John CO Automotive Service

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
1 reviews

5116 James Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76115, us

(817) 921-6631


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Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Specializes in Radiator 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)
Dec 30, 2009
By not checking a lot of boxes on the first page, you may wonder what kind of operation I am recommending. This is a one man shop, though sometimes he has friends who stop by and work with him (and they do a lot of shop talk that is probably a male bonding thing). Audie Johnson is an excellent mechanic who uses common sense to figure out what is wrong with a vehicle. He will tell you that the computer can only tell you so much, then you have to think about what is going on (so taking it to a dealer just because they have a computer isn't always the best answer. I went to the Ford dealer down the road one time and their quote on a job was $800+ and they provided a laundry list of parts. I forget what it was now, a fluid leak and the transmission fluid sucked through a small hole, and the repair was $96 at Audie's shop. I got my "diagnoistic" check money back from Ford, I was so angry at them. They thought they saw me coming.) Anyway, that Ford dealer is now out of business. No surprise there. Audie has a one man operation and he doesn't work on Sundays and Mondays and he doesn't get into the shop until usually about 9 at the earliest but he stays late. And he works often until he finishes the job if he knows you are really strapped for needing the vehicle. He usually drives you home after you take the truck over, and then he comes and gets you. This is because he usually works on cars from the neighborhood. If he can't do the work, he tells you who can. There's a good transmission shop nearby, for example, and he doesn't hesitate to send folks where the work can be done right the first time if he doesn't have the tools or the time (he does get backed up, and sometimes it can take a few days to get in to his queue for work). Audie will also take the time to catch up on life. What your kids are doing, what his kids are doing. If you bother to take the time to ask. He's a genuinely nice guy, who charges by the job because the state charges taxes if he itemizes it, but he'll be happy to tell you what all of the parts of the job are if you want to know. His bills are hand-written, in a very crisp hand, on legal-sized yellow lined pads. He gives paper receipts that fit in your wallet. I hope by turning this in he doesn't get too busy. My pickup is 10 years old and needs some work one of these days.

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