Walk's Service Center

  • 2.3 of 5 stars
3 reviews

827 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801, us

(814) 238-2886


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Does body work
Has ASE certified mechanics
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)
Feb 24, 2011
Good honest shop. Told me a repair was needed eventually, but not worth it to spend the money now. On a prior repair, they called to have me approve ship method for a part needed because they had given an estimate, and didn't want to spring any surprises on me. Trust them entirely.
Mar 25, 2013
  • srager13
I generally do most repairs on my vehicle myself, but I took it to Walk's on two separate occasions, once for an inspection and again for an alignment, since these are both actions that I cannot perform on my own. Both times they told me something needed to be replaced. The first time it was the sway bar bushings, and the second time it was tie-rod end. I performed both repairs myself and found each time that the parts that I took off of the car were in perfect condition. In addition, when I took the car in for the alignment, I told them about a noise in the front end. After they falsely diagnosed the tie-rod end, I did a little bit of research online and found the problem to be the wheel bearing, which was in pretty bad shape. Whether their problem stems from incompetence or dishonesty, I do not know, but I can say that they were very unsuccessful in diagnosing any (actual) problems in my car.
Jul 25, 2013
  • Rob55
I took my car to this shop exclusively for 5 years but two years ago the shop started going downhill. I had a radiator replaced and an inspection done last year and one week later my right front brake shoe broke in half. Took it back to them and they said that my brakes were in bad condition and needed replaced. How did it pass inspection with bad brakes? Stay away from this shop, I will never use them again!

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