Dauntless Transmissions

★★★★★
  • 8809 Gulf Ct

    Raleigh, NC 27617

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I called many shops in and around Raleigh and asked them all the same 2 questions. 1) How quickly could you have the truck back (it's a work truck and usually runs every day) and 2) WORST CASE scenario, what is my maximum cost.
Obviously, people have a problem with 'worst case'. I got ranges of ''$1600 to $2200'' to which I would say, ''So $2200 is worst case?''. Some would say yes, some would say ''or a little more''. Some would tell me $2500, some said $1700.
When I called DAUNTLESS Transmissions, the owner (Gil-- his son Max) told me flat out ''It's going to cost you $2000''. To which I said, ''That's worst case; not higher?''
''Yes, $2000, worst case''. Gil sounded friendly; very friendly indeed. I then asked, ''How soon could you have it back?'' (this was on a Monday) ...''I don't see why we wouldn't have it ready Thursday afternoon or Friday morning''.
So, let me tell you the results so:
The $2000 MAXIMUM actually cost me $2500, and that was WITH the 10% coupon (that he took off-- we hadn't discussed that; I guess that was the ''feel good'' gesture that the $2000 WORST CASE was now $2680). Maybe he thought I meant the WORST CASE FOR HIM??
By the time the transmission was COMPLETE FIXED (more on this in a minute) it was 20 DAYS LATER! Now, part of that was me not being to bring the truck right back when I noticed something wrong. However, they did NOT have it ready the first time for TWO WEEKS.
Let me tell you a little about how DAUNTLESS works. Gil & Max really didn't have a thing to do with rebuilding my tranny. The hired outside help to rebuild, outside help to re-install and outside help to re-install the drive shaft. Gil and Max hardly do little (if any) transmission work themselves; it's subbed out.
So, I get my truck back 10 days late and $500 over the WORST CASE scenario. Drive it out of the parking lot & head for home. I notice the big, powerful V8 is not pulling up the hills like it used to; at 60mph the truck is shaking so hard it's making me burp (literally!); at rest, the engine is bucking like a bronco (it was as smooth as can be before they touched it).
I turned around & headed back. I asked Gil & Max if either of them had test-driven the truck. They both said YES. ''Didn't you notice the rumble?'' said I. ''Yes'', said Max, ''It's from the bent stabilizer''. ''Not it's not. That's been bent for years''. But Max insisted it was and said ''I'm not here to argue with you''. Gil said, ''we thought it was like that before''. I said, ''Who would ride in a truck that bucked like that?!?!'' Gil says, ''Well, it wasn't anything WE did''
I told him it felt like the drive shaft had been damaged, so they put it on a lift. ''I owe you an apology, sir. It's seems the man we have do some of our stuff here put your drive shaft on 180 degrees different than before'' It ran PERFECTLY SMOOTH after they fixed that.
But I was still having problems with the truck pulling. I finally noticed it was because it WASN'T SHIFTING PROPERLY! 1st gear was 0-10mph, 2nd gear was 11 mph, and 3rd gear was 12-60mph. It sounded like-- hmmmmmmmmmHMhmmmmmmmm; you could barely feel 2nd gear.
So Gil and I went out for a ride (I think this might have been his first) with all sorts of meters hooked up. Showing him how badly it shafted was a piece of cake. ''That's an easy fix. Can you leave it with us tomorrow?'' ... 'Sure''. 3 days later it was ready.
I pick it up, drive it, it seems ok!, except the engine still idles roughly. ''Well, there's nothing we could have done to have done that; we only worked on the transmission.''
A quick Google search-- 'the idle can be affected by the transmission's contro module ... blah blah blah''. Gil-''Sir, I owe you an apology. Can you bring it back tomorrow?'' ... ''Sure''. 2 days later I pick it up. ''It's a lot smoother now'', says Gil. The only problem? It wasn't any smoother at all.
At this point, I had had enough of Gil's ''friendly'' talk and I had had enough failure. He told me to make sure I brought it back after 30 days so he could check it, but I figured that would be a waste of time, too.
So, now I have a truck whose transmission doesn't leak, it almost shifts correctly (now it's TOO anxious to drop back into 2nd if you give it a little gas at 45mph), it doesn't shake unless you're at a stoplight and I'm only out $500 more than quoted but at least I only had to bring it back 3 times!
I'm not sure how many of the 'reviews' here are actual customer review. Oftentimes businesses will create false reviews to bolster their image. I'm not saying Gil &/or Max did so, though I'm wondering how all these people knew their names unless they, too, had to take their vehicles back 3 or 4 times. But then, why give them 5 stars?
I gave them 2 stars because 1 seemed too harsh since my truck IS RUNNING now. Had 1.5 been an option, that's what they would have received.
I DO NOT recommend DAUNTLESS transmission.

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★★☆☆☆

I called many shops in and around Raleigh and asked them all the same 2 questions. 1) How quickly could you have the truck back (it's a work truck and usually runs every day) and 2) WORST CASE scenario, what is my maximum cost.
Obviously, people have a problem with 'worst case'. I got ranges of ''$1600 to $2200'' to which I would say, ''So $2200 is worst case?''. Some would say yes, some would say ''or a little more''. Some would tell me $2500, some said $1700.
When I called DAUNTLESS Transmissions, the owner (Gil-- his son Max) told me flat out ''It's going to cost you $2000''. To which I said, ''That's worst case; not higher?''
''Yes, $2000, worst case''. Gil sounded friendly; very friendly indeed. I then asked, ''How soon could you have it back?'' (this was on a Monday) ...''I don't see why we wouldn't have it ready Thursday afternoon or Friday morning''.
So, let me tell you the results so:
The $2000 MAXIMUM actually cost me $2500, and that was WITH the 10% coupon (that he took off-- we hadn't discussed that; I guess that was the ''feel good'' gesture that the $2000 WORST CASE was now $2680). Maybe he thought I meant the WORST CASE FOR HIM??
By the time the transmission was COMPLETE FIXED (more on this in a minute) it was 20 DAYS LATER! Now, part of that was me not being to bring the truck right back when I noticed something wrong. However, they did NOT have it ready the first time for TWO WEEKS.
Let me tell you a little about how DAUNTLESS works. Gil & Max really didn't have a thing to do with rebuilding my tranny. The hired outside help to rebuild, outside help to re-install and outside help to re-install the drive shaft. Gil and Max hardly do little (if any) transmission work themselves; it's subbed out.
So, I get my truck back 10 days late and $500 over the WORST CASE scenario. Drive it out of the parking lot & head for home. I notice the big, powerful V8 is not pulling up the hills like it used to; at 60mph the truck is shaking so hard it's making me burp (literally!); at rest, the engine is bucking like a bronco (it was as smooth as can be before they touched it).
I turned around & headed back. I asked Gil & Max if either of them had test-driven the truck. They both said YES. ''Didn't you notice the rumble?'' said I. ''Yes'', said Max, ''It's from the bent stabilizer''. ''Not it's not. That's been bent for years''. But Max insisted it was and said ''I'm not here to argue with you''. Gil said, ''we thought it was like that before''. I said, ''Who would ride in a truck that bucked like that?!?!'' Gil says, ''Well, it wasn't anything WE did''
I told him it felt like the drive shaft had been damaged, so they put it on a lift. ''I owe you an apology, sir. It's seems the man we have do some of our stuff here put your drive shaft on 180 degrees different than before'' It ran PERFECTLY SMOOTH after they fixed that.
But I was still having problems with the truck pulling. I finally noticed it was because it WASN'T SHIFTING PROPERLY! 1st gear was 0-10mph, 2nd gear was 11 mph, and 3rd gear was 12-60mph. It sounded like-- hmmmmmmmmmHMhmmmmmmmm; you could barely feel 2nd gear.
So Gil and I went out for a ride (I think this might have been his first) with all sorts of meters hooked up. Showing him how badly it shafted was a piece of cake. ''That's an easy fix. Can you leave it with us tomorrow?'' ... 'Sure''. 3 days later it was ready.
I pick it up, drive it, it seems ok!, except the engine still idles roughly. ''Well, there's nothing we could have done to have done that; we only worked on the transmission.''
A quick Google search-- 'the idle can be affected by the transmission's contro module ... blah blah blah''. Gil-''Sir, I owe you an apology. Can you bring it back tomorrow?'' ... ''Sure''. 2 days later I pick it up. ''It's a lot smoother now'', says Gil. The only problem? It wasn't any smoother at all.
At this point, I had had enough of Gil's ''friendly'' talk and I had had enough failure. He told me to make sure I brought it back after 30 days so he could check it, but I figured that would be a waste of time, too.
So, now I have a truck whose transmission doesn't leak, it almost shifts correctly (now it's TOO anxious to drop back into 2nd if you give it a little gas at 45mph), it doesn't shake unless you're at a stoplight and I'm only out $500 more than quoted but at least I only had to bring it back 3 times!
I'm not sure how many of the 'reviews' here are actual customer review. Oftentimes businesses will create false reviews to bolster their image. I'm not saying Gil &/or Max did so, though I'm wondering how all these people knew their names unless they, too, had to take their vehicles back 3 or 4 times. But then, why give them 5 stars?
I gave them 2 stars because 1 seemed too harsh since my truck IS RUNNING now. Had 1.5 been an option, that's what they would have received.
I DO NOT recommend DAUNTLESS transmission.

