Buds Muffler City Inq

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

1801 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, us

(206) 329-0666


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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)
Feb 23, 2005
We brought our 1992 Honda Accord DX to a local Honda dealer in June of 2004. Something was rattling and the dealer wrote the following on the estimate for repairs: "Tech found broken hangar. Removed broken hangar from car and put on driver's seat. Technician also noticed exhaust system is rotting out. Rec. replacing A-pipe, B-pipe, Catalytic converter, and muffler. Labor $190, parts $1440." That's $1,630 before tax! They even noted that they themselves replaced our muffler in January of 2003! Knowing our muffler was relativley new, as well as our exhaust system, we were not comfortable with that estimate. After calling Hilltop Auto in Capitol Hill, they recommended calling Bud's Muffler City in Rainier Valley. Bud's evaluated the car and showed me the bottom of my car - whereas Honda did not. I was led underneath the car and shown that yes, there was a missing hangar, and that the extent of the "rotting" was a small hole in the A-pipe that Bud's said they could easily weld closed. I asked Bud's to make the repairs. The final cost, after tax? $35.41 vs. $1,630 plus tax. It is now over 8 months later and I'm finally writing this review. The exhaust system is still in great condition. I will not specifically name the local Honda dealer, however, I highly recommend going to Bud's for muffler/exhaust work vs. going to a dealer.

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