Merlin 200000 Mile Shops

★★★★☆
  • 3704 147th St

    Midlothian, IL 60445

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  • 708-371-7098

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I came in because they were offering a $20 special for an oil change. They also are very close to home so it was really a great deal! The place was busy, a lot of customers and a few workers, the guys were very friendly and contacted me when they were going to start on the car and called me when it was finished. Very quick! The only thing I was not happy with was the price for other things like to change a light bulb for my fog lights costed $25...umm no thanks... and then I asked if they could change a tire and they said $50, It just seemed like they were making up prices - that was a little shady.

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★★★☆☆

I came in because they were offering a $20 special for an oil change. They also are very close to home so it was really a great deal! The place was busy, a lot of customers and a few workers, the guys were very friendly and contacted me when they were going to start on the car and called me when it was finished. Very quick! The only thing I was not happy with was the price for other things like to change a light bulb for my fog lights costed $25...umm no thanks... and then I asked if they could change a tire and they said $50, It just seemed like they were making up prices - that was a little shady.

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I have been taking my vehicles to Merlin's in Midlothian for many years. George, the owner, is honest and reliable. It's the kind of place where you can take your vehicle for work (within the scope of their advertised abilities) and not worry about having to verify the quote by calling 2 or 3 other places. They offer good prices, good work, and good service.
Another poster notes that the place is not spic and span. I agree. It's a mechanic's shop, not the hospital. If they hired some outside cleanup service to make it spotless every night, the cost gets passed thru to somebody. Hmmmm; wonder who?
Bottom line: No, they aren't there to rebuild your tranny. Yes, they are there to change oil, do brakes and suspension, fix exhaust systems, and other various fundamental maintenance necessities. These guys are grass roots; I trust them implicitly.
Brettski
ps; did I mention that they will give you a ride to work if you get in a jam and have to leave the vehicle? If it's only a couple of miles, they somehow make the time. BE SURE TO SLIP GEORGE A FIVER FOR GAS!

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★★★★★

I have been taking my vehicles to Merlin's in Midlothian for many years. George, the owner, is honest and reliable. It's the kind of place where you can take your vehicle for work (within the scope of their advertised abilities) and not worry about having to verify the quote by calling 2 or 3 other places. They offer good prices, good work, and good service.
Another poster notes that the place is not spic and span. I agree. It's a mechanic's shop, not the hospital. If they hired some outside cleanup service to make it spotless every night, the cost gets passed thru to somebody. Hmmmm; wonder who?
Bottom line: No, they aren't there to rebuild your tranny. Yes, they are there to change oil, do brakes and suspension, fix exhaust systems, and other various fundamental maintenance necessities. These guys are grass roots; I trust them implicitly.
Brettski
ps; did I mention that they will give you a ride to work if you get in a jam and have to leave the vehicle? If it's only a couple of miles, they somehow make the time. BE SURE TO SLIP GEORGE A FIVER FOR GAS!

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This is the type of place I think of when I think of DIY mechanics that seemed very popular in the 70s. The facilities are older, and not very well kept. The employees had what I would imagine are the equivalent of battle scars for the auto repair industry; they were covered with grease and such to say the least. Besides all of this (I suppose it's not THAT important for car repair, its not like they're operating on the driver), the server seemed fine. I got my oil changed there, and it went pretty smooth compared to a few adventures I had in changing oil. The only reason I went out to the faciliity was becuase they had a $15 special. Considering the drive for me, and the condition of the facility, I don't know if I would recommend it to anybody else.

PROS: cheap
CONS: dirty facility

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★★☆☆☆

This is the type of place I think of when I think of DIY mechanics that seemed very popular in the 70s. The facilities are older, and not very well kept. The employees had what I would imagine are the equivalent of battle scars for the auto repair industry; they were covered with grease and such to say the least. Besides all of this (I suppose it's not THAT important for car repair, its not like they're operating on the driver), the server seemed fine. I got my oil changed there, and it went pretty smooth compared to a few adventures I had in changing oil. The only reason I went out to the faciliity was becuase they had a $15 special. Considering the drive for me, and the condition of the facility, I don't know if I would recommend it to anybody else.

PROS: cheap
CONS: dirty facility

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Good place to go for brakes and mufflers. The service is friendly and before they do anything to your car they will call to get aproval. They see your car in reasonable amount of time and when I have called around in this area for quotes they have always been able to beat the lowest quote that I have gotten. And I have never had the something else mysteriously break down after getting service there.

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★★★★☆

Good place to go for brakes and mufflers. The service is friendly and before they do anything to your car they will call to get aproval. They see your car in reasonable amount of time and when I have called around in this area for quotes they have always been able to beat the lowest quote that I have gotten. And I have never had the something else mysteriously break down after getting service there.

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