Old Joe's Svc Center

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
2 reviews

146 College Ave, Factoryville, PA 18419, us

(570) 945-3322


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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)
Jul 27, 1998
Gary is an excellent mechanic. There are othrs at that garage who are good to excellent, too. The low mark for public transit is characteristic of *most* garages in my area, which is largely rural. While they do take a bit longer than most, they are very careful and pay attention to details. I had a '90 Nissan that, with being in college, I let the clutch go a bit too long before having it adjusted. This lead to it needing to be replaced before 60k miles. Unfortunatly, the first clutch lasted 1 week (it was in 2 weeks, but I was away the first and the car sat.) The plates desintegrated. It went while I was in the left-hand lane at a busy intersection (near malls, etc) 8pm on a saturday night. The second one lasted 3-4 months. The 3rd replacement was still in the car when I traded it on my '95 Beretta (baseline and unfortunatly not stick.) The garage had no problem with replacing the clutch free-of-charge. As it was explained to me (which Gary told me was how the part co's rep explained it) the regulation banning the use of asbestos in car parts (e.g. brake pads, clutches, used because of heat-resistance) had recently gone into effect, and the company who made the parts to fit that car didn't have a "good" replacement composit yet. Also, they will advise when it would not be cost-effective to do the work. My parents have a 1988? Lincoln TownCar (used) that leaks oil slowly (about 1quart/month.) Unfortunatly, this model is built such that removing the pan would require removing the motor. Their advice: it will be much less expensive for you to just put another quart in each month.
Feb 13, 2009
This shop is justly renowned for consistently competent, honest service at a reasonable cost. I am a customer and nothing more, but I gotta love this shop... I have personal experience with these guys over many years and know many others who express their satisfaction by returning year after year AND by recommending the shop to their friends. Hours of business allow for off-prime time drop-off and pick up and the clear explanation of what needs to be done and $ saving alternatives is outstanding. Good mechanics and good guys.

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