Tiger's Automotive Service

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
4 reviews

203 W Johnson St, Raleigh, NC, NC 27603, us

(919) 834-6955


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Guarantees all work for at least 1 month or 1000 miles
Happily gives binding estimates
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)
Apr 25, 2007
Specialize in Corvette and Chevy but work on all GM. I have taken in our Corvette and GMC Yukon.
Jul 02, 2007
The owner, Jennings Strickland ("Tiger"), is a very experienced GM trained mechanic; he was a senior mechanic at a local Chevrolet Dealership for many years. Although his specialty seems to be Corvettes, he is very good on all GM vehicles and works on other brands as well. He is my primary mechanic for all my vehicles including a 1986 Jeep.
Aug 18, 2008
I found this shop via the Car Talk website and I'm glad I did. My problem was correctly diagnosed and I was back on the road after they replaced the fuel pump that had gone bad on my 1994 Chevrolet conversion van. I would recommend this shop to anyone with a Chevrolet or GM automobile or truck, although they also work on other makes, including Ford. Prices are very reasonable and the mechanics are top notch. The vehicle was ready at the appointed time. Note: they don't do air conditioning work but referred me to another shop close by that did great work on replacing my Chevrolet Van's air conditioner at a reasonable cost. The location, on what appears to be the only dirt road in downtown Raleigh, is a little tricky to find, so be sure to ask for directions. I have total confidence in this shop and will be returning there for all work on my Chevrolet that I'm unable to handle on my own.
May 24, 2016
  • SWiley
I found Tiger's Automotive Service by completing a Google search for "1978 chevy truck repair raleigh". This popped up as a result: Tiger's Automotive Service, Raleigh, NC NC | Car Talk - Mechanics Files www.cartalk.com › Mechanics Files Car Talk Mechanic in Raleigh, NC, NC. ... They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs (5.00), Wrenchs ... I would recommend this shop to anyone with a Chevrolet or GM automobile or truck, although they also work .... 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970. I called Tiger and explained that we had had this 1978 Chevy K10 truck for about two months and it was no longer starting. It had also begun making a loud "metal on metal" noise about every 4th or 5th attempt to crank it. He said he would look at the truck. So we had it towed by AAA from our home to his place of business off of Capital Blvd. While it did take two weeks to get the official diagnosis and involving a carburetor issue and a starter that needed to be replaced, we knew that Mr. Strickland had been under the weather, AND he had several jobs in front of our truck. We remained patient since it had been challenging to find a mechanic that would work on a 38 year old carburetor engine. Tiger repaired the carburetor issue and replaced the starter, which was probably causing the noise. We had our truck back shortly thereafter. The truck in running fine now for an almost 40 year old vehicle (and much quieter) and Tiger's diagnosis was honest and accurate. We will definitely do business with him again and we are pleased to have found someone who can work on this old project truck.

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