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Title: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on April 03, 2013, 07:45:35 PM
This thread is for posting the auto mechanics use and like.

I'm looking for a good mechanic in Brooklyn. Can anyone recommend a good mechanic?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: moko on April 03, 2013, 07:59:56 PM
This thread is for posting the auto mechanics use and like.

I'm looking for a good mechanic in Brooklyn. Can anyone recommend a good mechanic?
i find Asher on 16th ave and 39th st to be very reliable (though moody)
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on April 03, 2013, 08:25:54 PM
Prime auto repair on locust off ave m. Also moody but very honest :)
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Post by: Mutty on April 03, 2013, 09:41:02 PM
Eli on East 15 off L. Honest and never moody. Between Locust and L (not elliot).
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Mutty on April 03, 2013, 09:42:19 PM
Eli on East 15 off L. Honest and never moody. Between Locust and L (not elliot).
Across from Ohr Yitzchok
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on April 03, 2013, 09:45:55 PM
Eli on East 15 off L. Honest and never moody. Between Locust and L (not elliot).
Is That all state?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Mutty on April 03, 2013, 09:54:17 PM
Is That all state?
Nope. It's Eli who used to be at 2 in 1 on Coney Island Avenue. They all split up. He opened up on 15th, L and Locust. REALLY nice guy. knows his stuff, very reasonable and totally honest.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: semper fi on April 03, 2013, 11:04:26 PM
i find Asher on 16th ave and 39th st to be very reliable (though moody)
+1
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: moko on April 03, 2013, 11:08:13 PM
+1
realllllyyy  ;)
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: whYME on April 04, 2013, 12:43:56 AM
I use this guy Pender, on Albany just off Eastern Parkway.
Nice guy and IME very honest.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on April 04, 2013, 10:06:29 AM
My FIL has been using Tony at TJ's auto repair on Mcdonald betwean N&O for 30 years. I take my car there for everythign. He's dead honest, really nice and has great prices.  He knows me personally so you can tell him I sent you. PM me for my personal info if you go.

T J Automotive 
1602 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 376-2929 ‎
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on April 04, 2013, 04:30:56 PM
Thanks all for posting. I'll start with the guys nearset me
I use this guy Pender, on Albany just off Eastern Parkway.
Nice guy and IME very honest.
What's his phone number?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: whYME on April 04, 2013, 04:37:27 PM
Tar-Hill Auto Repair

308 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 773-9812
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: hocker on April 05, 2013, 01:47:40 AM
Anyone have any good Auto Body shops in the Lakewood area? I prefer someone who does good work and who gives a "rebate".
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: semper fi on April 05, 2013, 03:21:06 AM
Viggy Blech
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Post by: aryeh1 on April 05, 2013, 09:16:23 AM
What about repair on wheels on McDonald btwn ditmas & f?
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Post by: AsherO on April 05, 2013, 09:24:10 AM
Tar-Hill Auto Repair

308 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 773-9812

lol, I just walked by there yesterday and was wondering what the "Tar Heel" was about :D
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 05, 2013, 09:25:41 AM
What about repair on wheels on McDonald btwn ditmas & f?
I used to use them, but they are not the cheapest.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Entrepreneur on April 05, 2013, 01:02:36 PM
I used a guy named Lenny. 718-342-7883.  His shop is in Brooklyn, I forgot where.  I live in Queens and he picked up my car, repaired it, and dropped it off.  He did the same for my mom who lives in Queens.  Great job, honest, and waved those "fees"
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on April 07, 2013, 02:35:31 AM
Tar-Hill Auto Repair

308 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 773-9812
He worked on my car this Friday and I'm very happy with him. He seems honest and his fees are modest.

What about repair on wheels on McDonald btwn ditmas & f?
I've used them for the last 4 years, and I especially liked the fact that they're open 24 hrs. But I've grown tired of them and their shtick by now, which is why I started this thread.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on April 07, 2013, 09:21:49 AM
I was just at jiffy lube as i was out of town so didnt have a choice,   they seem a ripoff $50-60 for oil change and they try selling you stuff that you don't need.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: moko on April 07, 2013, 09:33:27 AM
I've used them for the last 4 years, and I especially liked the fact that they're open 24 hrs. But I've grown tired of them and their shtick by now, which is why I started this thread.
+100000000
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Kvending on April 07, 2013, 09:35:56 AM
He worked on my car this Friday and I'm very happy with him. He seems honest and his fees are modest.
I've used them for the last 4 years, and I especially liked the fact that they're open 24 hrs. But I've grown tired of them and their shtick by now, which is why I started this thread.

I called them, & the recording said that they are closed (24 hours)?? & what type of shtick are you referring to?

Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on April 07, 2013, 02:27:58 PM
I called them, & the recording said that they are closed (24 hours)??

