Bothel's Mechanical Repair

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
9 reviews

94 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, us

(207) 799-2510


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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)
Dec 28, 2000
Steve Bothel is not a parts jockey who just keeps replacing parts until: A. He gets the right one; B. You run out of money; or III. You find you've wasted a ton of money and now can't afford to take it to a real mechanic to have it fixed. Steve knows cars, does careful and accurate diagnosis, gives you a fair evaluation of the cost and rationale for making or skipping the repair, and works conscientiously to do the job right. I would recommend him to anyone.
Jun 26, 2003
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Steve's the best mechanic I've ever had. Scrupulouusly honest, fast but diligent, Yankee frugal, and fascinated with things mechanical. My wife, who has no interest in cars except keeping them from making funny noises, gladly puts up with Steve's explanation about what he did and why, and what he didn't do and why. You can't just pick up your car without getting the story. I must admit it's like watching a kid get excited about a school project as you see Steve hold up the broken part and sketch out a different design that could have prevented the problem and been simpler, cheaper and more efficient to boot. I recommend him highly.
Feb 01, 2010
Good mechanic, honest and knowledgeable. Steve does take credit cards, which is good if you have a big emergency repair, and he doesn't call to tell you what needs to be done, and how much it will cost.
Jan 28, 2006
I agree with the previous comments. Steve has been our mechanic for 17 years working on Pontiacs, Fords, Toyotas and Hondas. Needless to say he has had to do less work on the latter two. Always does excellent analysis, knows all the cars and how they work, is a thinker who resolves puzzles, and is dead honest. He is also willing to help with small problems that take only a few minutes without charging you, if you are a regular customer who entrusts your car to him for care. His brother Bobby also runs a superb body shop in the adjoining bays. Both brothers are terrific to work with and do high quality work.
Feb 27, 2009
Steve Bothel reminds me of you guys....passionate about cars and how they work. He routineley tries to save us money but is a stickler for safety!! He has taken the time to show us exactly what he has done.
Feb 27, 2009
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The mechanics at Bothels are superb and I trust them with my car completely
Feb 01, 2010
I have always had used cars, and I have had every problem in the world with a used car, besides which I drive a LOT. Bothel's is the MOST HONEST garage I have ever taken a car to. They are prompt, accomodating, honest and I never feel like I am being shucked and jived, even when they told me to trash a Safari van that was my favorite car of all time. I recommend them to everyone I know.
Sep 27, 2010
These guys are great. I was new to town, I was given an estimate for some needed work by a money grubbing chain, and I knew what they were telling me was wrong. I was referred to Bothel's by a neighbor. Steve threw my car on the lift, preformed a good diagnostic. He ordered the part and made the appointment. I love that he checked out the car and then made the appointment!! He did the same for my teenage daughter who had a leaking strut. He didn't talk down to me, respected that even being a female I might know a little something about cars, and, best of all, preformed excellent work at a fair price. I can't say enough good things about these guys.
Sep 20, 2013
  • skielandrianna
I was recommended Bothel for my very first Maine inspection. They were friendly, quick and honest. I especially enjoyed speaking with Chris. Give these guys a try.

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