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727-343-4242 | 7121 9th Ave North

Miscellaneous Auto Services

Miscellaneous Auto Services, St.Petersburg, FL

For whatever else may pose a threat to your vehicle's road performance, our knowledgeable auto specialists provide a number of other miscellaneous auto services. And because our work is guaranteed, you can rest assured that you're receiving the best workmanship possible. Let us know how we can help you! Contact us at 727-343-4242 to set up an appointment for additional quality auto services.

Our miscellaneous auto services include:

After-Hours Drop Off
Sometimes auto repair needs arise long after most auto repair shops have closed (most auto repair shops close at 6 pm). With after-hours drop off services, you leave your car at the mechanics shop for repair even if the shop has closed. You simply fill out an envelope, put in your keys, and drop it in a drop box. The auto shop will only contact you when your car is ready or when they need additional information. At Affordable Auto and Truck Repair, we value your convenience and that is why we offer after-hours drop off services. A completed Drop-Off Form will help the mechanic diagnose any problems. Even if we have closed, you just drop-off your vehicle at our shop and our mechanics will work on it and contact you when it is ready.

Fleet Maintenance and Repair
As a fleet owner, you have to do all it takes to keep the fleet on the road. When any vehicle is out of service, both revenue and your reputation as a reliable business are at risk. To make sure your fleet of trucks/vehicles is always on the road, partner with a professional auto shop. At Affordable Auto and Truck Repair, we can manage your fleet repairs and maintenance. We make sure servicing is up to date and up to standards. We handle all aspects of fleet repairs and maintenance.

Free Local Shuttle Service with Repairs By Appointment
When you drop your car at our garage for repair and servicing, you don't always have the time to wait until we've finished servicing your car. To get your busy life going on, we offer free local shuttle services. At Affordable Auto and Truck Repair in St.Petersburg, FL 33710, we offer free local shuttle services to our customers. This service allows you to conveniently go back to your day's routine as we work on your vehicle - you don't have to wait at the shop. This service is by appointment.

Fuel Efficiency
The experts at Affordable Auto and Truck Repair can inspect your vehicle and perform services that can help it operate at peak performance and help improve fuel efficiency and overall fuel economy. These inspections and services may include items such as:

  • Change engine oil, using the recommended grade of motor oil
  • Check and change your air filter
  • Inspect and, if necessary, replace a clogged fuel filter
  • Adjust tire pressure to manufacturer-recommended specs
  • Inspect/clean the intake system
  • Inspect/replace emissions components and/or a faulty oxygen sensor
  • Inspect brakes for proper adjustment
  • Inspect power steering system and perform a steering alignment, if necessary
  • Align front suspension
  • Clean or replace dirty or malfunctioning fuel injectors
  • Inspect/replace spark plugs and spark plug wires
  • Check exhaust for clogged catalytic converter
  • Examine the exhaust gas recirculation system

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts
A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs. Let Affordable Auto and Truck Repair replace your worn out hubs today.

Properly working seals provide oil and grease sealing - offering enhanced performance in a wide range of temperatures and environments. Worn out or warped seals allow external contaminants to enter the bearing unit or let lubricant escape from the unit. This ultimately leads to premature failure of the bearing unit. To keep out contamination and retain lubricant in the bearings, have the seals replaced with new ones. To have the seals replaced by experts, contact or visit Affordable Auto and Truck Repair today.

Studs are the threaded fasteners that hold on the wheels of your truck. The wheel studs are permanently mounted on the wheel hub through the brake disk or brake drum. To secure the wheel, nuts (lug nuts) are fastened over the stud. Stripped wheel studs can be quite dangerous. Damaged wheel studs should be replaced with new ones immediately. To have your truck's wheel studs replaced with high quality ones, call 727-343-4242 or visit Affordable Auto and Truck Repair today.

