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  • 4.8 of 5 stars
1 reviews

1900 N East Ave, Panama City, FL 32405, us

(850) 769-5468


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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 01, 2010
At first glance, this looks like your typical fly-by-night garage that also sells used vehicles. I had taken in a Honda that simply didn't have cold A/C after another shop in town wanted $1400. The lead mechanic came out, I explained to him the problem, and he said, let's go for a test ride. After returning, he fiddled inside the engine compartment, and all of a sudden, I had freezing cold air! It turned out that a valve wasn't closing all the way with the temperature control. After 45 minutes of driving and diagnosis, I was happy to pay the $60. Since then, I've taken all of my vehicles that are out of warranty to them, mostly for things that I really don't want to do myself: head gaskets, Ford Explorer disk rotor replacements, Honda timing belt...that sort of stuff. A couple of years ago, the Explorer low pressure A/C switch failed again, and let them go at it, instead of the dealer. The head mechanic diagnosed it as a faulty connector plug that blew the switch every two years. He went to the local JY on his lunch hour to find a good one, and that fixed everything, all for $60. Last year, I took the Explorer in for a small amount of fluid leakage that appeared to be coming from the water pump. I stopped by after a bit to find out the progress, and he showed me where it was leaking from: the head gasket. I restore old muscle cars, so I'm knowledgeable enough to know if this was your typical scam, and it wasn't a scam. He took the time to show me exactly where the problem was, and commiserated with me on the repair costs ($450). These guys are as honest as the day is long, and I'd trust them with any of my vehicles. It's a three-man shop run by very competent mechanics. I toss them my keys, tell them to fix it, and call me when it's done. In my 30+ years of dealing with mechanics, I've found only other shop (in San Diego) that I trust like this one.

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