Skf Automotive

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
15 reviews

214 Portsea St, New Haven, CT 06519, us

(203) 789-9888


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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 07, 2007
i took my car to ray for 5 yrs while a grad student at yale. I am not a car expert, but he seemed to always be honest and competent. I would like to think that he helped keep my car running longer/better than it otherwise might have. Ray has a strong /opinionated personality and does not always come across as the friendliest guy, so you may either like him or hate him. he always seemed to be VERY strict on picking up the car by about 4:30PM so that he could leave by 5, which could be a problem if you don't have a flexible job (just 1 example of Ray's distinctive style). Overall, I was pleased with Ray and SKF, but you need to be able to live with Ray.
Jul 26, 2010
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Ray does excellent work!
May 22, 2009
I found Ray via this site, and he fixed my problems perfectly first-time. However, I have to say, I paid more for my fix than seemed entirely fair. I came knowing what was wrong (several brake issues, not minor) and having some idea of a fair cost for a fix; Ray did exactly what I had thought needed to be done (though he also checked a lot of other stuff, which was great). The price was a fair bit higher than I had expected for the same fix. I find Ray to be gruff, but I did like how he explained everything when I came in to pick the car up. I'm a woman; I have no idea if this made any difference whatsoever to my experience. Overall: very good mechanic, and I appreciated his poking around to make sure everything was in good condition. But the price seemed high.
Jul 26, 2010
Ray was recommended by a good friend and I am very grateful to my dear buddy for sending me to SKF. Any work he has done is through, he calls when he has a question, and his work is trustworthy.
Apr 01, 2014
  • daveboring
I had a pre-purchase inspection of a car done here and these guys literally saved my chestnuts. Despite a clean Car Fax report they noticed some unusual rust and sand under the car. They then kept digging (and digging) until they found the trunk full of beach sand, corrosion and salt water. Obviously a "hurricane Sandy" type car. Needless to say I ran away from that deal. I can't thank these guys enough.

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