Marino's Auto Repair

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
6 reviews

2028 S Bancroft St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, us

(215) 467-4883


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Guarantees all work for at least 12 months or 12000 miles
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)
Mar 31, 1998
Super work and Pop runs the show!
Apr 18, 2006
They are very honest and if it the car does not need a part they do not sell you what one does not need.
Jun 19, 2006
I was driving my 1994 BMW 525i on the Schuylkill Expressway in Friday night rush hour in Philadelphia. It was very hot and the air conditioning was on. All of a sudden smoke/steam came from under the hood. I stopped, popped open the hood and saw that the upper radiator hose came off of the radiator. I attempted to put it back on and when I did, I got back in the car and drove off. About 1 mile later, the same thing happened. I got out of the car, saw the same hose had come off of the same coupling and I attempted to put it back on. Drove off and sure enough, steam and smoke after about 1 mile. I got off of the expressway, stopped at a mini-mart, bought anti-freeze and H2O and poured it into the radiator. Got back on the expressway and after about 2 miles more smoke and steam. Like a moron, I kept driving until black smoke started coming out of the tail pipe. Got off at Passyunk Avenue. By this time, funny noises, funny smells and a generalized breakdown occurred. Called AAA and they towed me to Marino's Sunoco. Didn't know these guys from Adam. Happily the owner of the shop had a BMW just like mine and by Tuesday, everything was fixed. It seems the thermostat went south and the pressure blew the hose, with a piece of the radiator neck, off of the unit. I needed a new radiator and they got me an aftermarket one. The thermostat was genuine BMW. They gave me a 1 year/12000 mile written guarantee. I was very impressed with their honesty and integrity. It is now 6 weeks later, the weather is very hot and the car is running like a top. Dr. Jess R. Drezner
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Aug 20, 2012
  • mark-o
With my daughter attending college in Philly, and me living in Kansas, I was nervous about telling her which auto mechanic to go to for repairs. She has always been treated with respect (even though she sould not know a camshaft from a crank shaft). One time what we thought was an electrical system problem was simply water in the tail-light assembly. Marino's replaced a brake light for $5. I am glad to know someone whom I can send my daughter who, I believe, is honest and fair.

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