Satellite Motors

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
31 reviews

8109 Mayor Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, us

(301) 585-7876

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They are always honest
4.8/5
They are competent
4.8/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.7/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.8/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.8/5
They are always honest
4.8/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.3/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.7/5
Dec 11, 2004
Satellite only works on Toyotas, and while that might sound like a limitation to some, to me it's a godsend. Brian (owner/manager) and the guys are simply the best mechanics I've ever met. I've got a 1987 Corolla that's only 800 miles away from 200,000. This is my baby, it's worth an entire 750 bucks according to the state of Virginia, and I fully plan on driving it for another 50,000 miles. This simply could not happen without Brian. Brian has always told me exactly what parts of my ailing beauty need to be fixed and which ones don't really matter. (I've got a 5-year slow oil leak that costs me 1 extra quart every three months, for example.) Plus, they really go the extra mile: when my water pump blew last year, and no company manufactured replacements anymore, Brian went to a junkyard and found a used one. Fast, dependable, very reasonable prices (I've never paid more than $120 in labor for anything they've ever done). I can't say enough good things about them. I live more than 20 miles away via the Beltway, and I'll continue going to Brian until my baby *sniff* passes into that great junkyard in the sky.
Jun 04, 2010
I generally agree with the positive comments about Satellite. They have kept my 13 year old Camry with 170K miles running with effective and efficient repairs. Although the shop is not conveniently located for me, it is worth the trip to make sure the job is done correctly and I am not getting ripped off.
Jan 30, 2007
I've had all kind of problems with my '95 4Runner, and Satellite had been my best experience with dealing with it. Cheaper than the dealership, more personable than my DC mechanic and didn't try to totally swindle me like the Midas place. I'm sticking with them.
Jun 04, 2010
From the very beginning of bringing my car there, the staff was friendly and helpful. When I needed body work as well, he recommended someone who just picked up my car and took care of the body work. The job was professional and they saved me lots of money. I was so happy with their service and the politeness of the staff I know I will be bringing my car back there for years to come!
Jun 04, 2010
They are very competent and very nice. My car (92 Lexus) is used only for local driving, and they are very sensitive to repairs that will keep it going.
Jun 04, 2010
Just such an easy experience. They diagnosed and repair my problem the same day. Now it is working fine. I also have to say how much I love that when I called a woman answered the phone and talked with my knowledgeably about my car issues, this was refreshing and comforting to me. They were great, it is also fairly close to the Silver Spring metro, tucked in a little alley/street. It was easy to get there from the District of Columbia.
Jun 04, 2010
The owner runs a great shop. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. They also use genuine Toyota party for repairs so while you do pay more, you are guaranteed a quality replacement part. Furthermore, the owner is an honest man, and runs an honest shop. At many other shops I feel "ripped off" every time I leave. This never happens with Satellite Motors. I have every confidence that my car gets fixed properly for a fair price. Especially regarding preventative maintenance. When I get my oil changed here they make important checks on the car, and recommend work that saves money down the road. I highly recommend this shop.
Jun 04, 2010
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They've kept our aging Toyota on the road and managed to spread out the long-term maintenance issues as well. They always let us know what's going on. Great to do business with.
Jun 04, 2010
This is the best mechanic's shop with which I've ever dealt. I've been going to (Mo's) Satellite Motors for 6 years, since we moved into downtown Silver Spring, MD. Mo and his staff have always been very professional, courteous, and HONEST. It really seems like a business with integrity. We're always contacted by phone s.t. they can detail the work that needs to be done and get our approval, and they only recommend that work be done when it's necessary. We really appreciate having such a business in our neighborhood! Bonus: the job is done in a timely manner and the car is ready when they said it would be!
Jun 26, 2010
They work on Lexus's too! That's because Lexus is just a big fluffy Toyota. I'm now at 112K with an RX300 model, year 2000, and so far they've kept me going. Never kept a car more than 70K before finding Satellite. They hold my hand and keep my anxiety over possible Lexheimers disease at bay. Moe and his sidekick are very helpful and informative. They are in step with my goal -- keep it running, but it doesn't have to be pretty any more.

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