Read's Auto Repair Incorporated

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
4 reviews

995 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492, us

(203) 284-1423


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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)
Nov 06, 2011
Aug 29, 1997
I was driving a 10 year old Jeep with a genuine "stump the chump" problem. Occasionally it would stall just after I started it and it wouldn't start unless I left it alone for several hours. And then, it might do the same thing all over again. If it did start, it ran fine. It had Jack and Tucker stumped for a little while but they wouldn't start changing things until they were convinced that they new what the problem was. They finaly diagnosed the problem to a recently replaced (by another mechanic) clogged fuel filter cauing the intermittent stall on startup problem. There was a big golb of black stuff in the filter. Yucho! I refered my girl friend to them to look at the CV joint boots that her regular mechanic (the Acura Dealer) said were cracked and leaking. Jack and Tucker could have confirmed the problem and replaced the perfectly good boots, but they gave us good and honest information. It's been over a year now and the boots are still on the CV joints with no sign of trouble! I not only trust them, I like them. They're great guys! Go Jack and Tucker!!!!
Jan 06, 2008
In two instances I brought my Saturn in for problems . In the first case they found the problem rapidly and corrected it. In the second case (an intermittent starter problem)they did not do any work until they were positive that was the problem, avoiding a it could be "this or that" resolution to the trouble. An honest repair facility that returns a good service for a reasonable price.
Mar 09, 2011
I'm a DIY scheduled maintenance and basic repair guy who drives 30 minutes to Read Bros. when I'm over my head. I first dealt with them in 1992 when another shop recommended that my dead truck be towed to Reads. These guys have fixed everything for me from broken timing chain tensioners, to screaming failed u-joints, to check engine lights that the dealer couldn't. I've also had them do full-vehicle lube replacements (the 60,000 mile kind), and major maintenance items that are too messy or a PITA to do myself. Every time I've used this shop I've felt I've gotten great value for what I paid. They aren't cheap, because they use OEM parts, and they're all real mechanics, but you get what you pay for. This is an honest shop, too... Once, they screwed up. Without a song and dance, they made it right. They have offered me options, like driving my part to a distant rebuilder myself, vs. paying them for the drive time. One last thought... This shop is often booked up well in advance. I've always been offered the option of stopping by and having them give me an opinion if the vehicle is safe to drive.

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