Shock Service in Charlotte, NC
When your automobile begins to bounce or shake, you may need to have a shock service completed by the professionals at Almar Auto. Our repair shop in Charlotte, NC, is conveniently located, so you won't have any trouble getting your vehicle to us. Our goal is to eliminate the uncomfortable driving that you may be experiencing. We'll clean and repair your shocks if necessary because our ultimate goal is to keep you safe while you're driving.
We'll talk about everything that we see during the inspection and give you an honest recommendation to improve your car or truck. We'll be conscious of your budget and give you a variety of payment options.
You can drive safer and more efficiently once our shock service is finished. Almar Auto has licensed and insured professionals working on your car, so call our team when you're in Charlotte or the nearby communities because we're here to help.
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Mike, Rusty and team always do an amazing job. They are always very transparent with any additional repairs that need to be done. I always receive a call if they encounter additional items needing repair unlike other mechanics I’ve been to. There’s also no pressure and there’s no trying to up sell you on services! Thanks as always for a great job
I was recommended to go to ALMAR when I finally just had it with NTB's poor service. NTB put on a new set of tires, which they could not seem to balance after three attempts and overlooked telling me I needed new rotors. Rusty and the guys helped me document and correct the issue which Helped my case for a small refund from NTB (for the labor I was charged). I'll be recommending and going to almar from now on
Very quick. Same day service.
Staff was so amazing and helpful fixed my car promptly and gave me a better deal than quoted. I definitely found my new auto repair shop!
Professional and pleasant experience even though they are all grumpy old men🤣
Rusty Berger And Mike did the work on my Toyota Camry le 2003 head gasket leak with coolant dripping from the engine. They did the repairs for about $2989 took around 12 days but they have done a very professional job. My car runs like new . Silent engine smooth running and yet has the power for a car having 138000 miles on it. I recommend this repair shop as they do a very honest professional job and guarantee the work done which even the Toyota dealer service centers don’t give. Over all great experience with race car builders. Thanks Rusty ,Mike on a job well done saved me from totaling my car.
In the past few years that I’ve been coming to ALMAR, Rusty and staff have always provided quality service. Although I don’t know much about cars, Rusty & his team explain everything I need to know. Will come back again.
I went looking for a mechanic for my 2000 VW New Beetle on the web and read about many shops in Charlotte. The one who caught my eye was the one who described themselves as “LGBTQ Friendly.” I was amazed and impressed that a shop would put that in their description. I had been quoted an enormous amount to fix my car so I went to Almar for an estimate. Rusty, the owner, was a very pleasant and honest gentleman. As were everyone I came in contact there. They fixed my car for a reasonable price and I have returned many times since. This is a kind and nonbiased shop and they are friendly to all who come through their doors. I’m really glad I was one of them!!
These guys are genuine and their service is great. Like a lot of people, I've been screwed by many auto shops and mechanics, but these guys seem to understand that the lifetime value of a customer is more important than making a quick buck.
Good service, they keep their word.
I took my Camry a couple of days ago and I am very happy they gave me a fair price for 4 tires and alignment!! I will tell my friends! Thanks guys!
Very nice people great service
As I mentioned to Rusty on the phone this morning, I am cheap. I hate paying $$$$ for things like car repairs. However, this week I brought my 2006 Toyota Highlander in for a pre-road trip check. Among the problems was a hum in the rear of the vehicle. I had to replace the wheel bearings. which wasn't cheap, but it was the best value for money. My car drives like a dream. I can honestly say that I'm grateful to have my car back in tip top shape.
I've lived in Charlotte for 5 years and I have come to Almar Auto every time I need anything done to my car. They are trustworthy and candid and will always give you good advice on what course of action to take. I really appreciate the work they do, Rusty, Mike, and everyone else who works there.
this place is the best .. Mike is a true pro with any kind of car .. the best part is you feel good about the work and the price .. been to alot of places and didnt feel good about the price or the work that was done ..
Almar has great service! My father and I both have Range Rovers, and any time we need work done we definitely take our babies to Almar! Great service on our vehicles and even better customer service! Thanks!
I have taken dozens of cars for years to Rusty and the guys. They always treat me well and I feel taken care of. Most of all, being that I am very car knowledgeable, they are honest .
