Portland Motor Sales

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
6 reviews

513 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04103, us

(207) 879-0124


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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)
Mar 30, 2007
John and his crew are wonderful people. When we've been stranded, they've even made HOUSE CALLS to help us out. We trust them, and have not been disappointed.
Apr 06, 2001
Simply put, John Gove is the best--one of a kind!
Jun 21, 2004
I have searched for three years for a local mechanic I can trust and finally found John at Portland motor sales. They are INCREDIBLY friendly and knowledgable. I have a friend who brought her car in thinking there was something terribly wrong, but John found it was something simple and charged her only $5 for labor. Last month I was told by another shop where I got my oil changed that I needed to replace my timing belt as soon as possible, but when I called John to ask him about it, he looked into my car model requirements explained that it could definitely wait another 20,000 miles. If you are looking for good mechanics you can trust, this is DEFINITELY the place to call.
Aug 12, 2005
I have a 1992 Honda Accord that John has become very familar with and he jokingly says that he had to hire a honda mechanic because of me. He has always been kind and honest and doesn't fix anything that doesn't need to be fixed. I would recommend Portland Motor sales to anyone.
Nov 16, 2006
This has been my first visit to Portland Motor Sales. I had read other reviews on here and thought I would give them a try. They were great. When I walked in there were two woman waiting for their cars that were all smiles and having a good time laughing with John. You never saw that at the local dealership. The price was absolutely amazing. Especially considering that my car requires an all synthetic oil. They performed a 60,000 mile service, state inspected the car, replaced several bulbs, and reinstalled the vacuum line at the air box for $204.00. The vacuum line had to be reinstalled because the dealership, that I had gone to previously, didn't reinstall it during my last visit to them. This caused the engine light to go on. The 60,000 mile service at the dealership is $750.00 to give you a comparison on how great the price is. Also, most garages charge at least $75 to diagnose why the engine light is on. They didn't charge me any diagnoses fee and didn't charge to reinstall the vacuum line. Now that I have Portland Motor Sales to work on my car, I no longer regret owning a Saab. If you want quality work at the best price go to Portland Motor Sales.
May 21, 2008
It doesn't get better than this! John loves cars, want to do it right, and thrives on having loyal repeat customers. I couldn't answer the question about when they screw up, because they never have! It's also hard to answer about prices being "reasonable", because good work is not cheap. But I trust John (the owner) that they will do what is needed, do it right, and charge us a fair price. Whenever I've inquired about a certain charge, John has been able to explain it. (No charges just waiting for us to question so that they can come off!) John also sells some cars, and is a true gentleman in that business. He once quoted us a price on a car they were about to start getting ready for sale. By the time it was ready he had put in more money (e.g. time) than he expected -- but he held fast to the promised price. It's even better: John has been known to make "house" calls. I'd not make a habit of it, but on occasion he's come to help us out, rather than wait for expensive delay of a tow.

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