Milligan & Sons Garage

  • 1.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

390 Seven Forks Road, Martin, GA 30557, us

(706) 779-3521


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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 27, 2011
Beware of Milligan & Sons Garage (owner Paul Milligan) in Martin/Lavonia Georgia - I had a horrible experience with them. On my way to Atlanta on a Sunday afternoon, the water pump failed on my '93 Subaru with 213,000 miles. Hoping it was my thermostat, I changed it in the parking lot of a friendly AutoZone. When this fix failed, I concluded that it was most likely my water pump. The AutoZone called Milligan & Sons, the only garage available on a Sunday. The owner soon arrived, gave me false hope for a quick fix, but would make no assessments until my car was on his flatbed and on its way back to his shop in the middle of backwoods Georgia - 10 miles from civilization. He charged me a $95 tow fee and $85 for diagnostics to tell me what I had pretty much concluded - that my water pump had failed. I was stranded miles from civilization and at his mercy. I had to be in Atlanta for training at 7am on Monday morning, so he was nice enough to drive me 50 miles to Athens, GA (for $80) where I could pick up a shuttle the rest of way to Atlanta. I had originally discussed transferring the title to Paul Milligan (he was only willing to offer me $80 for it), but I decided to donate the car to the Car Talk vehicle donation program. When I returned to the shop the following Saturday to retrieve some personal belongings from the car, Paul Milligan felt entitled to my car and essentially held my car hostage until I paid him a $160 storage fee. I moved the car (myself) back to the original AutoZone to await pickup from the vehicle donation program. For $420, I got a 50 mile taxi ride to Athens and probably 20 hours of aggravation from Paul Milligan. Paul Milligan claims to be a man of his word, and maybe he is, as long as he stands to make money off of you. If you treasure your money, pride and your sense of trust from an auto mechanic, stay away from Milligan & Sons Garage and the money and power hungry owner, Paul Milligan. Ironically, his garage is adjacent to a large lake. Can you say boat payment?

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