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Akron Auto Clinic
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Akron Auto Clinic
922 W Bowery St, Akron, OH 44307, USA
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I highly recommend this place. They thoroughly explain what's wrong with your car and how they will fix it. When they are complete, they wash your car and vacuum inside. They also have loaner cars. GREAT PLACE! Definitely returning
My daughter Becky was having problems with her 2007 Chrysler Aspen! She took it to Fred Martin! They claimed they fixed it and they did not! Would not recommend them at ALL! We took it to another place, a waste of time! She saw Rave Reviews for Akron Auto Clinic! They were amazing, to Say The Least! They repaired her car in two days! Explained exactly what was wrong! Told her about other items that needed done at a later date with paperwork explanation! The car was cleaned inside and out! It looked like it came out of Show Room! Bravo! Highly Recommend!
EDIT: I appreciate the owner's response. I do need new tires and those run about $800-900 for this car so, taking that off the total, the estimate was 3K for the struts and shocks. This issue of replacement seems to be one of opinion. My last mechanic only works with Mercedes and doesn't replace them for this model unless there are clear signs that they're faulty (visible leaking, bumpy ride, etc). My last ML350 was 10 years old when I sold it, and it never needed the struts or shocks done, either. Reading on the subject seems to come to the same conclusion: some mechanics like to do it when a car gets up in miles, others only when issues arise.
When I was given the estimate, it was communicated to me as something that needed doing, not a recommendation based on mileage or age of the vehicle. I was told "struts and shocks need to be replaced, and I can get the parts in for next week", which to me indicated it was a current concern, not something to consider for the future.
I do appreciate the owner's professional and polite response but will not be returning to their business.
I cannot recommend this place.
I just moved to the area and my car needed a regular service. Chose this place based on the good reviews. Took it in and waited almost 2 hours in a super uncomfortable waiting room. I was told it needed new shocks, struts, and tires, which would cost almost 4K. Now, I bought this car less than a year ago and it has an impeccable service record, and it passed my old mechanic's pre buy inspection so I was instantly suspicious. I decided to call my old mechanic and ran their suggestions by him. He stated that there were no signs of issues with the shocks and asked me how it's been driving. Still smooth. He also stated that he has never replaced struts or shocks for this model of Mercedes (2010 ML350) and he's been servicing German cars for 20 years.
I don't know whether the people at Akron Auto just don't know Mercedes, or whether they saw a young woman with a nice car and decided I would be an easy mark. Either way, they recommended almost 4K of work that does not need to be done. They also didn't reset my computer so I'm still getting the automated service reminder everytime I turn on the car.
My recommendation is to stay away.
I have been blessed to know the fine folks at Akron Auto Clinic for at least 10 years. I have always been treated like a member of the family by Fred and Jason Franks and their awesome assistant Jon. They do the right thing because it is the right thing to do, ALWAYS! Akron Auto Clinic has given me the best service for my vehicles every time. Fred and his crew have properly diagnosed my car's problem the first time, without fail. He is the easiest on my wallet, also. I always get what I need from Fred. Take your problem to him, I GUARANTEE your satisfaction. I have never felt as much conviction in my recommendation for any business, ever.
Love Akron Auto Clinic!! I have been going here and recommending them for well over 10 years. Honest, caring, good people who provide fantastic service. Highly recommend!
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Last updated 31-Mar-2017
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