My son recently moved to Charlotte and had driven my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee there from Omaha, Nebraska. My son called and said it was making a vibrating sound/noise, so I needed to find a reputable service shop to work on it. I searched the web for reputable shops in Charlotte and Almar Auto Repair came up. I had my son take it in to be evaluated and diagnosed. Mike told him what they found to be the problem and quoted him a price (of course my son didn’t have the money). So I contacted Mike and discussed the findings, and I believed they were probably correct in the diagnosis of it. I am not a certified mechanic, but I have done a lot of work on cars, and with YouTube you can also find lots of information, so I felt pretty good about their diagnosis. Remember, I am 17-18 hours away in Nebraska, so to feel like I could trust them to fix my Jeep, honestly and at a fair price, was extremely comforting and important. I talked with Mike on the phone, paid with a credit card over the phone, and had my son pick it up. It has been 3 weeks and the old Jeep is running great again, 160,000 plus miles on it. I would highly recommend Almar, even though I wasn’t at the shop, I feel like I know them personally, that’s how good they were! Thanks Mike and everyone that works at Almar!
We have been taking our cars to Almar Auto since we moved to the area last year. They are super friendly and always manage to fit us in. Great price, great repairs!
I have been going to the shop since 2016 when I lived near S blvd, and still go there for ALL my car needs even after moving away. I entrust them with the care for my car from the basic oil change, to brake pads/rotors and much more. They do an excellent job while saving you the most money. As a female, it is a constant struggle to find a great mechanic that has the best intent and is not just there to take your money. I am happy I was able to find this place early on. I have recommended it to my other friends as well. Overall, it is a small shop that does great work.
Almar auto has consistently maintained my vehicle at reasonable rates, with promptness and great customer service for over five years.
WOW!!!!!! They absolutely, don't make people, let alone mechanic shops like this anymore. Rusty and his team, are a rare find!!! I am a mother with two little twins that will be turning two soon. My husband works out of state, so it is imperative that I have a reliable and safe truck. I have a 2012 Chevy Traverse that has had an extremely elusive issue with the fuel system. While driving, my check engine light would begin flashing and smoke would come from the rear of the car. The car would stall and would not drive at all. I brought my truck to Rusty's shop a few months back and they read the code and fixed the reported issue. However, shortly afterwards my truck broke down on a Friday night, just after the shop closed! I was 20+ miles away from home with my little ones in my back seat. I called the shop, and Rusty answered even though it was closed. He had my truck towed to his shop at no charge to me. On Monday, I was told that I would need to purchase all new fuel injectors, which would have ran me over $1,000 . After I had already paid several hundred to fix what we thought the issue was. I was in a panic because, I needed transportation for myself and the babies but had already spent the money that I'd had to address the issue originally. I chose to get a rental car until I could figure out my next steps. I was absolutely floored when Rusty called me to say that after considering my situation, he would cover the full cost of fixing my car so that the issue that was causing my check engine light to flash and then immediately stall would be resolved. When I say, Rusty has lived up to his word!!! He has invested tons of time and money in parts and labor. AT ZERO COST TO ME!!! His wife was kind enough to take me to work, and is a very lovely woman. Given the fact that I have had to come back and forth to the shop because, the check engine light had popped back on (I did say the problem has been elusive). Rusty even paid for my second rental car!!! He personally drove my car home to make sure that the check engine light stayed off. The warmth and concern that they have shown to me, as a team, has been unparalleled. My coworkers have driven me back and forth to his shop as my car issue was being worked. They have heard me taking about how much of a blessing that Rusty and his team have been to me! I will tell EVERYONE that will listen, that if you value doing business with people that are genuinely, great people? Family oriented people, that do an honest days work? PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, don't take your business anywhere else. This is a family owned business, that stands by their WORD and their WORK! I thank GOD for Rusty and his team. GOD will bless them for what they have done for me!!!
Great experience. Rusty and team provide timely and professional service. Highly recommend.
Friendly, Professional Customer Service! Rusty and Mike let you know they appreciate the trust placed in them to fix what's wrong with your car. That's the best experience a customer can leave with!
Great experience. Fast service, good price
Honest, fast and efficient. We will be taking all of our cars here from now on!
