Reliable Auto Repair

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
5 reviews

2464 20th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33713, us

(727) 321-4334


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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)
Jan 22, 2001
My daughter goes to school in St. Petersburg and has her Jeep with her. I didn't know anyone there when her car needed repairs. She got a ridiculous quote from the Jeep dealer which is when I used this web site to pick Reliable Auto Repair based on the testimonials here. I now want to add my comments. Bob was amazing. Thoroughly explained his diagnosis, fixed it in a timely fashion, and could not have been more accomodating. While the Jeep dealer wanted to totally replace something for $800, Bob just replaced some of the parts for $150, for the same net effect. I can unequivocally recommend this garage to anyone in the St. Pete area. Interestingly, he had no idea he was mentioned on this web site. When I told him how I found out about his garage, he was somewhat incredulous. Just a great guy running what seems to be an honest business.
May 20, 2007
I went to Reliable with a list of items from the manufacturers recommended 30000 mile service and a few additional items, 1) examine brake wear and provide recommendation, 2) replace antifreeze, 3) service a/c, 4) check clutch engagement shuttering problem. Bob took a look at my tires and immediately recommended a front-end alignment. He doesn't do alignments but recommended a couple of local shops that he trusted would do a good alignment. I laughed out loud on hearing how low the bill was. He reported the antifreeze coolant was clear and didn't need replacing; reported the brakes had almost no wear (on a truck with 40000 miles); gave me good advice about the clutch and handed over my truck on time.
Sep 02, 2008
Bob always listens carefully to your explanation and sounds of the problems. calls others over to hear customer make sounds if necessary. They diagnose the problem before doing any work and let the customer know before hand the actual problem found and cost and time to do repairs. Costs are much lower than dealers because of lower overhead. Bob and crew are always happy to see me and other customers no matter how busy they are at that moment. I recommend "Reliable Bobaloo" to anyone with car problems old cars and new models alike. Bob is like taking your car to the "Car Talk" show in many ways. His diagnosis are usually right, just from customers discriptions and sounds.
Mar 23, 2012
  • GCarl
Bob, Dan, and other techs are just terrific. We have had our business trucks (Ford,Dodge Sprinter),personal cars (Toyota,Honda, Lexus), and those of our employees (Hyundai and more) repaired fairly,promptly, and inexpensively for nearly 20 years. Sometimes they just can't find the problem and then usually don't charge. They also love warm, really dark chocolate brownies w/pecans.
May 01, 2014
  • MikeDe
I have been taking cars to Bob for over 20 years. The most honest and knowledgeable mechanic you could ever have. I have referred over 25 other people to Reliable Auto and the feedback is incredibly good. Do yourself a favor and take the worry out of your car repair and maintenance needs by taking your car here.

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