4th Street Auto Repair Incorporated

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
15 reviews

1118 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55805, us

(218) 724-8090

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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
4.6/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.8/5
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
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.4/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.9/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.8/5
Jun 28, 1999
The guys at 4th St. Auto run a very tight shop. They are also some of the best, most reliable mechanics I have dealt with in the Duluth area. Their prices are always great, and while it is possible to find a cheaper mechanic, it'd be hard to find a better one. The guys all know their stuff really well. They are top notch. They do an excellent job of explaining problems to their customers, as well as describing what will happen in scenarios. They are also willing to take special requests for things like engine swaps, etc. The only drawback is they are getting a little too popular, making it hard to book something in under two weeks. Average time to have a car in for repairs is about two weeks. The nice thing, though, is that if there is some kind of crisis or your car needs IMMEDIATE help, they can re- arrange things or manage to squeeze your auto in when you need it done. All in all the best mechanics I've dealt with. Courteous, excellent skills and knowledge, good with people.
Jun 29, 2000
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I've been to them many times. Once I was upset and yelled on the phone (sorry). The service manager was amazed. later after we'd sorted things out he said this never happens to them. (It wasn't their mistake, it turned out.) But they are too popular. I think their location is great - right by the food coop and laundromat and park. I would rate them better than your main reviewer.
Dec 26, 2001
I have used these guys numerous times over about a 20 year period. They have always proven to be honest and provide quality repairs. I recommend them to everyone I know.
Jul 18, 2003
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I am an Auto Buyers Agent type broker who searches all over the U.S. for high quality, low mileage cars and trucks for my clients. The reason I chose 4th St Auto is because of the positive comments I found on this web site, as well as because company is an AC Delco Approved facility. My need was to check out a 4-year-old Mercury Sable wagon with only 16,000 miles on it. I stressed to the 4th St Auto rep named Gary that we need him to be our eyes, and go over the vehicle's exterior before commencing with any diagnostic evaluation. Almost immediately upon the vehicle's arrival at 4th Street Auto, Gary called to tell me of paint over spray in the door-jam, a sizable scratch on the door, and a half-dozen (or so) notable scratches/marks on the rear bumper. My client was informed of these things right away, and decided against the vehicle based upon 4th Street Auto's physical inspection. Gary wanted to charge a mere 1/10th of an hour labor for his work. I insisted that he charge us more, because what he did saved us from selecting a car that seemed to be exceptional, but -- in fact -- was not exceptional. I'd trust this company without thinking twice, if I needed to diagnose or service a vehicle in Duluth. If I find another vehicle in that area, I will certainly call 4th Street Auto again. My client was informed of these things right away, and decided against the vehicle based upon 4th Street Auto's physical inspection. Gary wanted to charge a mere 1/10th of an hour labor for his work. I insisted that he charge us more, because what he did saved us from selecting a car that seemed to be exceptional, but -- in fact -- was not exceptional. I'd trust this company without thinking twice, if I needed to diagnose or service a vehicle in Deluth. If I find another vehicle in that area, I will certainly call 4th Street Auto again.
Apr 15, 2005
They make effort to explain diagnosed problems in detail. They are courteous. Although my car is a standard they listed it as automatic. All in all, much better than the Subaru dealer.
Aug 19, 2006
You need to make an appointment, usually 2 weeks in advance. They are competent, honest and efficienct. You can't expect more in a repair shop
Nov 06, 2007
They've done routine checkups and emergency repairs on my cars for close to 18 years. They do excellent work and are honest. (Don't use that remark about the boat payment, though, I actually hurt their feelings once saying that.)
Sep 14, 2008
4th Street Auto Repair is located close to where I work and it's very convenient for me to drop my car off in the morning. They always have it done by the time I get off work. Gary and Mike always treat me with respect and, though they know I don't understand much about the way a car works, I never feel that they talk down to me but patiently explain what's wrong and what they need to do to fix it. As a woman, I am so happy to have found a repair shop that I trust. They never try to talk me into unnecessary repairs. Good, honest people who are very knowledgable and professional!
May 03, 2009
Gary and Mike are terrific. They treat my wife as well as they treat me. They seem genuinely appreciative of my business. I have worked with them for more than 15 years and have never had a bad experience. They always show me the parts they removed to verify that they were bad. And once, when they missed some minor thing, they cleared the calendar to repair it right, right away, like the next day. I can't recommend any other mechanic on earth that could possibly be better!
Nov 07, 2011

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