This is my second time going to ALMAR and I'm never looking back. This is the place to go to in Charlotte to get ANYTHING on your vehicle fixed. The first time, I needed my shocks replaced and other places wanted to charge me over 2k and keep my car for a week.... Rusty fixed my car in a few hours and it only cost around 700. They also gave me some tips on how to better maintain my car and what might need to get done in the future + options. Today I dropped my car off because the heat wasn't working and Mike diagnosed and fixed my car in less than 3 hours and it was the cheapest price out of all the places I looked at as well. 11/10 recommend. Mike and Rusty are so nice, truly helpful and you can tell that they genuinely enjoy what they do and want to help you (not scam you). Don't bother with anywhere else, this is where it's at for reliable, affordable and quality car work!
I was not prepared for the level of customer service at Almar. From the comfortable, family-friendly waiting area to the repairs on our car, everything Almar does makes the customer a top priority. We were passing through Charlotte on a road trip when an emergency repair really threw us off track. The team at Almar made it a priority to get the parts we needed and get our car back on the road as quickly as possible. Even though we came in late in the day, the Almar team made it their highest priority to get the work done so we didn't have to find a hotel. They even invited our two dogs to come hang out in the back of the waiting area so we weren't standing outside in the cold for the few hours it took to get the repairs made. Wish there was an option to give a 10-star rating!
Excellent service at a reasonable price.
I travel in from out of town to Charlotte several days a week. I had a terrible noise coming from the rear end of my automobile as I pulled off the interstate. Called ALMAR frantically and they fit me in right away, determined that the problem was something that could be fixed simply (although it was also something that could have killed me driving at highway speeds) and didn't even charge me the labor!!! While I wouldn't expect THAT sweet a deal regularly I will concur with other reviewers that their prices are certain fair and I would trust them to charge me only for what I need. I've never had that kind of courtesy and care out of any other repair shop.
I drive a ’98 Lincoln Mark VIII and one of the headlights on it blew out. The car, albeit old and rather outdated, holds a special place in my heart as it was a hand-me-down from a family member who passed a few years ago. I called every Ford/Lincoln dealership within a 50 mile radius but no one would help me find a replacement light or other solution. I called Lincoln only to find out that the high density lights were no longer in production and likely unavailable – my only option would be hoping a junkyard had the car with a functioning headlight. I called obsolete parts manufacturers and (very unfriendly) vintage part dealers with no success. Finally, I called Mike at ALMAR and explained my situation. He offered to take a look at the car and see what they could do. Finally, someone who cared! Turns out, there are after-market lights that can be installed in my car so that not only will I have a working headlight, if the light ever goes out again, I’ll be able to replace it without searching half the country. The lights have been ordered and the team will install them when they come in. I cannot thank Mike and the team at ALMAR enough for helping find an affordable solution for my car. I’m looking forward to having the new lights installed and working with ALMAR for many years to come. I would highly recommend ALMAR to anyone needing work done on their car, especially if every other option has left you completely hopeless. The team is knowledgeable, informed, resourceful, fair and friendly. If only it was an option, I would give them 10 stars!
Mike and his team are outstanding! My Honda's AC compressor needed replacement and they got it done within a few hours of calling, for significantly less than it would normally cost for a Honda. Also, the new compressor included a two year warranty! Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and quick! Now my go-to repair shop when I'm in Charlotte! I highly recommend them!!! Thank you!!!
The first time I went to ALMAR Auto Repair it was after being quoted outrageous prices for a fairly simple headlight fix. Rusty spent the time to find the part as cheap as possible and said that they would be done by the end of the day. They were actually done by lunchtime AND managed to save me an additional $10 in the process. As a woman who knows basically nothing about cars it was nice to find a place where it did not feel that I was being left in the dark or taken advantage of. When I needed a new steering rack I didn't consider anywhere else. They worked with me on the cost and were able to finish the work in a few short hours. Rusty and Mike were very welcoming to me and even offered to turn on Netflix while I waited. I could not recommend this place enough to anyone looking for quality service from trustworthy people.
Stands behind work. Had some wear problems shortly after new brakes and Rusty stood behind work and replaced under warranty
Great work by great people! Honest, reliable and helpful. Ten stars out of five!
I generally do not trust of mechanics BUT these guys are great and honest people. I appreciate everything they have done for my family! Will not/would not take my car anywhere else!!!
Always great service and they are very honest!
2000 F-150 purring like a kitten. Truck was running rough, basically a farm truck the last few years. Son moving from North Carolina to Arizona, pulling a 6'x12' Uhaul trailer. He drove 34 hours straight thru arriving safe and sound and the Truck with 254k miles on it is still purring like a kitten. Thank you Mike and mechs and ALMAR auto y'all did a bang up job!
