Arco Tire & Service

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
9 reviews

18 Clarendon Ave, Somerville, MA 02144, us

(617) 623-9400


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Does body work
Happily gives binding estimates
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
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)
Mar 26, 2007
I've only been here twice, but both times were great. Both times I went thinking I was going to have to spend a lot of money, and never spent more than $20. I know nothing about cars but I feel comfortable here and trust the information they give me.
Apr 04, 2003
Gary is the best. He has said things to me like, "We'll keep an eye on the brake linings and think about replacing them maybe next oil change" rather than pushing me to make unnecessary repairs on the spot. He is thorough: he notices things that I forget to tell him. Last time I was in for a routine check & oil change he mentioned a noise when the car makes a turn or hits a bump. Then he said it wasn't worth doing anything about until winter is over. (Wise decision: I'm writing this in April and it's snowing again.) I park on the street not far from Gary's shop. He knows my car and has my phone number on file. He is such a good neighbor that he has called me up out of the blue to warn me my car is parked on the wrong side of the street and the traffic cop is nearby. How great is that?!
Jul 03, 2003
I have an old Toyota Corolla I need to keep on the road for another couple years. Knowing nothing about cars, I was apprehensive about handing my car over to a shop and asking them to check it over to see what I need to do to keep the car running--especially being a young female who knows nothing about cars. After reading another review of this shop I thought I would give it a try. Gary was fabulous! He was quick and straightforward and didn't give me a false list of repairs a mile long. He explained the minor things that needed to be done and told me my car was fine. All that and his prices were good too!
Jul 03, 2003
I have been a client of Arco Tires for about 6 years. And each time I have my vehicle repaired, I feel a lot safer when I'm driving home at night knowing the repairs where done affordably and most important HONESTLY.
Feb 02, 2007
My company has been using Gary for years and years. He's always stood by us, and provided really exceptional work. His turn-around time is unreal, even though he and Carlos always seem to have a lot to work on. Great prices, wonderful service, excellent attitude...he tells me what needs doing right away and what can wait. They even do a lot of work for me on the weekends, which is invaluable. I'm definitely going to keep on using ARCO, both for company work and for my personal vehicle. I highly recommend them.
Sep 02, 2009
I've been taking my car here for years. They are always responsive and explain everything. They are also apologetic when something costs a little more - they clearly try to keep the costs down. Gary and Carlos are great.
Mar 12, 2010
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Gary is simply fantastic!
Dec 03, 2010
So far, every time I have brought a vehicle into Gary, he has evaluated the problem- free. And told me straight when it wasn't worth it. And done stuff for free that another shop might charge a minimum of an hour to assess. (He gave me free mountings on a repaired tires, told me my old truck was junk, gave me credit for a diagnostic towards repair, fixed a flat tire for free, just gave me a decent price on a complete radiator to muffler repair- all replaced!- and told me what was next due with realistic time estimate.) He will also tell you what not fixing stuff does to the environment, (WINCE), but I have NEVER felt like he has EVER sold me something I didn't need. He seems a bit curlish- but I really like him and think he is treating me- a woman- the same as he'd treat anyone. And Carlos, his other mechanic- does a fantastic job. I think the world of the shop.
May 13, 2013
  • jbow2881
Huge fan of these guys. Very reasonable and straight-forward. Will keep bringing my car to them as long as I live in the area.

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