Halcombs import service

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
3 reviews

1108 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN, us

(812) 339-6927


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild 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)
May 29, 1997
Lin has some limitations in the problems that he will be able to repair and he readily volunteers the information. He is about the most honest professional mechanic I have met. He is willing to work with you in a manner that allows you to reduce the cost of repairs and is very knowledgable about VWs (both water and air cooled). In my last interaction with him this last week I needed hubs and wheelbearings replaced. He told me the price from his supplier: hubs $61 wheelbearings $51, I found them for $28 and $19 respectively on the web and ordered them. We scheduled the next morning to do the work (parts were to be delivered to his shop be overnite freight). I got to the shop at 9:00AM and the parts were supposed to be there. So I waited in the garage with Lin while he was working on other cars and discussed everything from hostas and peonies to the location on TDC on a MGB. At about 11:30 it was time for Lin to break for lunch, he asked me if I wanted to come along and he even offered to pay. So we both had a fried hot dog and french fries at Wee Willies and Lin picked up the check. We went back to the shop and the parts still hadn't arrived so Lin said he would put them in on Saturday and I went on to my afternoon faculty meeting. Lin replaced the parts on Saturday morning and charged me $90 for labor. The total cost was $201 for repacing both front hubs a bearings. No other shop in town would have done done it for less than $350. This was typical of the type of business I have had with him over the past five years with the exception of the free lunch.
Jun 26, 2002
I LOVE LYN!!!!!!! I have a '85 Nissan pick-up and Lyn's the only mechanic for me (and all my friends with foreign cars). I was recommanded to Lyn by a girl friend of mine when my head gasket blew on my newly (for me that is) purchased Nissan in 1997. With a bit of creative finanacing we worked out a deal and here it is now June '02 and though the body is rusted off the engine's running fine. I have always felt that Lyn's giving me the low down on any problem I have had and he always finds a reasonably priced answer. As a matter of fact when I had to have my fuel pump replaced a second time within a year, he looked at me and said "Nicole, if anything else happens to the fuel system don't you dare bring this truck back-it's had it's day and soon we will put it to rest for good." He's such a great guy that he's even helping me look for a new vehicle-which will absolutely be a foreign make/model as I cannot afford loose him as a mechanic!
Aug 22, 2003
Lyn is a great mechanic... I would reccommend him to anyone needing a new alternator, starter, etc. Basically non- intensive repairs. I echo the above comment about head gasket work. I called him 2 years ago when the head gasket blew on my '88 toyota pickup. He hemmed and hawwed about working on it and finally when pressed, said he didn't want to do it. I agree this was probably "tough love" as I had to get a Hayne's manual and do it myself. Like the above gentleman, I learned a lot about my truck, and therefore haven't been back to Lyn's shop because my trusty Hayne's manual and I have conquered all!!! (knock on wood!)

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