Mechanic's Pride Tire & Automotive Inc.

★★★☆☆
  • 1126 W 2nd Ave

    Spokane, WA 99201

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  • 509-747-5371

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  • Automotive Repair
  • Tires
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  • Muffler Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Clutch Repair
  • Radiator Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Smog Testing
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I called these guys the other day after reading all these good reviews on Google. I was stuck in the parking lot at work and needed to find a place to tow my car to. They told me to bring it down, they would be able to do a free diagnostic and we would go from there. I got the car started and still took it in, even though no tow was needed. I was met by a very nice mechanic who paid the street meter for me and walked me up to talk with their service writer. He was apparently in the middle of his lunch (around 4pm when they close at 5:30pm). I was asked why I had still brought it in. I told him it took me 45 mins to start and I needed to know what was wrong with it. He asked for the key and told me they would call the following day. When I showed confusion I was informed that there was 35 cars ahead of mine and they would look at mine tomorrow. He then seemed to think it was ridiculous to ask if my car would be locked inside over night or left on the street.
At 10am the following morning the same service writer called to tell me it was just a bad starter. They quoted me 204.99 for the part and 98.00 for the labor. SIX hours later they called to say it was done. When I went to pick it up they had the part marked at 234.99. He told me I was wrong and he had never quoted a lower price. I didn't argue, but told him they needed to let me leave with my car. He refused to talk to me anymore but did lower the part cost to 209.99. He did not let me start the car at the shop or walk me through what they had done like a lot of really good mechanics in different towns have done for me previously.
The research I did on starters for my vehicle came up with an after market option for $110 or a refurbished toyota option for $230. So beyond their "misquote" and sh*tty customer service they are also horribly overpriced. After I got home I also found that they apparently disposed of my positive battery connection cover at some point while working on the car, since it is not there now. I would not recommend anyone to go there and hope that there is a better service shop that I can go to in the future.

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I called these guys the other day after reading all these good reviews on Google. I was stuck in the parking lot at work and needed to find a place to tow my car to. They told me to bring it down, they would be able to do a free diagnostic and we would go from there. I got the car started and still took it in, even though no tow was needed. I was met by a very nice mechanic who paid the street meter for me and walked me up to talk with their service writer. He was apparently in the middle of his lunch (around 4pm when they close at 5:30pm). I was asked why I had still brought it in. I told him it took me 45 mins to start and I needed to know what was wrong with it. He asked for the key and told me they would call the following day. When I showed confusion I was informed that there was 35 cars ahead of mine and they would look at mine tomorrow. He then seemed to think it was ridiculous to ask if my car would be locked inside over night or left on the street.
At 10am the following morning the same service writer called to tell me it was just a bad starter. They quoted me 204.99 for the part and 98.00 for the labor. SIX hours later they called to say it was done. When I went to pick it up they had the part marked at 234.99. He told me I was wrong and he had never quoted a lower price. I didn't argue, but told him they needed to let me leave with my car. He refused to talk to me anymore but did lower the part cost to 209.99. He did not let me start the car at the shop or walk me through what they had done like a lot of really good mechanics in different towns have done for me previously.
The research I did on starters for my vehicle came up with an after market option for $110 or a refurbished toyota option for $230. So beyond their "misquote" and sh*tty customer service they are also horribly overpriced. After I got home I also found that they apparently disposed of my positive battery connection cover at some point while working on the car, since it is not there now. I would not recommend anyone to go there and hope that there is a better service shop that I can go to in the future.

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This is a great shop for tires for cars or trucks, oil changes, lube jobs, brakes, and other auto repairs. No appointment is necessary and it doesn't take long for them to get to work on your car. They're not too expensive and they will match any other auto repair shop's prices in the area. All of the mechanics are certified and they don't look like grease monkeys. There's a nice little waiting area that's clean and has a little tv to watch cable shows while you wait and there's coffee too.

PROS: quick and good prices
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This is a great shop for tires for cars or trucks, oil changes, lube jobs, brakes, and other auto repairs. No appointment is necessary and it doesn't take long for them to get to work on your car. They're not too expensive and they will match any other auto repair shop's prices in the area. All of the mechanics are certified and they don't look like grease monkeys. There's a nice little waiting area that's clean and has a little tv to watch cable shows while you wait and there's coffee too.

PROS: quick and good prices
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