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  • howdyreviewedCLM Auto Repair

    Let me warn you. DO NOT take your car at CLM. I got my check engine li... read more Let me warn you. DO NOT take your car at CLM. I got my check engine light on while filling a gas. Later I found out it was because of broken temp gauze which is easily fixable for $250-200. I dropped the car and later they said they fixed it. Ten minutes after picking up my car, the check engine light came back on. I went to the shop and this time I meet this guy Mario who is owner of the shop who looked into it and denied the check engine light came because of temperature gauze which they said replaced new one. He said it would cost me another $800 to diagnose and change sensor. I left and took it to another mechanic. Found out from another mechanic they have replaced my temperature gauze with USED parts from another car. As he pulled me and showed me when I step in. TOTAL FRAUD REPLACE USED PARTS and make money. The other repair shop fix my car for $300. In total I would have spent $300 but now I end spending $550. Mario the owner seems to talk sweet but this guy knows when to fuck you off.

  • anthony reviewedVahes Garage

    My son is a college student in Waltham, MA. This morning, he was on h... read more My son is a college student in Waltham, MA. This morning, he was on his way to a job interview in Boston when his car began to overheat and died. He got as far as Cambridge. Needless to say, he was panicked on a number of levels. Being from NY and not knowing anyone locally, he called me in NY and I immediately did a Google search for local repair shops. I cross checked against Yelp and Google reviews and found a number of positive reviews about Vahe's Garage. Being generally skeptical, I called and spoke to Vahe the owner (pronounced Vah-hee) directly and told him about the symptoms. I told him that it sounded like a thermostat problem to me and asked what a repair like that would cost. He said let's look at the car first because maybe he just needs coolant. My son got the car to Vahe's Garage. Vahe could have told me it needed a thermostat, or that it needed a water pump, or that there was a hole in the radiator and needed a radiator, or something even worse and taken real advantage of my son and the situation. Instead, he told him the car merely was very low on coolant and the fan wasn't spinning. He filled the radiator with coolant and got the fan spinning again and had my son on his way. But wait - he didn't charge him anything!! What kind of mechanic is that gracious and that honest. I'll tell you what kind - only the best kind. I would strongly recommend this gentleman and this place for all your car needs. Thank you Vahe for helping out a helpless college kid. I am in your debt.

  • Professionals are hard to find so when you do find a professional we'l... read more Professionals are hard to find so when you do find a professional we'll run auto repair shop, it's a true find. Mike's is such a place. Family owned and operated. Clean, honest, extremely competent. It's all that you want in 'your' neighborhood auto service center.

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