South State Automotive

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

620 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, us



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Has ASE certified mechanics
Guarantees all work for at least 1 month or 1000 miles
Road tests vehicles when appropriate
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)
Sep 04, 2003
The owner and staff is one guy named Dary (yes, that's with a 'D') Johnson. He is the only fellow I've ever found in my town of Klamath Falls Oregon that gives me the straight and skinny on any car situation that I've needed help with. He even tells me if he cannot do a certain procedure or work with a certain kind of car or equipment. He goes the extra mile. There was this time when I threw a rod through the side of my Geo Prizm engine. The engine was devoid of oil, and even though I had used Slick 50, it eventually failed. There was no idiot light warning me of the impending disaster. When Dary was putting in the replacement engine (which he only charged me his cost plus a smidge), he found out why my idiot light didn't alert me to the extreme need for oil that my engine was crying out for: Lee's Radiator had un-hooked the sensor to that idiot light when they replaced my radiator a few months before and hadn't put it back. He showed me that the sensor and light worked just fine, but that they weren't hooked up. (By the way, those uncaring louts at that other place did absolutely nothing to make better the bad situation that they had caused! -- and I've never been back.) Just for comparison, I called around a few other shops and asked them what they would've charged for the same parts and labor (including the engine), and all of them were $300 to $800 MORE than what South State charged me. That was about 6 years ago, the engine (and idiot light) are all still working fine. I still go to him whenever I have an issue that I cannot deal with myself. A great, honest mechanic is worth his weight in gold. With Dary Johnson, he is worth ten times that!

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