Harmony Motorworks

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
21 reviews

1922 Grant St, Bellingham, WA 98225, us

(360) 671-2420


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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
Nov 06, 2011
May 01, 2007
These folks are topnotch, far more competent than the local VW dealer.
Jan 15, 1998
Oh, man!! These guys are the GODS of Volkswagen repair. I've had a '79 Scirrocco for seven years, and have been taking my car to Harmony for the last three. I'd just never heard of them before that! Harmony understands that Volkswagens (and the other cars that they work on) are "special" cars, and that their owners are "special" people: namely, usually poor, and often college students!! These guys, Zack and Mark, especially, are ALWAYS friendly, even on their busiest days. They are ALWAYS willing to answer your questions, and explain things to you in GREAT detail. They HAVE NEVER TALKED DOWN TO ME, or treated me like I was some dumb chick with a beater-mobile. When I've had major repairs in the past, they have always worked with me to find the cheapest solution, and to help prioritize the things that need fixing. And they often go out of their way to give me good service; for example, coming in on a Sunday so I could pick up my car. In a perfect world, I would love to treat my little car with tons of luxurious, expensive parts, and to fix every single little bump and ding. But I simply can't afford it, and Harmony understands. These guys are way overworked, and always have tons of business, but they almost always manage to get you in and worked on in a timely manner. If they just can't take you, they will give GOOD advice for other places to go, and things to do. (Warning: because of their high level of business, they do have an early cut-off date for model-years that they work on. It's not that they can't work on them, it's just that they simply don't have enough time!! ) I moved from Northwest Washington to Southern California this summer, and one of the things that I will absolutely miss the most, is Harmony Motorworks in Bellingham. KUDOS TO THE BEST MECHANICS IN THE WORLD!!!!
Jun 15, 1998
At Harmony if the job takes longer than promised or the parts are longer coming than expected you will usually get a discount on the work. They always tell you when nothing needs to be done and will never do anything that is not absolutely needed.
Jul 12, 2000
I have taken my 90 Subaru Legacy to Harmony for 3 years and have had nothing but the finest service. They fix the problem asap and if there is a problem with the repair, they always stand by their work. Please keep up the good work.
Nov 13, 2000
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4 years ago, my wife and I moved from Bellingham to Seattle (which is about 100 miles south). We still make the trip up to Bellingham to have Harmony do the work on our vehicles even though it often means taking a day off of work to do so. These guys not only REALLY know what they are doing, but they are the friendliest, most honest mechanics I have ever dealt with. A truely great shop!!
Dec 12, 2000
Harmony in my experience are competetent honest and reasonable.I've had bad times with local nissan dealer but now it's harmony for me.
Feb 02, 2005
The owner of this reasonably sized shop responded to an exigent circumstance I faced and took the car in to work on it over night. It turned out what I thought was a dire mechanical emergency was naught but a rock caught behind the brake plate. But still, the attention and care that he showed me (not a regular b/c i don't live there) is unparalleled in my history w/mechanix.
Dec 06, 2001
I started having Mark work on my 81 Jetta when it was new and Harmony was a one mechanic shop. I've been faithful to Harmony until recently. They have taken good care of my car, but this last time was the end. My Jetta died on the freeway coming home one Friday night. I worked on it all weekend trying to troubleshoot it. I replaced a coil and checked connections but no luck. I called Mark to buy a fuel pump, in desparation, and he made some valid suggestions instead. After trying his suggestions I called another mechanic in Mt. Vernon who gave me the right info: it was a "pickup" in the distributor. I had to have my car towed in, they said they'd work on it the next day. I know they were busy but they didn't get to it. The next day I called several times and they hadn't gotten to it, until finally, I called about 4:30 stressing my perdicament regarding transportation to work and they said they'd work on it. 45 min. later they called and said it was fixed. It was the "pickup" and I was charged $50 or so for the part and over $170 for the labor. (they couldn't have worked on it for more than 30 min.s, especially as I'd "told" them what the problem was. Works out to almost $350 an hour for labor) I took my car in for another another problem, an intermittant stall, and was kind-of given the cold sholder, like they really didn't work on it. They messed around, replaced a 57 connector and charged me 70 bucks for labor!, and it didn't cure the problem. I realize my car is now a junker, but I have been a long time client and felt I deserved a better deal. I felt second- class beside all the newer mercedes, audis & porches owners. I now use the Mt. Vernon mechanic who drives me to and from work when he is working on my car, and he charges much less.

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