Lutz Motorworks

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
5 reviews

6 Moxley Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, us

(802) 685-3821


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Happily gives binding estimates
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)
Feb 14, 1999
Antoine will not charge you anything if he cannot solve the problem. But, he does have connections all over the United States who he will call for assistance whenever he can't solve the problem in short order.
Jan 02, 2002
If you want Antoine to fix your Volvo, and it's older than say, a '93, he is the man to see. If you want him to work on anything else, or on one of those new fancy S series Volvos, don't waste your time. He will just send you home. Antoine is a brilliant Volvo mechanic. He is also a very interesting guy. Sometimes he will repair things you didn't even know were busted. Sometimes he will NOT repair something you want repaired, because he doesn't especially feel like it. He is brutally and scrupulously honest, he charges a fair price, and he will talk your ear off if you let him. He doesn't always answer the phone, and his garage is in the middle of nowhere. But it's worth buying a 15 year old 240 wagon just for the pleasure of having Antoine work on it.
Mar 10, 2006
Antoine Lutz, owner/operator of Lutz Motorworks in Chelsea, Vermont, (802-685-3821)specializes in old Volvo repair and maintenance (those that were built before Volvo was bought out by us Americans). His shop is in an out-of-the-way place, but his reputation is so sterling that he has customers from New York state and all over New England who plan their vacations around taking their cars to him for annual maintenance. He is completely honest and reliable and very generous with his time. His hourly rate is far below the commercial standard, since he operates from his own shop at home and has little overhead and no employees to pay. He also knows Volvos inside-and-out and has often diagnosed my car's problems for me over the phone -- even problems that were caused by another mechanic who botched up the job. I've learned that, if my 1989 Volvo 240DL station wagon breaks down, it's less expensive in the long run to have it towed to Antoine's, rather than to take it to less skilled, local mechanics who don't know what they're doing. Actually, the only time I've had to have the car towed was when another mechanic "fixed" it, and it wouldn't run. Antoine identified the problem immediately -- including the screw-up from the previous mechanic -- and for a few dollars had my car up and running again quickly.
Jan 10, 1999
Public transportation? In rural Vermont? You've got to be kidding. But this shop is worth the drive (or tow if need be). Specializes in 240s.
May 11, 2012

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