Forrest Auto Repair

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
3 reviews

1024 E Oleander St, Lakeland, FL 33801, us

(863) 413-0931


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Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Has ASE certified mechanics
Happily gives binding estimates
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)
Mar 15, 2009
My daughter goes to college in this town and me, Mr. Moneybags, lives 2 hours to the south in Sarasota. Amy has a 1989 Volvo 240DL and as it turns out Mr. Forrest just happens to have been a Volvo mechanic for a dealership. I got this recommendation from this very website not knowing this ahead of time. This was a divine appointment because I randomly selected this auto shop. What's more Mr. Forrest also has a daughter in college, though in North Carolina, and he admitted to me he knows the feeling of being at a disadvantage having to trust mechanics from out town to not take advantage of the situation. Amy's Volvo went in with a terrible transmission leak. Mr. Forrest was competent and quickly found the problem. When he called me he said "I know what it is like to have a child on the road so I went ahead and checked a few things for you for safety sake that I won't charge you for." All safety items were fine except he found that the poor engine was only running on 3 cylinders plus half the intake manifold gasket was leaking and a radiator hose was leaking fluid down the side of the engine. Injectors and plugs were cleaned or replaced, the gasket was replaced. I told him about the annoying problem with overdrive staying on by itself. He was familiar with this problem in the 240 and fixed it and asked me for permission to change the yoke on the transmission for the reason it is the next thing to go. Amy and I are $1,000 poorer but very satisfied customers. I was grateful for all the things he did for free and for finding really severe problems we didn't even know existed. Performance has GREATLY increased and was worth the money. Forrest Auto Repair has low overhead unlike the Volvo dealership where he came from so he is able to help owners of older Volvos. The latest Volvos are so automated that it would cost him tens of thousands of dollars just to invest in the diagnostic equipment. Take your older European car to Mr. Forrest and your domestic car as well. Mrs. Forrest is the accounting department and rescues hairless Chihuahuas (no kidding). While talking over the phone I could also hear a CSX train horn in the background.
Nov 09, 2004
I have two vehicles an 89 Volvo, and an 83 Mercedes, I trust them with both of them, and will not take them anywhere else. Both Hank and Amy are excellent with both the clients and the vehicles. I would recommend them to anyone.
Dec 18, 2005
Hank and Amy are great! They have NPR on the radio, and they are fair, trustworthy, reliable, professional, and very friendly. I really like to visit with their shop puppies who always greet me warmly.

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