Dave Mays Automotive

  • 3.9 of 5 stars
6 reviews

2905 Ne 19th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32609, us

(352) 372-7617


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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)
Apr 30, 2002
Dave has been keeping our clunkers on the road for years. We can't afford really good cars, but he always seems to be able to revive them and does it honestly and affordably.
Jul 04, 2005
I've taken my cars to Dave for 20 years. He has a good crew and is usually available to interprete the technical nuances for the lay person. He keeps records on your car's repair history for you. His shop handles all sorts of cars and conditions, from the regular maintenance on my new car to keeping my 10 year old functioning while I shopped. I always appreciate the staff's helpful suggestions sorting out a major problem.
Apr 29, 2006
I drive a on-demand 4 wheel drive vehicle, and use the 4 WD LOW frequently. The vehicle is 10+ years old, with over 150K miles. I started having problems turning in 4WD LOW and my "usual" mechanic could not diagnose the problem. They suggested I go to Tampa to a 4WD specialty shop. I gave Dave Mays' shop a try - and they diagnosed and fixed the problem at a decent price! They will now be my usual mechanic. They did a similar miracle on my husband's Honda Air Conditioner - after two mechanics could not fix it. FYI, I gave Dave Mays a try because he is on the local public radio board.
Jan 28, 2010
I have the honor of being Dave's 1st customer (back in 1969) when he did mechanic work on the side as he was then a grad student in entomology. Since that time, I have made a practice of only having my cars serviced by Dave Mays and many of my friends (including my daughter) are on the band wagon -- and quite happily so.
Mar 31, 2011
Dave and his crew went above and beyond the call of duty to diagnose and fix a real sticky wicket of a problem. They warrantee their work for 4000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first. I have never met a more honest and competent and intelligent and respectful mechanic in the 50 years that I have been a car owner!
Jul 18, 2013
  • Squeaker
I took my car in for diagnostics and was told they would call me that day with an estimate. They did not call me, so before closing time I called them and was told that it would take them a few days to "track down the parts" (parts that I later found with no difficulty). They also hadn't informed me that they would be closed for the following 4 days, so my car was at Dave Mays for 6 days...all for a diagnosis and an estimate for three needed repairs. There was no apology for the 4 day delay, and I was charged $100 for the diagnosis. I was very optimistic about this mechanic after reading the positive reviews here, but I will not be using their services in the future.

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