Great car care
Almar Auto fit me in the same day! Honest Mechanics. Mike is awesome!
Great shop!!! Rusty & his crew were so helpful! They explained EVERYTHING and took care of my car issues without gouging the prices. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely accommodating. Would recommend them for ANY car repair and/or problem!!!!!
Super nice people. Was just having trouble getting my license plate screws removed, called them up and they just had me stop by and cranked them off for me. Had never been there before, they didn't ask for any payment, just said "Have a nice day", but I will for sure be going back in the future.
Front driver side hub assembly broke on my f250 around 3:00pm had it towed to Almar jst before the closed. Truck was fixed and ready to go in less than 24 hours. Phone was answered immediately when I called. Price was given before Work was done. Price was the same upon completion. They even took a look at a few other little things and made some suggestions as far as other maintanence. Great experience all around.
I was told by Goodyear that I needed about $400 worth of work on my car so took it to Almar Auto for a second opinion. Turns out I didn’t need anything to be done at all! These guys also helped me figure out there was a Lysol can underneath my seat causing a mysterious clicking noise ;). Highly recommend and mechanics you can trust!
I've taken two vehicles to Almar and have been extremely happy with the service there both times. Most recently I took my jeep there with a complicated electrical issue. It had been damaged during a speaker installation but the folks who did the install couldn't figure out exactly what had happened or what was wrong. I had it towed to Almar where Rusty and his crew were able to diagnose and fix the problem. He updated me frequently regarding the status of the repair and he even communicated with the guys at the car audio shop and they ended up covering the repair. I won't take my vehicles anywhere else in Charlotte.
Quick service on point
I thank Almighty God for the service I'd received from ALMAR Auto Repair. Their customer service was great, their service was fast and convenient for me when my power steering went out on my 2012 Malibu. Now I'm riding with ease and I am safe. Thank you Rusty and your family for your service..
I’ve been going to ALMAR for around 10 years and I’ve never been disappointed. What I like best is their honesty and prices. I’ve gone to a dealer for warranty or recall work or gone to an oil change place that was closer to my office, and been told I needed to have X work done. I told them not to do it and then I took it to ALMAR for their input. Sometimes ALMAR has agreed with them, but there have been several occasions when ALMAR said there’s nothing wrong with my car.
When we first moved to Charlotte, I selected Almar Auto from my Google search based on their excellent reviews. I have not regretted anything and never looked back. Almar Auto and Rusty are dependable, honest, meticulous and prompt. They give timely updates on what's wrong with my cars and their pricing and their work is excellent. I would recommend Almar Auto anyone who wants to know a great Auto Repair Shop in Charlotte.
Rusty is always friendly, professional and honest. I have been coming here for over 12 years now.
Over the years I've always had a great experience with Almar. Honest service, quality work and fair pricing. First with Andy and now with Rusty. Rusty and the guys always goes above and beyond. I'm proud to consider Rusty a friend as well. Make sure to give some love to "Axle" the sweet shop doggie. 🐶
If all mechanic shops were like Almar Auto Repair, no would would ever have a negative word to utter about mechanics. I've had major repairs here and the prices are fair. I even heard that an engineer who knows everything about cars. He asked me, "where is this place?" If you get oil changes here, they'll look over your car to make sure there's nothing else going on. And it's not a story like "you need blinker fluid." Rusty is very kind and confident in what he and his team does everyday. So grateful for their patience and kindness during what can be a stressful time when something goes wrong with your car.
Great, friendly, informative, quality service! Went here because I'm new to area and read all of the great reviews. Met and exceeded my expectations. Tried another shop in the Charlotte area (good reviews but low amount) and they quoted me almost 2000.00! Andy was very helpful and Matt was extremely informative, turns out what the other shop suggested was not even the issue!! They charged a third of the price and didn't "find" all those other things, but did make recommendations for future repairs. Definitely recommend and I'm going back for future repairs. Thanks Almar Auto!
After 'shopping' around from continually being over priced on auto repairs I found Rusty and Almar Auto. They charged me a very, very fair price and even threw in some free work. Who does that?! The work was efficiently completed and done in a timely manner. I work for a company where I have access to over 7500 employees and guess what? They'll ALL know about Rusty and Almar Auto! Thank you Rusty!
By far one of the best experiences I’ve had dealing with repair shops. Rusty was super helpful and honest with me the entire time my vehicle was in the shop. Called me with updates regularly and asked my permission before moving forward with repairs. Problem has been fixed. Nothing but good words, very satisfied!
