Jun 8, 2010
All Star Awesome: Honest, Fair and Inexpensive Steve and the guys at All Star Automotive were great! I had some major issues with my car that I figured would either be the engine or the transmission, but it turned out to be a different story. I brought it in and he let me know that they would check it out for free and wouldn't charge me anything until I knew what was going on. When the diagnostic report came back a little confusing (I have an older car), instead of making a half-cocked assumption he conferred with a colleague about it. The problem turned out to be much less expensive than I was expecting and my car hasn't run this well in years! Beyond what was detected, Steve also fixed and adjusted my windshield sprayer and repaired a frayed wire complementary. These guys are awesome! Even though I haven't been in Gainesville more than a month and wont be here longer than August, I will DEFINIETELY go back to them with any future car issues! Thanks, Steve! 10/10Was this review helpful?
Mar 5, 2010
GO HERE!! The Best!! I was going to another shop in Gainesville for the past 2 years I have lived here, and I wish I found All Star sooner. When my radiator broke on my 10 year old car and they wanted to charge me $600 I was curious about pricing at other shops. I called All Star and they gave me a price in the low $400's that included a 10% STUDENT discount :) I was so happy to hear about a car shop that actually helps students. On top of this I referred a friend for an oil change and out of the kindness of their hearts they gave me a free oil change for bringing my friend in. The shop looks very small and not too nice but it definatly has the 'family owned' feel. Steve is the manager and is the nicest and most sincere mechanic I have ever met in my life. He is very realistic and very fair on pricing. I will continue to use their shop until I leave Gainesville and I hope my review convinces people to leave their rip-off of a car shop and come here. Now when I need to bring my car in, I dont dread it anymore because I know they will give me a fair and reasonable price. Thanks Steve!!!Was this review helpful?
Jun 13, 2010
Best Mechanic in Fl I've been living in Gainesville for the past 6 years (undergrad + grad), and have yet to find a better, more trustworthy mechanic here. I had a problem with my Altima's air conditioning, and Steve found me new parts at about 500$ less than my Dad's favorite mechanic. The a/c blows like a charm now - a year later. I've been coming to Steve for a long time, and whenever anyone I know runs into car problems, I send them his way. I have never heard from anyone who has had a bad experience there (that girl below must have him mixed up with someone else) and I wouldn't take my car anywhere else. It's hard to find a mechanic who will take the time to talk straight with you and who works hard to save you money. Steve's the kind of guy who'll will rotate your tires and blow all the leaves out from in between your doors and under the hood even when he's just doing an oil change for no extra charge. He really cares about my car, and I just hope he never retires! :DWas this review helpful?
Jan 15, 2012
Amazing! When they say free exact estimates, they REALLY mean it. They ran tests on my car for 24 hours at no charge. The manager, Steve, is a great guy who really cares about his customers. He even requested that I call him and tell him what happens with the car. I know where I'm going to be getting my oil changed from now on! I couldn't believe how wonderful this place is. I'm so glad I found out about it!Was this review helpful?
Aug 6, 2009
They Keep My Daughter Happy My Daughter and Son - in Law have been using their service for a while now and they have total trust with these people. I have seen some of the billing and they are more than fair.Was this review helpful?