Japanese Motorworks Incorporated

  • 4.4 of 5 stars
10 reviews

200 Firefighter Ct, Athens, GA 30607, us

(706) 549-5222


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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)
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Feb 15, 1999
JMW specialized in Japanese cars, of course. I just had a 90K service and timing belt/water pump replacement done of my 91 Acura Integra. I was very pleased with the service, and with the fact that the mechanic, Pete Haughton, who is also a co-owner, talked with me before and after the work going over everything that was done..and why. Pete also alerted me to a problem that needed immediate attention: one of my tires was separating. And to top things off, their price was about 25% less that the Acura dealer. Hats off to Pete and Japanese Motor Works! P.S. I went to them after reading reviews on Car Talk!!
Apr 05, 2000
Due to the fact that my car is rusting out from within (winter road care up North), one repair led to another on my Honda. Joe took it back with a smile, repaired what needed to be quickly and with regard to my schedule, and let me off once without paying and twice with what seemed to me a very reasonable bill. Genuinely sympathetic about the degenerative condition of my car's underbelly and informative.
Sep 26, 2000
Japanese Motor Works used to be my favorite place to recommend anyone with a Japanese automobile to go to get repair work done. This was until recently, when I had them go ahead and do about $1300 of work on my 1985 Subaru(which was a new clutch, master cylinder, rear brake drums and shoes, and new radiator). I drove the car into the shop in early June and told them it would be awhile before I could pick it up. They were "ok" with the car being left so long and they DID complete the work in about a week. However, as I was going to coming to get the car in late July/early August, I got a call from them regarding my car. They told me that while they were "pulling the car around back" my timing belt(one of them) had snapped and the car was not running anymore. I was very upset about this...unfortunately this was not all that had happened! After towing the car up to Ohio so I could get it fixed, I found that they had left the air cleaner cover bolts off(losing them) and also, with all of the brake work I had done they left the brake fluid sensor disconnected AND the brake system unbled(a potentially life threatening situation). So, needless to say I DO NOT RECOMMEND this shop to anybody anymore. I believe that if you drive a car into the shop, you should be able to drive it out...and also a person should be able to depend on a shop to actually do the work at hand. With all the money I spent on the brake system, they SHOULD have bled the brakes and reconnected the brake fluid sensor.
May 21, 2004
These guys are the best thing since sliced bread!!! Better knowledge than the dealer or anyother shop in Athens. Very high tech and Peter does a great job explaining what those patterns on his scope mean. Every one else wanted to put parts on the car to "see if this might just fix it" and Peter and his scope was able to zero right in on the problem! No parts needed, just a bad ground wire! it now runs like new! I recomend every one to go there.
Jun 24, 2007
The dealer told us that our old Toyota needed new thresher bearings and was ready to be junked. Japanese Motor Works correctly diagnosed it as a bad clutch and loose engine mounts and we've driven it thousands of miles since.
Nov 06, 2011
Apr 01, 2008
A timer belt in my subaru was misaligned in another shop in Monroe,GA causing severe drivability problems,engine missing.Peter immediately diagnosed the problem, took pictures to prove it and charged a reasonable fee to fix it properly.Now I won't even let someone else change the oil.

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