Smitty's Automotive Service

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
12 reviews

2920 NE 19th Dr # 8, Gainesville, FL 32609, us

(352) 373-3060

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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator 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 07, 2011
Nov 06, 2005
I had an intermittant starter problem that they couldn't make happen for them. They didn't charge me of their time or for "storage" of my car. I brought it back later and they were able to isolate the problem to the starter which they replaced.
Nov 07, 2011
Feb 27, 2001
They provdie rides to UF, Santa Fe or home. They are a nice dad/daughter operation with great mechanics.
Oct 10, 2002
Smitty and Colin are both the most honest and friendly mechanics with whom I have ever had the pleasure of dealing in my 52 years. I recommend them without hesitation. If they cant fix it, they will help you find someone who can.
Jan 26, 2009
Smitty is honest, dependable and does great work. Found him through Car Talk. He fixes what is wrong and doesn't hit you with a long list of "other" fixes when you pick up the car like the dealerships do. I've never had a problem after his work. It's a shame that I've moved away since I've had to go to the dealer for basic repairs again. I now have to decide if I want to keep my 8 year old car or trade it in and I'm going back to Smitty to get his advice. He's the only one I trust!
Nov 07, 2003
Very nice team of mechanics and management. I have stopped taking my VW to the dealer in Gainesville and only go to Smitty's now.
Apr 02, 2007
I asked Smitty to provide an independent opinion when I was looking at a used Volvo. His assessment was quick and thorough, and he took time to explain everything to me, a dolt who knows little to nothing about cars. I waited the hour it took for the inspection in a nice, comfortable room with a tv and lots of reading material. Great experience with this mechanic, highly recommended.
Nov 10, 2007
My son attends UF, and as out of town parents, who pay the bills, you are at a mechanics mercy when something happens. We were very lucky to find this place on Car Talk. Had my sons car towed their for a starter problem, it was fixed imediatly, very reasonbly priced. Some other work was recomended, we elected to only have the starter replaced. Month or so later CV joints went out, again had the car towed, and again the work was done imediatly and reasonably priced. Would highly recomend to any one. I wished we could find someone in our home town as honest, fair, helpful and freindly to deal with. The Callen family
Jan 29, 2011
I needed a new place to service my Saturn, as the Mitsubishi dealership that took over Saturn wants $80 just to hook my car up to the computer. Smitty's did it for free, provided me a ride while they inspected my entire car, and came up with a fair quote. I'm definitely taking the car back to have them service it.

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