Mangino Automotive Center

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
1 reviews

1631 E Main St, Trinidad, CO 81082, us

(719) 846-3405


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Has ASE certified mechanics
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)
Sep 07, 2007
I was delivering my son's Honda Civic to him in Colorado Springs- traveling from Michigan - when the car developed engine vibration that appeared serious. My wife and I stopped at a CO welcome station and asked for the best mechanic in town. WE were sent to Jim Mangino. Withiin three minutes of arriving at his shop he looked at the car - actually "listened" to the engine. He started the engine - heard the vibration noise - opened the engine hood - placed his ear closer to the engine - touched the alternator - and declared the problem found. A trip through Chaco Canyon, NM (washboard gravel road) had loosened an alternator bolt. The bolt slid nearly out of the alternator and came to rest against the metal fender panel sending vibration/noise through the body. At one point I thought there might be high amperage elecctrical arcing inside the dash - the noise was so pronounced. The bolt was tightened. One hour and $65 later we were on our way. Jim was pleasant to talk to. He took over the business from his father and has two son's working for him. I believe he would like one or both of them to continue the family business. We are so pleased we stopped in Trinidad and found Jim Mangino.

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