Park Service Inc

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
15 reviews

2277 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, us

(651) 644-4775


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Transmission work
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 06, 2011
Mar 22, 1998
They are very good at listening to how important the car is to you (junker vs. pride and joy), and giving you the options for fixing it. They're also really good at getting ahold of you to discuss a repair before they do it. If you don't need something done, they don't do it and don't charge you anything.
Aug 28, 1999
I have known most of the mechanics at Park Sefvice for decades, and I trust them enough to just drop off the car, say "fix it, but call me if it's over $500," and not worry. They treat every car as if it belongs to their mother. Nick, owner since the 60's, recently sold the shop to Ned. We all sighed with relief, since that keeps the station pretty much the way it's always been -- locally owned. No, I'm not related to any of them at all, just grateful for all the times they've helped me out.
Jul 19, 2000
This is a terrific car repair shop. We have a Dodge minivan and a Nissan Sentra, and they do great work on both. Never more than the estimate, always done on time, and when I explain the limits of my love for the car, they tell me what needs to be done and where I can save some money.
Nov 07, 2011
Jan 02, 2003
I have been going to this garage ever since I got my first car. Some 24 years ago. I have never been unhappy with the service, quality, or the work. Besides the guys all have a great sense of humor and they treat you like they want you to come back again. It is right on a bus route and that helps too. But if need be the guys will give you a ride, within reason, especially if it is really cold out.
Nov 14, 2003
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Haven't had any work done yet, but I will next week based on these comments... With some digging, I found their... Address: 2277 Como Ave, St Paul 55108 Ph: 651-644-4775
Dec 14, 2004
I used to live in this neighborhood. I started going to this shop because everyone else in the neighborhood did (as you can see from the other comments). I second everything said so far. My favorite story about them was when a friend from out of town got a flat tire while visiting me. She had a doughnut spare, but that would have only gotten her 1/3 of the way home. We didn't think twice about what to do. This shop fixed it while we went to an event. They didn't overcharge her, which they easily could have done, since she told them the whole situation about being from out of town and essentially being stuck without the tire. They also gave her good advice about replacing 2 of her tires.
Jun 18, 2007
Three generations of my family have been taking our cars here for over 50 years and we've always gotten great service. They know many of us are fine driving old beaters and don't suggest unnecessary repairs for a car with 200,000 miles. I've never had them come in over their estimated cost, and they usually beat their estimated completion time. It's also worth mentioning that they have literally saved me thousands of dollars by checking out used cars and finding problems that the car dealerships had tried to hide. I won't buy a car without having Park Service check it out, and have walked out of dealerships which won't let me take a car on a test drive over to the shop. This shop seems to thrive on being a part of the neighborhood, and that results in great customer service. One example sticks out in my mind: on 9/11/01, many gas stations around the Twin Cities jacked up their prices (and were later investigated for price gouging). Ned kept his prices fixed and told a family member who stopped there that he wouldn't profit from a tragedy.
Jul 22, 2007
We just took our 1998 Jeep Wrangler to Park Service on the basis of the recommendations on these boards. We had a really bad transmission fluid leak and were worried that a costly tranny repair was in our future. Not so. It was just a problem with a hose for cooling the transmission fluid. Another shop could have easily rung up lots of extraneous charges and we wouldn't have been the wiser. The service was ridiculously quick - dropped off at 8:30 one night, got the call that it was done at 10:30 the next morning. My one quibble - they never gave us an estimate before they fixed the car. (Although this may be simply due to the fact that the cost was less than $150.) Next time, I'll simply ask for a quote before they start any really heavy-duty work.

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