12th Street Repair

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
7 reviews

220 12th St, Marion, IA 52302, us

(319) 377-0617


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
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 08, 1998
I've had multiple cars to 12th Street Repair -- probably a dozen or so different major jobs -- including timing belts, computer failures, head gasket replacements, etc. I take all my big complicated work to 12th Street. They are a little pricey ($$$) but I have NEVER been disappointed. The problem is always fixed the first time, which is rare at most other places. The cost is worth it when it is done right the first time.
Jan 25, 2000
I've been dealing with Tom (owner)for the past 15 years. He's very competent, always gives straight answers to questions and is never too busy to talk about your car. I've recommended him to many of my friends and no one has been disappointed. He runs an outstanding shop!
Apr 30, 2005
We've taken everything from Subarus to Volvos to Suburbans to them, and they've always been able to fix it. One time when I was driving home, the engine temperature suddenly shot up, and I turned around and drove to them. Tom came out, looked at it, went back in and came back with a can of water and filled up the radiator. That solved the problem, and he didn't even charge me.
Mar 26, 2006
I always take my "difficult" work to Tom -- internal engine work, difficult disassemblies, etc. Tom and his mechanics have many years of experience from the garage and from racing. They thoroughly understand all aspects of engines including the modern electronics. Over the last 10-15 years and probably a dozen major jobs, I have never been disappointed. Tom is a little pricey but he ALWAYS gets the problem fixed.
Apr 18, 2006
Tom is great to work with and very honest. Price is competive, sometimes cheaper, but never more expensive. Will let you know if problem isn't even worth fixing. The best thing I can say about Tom is what he said, "I am too busy to fix things twice, or that aren't broke to begin with." How many mechanics can you say this about? He fixes all of our cars, and does a great and honest job every time - even our VW.
May 12, 2008
I moved to Texas and bought a Sienna in 2001, so Tom hasn't worked on my cars since then. However, he is by far the best mechanic I ever had. Twice, I called him from McAllen, and he told me over the phone how to fix strange problems on my 1989 Caravan. Free. One was an invisible burned wire to a fan relay. Unbelievable. He is a master mechanic. The hardest part of finding a mechanic is to find one who can find the problem. That is Tom!!! The other reviewer is correct. The bus from Cedar Rapids goes no more than a block away. This will not suffice for those who have to get to work early, but for us retirees who can walk a few blocks from First Avenue in C.R. it is very practical. If/when I got to Cedar Rapids, I will evaluate any needed work on my 2002 Sienna and have him do it.
Apr 04, 2009
This is the place I recommend to anyone needing honest car repair. I do most of my own car maintenence and repair. During sub-zero temperatures in January 2009 my Subaru Forester revolted. Having no sheltered place to work on my car and a tool shortage resulting from the June 2008 flooding I needed to hire this job out. I found positive comments for 12th St. Repair through the Car Talk web site and am very pleased with the work that was done and the service I received. I was treated respectfully and honestly and not sold a "bill of goods" or talked down to because I am female.

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