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I was in the process of beginning to restore a 20 year old sports car that has alot of sentimental value, but no real cash value. After reading internet reviews and asking for Transmission shop recommendations at 3 autoparts stores, I had to see if Dauntless was as good as everyone said. After a brief external look and my description of the transmission issues, Dauntless said the issue might be due to old seals. However, after doing a full inspection, it was clear the transmission was completely shot. The Dauntless team worked like mad to help find the necessary parts and offered solid advice about different options and price impacts. I was already past the value of the car with other recent work. \r\nDauntless provided good advice but was always aware of my budget concerns. They went well above any expectations of customer service. They always took the time to explain available options and they went the extra mile to make sure I was satisfied. I just hope Gil and Max can maintain this level of customer service as their business continues to grow. If you need transmission work, or any auto repairs they do, you will not find a more honest customer focused repair shop. The best auto repair experience I have ever had. Thanks to the entire staff!\r\nSteve T\r\nRaleigh NC

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★★★★★

I was in the process of beginning to restore a 20 year old sports car that has alot of sentimental value, but no real cash value. After reading internet reviews and asking for Transmission shop recommendations at 3 autoparts stores, I had to see if Dauntless was as good as everyone said. After a brief external look and my description of the transmission issues, Dauntless said the issue might be due to old seals. However, after doing a full inspection, it was clear the transmission was completely shot. The Dauntless team worked like mad to help find the necessary parts and offered solid advice about different options and price impacts. I was already past the value of the car with other recent work. \r\nDauntless provided good advice but was always aware of my budget concerns. They went well above any expectations of customer service. They always took the time to explain available options and they went the extra mile to make sure I was satisfied. I just hope Gil and Max can maintain this level of customer service as their business continues to grow. If you need transmission work, or any auto repairs they do, you will not find a more honest customer focused repair shop. The best auto repair experience I have ever had. Thanks to the entire staff!\r\nSteve T\r\nRaleigh NC

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Like other reviewers, I found Dauntless Transmissions after having been jerked around by several different mechanics, to the point that I was afraid to take my car anywhere. Recently, after an experience with a garage that left me feeling helpless to keep my car from kicking the bucket any minute, a friend recommended Dauntless Transmissions. This was right before Christmas. I called Gil and left a message, and not 10 minutes later, he called me from the road. They were driving to Texas for the holidays, but he took the time to call me back and go over what might be wrong with my car. We set up a time for me to leave the car with him after the holidays. When I did so, I was so impressed with the quality of service. Gil drove around with me to identify the problem, educated me about the car and what might be happening, talked with me about possible solutions, and then worked on the car. When he was finished, he and Max actually drove the car to where I worked so that I didn't have to get a ride. Now that's service! Not only that, but since the noise the car was making hadn't completely gone away, he told me to drive it for a week before paying him, and if I felt satisfied, then give him a call. I was floored. Never before has anyone done work on my car and not demanded payment right away.\n\nI drove the car, and the noise was still happening, but after talking with Gil about it, I understood what the noise was, and that there was no danger of anything huge happening with it, and that to fix it would require a good four hours of work that wasn't necessary. I chose not to do anything about it, and Gil told me he would not charge me for the work he had done on the car. I couldn't believe it. I felt he put the integrity of his work and the service to his customers first, which made me want to pay him even more. After this experience, I don't want to take my car anywhere else. I think a lot of other mechanics in the area could learn from this guy. I hope they do!

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★★★★★

Like other reviewers, I found Dauntless Transmissions after having been jerked around by several different mechanics, to the point that I was afraid to take my car anywhere. Recently, after an experience with a garage that left me feeling helpless to keep my car from kicking the bucket any minute, a friend recommended Dauntless Transmissions. This was right before Christmas. I called Gil and left a message, and not 10 minutes later, he called me from the road. They were driving to Texas for the holidays, but he took the time to call me back and go over what might be wrong with my car. We set up a time for me to leave the car with him after the holidays. When I did so, I was so impressed with the quality of service. Gil drove around with me to identify the problem, educated me about the car and what might be happening, talked with me about possible solutions, and then worked on the car. When he was finished, he and Max actually drove the car to where I worked so that I didn't have to get a ride. Now that's service! Not only that, but since the noise the car was making hadn't completely gone away, he told me to drive it for a week before paying him, and if I felt satisfied, then give him a call. I was floored. Never before has anyone done work on my car and not demanded payment right away.\n\nI drove the car, and the noise was still happening, but after talking with Gil about it, I understood what the noise was, and that there was no danger of anything huge happening with it, and that to fix it would require a good four hours of work that wasn't necessary. I chose not to do anything about it, and Gil told me he would not charge me for the work he had done on the car. I couldn't believe it. I felt he put the integrity of his work and the service to his customers first, which made me want to pay him even more. After this experience, I don't want to take my car anywhere else. I think a lot of other mechanics in the area could learn from this guy. I hope they do!

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Having lived in Raleigh for over 52 years, and been to many a auto repair shop, I had come to believe that the best you can hope for is to not get too badly taken. The integrity of a shop is only as good as the man that stands behind it. At Dauntless Transmission, I found a man that puts his integrity first. I talked with him on the phone before having my car towed in, and he took the time to talk me through the possible issues that might result in it not having to have taken into the shop in the first place. When it ended up having to go into the shop anyway, because it was beyond my efforts to fix it, the work was professionally done and when he told me what I owed him for the work, my jaw hit the floor. And this was not a bad shock, it was a good one. With a shake of his hand, he insured that the next time I need repair work done, Dauntless will be the word that comes to my mind. And if you don't believe me, check out what the Better Business Bureau and all his other customers say about him. He might not get rich in money, but he'll never lack for respect and graditude.

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★★★★★

Having lived in Raleigh for over 52 years, and been to many a auto repair shop, I had come to believe that the best you can hope for is to not get too badly taken. The integrity of a shop is only as good as the man that stands behind it. At Dauntless Transmission, I found a man that puts his integrity first. I talked with him on the phone before having my car towed in, and he took the time to talk me through the possible issues that might result in it not having to have taken into the shop in the first place. When it ended up having to go into the shop anyway, because it was beyond my efforts to fix it, the work was professionally done and when he told me what I owed him for the work, my jaw hit the floor. And this was not a bad shock, it was a good one. With a shake of his hand, he insured that the next time I need repair work done, Dauntless will be the word that comes to my mind. And if you don't believe me, check out what the Better Business Bureau and all his other customers say about him. He might not get rich in money, but he'll never lack for respect and graditude.

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After the excellent reviews, I decided to take my BMW 318i to Dauntless to diagnose a grinding noise from under the car. The dealer thought it might have been the center driveshaft bearing. Gil and his team determined it was the heat shield that was rubbing against the drive shaft. He saved me a ton of money and refastened the heat shield....problem solved. Thanks Gil and team.

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★★★★☆

After the excellent reviews, I decided to take my BMW 318i to Dauntless to diagnose a grinding noise from under the car. The dealer thought it might have been the center driveshaft bearing. Gil and his team determined it was the heat shield that was rubbing against the drive shaft. He saved me a ton of money and refastened the heat shield....problem solved. Thanks Gil and team.

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I decided to take my truck to DT because its great reviews.Gil and his staff not only did a great job with the transmission of my F150 but also treated me as familly. So as a token of my appreciation here is my review: Exelente!!! (Exellent)

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★★★★★

I decided to take my truck to DT because its great reviews.Gil and his staff not only did a great job with the transmission of my F150 but also treated me as familly. So as a token of my appreciation here is my review: Exelente!!! (Exellent)

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Max and the Dauntless team worked tirelessly to resolve several issues with my car. They serviced the transmission, which it was in dire need of. Trannys, of course, are their specialty, but they also dealt with a rather elusive engine miss. Other items that definitely needed attention were discussed and decisions mutually made on what was best and most cost effective for our needs. Such as the passenger window, which I accidentally rolled up on my husbands arm, when he was resting it on the ledge, which resulted in a rather ugly, screeching noise when it was going up or down! This really did need to be fixed! lt is so much nicer without the noise, now! Max also did many extras, too numerous to list, at low to no cost out of the goodness of his heart.\n\nThis car is extremely complex to work on, which made it doubly challenging, but Max never gave up on her. Everything is terribly difficult to access (Jaguar, what were you thinking?) and there was, unfortunately, some poor design in some areas, which is never helpful when working on this vehicle. Additionally, Max and Gil are two of the kindest, most professional individuals anyone could hope for. On top of that, they are two of the hardest working professionals, EVER. The car was returned to us in tiptop condition. The Dauntless team really care about the quality of their work and are very thorough and upfront. Just as importantly, they care about their customers and work very diligently to insure that every aspect of your cars needs are addressed. Highly recommend!!!

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★★★★★

Max and the Dauntless team worked tirelessly to resolve several issues with my car. They serviced the transmission, which it was in dire need of. Trannys, of course, are their specialty, but they also dealt with a rather elusive engine miss. Other items that definitely needed attention were discussed and decisions mutually made on what was best and most cost effective for our needs. Such as the passenger window, which I accidentally rolled up on my husbands arm, when he was resting it on the ledge, which resulted in a rather ugly, screeching noise when it was going up or down! This really did need to be fixed! lt is so much nicer without the noise, now! Max also did many extras, too numerous to list, at low to no cost out of the goodness of his heart.\n\nThis car is extremely complex to work on, which made it doubly challenging, but Max never gave up on her. Everything is terribly difficult to access (Jaguar, what were you thinking?) and there was, unfortunately, some poor design in some areas, which is never helpful when working on this vehicle. Additionally, Max and Gil are two of the kindest, most professional individuals anyone could hope for. On top of that, they are two of the hardest working professionals, EVER. The car was returned to us in tiptop condition. The Dauntless team really care about the quality of their work and are very thorough and upfront. Just as importantly, they care about their customers and work very diligently to insure that every aspect of your cars needs are addressed. Highly recommend!!!

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Gil and Max are totally awesome and the Best in the business. Dauntless installed an alternator on my 2004 Mustang in October 2008 and unfortuanately the alternator was bad and went out this year April 2011. I called Gil and explained what had happened and immediately he went to work on helping me to get my car in working order. Gill drove me to the establishment I had purchased the alternator from and fortunately i received a new alternator. We returned to Dauntless Transmissions and Gil installed the new alternator in less than an hour free of charge\r\n\r\nWords cannot express the outstanding service and direction I received from Gil. \r\n\r\nIf you are looking for an honest business I suggest you, ""RUN FULL SPEED to Dauntless Transmissions"". I can promise you will be pleased. I will continue to bring my cars for repair. They are truly the most reliable, honest and dependable business I have ever taken my car to for service. You can depend on them!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Gil and Max are totally awesome and the Best in the business. Dauntless installed an alternator on my 2004 Mustang in October 2008 and unfortuanately the alternator was bad and went out this year April 2011. I called Gil and explained what had happened and immediately he went to work on helping me to get my car in working order. Gill drove me to the establishment I had purchased the alternator from and fortunately i received a new alternator. We returned to Dauntless Transmissions and Gil installed the new alternator in less than an hour free of charge\r\n\r\nWords cannot express the outstanding service and direction I received from Gil. \r\n\r\nIf you are looking for an honest business I suggest you, ""RUN FULL SPEED to Dauntless Transmissions"". I can promise you will be pleased. I will continue to bring my cars for repair. They are truly the most reliable, honest and dependable business I have ever taken my car to for service. You can depend on them!!!!!!

