Woody's Auto Center

  • 4.0 of 5 stars
7 reviews

222 N 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201, us

(573) 875-1442


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Radiator 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
Dec 28, 2000
I have been taking my cars to Woody's for about three years now and I have always been satisfied with the fact that I know the car will get fixed properly. Lately though, I have been doing more price shopping because of a particularly high bill I received a couple of months ago (to fix a vacuum leak) and I'm disappointed to report that for three separate repairs Woody's was actually more expensive than the dealer. For some suspension work, they were nearly twice as expensive as a quote I received from TWO other shops. To replace a starter on an '89 Dodge at Woody's was going to cost $70 bucks more than I paid another place to have it done. Bottom line: if you don't want to worry about something getting done right and have money to burn, Woody's is the place for you.
May 04, 2001
Over the last 13 years, Woody's team has managed to keep a "fleet" of Dodge and Nissan vans running for our family. We have always been dealt with honestly fairly, and do- overs are rare but were handled professionally.
Dec 27, 2001
Good Honest Repair Work. They go the extra mile.
Dec 19, 2005
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They flushed the brake system on a 99 Taurus with 90,000 miles. Immediately after, the master cylinder was bad. They went halves on it, which seemed reasonable.
Oct 09, 2007
I had a controle module go out i took it to them and 6 weeks later got a $450.00 bill. They went through 6 modules trying to properly wire it.
Sep 14, 2010
Overall, they fixed what was wrong with my car and that's really what matters. The service staff was nice, and they took the time to explain the problem, and even gave me a list of other things that they found wrong with my car, and listed them in order of importance. They are close to downtown and bus lines and will give you a ride to wherever you need to go when you drop your car off. My only complaint is over the price of the repair, as I checked the price of the part they replaced online, and they charged me a bit of a mark-up on it. When I asked them about it they told me that it was more expensive due to the fact tthat they only use OEM parts, but even so what they charged me was over $100 more than what I found the OEM part for online (on a part that cost about $170). While I understand that it's probably pretty common for a garage to try to make a little profit on the part, I'm used to working with garages that really don't do this, or at least take into consideration that I am a student and so they try to give me a bit of a break when I take my car to them... the most they gave me was a AAA discount on the labor. Also, as my car is pretty much becoming a jalopy that I'm looking to replace some time in the near future, I'd be more than willing to use a perfectly good salvaged or after-market part first if it's gonna save me some money... at least, I'd like to have the option, and this is why I think I'd take my car someplace else the next time something goes on it, although Woody's would be my backup just in case the other place fails.

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