AA Compact Auto Repair

  • 4.5 of 5 stars
25 reviews

801 North College Avenue - # A, Columbia, MO 65201, us

(573) 875-8502


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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)
Feb 04, 2010
I've been taking my cars to him (2 Toyotas) for about 10 years. I really like this shop. They seem to me to be honest and competent and nice to deal with.
Mar 20, 2012
  • waifong
When I went to get my oil change, I found that the dip stick has broken off. We couldn't pull it out from the top. So i called a couple of auto repair shops to ask for a price quote. One gave me a quote of $395 and the other wanted me to bring the car there for them to check it out before they'd give me a price quote. Thanks to Car Talk, we found this auto repair shop. we took the car there. Dutch (I think he's the owner) got the broken dip stick out, charged me 16.25 for labor. He even found a Ford dealer from Wisconsin to send him a new dip stick. The other auto shop said that they cannot buy any Ford Contour dip stick anymore since Ford has stopped making contour. Dutch is one in a million. He's sort of old, not really, really old because he still has all his teeth!!! I really appreciate his honesty and friendliness. I am so glad to have found him. Thanks, Car Talk! Lynn
May 06, 2013
  • danielcdh
My car (1999 Subaru Outback) was broken at a traffic light. I towed the car to AA compact. They checked the car and told me that the water pump is leaking, and asked for $500 for further check up. Then I decided to sell the car, they offered $250 for my car, I thought it's not fair, thus posted on craigslist for $1000. The post was on for about 3 days, and 4~5 people called and asked to see the car. I asked them to go to AA compact directly. I'd suppose the shop would be honest about the car, however, they keep exaggerating the problem and even says it costs more than $3000 to fix. Finally, another mechanic found the car and would like to buy it for $700. But AA compact insisted to charge me $77 before letting me get the car out. Normally, a through inspection costs less than $10 in our area. And they even charge me for the time they spent on the phone with people who wants to come and see the car! Looks like they just want to buy this car at an unfair price, and when they find out we are not easily fooled, they just went ahead to scam a customer (we just asked them to inspect the car, not repair it). Overall, the shop is a scam!
Jul 17, 2013
  • Laura S
I cannot say enough about Dutch and Donna. Dutch is unfailingly honest, even when I brian him our old cars that need work. Dutch is so honest that once, after having replaced my spark plug wires, he replaced them for free over a year later because he felt they should have lasted longer. I have brought our 1997 Nissan pickup, 1087 LeBaron, 1980 Corolla, 1997 Suburban, and 2008 Prius over the last 23 years. For great service, honesty, fair prices, and skillful work, you can't beat Dutch!
Jul 03, 2015
  • lisalala
100% good experiences in all the years I've been going there with all the older model cars I've brought in. My favorite story is the one where I was suddenly having trouble getting the KEY out of the ignition switch (98 Honda Accord)...there was talk of replacing the steering column for something like $250. Dutch had the car and had the sense and mechanical sensitivity to notice that the TEETH ON THE KEY were worn down--he got a replacement key from the dealer for $30! Fixed! He seems to never assume what the problem might be, and starts from what might be the simplest possible thing. There used to be a bulletin board full of love letters from other customers. He is a rare breed indeed.

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