McCormick Auto Care

  • 4.2 of 5 stars
9 reviews

8250 Mccormick Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076, us

(847) 679-7755


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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)
Aug 04, 1999
McCormick Auto may not be the cheapest garge around, but after taking my car there for 2.5 years I've never left feeling like I was mislead or cheated. Jeff & Seth are very good about the turn-around time on repairs and they are always upfront about what it will cost. The one time they made a mistake on my girlfriends car they fixed it at no cost, and paid for the tow to get the car there. They may not be perfect, but for general maintenace and most repairs I definately feel like they do the best job possible and stand by their work.
Mar 07, 2002
They were very honest and didn't replace parts that did not need replacing. They were very competent in their body repairs. My reupholstered seat looks identical to my original one My car handles better than ever. They also did an excellent job blending in my paint. They also provided transportation to and from the shop
Jul 01, 2006
Before departing for vacation from South Dakota to Chicago, our 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager experienced a problem where the car would start then shut off a couple of seconds later. Our local mechanic replaced the main body computer module (at quite an expense). That seemed to fix the problem and we proceeded to Chicago. After visiting a museum downtown, we experienced the same problem and had the vehicle towed to McCormick's upon a recommendation from family in the Evanston area. Despite a heavy workload, the folks there made the "unforunate tourists" a priority. They quickly diagnosed the problem as not the computer, but just a lose grounding wire. They fixed it promptly and didn't take advantage of our situation. They even went out of their way to explain the problem in patient detail and explained why we shouldn't be upset with our local mechanic. Oh, by the way, this was all going as I had to fly back home and my wife had to deal with the problem herself. Unfortunatley, she had to make another visit to their shop a couple of days later when she went to another museum and the electric window mechanism broke with the window down and pouring rain. Once again, they paid special attention to the "out-of- towner" and promptly fixed the problem and advised my wife not to go to another museum for the rest of the trip. Great service, honest, and made what could have been a nightmare visit into a pleasant experience. I highly recommend them to locals and visitors alike.
Dec 24, 2009
This past June (while on vacation) my 1997 Plymouth Grand Caravan broke down in the underground garage of the Chicago Science&Industry Museum a 2 day drive from our home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was Saturday evening and we had to leave the car overnight. SUNDAY morning we called my sister's mechanic Jeff at McCormick's and arranged to have the car towed across the city. Jeff is the owner and they fixed a problem that has been dogging this van for years. We called it the POLTERGEIST because when the windshield wipers spontaneously would go on the saying "it's here" was coined. Jeff was the only mechanic out of over half a dozen that figured out there was a loose connection in the electrical system of the dash board. For years I would explain the problem of the spontaneous windshied wipers,losing my digital readout of speed/odometer readings, crazy cruise control happenings, eventually the car would randomly not start for no apparent reason,ect.ect., but always I would get a blank stare from the mechanics. Finally,before we left for vacation this past June we paid over $700 to get the main computer module replaced finally fixing the problem we thought, until a few days later at the museum in Chicago. Jeff and his amazing team of mechanics painstakingly EXORCISED THE POLTERGEIST FOREVER. Our vacation continued and a day later my regulator broke on the driver side window in downtown Chicago on the way to another museum. This time I had Jeff's number on speed dial in my cell phone. When I told Jeff where I was with a window that would not go up, his response was "you better stay away from museums," a mechanic with a sense of humor to boot.
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
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Jan 15, 2011
The only mechanics I have ever trusted. I have recommended them to several friends and family members who have also been happy.
Feb 28, 2011
Friendly, reliable, honest, competent. They remember you and remember your car. They are not interested in a few $, they want you as a customer. They correctly diagnose the issue whether they are working on my 10 year old GMC van or 3 year old Lexus. This is old-fashioned, small-town service in the big city.
Oct 08, 2011
My opinion of McCormick is less than stellar. I started going to McCormick on the recommendation of friends, family and AAA. My recommenders swear by the service at McCormick, however in the past year, I have had two major repairs done by them (clutch and timing belt service @ 105k), both of which failed on me within 10,000 miles after the repair was done (done right, given that my car is well maintained and in otherwise good working order and I tend to drive like a grandma, these repairs should have lasted minimum 6x that). I've also had them start work on my car without contacting me and asking me if that's what I wanted. Another thing that potential customers should know is that unless you ask, the techs at McCormick do not present various options for repairing your car. In my experience, they are a 'locate the problem and replace the part as recommended by the dealer'. They have never offered me a preference in which type of parts I would like (the quality of parts available in the US varies drastically). I believe my two major repair failures by them were a result of simply going by the book and not bothering to check surrounding parts/problems that may have caused the need for the repair in the first place. Overall, they are open and helpful, and if you ask the right questions, they will give you answers, but they do not offer any explanation or options up front. They also seriously messed up and completely stripped the threads on many of the bolts they had to deal with for the clutch job, which is uncool and ultimately unsafe. I won't condemn them completely, as a number of friends and family who have been going to them for years have had great success. Perhaps they just don't do so well with my make of car, but I won't be going back there.

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