A wheel nut or lug nut is a fastener for securing a wheel on the hub. A set of lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to the threaded wheel studs (which are fixed to a wheel hub). Worn out nuts means one thing - the wheel is not fixed securely on the vehicle which puts the vehicle at the risk of rolling over. To have your truck's wheels securely fastened to the hub, contact or visit Affordable Auto and Truck Repair in St.Petersburg, FL 33710 today.

Most Extended Warranties Accepted
An extended warranty (also known as a service contract) can provide peace of mind to most car buyers. The warranty (or service contract) kicks in after the usual manufacturer warranty has expired. An extended warranty covers major breakdowns and evens out the cost of repairs. Unfortunately, not all auto repair shops accept extended warranties. At Affordable Auto and Truck Repair in St.Petersburg, FL 33710, we accept most extended warranties. We let you use the service contract to save on auto repair costs.

On-Site Welding
Welding is the fabrication and sculptural process that joins metal parts. At Affordable Auto and Truck Repair, we offer various welding services. Simply give us a call at 727-343-4242 or visit our shop in St.Petersburg, FL.

Performance Modifications
Do you have a passion for speed and performance? Performance modifications on your car let you attain high levels of speed and performance. This type of modification involves changing or completely replacing some of your vehicle's parts with high performance ones to boost its performance and speed. Mechanics at Affordable Auto and Truck Repair have a passion for performance too. The mechanics will make all the necessary performance modifications to ensure you get the best performance from your drive. For all your performance modification needs, contact us at 727-343-4242 or visit Affordable Auto and Truck Repair today.

Pre-Purchase Inspections
Are you planning to buy a new car? Don't take chances. Be confident about the car you are buying. Have pre-purchase inspections performed on the vehicle. Pre-purchase inspections involve examining the car's condition to ensure it is worth buying. At Affordable Auto and Truck Repair, we have pre-purchase inspection experts - mechanics who will scrutinize any car, make, and model and allow you to make an informed decision. Pre-purchase inspections will definitely give you peace of mind when you buy your next used car.

Pre-Trip Inspection
A pre-trip check up can make the difference between a safe trip and one that ends in a tragedy. The inspection aims at looking for possible defects and potential mechanical problems that could cause disaster. Before embarking on a trip you should make sure your car is fully inspected for safety. You can rely on the experts at Affordable Auto and Truck Repair. We have pre-trip inspection experts who are able to conduct safety inspections on any car, make, and model. Our experts are dedicated to ensuring you have a safe trip. Simply drop by or give us a call at 727-343-4242.

RV Repair
Having issues with your recreational vehicle? Do not take your RV to just any mechanic. Rely on a professional only - a person/auto shop like Affordable Auto and Truck Repair that has a track record dealing with recreational vehicles. For all your RV repair and maintenance needs, contact or visit Affordable Auto and Truck Repair today. At Affordable Auto and Truck Repair, we have qualified mechanics that have extensive experience repairing and servicing RVs.

Trailer Hitches, Wiring and Tires
Although a trailer does not have an engine of its own, it does require some maintenance. The trailer needs wires to move current to the brake lights and other lights at the back. Affordable Auto and Truck Repair has qualified and experienced electricians who will handle your trailer maintenance. Call us at 727-343-4242 to schedule an appointment.

Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. Affordable Auto and Truck Repair can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.



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What Our Customers Are Saying

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Wow, it's been a long time since I have encountered an honest mechanic shop. The shop is spotless. The owner is professional, polite and knowledgeable. I hope I don't have to see them again but if I do I am sure they will take care of my issues. Friendly and honest. Thanks guys!

, 10/12/2020

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These guys are great! Had a couple things fixed and they were fast and gave me a great deal.

