I recently moved and was looking for a new mechanic to take care of my cars. After trying a couple other places, my third time was a charm with A-1 Automotive. They do good work (I've had no issues with any repairs/maintenance), take the time to explain your repairs and maintenance without being insulting (rare in mechanics) and thoroughly look over your vehicle to spot any problems that you may not notice (they found a defective valve gasket while replacing spark plugs), all at an affordable price.
-Robert H. Yelp Review
Our engine was vibrating very badly at stoplights and it only got worst if we had the A/C on. We went to one place and were told that the compressor was going bad. We decided to put it off until it failed completely. I found A-1 in the phone book and we went there. Not only was it not the A/C, but it was the motor mounts that we thought we had replaced 2 years ago at another place. They even showed us the one mount that was replaced and one of the factory ones that was not. They said it would take 2 hours to replace the three bad mounts but got it done in less than an hour. Honesty and workmanship are most important and you will find both at A-1.
-Emily C. Yelp Review
Basically, I have all of the same concerns that YOU probably have when selecting a mechanic - who can you trust, and who is going to rip you off? Generally, I'm reluctant to give 5 stars to a business, because I can usually find some fault somewhere, but A-1 really deserves high praise. I was new to the area about two and a half years ago and had what I thought was a major problem with my truck A/C. Based on an ad on a restaurant menu that stood out, I took it to A-1. The owner, Beau, found the problem was a 53 cent part that was malfunctioning, and sent me on my way (very surprised, and happy). There was probably no better way to come to understand that this was a man, and business, built on integrity and honesty. For me, that would be more than enough to earn my repeat business, but over the past two years, Beau and the team at A-1 have also proven to be more than capable at diagnosing and repairing every issue I've had. He has ASE certification and knows his stuff. His prices are more than fair, as well. This is as good as it gets, folks. I'm sorry to be leaving the area, because I truly trust this business, and it's owner. Do yourself a giant favor and give your business to this guy.
- Curtis M. Yelp Review