Rusty and his team are AWESOME!! Very honest, great work, and awesome pricing! Woodie’s Auto-Ballantyne was trying to charge me $1,047 for a fuel pump for my car. So I called around to compare pricing and I spoke to Kimberly at Almar. She was super friendly and took my info to have Rusty (owner) call me back. He called me back just 10 mins later and quoted $580 for the exact same service that Woodie’s was going to do for $1,047!! They are contracted with a towing company which was only $75 to get my car towed from Woodie’s. Which saved me another $25 instead of using my roadside!! I was VERY excited to have my car done in no time! I would recommend them to everyone!! And will definitely be going back for future work done on my car in the future!! My new go to for my car! 🤗
Rusty and his team are Great!! The entire experience was straight forward and fair. A honest auto repair shop is a rare and valuable commodity, and I do believe I have found a Gem!!
Integrity, transparency and great repair work- that's how I would describe my experience with Almar. Rusty (who is the owner) does the right thing even when no one is looking. Recently I brought in my car to have a steering issue evaluated (and ultimately fixed). Rusty's highly-experienced technicians uncovered the problem and then Rusty found out that there is a service bulletin for my car that the manufacturer will repair for free. Rusty even went so far as to call the manufacturer with my VIN# to confirm it was covered. That's integrity! Needless to say I trust Almar.
They are honest people and reasonable prices. Recommended!!!
I was traveling from North Dakota for a conference when I broke down. Trusting a mechanic in a town so far from home can be a scary thing. Not the case here! Rusty bent over backwards going WAY above and beyond to take care of me and my family and make sure I was back on the road before this weekend saving our family trip. VERY honest VERY professional VERY friendly. Rusty and crew are a true testament to their profession.
Excellent communication and they worked with my busy schedule. Definitely having all my vehicles serviced here.
Rusty and his crew are fantastic. I came in with a destroyed tire and rim, and not only did they get the job done as quickly as possible, they also fixed the bent rim in lieu of replacing it, which I was thankful for on such an old car. The price quoted was fair and reasonable, and it was what I paid after service was complete. Thanks guys- very well done!
Great service and work. Replaced my alternator while I waited to get me back on the road. Thanks!
Amazing service and fair prices. They gained a new customer!
Went in there for inspection everything was quick professional and they had the best customer service I've seen..
Popped in to get an SRS light diagnosed and repaired. Turned out to be a stored code. They cleared it for me in 10 minutes and didn't charge me a dime. Awesome shop. Highly recommended.
Excellent service for fair pricing.
I love this place. Affordable, honest and reliable auto repair. I would recommend Almar to any of my friends.
Such a great auto shop! Fast and friendly service & the prices are great! I don't feel like I am being taken advantage of. Highly recommend :)
Wonderful service! Was passing through Charlotte on vacation with my family and the SUV started making weird noises. I showed up at Almar at 4:30 on Friday. After Andy found out that we were in a bind and trying to get home, he went into action. He and his master mechanic quickly diagnosed a failing hub assembly, found one, and installed it. The pricing was fair and the quality of the work excellent. Highly recommend!
These are honest guys. I have a car that's over 200,000 miles and they usually let me know what repairs are worth doing and what's expected from a car with that many miles - meaning I should just live with it. They're friendly too which is a plus.
Very upfront and honest shop here. Mary was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. They saved me quite a bit of money based off of what other shops were offering around the area so I will definitely return if I encounter more problems.
Andy and his people tell me what I need to keep my old girl chugging, and for a fair price. They know the stage I'm at with the vehicle -- i.e. I'll pay what's necessary within reason, but time's coming when she'll need to put down, so I can trust them to say what's really necessary from a safety and mechanical standpoint. Have referred many to this place.
Excellent service, I had a power steering issue and it was fixed promptly. They were fair and told me exactly what the problem was, and avoided charging me more by telling me what needed to be done if the issue got worse. I highly recommend their services and will go back to them in the future.
Andy was awesome and informative about my car and knew his stuff. Ran out of battery on my phone. Took the time to get me a charger from the back to charge it. Pricing was fair and he let you know everything up front. Very friendly as well.
Big shout out to the crew at Almaden's they really took care of me ... Thanks Mary !!! I would recommend them to anyone
I went there for the first time this week, and the service was amazing. I'll definitely be back and will recommend friends and family!
