Honda Specialists

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
18 reviews

5458 Spalding Dr, Norcross, GA 30092, us

(770) 242-0086


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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 28, 1997
They give a 5% discount for payments made in cash. They are the automotive shop formerly known as Rio Import Auto Center, Ltd.
Dec 06, 1999
He solved my mystery power window problem and didn't charge me for the extra labor when it reappeared. He also fixed a minor problem I ask him to look at "if it wasn't too much trouble" for no charge. It was an adjustment to something, but now I can't remember what it was. I've been there 6 or so times in 3 years (my car is 10 years old). Every experience has been good. Most important is the low key (non-existent) sales pitch. One favorite phrase is "You're not going to like the price".
Jul 10, 2001
The Honda dealership near my home told me the air conditioning in my (then) 9-year old Honda Accord was unrepairable and quoted several hundred dollars for new a/c. Unwilling to spend that much on an old car, I drove around in Atlanta's heat for more than a year. After a friend recommended Rio Imports (Chris, Val and Ed.), I happened to mention that the a/c was gone during a check- up. Mechanic Ed told me this was easily rectified with "Freon" which cost me $70. Bingo, my car was cool in seconds and drove like an air conditioned charm for another year until I bought a new Honda. P.S. The same dealership sold me a badly rusted second hand Honda Accord which I returned, complaining mightily after Rio Imports checked it out and advised me against going through with the purchase. I wrote to the dealership owner then president of Honda. (No replies!) Incidentally, when I returned the newly "purchased" Honda the manager of the dealership told me that "I guarantee you all the cars on this lot have some rust." I wonder how good that would have looked in their newspaper ads! Despite this, I'm very much a Honda fan. Rio Imports were recommended by one of the engineers where I work. These guys are great, but known for being tight fisted with money and anal retentive on car repair and maintenance. They certainly steered me right with Rio Imports.
Dec 04, 2007
Chris and Gordon recently did a timing belt job on my 2001 Acura CL, plus they installed new spark plugs. They did an excellent job at a reasonable price. The car runs smoother than ever. I will definately return to their shop for my for my car service needs. Wish they were open on Saturdays for quick oil changes and lite maintenance! Thanks guys! Ed J.
Nov 16, 2007
I've taken my 1990 Honda Accord about 3 to 4 times to Rio Imports for major repairs and also regular oil changes. I have found Chris the owner and Val to be very honest, competent mechanics. I regret not finding about them earlier because you rarely find honest mechanics like these guy's.
Oct 08, 2003
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I've been taking my 1991 Civic to Rio Honda since I moved into the area. I recommend them to all my friends because they are the best. I only looked at Hondas when I bought my CRV because I knew I had a place to take it for maintenance. Cheap guys like me really appreciate Rio Honda because they do good work the first time. I pay for quality. A buddy of mine took his Toyota there. It had blown a spark plug out. All it needed was to be skrewed back in. No charge. Don't buy Toyotas. Buy a Honda so you can take it to Rio.
Jan 22, 2004
Not only excellent service and extremely knowledgeable about Honda repairs, maintained excellent contact so that I could coordinate my repairs with a work and transport schedule.
May 20, 2004
I'm a do it yourself kind of guy, but whenever I need a major repair done, I've always taken my 1995 Honda Accord to Honda Specialist. Chris always only do the work that needs to be done to the car and nothing more. I like the feeling you get of knowing that you only get the best treatment and workmanship with Chris without having to pay extravagant prices from the dealers. Did I mention he uses genuine Honda parts as well for the peace mind? He even left an eztra oil pan washer for me in the dash when I told him I do my own oil change. Another time he fixed the loose knob on the AC switch without having to tell him about it with no extra charge. It's these little things that only makes you want to come back to the shop.
Jun 14, 2004
The first time we stopped to talk to them about our Honda they told us what was wrong, what parts to get and showed us how to fix the problem ourself. No one has ever suggested that we could fix something ourselves before! I am now a customer for life!
Apr 22, 2005
The owner, Chris, won my business and admiration when he installed a part on my automobile and only charged me $5 for the work. It was a knob whose grooves had worn out in the back. The lack of grooves caused the air conditioning & heating unit not to function as the knob was not doing its job of turning the unit on. Since I'm technically illiterate, Chris could have said it was something else and charged me more. He didn't and only charged me the price of the knob. Not even labor.

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