Harry's Foreign American Auto Service

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
3 reviews

19 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, MA 02135, us

(617) 782-1191


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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)
Jul 03, 2003
I found Harry by (ahem) accident after I rammed a car on Brighton Ave. The whole front of my Civic was crunched in, practically to the windshield. Harry was the nearest place to tow the thing. After Harry got through with it, you would never know it wasn't still a new car. Beautiful work. Even better, I had finally found a mechanic I could trust. Being the classic clueless chick, being able to trust the guy is huge. And Harry's shop is a joy. The work isn't particularly cheap, but always top notch and I always felt I was being treated well. The only problems I ever had were when I took it in after a clandestine visit to Jiffy Lube - he always knew - and it was like cheating on him. Visiting Harry is more than going to a garage. He keeps a scrapbook of cars he's worked on and will make you flip through the before and after pictures, pointing out his work with pride. He tries to play matchmaker between single customers. His mom and dad are in and out. He's papered walls with letters from happy customers. It's a very warm place. CAVEAT - I moved away more than 5 years ago (and wish I could still take my car there, can't find anyone good in DC) so all this could have changed. But if the place is still there and Harry's still in charge, I can't recommend him highly enough.
Sep 10, 2005
We've been customers of Harry's for over 10 years. The most recent incident (okay accident) was on Labor Day. Our 1994 Camary was swipped by a huge disesal truck. No injuries but we couldn't get the gas cap off and we were running low on fuel - besides being shook up from the near miss. We knew Harry would be home, if he wasn't in the shop. Sure enough he came right out as we drove up - opened the shop and straightened out the cap enough for us to be on our way. Harry doesn't do this for everyone but as the previous reviewer said. His shop isn't just a repair place but a community. We moved out of the city, but still travel the hour to Harry's for ALL our repairs. Yes, even oil changes 'cause he will know and you just can't take the guilt! We'll be moving on to our third car soon and we will continue to depend on Harry for excellent repair and service.
Dec 14, 2007
I have been going to Harry's garage for about 15 years now and over the years Harry has become just more than a mechanic, but a friend as well. Harry is one of the best and most honest mechanic's that I have ever come across. He will honestly tell you if something is not worth fixing or if the car is ready to go to car heaven. Many mechanics would fix such items just for the dollars involved, but not Harry. Harry is a bit talkative and always willing to explain what he repaired and the old parts are right there for inspection. Be willing to talk politics and the problems of the world as well over a cup of coffee and donut! The price and quality of work is worth every penny. I now live 120 miles from Harry's Garage and still bring my car in for repairs...wouldn't trust anybody else with my baby.

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