Andy and Mary are the best. Never need to wonder about the quotes or service - only place I go with our vehicles.
Incredible service from start to finish. Was in a rush to find a tire and was worried because it's a difficult one to find. But Mary found one within 30 mins, had it arrive the next morning, installed right when I arrived and was out before an hour. Mary and everyone there was an absolute delight to deal with.
2008 GMC Acadia - the transmission went out at 80k miles. I took the car to Almar at the suggestion of our local shop. Almar is lucky to have Mary as she was friendly, efficient and beyond helpful. There was no sales job to have the transmission fixed when it was confirmed it would have to be completely replaced and she even offered suggestions on reliable makes and models when I told her we were going to replace the car instead of fixing it. It really was a pleasure dealing with Mary and Almar in general. If we didn't already have a local shop right down the street that we trusted, I would definitely make the drive into Charlotte to Almar for all my auto needs.
These folks fixed what another shop screwed up and the Lexus dealer couldn't repair and saved me a ton of money in the process. Another shop in the area damaged our AC system while installing a new alternator and then could not diagnose the problem. They sent us to the Lexus dealer who after $825 in diagnosis and "repairs" still did not fix the issue and told us we needed a whole new AC system (for an additional $2402) due to the damage caused by the other shop. After searching around, I found Almar and took my car to these guys and they figured it out and fixed the issue in the same day and no AC parts were even needed. They just fixed some broken wiring and I was good to go! Saved me thousands literally. They are super friendly, completely upfront and honest with you every step of the way and just a great customer service oriented shop all around. I was looking for a reputable shop with the knowledge and skills to get the job done right and believe me, I have found it! A+. Thanks Mary and team!
From the get-go, Almar Auto impressed me with their quick response to schedule me in for a service and also explain to me what work needed to be done. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. One of the reasons I came in was for my headlights - they were so fogged over it was difficult to drive at night. I asked them if I needed new headlights; they offered to instead buff out the headlights and were able to bring them back to like-new quality - which was much more affordable than buying brand new ones. I definitely trust these folks to work on my vehicle and recommend them to friends and family who are in need of a dependable auto shop they can trust.
What a great experience!!! I was dealing with my 2004 Pontiac Grand Am over heating and AAA Car Care could not figure it out. They were also going to charge me $1,200 in Labor just to figure out the problem. I did research and decided to have my car towed to Almar. They not only figured out my coolant was leaking and I need my heater core flushed, but they did it for an unbelieveable price. I am new to Charlotte and I'm so glad that I now have a reliable place to take my car. Thank you Mary and Matt!
You never quite know who to goto with auto work, and the dealers are much less trustworthy than a great local shop. After doing some research, I picked this group to have them diagnose a couple issues on my jeep. Walking in, it's nothing fancy, but they were friendly and were able to fit me in that day. Turns out my shocks and radiator were shot, and they not only diagnosed it, but had it fixed by 6pm that day. The only reason I didn't offer five stars was due to a misquote on a price, that I was informed of after I had already left. They made good on it, but it was still a bit more than quoted initially. The car has been great since. I will go back next time I need work done, without question.
I found EVERY social media network to post good reviews after my first Almar experience. Car repair is always tough but you can expect great communication honesty and fair pricing.
ALMAR is the place to go for car repair. The Customer Service Associate Mary is just awesome to work with! I have had my Mustang worked on a few times. I just had my 1984 Corvette worked on. The thing runs like champ. I highly recommend this place. The only place I take my cars.
Great mechanic shop, you will NOT be disappointed. The price is reasonable, the advice is honest, and you get personalized service from the owner. I would highly recommend his mechanic shop and it's the only place I will go to from now on.
I've been using Almar for years but recently had an interesting situation arise. My '06 Lincoln died on me as I pulled out of my driveway, recently having the battery replaced at the dealership I decided to have the car towed to Performance Lincoln / Ford on South Blvd where I purchased the battery, as it was still under warranty. They looked at the car for a day and although they couldn't pull any codes they indicated there was a service bulletin outlining that the car would need a new PCM and all new coils and plugs, grand total of $2500.. At this point I knew I needed someone I could trust to give me a second opinion, so I had the car towed again over to Almar, just up the road on South Blvd. Andy and his team looked at the car for several days, again getting no fault codes to come up. They then offered an outside-the-box idea, and asked if I would be ok with them shipping the PCM to a group in Massachusetts that tests vehicle computer systems. After the diagnosis I was surprised to learn that the PCM was fine, no issues. They shipped it back and the team at Almar started testing everything they could by hand. Long story short, all that needed replacing was the Crank Positioning Sensor - about $100. Don't get hosed by a dealership, we almost did, extremely happy I went with my gut and had the folks at Almar do the legwork to get the job done right. Had I replaced everything at Performance I still would've needed a CPS and been out even more hard-earned money.
