Nelson's Incorporated

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
8 reviews

145 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040, us

(973) 762-0654


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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)
Dec 24, 1999
I started going to Nelson's because it's about 150 feet from the Maplewood train station. If I had a problem I could just leave my car there, write up a note, put it and my key in an envelope and put that in the mail slot. Dave woudl work on it. I don't commute anymore, but I wouldn't go anywhere else because they have been really good to me. It's not like I really know cars, but I'm convinced that Dave is utterly honest. They're not cheap, but they've never charged me for anything I didn't need.
Dec 26, 1999
This is garage has been in buisiness for many years, they are above reproach as far as honesty. They do what is necessary to get you back on the road with a safe and reliable car. Their work is timely and done with expertise.
Sep 09, 2002
I've been using them for over 10 years on three different cars. Problems had always been quickly resolved with apologies when necessary, the work has consistently been good. On moving, my goal is to find another place like Nelson's.
Aug 10, 2009
Dave is a pleasure to work with. He's calm, intelligent, patient, and does excellent work. The shop was built in the 20's as a garage and its been lovingly preserved. (There are even vintage posters and tools around). If a guy takes that good care of his shop it sort of seems like he's going to do the same for your car. (No he hasn't been the owner since it was built!).
Jan 22, 2004
I have only had good experiences with Dave at Nelson's. He has worked on my last 2 cars with good results every time. Dave will explain all the repairs that are necessary in a very clear manner and gives very accurate estimates. I highly recommend Nelson's.
Dec 19, 2004
Dave and Karl are both competant mechanics. They always take the time to expalian what was wrong and how the've fixed the problem. They never do anything without first getting permission and they don't do unecessary work. I've been taking my cars to them for twenty years and have never had a single problem.
Apr 05, 2009
As many others have said, the big hook for Nelson's is that it's right next to the very popular Maplewood Train Station, and is thus ideal for commuters. Thus it was for me; I don't commute anymore but I still go to Nelson's for just about all repairs and trust them utterly. They're a bit expensive but you get what you pay for. I also think of Dave as a friend.
Nov 13, 2010
Nelson's is what a mechanic's shop should be. Located in a historic building in Maplewood and owned and operated by Dave for the last 40 years. Experience is everything. I am happy when I get to take my car into service at Nelson's, because I know it will be done right. It is located just a few steps from the Maplewood Train Station. Reliability and convenience, what more can you ask for!!!

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