Rod's Auto Repair

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews

6114 Merriam Ln, #B, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203, us

(913) 677-1818


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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)
Aug 11, 2006
I've been taking my cars to Rod's for twelve years, and this morning when Tim, who's the guy I go to, gave me some good advice (for free) about a transmission problem, it occurred to me to post their name on the Car Talk list of recommended car repair shops. (To be honest, the thought had crossed before; but because it's such a small business, I didn't want to have to wait longer than I already do--a couple days--to get my own car in.) Over the years, I've had all kinds of things done at Rod's (except transmissions, body work, and exhaust system work), and I've NEVER HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM. One warning, though: Be sure to get good directions or get a map from MapQuest or somewhere before you try to find the place. It's off the proverbial beaten path.
Aug 18, 2011
I have taken our family vehicles to Rod's for close to 15 years now, and my kids are starting to take their vehicles there now as well. While car repair is never "cheap", the guys at Rod's are more interested in making sure our vehicles work properly than in making a buck. And if there is an alternative way around a problem, they are glad to give you several suggestions and lots of help. Some examples: 1) my daughter had an elderly college car that burned oil. Instead of recommending a big engine repair, they just suggested we put a pint of oil in it when needed and not spend the money. 2) When a suspension sensor went out on our Tahoe, they suggested we not get it fixed since the cost would be pretty high for the benefit we'd get out of it. 3) when my daughter had a problem with her A/C, our mechanic checked out the problem and found out that a $300 sensor had gone bad. Noticing that it wasn't an original Honda part, he checked with the manufacturer and convinced them to replace it free, even though the part had been replaced when someone else owned the car 4) knowing how much I detest car shopping, Rod's put me in touch with an auto broker that they know and trust. He found and arranged the purchase of a new Tahoe for us that we are still happily driving 130k miles later

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