I had a very good experience here . They were fast and friendly and a lot cheaper than I had been quoted elsewhere .
Almar is wonderful! My family has been going to Almar for years, and when I moved to Charlotte, I only take my car into Almar too. Mary, Andy and the staff are very, very friendly, knowledgeable and upfront with everything. They even worked me as a walk-in one day when my battery died. I called and Mary said to come by, and I was there for maybe 20 minutes. Almar really cares about their customers and do everything they can to help. I would definitely recommend Almar!
Saved me $300 that another mechanic quoted me. Honest and reliable and will stand behind their work.
Almar always has wonderful customer service and they are very honest and trustworthy. On at least one occasion I've taken a vehicle in because a service light was on, and when they found that I had accidentally pushed a button or the light just wasn't reset, I was out in 5 minutes free of charge. They work quickly, Mary always greets you with a smile and a kind word, and I've never had to wait more than three days to get an appointment. Would highly recommend!
We ALWAYS get great service at a fantastic price. Almar doesn't "sell" repair; They only perform work that's necessary. We've been with Andy and his team for 10+ years and more than 400,000 miles combined among three cars. Looking forward to 10 more years and another 400,000 miles:)
I have been going to Almar Auto for a few years now, and truly trust Andy and his gang with my car. As someone who acknowledges having less knowledge about cars than she should have, I admit to having to ask a number of questions that might seem trivial to others. They patiently answer anything I might have. Having "shopped around" to ensure that I am not being taken for granted, I have found Almar to provide me honest, reliable service at a decent price. If there is something that will need to be done in the future, but not immediately, Andy is up front. "Next time you come, we'll do this...right now, no need." That helps provide me the reassurance that he's not charging me unnecessarily. When people ask me for advice on a mechanic, I send them straight to Andy!
When I lived in Charlotte, I took my Nissan Altima to Andy for ~4 years. Great service and excellent work. I had many different repairs with my car over the years as I had 115,000 when I bought it and about 190,000 by the time I moved away from Charlotte. I never had to bring the car back to Andy more than once for the same repair . Most important, I appreciate the honest in all the repairs, never got pushed to do work when not needed or work that seemed unnecessary. The car is still running and hit 210,000 miles, no issues. Thanks for all the work!
Superb service and extremely friendly. I was in the Charlotte area on vacation with my wife and two small kids and on the day we were scheduled to leave, we had a mechanical problem with our van. I called Almar Auto Repair and they worked it into their schedule and got us back on the road that same afternoon. Mary, the front desk lady, was so friendly and the owner, Andy, treated me like a lifelong friend and customer. I highly recommend this establishment.
I have been taking my cars to Almar for years. They are extremely trustworthy and honest about repairs you do or do not need. They just saved me a ton of money on a used car. I challenge you to find a more honest mechanic than Andy!
Mary, who runs the front desk, is the kindest woman and really took care of me. I had a $450 job scheduled on my car, and because it "went easier than expected" they cut me a deal and it was only $250! I've never had service like this at a car shop, and I'll be coming back here for good.
honest and trustworthy
They always give excellent service and fair pricing. I have been taking my cars to them for years. Very trustworthy.
A warning light came on in my car when I was on my way to an appointment. I dropped into Almar and asked if they could check it out quickly. They did -- they found the tire pressure was low and filled all four tires. They didn't charge me anything, and they got me on my way quickly so I made my appointment.
Almar Auto Repair has saved me over $1000 in the last 4 months just by being honest. When other places told me that I need repairs I truly did not need, Almar Auto took the time to check over everything that they had said was wrong to let me know that there was nothing wrong at all! If more companies operated with the honesty and care that Almar Auto Repair does, the world (and people within) would be more trusting of each other and greed would never be an issue. Thank you to Andy for operating such a great company and ensuring great customer service to each and every customer. Andy, I wish I could give you more than 5 stars, but I WILL continue to have my oil changed, tires changed, repairs done, etc. at Almar Auto Repair.
