AZ Auto Doctor

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
14 reviews

7144 S Priest Dr #101, Tempe, AZ 85283, us

(480) 345-1177


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Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator work
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Nov 06, 2011
Jun 18, 2002
I love these guys!! For several years I took my 87 Honda Civic to a poor college student. They once checked my brakes...told me I still had a good 5k left and to come back in a few months. And they didn't charge me. Sadly I moved away to California. Whenever I have any questions that isn't cleary conveyed to me by my new mechanic, I just call them up in, honest advice. Thanks Again!!!! Clare 93 Del Sol
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Aug 28, 2003
Scottsdale location: These guys are great! They are always professional and not the least bit sleazy. I had a 9-13 year old accord, and they told me which problems were pressing and which I could nurse along. I got a new accord four years ago, and always took it there, as well. I just moved two hours away, but seriously considered continuing to take my accord there because they are so honest and I never was given any reason to question what they told me. Further, I never once even considered they might treat me differently because I'm a female and/or young-ish.
Jun 23, 2007
Have found them to be very honest and they are waaay more reasonably priced than dealership. They will try to find least expensive solution first to see if it solves problem. Very happy to have found them from this site - cant beat word of mouth.
Apr 13, 2004
AZ Auto Doctor's used to be known as Rick Hall's Auto Doctor. They have this facility in Tempe, and another one up in Scottsdale. (I've only used the one in Tempe, so I can't really comment on the other facility.) I found these guys on Car Talk two years ago and decided to give them a try when the Honda dealership wanted to charge me an arm and a leg for changing my brakes. I've never regretted this decision. The guys here have always been helpful and honest. I've asked them to perform work for me and they've come back to tell me I didn't need to do it. For example, when my brakes were making noises, they told me the front brakes needed to be replaced, but the rear brakes were good for another 6 months to a year at least. They've kept track of my car's history, and noted when the 6 months were up to check my brakes again. Still didn't need to change them! When I had a burned out light bulb, I went to a car parts store and bought one myself. When I couldn't put it in, I took it over to Auto Doctor's, and they put it in for me for free! I've never had to take my Honda back to them for any work that they've done. Highly recommend them!
May 24, 2004
I, too, found AZ Auto Doctors through the Car Talk site after dissatisfaction with the dealer and also only have experience with the Tempe site. Have been very happy with the service from both a mechanical and personal view. The guys upfront always take the time to explain what needed to be done and why, and go over expected repairs for the future that I may need to anticipate. Have never felt pressured to have unnecessary work done, unlike what I used to experience with a Nissan dealership for my wife's car. Perhaps only downside is they are not open weekends.
Jan 24, 2006
I took my 88 toyota pickup to them after the water pump replacement by a different shop turned my truck from a well running classic toyota with a weeping water pump into an overheating poorly running truck I wanted to shoot by the side of the road. I showed them the reciept from the sub-optimal shop and told them about the way it has been acting. They had it for a day and a half and it ran like the good old days once again and did not overheat. I still need to test it on a grade or under load but it appears to stay cool. They were nice and even though thay basically had to do the same job over again. When the slack-jawed mechanics did the timing belt they had it off by one tooth. So that was fixed too. They treat the ladies respectfully too I noticed.
Feb 03, 2006
I have a 1998 Honda Accord. I use to take it to the dealership to have work done to it. I always got the run around and they wanted to do more wotk on it than it needed. Now I am a female that works at Auto Zone and I know how a car works. I don't like to tell others this because I like to see how they treat me as a minority woman. AZ Auto doctors have always made me feel just as important as the other person. I have told not only my friends but customers that come through my store about these guys. And I will continue to take my car to them.

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