Closed like any Jewish business, late friday till Sunday.
& what type of shtick are you referring to?


See this thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23360.msg367767#msg367767
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: world2see on April 08, 2013, 08:22:36 AM
anyone have any good mechanics in monsey?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Kvending on April 08, 2013, 08:42:29 AM
Anyone know of a mechanic that can pass me on inspection even though it wouldn't pass necessarily?

It's an old car, drives well but I don't want to put in money to fix up.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: dude21 on April 08, 2013, 04:04:37 PM
A good mechanic - His name is Sal. He used to be on McDonald between ave J and Bay Pkwy. He moved about a year ago and is now working in the Wheels to Lease garage. He takes any car, not just if it was leased by Wheels to Lease and knows what he is doing. He will work with you and accepts used car warranties. I have been using him for almost 10 years and dont remember having a single issue with him. He does not do body work though.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 08, 2013, 04:06:01 PM
A good mechanic - His name is Sal. He used to be on McDonald between ave J and Bay Pkwy. He moved about a year ago and is now working in the Wheels to Lease garage. He takes any car, not just if it was leased by Wheels to Lease and knows what he is doing. He will work with you and accepts used car warranties. I have been using him for almost 10 years and dont remember having a single issue with him. He does not do body work though.
+1 Very honest guy.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: bubkiz on April 08, 2013, 05:18:16 PM
Aside from going for a second opinion, how do you know if your honest-sounding mechanic is really honest?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: whYME on April 08, 2013, 08:56:10 PM
Aside from going for a second opinion, how do you know if your honest-sounding mechanic is really honest?
I guess you cant know for sure, but if every time you come in he finds some expensive problem, beware. (unless your car really is THAT bad)

If he has the opportunity to do things but tells you that you don't need it or it's not worth it for you he's probably honest.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 03, 2013, 12:30:24 AM
I did oil change today by jiffy tube ,  seemed really nice & good service, i wonder why they have bad reviews.

Also did synthetic seems better for car.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: googwallet on September 05, 2016, 03:01:17 PM
I'm looking for a recommendation for an auto shop in Brooklyn that does NYS inspections that won't fail my car ;). My power steering isn't really working and the repair is too expensive ($700, $250 for new pump + $450 for new rack and pinion). It's an older car and I'm not looking to invest that money right now. Just need a mechanic that won't give me any issues or try to offer his services. Thanks
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on September 05, 2016, 05:47:54 PM
Was driving last night and went over someone's muffler which fell off someone's car and after that heard rattling under my car! Must have damaged something! So I went this morning to a mechanic and after having put it on the lift twice and as well took it for a test drive to see what's causing a rattling like noise, sounds like a piece of metal shaking! Or bumping under the car but they could not figure it out! They tried shaking every part underneath and could not figure it out! Anyone one with similar experience or have knowledge what it could be?   .
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Definitions on May 06, 2018, 03:54:19 PM
Anybody knows why a cars electronic information display thing by all the gauges would start fading in the corners and becoming more dim in general? I have a feeling it has to do with extreme temperatures either very hot or cold weather that makes it fade. Because usually in the mornings it looks regular then as the day goes on it starts fading (in the summer, winter's I don't remember what happened).

It's not a LCD screen it's more like a dot by dot type of screen like an alarm clock ( I'll try to post a picture soon)
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on May 06, 2018, 04:32:38 PM
Anybody knows why a cars electronic information display thing by all the gauges would start fading in the corners and becoming more dim in general? I have a feeling it has to do with extreme temperatures either very hot or cold weather that makes it fade. Because usually in the mornings it looks regular then as the day goes on it starts fading (in the summer, winter's I don't remember what happened).

It's not a LCD screen it's more like a dot by dot type of screen like an alarm clock ( I'll try to post a picture soon)
First thing I would tell you to do is check the fuses inside the car make sure they're all working.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: yelped on May 06, 2018, 04:57:59 PM
Backlight?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Definitions on May 06, 2018, 05:09:57 PM
First thing I would tell you to do is check the fuses inside the car make sure they're all working.
Will check.
Backlight?
I don't think so but possibly. I think each dot is it's own light. Like the screens on a Sansa clip MP3 player.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: yelped on May 06, 2018, 05:10:44 PM
Will check.I don't think so but possibly. I think each dot is it's own light. Like the screens on a Sansa clip MP3 player.
-1, according to what you're describing...
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Definitions on May 06, 2018, 05:25:07 PM
Look like this

(https://preview.ibb.co/gueWR7/IMG_20180502_090604759.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hfxJ67)
(https://preview.ibb.co/f4Cwtn/IMG_20180502_204253668_LL.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dXbNYn)

Top one was during the day and it's bright and clear. Bottom was taken at night and even then it looks dim and fuzzy. In real life the corners barely looks like the backlight on.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: moko on May 06, 2018, 05:57:23 PM
Anybody knows why a cars electronic information display thing by all the gauges would start fading in the corners and becoming more dim in general? I have a feeling it has to do with extreme temperatures either very hot or cold weather that makes it fade. Because usually in the mornings it looks regular then as the day goes on it starts fading (in the summer, winter's I don't remember what happened).

