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Old 12-14-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Hello,
I have some repairs I need done on my Honda and was wondering if anyone had found somewhere better than Bell Honda. I have had mixed results and am willing to give someone else a try if they can do the same work for less than the dealership charges.
Thanks everyone!
Ellen
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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We took our classic car to Mastertec on Thunderbird near 67th and were very happy with their service. They were very, very reasonable and they will work on just about any car. It is a father and son business and again, they were beyond reasonable for the fix they had to do. We will take our Dodge to them next.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I agree with the comments about Bell Honda, they're arent the brightest mechanics, I watched them start my car with no oil in it, since they have the big windows to see what is going on I was able to run and stop them before any major damage was done, luckily I didn't pay for that oil change.

What work do you need done, and what year/make is the Honda? I know a few local mechanics, a few that work out of their home too.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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Why would anyone take their car to a dealer for non-warranty work? Might as well light your money on fire.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Default Honda care center

There used to be a great independent Honda care center on the south side of Thomas just west of 32nd street. I am pretty sure it's still there.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: car guy in Phoenix AZ
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I have used a personal mechanic for a majority of things on different cars of mine.
What job is needed, year and model of car, plus any pertinent info.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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It's primarily a replacement of the CV boots and an engine mount. I've known about the CV boots for awhile but haven't had the money to replace them, but now I've heard that it may be more economical to just replace the CV shafts (with re-manufactured parts, if possible) since it is faster and easier than replacing just the boots.
Thanks for the help everyone!
Ellen
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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If your CV boots have been torn for a while, you should replace the whole joint(s), since you've gotten dust and debris in there by now and that will destroy the ball bearings in short order. No point in just replacing the boot now and it's not much more labor to replace the whole thing. I'm doing inners and outers on my car now that the transmission is out. Total cost per boot kit is $9, which ain't bad for a Porsche. Replacing the whole axle is around $600 per. So boots are something I keep an eye on.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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Hello,
I have some repairs I need done on my Honda and was wondering if anyone had found somewhere better than Bell Honda. I have had mixed results and am willing to give someone else a try if they can do the same work for less than the dealership charges.
Thanks everyone!
Ellen
Oh, there are indeed better alternatives to the "stealerships"! My Accord and my wallet have been very happy with Import Car Care (mechanic is Scott). I'd recommend without hesitation. A quick Google search should return the contact info for you.
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