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    Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    I'm a Newton transplant and I do not know of any good smaller auto shops in the area. I hate taking my cars to the bigger places, sans warranty work, because of the obvious higher cost. Basically, I'm just looking for that good 'ol boy that does good work at a fair price.



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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    I've had good luck with Drake Garage on 42st. Had a Clutch put in for good price and brake work.



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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    I've had very good luck with Tim at Budget Brake on second avenue.
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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    Excellent. Budget Brake has some pretty good reviews.



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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    Terry's in Windsor Heights/Clive border off of University is the only place we go now. Things get fixed and at a better price IMO.

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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    I have had great experiences with Wrenches on SE 14th, as have a handfull of my friends. In fact, they always come in under their estimate and their estimates are always WAY lower than the dealerships... Unfortunately, I did see a for sale sign on the building but they still appeared to be open.

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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    I'm a Newton transplant and I do not know of any good smaller auto shops in the area. I hate taking my cars to the bigger places, sans warranty work, because of the obvious higher cost. Basically, I'm just looking for that good 'ol boy that does good work at a fair price.
    I've always taken my vehicles to Hickman Auto on Hickman and Merle Hay.


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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    I've always taken my vehicles to Hickman Auto on Hickman and Merle Hay.
    Wait, you're from Newton and don't know how to fix a car? All joking aside, Waukee Co-op is good too, very good prices and the mechanic doesn't bull****.



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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    Also heard good things on the Drake Garage. I have always had good results with Hickman Auto, oldschool shop that does good work. Very honest people.



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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    A few years ago, when I worked in Des Moines, I went to Ron's Auto and they did great work.
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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    Ultimate Automotive in Urbandale. Behind the Quicktrip on Merle Hay. The address is 5900 Oakwood Drive.



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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    I use Woody's on E 1st St. in Ankeny.



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    Re: Solid mechanic in Des Moines area

    Any feedback on O'Brien's Automotive in Beaverdale (on Douglas Avenue)? Just had them do some work on my truck. Kind of have mixed feelings after the experience so would be curious to hear other's feedback on this shop.


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