500 Automotive Service

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
5 reviews

5258 Crawfordsville Rd, Wayne, IN 46224, us

(317) 243-3853


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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)
Oct 25, 1997
500 Automotive kept my 1984 Pontiac Sunbird running for 11 years, an admirable achievement for that piece of junk. When I had to replace the warped engine head, mechanic Kevin worked on it late at night (at no extra cost to me) because I needed the car and was on a freelance writer's income --that's an oxymoron! They even found a buyer for my car after telling me I needed a newer one. However, the newly repaired Sunbird was then totalled by a hit-and-run drug dealer on the lam! Now I have a 92 Mazda 626 which my mechanics spent all day checking (before I bought it) at no cost to me. They worry about me like a kid sister, and whenever I take the car in for maintenance or repair, they fix it right away and call me if they find anything wrong. Once, they fixed my brakes without calling first because the brakes were so bad; they said if I couldn't afford to pay the bill all at once, I could pay in increments. They once spent all day locating an electrical problem on my sister's car, and when they discovered it was only a loose bolt, they did not even charge her!
Jul 21, 1998
I've only been there one time. Local toyota dealership told me they would have to pull the head to repair a leak. Part of the cooling system on a 1989 toyota pu 22RE engine. Pipe goes into the side of engine below sorta fuel injection manifold. Dealership wanted $845. Ed did the job removing the manifold not pulling the head for $211. and replaced 4 seals on fuel injectors in the process to boot! I called today to schedual another appointment auto transmission doesn't shift into overdrive (yea i know 2 speed rearend ) before i could get through ED tells me about a ? cable ,line whatever that he may have gotten out of adjustment when doing prior work. Take it next monday he will take care of it. NEED I SAY MORE.
Jul 28, 2008
I have a 1995 Mazda 626 with over 210,000 miles. It has been a great car, despite the fact that the 95 Mazdas had terrible transmissions. (I didn't know that when I bought it in 1998. Mine just started acting up in first gear at 198,000 miles. Ed sent me to a very honest, Christian transmission specialist to run tests on it. First gear is starting to fail, but car still runs pretty well. Ed takes care of all my regular oil changes and all repairs. I have been going to 500 Automotive for years. He is really on my case now to get rid of the Mazda because it needs more parts (a strut, another tail pipe & muffler, transmission) than it's worth. He's that honest. He could make a few boat payments if I fixed everything, but he does not want me to put a ton of money in a 14-year old car.
Nov 07, 2011
May 08, 2006
We have been taking our vehicles to 500 for about twenty years. We obviously are very satisfied with both how our cars or trucks have been treated as well as how we are treated. Work has been done on various vehicles that we have owned -- Nissans and Volvos. We have also purchased used cars, but only after 500 has gone through them and told us the condition. When we have needed some body work or frame work, the other companies that 500 has told us about have also been top notch. I always recommend 500 to friends who are having car difficulties.

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