McAlister's Auto Repair

★★★★☆
  • 3265 Palm Beach Blvd

    Fort Myers, FL 33916

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  • 239-334-1986

About McAlister's Auto Repair

Categories
  • Automotive Repair
  • Generators
Details
  • Muffler Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Engine Repair
  • Clutch Repair
  • Radiator Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Auto Diagnostics
  • Auto Inspections
  • Tune Ups
Hours
M-F 7:30am-5pm, Sa-Su Closed
Special Offer
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Associations
  • BBB
Emails
  • mcalistersautoj@gmail.com
Year Established
  • 1969
Keywords
  • Automotive Repair Shop
  • Schedule Maintenance
  • Automotive Repair
  • Tire Services
  • Oil changes
  • Electrical systems
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • Automotive Repair Shop
  • Schedule Maintenance
  • Automotive Repair
  • Tire Services
  • Oil changes
  • Electrical systems
Languages
  • English

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I don't do many reviews and rarely ever do a negative review, but I felt I needed to this time. I was having a misfire in my motor on my car and changed the plugs and still had the miss, so not having the required diagnostic equipment to find out what was causing it, I took it to McAlister's Auto Repair of Fort Myers. I was told it would cost $125.00 to diagnose the motor, so I left the car with them. I ask them to look at the front end parts as the car is getting old and has high miles on it, and to check for a slow power steering fluid leak I had been having.

They called me the next day and told me the miss was due to bad fuel injectors and it would cost $832.10 to replace them. They also told me my slow power steering leak was because I needed all new power steering hoses at a cost of $712.00. Next, they told me my front end needed a center link and 4 ball joints for a cost of $1,023.88 for a grand total of $2,692.98! Wow, I thought, my tires arent wearing, my power steering only needs a little fluid every so often and the motor runs fine when driving, it just has a miss at idle. So I paid them the $125.00 for the diagnoses and drove my car home.

I bought all new injectors at a fraction of the cost they quoted me for the parts alone, and I installed them myself after Googling how to. Much to my dismay, the car ran exactly the same. Next, I Googled some DIY diagnosing and found two of the coil packs were the problem. I replaced them for $145.00 and the car runs fine. Next, I cleaned the engine compartment and looked to see if I could find the power steering leak. It ended up that a low pressure hose had a small crack where the hose clamp was, so I cut off a 1/2 piece and tightened the clamp back and whala, no more leak, and all the other hoses are fine, no leaks at all on any of them. Then I looked up a bran new complete front end kit that included the center link, all 4 ball joints, all 4 control arms, all 4 tie rod ends and sleeves and the idler arm, with a three year warranty and guess what, all those parts cost less then what just one of the four ball joints they quoted me cost!

My family has gone to them for over 30 years and back when the dad was in charge they were not cheap, but they were good and honest. It is sad to have to write this, but I felt it was necessary.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't do many reviews and rarely ever do a negative review, but I felt I needed to this time. I was having a misfire in my motor on my car and changed the plugs and still had the miss, so not having the required diagnostic equipment to find out what was causing it, I took it to McAlister's Auto Repair of Fort Myers. I was told it would cost $125.00 to diagnose the motor, so I left the car with them. I ask them to look at the front end parts as the car is getting old and has high miles on it, and to check for a slow power steering fluid leak I had been having.

They called me the next day and told me the miss was due to bad fuel injectors and it would cost $832.10 to replace them. They also told me my slow power steering leak was because I needed all new power steering hoses at a cost of $712.00. Next, they told me my front end needed a center link and 4 ball joints for a cost of $1,023.88 for a grand total of $2,692.98! Wow, I thought, my tires arent wearing, my power steering only needs a little fluid every so often and the motor runs fine when driving, it just has a miss at idle. So I paid them the $125.00 for the diagnoses and drove my car home.

I bought all new injectors at a fraction of the cost they quoted me for the parts alone, and I installed them myself after Googling how to. Much to my dismay, the car ran exactly the same. Next, I Googled some DIY diagnosing and found two of the coil packs were the problem. I replaced them for $145.00 and the car runs fine. Next, I cleaned the engine compartment and looked to see if I could find the power steering leak. It ended up that a low pressure hose had a small crack where the hose clamp was, so I cut off a 1/2 piece and tightened the clamp back and whala, no more leak, and all the other hoses are fine, no leaks at all on any of them. Then I looked up a bran new complete front end kit that included the center link, all 4 ball joints, all 4 control arms, all 4 tie rod ends and sleeves and the idler arm, with a three year warranty and guess what, all those parts cost less then what just one of the four ball joints they quoted me cost!

