Shade Tree Auto

  • 4.3 of 5 stars
11 reviews

1047 Teeter Rd, Enfield, NY 14850, us

(607) 277-5959


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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)
Nov 06, 2011
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Mar 07, 1998
I can trust Heff 100%
Jul 12, 2000
We had always gone to Ithaca Foriegn Car Service where I got to be abused by the owner and if we actually wanted any real work done I'd have to get my husband to talk to them. I figured that was the way it was (and in this day and age too!), but the clincher came one day when someone smashed our tail light and we had to get it fixed right away. I stopped by IFCS and literally got yelled at. I was quoted $230 + labor for replacing unit, but when, in desperation, I erroneosly agreed he yelled "no! I don't want it- get it out of here!" I figured he was not a morning person and called Shade Tree Auto who cheerfully did the whole thing including labor (only $10 in labor- a figure so small I had to look for it twice) for $160. I've gone back twice and am now firmly set on the path of enlightened mechanics.
Nov 06, 2011
Jan 23, 2004
In Ithaca, where all good volvos go to die, you really have 2 good options that I know of for repair, Ithaca Foreign car on State and these guys way up in the middle of nowhere, a few miles outside of Ithaca. IFC was really nice to me, has a good reputation, but of the two, it tends to be a bit more expensive. Shade tree is the best for me. Quick service, nice people, great communication, and they don't try to sell you on something you don't need. Labor rates are reasonable, and they don't scoff or make a fuss if you happen to bring in your own parts, although they have the disclaimer that they can't guarenttee their durability(pretty obvious). I am fully convinced that it is probably due almost exclusively to these guys that there are so many older 240's still on the road around here. Very no-nonsense, and they have probably kept literally 100's of these durable classics alive. So here's the deal, both Shade Tree and IFC are good, but if you are on the cheap side, have an older volvo, or can handle the 10 minute drive out of town, Shade Tree is probably for you. -88 240 wagon ($500 off ebay), 266K and counting......
Oct 06, 2004
I am completely unbiased. Actually, I found this place through this site and I'm wondering whether any of the other posts were anything but biased. I took my recently purchased used Audi here for a look at what was causing a sound in the front end and a burning oil smell among a couple other things. We dropped the car off the night before work was scheduled (which is a bit of an effort in coordination because the shop is out in the middle of nowhere). Not hearing anything for most of the day, I called between 2 and 3. The story was that it was just being taken out. To make a long story short, the "problem" was greased up and the smell wasn't addressed because they said they had seen both of those problem before. The other things that I asked them to do weren't done AND they did an oil change which wasn't requested. So I ended up paying a whole lot for an oil change. I had another mechanic in the area (unfortunately not listed on this site) look at the problems and they fixed them after showing me how bad they were. In fact, they said (and demonstrated) that there was no way that grease could even be used to fix this problem.
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011

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