When you say you have been around the block or two with mechanics, I could definitely relate. Having reliable transportation is always a concern in the back of my head. I know, I could ride a bicycle and save the world, but a Maserati sounds more like it.
Have you ever been ripped off by a mechanic? I know my son paid some “Moses” mechanic in Fairview to remove an engine and check it out to repair. Come to find out that the engine was never touched. What about my mom? She was having trouble with her Jeep and took it to a mechanic in Woodfin and he told he she needed an engine and he would do it for $3000. She got upset and drove over to the Exxon Station on Merrimon and her problem was diagnosed, solved and less than $200. It is still running strong today.
As far as I am concerned, I want a company backed by people I can trust. I have been going to 2 mechanics in the Asheville area and they have never let me down. Jimmy Sexton, owner of Jimmy’s Automotive has been in the community for 25 years and has kept a great quality shop all along. I have taken about 5 different types of vehicles there and was always given professional service, estimates and repair. Their customer base is huge and satisfied. I recommend Jimmy’s all the way!
The other Asheville mechanic that I use is Derek Hall of Asheville Diesel and Performance in Woodfin NC, a little north of Beaver Lake. They take care of my full monthly vehicle maintenance. Many of my good friends go here for all of their auto repair needs.
Then we have North Asheville Exxon which my mom loves unconditionally. and Allen’s BP which is her backup. Comment and tell us who you recommend or don’t, and why.