I have been in the Asheville area for about 18 years now and have worked with a dozen or so mechanics in the area. Most recently a family member took their car out to a place run by “Moses” in Fairview NC to get an engine removed, checked and repaired. He told them that the engine was no good and charged about $600. So they sold the vehicle to a another mechanic and he called my family to tell them that the engine had never been removed or checked. On another occasion, a family member of mine took their Jeep to a mechanic in the Asheville area and he called back saying we needed a new engine for $3000. We took it for a second opinion and the engine was fine; it simply needed a tune-up etc which ending up costing a mere $170. It kind of reminded me of the big city mechanics that would take an alternator out, clean it up, spray it with chrome paint and charge the customer for “a new alternator” or nothing really. What a rip off! What is worse than a messed up vehicle? A bad mechanic to compliment it!
My prayers for a great mechanic were recently answered when I met Derek Hall of Asheville Diesel and Automotive in North Asheville. Every little detail about my vehicle is completely up to par and he is so transparent when it comes to issues, costs and potential problems. I like knowing the proper fix that is needed, and the cheap alternative if there is one lol. The work he does on my vehicle is guaranteed and it lasts. I love stopping by there before a road trip and having Derek do a quick inspection on my SUV to make sure it is safe and ready for the haul.
If you are looking for a mechanic in the Asheville area that you could entrust your vehicles life to; I suggest you check them out. You can also see videos of Asheville Diesel & Performance on YouTube.