Customers reviews

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Very pleasant to deal with, and they're the most honest and dependable crew you could bring your car to. I'm grateful to have a mechanic I can trust with my car who won't try to up charge or add on extra work. Highly recommend!
Danny B.
Inglewood, CA
Only good things to say about Nick & Central Auto. Decent guy who seems to be good at what he does & will do what he can to keep down costs as long as it doesn't put anyone in danger. Straight-shooter. My new brake job makes me sing, "I'm in heaven".
Jackie N.
Hyde Park, MA
Nick and his crew are awesome! It's hard to find a guy that's honest and does quality work! He's the guy you want fixing your car!
Joe A.
Ashburnham, MA
We recently moved to Hyde Park and had to find a new mechanic for our 14-year-old car that runs very well. Nick has done several small to medium repairs for us and we've been really pleased. He is thoroughly honest and upfront.
M G.
Boston, MA
Central Automotive is THE PLACE for our car cares. We trust Nick and his crew with our cars, both mine and my parents'. We found Central Automotive based on its great reviews on Yelp, Google, and Intuit Local. It has been over 2 years since Nick worked on my parent's car for the first time. He took the time to test drive it with us, explained in details what exactly needed to be done, and offered us a great price for the work, which was done on the same day, and of high quality: what an unparalleled first-time experience! Since then, Nick has become our go-to mechanic; Central Automotive works on everything our cars need including oil changes. Nick is very upfront about what must be done and what can be put off. He is honest about pricing and open about ways we could save money, so much so that he would suggest you going to another shop if you believe it could get the same high quality work done at a lower price. My parents and I have had a number of works done at Central Automotive; Nick has always managed to offer us good prices for what we need. Nick's crew is efficient: take your car there in the morning, and you will have it back on the same day before the shop closes. We call Nick for advice whenever our cars act up. One time when my car broke down in CT, I checked with Nick on the repair plan and quote offered by a local CT shop; he patiently explained to me what should be done and verified that the price was fair. That's how much Nick cares about his customers. We are grateful to have Nick's Central Automotive as the one and only place for everything our cars need.
Wai C.
Hyde Park, MA
I went to this place based purely on previous Yelp reviews, and boy, I'm glad I did. Why? Well, first, the personal service is awesome! Nick was incredibly kind, efficient, and organized. He always called me back when he said he would, or he checked on or ordered parts when he said he would. He will get things done, but is also laidback, and didn't make me feel pressured. We had to order a special part, and it required him to do a considerable amount of work, and multiple orderings, and he did it! He was genuine, as welll - told me when I really needed to get an extra part and when I didn't. Second, the affordability is amazing. I had a part that needed to be replaced, and the Honda dealership quoted me at $400. Nick utilized an after-market parts place, and the whole process cost me $250. Third, they were just as fast as the dealership. Took it in the morning, and it was done by 5. Fourth, this place is conveniently located near a bus stop that runs right to Forest Hills. So, if you need to leave your car and travel, it's not a big deal. Easy! If I ever need car repair work, I'm going back, for sure.
Eva W.
Little Rock, AR
I received a diagnosis and an estimate from Toyota. I called Central Automotive to see if they could get the job done for me at a better price. The person I spoke with was very honest, and told me that due to the nature of my problem (computer), that I would not save any money with them, and since I had already spent money with Toyota to diagnose the problem, I would be better of sticking with the dealer. Wow!
Mary B.
Boston, MA
Nick and the whole crew are great. I have taken my cars here a few times now when the dealership has tried to rob us. Nick explains everything and charges a very fair price. I even had to drop the vehicle off before they opened without calling first and they solved the problem by the end of the day.
Anthony C.
Hyde Park, MA
Nick did a great job fixing our 2001 Toyota. Good job at a fair price! When we had a problem he analyzed it and fixed it quickly at no cost. Bottom line: competent, fair and trustworthy
Charlie S.
Boston, MA
Great service, price, professionalism, and honesty. I was initially quoted a price from another nearby business, for axel damage.. (I hit a pothole)... Nick fixed the whole thing by about half price.
Vin D.
Belmont, MA

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