Nghia's Automotive Svc Center

  • 3.6 of 5 stars
8 reviews

2525 42nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, us

(612) 588-1405


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Guarantees all work for at least 1 month or 1000 miles
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 06, 2004
Nghia (pron. Nee-ah) is a crazy immigrant from China who's sense of humor is only outmatched by his ability to fix cars and his workaholism. Nghia never advertises (his wife will kill him) because all his business comes word-of mouth. From that, Nhia built a two-stall garage operation into a multiple-car facility (big, new building and all). We had taken my husband's pathetic little Geo over to another place (Parent's on Lyndale) and they promised to fix this insane problem we were having with our rear bearings (both). Well $700 later, the car was still driving like crap, so we went on a friends recommendation to Nghia. Nghia fixed the problem for something crazy, like $125.00 and that was it, we were hooked. He's got all his licenses and graduated in all his schools at the top of his class. He has competent men working for him and there are there untill ALL hours of the night. I don't actually think I've ever seen them closed. They are located by public transportation that goes downtown and all over and the neighborhood is just fine (I live a block and a half away. Go, you won't regret it. OH! And he works on all types of cars. I'm hesitant to take my BMW there because it needs special diagnostic equipment for bigger stuff, other than that, I totally would.
Aug 24, 2005
I think he is one of, if not the best mechanic in the state. He is very honest and does great work!!!!
Feb 06, 2006
Nigha is a very nice person and honest more over is very dependable, reliable and resonable in all manner. From OLU AJ.
Oct 26, 2007
We stumbled upon this service by eating at the Pappa's Pizza across the street and seeing this mechanic working well into the evening any time we were there (usually weekends). When I had nail in my tire they took it right out and charged me 10 bucks to fix it. Being married to a carpenter means that nails are often lying around our garage. Thus, Nghia has fixed a number of flats. He has done mechanical work on my husbands work van. The price, service and convenience cannot be beat. Best of all I don't feel like I was taken to the cleaners when I leave - if anything, I wonder how I am getting away with such a great deal!
May 15, 2009
Nghia is a skilled and honest mechanic. I have had several cars regularly serviced over the past 5 years with him and without exception he has immediately fixed every issue under the quoted price and timeframe. He takes extreme pride in his reputation and his work ethic. If you listen outside the bay doors, often you can hear him teaching (preaching) the value of hard work and quality workmanship to his crew. He is proud of his mechanic training and certification. If you have ego or disdain, check it at the door. You enter Nghia's fifedom when you drop off your car. He certainly won't go out of his way to accommodate a jerk. He is rocking busy. He has always kept me informed of upcoming recommended service for my cars and helped me accurately evaluate the value of a repair vs. cost to replace. When he could have easily charged $100's, I have paid little.
Jan 23, 2010
So, I had a horrible rumbling when I decelerated in my car, and I had just began to lose coolant. On my friend's recommendation, I took it (tonight) to Nghia's. I dropped it off at 3:30 and didn't expect to see it again until the next week. He called me in 20 minutes. It seems I needed my tie rods replaced, and I had a leak in my radiator hose. I braced myself as he was going to tell me the price - and it was half of what I expected. On top of that, he told me I could pick it up THAT NIGHT. Less than 4 hours later I was on the road. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Aug 30, 2011
A good, competent, reasonable, honest, hard working auto mechanic is hard to find these days. So hang on to him/her when you find one. I am hanging on to this one until one of us quits first. And you don't even need to make an appointment. Just plan on dropping off your car with him. More serious problems may take a bit longer, but Nghia will do his best to get the car back to you the same day, even on a Saturday.
Apr 22, 2014
  • nsilves
Everyone in my neighborhood recommended Nghia's so I took my car there three times in about two weeks when my check engine light kept coming on repeatedly. Nghia and his crew kept telling me that the gas cap wasn't on tight enough. The second time I replaced the gas cap, but then the check engine light came on again the next day. I took it to another mechanic and low and behold, two of my tie rods are loose. That is a big thing to miss three times. I will give Nghia two points in his favor. He and his crew are very friendly and he didn't charge me anything each of those three times that I brought my car in; but overall, I don't trust the competence of this mechanic, especially as they missed something that could have caused serious harm and injury to myself and others had I lost control of my steering. I will not be going back and I will never recommend this place to others.

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