Mel's Auto Repair

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
26 reviews

1189 Englishtown Road, Old Bridge, NJ 08857, us

(732) 723-0095


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Transmission work
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)
Aug 12, 1998
I ONCE TOOK MY CAR TO THE NEAREST MECHANIC THE MECHANIC SAID I NEEDED ABOUT $550- WORTH REPAIRS.Then i called my mechanic he towed the car and fixed it for $180-.I even told him how much the other guy wanted.
Jan 15, 2000
I am glad that I found honest mechanic who charges me only for the needy repairs and takes reasonable labor cost too.
May 01, 2000
I have taken my car to him a few times, and each time he took care of the problem, e.g., my '84 Civic used to stall at times when the rpm dropped too low. Dealer's solution was some (bs) valve somewhere in the carburator which meant rebuild the carburator/replace it ($600 - 800). I talked to another Honda mechanic in California (from whom I bought the car -- another very honest guy), and he asked me to find another mechanic. Well, my temporary solution was to increase the idle rpm. I then took the car to Mel recently, and he found the problem -- choked oil filters. He also dropped and cleaned the fuel tank -- saved me at least $450.
Nov 07, 2011
Jun 26, 2002
Anjaneyulu is Kind of erson who allways tries to understand the problems of the customer, rgarding the customers budget and allways tries to fix the probelm with in the range, I like that part very much. He allways tries to educate the customer about the probelms. The greatest thing is we can sit along with him for hours and hours and we never feel bored.
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 11, 2003
I have been taking my cars to them for over eight years now and I have always found them to be honest and straight forward about the problems with my car and how it can be fixed. Also, their price has always been below other local competitors and have extremely flexible hours of operations to accomodate everyones schedules.
Nov 07, 2011
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Sep 03, 2004
Sept 2004 Took my 87 Nissan (298K) to Mel when my previous mechanic from this group moved. Mel explained my choices: new part $500, used part 250 or his solution 75. Also suggested that I NOT fix something as it was not necessay but pointed it out to me as not working. Not a pretty shop, but a honest mechanic. Mel is my new mechanic.
Sep 27, 2004
I had some trouble with my brakes that Mel seemed to be able to pick up on as I described it over the phone! The brakes were taken care of quickly & efficiently, but the real test came when I decided to get my timing replaced at the same time. As I drove home, I noted it stalled as I came to a stop. Mel had me in right away, offered to drive me where I would need to go while he had my car, and thoroughly went over the timing belt. He kept me informed about the progress. All this, over a holiday weekend, too. It's been a pleasure to find out about Mel's shop.

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