Small Car Clinic

  • 3.8 of 5 stars
5 reviews

6062 Jackrabbit Ln, Belgrade, MT 59714, us

(406) 388-4961


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
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)
Oct 05, 1997
Fred checks out our vehicles before we purchase them and then keeps them running great for hundreds of thousands of trouble-free miles. His rates are very reasonable -- he does NOT have boat payments to cover -- and he's a genuinely nice guy. P.S. Donuts or other treats are welcomed.
Dec 28, 2000
It is always nice to be told an expensive repair is not needed which Fred has done for us in the past!! Fred is very professional and has gone out of his way to help us out on several occasions. We appreciate his service and trustworthy dealings with us. We have tried the rest, but will stick with the best!!!!
Aug 28, 2004
Fred NEVER gives condescending opinions (I am female), knows who all his customers are, remembers family members, and sometimes does little things for FREE! Great Guy! Very reasonable-cheap actually. Love the Small Car Clinic.
Jul 25, 2007
I went to this shop based on the recommendations from this page. I am giving a Neon to my Father inlaw and I was not willing to spend any more time on it, though I had a few suspicions of what the problem was. The guys at this shop were honest, extremely fast, and very impressive. The two things that stood out the most were the fact that he let the car run for an extended amount of time when the problem didn't pop up at first, and the second was after he called me and got my ok to fix the problems he had it repaired in the matter of a few hours. The only real bummer was I had to wait over a week before they could get me into the shop. An unfortunate side effect of any busy, successful, and honest mechanic.
Jun 22, 2016
  • Tiki
The transmission in my car failed. I drove it to a mechanic who told me it was the transmission and recommend Small Car Clinic since he did not work on transmissions. I called Fred to tell him that I was having the car towed there for an estimate of what it would cost to repair the transmission. Fred called me back immediately and told me the cost to replace and the reason why the transmission failed- it was down 2 quarts of transmission fluid. Fred was nice enough to let me keep my car on his lot until I decided to what to do. I decided not to fix and to tow it back to my house. When I picked up the car, Fred charged $80.50 for his services - which consisted of adding 2 quarts of transmission fluid and his time. I am not sure why he added the fluid, it was clearly a transmission failure which was already diagnosed by the other mechanic (who didn't charge a dime and took the time to give me some referrals). I have never been charged by a mechanic to get an estimate on something like that. I was very disappointed and couldn't help but feel taken advantage of. I am curious what readers think. By the way, I am female.

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