I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:32 am

Can anyone recommend an HONEST and COMPETENT auto repair shop in Worcester, Mass. Preferably near WPI.
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Re: I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:42 am

Reservoir Garage in West Boylston is very good. Honest and competent. It's right on route 12 fifteen minutes from WPI.
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Re: I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:01 pm

Try Cliff Street Garage near RT. 146 & RT. 20 508-729-3441

Ray specializes in Volvo but I would trust his judgment.

2 Cliff Street
Worcester, Mass. 01607

Eddie
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Re: I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:32 pm

I can't help you there - I'm my own mechanic! ;)

I could help you out if you were closer -- Worc. is a bit of a haul from here ....
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Re: I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:53 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. It's for my son. So far he has encountered just crooks and morons. One place quoted $300 to $400 to replace spark plug wires, cap, and rotor. And by the way, they said, your battery looks like it is 3 or 4 years old, so you should replace it -- not a word about testing it, just replace it. Another guy said there was oil in a couple of the spark plug tubes, so he probably needed a new cylinder head or maybe had a cracked block and would have to replace the whole engine.
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Re: I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:16 pm

rberq wrote:Another guy said there was oil in a couple of the spark plug tubes, so he probably needed a new cylinder head or maybe had a cracked block and would have to replace the whole engine.

You are going to want to scratch this guy off your list right away.
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Re: I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:08 am

as far as the battery goes, i would agree 100% with that; if it's 3 or 4 years old it's living on borrowed time, but batteries are easy to replace, go to walmart (most inexpensive batteries you'll find, and they're made by johnson controlls- one of the largest battery mfg's in the world) and do it yourself - wallmart may even offer this service for free, but, as i've said, it's pretty damn easy, have him do it himself.
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Re: I need a mechanic in Worcester, MA

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:21 pm

Berlin wrote:... as far as the battery goes ... if it's 3 or 4 years old it's living on borrowed time

Well, yes and no. Most decent shops have testers that can tell you the condition of your battery, by putting a load on it and checking how long it can supply adequate voltage and amperage. I bought a used Civic six years ago, and the battery was ??? years old then, and I just replaced it this Fall because my mechanic said it was marginal. So replacing at 3-4 years makes you extra secure, but may not be necessary.
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