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Old 08-30-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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Who do you trust?

Who does a good job?

Especially in Denton county, please. But I thought a general thread might be helpful to more people.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Lewisville
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Christian Brothers has always done well by my family. Probably a little bit more expensive than average, but I definitely always felt well treated and that they were straight with me.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: McKinney
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This'll be a short thread... Very hard to find a good shop that isn't looking to rip you off. I know of only one near me, Chuck's Automotive in McKinney. Excellent work, and at prices that sometimes I simply can't believe. I've even offered to pay them MORE on certain jobs, and they've refused. Talk about integrity.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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This'll be a short thread... Very hard to find a good shop that isn't looking to rip you off. I know of only one near me, Chuck's Automotive in McKinney. Excellent work, and at prices that sometimes I simply can't believe. I've even offered to pay them MORE on certain jobs, and they've refused. Talk about integrity.
Thanks! I hope they don't get corrupted! lol
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Honda drivers could not do better than to do business with Hondew. Mr Marshall Poyner is a true urban hero. Knows what he's doing, does the right thing. Epic. :-)
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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The best honest mechanic would be yourself. Learn to do it! You won't charge yourself labor rates nor jack up parts prices. The cost of car ownership would be a lot less. You can find the time to do it if you try. You don't work seven days a week do ya? And how to books are everywhere. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: McKinney
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The best honest mechanic would be yourself. Learn to do it! You won't charge yourself labor rates nor jack up parts prices. The cost of car ownership would be a lot less. You can find the time to do it if you try. You don't work seven days a week do ya? And how to books are everywhere. Just my opinion.
There's still a lot of things that you simply can't do at home though. Me, I've taken transmission and engines out of cars, replaced clutches, removed complete drivetrains, etc, all in my garage, at some point in my life. However, that also required having a ton of money in tools, regular and specialized jacks, engine pullers, ratchets, torque wrenches, torx bits, a full set of standard and metric sockets... you get the point.

After all that I can do myself, I don't have a $$$ alignment machine to set alignment specs, I don't have specialized diagnostic equipment for all the cars that can read factory specific codes, I can't put tires on rims (and it's hard to find actual shops that can either, 11" and 12" rims are bigger than most tire machines can handle), don't have an A/C refrigerant machine to service the A/C, and the list goes on.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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Coppell Tire and Auto. I've used them more than I hoped to lately...they've always been fair and have occasionally thrown in a few extra things. They get it done quickly too. My dad is a mechanic, so I run things by him and they have always been right
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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The best honest mechanic would be yourself. Learn to do it! You won't charge yourself labor rates nor jack up parts prices. The cost of car ownership would be a lot less. You can find the time to do it if you try. You don't work seven days a week do ya? And how to books are everywhere. Just my opinion.

That's just not going to happen for a lot of peoople. Not everyone is mechanically inclined or strong enough for whatever reason. Is my 80 old granddad supposed to go out to the drive and work on his own car? lol

Anyway it's good to see some other suggestions.
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