Bays Of Thunder

★★★☆☆
  • 360 River St

    Dakota, MN 55925

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  • 507-895-3333

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I brought my car to Bays of Thunder on July 3rd. I specifically asked them to call me to discuss any unexpected work or costs. They charged me $400 more than their quote for work on my clutch without discussing with me. I asked them to look at a brake caliper that was sticking, and they ended up changing out the caliper and my rear brakes (which were only 3 months old) without speaking to me first, at a cost of $455 (including three hours of labor!). An oil change was $34, which isn't criminal, but a lousy deal none the less.

With other miscellaneous work thrown in, total charges were about $1,000 above what was quoted, and mostly unexpected and never discussed ahead of time. The car was not done until July 29th, twenty six days after I dropped it off.

This shop is where nightmares about mechanics are born. The work took forever, they ran up our bill without discussing it with us, their communication was horrible until the bill was due. I would recommend avoiding this shop.

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I brought my car to Bays of Thunder on July 3rd. I specifically asked them to call me to discuss any unexpected work or costs. They charged me $400 more than their quote for work on my clutch without discussing with me. I asked them to look at a brake caliper that was sticking, and they ended up changing out the caliper and my rear brakes (which were only 3 months old) without speaking to me first, at a cost of $455 (including three hours of labor!). An oil change was $34, which isn't criminal, but a lousy deal none the less.

With other miscellaneous work thrown in, total charges were about $1,000 above what was quoted, and mostly unexpected and never discussed ahead of time. The car was not done until July 29th, twenty six days after I dropped it off.

This shop is where nightmares about mechanics are born. The work took forever, they ran up our bill without discussing it with us, their communication was horrible until the bill was due. I would recommend avoiding this shop.

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We were travelling from St. Paul, MN to Maryland on a VW Trike I'd just bought, when I had a problem with the charging system near Dakota, MN. A guy picked me up and took me to Bays of Thunder where I met Kelley and his wife and daughter. He said he'd help me out and take a look at the Trike. His workmanship was excellent! His wife found us lodging nearby and we got a room. The next day, she came and picked us up. The bill was very reasonable and we made it the rest of the way to Maryland without any problem. Kelley is not only a good mechanic but a great guy to get to know. If I'm ever up Dakota way again, you better believe that I'm going to stop in and say hello to a new found friend and his family.
I dont know what the other guy's problem was that left a negative review, but I had no such experience with Kelley. I'd go to him again, and again and again.

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We were travelling from St. Paul, MN to Maryland on a VW Trike I'd just bought, when I had a problem with the charging system near Dakota, MN. A guy picked me up and took me to Bays of Thunder where I met Kelley and his wife and daughter. He said he'd help me out and take a look at the Trike. His workmanship was excellent! His wife found us lodging nearby and we got a room. The next day, she came and picked us up. The bill was very reasonable and we made it the rest of the way to Maryland without any problem. Kelley is not only a good mechanic but a great guy to get to know. If I'm ever up Dakota way again, you better believe that I'm going to stop in and say hello to a new found friend and his family.
I dont know what the other guy's problem was that left a negative review, but I had no such experience with Kelley. I'd go to him again, and again and again.

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Very knowledgeable. In spite of what they other review says I don't think that this true, he has proved that he is reliable and trustworthy and I would recommend him to anyone.

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Very knowledgeable. In spite of what they other review says I don't think that this true, he has proved that he is reliable and trustworthy and I would recommend him to anyone.

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After having the airbag light come on in my car, I brought it into Bays for eval and correction. Upon return of the vehicle, the light was off. A subsequent inspection by a trusted mechanic out of town showed that the airbag light had in fact been ripped out of the dash and would require a $2000+ replacement. Repeated calls over a 4 week period to Bays to get an explination from Kelly were met with, "Kelly is not in, call back in 20" and "Can you leave your number and Kelly will call you back.". No return calls, no explinations. Involvement of the Minnesota Attourney Generals office requesting that Bays explain to them (and I) the situation were met with silence.

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After having the airbag light come on in my car, I brought it into Bays for eval and correction. Upon return of the vehicle, the light was off. A subsequent inspection by a trusted mechanic out of town showed that the airbag light had in fact been ripped out of the dash and would require a $2000+ replacement. Repeated calls over a 4 week period to Bays to get an explination from Kelly were met with, "Kelly is not in, call back in 20" and "Can you leave your number and Kelly will call you back.". No return calls, no explinations. Involvement of the Minnesota Attourney Generals office requesting that Bays explain to them (and I) the situation were met with silence.

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