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Old 10-23-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend an honest mechanic near uptown or just south of it? I have just moved from Raleigh and need to find a new one that I can rely on. Thanks
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Mint Hill, NC
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Just took my truck to Stainback's Auto. They're just off of South Blvd, and practically across the street from the Scaleybark Lynx station. I was extremely pleased with the work, the price and their helpfulness. There were two options to try for fixing the issue - the cheaper one might or might not work, the other entailed at least a partial rebuild of the transmission. I had been quoted $500-$2200 (yep, not a typo) for the work I "needed" done, although the place couldn't tell me what the work was that needed to done without a minimum charge of $500, and strong implications that would be on the higher end of that range - and they wouldn't even discuss trying the cheaper option first, even though that was the only error code showing up. Stainback's offered me both options, and I opted to try the cheaper one first, which worked. They fixed it for $712.

I went based on a recommendation from a friend who has been a customer for quiet a few years and they have been very happy with the service.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I recommend Gerard's Tire. They are on 6th St. and have always been great to me. I drop my car off in the morning, walk to work and then pick it up in the afternoon. I recently found a nail in my tire and took it over there at 5:10. They close at 5:30 but were still able to repair the tire and get me back on the road. They also fixed an issue for me that several other garages couldn't figure out.

Locations GERRARD TIRE and AUTOMOTIVE Charlotte, NC (704) 334-9789 (http://www.gerrardtire.com/locations.htm - broken link)
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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I recommend Gerard's Tire. They are on 6th St. and have always been great to me. I drop my car off in the morning, walk to work and then pick it up in the afternoon. I recently found a nail in my tire and took it over there at 5:10. They close at 5:30 but were still able to repair the tire and get me back on the road. They also fixed an issue for me that several other garages couldn't figure out.

Locations GERRARD TIRE and AUTOMOTIVE Charlotte, NC (704) 334-9789 (http://www.gerrardtire.com/locations.htm - broken link)
I've taken 3 different vehicles to them also...
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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Eurowise. They specialize in european cars, but I would take my car to them regardless of the make. They are located right off 77 at the Woodlawn exit.

Eurowise Inc. - Specializing in Volkswagen, Audi and European Service
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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My husband and I have used Amity Automotive on Monroe Rd for over 10 years. They are very honest and reasonable.

Here's the contact info if you're interested:
4336 Monroe Rd Charlotte, NC 28205-7712 - (704) 342-2666

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Old 10-25-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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Sharp Start 704-527-6915
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Check out Woodie's on Palmer Ave. I think its Ave. JP has been good to me over the past few years.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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i just got my oil changed @ Gerrard and it was quick and painless, like the other poster said they got it done same day. i've gone to Woodie's uptown and though they were very pleasant. oil change with some minor stuff (blown fuse in my cigarette lighter) and they took care of that free of charge. i think in both places, you aren't gouged on the labor ...
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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Check out Woodie's on Palmer Ave. I think its Ave. JP has been good to me over the past few years.
We've used Woodie's twice and were happy with the service.

Woodie's Auto Service and Repair Centers-Charlotte NC-Trustworthy Experienced Car Technicians
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