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Gil and Max are Honestly Good!\r\n\r\n I have a 2000 Sienna van that started to have a noisy transmission. I took it to several transmission shops including Toyota to get diagnosis and estimates for repair. I found Gil and Max online like many of you. I saw the positive reviews and decided to see what they had to offer. The transmission had to be rebuilt. Gil did a fantastic job. Over a year later the tranny is smooth as silk. I also have a SAAB convertible which is not common or easy to work on. Gil has performed several engine repairs on it. I have been very pleased with the results and the customer service. I never write reviews abourt services, but these guys should be rewarded for their professional approach and results. Gil and his garage mates are honest hardworking men, who can perform any automotive repair. You will feel comfortable talking to them and having them work on your vehicles.

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★★★★★

Gil and Max are Honestly Good!\r\n\r\n I have a 2000 Sienna van that started to have a noisy transmission. I took it to several transmission shops including Toyota to get diagnosis and estimates for repair. I found Gil and Max online like many of you. I saw the positive reviews and decided to see what they had to offer. The transmission had to be rebuilt. Gil did a fantastic job. Over a year later the tranny is smooth as silk. I also have a SAAB convertible which is not common or easy to work on. Gil has performed several engine repairs on it. I have been very pleased with the results and the customer service. I never write reviews abourt services, but these guys should be rewarded for their professional approach and results. Gil and his garage mates are honest hardworking men, who can perform any automotive repair. You will feel comfortable talking to them and having them work on your vehicles.

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I recommend this place to anyone needing a transmission. I kid you not, I did not have a full belief before coming here. I went to Frantz auto in Cary and wow I would never go there ever again.They failed to tell me the transmission needed repair when I told them to look over the vehicle as well as telling them the problems with it. They fixed numerous minor stuff and sent me off with it worse than when I took it in. They did a sloppy job repairing the heat shield and the vehicle ended up sounding like junk when I piked it up. I was told to go back there after a second opinion that my transmission was bad so they could make it right. I went back to Frantz and all they were going to do was change the transmission fluid. I knew and felt this was not right. Went to dealer and was told need repair on transmission. I came to this site(Dauntless Transmission) I saw the good reviews and tried them. So glad I had my transmission done here. They also went above and beyond to fix my heat shield as well so it didn't sound like a piece of junk. Dauntless did a great job and it made me want to write a review since this is what made me try them. They treat customers the way they should be. If you read this, please do not hesitate to call them like I did.God Bless them with many customers because they sure do deserve it.

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★★★★☆

I recommend this place to anyone needing a transmission. I kid you not, I did not have a full belief before coming here. I went to Frantz auto in Cary and wow I would never go there ever again.They failed to tell me the transmission needed repair when I told them to look over the vehicle as well as telling them the problems with it. They fixed numerous minor stuff and sent me off with it worse than when I took it in. They did a sloppy job repairing the heat shield and the vehicle ended up sounding like junk when I piked it up. I was told to go back there after a second opinion that my transmission was bad so they could make it right. I went back to Frantz and all they were going to do was change the transmission fluid. I knew and felt this was not right. Went to dealer and was told need repair on transmission. I came to this site(Dauntless Transmission) I saw the good reviews and tried them. So glad I had my transmission done here. They also went above and beyond to fix my heat shield as well so it didn't sound like a piece of junk. Dauntless did a great job and it made me want to write a review since this is what made me try them. They treat customers the way they should be. If you read this, please do not hesitate to call them like I did.God Bless them with many customers because they sure do deserve it.

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Being the daughter of an AWESOME and HONEST mechanic back in Chicago, I only hoped to find one here in Raleigh. I am elated that I was referred to Max and Gil. I took my vehicle in and I drove home with tears in my eyes because I was so pleased with the service I received. They are very accommodating, efficient, and polite. I hate Tech Lingo and appreciated how Max spoke to me in plain English and offered a great price for the repair. I have made Max and Gil my new ?Car Doctors?.

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★★★★★

Being the daughter of an AWESOME and HONEST mechanic back in Chicago, I only hoped to find one here in Raleigh. I am elated that I was referred to Max and Gil. I took my vehicle in and I drove home with tears in my eyes because I was so pleased with the service I received. They are very accommodating, efficient, and polite. I hate Tech Lingo and appreciated how Max spoke to me in plain English and offered a great price for the repair. I have made Max and Gil my new ?Car Doctors?.

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I had Gil from Dauntless Transmissions do a pre-purchase inspection on a 2007 Chevy Silverado that I found in the Raleigh area.\n At the time, I was out of town and sent my fiance to check it out for me. She had to fly into RDU, and Gil personally went and picked her up (in a snow storm), performed the inspection, and made great professional recommendations on what the truck needed before purchasing. I've been 100% happy with my purchase so far. \nI'd trust my vehicle and loved ones with the guys at Dauntless. I will make it a point to call these guys again if I'm EVER in need of Vehicle work again.

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★★★★★

I had Gil from Dauntless Transmissions do a pre-purchase inspection on a 2007 Chevy Silverado that I found in the Raleigh area.\n At the time, I was out of town and sent my fiance to check it out for me. She had to fly into RDU, and Gil personally went and picked her up (in a snow storm), performed the inspection, and made great professional recommendations on what the truck needed before purchasing. I've been 100% happy with my purchase so far. \nI'd trust my vehicle and loved ones with the guys at Dauntless. I will make it a point to call these guys again if I'm EVER in need of Vehicle work again.

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Someone referred us to these guys a few years ago. LONG stories short - every time we have gone to them, or called when things have gone wrong, they've worked with us. Above and beyond....\nWe had a few things done that Gil thought may fix the problem....but when it didn't and we had to go back, he didn't stop until the job was done. They have been honest and if they couldn't fix something, they made suggestions on who to see or what to do.\nI don't know the other guys because my husband is usually the one that has brought our cars for repairs. But, a few weeks back I thought about getting on here and writing a positive review for these guys....because - I was driving my son home from school and we saw a minor car accident...he said, ""Mommy, they need to take their cars to Mr. Gil so he can get them to work again!"" My son is 4 and we haven't seen Gil in months....that's what I call a good impression! haha

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★★★★☆

Someone referred us to these guys a few years ago. LONG stories short - every time we have gone to them, or called when things have gone wrong, they've worked with us. Above and beyond....\nWe had a few things done that Gil thought may fix the problem....but when it didn't and we had to go back, he didn't stop until the job was done. They have been honest and if they couldn't fix something, they made suggestions on who to see or what to do.\nI don't know the other guys because my husband is usually the one that has brought our cars for repairs. But, a few weeks back I thought about getting on here and writing a positive review for these guys....because - I was driving my son home from school and we saw a minor car accident...he said, ""Mommy, they need to take their cars to Mr. Gil so he can get them to work again!"" My son is 4 and we haven't seen Gil in months....that's what I call a good impression! haha

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Gil and Max at Dauntless are my heroes!! I have a 98 Maxima that was acting up intermittently and took it to a shop that informed me the transmission was bad and recommended Dauntless to do the work. When I took it to Dauntless, Gil drove it to diagnose the problem and said he didn't believe it was the transmission. He wasn't feeling the extent of the problem I had felt and asked if he could keep the car a bit to get to the heart of the problem. I was fortunate enough to be able to leave the car with him and am soooooo glad I did. \r\n\r\nOne by one, Gil worked his way through the possible causes of the problem and everytime he thought it was fixed, sure enough, it would act up again. He never gave up on my car and although I know he got discouraged at times, he diligently pursued fixing it. He was always available to talk with me when I called and gave detailed updates on what he'd been doing. He was very conscientious about costs and never spent my money without discussing it with me first. He attacked the problem methodically and was tenacious in his drive to fix the car. In the end, he did just that. It's running GREAT! \r\n\r\nThe bill was more than fair considering all the time he spent on the car. But mostly, I appreciate Gil's integrity. I know he could have replaced the transmission and collected a couple of thousand dollars (and the problem still would have been there when he was done) but he he was way too honest for that. I would recommend Dauntless (and have already) to anyone who needs car work. You can trust them and know you will be treated fairly. They truely are the BEST!

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Gil and Max at Dauntless are my heroes!! I have a 98 Maxima that was acting up intermittently and took it to a shop that informed me the transmission was bad and recommended Dauntless to do the work. When I took it to Dauntless, Gil drove it to diagnose the problem and said he didn't believe it was the transmission. He wasn't feeling the extent of the problem I had felt and asked if he could keep the car a bit to get to the heart of the problem. I was fortunate enough to be able to leave the car with him and am soooooo glad I did. \r\n\r\nOne by one, Gil worked his way through the possible causes of the problem and everytime he thought it was fixed, sure enough, it would act up again. He never gave up on my car and although I know he got discouraged at times, he diligently pursued fixing it. He was always available to talk with me when I called and gave detailed updates on what he'd been doing. He was very conscientious about costs and never spent my money without discussing it with me first. He attacked the problem methodically and was tenacious in his drive to fix the car. In the end, he did just that. It's running GREAT! \r\n\r\nThe bill was more than fair considering all the time he spent on the car. But mostly, I appreciate Gil's integrity. I know he could have replaced the transmission and collected a couple of thousand dollars (and the problem still would have been there when he was done) but he he was way too honest for that. I would recommend Dauntless (and have already) to anyone who needs car work. You can trust them and know you will be treated fairly. They truely are the BEST!

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""THE"" (TRUSTWORTHY, HONEST, EXCELLENT) service is what you get when you take your car to Dauntless Transmissions. As a SBF, new to the area, it's difficult to trust a mechanic with your only means of tranportation. You just know that the bill is going to be something outrageous. Not only was the bill extremely reasonable but because of his honesty, he didn't even charge me. \r\n\r\nWhen I took my car to a reptable shop for my oil change, I was told that my transmission was skipping. I notice it too when driving that it felt like my car was stalling. I drive a 2006 Mazda Tribute 4 cylinder (which is not uncommon). I was referred to Gil at Dauntless Transmission and he hooked my vechile up to the computer and found nothing. He kept it for a few days and drove it around because of course it won't do it when you need it to. Well Gill finally felt what I felt and it turned out to be "" the price you have to pay for purchasing a 4 cylinder SUV"" (nothing). And after all the calling back and forward, and all the driving back and forward, Gill didn't charge me a dime. He even dropped my vechile off. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. That is what happened the 1st time I needed help.\r\n\r\nThis last encounter with Gill, was just as awesome as the 1st time. I was on my way to a doctors appt and my gas pedal was stuck and I had to take drastic measures to stop my vehicle (as my brakes wasn't cutting it). I wasn't thinking because I was so scared, I put my car in park instead of just turning it off. Well needless to say I called Gill once again. He's my hero!!!!!!!!!!!! I had my SUV towed to Dauntless Transmission. I was so upset that I left my wallet with my money and credit cards in the vehicle. When i discovered what I did which was hrs later. Gill jump in my SUV, retrieved my belongings as I waited patiently on the phone and offered to bring them to me. In less than 30 mins, I get a phone call and it's Gill telling me he's outside with my stuff. He wouldn't drive off until I checked to make sure everything was all there. After checking everything with my SUV, Gil had to do some detective work as well and discovered it was the mat in my vehicle that caused my gas pedal to get stuck. My SUV was recently vacuumed and the mat was not placed back properly. Thanks again Gill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He spent some time again trying to figure all this out and again he did not charge me a dime. I going to treat him and his son to lunch soon. So if you ever need a trustworthy, honest, excellent mechanic than call ""Gill"", he's your man.

