Ernie's Garage

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
4 reviews

567 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, us

(802) 479-1276

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.5/5
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
4.5/5
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
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.0/5
Jul 12, 2000
I strongly recommend these folks. If the work doesn't need doing, or it can wait, they'll let you know. My wife discovers new sounds on our old ('91) van everyday, and these people always seem to put her fears to rest without charging us an arm and a leg.
Apr 22, 2007
I bought a 1988, but low mileage, Dodge Maxivan camper van. I went to the local Dodge dealer to have it checked out and mentioned the noisy AC compressor. I was told that I needed a new compressor ($600) and four new ball joints. Since the van had just passed state inspection and I didn't have a spare $600 at the moment, I said I'd think about it and took the van to Ernie, thinking that he'd charge less than the dealer. He checked it out and told me that AC compressors were chronically noisy on that model and that this one would likely last many years, and that the ball joints were all within state safety spec and if I kept them greased they too would last a long time. This was three years and 20,000 miles ago and both the AC and the joints are still working perfectly.
Aug 16, 2010
Award winning local service to the community at large as noted by Best Choice in Businesses by Times Argus Newspaper. Mom and Pop operation - kind - considerate - quick - reasonably priced AND the first operation of its kind to offer me my money back for work that did not have the end results they felt it should! I refused, of course, since they put the time and effort into the job - the vehicle is what refused to work right!
Oct 29, 2012
  • Vtoyguy
I have been taking my cars to Ernie's Garage for almost 25 years. When I want to buy a used car I take it there and all of the mechanics look over every aspect of the car and tell me what is right and wrong with it. When I have a question I call or go there and Ernie takes the time to answer my question. They are well known and respected throughout Central Vermont. My favorite incident with Ernie was when I took my car to him and said that I thought it needed a tuneup. His response was "First put in some carb cleaner. If that doesn't work I will change the fuel filter. If neither of those things help, then we will think about a tuneup."

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