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Old 04-11-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend a good, honest mechanic with reasonable prices in Gwinnett County? Near Suwannee or Lawrenceville, maybe? We are needing to get a timing belt replaced and every independent auto shop we've called is charging just as much or more than a dealership. We are new to the area and haven't had a chance to know to to trust yet. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well it is on the completely on the other side of the county from you, so it doesn't help you out...but I figured I'd add this to the forum.

I live in the Lilburn/Mtn Park area near Stone Mountain and Dekalb County. Garmon's Auto Service on Five Forks near Rockbridge has been around for a very long time.

My family has been there dozens of times over the years and they have never done us wrong.

They actually have my car right now and are replacing one of the belts
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I'm going to bump this for you.

I'm in gwinnett and still go all the way over to roswell for a mechanic. Luckily I dont need to go that often (toyotas)
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Welcome - NE Autotek, Suwanee, GA
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, Georgia
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Equinox, any feedback about autotek. How is their service and price?
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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So, did you find a good mechanic, mhwv05?
I also moved here about 1 year ago and I have been looking for a good place to fix my car, a nissan. I can't believe it, every time I go to a new place for an oil change, they will always try to get me to fix something. My car is only 4 years old. I fell for it the first time and now I am very weary. If you find a good, honest place, please post. Thank you.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I go to a good place off buford hwy. I can send you the info later
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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So, did you find a good mechanic, mhwv05?
I also moved here about 1 year ago and I have been looking for a good place to fix my car, a nissan. I can't believe it, every time I go to a new place for an oil change, they will always try to get me to fix something. My car is only 4 years old. I fell for it the first time and now I am very weary. If you find a good, honest place, please post. Thank you.
Check out, Northridge Autocare off Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs. It's kind of far out but the owner, Jason is a honest person and doesn't nickel and dime like most shops.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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I think the days of dealer mechanics being ripoffs are kind of over. The dealerships have finally figured out they have to be at least somewhat competitive with local mechanics.

Of course, you still have to find a good dealership. I still drive to Sandy Springs Toyota because I'm not satisfied with Mall of Georgia Toyota or Atlanta Toyota or World Toyota.

Do I pay a little more for service than I would at a local mechanic? Probably a little bit. But I also know I'm getting a certified master Toyota tech, I will never have to wait for parts, and they will give me a rental car for the day if the repair will take a long time.

I don't think I pay more than 10 to 15% more than I would at a local mechanic. To me it's worth it to not have the headache. Everybody places a different value on their own time, but the days of dealerships being twice as much as local mechanics is over, at least for Toyotas. You still have to find a good dealer, though, and the prices do vary among them for certain repairs.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I think the days of dealer mechanics being ripoffs are kind of over. The dealerships have finally figured out they have to be at least somewhat competitive with local mechanics.

Of course, you still have to find a good dealership. I still drive to Sandy Springs Toyota because I'm not satisfied with Mall of Georgia Toyota or Atlanta Toyota or World Toyota.

Do I pay a little more for service than I would at a local mechanic? Probably a little bit. But I also know I'm getting a certified master Toyota tech, I will never have to wait for parts, and they will give me a rental car for the day if the repair will take a long time.

I don't think I pay more than 10 to 15% more than I would at a local mechanic. To me it's worth it to not have the headache. Everybody places a different value on their own time, but the days of dealerships being twice as much as local mechanics is over, at least for Toyotas. You still have to find a good dealer, though, and the prices do vary among them for certain repairs.
Uh 10-15%???
Try 300%!!!!

Of course I'm comparing to TMOG prices and you don't go there no more.
The days of dealers being a ripoff are far from over my friend.
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