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""THE"" (TRUSTWORTHY, HONEST, EXCELLENT) service is what you get when you take your car to Dauntless Transmissions. As a SBF, new to the area, it's difficult to trust a mechanic with your only means of tranportation. You just know that the bill is going to be something outrageous. Not only was the bill extremely reasonable but because of his honesty, he didn't even charge me. \r\n\r\nWhen I took my car to a reptable shop for my oil change, I was told that my transmission was skipping. I notice it too when driving that it felt like my car was stalling. I drive a 2006 Mazda Tribute 4 cylinder (which is not uncommon). I was referred to Gil at Dauntless Transmission and he hooked my vechile up to the computer and found nothing. He kept it for a few days and drove it around because of course it won't do it when you need it to. Well Gill finally felt what I felt and it turned out to be "" the price you have to pay for purchasing a 4 cylinder SUV"" (nothing). And after all the calling back and forward, and all the driving back and forward, Gill didn't charge me a dime. He even dropped my vechile off. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. That is what happened the 1st time I needed help.\r\n\r\nThis last encounter with Gill, was just as awesome as the 1st time. I was on my way to a doctors appt and my gas pedal was stuck and I had to take drastic measures to stop my vehicle (as my brakes wasn't cutting it). I wasn't thinking because I was so scared, I put my car in park instead of just turning it off. Well needless to say I called Gill once again. He's my hero!!!!!!!!!!!! I had my SUV towed to Dauntless Transmission. I was so upset that I left my wallet with my money and credit cards in the vehicle. When i discovered what I did which was hrs later. Gill jump in my SUV, retrieved my belongings as I waited patiently on the phone and offered to bring them to me. In less than 30 mins, I get a phone call and it's Gill telling me he's outside with my stuff. He wouldn't drive off until I checked to make sure everything was all there. After checking everything with my SUV, Gil had to do some detective work as well and discovered it was the mat in my vehicle that caused my gas pedal to get stuck. My SUV was recently vacuumed and the mat was not placed back properly. Thanks again Gill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He spent some time again trying to figure all this out and again he did not charge me a dime. I going to treat him and his son to lunch soon. So if you ever need a trustworthy, honest, excellent mechanic than call ""Gill"", he's your man.

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Gill Gutierrez of Dauntless Transmissions did a large amount of work on my daughters Nissan in Dec 2010. He was knowledgeable, efficient, and extremely helpful. The job was done in a timely manner. Each time I had the occasion to speak with him on the phone about the progress he was very nice and I never felt like he was in a hurry to get me off the phone. He was very patient with all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him to anyone for any of the many types of repairs he does.

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Gill Gutierrez of Dauntless Transmissions did a large amount of work on my daughters Nissan in Dec 2010. He was knowledgeable, efficient, and extremely helpful. The job was done in a timely manner. Each time I had the occasion to speak with him on the phone about the progress he was very nice and I never felt like he was in a hurry to get me off the phone. He was very patient with all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him to anyone for any of the many types of repairs he does.

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After moving to Raleigh from a small NC town, I was skeptical about taking my car to any mechanic here. I had my car serviced in my hometown, 45 minutes away, for 4 years because I consistently got lower quotes there and knew the mechanics. Eventually, I was in a bind and had to get the car serviced in Raleigh and a friend recommended Dauntless. Their price was comparable to what I would have paid in my hometown, and Gil and Max are friendly, reputable guys. Gil even recommended that I do some [much needed] maintenaince to improve the life of my engine, and told me how I could do it myself at home to save myself some money. Their genuine interest seems to be making sure your car is running as well as possible while costing you as little as possible. Sure, they make a living doing a great job fixing cars, but they aren't out to make an extra buck off of their customers for work that's not really needed. Like a previous comment, they treat you like a person, not a job order.

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After moving to Raleigh from a small NC town, I was skeptical about taking my car to any mechanic here. I had my car serviced in my hometown, 45 minutes away, for 4 years because I consistently got lower quotes there and knew the mechanics. Eventually, I was in a bind and had to get the car serviced in Raleigh and a friend recommended Dauntless. Their price was comparable to what I would have paid in my hometown, and Gil and Max are friendly, reputable guys. Gil even recommended that I do some [much needed] maintenaince to improve the life of my engine, and told me how I could do it myself at home to save myself some money. Their genuine interest seems to be making sure your car is running as well as possible while costing you as little as possible. Sure, they make a living doing a great job fixing cars, but they aren't out to make an extra buck off of their customers for work that's not really needed. Like a previous comment, they treat you like a person, not a job order.

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When your transmission stops functioning and you rely on your vehicle to get you from point a to point b, you start to worry about a number of things, i.e. money to cover the expense and a reputable, qualified technician. Well, my first stop was, silly me, RPM Nissan. Bad choice! The only words that I'm hearing from the ASE mechanic was, ""would you like to sell the car?"" What the @%&k! So I'm driving a 1991 300ZX Twin Turbo, perhaps the cleanest 300ZXTT in Chapel Hill. I'm there for a professional opinion, not for them to find interest in my car and ask me is it in the market? So I'm back on the net searching for a qualified shop. I come across Dauntless Transmission, get on the phone and explain my situation to Gill. We make an appointment and the following week the ""Z"" is being looked by his son, Max. Max was very meticulous and actually showed me the components that bit the dust. He immediately talked to his resource and was able to get the parts the following day. Let me add something...before any work was done, Gill made certain that I was present to see what was happening. After all, the ""Z"" was at the mercy of Dauntless. The next morning, my vehicle was up and running with new components and glad to be on the road again. Fellows, thank you for a job well done!

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When your transmission stops functioning and you rely on your vehicle to get you from point a to point b, you start to worry about a number of things, i.e. money to cover the expense and a reputable, qualified technician. Well, my first stop was, silly me, RPM Nissan. Bad choice! The only words that I'm hearing from the ASE mechanic was, ""would you like to sell the car?"" What the @%&k! So I'm driving a 1991 300ZX Twin Turbo, perhaps the cleanest 300ZXTT in Chapel Hill. I'm there for a professional opinion, not for them to find interest in my car and ask me is it in the market? So I'm back on the net searching for a qualified shop. I come across Dauntless Transmission, get on the phone and explain my situation to Gill. We make an appointment and the following week the ""Z"" is being looked by his son, Max. Max was very meticulous and actually showed me the components that bit the dust. He immediately talked to his resource and was able to get the parts the following day. Let me add something...before any work was done, Gill made certain that I was present to see what was happening. After all, the ""Z"" was at the mercy of Dauntless. The next morning, my vehicle was up and running with new components and glad to be on the road again. Fellows, thank you for a job well done!

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A couple of months ago, my transmission died in my 2000 Hyundai Elantra. I was pretty upset because I just bought the car a few months before the transmssion went out. I always get worried when I need to get my car repaired (who doesn't ?) because I'm a female and a broke college student. I usually get pushed around and I was extremely worried because a transmission replacement is a major repair. I finally called Dauntless Transmisisons because of the great reviews on citysearch. I spoke with Gil and he was more than helpful. He gave me an estimate and told me when I should expect my car to be fixed. My car was ready in a week and he dropped of my car that night around 7pm at no extra cost. I live about 25-30 minutes away from the repair shop. Is that great customer service or what?! I went back a week later because I thought I was having more problems with my transmission, and we took it for a test drive and check it out for me. Even though nothing was wrong (and I felt rather silly). He was more than happy to help me and explain everyhting to me. Also, I went back a month later for a courtesy check up and that went great as well. Gil goes out of his way to make sure you understand what needs to be done to your car to keep it running great. He is a great person and an amazing mechanic. The service was great and so were the prices. I plan on only going to Dauntless Transmissions for all my car repairs. I highly recommend Dauntless for any car repair service.

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A couple of months ago, my transmission died in my 2000 Hyundai Elantra. I was pretty upset because I just bought the car a few months before the transmssion went out. I always get worried when I need to get my car repaired (who doesn't ?) because I'm a female and a broke college student. I usually get pushed around and I was extremely worried because a transmission replacement is a major repair. I finally called Dauntless Transmisisons because of the great reviews on citysearch. I spoke with Gil and he was more than helpful. He gave me an estimate and told me when I should expect my car to be fixed. My car was ready in a week and he dropped of my car that night around 7pm at no extra cost. I live about 25-30 minutes away from the repair shop. Is that great customer service or what?! I went back a week later because I thought I was having more problems with my transmission, and we took it for a test drive and check it out for me. Even though nothing was wrong (and I felt rather silly). He was more than happy to help me and explain everyhting to me. Also, I went back a month later for a courtesy check up and that went great as well. Gil goes out of his way to make sure you understand what needs to be done to your car to keep it running great. He is a great person and an amazing mechanic. The service was great and so were the prices. I plan on only going to Dauntless Transmissions for all my car repairs. I highly recommend Dauntless for any car repair service.

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I had an indicator light come on for the transmission in my 1998 Lincoln and started looking for a repair shop. Thank goodness I found Dauntless Transmissions through City Search. I called and spoke with Gil and setup and appointment for an estimate. When I arrived Gil took me right in and looked at my car. Within twenty minutes he gave me an estimate and setup an appointment to have the car serviced.\n\nI dropped off my car the next day and Gil offered to drive me to work which was a pleasant surprise. The work was completed on-time and on budget to the estimate.

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I had an indicator light come on for the transmission in my 1998 Lincoln and started looking for a repair shop. Thank goodness I found Dauntless Transmissions through City Search. I called and spoke with Gil and setup and appointment for an estimate. When I arrived Gil took me right in and looked at my car. Within twenty minutes he gave me an estimate and setup an appointment to have the car serviced.\n\nI dropped off my car the next day and Gil offered to drive me to work which was a pleasant surprise. The work was completed on-time and on budget to the estimate.

