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    Mechanics in Ames

    Does anyone on here have a suggestion of a good mechanic in Ames? My car started acting up lately and thought I would ask someone before randomly taking it somewhere. Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    Not Tuffy...they will "find" 87 other things wrong that "NEED" fixed before you can drive it...



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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny34 View Post
    Does anyone on here have a suggestion of a good mechanic in Ames? My car started acting up lately and thought I would ask someone before randomly taking it somewhere. Thanks in advance.
    What is it doing?


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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    Call Phil Bates. He seemed to have found a good one.


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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    fix it auto is pretty good and they are pretty inexpensive



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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    I still take my car to Ames Ultimate Auto at Hyland/Lincoln Way. I think they may have a different name (Campus Garage???) now. But, the owner's name is Dave and he's a really good guy. They've never done anything to make me think they were screwing me over. They are a little higher priced on some things. But when you factor in that they won't make you think you need to have other unnecessary work, you save in the long run.

    Oh, and the owner is a Cyclone alum, too!



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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    Denny's Automotive
    116 Borne Ave
    Ames, IA 50010
    515-233-4000


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    I took my car to Butches when I was in Ames. I did enough business with them they new me by my first name


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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Call Phil Bates. He seemed to have found a good one.
    That's body shop



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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    I second Denny's automotive. Great place



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cydole View Post
    I second Denny's automotive. Great place
    And try the Grand Slam breakfast while your there.


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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    I second avoiding Tuffy's, that place will do anything to get another 100 bucks out of you.



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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

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    What is it doing?
    It just seems to run really rough and it dies from time to time just driving on the road. It is an '02 with around 53k on it and I would hope it isn't throwing in the towel yet. Thanks for the advice guys.



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    Re: Mechanics in Ames

    My dad has gone to Barry Anksorus at Anksorus Auto Repair on East Lincoln Way for years and years. I haven't had a need to at this point, but that's where I'd go.


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    Hansen's on Lincoln Way is good.



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