Rod Beckner

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
4 reviews

484 Cemetery Hill Road, Jefferson, OR 97352, us

(541) 327-1133

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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
4.3/5
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
3.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
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
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
1.0/5
Dec 24, 2008
Rod Beckner is an independent SAAB mechanic. He is extremely competent, insanely well-priced. He only works on SAABs - nothing else. He has a large lot full of wreckers, from which customers can pull used parts. He is sometimes uncomfortably honest in his evaluations - he won't B.S. you at all. He has never once lied to me. He always has the work done when he says he will. He may not be all that conveniently located, but he is absolutely worth going out of your way to let him work on your SAAB. And if you own one, you know *exactly* what I mean. Again, he ONLY works on SAABs, and seems to not have more than one or two going at a time - this means his focus is on your car until the job is done.
Aug 17, 2009
Well, lets start with the first point. My family owns 4 SAAB's at the present time. As to the treatment of male vs female customers, females probably get treated BETTER. Shop is in Jefferson, about 15 minutes from Salem Oregon. Will always offer used parts to fix the problem or new if you prefer your choice. Rod knows SAAB's inside and out and has a cohort named John Collins (formerly of Corvallis OR who has worked on SAAB's for 30+ years) between the two of them they can fix any SAAB out there. Interestingly a number of shops and dealers send cars to Rod to fix for them! Examples of work/cost/ethics. About 7 years ago my wife's 9000 turbo needed a bit of work. Local to Salem shop quoted ~$6,000.00 for the work. Rod did it all and more for $2,200.00 the biggest price difference was that the locals would only put a new transmission in Rod only replaced the needed parts. $110.00 in parts plus labor vs $4,200 in tranny + labor. More recently. Daughters car had an intermittent no start condition. By the time I showed up on scene it would start, every time. Rod did a lot of work trying to isolate the problem as it could not be duplicated. Car was in his shop 4 or 5 times over 5 month period. NO CHARGE as he could not fix it. Finally hit upon a possible solution replaced hall sensor in distributor, cost to my daughter $30.00, days in shop to try and figure it out 12. It think that says it all.
Sep 01, 2011
We drive from Portland to Jefferson, and it's worth it!
Oct 31, 2011
Saved me $2000 for replacement of dash electronics quoted by another shop. His charge was $150 to repair rather than replace part (broken solder connection).

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