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I have now been a customer with Dauntless transmissions for over 5 years. I can honestly say Gill and Max are the only people I trust with my vehicles. I use them for all my maintenance work and repairs. They have taken the stress out of finding an honest mechanic. I get the personal service I want, a professional job at an honest price. They never attempt to push work I don't need and are always available when I am in a bind.\n\nI usually never provide recommendations or reviews. However, for Dauntless Transmissions I will make sure to go out of my way to recommend their services to anyone needing a mechanic.\n\nI had a crazy issue with my ABS brake system that would intermittenly engage when braking normally. This was a huge problem and no one could diagnose the root cause. I was actually told by another mechanic that I was lying the ABS system was fine.\n\nGill and Max had my vehicle one day, invested the time to test drive my car till the problem happened again. They then identified and replaced a faulty brake sensor within a few hours and had the car back to me with no issues.\n\nThey are proffessional, reliable mechanics I can trust.

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I have now been a customer with Dauntless transmissions for over 5 years. I can honestly say Gill and Max are the only people I trust with my vehicles. I use them for all my maintenance work and repairs. They have taken the stress out of finding an honest mechanic. I get the personal service I want, a professional job at an honest price. They never attempt to push work I don't need and are always available when I am in a bind.\n\nI usually never provide recommendations or reviews. However, for Dauntless Transmissions I will make sure to go out of my way to recommend their services to anyone needing a mechanic.\n\nI had a crazy issue with my ABS brake system that would intermittenly engage when braking normally. This was a huge problem and no one could diagnose the root cause. I was actually told by another mechanic that I was lying the ABS system was fine.\n\nGill and Max had my vehicle one day, invested the time to test drive my car till the problem happened again. They then identified and replaced a faulty brake sensor within a few hours and had the car back to me with no issues.\n\nThey are proffessional, reliable mechanics I can trust.

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Dauntless Transmissions was the singularly most honorable thorough experience I have had with auto repair. Gil is helpful and flexible on appointment times and completed my repair quickly offering to drop off the car at my home when he was finished. The price he charged was one of the most competitive we found which is significant with his experience in his field. If this all was not enough he called to follow up with me to insure that the leak was repaired and wanted us to bring it by for a confirmatory check. I would recommend his service to all my friends and family!

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Dauntless Transmissions was the singularly most honorable thorough experience I have had with auto repair. Gil is helpful and flexible on appointment times and completed my repair quickly offering to drop off the car at my home when he was finished. The price he charged was one of the most competitive we found which is significant with his experience in his field. If this all was not enough he called to follow up with me to insure that the leak was repaired and wanted us to bring it by for a confirmatory check. I would recommend his service to all my friends and family!

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I had my 1999 Honda Accord towed to Dauntless after my transmission died. They accurately diagnosed the problem and described it without talking down to me. He told me that he was only replacing bearings that needed to be replaced and was treating it like it was his own car. They were honest, trustworthy, and gave me a very competitive price. I would definitely bring my car back in the future!

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I had my 1999 Honda Accord towed to Dauntless after my transmission died. They accurately diagnosed the problem and described it without talking down to me. He told me that he was only replacing bearings that needed to be replaced and was treating it like it was his own car. They were honest, trustworthy, and gave me a very competitive price. I would definitely bring my car back in the future!

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Gill has gone above and beyond the call of a mechanic with my vehicle. The check engine light came on and Gill spent a great amount of time and effort trying to locate the problem and correct it. He walked me through everything he did for diagnostics and repairs and was up-front and honest with me about what he could and couldn't do. His prices are fantastic and his customer service is top notch. I will continue to use Dauntless Transmissions for all of my vehicle repairs and will recommend them to everyone I know.

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Gill has gone above and beyond the call of a mechanic with my vehicle. The check engine light came on and Gill spent a great amount of time and effort trying to locate the problem and correct it. He walked me through everything he did for diagnostics and repairs and was up-front and honest with me about what he could and couldn't do. His prices are fantastic and his customer service is top notch. I will continue to use Dauntless Transmissions for all of my vehicle repairs and will recommend them to everyone I know.

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So I've been having trouble with my clutch for the past couple of months. I called Leith Honda (who fixed my clutch last June) and they said my warranty had expired so I called Dauntless after reading the online reviews. I spoke with Gil and I must say he's a pretty cool dude. He explained the problem and even gave me instructions on how to fix the problem temporarily so I wouldn't have to have the car towed. I'll report back after the service....

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So I've been having trouble with my clutch for the past couple of months. I called Leith Honda (who fixed my clutch last June) and they said my warranty had expired so I called Dauntless after reading the online reviews. I spoke with Gil and I must say he's a pretty cool dude. He explained the problem and even gave me instructions on how to fix the problem temporarily so I wouldn't have to have the car towed. I'll report back after the service....

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Aa a new Raleigh resident I am so happy that I discovered Gil and Dauntless Transmissions. I initially took my 1991 Accord to a different mechanic to repair my cracked radiator. (Big mistake). When I went to pick up my car the mechanic told me that my car was still running hot and they were not sure what the problem was. They offered to ""diagnose"" the problem for an additional $100! After I had just paid them over $400 to fix the same problem! I had the car towed to Gil, who incidentally answered the phone at 7:00pm at night and said to drop it off right away and they would look at it the next day. Gil took the time to really look over my car and troubleshoot until he figured out the problem - the other mechanic had installed a defective thermometer causing my car to think it was running hot. Gil charged me a tiny amount to fix my car and has been so patient every time I have called or stopped by with another question or worry. As a woman who is new in town I would highly recommend Gil and Dauntless Transmissions for all of you car care needs - I will be back!

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Aa a new Raleigh resident I am so happy that I discovered Gil and Dauntless Transmissions. I initially took my 1991 Accord to a different mechanic to repair my cracked radiator. (Big mistake). When I went to pick up my car the mechanic told me that my car was still running hot and they were not sure what the problem was. They offered to ""diagnose"" the problem for an additional $100! After I had just paid them over $400 to fix the same problem! I had the car towed to Gil, who incidentally answered the phone at 7:00pm at night and said to drop it off right away and they would look at it the next day. Gil took the time to really look over my car and troubleshoot until he figured out the problem - the other mechanic had installed a defective thermometer causing my car to think it was running hot. Gil charged me a tiny amount to fix my car and has been so patient every time I have called or stopped by with another question or worry. As a woman who is new in town I would highly recommend Gil and Dauntless Transmissions for all of you car care needs - I will be back!

Pros: availability, location, knowledge, friendly

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Recently I had the privilege of dealing with Gill at Dauntless Transmission, located just off Hwy 70 near the angus barn. I was having shuddering issues with my Buick Lesabre's transmission as well as some heavy vibration and a possible misfire in the engine. Initially I was incredibly skeptical, having yet to find a trustworthy mechanic that I believed had my best interest in mind. Gill immediately changed my expectations.\n\nHere's a few things I want to hi-light about Dauntless:\n\n1. Gill and I worked through my problem while riding in my vehicle. I've NEVER had a mechanic who took the time to personally ride with me and talk through the issues.\n\n2. Both of Gill's attempts at fixing my car, the second one being the silver bullet, were dirt cheap. I got away for $50 with a shuddering transmission - that's unheard of. Most places would have told me I needed to go ahead and replace the torque converter or the whole transmission. Gill wanted me to get the most out of my car without paying more than necessary to fix it.\n\n3. Gill fixed the car first, then told me I could come back and pay him whenever I was in the area. I don't know anyone who believes so strongly in the value that they create, that they're willing to let the results earn the money. Most places quote straight from the book and charge for their time no matter what.\n\n4. Gill is focused on a long term relationship with his customers. Many mechanics are looking for a big, high paying job. Gill is looking for a lifetime customer who will emphatically recommend him to their friends.\n\n5. Gill ain't old for nothin'. He's the kind of mechanic that's seen it all and therefore can fix it all.\n\nI can say with total confidence that Gill is the best mechanic I've ever dealt with. He will get my repeat business.

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Recently I had the privilege of dealing with Gill at Dauntless Transmission, located just off Hwy 70 near the angus barn. I was having shuddering issues with my Buick Lesabre's transmission as well as some heavy vibration and a possible misfire in the engine. Initially I was incredibly skeptical, having yet to find a trustworthy mechanic that I believed had my best interest in mind. Gill immediately changed my expectations.\n\nHere's a few things I want to hi-light about Dauntless:\n\n1. Gill and I worked through my problem while riding in my vehicle. I've NEVER had a mechanic who took the time to personally ride with me and talk through the issues.\n\n2. Both of Gill's attempts at fixing my car, the second one being the silver bullet, were dirt cheap. I got away for $50 with a shuddering transmission - that's unheard of. Most places would have told me I needed to go ahead and replace the torque converter or the whole transmission. Gill wanted me to get the most out of my car without paying more than necessary to fix it.\n\n3. Gill fixed the car first, then told me I could come back and pay him whenever I was in the area. I don't know anyone who believes so strongly in the value that they create, that they're willing to let the results earn the money. Most places quote straight from the book and charge for their time no matter what.\n\n4. Gill is focused on a long term relationship with his customers. Many mechanics are looking for a big, high paying job. Gill is looking for a lifetime customer who will emphatically recommend him to their friends.\n\n5. Gill ain't old for nothin'. He's the kind of mechanic that's seen it all and therefore can fix it all.\n\nI can say with total confidence that Gill is the best mechanic I've ever dealt with. He will get my repeat business.

Pros: knowledgeable, considerate, problem solving, efficient

Cons: I felt guilty for how cheap I got away

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Little did anyone in my family know what Gil, Max, and Dauntless Transmissions would become to us when we took our first vehicle there almost 15 years ago. We needed to get a transmission fixed and they came, even that long ago, highly recommended by other mechanics that would not work on our vehicle. We were not disappointed.\r\n\r\n15 years later there is no other mechanic in the area that my family trusts. I personally have attempted to take my vehicle to other shops for the sake of convenience and every single time I have taken my car over to Gil within 2 weeks because the other shop never completely fixed the problem or made it worse. Whenever we take a vehicle there, regardless of the problem, we can be assured that Gil or Max will confirm with us the diagnostics and give us an honest appraisal not only of the costs but also of the necessity of the repair. We have come across several problems that, once diagnosed, weren't immediately threatening and we were given an honest assessment of how long we might be able to expect the problem to not get worse.\r\n\r\nGil and Max are honest, hard working mechanics that build a relationship with their customers that last. Once you take a vehicle to them, you are no longer a customer, but a member of their family and they treat you as such. Not as Custom #19672, but as cousin Jimmy, or Aunt Dori.\r\n\r\nIn a world of businesses always trying to get that extra dollar and exploiting the na?vet? of its customers, Gil and Max are a breath of fresh air. Every time I take a vehicle to them it gives me hope that there are still businesses that won't just treat me as a number and a way to pay the bills. If you want the best, take it to Dauntless Transmissions.

