (forget about the two of you - we know what you are). He is honest, patient and gentle. He usually get's up at the crack of noon, and wanders into his shop a reasonable time after that. The shop is right out of Hells Kitchen, buthe has all the current diagnostic tools available, and can never throw away a used part. You've been there before. He has a sign up "no boring cars" and he means it. Hours are until about 10-12 at night, but he is curtailing this somewhat as he got married a while ago. I could give you some specifics about his work, if you are interested, but this has gone on too long already. That said, good bye, and stay out of jail, but if they nab you, cut a deal where you can still broadcast. Mike Zinman

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