• 4.9 of 5 stars
20 reviews

450 Calef Hwy, Lee, NH 03861, us

(603) 659-5454


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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)
May 05, 2007
With Carworks doing repairs and maintenance I'm comfortable driving my old car all around Boston and up and down 495. It seems that everything is taken care of at inspection time, and then I'm good to go for another year. Highly recommended.
Oct 08, 2008
Carworks is the only place I will ever bring my car. Poor John and the crew have been dealing with my junkers for 17 years. I am perfectly comfortable giving John carte blanche when it comes to the repairs. The guys are always honest and tell you the problems in order of importance. John will always give you multiple options for repairs if they exist and give you his recommendations. If John doesn't know the answer he will research it and let you know. Everytime I get a "new" car I take it to Carworks for inspection, and I know if it passes there that I will be safe. Recently my Honda CRV was shimmying on the road at certain speeds and I was worried that perhaps a new tranny was needed, but John recommended a tranny fluid flush and now all is better than well. Cost was around $100, but my peace of mind was priceless.... John is also a VERY funny man and I have always felt that he should be a guest mechanic on Car Talk. Let's everyone who reads this write to Car Talk to have John as a guest mechanic on the show.
Jan 07, 2010
Took my 2005 Toyota to the local dealership for a annual inspection and was told it did not pass because of several issues. Without going into the gory details, I was very dissatisfied with the analysis and recommended remedies, to put it mildly! Took it to CARWORKS and was please, in this day of 24/7 SPIN, not to be subjected to any but got a straightforward solution to the issues raised by the Toyota dealership. Within 1 1/2 hours I was out of there and had my inspection sticker; I paid more for it by not returning to the Toyota dealership but it was worth it. I would NEVER return to the local Toyota Dealership!
Mar 12, 2010
I've been going to this shop for the past 15 years. Never been disappointed. I always get a good explanation of what's wrong, what it needs to be fixed, how much it will cost, and a heads up about what may need service in the future. Very informative. Very friendly. Very high quality work. And, maybe best of all, these people are as honest as the day is long. Always a pleasure to do business with.
Nov 27, 2010
John Schier, the owner, knows his stuff; hires mechanics who know their stuff and is honest in his dealings with customers. This win-win combination is hard to come by and the reason I will go out of my way to bring my car the Car Works for any future repairs necessary.
Dec 13, 2010
John and his staff have always been friendly, professional and gone out of their way to help. Since moving to the area in 1995, he has been our go-to guy for problems with our various family vehicles. It's refreshing to know there is a shop nearby that we have complete confidence in, and where we'll be greeted on a first-name basis.
Jul 11, 2011
I've been going to Carworks since 1984, sometimes commuting over 1/2 hour to get there. John and his staff have been consistently honest and reliable. The work gets done right and only the necessary work gets done. From junkers to new vehicles, they do it all. He'll do dealer scheduled maintenance at WAY less than what a dealer will charge. Carworks is THE best!
Nov 30, 2011
  • edg
John is the BEST!. I started with him back in 1986 and I'll be with him until one of us dies, you first John!. In fact that's my Benz on his web page. This story is typiacl... My daughter owns a 2005 Mazda MPV. 2 years ago she had a shop in Conneticutt diagnos her skip as a rendom miss-fire on #5. $900 later it was still skipping and they wanted her to replace the main computer for about $2500 more. When she came to NH for a visit, I took it to John late on a Friday (short notice) and explained the history. The following Monday I showed up at the shop in the afternoon and it was fixed for under $150. John recalled an earlier experience with Mazda, where the cylinder numbering in the mechanics bible was wrong. The bible had #5 in back close to the fire wall which is incorrect. #5 is in the front close to the radiator. The coil change was a snap. Maintenace on my daughter's MPV will be coordinated with her visits to NH.
Dec 16, 2012
  • happyinnh
John is a ROCKSTAR!! He has been helping us keep our cars running for years. I started having work done at Carworks in the early 80's and cont. to have faith he will take good care of our cars. John and his team are wonderful.
Feb 12, 2015
  • herbertme
The good car mechanics you miss when you moved on...I moved from NH to VA and now I feel so bad that no trustable mechanics around can figure out my car problems. Versus John, who always figure out my problems the first time, fix them the first time, and the problem never comes back. I feel like driving 9 hours taking my car back to John to beg him fix it for me now. So sad...

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