View Full Version : Can anyone recommend a good mechanic?



raw98682
06-22-2008, 07:59 AM
Can anyone recommend a good mechanic? Preferably on the north side and who specializes in Saturns. There is a Saturn dealership in Edmond, but everyone says to stay away from dealer mechanics (too expense and untrustworthy). I'm not too concerned about expense, as long as the job is done right and they are trustworthy and honest. Any recommendations?
(Sorry if there is already a post about this, I couldn't find one)

Midtowner
06-22-2008, 08:01 AM
Swanson's downtown. It's at around 10th and Hudson. It's a white garage building thing. They're a full service shop. They never lie to me or try to sell me needless maintenance.

They're good people and they've been around for many, many years.

raw98682
06-22-2008, 08:08 AM
Awesome! That's near my work. I'll check them out. Thanks

Edmond_Outsider
06-24-2008, 07:57 AM
I'll second Swansons. I've been going there 15 years and they've always been honest and fair.

bandnerd
06-24-2008, 08:10 AM
Third Swanson's. When I had to get new tires last summer, the person who spoke to me on the phone explained why my old tires had worn out so quickly, the tires I should get, and then he told me he put the same tires on his wife's car.

I hope he likes his wife ;) But I have had excellent service there, they don't push you into anything you don't need, and they take care of the job in a timely manner.

redcup
06-24-2008, 05:51 PM
Swanson's is great. I have a good guy close to them..but, he stays so busy....I tend to keep my mouth shut about him.

BradR
06-26-2008, 01:35 PM
I've had word done at the Saturn store on 240 when I owned one and they were way too expensive. I learned to go to local shops with a good "word of mouth" reputation. Saturns are just cars, parts aren't too much different between makes so any reputable mechanic should be able to help you out.

sammiam832
07-11-2008, 09:24 PM
100% Tran's Auto Repair in Edmond on Third and Broadway. (Just off of Broadway on Third).

He is fantastic. He's done quite a few things for me and always charges a fair price. If he works half an hour, he charges me for a half an hour. He and his coworker are polite and always very nice and answer any questions you have. THey will even save the damaged part to show you what was wrong with it if you want. Number one in my book!!

CaptDave
10-18-2008, 09:24 AM
Metric Motors on Broadway in Edmond is excellent. They specialize in imports and include Saturns in their areas of expertise. They are extremely well priced and do not try to scam you with unnecessary work. Brian is the service advisor who handled my work.

jane10357
12-16-2008, 08:09 PM
Deloziers near NW 63rd & Meridian (behind Pizza Hut). Very honest, capable & quick.

JakeZula
12-18-2008, 03:57 PM
I haven't had a lot of work done in OKC, and I haven't built a relationship with a particular mechanic or shop, but I've had my car repaired three times at two different Firestone shops, one in Edmond, and one in Moore. They've always been honest and forthright. They may recommend extra service, but they were never pushy, and the guys I dealt with would tell me upfront if it's something I could do without. I'm not sure how prices compare, but I've never felt ripped off going there.

I do recommend that nobody buy Big O brand tires, though. I bought two tires there, and they both blew out in less than a year.

Smokin Joe
12-18-2008, 11:53 PM
Ken's Tire and Auto.. SW 44th and Penn..

They've been pretty good over the years...

Joe

Jesseda
12-24-2008, 09:38 AM
whatever u do dont take it to fleet.. my parents took there truck to fleet to get it checked out, well after they lifted the hood to check to see what the problem was, they took it for a test drive to see if they fixed it, problem wa that they forgot to close the hood all the way, the hood flew up on western and smashed the windshield, and of course damaged the hood and bent the roof a bit, they fixed it but it still has problems closing the hood.

sooners83
01-21-2009, 01:52 PM
Thanks for all the posters on this one. I need some auto work done so I will try Swanson's downtown (today). I called up there and so far they 2 people I talked with were very nice. I will let you know what I find out.

muzique808
03-30-2010, 06:21 PM
Reviving this post for anyone that may be in a similar situation...

I've always had great service from Ruedy's on 3rd st. downtown, and Todd from Downtown Automotive near 10th and Hudson.

But for our Hondas, it is always Johann's on Villa. Absolute Honda expert. Not the cheapest in town, but fair. And you definitely get what you pay for.

LIL_WAYNE_2012_PREZIDENT
03-30-2010, 08:15 PM
eddie monroes on SW 29th an may

RealJimbo
04-01-2010, 08:51 AM
Reviving this post for anyone that may be in a similar situation...

I've always had great service from Ruedy's on 3rd st. downtown, and Todd from Downtown Automotive near 10th and Hudson.

But for our Hondas, it is always Johann's on Villa. Absolute Honda expert. Not the cheapest in town, but fair. And you definitely get what you pay for.

Second for Todd at Downtown Automotive. He's a real technician, not a "remove and replace" artist.

Light mechanic work goes to Grady at Quick Change Oil in Edmond on Danforth.