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Little did anyone in my family know what Gil, Max, and Dauntless Transmissions would become to us when we took our first vehicle there almost 15 years ago. We needed to get a transmission fixed and they came, even that long ago, highly recommended by other mechanics that would not work on our vehicle. We were not disappointed.\r\n\r\n15 years later there is no other mechanic in the area that my family trusts. I personally have attempted to take my vehicle to other shops for the sake of convenience and every single time I have taken my car over to Gil within 2 weeks because the other shop never completely fixed the problem or made it worse. Whenever we take a vehicle there, regardless of the problem, we can be assured that Gil or Max will confirm with us the diagnostics and give us an honest appraisal not only of the costs but also of the necessity of the repair. We have come across several problems that, once diagnosed, weren't immediately threatening and we were given an honest assessment of how long we might be able to expect the problem to not get worse.\r\n\r\nGil and Max are honest, hard working mechanics that build a relationship with their customers that last. Once you take a vehicle to them, you are no longer a customer, but a member of their family and they treat you as such. Not as Custom #19672, but as cousin Jimmy, or Aunt Dori.\r\n\r\nIn a world of businesses always trying to get that extra dollar and exploiting the na?vet? of its customers, Gil and Max are a breath of fresh air. Every time I take a vehicle to them it gives me hope that there are still businesses that won't just treat me as a number and a way to pay the bills. If you want the best, take it to Dauntless Transmissions.

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Dauntless is an Awesome Operation. I've seen them described as a diamond in-the-rough, they are simply the BEST. As the father of 3 college kids, Max and Gil have kept My car and my "fleet" of kid-cars operating safely and dependably for years. God Bless Them every day.

Their diagnostics are on-point, they conscientiously analyze problems and fix them at their root cause. Before Dauntless, previous experiences with other groups and car dealers had soured me by diagnosing and "fixing" symptoms instead of problems. I felt like I was spending good money after bad.

Gil and Max dove in and SOLVED my problems and brought my car to my driveway the next day. They are the best. Max & Gil even took the time on a Saturday to explain to my (then) 17-yr-old daughter how her truck worked and what the source of her mysterious "noise" was all about.

So, we will be returning whenever we need help or advice. They are great people and very honest.

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Dauntless is an Awesome Operation. I've seen them described as a diamond in-the-rough, they are simply the BEST. As the father of 3 college kids, Max and Gil have kept My car and my "fleet" of kid-cars operating safely and dependably for years. God Bless Them every day.

Their diagnostics are on-point, they conscientiously analyze problems and fix them at their root cause. Before Dauntless, previous experiences with other groups and car dealers had soured me by diagnosing and "fixing" symptoms instead of problems. I felt like I was spending good money after bad.

Gil and Max dove in and SOLVED my problems and brought my car to my driveway the next day. They are the best. Max & Gil even took the time on a Saturday to explain to my (then) 17-yr-old daughter how her truck worked and what the source of her mysterious "noise" was all about.

So, we will be returning whenever we need help or advice. They are great people and very honest.

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Max and Gill are the most honest and the best Mechanics I have ever had the pleasure of having fix my vehicles. I say vehicles because i have have used them to fix many over the past 15 years. I have never received anything but exemplary service at at extremely reasonable price. Max is very confident in his ability and backs up his work with service that is unheard of and is ready and willing to explain anything and everything to his customers. I have had 2 transmissions rebuilt by them and Max is diligent in his requests that I bring them back to him for the maintenance. (As If i would take them elsewhere) I literally would recommend Dauntless to someone if my life depended on it, because my life does depend on their work. I drive to work every day with one of their rebuilt transmissions. I am positive that they are the best transmission shop in Raleigh not one of the best but the absolute best. I will back that up with my phone number 919-306-6356 I dont work for them or get any compensation from them for a referral, I simply believe in their work that strongly. Call me if you require more information then that!

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Max and Gill are the most honest and the best Mechanics I have ever had the pleasure of having fix my vehicles. I say vehicles because i have have used them to fix many over the past 15 years. I have never received anything but exemplary service at at extremely reasonable price. Max is very confident in his ability and backs up his work with service that is unheard of and is ready and willing to explain anything and everything to his customers. I have had 2 transmissions rebuilt by them and Max is diligent in his requests that I bring them back to him for the maintenance. (As If i would take them elsewhere) I literally would recommend Dauntless to someone if my life depended on it, because my life does depend on their work. I drive to work every day with one of their rebuilt transmissions. I am positive that they are the best transmission shop in Raleigh not one of the best but the absolute best. I will back that up with my phone number 919-306-6356 I dont work for them or get any compensation from them for a referral, I simply believe in their work that strongly. Call me if you require more information then that!

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Being a young woman I wanted to take my car to a mechanic who walked in integrity. I did ALOT of online searching and praying that I was making a good choice. I even took my car to a reputable shop before finding Dauntless. Still feeling uneasy about the other company, I continued to search. I stumbled upon Dauntless and I couldn't be more happier. I called and explained the issues that I was having with my car and Gil told me exactly what it was on the phone and I knew then that he KNOWS his stuff! I dropped my car off the next day where Gil and Max performed a test drive and diagnostic testing. I was informed the entire process and was given a quote for everything. I proceeded with having my car repaired and once my transmission was torn down they had a better picture of the problem. Gil called me and informed me of how much more it would be. He offered me several options that I could go with the repairing of my car. Being an informed consumer I called around and sure enough was told the same things. I gave him permission to proceed and when my car was ready he offered to bring it to my home! I can honestly say that eventhough I had an unexpected costly repair to my car, I feel confident about my choice. I have a warranty on the labor and parts. I also have peace of mind knowing that Gil and Max are men who stand by their work. I'm a customer for life now!

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Being a young woman I wanted to take my car to a mechanic who walked in integrity. I did ALOT of online searching and praying that I was making a good choice. I even took my car to a reputable shop before finding Dauntless. Still feeling uneasy about the other company, I continued to search. I stumbled upon Dauntless and I couldn't be more happier. I called and explained the issues that I was having with my car and Gil told me exactly what it was on the phone and I knew then that he KNOWS his stuff! I dropped my car off the next day where Gil and Max performed a test drive and diagnostic testing. I was informed the entire process and was given a quote for everything. I proceeded with having my car repaired and once my transmission was torn down they had a better picture of the problem. Gil called me and informed me of how much more it would be. He offered me several options that I could go with the repairing of my car. Being an informed consumer I called around and sure enough was told the same things. I gave him permission to proceed and when my car was ready he offered to bring it to my home! I can honestly say that eventhough I had an unexpected costly repair to my car, I feel confident about my choice. I have a warranty on the labor and parts. I also have peace of mind knowing that Gil and Max are men who stand by their work. I'm a customer for life now!

Pros: Honest, Friendly, and Informative!

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Gil and Max at Dauntless Transmissions are the best. I found them over 10 years ago when a mechanic at another shop called Gil for help on diagnosing my problem. They have worked on all my cars since then and eliminated one of life?s stressors ? finding a professional and trusted mechanic. I have only bought used cars since having Dauntless on my team. \r\n\r\nAll the repair options available are provided with the estimated costs and trade offs including ?if this was my car? recommendation. Many times their recommendation has been to put off the work because it is minor with no risk and will be cheaper to do when combined with another service in the future. They are cost effective and will never do any unnecessary work. \r\n\r\nDauntless did another on schedule / on estimate job yesterday on our 2001 Tahoe brakes and dropped it off at our house. They have done from oil changes to transmissions and everything in between for me, including pre purchase inspections and checking the cars prior to kids taking off to college. Their personal service, professionalism and mechanical knowledge are tops. We have excellent, trusted mechanics in Gil and Max. \r\n

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Gil and Max at Dauntless Transmissions are the best. I found them over 10 years ago when a mechanic at another shop called Gil for help on diagnosing my problem. They have worked on all my cars since then and eliminated one of life?s stressors ? finding a professional and trusted mechanic. I have only bought used cars since having Dauntless on my team. \r\n\r\nAll the repair options available are provided with the estimated costs and trade offs including ?if this was my car? recommendation. Many times their recommendation has been to put off the work because it is minor with no risk and will be cheaper to do when combined with another service in the future. They are cost effective and will never do any unnecessary work. \r\n\r\nDauntless did another on schedule / on estimate job yesterday on our 2001 Tahoe brakes and dropped it off at our house. They have done from oil changes to transmissions and everything in between for me, including pre purchase inspections and checking the cars prior to kids taking off to college. Their personal service, professionalism and mechanical knowledge are tops. We have excellent, trusted mechanics in Gil and Max. \r\n

Pros: Personal service, professionalism and mechanical knowledge

Cons: Can't think of any

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I'm from out of town and was stranded at the Hilton Garden Hotel, next to Rdu Airport, with transmission damage from previous night. I was referred to Dauntless Transmissions by a Hilton employee, who'd received great service there. I found the owner, Gil Gutierrez and his son Max, not only extremely knowledgeable, but extradinarily accommodating. They came out & arranged to get my car to their shop without necessity of towing, explained everything, did test drive to assure repairs done properly and provided a price considerably less than originally guesstimated. It was a great experience and I wouldn't take my car anywhere else if I lived in Raleigh area. Gil even called later to assure I made my return trip safely.

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I'm from out of town and was stranded at the Hilton Garden Hotel, next to Rdu Airport, with transmission damage from previous night. I was referred to Dauntless Transmissions by a Hilton employee, who'd received great service there. I found the owner, Gil Gutierrez and his son Max, not only extremely knowledgeable, but extradinarily accommodating. They came out & arranged to get my car to their shop without necessity of towing, explained everything, did test drive to assure repairs done properly and provided a price considerably less than originally guesstimated. It was a great experience and I wouldn't take my car anywhere else if I lived in Raleigh area. Gil even called later to assure I made my return trip safely.

