Tahoe Automotive

  • 4.4 of 5 stars
7 reviews

1798 W Hintz Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, us

(847) 394-3030


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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)
Jul 07, 2000
Insisted I did NOT need a brak job, despite my protestations that my 1997 Maxima with 40,000 miles needed a brake job. Also, very trustworthy, no hidden charges, very reasonable. Great honest guys!
May 28, 2004
When I would turn my car to the left one of the back wheels would make a rythmic whup whup whup sound. Afte talking to some friends, most believed that the wheel bearings were shot. Granted you don't know without looking, but I thought I was doomed. I had also figured that at 65K miles the rear brakes were about ready to go. I dropped the car off and called the next morning, the first news I got was that the brakes were fine and the wheel bearings were OK, but he didn't know what the noise was. I said that was OK if he can't find it he can't find it. He asked if he could keep it for another couple of hours because it was bugging him that he couldn't figure it out. I didn't care, I already dodged the $$$ bullet so I siad go ahead. I think he had the car for a total of four hours and he finally found out what it was, a plate or something had become bent so he straightened it and the noise went away. My best guess is that he charged me for what I would expect to pay for 1 hour of labor. Granted he didn't have to do too much to fix the problem, but it took a lot to find it, and since he did fix something that was causing me to take 3 right turns for every left I wanted to take I would have gladly paid more. I've found my new mechanic.
Aug 17, 2001
Scott fixed a leaky oil valve gasket for about half what another local small chain shop wanted. The other shop wanted to replace some other parts, but Scott just wiped the wires clean of excess oil, charged me for the gasket and labor, not the new wires. The car has been running fine ever since. I also brought the car in for an exhaust headpipe. I assume the part is fairly expensive yet easy to install because his price was the same as the shop that took care of my rear exhaust system a year ago, and I am convinced his labor rate is less than theirs.
Mar 13, 2005
Scott Kendall is the kind of mechanic you want! Thanks to you all for the recommendation! I happened to Google for Tahoe automotive and found two great articles he wrote for trade magazines. (Try it!) The articles tell how he has done troubleshooting of electrical and emissions problems. Read and you'll want the guy to work on YOUR car. We brought in a 97 Sable with the battery light on the dash coming on intermittently. He drove the car quite a bit but couldn't get the light to come on again. He said to bring it in again as soon as it shows. Seeing in articles how he can diagnose computer problems I asked him to look at the troubleshooting the reason the ABS light is on on my 97 Mustang GT. I have long ago given up on having the ABS working. Unfortunately, his computer software couldn't talk to the Mustang. His rates are very reasonable. We ended up paying only $25 each for oil changes!
Jun 25, 2010
They are very knowledgeable and will work on any problem, big or small on old or new vehicles.
May 24, 2009
Scott Kendall evaluated and repaired my air-conditioning very quickly. With such an expensive and necessary accessory,the opportunity to milk the customer with fancy language and 'hidden' problems is huge. My repair was handled honestly and economically. Many thanks.
Aug 22, 2012
  • Rymnd9
They used to be very honest but lately you don't deal with Scott anymore. It's a different guy you deal with, he tried to sell you unnecesary work, like flushes. Now they try to sell thing that who knows if you needed without taking care of the real problem.... I brought the car for a engine noise and they sell me tune-up, front and rear breaks, it was like a $1500 of repair and a week later when I pick up the car, the noise was still there and my car break down and yunk it.... After $1500 of repair....

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