Thompson Auto Repair

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
2 reviews

406 Mechanic St, Emporia, KS 66801, us

(620) 343-3122


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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)
Sep 06, 2006
Gary Thompson runs a 1-man shop, and I'm really glad I found him. He is a great mechanic - the reason I didn't answer the question about responding well when they screw something up is because he's never screwed anything up for me, and that's in 7 years of regular maintenance. He treats female customers with respect and openness, and that's a treasure enough. One of his female customers has put over 500,000 miles on her car, with his maintenance one of the key factors in its longevity. I tell him she's my role model - I'm only up to about 125,000 so far. Gary is patient and friendly, in addition to being a good mechanic. He gets the highest recommendation. Thanks Gary!
Oct 18, 2006
Gary was recommended to me by a friend in 1978. I was peddling around in a 1968 MGB with unknown mileage. He was described as being "good with foreign cars". He synchronized my twin SU carbs perfectly and has worked on every clunker we've had since. My 70 Chev half ton has 151K, my 92 Camry 177K. The Suburu had 149K before it was flattened by a 300 ft radio tower during a windstorm.(He doesn't do bodywork on customer cars or it might STILL be rollin' along.) Gary has many qualities but as a mechanic he has just the right combination of skill, integrity, frugality,communication skills and sense of humor to earn the respect of the overwhelming majority of his customers. Neither is his ego so delicate that he won't send you to a competitor if he thinks it appropriate. Once you've seen his mint 1965 1/2 Mustang convertible you realize just how much passion he has for the profession.

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