Hal's Motor Clinic

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
5 reviews

5222 Roosevelt Way Ne, Seattle, WA 98105, us

(206) 525-6550


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Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
Has ASE certified mechanics
Guarantees all work for at least 1 month or 1000 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)
Feb 27, 2001
Al always gets the job done quickly and cheaply. He is also very honest. I had an old beater Subaru years ago that went in for repairs rather often for different things. Finally, I called to get an appointment and Al said he wouldn't work on my car anymore. I figured I must have said something wrong or a check had bounced. Instead, he said that his conscience wouldn't allow him to do so because he didn't want me to keep tossing a hundred bucks or so into it every 3 or 4 months. As he put it "It's time to let go, Brian" A good mechanic with a conscience. Rare indeed.
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 18, 2002
I've recommended Hal's Motor Clinic to many friends. He will tell you up front when he can do the work and how long it will take, and the prices are reasonable. He will not do work you don't need and will tell you if he thinks it's pointless to do something you've asked. He has also refused to work on peoples' cars when they simply were not worth fixing. Once my boyfriend installed a new stereo in my van which caused my headlights not to work. I was really mad and held him accountable to fix it. In a panic, he took the van to Hal's, who looked at the wiring with him, and fixed it for next-to-nothing. Needless to say, my boyfriend was extremely relieved to be out of hot water. I think Hal got a kick out of the situation! I have moved out of the area, and I miss having Hal's Motor Clinic around to help with my car.
Jul 29, 2005
Very pleasant experience. Last time, the car wouldn't start and had a broken window. Al fixed the starting problem, gave the engine a tune up and replaced the window all for a price 10% lower than the auto glass specialty places quoted for just for the window parts. The window is automatic and has been flawless since. We also discussed a noisy timing chain. Al advised me not to bother spending the 500 to 700 to fix it at this time because there was not an imminent danger of it breaking. He could have just said do it but he gave me an honest appraisal. Will absolutely use him/them again and recommend eagerly. They are busy with loyal customers but any wait will be worth it and the estimated completion times are always right on.
Jan 10, 2010
Hal seems like a nice guy and so far so good on the repairs. They had a fair price and didn't try and sell extra work like so many other shops will. They are at a convenient location if your in the University District. Hal's was recommended to me by friends, and they weren't wrong. While you're there, stop by the "I love New York Deli" down the block for the best Pastrami in the northwest.

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