, 09/18/2020

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Bob Ortiz and his staff have worked on 4 cars for my family. Each and every time, Affordable Auto and Truck Repair provided quality service at a reasonable price. My first experience was when my son called AAA due to a late night problem. Affordable Auto and Truck Repair arrived quickly, towed his car to their facility and secured it and repaired and returned it to him the next day. I have since taken my car for regular maintenance and new tires; my wife's car due to an electrical issue; and my daughter's car for a sensor issue. For my daughter's car, Bob recommended that we also replace her tires. He gave me a quote on a new set of tires but also informed me that for the type of tire my daughter needs, he wouldn't be able to compete with the national tire companies and suggested I shop around. At every juncture, Bob has dealt with me honestly and fairly, always kept me updated on cost and time to completion of the job, and provided quality service. By putting himself in the shoes of his customer, Bob and Affordable Auto and Truck Repair offer the highest degree of customer service. They deserve and have earned my highest recommendation.

, 07/16/2020

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Great customer service

, 05/15/2020

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Great customer service! No hassles, good people!

, 02/28/2020

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My 07 Mustang was hurting. Lots of problems under the hood. Other shops wouldn't even touch it. But these guys took it on, diagnosed it correctly and got it done. The acceleration is back!

, 02/25/2020

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Took my car in for an oil change and brake lights were on dash. Bob called me to let me k own what needed to be done, worked with me on price and it was finished timely. I will definitely return for my car to be serviced. Very professional.

, 12/06/2019

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High recommend this car shop! My Chevy Suburban now runs as new again!!! Thanks Bob. :)

, 11/28/2019

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Fast service and preventative repairs!

, 10/18/2019

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Was vacationing at the Tradewinds, was at a souvenir shop when electric system on car died. Had car towed here on AAA recommendation. Had to call them next morning, Bobby was very polite, told me they had my car would check it out and get back to me. He called me , explained my alternator was bad and had ruined a cell in my battery, gave me quote on repair. Later he called to advise serpentine belt was dried out, needed replacement. Said there would be no labor charge on it. Car was ready around 4, picked it up, price as stated. He went over the warranty with me making sure I understood it and that it was good nationwide. Later received an email asking if everything was ok, and told I had a free oil change whenever I was in the area. If you live here, definitely use their service. Dependable Honest.

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Highly recommend this mechanic! Took the time to diagnose my vehicle and fix it! Explained everything to me clearly so I would understand! VERY GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

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Professional service and good communication. Highly recommend.

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My Volvo was making a rattling sound that I needed looked at. I hadn't gone to a mechanic in years and knew I didn't want to pay dealership prices. I figured I would try this shop I pass daily and near my home. Small little garage. I loved that I was dealing with one mechanic and the manager and not some chain. The mechanic had experience and clearly knew what he was doing. He quickly diagnosed the problem and showed me the wear and tear on the motor mount that needed replacing. Quick service. Price wise, I think it was in the appropriate price range and I loved the follow up to make sure we were happy. Will definitely be taking our cars back.

, 09/23/2019

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I totally and completely trust the guys at Peterson Auto and Truck. I have taken my truck to other places in the past and they do not even compare to the knowledge and expertise these guys have. I highly recommend Peterson Auto and Truck, If you want an honest mechanic you want Peterson!!

, 08/29/2012

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When you need it fixed right, and honesty is important, then this is where you need to go. I Had to find that out the hard way, now I use Peterson Auto for every maintenance and repair issue.

, 03/21/2013

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I hate auto repair places...that is until I brought my car into Mike. I just brought it in for an oil change. Just happened to mention to Mike that the AC has not worked for years. Several other garages had looked at it and not been able to repair, so when he said he would just take a look at it I just said sure go ahead. Mike identified the issue and quoted me a very reasonable price (other quotes I received were always higher and they were never sure that what they proposed would resolve the issue). And to top it all off he re installed my glove compartment which had previously been taken apart and never put back together...at no charge. Thanks Mike and team

, 04/09/2013

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Ever since this garage changed management I have seen remarkable improvement in service quality. Mike really works toward helping his customers with both alternate service and financing options. I've had extensive work done on my vehicles here and I have always been quoted a price that was well below my expectations. The crew works quickly and the repairs are always complete and efficient when I pick the car up. A reliable, trustworthy mechanic is a great find for someone with older cars and I cannot recommend this place enough.

