Smog Test, Emissions Checks & Inspections in Montpelier, Vermont 05603
Emissions and Smog Testing Stations in Montpelier, VT
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Auto Craftsmen, Ltd.
326 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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I took my car there to be inspected. They failed my vehicle (a well-maintained Toyota SUV) and insisted on multiple fixes, to the tune of $5,000+. New battery, brakes, you name it. They even went so far as to say the windshield wipers (which I had replaced recently myself a month prior) did not clean/clear the windshield and needed to be replaced. I walked away. Took my car to two other mechanics who both gave me the same quote of of $300 for new break pads, that's it. Passed inspection. A year later and my wipers still work fine, and so does my battery!
If you know anything about vehicles or are just struggling to get by do not visit - they will take advantage of you. No one has ever tried to so blatantly take advantage of me or my family in such a fashion before. Do not recommend.
My wife started bringing her 2009 Subaru there when it had around 40,000 miles. They love to replace things, and are really good at it. A while back she was told her rear brakes were getting low and to schedule an appointment. She did and asked for an inspection too. This time when they looked at the brakes they decided she also needed new calipers as well (about $2000), a new windshield, and new wiper blades even though hers worked great. She agrees to everything but the windshield and leaves (paying for her inspection despite failing because of a crack that was "improperly" filled). About a month later she goes back to get her snow tires put on and they tell her she needs new blades again. What really bothers me is, on top of everything else they charge you for, you also seemed to get dinged for new wiper blades every time you stop there.
A friend and I were passing through Vermont on a long road trip, or so we thought. Fate had it that several car troubles would align themselves about 10 miles outside of Montpelier, where the sun doth shine and the moon doth glow. A very helpful stranger recommended that we spend the night in town and visit Auto Craftsmen in the morning. This was a sign of what was to come. The next morning Auto Craftsmen placed us in the front of the line, considering our time requirements, and provided us with transportation to and from the center (if such a thing exists) of Montpelier. The repairs were top notch, proven by a quick 1,000 miles of testing. The prices were extremely fair, despite my lack of ability to shop around or even come back if something went wrong. The people were helpful, the waiting room was comfortable, and we even got tokens for free ice cream next door at the end! The entire experience turned out to be a great detour.
I don't ordinarily write reviews about anything, so this going to be important. Auto Craftsmen is hands-down the most trustworthy and competent shop you could ever hope to bring your vehicle to.
I have been bringing my vehicle to this shop for about 5 years now and cannot speak highly enough (here) to how their Excellent Service and Honest Approach to advising me what to do to keep my truck safe and on the road.
I know that they care about me as a customer and not just another job and it shows in the way the shop is run and the services they offer.
As far as anything auto is concerned:
Honesty is very important; also important is feeling like you get what you pay for and it's done right the 1st time. I know what to expect each time I leave my vehicle at Auto Craftsmen and their loaner cars (and bikes) are extremely useful when either me or my wife needs one.
They are beyond reliable as far as quality of service and offer all (if not more) of the conveniences that some of the dealership-kind of repair shops are trying to be or become.
Other shops have actually commented on the quality of work that Auto Craftsmen's mechanics recently did on my vehicle... "Boy, they did a nice job!" -It's times like that when you know that Auto Craftsmen is the repair shot that sets the bar and where I plan to squeeze another 12 years out of my truck (and that's cash in my own pocket in the long run IMHO !)
Wanted to thank Amy and her staff also for all of the philanthropic promotions they offer and just caring about good service and the reputation that follows. -THANKS!
My wife and I regularly take our vehicles to Auto Craftsmen. Amy and Mark, as well as the rest of their team, are incredibly knowledgeable, and very patiently willing to explain anything and everything related to proper maintenance and service of our vehicles.Such expertise and competence coupled with their willingness to always work with our schedules in mind, and stellar customer service easily made loyal customers out of us. We trust Auto Craftsmen completely, and recommend them very highly.
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Last updated 13-Feb-2017
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