Pros: Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating service

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I have been taking my cars to Dauntless Transmissions for years. Gil and Max are the only two mechanics I trust with my vehicles standard maintenance and major repairs. Each time the job is done right, on time and for a great price. They provide detailed explanations of the problem, what it will take to fix it and always deliver. \n\n\n\n\n

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I have been taking my cars to Dauntless Transmissions for years. Gil and Max are the only two mechanics I trust with my vehicles standard maintenance and major repairs. Each time the job is done right, on time and for a great price. They provide detailed explanations of the problem, what it will take to fix it and always deliver. \n\n\n\n\n

Pros: Phenomenal service, trustworthy, Reliable

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This mechanic came highly recommended, but when I called, Max treated me liked I wanted some kind of free ride. He said he would be upfront with me, but if I wanted him to help me that I would have to invest a great deal in this vehicle. Not ""might"" have to invest a lot of money but ""would"" because he was convinced that I had internal damage to the transmission even though I knew better. I know enough about cars to know what was wrong with it. He wouldn't listen to what I had to say, He must get a lot of calls from people thinking he will perform some free labor, because he actually accused me for wanting a free tow. I know a tow cost money! All in all, I don't know if he is just a cocky jerk, or if he actually has people try to pull one over on him, but I was treated like scum, so I will be towing my vehicle elsewhere.

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This mechanic came highly recommended, but when I called, Max treated me liked I wanted some kind of free ride. He said he would be upfront with me, but if I wanted him to help me that I would have to invest a great deal in this vehicle. Not ""might"" have to invest a lot of money but ""would"" because he was convinced that I had internal damage to the transmission even though I knew better. I know enough about cars to know what was wrong with it. He wouldn't listen to what I had to say, He must get a lot of calls from people thinking he will perform some free labor, because he actually accused me for wanting a free tow. I know a tow cost money! All in all, I don't know if he is just a cocky jerk, or if he actually has people try to pull one over on him, but I was treated like scum, so I will be towing my vehicle elsewhere.

Pros: Expensive (A pro if you get what you pay for)

Cons: Poor customer service!

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I was stuck on the side of the road and I called them up for help. They came out to look at my car free of charge. After doing a few tests, it was determined that they could repair it. Not only did they repair my car in 24 hrs, they they offered to take me home and pick me up. I am very happy with their service!!

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I was stuck on the side of the road and I called them up for help. They came out to look at my car free of charge. After doing a few tests, it was determined that they could repair it. Not only did they repair my car in 24 hrs, they they offered to take me home and pick me up. I am very happy with their service!!

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I've known Gill and Max for alot of years now - he's the only mechanic I will go to. I can always count on them to be completely honest with me and give me a straight answer. They have done all kinds of work on my cars, advised me on purchasing new cars, and told me when something could or couldn't be fixed. He always does what he says he's gonna do and he will even give you a ride or pick you up if you need it. They have done body work, brakes, transmissions, and whatever your car needs - if he can't, he'll tell you and tell you where to get it done. \nIf I could adopt them and make them family I would! Now my kids always know who to turn to when they need a car problem fixed or an automotive question answered!\n\n

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I've known Gill and Max for alot of years now - he's the only mechanic I will go to. I can always count on them to be completely honest with me and give me a straight answer. They have done all kinds of work on my cars, advised me on purchasing new cars, and told me when something could or couldn't be fixed. He always does what he says he's gonna do and he will even give you a ride or pick you up if you need it. They have done body work, brakes, transmissions, and whatever your car needs - if he can't, he'll tell you and tell you where to get it done. \nIf I could adopt them and make them family I would! Now my kids always know who to turn to when they need a car problem fixed or an automotive question answered!\n\n

Pros: can do everything

Cons: doesn't serve latte and biscotti

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I feel so fortunate to have found Gil and his son at Dauntless Transmissions. Their customer service and honestly makes it easy to know where to bring your vehicle. \nAs another user said...I'll never take my car to a dealership or car repair chain again!!!

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I feel so fortunate to have found Gil and his son at Dauntless Transmissions. Their customer service and honestly makes it easy to know where to bring your vehicle. \nAs another user said...I'll never take my car to a dealership or car repair chain again!!!

Pros: customer service, honesty, quality of service, knowledgeable

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My thanks to Gill and Max at Dauntless Transmissions for taking care of our vehicles over the past several years. On more than one occasion you have diagnosed and repaired various transmissions for us over the years at a considerable savings to what other shops are requesting for their services. Your team has rebuilt two transmissions for us, as well as rebuilding transmissions for a colleague and an out of town relative. You also rebuilt the entire front end of my sons truck after his accident, saving us more than $1,000 in repairs based on the insurance estimates.

We appreciate your good work ethics, honesty and integrity. Taking my car to the shop for a repair is not on my list of favorite things to do. It??s difficult to find a good mechanic ?? one that provides you with a sense of confidence. I don??t have to worry about you or your team taking advantage of me, my wife or my kids when we bring our vehicles to you for service.

Thanks for being there for us and for all the great service you provide. I will continue to recommend you to all of my family and friends when needs arise.

Sincerely,

Bryan Coffey

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My thanks to Gill and Max at Dauntless Transmissions for taking care of our vehicles over the past several years. On more than one occasion you have diagnosed and repaired various transmissions for us over the years at a considerable savings to what other shops are requesting for their services. Your team has rebuilt two transmissions for us, as well as rebuilding transmissions for a colleague and an out of town relative. You also rebuilt the entire front end of my sons truck after his accident, saving us more than $1,000 in repairs based on the insurance estimates.

We appreciate your good work ethics, honesty and integrity. Taking my car to the shop for a repair is not on my list of favorite things to do. It??s difficult to find a good mechanic ?? one that provides you with a sense of confidence. I don??t have to worry about you or your team taking advantage of me, my wife or my kids when we bring our vehicles to you for service.

Thanks for being there for us and for all the great service you provide. I will continue to recommend you to all of my family and friends when needs arise.

Sincerely,

Bryan Coffey

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Best and most comprehensive team I've ever been to, hands down. A real blessing to have them around.

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Best and most comprehensive team I've ever been to, hands down. A real blessing to have them around.

Pros: excellent mechanics: fair, comprehensive, professional

Cons: no drawbacks

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I've known Gil Gutierrez at Dauntless Transmissions since 1991. I was referred to him by another auto shop because my transmission was slipping. Gil assessed the problem and told me that my transmission needed to be rebuilt. He quoted one price but once he got into the job he quoted me a lower price because there were some parts that could still be used. Gil has been my mechanic since then. He always gives you options and will not charge you for items or services you don't need. He will also take the time to drop you off at work and deliver your vehicle to you. Gil has passed his ethics on to his son Max as well, something that is rare these days. For those reasons not only do I consider Gil an excellent mechanic but an honest and dear friend. I highly recommend Dauntless Transmissions for your automotive needs. Sincerely, Mitchell Lewis

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I've known Gil Gutierrez at Dauntless Transmissions since 1991. I was referred to him by another auto shop because my transmission was slipping. Gil assessed the problem and told me that my transmission needed to be rebuilt. He quoted one price but once he got into the job he quoted me a lower price because there were some parts that could still be used. Gil has been my mechanic since then. He always gives you options and will not charge you for items or services you don't need. He will also take the time to drop you off at work and deliver your vehicle to you. Gil has passed his ethics on to his son Max as well, something that is rare these days. For those reasons not only do I consider Gil an excellent mechanic but an honest and dear friend. I highly recommend Dauntless Transmissions for your automotive needs. Sincerely, Mitchell Lewis

Pros: Takes the time to troubleshoot all possibilities

Cons: Wish more people knew about his services

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Now that I've gone to Dauntless, I won't ever go to another mechanic AGAIN, let alone a dealer. I'm spoiled now that I've met Gill and Max. I can't believe it -- there are still honest, good people who take pride in their work! And Gill and Max live by their word. I'm a single woman with very few car smarts, pretty wary of taking my car anywhere. Dauntless did NOT give me a runaround, insult my intelligence or take me to the cleaners, like my dealer did time and time again. Gill and Max kept me informed every step of the way, consulting me as they went, and showed respect, consideration and kindness to me through the whole process. They were honest about what the car needed, what they could do, and how they could fix it--we made the decisions together and I'm so happy I could burst. They went out of their way to take care of me, like I was an old friend, and got my baby back on the road. I'm a customer FOR LIFE.

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Now that I've gone to Dauntless, I won't ever go to another mechanic AGAIN, let alone a dealer. I'm spoiled now that I've met Gill and Max. I can't believe it -- there are still honest, good people who take pride in their work! And Gill and Max live by their word. I'm a single woman with very few car smarts, pretty wary of taking my car anywhere. Dauntless did NOT give me a runaround, insult my intelligence or take me to the cleaners, like my dealer did time and time again. Gill and Max kept me informed every step of the way, consulting me as they went, and showed respect, consideration and kindness to me through the whole process. They were honest about what the car needed, what they could do, and how they could fix it--we made the decisions together and I'm so happy I could burst. They went out of their way to take care of me, like I was an old friend, and got my baby back on the road. I'm a customer FOR LIFE.

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i had taken my nissan altima to another mechanic several times to get the ac fixed... finally i took it to gil, who in less than an hour had it figured out... not only that, he went out of his way to help me get a replacement part at a good price for the OTHER mechanic who had dropped the ball with my car to put in. he was unbelievably helpful, friendly, everything a mechanic should be!! obviously i will skip the other guy and go straight to gil in the future!!!

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i had taken my nissan altima to another mechanic several times to get the ac fixed... finally i took it to gil, who in less than an hour had it figured out... not only that, he went out of his way to help me get a replacement part at a good price for the OTHER mechanic who had dropped the ball with my car to put in. he was unbelievably helpful, friendly, everything a mechanic should be!! obviously i will skip the other guy and go straight to gil in the future!!!

Pros: helpful, friendly, extremely knowledgeable

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Gil, Max and the team are Incredible. \r\nThey Listen ... They Care ... They Perform ... They Deliver\r\n\r\nMy family is truly blessed to have been referred to Daultless for a repair some 5 years ago. Our aging ""fleet"" of cars will challenge the best on a normal day, but Gil and Max have been there any and every time we have called. 91-Ranger, 92-Subaru SVX, 93-F150, 98-Ranger, 00-Grand Caravan & 05-Xterra ... that's our collection, plus the wheels of extended family and friends.\r\n\r\nWe are ALWAYS treated with respect, Never up-sold on frivolous options... We Love These Guys ... Its just that Simple.\r\n\r\nOh Yea:\r\n... They LOVE the 'Canes !!! \r\n... now how can you beat that??\r\n\r\nTrust and Confidence in a Positive Outcome is the #1 reason to take your baby to Dauntless.

