Jack Scoville, Ltd.

  • 3.2 of 5 stars
1 reviews

900 Northwest 4th Street, Covallis, OR 97330, us

(541) 753-1694

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Specialties
Offers loaner cars
Has ASE certified mechanics
Loaners
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They are always honest
4.0/5
They are competent
2.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
2.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
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They are always honest
4.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
1.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
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Jul 21, 2011
I have an older (1990) Volvo wagon and endured a 6 month saga of repeated misdiagnosis of what turned out to be a very simple problem. I endured over $2000 in unnecessary repairs that failed to solve the problem. While driving across the country, I stopped into a reputable repair shop that quickly diagnosed and repaired the issue for under $300. For those interested in details, the car repeatedly flooded and grew increasingly difficult to start, but once started and warmed up would eventually run fine. Folks at Jack Scoville first tried replacing fouled spark plugs, but when problems recurred, progressed to replacing the air mass sensor ($550) and then the electronic control unit (ECU) ($1000). The shop that finally did the proper repair (Carl Duke Volvo in Ft. Collins, CO -- they're great) suspected the real issue just based on my description of the problem and fixed it in just a couple hours. The issue was a faulty coolant temperature sensor. While I had previously gone to Jack Scoville for minor repairs without serious problems, the debacle really makes me doubt their ability to effectively diagnose issues that aren't completely obvious -- at least on older cars like mine.

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