Evans' Auto Repair

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
10 reviews

1550 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201, us

(614) 297-1259

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Has ASE certified mechanics
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Happily gives binding estimates
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Specializes in Transmission work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.8/5
They are competent
4.4/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.4/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.1/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.6/5
They are always honest
4.8/5
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
3.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.2/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.5/5
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 14, 2007
They are honest about price and necessity, even if it costs them business. I have had a good relationship with them for the past 15 years with the family van, an old jaguar, kia sportage, chrysler lebaron, chrysler slx, ford 150, and mazda 626. All were 4-10 years old.
Apr 23, 2005
The best part about this shop is that it's one of Columbus' hidden gems; if they got a lot of attention they may have to move to a high profile shop in the suburbs and triple their labor rates. But the fact is, this is a crummy little shop in a crummy little section of town. You'll recognize the joint when you spot a dozen or more jalopies parked in their lot, some permanently. But don't let this charade fool you; Evan's Auto Repair represents one of the last of a dying breed of small, independent, and yes, HONEST, shops in America. Dave Evans and his son James, along with a few other long-standing veterans, are not the toothless knuckle-scraping neanderthals you may expect to see at a small shop like this, but they aren't the guys in the white lab coats and clipboards either. What they are, are a bunch of honest, hard-working guys who shoot you straight and offer a quick turnaround on most routine work. Their prices are reasonable (they order from NAPA and not CarQuest, so that should tell you something), and yet are sometimes willing to install salvage yard parts if you supply them. And did I mention honest? I've walked away from these guys after a simple fix at no charge more than a few times. Think you can get this treatment at a dealership or chain, matey? What's most impressive to me, however, is how a little shop like this has managed to keep up with the growing technology that dominates newer cars and trucks. So give these guys a call and support the independent shops -they have boat payments too, you know! John M. Moreno
Nov 07, 2011
May 23, 2006
I have used this shop for both my buick lesabre and my ford pick up and either James or his dad Dave have been able to figure out the problem quickly and repair it at very fair prices. There have been numerous occasions that they could have told me I needed more repairs or replacement and I would have never known, but they are honest and knowledgable.I have learned to trust them 100% and refer family to them. I have never felt I was being treated any differently because I'm female, unlike many other shops I have dealt with. Dave has been in the same location for over 40 years! I feel very fortunate to have found these guys. Janis Hott
Mar 16, 2010
This shop is amazing. I have taken many vehicle here, and every time they wow me with their diagnostic and repair quality. In just one example I took a car there with (what I thought was) a major motor problem that was termed "unrepairable" by a national repair chain. Not only did they repair it, the bill came in under $800. Ever since then, I have taken or influenced others to take their vehicles for repair there. Just today, I took a car in with a shady estimate of over $1700 at one shop - Evans found the real problem, and it cost me under $400!
Apr 07, 2007
They are personable, honest people that you can trust - and that is hard to find these days!
Feb 24, 2013
  • Hyde244
I took my Ford Focus in to get both rear wheel bearings checked out. These guys were great; they explained everything that was going on and were extremely fair on the price (much lower than what other shops were quoting me). They were able to do a one day turnaround with my car, and so far it has been running perfectly. Would gladly return to this friendly shop again.

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