Bridgeport Gas & Go

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

377 Main St, Bridgeport, CA 93517, us

(760) 932-7491


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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)
Jun 11, 2006
My friend and I, while driving south on US 395 from Reno, NV, to our home in Mammoth Lakes, CA, lost power steering, ABS, and charging capability around Topaz, NV (no garage, about 45 miles south of Reno). We crossed the state line into Topaz, CA (pop. 100, no garage) and continued limping south through Coleville (pop. 100, no garage) and into Walker (pop. 500, garage closed because it was now after 5 p.m.). With great trepidation, we continued south through remote Walker Canyon and eventually, 40 miles south of Topaz, into Bridgeport, CA, pop. 600 or so, where one garage, at the Bridgeport Gas & Go, was still open. A very nice mechanic came out, opened the hood, and immediately saw that one of the belts had disintegrated. Pieces of it were wedged throughout the front of the engine. He said he had no Subaru belts on hand and that we should have to wait until morning when the local NAPA store opened and he could get one. We looked suitably distressed. He then said that he could take a belt off his own 2000 Subaru and use it on my friend's 1998 Subaru. We cheered up and agreed. In a few minutes more, this mechanic had removed the shredded belt, taken the belt off his own car, and put the "new" belt on my friend's car. We left $70 poorer ($30 for labor, $40 for belt) but very happy and with expressions of profound thanks, as we still had 50 miles to go to get home to Mammoth Lakes, CA. I want to recognize this mechanic for what seemed to us his quick thinking and generosity to a couple of about-to-be-stranded ladies. We are so grateful! We don't know anything else about him, but we think he's The Berries! We were told that the Bridgeport Gas & Go mini-mart is open till 8 p.m., and the garage stays open till 9 p.m. (these may be summer hours). This is a good thing to know for people who are traveling through the more remote sections of California's Eastern Sierra (very good and very popular for fishing and camping).

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