Capital Region Recommended Mechanics
This is a list of car mechanics recommended by commenters on AOA.
Albany Foreign Auto
120 Catherine St Albany, NY 12202
phone: (518) 426-0952
suggested by Dianne: "really good"
Albany Light Truck and Auto Repair
4 Anderson Dr Albany, NY 12205
phone: (518) 437-0304
suggested by JoJo: "I had been taking my car to a mechanic for 3 months because I was having daily "no starts". This mechanic kept trying different things and still couldn't figure it out. I took it to ALT and they were able to diagnose right away. I've been going ever since. Their labor rates are reasonable."
484 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206
phone: (518)689-3086 | website: http://www.myspace.com/autobahncentre
mechanic: Greg Clayton
suggested by Joe Esposito: "great to work with"
Baker's Auto Service
240 Rowland St Ballston Spa, NY 12020
phone: (518) 885-1955
suggested by Derek: "Explain everything and always get it right."
Bill's Auto Repair
183 Bradford St Albany, NY 12206
phone: (518) 465-6897
suggested by rachellah: "convenient, respectful with females, reasonable, honest, and quick."
Broadway Auto Clinic
3 Wolfert Ave Menands, NY 12204
phone: (518) 434-4077 | website: http://www.broadwayautoclinic.com/
suggested by Erik: "I've had great experiences with Broadway Auto."
Capitol Tech Auto
169 Jefferson St Albany, NY 12210
phone: (518) 432-7781
mechanic: Derek and Jean
suggested by JMc: "He's fair and honest. Friends and I have been going to him for years."
suggested by James at 42: "done same day service for major work at a fair price- got an AC compressor, catalytic converter, struts installed plus an oil change all in 1 day (scheduled in advance, though). I won't go anywhere else."
442 Madison Ave Albany, NY 12208
phone: (518) 434-6263
suggested by MattW: "fair and reliable"
Everett Auto Repair
36 Everett Rd Albany, NY 12205
phone: (518) 446-1936
suggested by Cute~Ella: "The man is wonderful... one of my guy friends swears by him"
Hackel's Foreign Car Services
1372 Central Ave Albany, NY 12205
phone: (518) 458-2897
(only do VW and Audi)
(only do VW and Audi)
suggested by Andy: "I've always had good luck"
910 New Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110
phone: (518) 785-5516
suggested by Kristi: "They were honest, fair and didn't even charge me when I had them look into something, but nothing was wrong. I know several others who go there as well, and have never heard a complaint."
suggested by Silvertongue: "they've always done right by me"
369 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110
phone: (518) 785-9888
suggested by Silvertoungue: "Excellent prices, everyone really seems to know what they're doing, not in the least bit rude or condescending even though I'm a woman who knows less than nothing about cars, and once, when my car door froze open and wouldn't shut, they fixed it for free."
Larry's Foreign Auto
30 Corning St Albany, NY 12205
phone: (518) 446-0646
suggested by Daniel B: "Steve and his crew were tenacious. They looked and looked. Ultimately, it came down to an electrical short. Fixing it was inexpensive. Finding it was a bit more, but I have a good feeling the team spent much more time on this than I was ultimately billed." (from Daniel's Yelp review)
suggested by daleyplanit: "They know their stuff, fair prices, honest service, good rep."
118 West St Albany, NY 12206
phone: (518) 463-1965
mechanic: Jerry Lawton
suggested by Patti: "Fair man, honest about the work, reasonable price."
1572 Columbia Tpke Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
phone: (518) 477-8406
suggested by Dianne: "if you have a Saab, especially on older model, Lorette's Autocare is excellent"
1019 Route 146 Clifton Park, NY 12065
phone: (518) 371-2397
suggested by Slacker: "good"
New Scotland Auto
1958 New Scotland Rd Slingerlands, NY 12159
phone: (518) 439-3146 | website: http://www.newscotlandauto.com/
mechanic: Joe Kaiser
suggested by Tom: "Joe Kaiser is a gentleman, skilled, honest, and reasonable."
183 Spring St Albany, NY 12203
phone: (518) 462-1251
suggested by Rina: "The owners are brothers, and really good about explaining why you need repairs and their prices are good."
Superior Body Works
1581 Foster Ave Schenectady, NY 12308
phone: (518) 377-3511
suggested by Roon: "I trust these guys and they always do good work for a reasonable price."
175 Speigletown Rd Troy, NY 12182
phone: (518) 237-4456
suggested by Kim: "they're awesome, they fix everything right the FIRST time, and they don't condescend at all. On the occasions it's been a quick fix w/minimal labor time (like just resetting something that looked worrisome,) they haven't charged me. They're not cheap when they *do* have something that needs fixing, but they don't gouge you on price either, and again, they do it *right* the first time."
suggested by komradebob: "Local folks, great service, honest, even to the point of turning me away with 'That's too big a job for us take it to the dealer'. Awesome."
40 Watervliet Ave Albany, NY 12206
phone: (518) 438-6775
suggested by rebecca: "Dan (Vince's son, now owner) is friendly, knowledgeable AND even if you are female, talks to you like you have a brain in your head. Won't do anything you don't need, will suggest things you do and will clarify if it's dire or not. True story: after my father (since everyone's dad knows more than any mechanic!) suggested I need new brakes I dropped my car off with Dan. He disassembled/inspected all components, then called and asked why I thought I needed new brakes as mine were fine. Oh, by the way, he never even charged me for the labor/time it took to check everything out AND didn't hold it against me that it was all on my dad's good intentioned but misguided suggestion! Dan rocks!"
suggested by Susan: "Danny always remembers me and my cars, and even though my husband and I are not mechanical, he never makes us feel dumb. His prices are way better than the dealers, and he was able to fix a ton of minor oil leaks on a 15-year-old car that other decent mechanics were never able to completely fix. He is also a nice guy, and doesn't intimidate you even when you KNOW you've treated your car poorly before bringing it in to him!"
368 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206
phone: (518) 463-4241
suggested by John: "I have recommended at least 20 people there and as far as I know nobody has looked anywhere else. Great service and the mechanics really take pride in what they do."