Alternative Garage

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
6 reviews

3024 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, us

(205) 322-4830


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Happily gives binding estimates
Specializes in Radiator work
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Specializes in Transmission 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)
Nov 06, 2011
Feb 08, 1999
This garage is a godsend. Nearly every other graduate student I know has taken their import to this place. Usually, they are much cheaper than either the dealer or the chain garages. They are timely, honest, courteous, and CLEAN.
Jun 01, 2000
Glen has been maintaining my wife's Volvo Station Wagon for a few years now. He has done a lot of work on it for us and has always been great. His prices are very reasonable, the work is done quickly, and he is very friendly and informative about what needs to be done. He has always been very honest concerning charges for repairs. He was recommended to me by a long-term customer, and I in turn highly recommend him.
Jan 22, 2004
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Chip is the BMW guy and I used him for years. Very knowledgeable. However, some diagnostic work is sent to Stephen's Garage on 1st Ave South.
Jul 03, 2006
I trust the people at Alternative Garage primarily because 10 years ago I brought my car in for a second opinion on an expensive repair recommended by another shop. Alternative G. told me that I did not need that repair but did need some much less expensive work. I am a woman, know nothing about cars, and would have believed them if they seconded the recommendation of the first shop. They made their recommended repairs and the car was fine. They have had my business ever since.
Jul 07, 2007
there are probably 50 mechanics that are closer to me than Rob @ Alternative Garage but I continue to go to Rob because he is honest, reasonable and a great mechanic.

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