Auto Tech of Athens

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
18 reviews

170 Coile Dr, Athens, GA 30606, us

(706) 549-3316


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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)
May 13, 2006
My wife and I have been taking our Toyota(s) to Autotech for over 20 years. In fact, they're so good that part of the reason we keep buying Toyotas is so we don't have to consider going other mechanics. Everyone we have ever sent there never goes anywhere else again.
Oct 09, 2007
My wife and I both have Japanese cars. The guys at Autotech are fantastic--they charge fairly, they're helpful, they explain everything, they give accurate estimates, they do good work, and they're honest. The jerks at lube shops were always telling my wife she needed work done on her car just b/c they thought they could rip her off--one time, they tried to convince her to get new brakes on the spot. Luckily, a friend recommended Autotech--when we took the car there, they told her that her brakes were fine. So, about a year later, when she finally really did need new brakes, we were happy to take our business to Autotech, as we've been doing for about three years now. I trust them.
Oct 13, 2007
I have used Auto Tech since 1989. They have serviced and repaired multiple cars that I have owned during that time....they are great, trustworthy, honest and reasonably priced. If you own a Honda or Toyota then you should not be taking it to anyone else if you live in the Athens Area....
Aug 22, 2008
They have been great since the first time I bought a car 20 years ago. Always willing to find salvage or rebuilt parts when that is acceptable, will tell you why when it is not. They explain problems thoroughly and don't treat you like you're incapable of understanding. Honest, creative about problem solving and reasonably priced. I only wish I had asked if they worked on Subaru before I bought one!
Aug 22, 2008
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We've been using them for years, and they've never steered us wrong. This is one of those rare shops where they'll actually tell you that something *doesn't* need to be done even if you go in thinking that it does.
Dec 21, 2010
I wish I had discovered Auto Tech years ago. They're a bit hidden, but they are by far the best mechanics I've ever had the joy of working with. They only work on Japanese cars, but they love their Hondas and Toyotas and know how to pamper them. What sealed the deal for me was the time I went in with my check engine light on. Doug said, "Well, your light's not important. It's just the rear oxygen sensor - it died again. Since you don't live in Atlanta, it doesn't matter. You can fix that any time. On the other hand, your battery is about to die..." A less honest mechanic would have told me I had to replace the sensor and totally not mentioned the battery issue, especially since they were out of batteries. Best thing about their shop? It's all still paper, all still done by hand. You never have to worry about the computer system screwing you over.
Jun 23, 2011
They have been the best for my Toyotas over the past 2 decades. Even helped me sell my 1990 Camry. They keep complete records and know the history of all of my cars.
Feb 16, 2013
  • Athensjim
Auto-Tech is an excellent reason for buying only Japanese cars. They are honest, competent, fair, intelligent, and funny. I have been going to them for over 20 years, and they have never goofed with any of my cars. Best thing about them: they foster family togetherness. My daughters moved away from Athens, but they come back into town every so often to have Auto-Tech work on their cars. Then maybe they stop and see dad. Worst thing about them: Nissan won't let them have the shop manual for my hybrid. Conclusion: call them, see if they can work on your car (they can work on almost all Japanese cars), and if they can, then bring it in. If they can't, then get another car!

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