Howard's Small Car Repair

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
4 reviews

384 South St, Rensselaer, NY 12144, us

(518) 465-4355


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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)
Aug 17, 2001
Howard is a laconic sort of a guy who knows his VWs well. I would not hesitate to bring him a car, but he might hesitate to take you as a customer if he thinks you are too well-to-do or too pushy. Luxury of being a one-man shop in a very junky garage in a commercial area of South Street in Rensselaer.
Feb 23, 2007
Howard is great. Always a wealth of information on the repairs that your car needs. Very honest and straight forward.
Aug 11, 2005
Howard's the best. He's been in business. mostly solo, since the 1980s. He'll fix any foreign car, no matter how old, and he'd rather weld your part or get you a rebuilt part than buy a new one. He fixed the crank shaft key on my '86 Chevy Nova with 200,000 miles (the car went till 275,000). And he found a used engine to fix my other 86 Nova. He doesn't seem to charge for diagnosis time, and I've never had to take a car back to get the job done again. Since the 1980s he'd been one of the most important people in my life for his willingness and ability to keep my old cars running.
Mar 30, 2015
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