Dere Auto

  • 3.8 of 5 stars
11 reviews

1818 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, us

(206) 395-2533


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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
Jan 22, 2001
I had them replace my clutch and a year later went back to try to get it adjusted. The mechanic explained the hydraulic clutch and why he couldn't adjust it they way my 65 dodge dart clutch could be adjusted. He adjusted the linkage to improve the problem, for free, in ten minutes and I was on my way. I can't wait until something else needs repair so I can go back!
Feb 27, 2001
West Seattle location 206-937-6994 9201 35th Ave SW Lee the Manager at the WEST SEATTLE shop is very honest, and wont over charge or recomend un-needed parts. I trust them and when they dont know something about your car they admit it. Prices are reasonable as well.
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 09, 2007
These guys are great. I have been using them for 12+ years. They fix what needs fixing and nothing more. They are very honest and even remind me when things are still covered by their warranty and then don't charge for the repair. They are competent and do good work. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
Dec 10, 2009
In 1997, I bought a 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan that already had 45K miles. I've had few problems with it and it still runs great, is clean, etc. When it hit 99K last month I decided to take it in to Lee and said I planned to run the thing until it leaves a trail of parts on the road; I'm hoping for another 25K at least. I told him to tally up anything that it needed and it would get done soon or late: shocks, tie rods, belts and hoses (they were replaced at 65K) and anything else he could find that might thwart my hopes and dreams for this car. This, of course, was an invitation for him to get not just another boat payment but make that nut on his vacation home on the Cote d'Azure. The next day, he called to say everything was fine: he did only an oil change (it was due) and replaced the battery (which I had specifically requested he do). Whatta Guy!
Dec 10, 2009
Reasonably clean shop, very friendly and helpful guys working the counter. I plan on taking my truck back to them for everything now. No more Jiffy lube for me!
Dec 10, 2009
These guys are great. I recently had a gas leak and they replaced a valve in th fuel line. The another leak developed about a month later and this time it was the injectors...but they charged only for parts (with a 15% discount) and an hour for labor, since they had recently opened up the engine. Another time, I had forgotten that they had replaced a clutch and when a new clutch problem developed, they reminded me a fixed it for free. These guys are honest, and do good work.
Dec 19, 2006
Poon (customers call him Lee) has been a trusted mechanic for years. I have taken him three cars, all of which were repaired quickly and for a reasonable fee. He doesn't do unnecessary work and is always perfect about calling with an estimate (which he meets or beats) prior to doing work. He is friendly and 100% honest (in my opinion) and his staff is brilliant at diagnosing issues. The best mechanic I have ever had. When I was purchasing another used car, I brought in a number of cars for him to look at and he was frank and quick to veto those he thought were lemons or not worth the money. He spotted rebuild issues immediately on one car that I couldn't see until he pointed them out - very good eye (and ear) for diagnosing. I just wish I were still living in the same neighborhood - hard to find someone who could beat his service in my new area of town.
Dec 10, 2009
My '94 super reliable Toyota Corolla has had one Achilles heel: its alternator. The original gave out when the car was 7 years old with 32,000 miles on it. The second one conked out several years later. I went to Dere's; they installed a rebuilt alternator that lasted a day or two. At no expense to me, they towed the car and replaced the alternator. That alternator subsequently gave up the ghost, again they replaced it gratis. They have since repaired or replaced other items expertly and at reasonable prices.

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