Dan Hutten's Auto Shop

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
12 reviews

5135 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056, us

(513) 523-6273

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Hours
 
Specialties
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.8/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
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
5.0/5
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
4.9/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.4/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.0/5
Nov 07, 2011
Jul 08, 2002
I know virtually nothing about cars and have no auto-savvy males in my life, which means I'm a sitting duck for unscrupulous mechanics. Thus is was almost a spiritual experience the first time I went to Dan and the bill was far under his cautious estimate. He has never taken advantage of my ignorance or desperation, and I recommend him to EVERYONE I know who needs a mechanic. Once I left a library book in the main office and his wife, who runs the office, called to tell me I'd left it there and that it was due the next day. Now THAT is customer service. Thanks, Dan and crew!!
Jun 28, 2009
You can search far and wide. You won't find a better car shop.
Jul 08, 2006
I just retrieved my car from the first visit to Dan Hutton's and I'm so impressed with their honesty. I'd almost given up, after seven years in the area, of finding someone who wasn't just trying to get the most money for doing the least good. I'll let you know if the problem is fixed once there's been time to evaluate, but I'll be awfully surprised if it isn't all taken care of. Tami Kuginskie
Apr 10, 2007
I took my car for what I thought was a CV joint problem and turned out to be loose nuts (a side from those in my head!). They called me up really fast and it was ready to be picked up in a jiffy, and they charge you for fractional time. They are very nice to deal with. I'll come back always.
Jul 31, 2007
In a business where the car owner is usually at the mercy of the mechanic, Dan and his wife have always provided competent, timely, and above all HONEST work. I have never felt I was taken advantage of, nor have I ever left without a thorough explanation of what was repaired and why (even why no repair was necessary). If I can't describe the problem clearly enough, Dan will take the time to hop behind the wheel with me in the car to try it out for himself. He's also a great diagnostician who has more than forty years of experience in the business, so he's pretty much seen it all. If I want it done cheaply, I can take it elsewhere, but if I want it done right the first time, I definitely take it to Dan. For the past ten years or more, son Bo Hutten has been taking more of a active role in the shop, and he's following his parents' model of terrific neighborhood business. Looks like my cars will be seeing the Huttens for years to come.
Aug 25, 2007
Dan is both very competent and very honest. I have told him in the past that his prices are unusually low. The only issue I've ever had with Dan was when I asked him to replace some part prior to a long trip, and he didn't because he said the vehicle didn't need it replaced yet.
Dec 23, 2007
When I first moved to Oxford I asked someone who I should take my car to to fix a problem with the throttle. All four people I asked all said to bring it to Dan Hutten. It was the right move. The problem -- which they figured out quite easily -- was that the cable to the throttle was getting stuck in its housing. They managed to get it apart, lubricate it, and replace the assembly without needing to buy any parts. I'm certain that most mechanics -- assuming they correctly diagnosed the problem -- would simply have replaced the cable. But Dan felt that they could fix it and that it would be cheaper. He was right on both counts. This is the only shop I will go to in Oxford for anything that needs repair. Dan himself suggested that I not bring the car to them for routine maintainance (such as an oil change) because it would be cheaper and faster to get that done at a Quick Lube or Walmart. I was very surprised that he would turn down business, but he was genuinely interested in saving my time and money. I have lived in six different states and have known some pretty good mechanics (and more than enough bad ones), but I have no doubt whatsoever that Dan Hutten is the best of the bunch. If you live within 25 miles of Oxford, and you have a serious problem with your car, take it to Dan Hutten.
May 23, 2008
Always seem to give us an honest assessment and reasonable price. We're glad we found them!
Dec 20, 2009
My daughter moved out of state after graduating from college. We told her she needs to find a shop like Dan's. Honest & professional. We've been loyal customers for 14 years!

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