Advance Auto Center, Inc.

  • 4.2 of 5 stars
9 reviews

320 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458, us

(617) 964-2886


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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)
Oct 16, 2006
I've been going to advance for 12 years, all my friends and family go to them now(they all love them), if there is a problem with the car, they will make sure it is fixed right
Jan 19, 1999
I knew I found a keeper of a shop when I needed a new exhaust system. Bridgestone told me I needed all-Toyota parts and it would cost over 500 bucks just for parts. I nearly choked (its an 88 pickup worth maybe 6-7 times that price), then took it to Advanced. They got me generic parts, and the total was under 250. They are honest and straightforward. And they like my truck!
Jun 29, 2000
Steve is a prince. He's spent a lot of time on my car that is failing the emissions test and he has been avoiding the expensive solutions as best he can. His prices have been great and his work well done.
Oct 16, 2003
Steve and Mike have done repairs on my autos for 8-10 years. The cars include a 320 mercedes, a 560 mercedes, a 15 yr old bmw, a durango, a 10 yr old chrysler. The work is done right , the first time. (and when it's not perfect, they do the right thing.) They use original parts, not aftermarket junk. They are attuned to the fine balance of keeping a winter beater (do what's necessary to make it safe and reliable, but don't spend too much) vs replacing the waterpump on the 560. They will either arrange a rental car pick up, or a loaner. The are great guys with agreat crew.
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Jun 20, 2007
Steve is one of the only people who works as long or longer hours than me. Steve and Mike always go out of their way to get parts, fix the car and just be friendly. The shop is ultra-clean and the guys "out back" are friendly. Used car pre-sale checkover, no problem. Oil change and tire rotation, no problem. Warped the head when it overheated, no problem. They will tell you if it will cost more to fix than the car is worth! A measure of how good their are is the fact that they don't advertise and have more customers than they know what to do with!
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011

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