My family has gone to them for over 30 years and back when the dad was in charge they were not cheap, but they were good and honest. It is sad to have to write this, but I felt it was necessary.

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I don't do many reviews and rarely ever do a negative review, but I felt I needed to this time. I was having a misfire in my motor on my car and changed the plugs and still had the miss, so not having the required diagnostic equipment to

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★★★★★

I don't do many reviews and rarely ever do a negative review, but I felt I needed to this time. I was having a misfire in my motor on my car and changed the plugs and still had the miss, so not having the required diagnostic equipment to

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Took my vehicle to McAllister's this morning. Didn't have an appointment. Was very pleased with their service. I was greeted very politely by office personnel and before any work was started, the mechanic explained the problem. I was in by 8:15 am and out by 9 am. I would definitely recommend McAllister's. They are knowledgeable, polite, and get right to the problem.

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★★★★★

Took my vehicle to McAllister's this morning. Didn't have an appointment. Was very pleased with their service. I was greeted very politely by office personnel and before any work was started, the mechanic explained the problem. I was in by 8:15 am and out by 9 am. I would definitely recommend McAllister's. They are knowledgeable, polite, and get right to the problem.

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I have been taking my vehicles to McAlister's for the past 26 years and wouldn't trust any place else. They are highly trained and have always done excellent work. My vehicles are always repaired completely - the first time. Depending on parts availability - I get my cars/trucks back the same day and never need an appointment. They explain the problem so that I understand. And they let me know what repairs or maintainence may be needed next and give me an estimate of the timeframe and costs. THE BEST BY FAR!

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★★★★★

I have been taking my vehicles to McAlister's for the past 26 years and wouldn't trust any place else. They are highly trained and have always done excellent work. My vehicles are always repaired completely - the first time. Depending on parts availability - I get my cars/trucks back the same day and never need an appointment. They explain the problem so that I understand. And they let me know what repairs or maintainence may be needed next and give me an estimate of the timeframe and costs. THE BEST BY FAR!

Pros: The most knowledgeable and capable mechanics in SW Florida.

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With my first phone call to McAlisters, I knew they were more than capable to handle repairs on my car. The service advisor and lovely lady at the front counter made me feel at ease, gave me an estimate, and provided transportation back home while repairs were made at a more than reasonable price, I know, I called the dealer for an estimate on the same repairs, I was very pleased with the whole experience and recommend them to everyone. Having been in the auto repair business, I know that now a days with every car being controlled by computers, sensors, modules, everything is so technical, and they had all the equipment to make an accurate diagnosis and repair with no problems.

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★★★★☆

With my first phone call to McAlisters, I knew they were more than capable to handle repairs on my car. The service advisor and lovely lady at the front counter made me feel at ease, gave me an estimate, and provided transportation back home while repairs were made at a more than reasonable price, I know, I called the dealer for an estimate on the same repairs, I was very pleased with the whole experience and recommend them to everyone. Having been in the auto repair business, I know that now a days with every car being controlled by computers, sensors, modules, everything is so technical, and they had all the equipment to make an accurate diagnosis and repair with no problems.

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My dad loves this mechanic. As for me, I think he is very expensive for what he does. I won't go here unless my Dad is with me. I have noticed a very different service if I am by myslef than when he is with me.

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★★★☆☆

My dad loves this mechanic. As for me, I think he is very expensive for what he does. I won't go here unless my Dad is with me. I have noticed a very different service if I am by myslef than when he is with me.

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My husband takes all our vehicles to McAlisters for all the repair needs. He even suggests them for our daughter's and granddaughters' needs. Anytime there has been a problem, the owner Carry always makes sure it is taken care of.

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★★★★☆

My husband takes all our vehicles to McAlisters for all the repair needs. He even suggests them for our daughter's and granddaughters' needs. Anytime there has been a problem, the owner Carry always makes sure it is taken care of.

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