John Walker's Workshop

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
5 reviews

7613 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, us

(206) 789-6800

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Hours
 
Specialties
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Road tests vehicles when appropriate
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
No
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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
4.6/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.5/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.5/5
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
4.2/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.8/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.3/5
Jul 12, 2000
John does a great job of maintaining and fine tuning my finicky wife's tempermental Porsche 914 so that I don't have to. She likes the results so much she won't go anywhere else. Conveniently, we live across the street from his shop. She leaves the keys in it for him so he can pick-up the car from our garage and return it when finished. He has contacts for hard to find parts for this unique car that's out of production. This mechanic has helped maintain marital harmony by taking car maintainence and problems out of the equation.
Aug 21, 2001
I've bounced around between a few Porsche shops in Seattle and John is by far the best. He's the only guy who can fix things right the first time. And he knows Porsches. He's not just some guy who changed the oil on his girlfriend's Volkswagen once.
Jul 31, 2002
John is the fastest, cheapest, and best Porsche guy in town. He's the only guy I would even consider taking my car to.
Jul 17, 2009
the best air cooled Porsche man in Seattle ! bar none
Oct 31, 2010
John is a classic old independent mechanic who only works on air cooled 911s. I used to live near his shop. Always old Porsches out front, and a VW window van. I stopped and talked to him occasionally, and eventually became a happy 911 owner. Really, this is a case of following the mechanic; he makes 911 affordable + has a stash of old parts. He only works on air cooled 911s (pre-1997, and pre-1990 is best for him), oh, and he loves 1940's Cadillacs, and he'd work on a VW bug or bus, "but only if it wasn't a piece of junk". His particular specialty is older 930s (turbo). Honest and knowledgeable, he is the sort of mechanic who fixes parts for no charge, or gives you the bolts and tells you how to do it. Called him on a winter night on the side of the freeway, and he diagnosed that the fuel pump relay was bad (a plug had broken after 30 years), and he told me which relay I could use instead. Very practical and common sense, knows much, so can tell you the cheap long term path (must replace, or replace when it's too annoying.) He is following his passion and is scrupulously honest. I've seen what you might call "typical Porsche owners" rub him the wrong way, and he'll refuse to work on their cars. Only thing I don't like is that his shop is now so far from my house.

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