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Gil, Max and the team are Incredible. \r\nThey Listen ... They Care ... They Perform ... They Deliver\r\n\r\nMy family is truly blessed to have been referred to Daultless for a repair some 5 years ago. Our aging ""fleet"" of cars will challenge the best on a normal day, but Gil and Max have been there any and every time we have called. 91-Ranger, 92-Subaru SVX, 93-F150, 98-Ranger, 00-Grand Caravan & 05-Xterra ... that's our collection, plus the wheels of extended family and friends.\r\n\r\nWe are ALWAYS treated with respect, Never up-sold on frivolous options... We Love These Guys ... Its just that Simple.\r\n\r\nOh Yea:\r\n... They LOVE the 'Canes !!! \r\n... now how can you beat that??\r\n\r\nTrust and Confidence in a Positive Outcome is the #1 reason to take your baby to Dauntless.

Pros: Honest, Professional, Personable, Exceptionally Knowledgable

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I recently took my 2003 Lincoln LS into Dauntless Transmission after receiving a significantly higher quote to fix my transmission (slipping ,jerking between 20-45 mph) from another transmission specialist . Gil and his son Max did excellent work and their quote was more than reasonable .When I left that shop I knew that these two individuals do quality work and can be TRUSTED to do the right thing for the right price. Going to get work done on a car has always been like getting a root canal ,but this has been one pleasurable experience . My faith in these two is that if they say it needs something then it is needed.Big fans of Dauntless Transmission and Big fans of Gil and Max. Thanks for everything.
P.S.I went online to fine out where else to go and after reading the reviews this was the reason we decided to check them out and we are glad we did .They are experts in transmissions but they are experts in pretty much everything else car related.

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I recently took my 2003 Lincoln LS into Dauntless Transmission after receiving a significantly higher quote to fix my transmission (slipping ,jerking between 20-45 mph) from another transmission specialist . Gil and his son Max did excellent work and their quote was more than reasonable .When I left that shop I knew that these two individuals do quality work and can be TRUSTED to do the right thing for the right price. Going to get work done on a car has always been like getting a root canal ,but this has been one pleasurable experience . My faith in these two is that if they say it needs something then it is needed.Big fans of Dauntless Transmission and Big fans of Gil and Max. Thanks for everything.
P.S.I went online to fine out where else to go and after reading the reviews this was the reason we decided to check them out and we are glad we did .They are experts in transmissions but they are experts in pretty much everything else car related.

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We are so glad we stumbled upon Gill here on citysearch. He is always around when we need him. The best part about Gill is that we know we can trust him. He always does what he, in his expert opinion, thinks is the most beneficial and cost effective thing for our cars. He takes time to explain exactly what he did and explains exactly what we are paying for. We would recommend Gill to anyone and everyone who needs work on their car!

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We are so glad we stumbled upon Gill here on citysearch. He is always around when we need him. The best part about Gill is that we know we can trust him. He always does what he, in his expert opinion, thinks is the most beneficial and cost effective thing for our cars. He takes time to explain exactly what he did and explains exactly what we are paying for. We would recommend Gill to anyone and everyone who needs work on their car!

Pros: Timely and Expert

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As someone new to the area, I'm SO happy to have found Gil and his team at Dauntless Transmissions.\n\nThey are men of integrity who will tell you the truth even if it costs them money. Regardless of whether you need $60 of work or $6,000 of work, their attention and customer service is amazing.\n\nI've never met people who can diagnose a vehicle's problem faster and with more accuracy. The folks at Dauntless prescribe exactly what you need... and nothing more.\n\nI'll never take my car to a dealership or car repair chain again.

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As someone new to the area, I'm SO happy to have found Gil and his team at Dauntless Transmissions.\n\nThey are men of integrity who will tell you the truth even if it costs them money. Regardless of whether you need $60 of work or $6,000 of work, their attention and customer service is amazing.\n\nI've never met people who can diagnose a vehicle's problem faster and with more accuracy. The folks at Dauntless prescribe exactly what you need... and nothing more.\n\nI'll never take my car to a dealership or car repair chain again.

Pros: customer service, honesty, quality of service, knowledgeable

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I was very surprised to find a mechanic that could fix almost any problem with my vehicle, and when it was an issue he couldn't repair, he was upfront and honest about it instead of just focusing on his 'Bottom Line'.\r\n\r\nHe truly believes in the 'Customer Service' approach to his business and is out to not just get customers, but build relationships, and with that , he has found a customer for life.\r\n\r\nWith the work he has performed on my vehicle as well as my wife's vehicle, he has saved us time, money, and more than a few headaches knowing that the problems can and will be fixed right the first time.

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I was very surprised to find a mechanic that could fix almost any problem with my vehicle, and when it was an issue he couldn't repair, he was upfront and honest about it instead of just focusing on his 'Bottom Line'.\r\n\r\nHe truly believes in the 'Customer Service' approach to his business and is out to not just get customers, but build relationships, and with that , he has found a customer for life.\r\n\r\nWith the work he has performed on my vehicle as well as my wife's vehicle, he has saved us time, money, and more than a few headaches knowing that the problems can and will be fixed right the first time.

Pros: Very Personable and Knowledgeable

Cons: None that I can think of

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I actually found Gil and Dauntless Transmissions through the CitySearch recommendations about 3 years ago (when my husband and I moved to Raleigh).\n\nI always get stressed looking for a new mechanic because I have been BURNED so many times. Plus, 'mechanics' nowadays can't do anything until they plug in the computer for a diagnostic because they can't diagnose a car. (I mean, yes, the computer is helpful but I also want an old school mechanic who can ferret out potential time bombs based on a shimmy and a description of noises. Which - by the way - they totally do.)\n\nI simply can't say ENOUGH about Gil and his son, Max. They are straight up GOOD PEOPLE and have been invaluable to me. I know they aren't milking me for all I'm worth, I know that their work is always high quality, and I know that I can trust them.\n\nThey are also super flexible schedule-wise. \n\nUnfortunately I know that some people will read this and think that Dauntless can be steamrolled into bending themselves into a little pretzel and cutting the price of their work. If that's you, then STAY AWAY. \n\nThey deserve the absolute BEST customers; people who truly appreciate what an asset a great mechanic can be, who know that they'll spend less money in the long run, and who value relationships with people they can trust.\n\nAs a woman it has been EXASPERATING finding mechanics I can trust who don't automatically think I am just some stupid person with a credit card for their enrichment. Gil and Max always talk to BOTH me and my husband whenever we are in there and NEVER make me feel ignorant or stupid. Also, they take the time to explain what's going on and why whatever-it-is is happening.\n\nFrankly, I absolutely love these guys and I'm heartbroken I bought a new car that they can't work on. (Saab) The work that they did on my Taurus was absolutely exceptional.\n\nI'm a little sad that their name is Dauntless Transmissions because they are such PHENOMENAL all-around mechanics. Don't get me wrong - they are insanely knowledgeable transmission people - but they are also just insanely knowledgeable car people.\n\nAnyway, if you ever want more information on how AWESOME Dauntless is, feel absolutely free to email me at hayden [dot] tompkins [at] gmail [dot] com.\n\n(If you can't tell, I feel very passionate about Dauntless and giving them a review is the only reason I set up an account on CitySearch in the first place.)

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I actually found Gil and Dauntless Transmissions through the CitySearch recommendations about 3 years ago (when my husband and I moved to Raleigh).\n\nI always get stressed looking for a new mechanic because I have been BURNED so many times. Plus, 'mechanics' nowadays can't do anything until they plug in the computer for a diagnostic because they can't diagnose a car. (I mean, yes, the computer is helpful but I also want an old school mechanic who can ferret out potential time bombs based on a shimmy and a description of noises. Which - by the way - they totally do.)\n\nI simply can't say ENOUGH about Gil and his son, Max. They are straight up GOOD PEOPLE and have been invaluable to me. I know they aren't milking me for all I'm worth, I know that their work is always high quality, and I know that I can trust them.\n\nThey are also super flexible schedule-wise. \n\nUnfortunately I know that some people will read this and think that Dauntless can be steamrolled into bending themselves into a little pretzel and cutting the price of their work. If that's you, then STAY AWAY. \n\nThey deserve the absolute BEST customers; people who truly appreciate what an asset a great mechanic can be, who know that they'll spend less money in the long run, and who value relationships with people they can trust.\n\nAs a woman it has been EXASPERATING finding mechanics I can trust who don't automatically think I am just some stupid person with a credit card for their enrichment. Gil and Max always talk to BOTH me and my husband whenever we are in there and NEVER make me feel ignorant or stupid. Also, they take the time to explain what's going on and why whatever-it-is is happening.\n\nFrankly, I absolutely love these guys and I'm heartbroken I bought a new car that they can't work on. (Saab) The work that they did on my Taurus was absolutely exceptional.\n\nI'm a little sad that their name is Dauntless Transmissions because they are such PHENOMENAL all-around mechanics. Don't get me wrong - they are insanely knowledgeable transmission people - but they are also just insanely knowledgeable car people.\n\nAnyway, if you ever want more information on how AWESOME Dauntless is, feel absolutely free to email me at hayden [dot] tompkins [at] gmail [dot] com.\n\n(If you can't tell, I feel very passionate about Dauntless and giving them a review is the only reason I set up an account on CitySearch in the first place.)

Pros: beyond honest, totally upfront, insanely helpful, good peopl

Cons: a little far from where I live (but totally worth the drive)

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While driving to a meeting on a cold Saturday afternoon, a hose came off the transmission and spewed out fluid for several miles, until the car would go no further. Someone helped me push it off the road. I was trying over and over to call my husband, but couldn't get through. So I called Gil at Dauntless who was out shopping with his family! They all came over, his son Max fixed the leak while my daughter and I rode with Gil and his wife to get transmission fluid. They had me on my way and we were only an hour late for our meeting! On top of that, he refused to let me pay him! Thanks so much, Gil. Georgia Helms

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★★★★★

While driving to a meeting on a cold Saturday afternoon, a hose came off the transmission and spewed out fluid for several miles, until the car would go no further. Someone helped me push it off the road. I was trying over and over to call my husband, but couldn't get through. So I called Gil at Dauntless who was out shopping with his family! They all came over, his son Max fixed the leak while my daughter and I rode with Gil and his wife to get transmission fluid. They had me on my way and we were only an hour late for our meeting! On top of that, he refused to let me pay him! Thanks so much, Gil. Georgia Helms

Pros: there when I needed him

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