, 05/25/2013

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great service.... great prices.... great mechanics.... went above and beyond what i paid them to do and also fixed some other problems i had free of charge.... also very time effective and i was in and out in no time. recommended to n e one looking for a great deal.... thanks

, 07/16/2013

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At a time when customer service is almost extinct, I was very impressed with this shop and the excellent treatment I received. They replaced a faulty fuel pump that they had installed in Jan, '13 at no charge and it took a mechanic all afternoon to do it. Great place! I highly recommend them! God bless!

, 10/01/2013

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I can't say enough about the service I received. I had some concerns about a few issues and called the next day they took my car in immediately and went above and beyond to be sure that I was satisfied extra care was given that was not addressed and it was all part of the service. I definitely will recommend Peterson's to any person who needs service without hesitation. Thank you all!

, 10/23/2013

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Easy in and out. No pressure or haggle, friendly service. Very knowledgeable. Great prices, will definitely be back.

, 11/21/2013

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the best experience changing my oil they even helped me with a couple more problems that no other auto repair place has the generosity to do, the best and most reasonably priced mom and pops shop of the auto repair industry, mike and the crew treated me like family truly. thank you guys again

, 01/31/2014

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These guys are honest, affordable, and friendly. I am extremely happy with my experience at Peterson Auto, and I plan on referring many of my friends and family. This is definitely now my go-to auto shop.

, 10/24/2014

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The work was professional and on time. A full inspection was done. They bled and replaced our transmission fluid, and did a courtesy check on all other mechanics. Super friendly service. We definitely recommend.

, 04/01/2015

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Car troubles are never fun, especially when your car has issues during a vacation out of state. After driving to St. Pete with a slow leak in my radiator, I needed to get the repair done before driving back to North Carolina. I've had issues with car service recently, so I'm very cautious when it comes to finding places to trust my car with. I'm glad I trusted all of the positive reviews on Google. Mike was great and had a new radiator installed in my car the same day. Unlike some other reviewers, I found the cost to be in line with other local shops and much less than you would spend at a dealer. I would definitely recommend this shop.

, 12/01/2015

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These guys were awesome! They fixed my starter same day, for a fair price, and when my friend dropped me back off to pick up my car, they even helped tighten the battery terminals on his car for free! The manager Mike is a super personable and knowledgeable guy. I recently moved to the area for law school and had no clue where to take my car when it started giving me trouble. I saw this place had good google reviews so I gambled on it and it really paid off. I highly recommend these guys!

, 01/18/2016

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I was down on vacation and started hearing a noise. I looked up auto repair and they had a great review. So I had them look at my 2010 dodge Grand Caravan and determined the issue here told me the price and had parts that day. Very happy with their service and very knowledgeable definitely would go back

, 02/19/2016

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Every time I go here I can trust that my car is in good hands. Peterson A&T genuinely cares for the people who come here, who start to feel like family from the first visit. I dealt with Mike a lot during the years and had the pleasant experience of dealing with Vince today who did what he could to ensure I got my car back as soon as possible, as well as making the situation as stress free as he could. Thanks Vince and team

, 02/23/2016

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Great service! Dropped of our Santa Fe for alternator replacement. I usually do my own maintenance, but today's cars are not designed for easy maintenance. Spoke with Vince at the St Pete shop and he arranged for us to drop off Sunday night. Work was done at a fair price and car ready Monday at 11 Am. Cars is running Great! Thanks Vince....We will be back again for all our auto service needs....Randy

, 03/08/2016

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I had an amazing experience with the guys there. Kept me well informed every step with great advise. Car is 100% better. Never felt pressure to spend unnecessary money. Will be back for future needs.

