Barler Autoworks

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
2 reviews

16510 Aurora Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98133, us

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Hours
 
Specialties
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Road tests vehicles when appropriate
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
Loaners
No
Notes
 
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
4.5/5
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
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
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Dec 02, 2013
  • BobBost
I have followed J.R. North every time he moves his shop, no matter how far out of the way he might go. He has now moved almost 10 miles away but I am still willing to go the distance because he does great work and it totally trustworthy. Bob Bost Seattle
Feb 26, 2015
  • VR6er
I've had very good luck here with my 2 older Volkswagens. The mechanic, JR, seems to be more of an old school mechanic who actually fixes problems rather than just blindly replaces parts. He did a good job replacing my front/rear brakes, so I had him replace the head gasket that I had needed done for a while but didn't trust anyone to do it properly. It's a tricky job to get right, but when I got the car back I was pleased at how much more pull the car had. He cleaned the head/block surfaces really well, and got a good tight seal, and now I've got more power, no more missing coolant, and the engine just purrs so I know the timing and everything was done correctly. He didn't replace anything unnecessarily either, trying to pad the bill, which was a nice change from some other shops I've dealt with. Since the quality of the work was so good I left the car there and had him do a lot of other work that was long overdue, like replacing the radiator fan. Instead of replacing my original German made fan with a new Chinese one, he removed it, opened it up and fixed the burned out resistors so I could keep the OEM German made fan. He also took care of some weird electrical issues no one else could fix, and installed a keyless entry system I had bought. So I was very pleased with the quality of the work, the reasonable pricing and will bring my other VW there as well for a long overdue update.

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