Doyle's Automotive Service

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Quality Automotive Parts, Service and Repairs.
  • 4607 37th Ave SW

    Seattle, WA 98126

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  • 206-935-2600

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I have been to Doyle's many times and have always been pleased. They have worked with my schedule and have taken the time to explain to me what was going on. As my car was in it's last year or so, they were very good at telling me what what necessary and what was just a waste of money.\r\n\r\nThe one time I had a problem with the results, they took the car back, fixed the real problem and didn't charge me.\r\n\r\nThey do seem to be a little more expensive then other shops. But I feel I can trust them to do a good job and back up their work.\r\n\r\nI have recommended them to several people and they have been pleased as well.

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I have been to Doyle's many times and have always been pleased. They have worked with my schedule and have taken the time to explain to me what was going on. As my car was in it's last year or so, they were very good at telling me what what necessary and what was just a waste of money.\r\n\r\nThe one time I had a problem with the results, they took the car back, fixed the real problem and didn't charge me.\r\n\r\nThey do seem to be a little more expensive then other shops. But I feel I can trust them to do a good job and back up their work.\r\n\r\nI have recommended them to several people and they have been pleased as well.

Pros: Excellent Service, Explain Well, Back up their work

Cons: Have to wait for appointment for routine work

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I have taken my car to Doyle's a couple times, based on good reviews they have on Car Talk. I was disappointed each time however, and decided the last time that I would not be returning.\n\nMy car was lurching, and I told them that I thought the problem was a Mass Air Flow Sensor. They ran their diagnostic tests and found that a vacuum was missing! Now, here is what surprised me. They replaced the vacuum, but didn't bother to call me first to let me know how much it would be or that they were doing work on the car. They just did it. They did tell me to keep an eye on the check engine light and let them know if it came on again. Luckily, it was inexpensive, so I picked up my car, so relieved to have it back. \n\nThe next day, I had planned on taking my sister to the airport. Luckily, I left very early because the car was lurching so bad that it hardly made it onto the freeway and I had to drive with the hazards on and immediately turn around and go home. I called Doyle's and they said they could look at it again in a couple days. So, not only did they clearly not take it out and test their work, but now I have to wait for them to fix the problem that should have been fixed in the first place?\n\nI get the car back to the shop and guess what? It was the Mass Air Flow Sensor as I had told them initially! They told me it would cost about $500 to replace this part, that I could put a used part in, but they wouldn't trust it. My thought- as a shop, don't you know how to find a good used part? On top of this, when I went in to pick up the car, the price suddenly changed to it would have cost me $600+! Fishy, if you ask me. They knew I was planning to sell the car, so they recommended cash for clunkers without fixing it. I found the necessary part, used but under warranty on eBay and installed it myself (30 minutes of labor) and it all cost me $45. My car works fine now, and I can sell it for quite a bit more with the part in. \n\nApparently, a pregnant 30-year-old woman who knows practically nothing about cars can do better shopping for good used parts than this shop can....

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I have taken my car to Doyle's a couple times, based on good reviews they have on Car Talk. I was disappointed each time however, and decided the last time that I would not be returning.\n\nMy car was lurching, and I told them that I thought the problem was a Mass Air Flow Sensor. They ran their diagnostic tests and found that a vacuum was missing! Now, here is what surprised me. They replaced the vacuum, but didn't bother to call me first to let me know how much it would be or that they were doing work on the car. They just did it. They did tell me to keep an eye on the check engine light and let them know if it came on again. Luckily, it was inexpensive, so I picked up my car, so relieved to have it back. \n\nThe next day, I had planned on taking my sister to the airport. Luckily, I left very early because the car was lurching so bad that it hardly made it onto the freeway and I had to drive with the hazards on and immediately turn around and go home. I called Doyle's and they said they could look at it again in a couple days. So, not only did they clearly not take it out and test their work, but now I have to wait for them to fix the problem that should have been fixed in the first place?\n\nI get the car back to the shop and guess what? It was the Mass Air Flow Sensor as I had told them initially! They told me it would cost about $500 to replace this part, that I could put a used part in, but they wouldn't trust it. My thought- as a shop, don't you know how to find a good used part? On top of this, when I went in to pick up the car, the price suddenly changed to it would have cost me $600+! Fishy, if you ask me. They knew I was planning to sell the car, so they recommended cash for clunkers without fixing it. I found the necessary part, used but under warranty on eBay and installed it myself (30 minutes of labor) and it all cost me $45. My car works fine now, and I can sell it for quite a bit more with the part in. \n\nApparently, a pregnant 30-year-old woman who knows practically nothing about cars can do better shopping for good used parts than this shop can....

Pros: Friendly

Cons: Sketchy, Doesn't get the work done the first time

 

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