It's not a LCD screen it's more like a dot by dot type of screen like an alarm clock ( I'll try to post a picture soon)
it's a backlight. The connection is either loose or one of the bulbs are out.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on May 11, 2018, 06:29:11 AM
What type of car? What happens when you adjust the brightness?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: yesitsme on May 13, 2018, 11:28:05 AM
I'm looking for a recommendation for an auto shop in Brooklyn that does NYS inspections that won't fail my car ;). My power steering isn't really working and the repair is too expensive ($700, $250 for new pump + $450 for new rack and pinion). It's an older car and I'm not looking to invest that money right now. Just need a mechanic that won't give me any issues or try to offer his services. Thanks
When you car becomes a pushka and collects money every day you know its time for a new one.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on December 18, 2018, 12:36:50 AM
Check this out! U can program a non remote starter with a remote starter for Honda Accord touringhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SRkLmzG0dbY (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SRkLmzG0dbY)
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on January 17, 2019, 07:24:30 PM
Any insights on this obd reader?
 looking to get one.

  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6RKE29/
FOXWELL Orange NT201 Auto OBD2 Scanner Check Car Engine Light Fault Code Reader OBD II Diagnostic Scan Tool

Its now $28.57 after some coupons.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: yelped on January 17, 2019, 08:36:50 PM
What's wrong with the $5 ones on eBay?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on January 17, 2019, 08:38:56 PM
What's wrong with the $5 ones on eBay?
Do they work?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: yelped on January 17, 2019, 08:43:37 PM
Do they work?
I have one that I use for the last couple of years.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on January 17, 2019, 08:55:54 PM
I have one that I use for the last couple of years.
Is it worth spending 28$ for a better one?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: googwallet on January 19, 2019, 09:49:23 PM
Is it worth spending 28$ for a better one?
Probably not. The cheaper ones use BT or Wifi to connect to your phone thus saving the hardware required for a screen. The one you posted does not connect to a phone so it's obviously going to be more expensive, although not necessarily better. Unless you a car mechanic and will be using this constantly, I don't see a reason to pay extra for the screen when you can get a BT/wifi version for a third of the price.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on January 19, 2019, 10:05:28 PM
Probably not. The cheaper ones use BT or Wifi to connect to your phone thus saving the hardware required for a screen. The one you posted does not connect to a phone so it's obviously going to be more expensive, although not necessarily better. Unless you a car mechanic and will be using this constantly, I don't see a reason to pay extra for the screen when you can get a BT/wifi version for a third of the price.
Assuming I don't always have a computer and a smart phone on me, would this make a better choice?
 The ones your recommending sound like the ones Auto zone use every time they diagnose your car needing to plug the obd in the computer.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: yelped on January 19, 2019, 11:11:29 PM
Assuming I don't always have a computer and a smart phone on me, would this make a better choice?
 The ones your recommending sound like the ones Auto zone use every time they diagnose your car needing to plug the obd in the computer.
The $5 one I have connects via BT to my phone and I use the Torque app to read the fault codes and look it up and clear or fix as needed.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: googwallet on January 23, 2019, 01:04:30 PM
Assuming I don't always have a computer and a smart phone on me, would this make a better choice?
 The ones your recommending sound like the ones Auto zone use every time they diagnose your car needing to plug the obd in the computer.
They don't need a computer, just a smart phone. Some use Bluetooth some use Wifi. Shouldn't be much of a difference which one.
I have this one and it works fine
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJPHEBO/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on February 03, 2019, 02:01:37 AM
Which one would you guys take?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M8M5B2B/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6RKE29/

aside for the price, which one?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: shapsam on February 06, 2019, 06:18:36 PM
2017 Honda Accord vibrating strongly when idling, what can be the problem and how can it be fixed?
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: myi on February 06, 2019, 08:05:42 PM
2017 Honda Accord vibrating strongly when idling, what can be the problem and how can it be fixed?
Common problem is the engine mounts need to be replaced. But being that it's 2017 I would say otherwise.
 Try a google search. You tube.
Title: Re: Car Mechanic Thread
Post by: shapsam on February 06, 2019, 08:27:16 PM
Common problem is the engine mounts need to be replaced. But being that it's 2017 I would say otherwise.
 Try a google search. You tube.
Thanks