Cumberland Avenue Garage

  • 4.5 of 5 stars
11 reviews

122 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101, us

(207) 775-0493


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
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)
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 22, 1998
Peter is very community minded and has hosted radio call-in shows about car problems and topics (but don't feel like your livelihood is in danger!) and also is not afraid to speak out on social or political issues. No, he is not running for public office. His daughter made it to the national finals in Soapbox Derby a couple years ago, and Peter likes to join the other old car afficianados in the "Awesome Auto" annual drive here in Maine. He's a great guy, very consciencious toward his customers, and he has saved me from scrapping my car at least a dozen times (mostly with the lemon I owned before the Geo). You'd like him, too.
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 08, 2006
Peter Brown and the guys will check out a car you're planning to buy (used). They've saved me from buying a lemon a couple of times. Classic Maine Yankees - frugal (won't do anything unnecessary - honest, etc. Took four tries to get me a used functional radiator, but they kept on plugging away.
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Jun 26, 2010
They showed me exactly what was wrong with the car, how it works and why. Very respectful, great service.
Jun 21, 2007
This is a fantastic garage! I moved to Portland ME about seven years ago and after trying three shops (one of which was a reginal chain garage)I decided to stick with Cumberland Avenue Garage. They always, always explain to me what they are going to do to my car and why. I ask a lot of questions, so that may help. They also will give customers information about repairs/maintenance that may be upcoming in the car's life--beyond routine maintenance. I am a woman and I feel I am treated in the same outstanding way their male customers are. Mike (manager) is terrific, patient, and is always willing to talk to me about my car. I've also used them to look at cars I was potentially going to buy and they were great about offering the service and advice. These are some of the most honest mechanics I've ever worked with. They are thorough and that may make visits cost a little more, but it's totally worth it. Plus, if you don't want them to be so thorough, they won't be. They'll do what you "need" to have done and let you skip the "what would be nice" to have done. I love them! I am not related to anyone who works there.

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