Zip Tune

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

817 N 4th St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, us

(360) 336-2667

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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
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
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They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
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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
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
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Aug 30, 2009
I was driving back from Orcas Island to the Portland area (250+ miles) yesterday, and had just gotten off the ferry at Anacortes when my charge warning light and my handbrake light came on. I carried on driving, hoping it would go away. It didn't. So I stopped in the little town of Mt. Vernon, at the NAPA auto parts store, and asked their recommendation for a garage. They sent me to Zip Tune. The owner of the two man shop--Terry Feeney, by his card-- and asked me what the problem was. I told him and explained that the warning lights went out at idle speed, but came back on at anything above 1000 RPM or so. He quickly tested the alternator output, which was around 16 volts. He said that was the problem: the voltage regulator in the alternator was not functioning. He told me I would need to get the regulator replaced soon, but that I could probably make it to Portland as it was, though it wouldn't do the battery much good. He refused to take any money for the diagnosis. He was right on--I made it to the Portland suburbs, where I live, but the car wouldn't start this morning. The battery was down. This mechanic deserves my praise and appreciation.

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