, 03/28/2016

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Went in for an issue that was most like not good , but they made the best out of it and saved me over $1000 if I would have went somewhere else! Great shop and people highly recommend.

, 04/21/2016

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The Manager Vince "Knows" how to deal with People specially Repeat Customers! I always need 100% information on everything and that is what I get!!

, 04/29/2016

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I am new to the area and didn't know where to take my car. I googled this place and am so happy I went with them! My car broke down and they towed my car and got everything done in the same day. Vince was extremely helpful and informative. He explained in great detail what was going on with my car. I also got my oil changed. It is not extremely close to where I live, but I will travel the distance again. I won't go anywhere else from now on!

, 06/16/2016

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Great customer service, reasonable prices, straight forward and a pleasure to work with!

, 07/06/2016

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I love Peterson Auto and Truck. Vince at the front desk is very honest and straightforward with you, even if that means sending business somewhere else because it's in your best interest. I will continue coming back due to the integrity of Vince along with the owner of the store who does an excellent job making sure his establishment is run to extremely high standards.

, 07/08/2016

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Very trustworthy. I was looking for a home grown auto shop in St. Petersburg and I am so glad I found this place. They did a great job on the repairs, were prompt at getting me in to the shop and contacting me and they respected my budget. They told me what absolutely needed to be done and what could wait. The service was great, and left me regretting ever going to more commercial auto shops in the past. Wish I had found them sooner. Also the service was friendly and everyone I talked to was helpful.

, 07/21/2016

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Friendly and efficient customer service and fair, appropriate prices. Bob is the master of multi-tasking without making the customer wait. Having so much business in a such hidden neighborhood is a sure sign that they have many happy repeat customers. They will NOT do repairs on your car that aren't needed, but they WILL give you a no-pressure assessment of what your vehicle will need in the foreseeable future. Glad they are so close by.

, 07/29/2016

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! Not only were they open for business on the day of the storm (9-1-16) they were able to look at my car, diagnose the problem, and fix it in the same day. They kept me updated throughout the day with what they found, cost, etc... To top everything off they even came to pick me up so I could get my car before they closed keeping me from having to walk there in a hurricane! Big thanks to Dave and Bob! Bryan N.

, 09/04/2016

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New to town and needed to find a shop to get the old subaru checked out. Found these guys and have nothing but nice things to say. This is a trustworthy garage and that's tough to find.

, 10/17/2016

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all repairs were explained very well. Had my vehicle back in less than 24 hours!!! Bob was GREAT!!!

, 01/23/2017

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Great experience from start to finish.

, 02/20/2017

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Great place the owner is very hilarious and the mechanic definitely knows his stuff and won't rip you off! overall great customer service definitely will be back!

, 03/29/2017

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Very friendly and great service. I would recommend these guys to anyone I know. You leave their shop with a good feeling not worrying about whether or not you have been taken advantage of. Will be using them in the future for all of my vehicle repairs and maintenance. Great customer service.

, 05/03/2017

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Great service and trustworthy employees...I would definitely take my car there again.

, 06/16/2017

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Very customer oriented staff, had our first visit recently and it went well. Plan to return soon.

, 07/24/2017

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Great customer service.

, 10/06/2017

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I was out in St Pete doing a photo shoot and my car broke down out of nowhere. The mechanics at Peterson went above and beyond to help me get back on the road and on my way. I have never seen such great customer service. I wish there were more mechanics shops like them closer to where I live! Family friendly, kind, understanding. If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would.

, 12/13/2017

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Great auto repair shop! Recommend this place for all your auto repairs.

, 01/08/2018

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Great service. Fair prices. Would recommend this garage.

, 02/23/2018

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Bob and his crew cannot be recommended enough! I have a weird schedule and a kid, and they are more than accommodating! Fast service, checks up to see how everything is going, super friendly and affordable! Will definitely be recommending the shop to my friends, and will be going back there with any of my future car issues!

