Myrtle Avenue Automotive Service

  • 3.3 of 5 stars
3 reviews

30 Diaz St, Stamford, CT 06902, us

(203) 967-2550


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Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator work
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
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 05, 2008
Vinny, the owner of Myrtle Avenue Repair, actually found my car. My mother had been going to his garage for a few months when I got my license and was looking for a car. We were buying privately and twice brought in a car and he looked it over free of charge (both times saying they had too many problems for it to be a good deal). After try number 2, he offered to keep his eye out at his eye out for a car. A week later we got a call from him saying that a customer was selling a Chevrolet in excellent condition. To make a long story short, the car was a steal, and still runs great (it's a 1996 Monte Carlo with 130K miles--pretty impressive that it's still doing so well). Vinny is incredibly fair, his labor prices are the cheapest I've seen, and he never, EVER, tries to push something you don't need. He always takes the time to explain exactly what needs to be done, so well that I've learned a thing or two about cars just from his explanations. His garage is also open on Saturdays, which is so convenient. I can't recommend this garage enough, their work is dynamite, their prices are the lowest you'll find in Fairfield County, and their staff is tremendously courteous and helpful. Two thumbs up, no question.
Feb 06, 2011
Vinny dose good work at a fair price. He has worked on all 4 of our cars, and we have always been pleased with his speed and knowledge.
Jan 20, 2022
  • sabrina.buckwalter_179169
After reading all the positive reviews of Myrtle Ave, I thought I would be in good hands, but Vinny treated me so poorly, I was almost in tears. I was essentially kicked out because I had my daughter with me. If you're a parent, and have no child care during this difficult time, you bring your child along wherever you go. When I called Myrtle Ave on Tuesday morning (1/18) to inquire about doing a diagnostic test, I asked if I could bring my daughter with me. Vinny told to come early and he could get me in and out so we wouldn't have to wait too long. The next day (1/19) when I showed up, it seemed he forgot that conversation, and presumed I'd be leaving and picking up the car later (where am I going to go when there's nothing in the neighborhood and I have no car and no bus card?). Needless to say, we stayed put and sat in the two dirty chairs that were off to the side in the actual garage. We sat there for half an hour before he brought our car in to work on it. As my daughter loves to learn about cars, I asked if we could stand to the side and watch from a distance. We were, after all, inside the actual garage and were in the space in which the mechanics were working anyway. For some reason that set Vinny off and he rudely told me a garage was no place for kids. I agree, it's not, but that's why I also asked if I could bring her the day before, asking if there would be a place for us to wait. He didn't tell me the waiting area consisted of two chairs inside the actual garage. He then proceeded to get my car, drive it out and kicked us out. Just beware parents -- I'm not condoning the practice of bringing your kids to a mechanic, I'm just warning others about the lack of humanity he exhibited. It should be a cautionary tale of how this man treats people who may be seeking his help but are limited by whatever means. For what it's worth, I ended up going down the road to Diego's Mechanics, who not only welcomed my daughter, but made us both feel at home. Diego treated us with kindness, and eventually won over my business. Myrtle Ave may be cheap, but it should say something that I was willing to pay twice as much at Diego's just because the service was good.

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