They were perfect. Honest, did a good job on the repairs, and three weeks later (today) they just called me back to see if it was working alright. If every company based their customer service off of these guys, there would be world peace.
I have been going to Almar Auto for over 4 years now. It has been one of the best decisions I ever made. They are honest and have integrity - their prices are fair and reasonable and their work is excellent. I am a transplant from the North with very little family here. I feel like I am talking to my Dad or my uncles when Andy gives me advice. Recently I had 4 worn tires and with 2 nails in one of them. Andy recommended a few tire options, took time to explain the differences plus even gave me the name of a direct tire dealer where I could possibly save a few dollars. I opted to stick with family and my car is back to riding smooth!! Thanks guys!
My radiator cracked beyond repair while I was in town for military duty. The guys at Almar stayed late on Friday evening to troubleshoot the problem and order a part for me, and when the part came in Monday they had it fixed and tested by lunch time, getting my back on the road and on my way home. They price was great and they did good work. I highly recommend Almar for your repair needs.
Fast, fair, and honest. It's great to find an owner-operated shop that's focused on customer service.
Fixed it the first time right. Will Recommend
Long-time customer. Friendly atmosphere. Honest and dependable. We have four autos that are serviced by Almar. Would not think about frequenting another establishment for maintenance and repair work. Unlike the chains, Almar does not suggest repair(s) unless absolutely needed. Pricing is reasonable and there is no need for a second opinion. Work is done as stated and completed as agreed. I have referred numerous customers and all have expressed gratitude. Can't say enough about my experiences with Almar. The owner is active in the day-to-day management and activities of the business and is always available if needed. Try it!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help this past week. For anyone reading, I live out of state, had an issue with my 2001 Explorer with 109,000 miles. I leave the vehicle here in NC and fly in monthly. I had no idea who to call. I did a google search and read some of Almar's reviews and called. We arranged to have my car towed to Almar. Andy's communication was excellent, he evaluated the issue and also advised me of the condition of my front brakes, which I already knew. He never tried to sell me anything I didn't need to stay safe. There was no pressure and the work was excellent. And to top it off, this was ALL done by phone. They finished the car as promised, left it out front for me the night I flew in and I just took a cab over to pick it up. Long story short....too late...I would highly recommend Almar Auto for your repairs. Everyone I spoke with was friendly and they took great care of me.....and I'm picky. Thanks for doing it right the first time!
Four of my clients recommended Almar Auto Service, so I checked it out on the internet. Impressed with the reviews I made an appointment for my wife's car and mine. Both times they have been absolutely amazing. They think quickly on their feet, are accommodating and honest. I have never seen so many people walk into a car repair shop with a smile. I have to say my own personal experience was fantastic as well. They are reasonable in price and don't suggest unnecessary repairs. I definitely recommend them to friends and clients.
Did a great job fixing the brakes on my truck.
Almar was very helpful, friendly and HONEST. They were such a big help after I went to Firestone and tried to install a new battery into my car for $375 when nothing was wrong with my old one. Plus, Firestone charged me to "test my battery". I am definitely taking my car back to Almar from now on, love them!
These guys are awesome. They work quickly and efficiently and I've never had to bring back a car to redo work that they performed. Their prices are quite reasonable and their staff members are friendly. I couldn't ask for more than that.
While I was away on vacation my 2009 Nissan Cube was having trouble starting. I took it to a Nissan dealer and was told I needed a short block. Shock set in. I called Andy Weingarten at Almar Auto in Charlotte where I live and told him of the situation. He suggested I have the dealer change the oil and send me on my way. Once home I took the car to Almar. Andy personally test drove the car and found nothing to be wrong. It's this type of honest assessment you will receive when you go to Almar Auto on South Boulevard in Charlotte. It's the only place for auto repair you need.
I got my car services here. Costumer service is excellent but a little bit pricey.
Took my car in with a "shudder" that was difficult to describe and hard to reproduce. They correctly evaluated the problem and fixed it for a fair price. I highly recommend this shop.
Good and fast service. I brought my own fluid there and they charge a much lower price. Very nice guys.
I finally found a mechanic in charlotte I can recommend, they are fast, honest, and thorough. Ill never take my Jeep to another shop. Ive lived in charlotte for 25 years and this is the most happy I've been with a mechanic. I highly recommend this place. I would give them 6 stars if I could.
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