, 07/19/2018

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Very competent and knowledgeable . Keep you informed. Can handle engines and very complex repairs..

, 03/14/2019

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The best place to go! Totally recomend this car shop is fast and accurate service. Very very honest, awsome, kind and the honor has a lots of integrity. They do all kind of repair in all kind of cars. Also has Low prices .

, 03/26/2019

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Very solid customer service and solid work for any oil change. The staff are informative and pleasant. Overall, a fair job with good service.

, 05/31/2019

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Was vacationing at the Tradewinds, was at a souvenir shop when electric system on car died. Had car towed here on AAA recommendation. Had to call them next morning, Bobby was very polite, told me they had my car would check it out and get back to me. He called me , explained my alternator was bad and had ruined a cell in my battery, gave me quote on repair. Later he called to advise serpentine belt was dried out, needed replacement. Said there would be no labor charge on it. Car was ready around 4, picked it up, price as stated. He went over the warranty with me making sure I understood it and that it was good nationwide. Later received an email asking if everything was ok, and told I had a free oil change whenever I was in the area. If you live here, definitely use their service. Dependable Honest.

, 07/20/2019

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Highly recommend this mechanic! Took the time to diagnose my vehicle and fix it! Explained everything to me clearly so I would understand! VERY GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Thank you Bob and David

, 07/22/2019

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These guys are close to my house and I finally took my 1988 F150 over for some issues. They diagnosed it and walked me through exactly what was going on and gave me a quote before starting. They were very friendly and checked in with me the next day to make sure everything was good! I would highly recommend especially if you're in the area!

, 08/01/2019

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Professional service and good communication. Highly recommend.

, 09/16/2019

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Great service. Fair prices. Would recommend this garage.

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Very friendly and great service. I would recommend these guys to anyone I know. You leave their shop with a good feeling not worrying about whether or not you have been taken advantage of. Will be using them in the future for all of my vehicle repairs and maintenance. Great customer service.

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I was out in St Pete doing a photo shoot and my car broke down out of nowhere. The mechanics at Peterson went above and beyond to help me get back on the road and on my way. I have never seen such great customer service. I wish there were more mechanics shops like them closer to where I live! Family friendly, kind, understanding. If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would.

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My husband is their mechanic and he is one of the best around!

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Very competent and knowledgeable . Keep you informed. Can handle engines and very complex repairs.

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Bob and his crew cannot be recommended enough! I have a weird schedule and a kid, and they are more than accommodating! Fast service, checks up to see how everything is going, super friendly and affordable! Will definitely be recommending the shop to my friends, and will be going back there with any of my future car issues!

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The best place to go! Totally recomend this car shop is fast and accurate service. Very very honest, awsome, kind and the honor has a lots of integrity. They do all kind of repair in all kind of cars. Also has Low prices .

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Very solid customer service and solid work for any oil change. The staff are informative and pleasant. Overall, a fair job with good service.

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Was vacationing at the Tradewinds, was at a souvenir shop when electric system on car died. Had car towed here on AAA recommendation. Had to call them next morning, Bobby was very polite, told me they had my car would check it out and get back to me. He called me , explained my alternator was bad and had ruined a cell in my battery, gave me quote on repair. Later he called to advise serpentine belt was dried out, needed replacement. Said there would be no labor charge on it. Car was ready around 4, picked it up, price as stated. He went over the warranty with me making sure I understood it and that it was good nationwide. Later received an email asking if everything was ok, and told I had a free oil change whenever I was in the area. If you live here, definitely use their service. Dependable Honest.

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Highly recommend this mechanic! Took the time to diagnose my vehicle and fix it! Explained everything to me clearly so I would understand! VERY GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Thank you Bob and David

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These guys are close to my house and I finally took my 1988 F150 over for some issues. They diagnosed it and walked me through exactly what was going on and gave me a quote before starting. They were very friendly and checked in with me the next day to make sure everything was good! I would highly recommend especially if you're in the area!

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