Childs Automotive

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
11 reviews

211 Edie Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, us

(518) 580-9101


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
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)
Feb 02, 2006
top notch, TOP NOTCH!!
Mar 08, 2007
Gary runs his shop with the utmost professionalism. I have been going to him for years and can honestly say that Gary is the most honest mechanic I've ever been to. All his work is done on time, acurately, and done right everytime. Although I only have American made cars serviced by Childs Automotive, they have a reputation as the best foreign car repair shop around. Kudos GARY!
Nov 07, 2011
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Jan 02, 2002
Gary and his crew are fantastic!! They treated me with respect and charged me alot less than the dealership, with Genuine Honda parts! Our local Honda dealer in Saratoga are bunch of arrogant S.O.B.'s and now that I've found Gary Childs, I will never have to go back. If you live in the Saratoga area, you have to give Childs Auto a try! One Satisfied Customer
Feb 13, 2009
Garry Childs has been the only mechanic in my family's lives for the 10 years that we have lived in Saratoga. I have always driven a Honda, and began using Gary because he came from the local Honda dealer, so he knows Hondas like he knows the back of his hand. My husband was so impressed with the work that Gary and his shop performed, he started taking his car there too, despite the fact that he's driven various makes (Ford, Honda, Toyota). We have never had a problem with any repair/maintenance that Gary has performed, and he's always willing to explain what he's done, regardless of how busy he may be. He's always been accommodating in fitting us into his schedule for any emergency repairs, and he is the most trustworthy mechanic I have ever done business with.
May 21, 2006
We have been fortunate in taking our cars (over the years: Honda, Miata, Saab and Volvo) to Gary Childs for service. We have NEVER had a problem with his work. Child's Automotive does it right on the first visit. Gary's an extrmely qualified articulate professional with a good staff. It's a great place--honest, friendly and reliable. My husband and I unhesitatingly recommend Child's Automotive!
Oct 11, 2007
Gary was recommended to us by a friend and we have never had anyone else service our Honda Accord Wagon. His work is TOP notch. He is honest about what can be put off a little longer and what needs vital attention. The bill/work order is always a computer printout with a detailed explaination of each item addressed with costs broken down. Good pricing. Always willing to take the time to explain what he needs to do beforehand as well as after the job is done, Gary knows your vehicle is vital to maneuvering through life. We have also enjoyed talking with him about other non-car stuff. A business owner/mechanic does not come more honest and friendly as he does. After we moved out of town, my wife and I drove well over hundred miles east in order for him service the car before our trip out West. If you own a Honda, you need not look any further. Thanks Gary!
Jun 12, 2008
If you need a honda or toyota serviced, bring it to Gary. I have only brought my cars to him, and he is ALWAYS honest, fair, and straightforward. His prices were hundreds less than the Saratoga Honda, and you don't get anything you don't need. Recently, I moved out of town to CT, yet still drive my toyota back to Child's because you just can't find such a trustworthy and knowledgeable mechanic as these guys. Every one of them have been great and their work is TOP NOTCH. When anyone I know is getting work done, I always insist on Child's... and they now don't go anywhere else. There is a reason why so many customers take the extra time to write positive reviews.
Feb 23, 2011
Gary Childs is probably one of the most honest, sincere business owner/mechanic you will ever have the pleasure of doing business with. He has a super work ethic and keeps our cars running great. I can think of 3 times this year that I took my Toyota (130k Miles) in for an oil change and asked him to check different things that I thought might need work, and each time he said everything was ok. Any other shop would have milked me (a female) for some unneeded repair. Gary and his staff are an exceptional group of mechanics.
Nov 02, 2012
  • supreme commander
We were an hour and a half from home and Gary was kind enough to take us in with no notice late on a Friday to look over a car we were considering to buy, and he didn't even charge us! His shop looked well-kept and organized and he and his staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. When I confided in an aside that the pesky salesman who insisted on accompanying us was attempting to take over and direct the show, Gary said: "We'll throw him out if we need to!" My wife was able to distract the salesman sufficiently that we could talk privately, but I appreciated Gary's willingness to do the right thing and stand up for a complete stranger. If I lived closer to Gary he would get all of my business and everyone I could talk into going to him as well.

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