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Re: ABCNEWS “The Lookout” auto repair rip off in JC….
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I'd like to add my recommendation for Joe's Auto Electric. They seem to be honest there, and nice people to boot.

I found them here. It's a good site to find a mechanic, and Joe's gets 5 stars.

http://www.cartalk.com/mechanics-files

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a replay of the ripoff is on now Weds 10:20 pm ch 7

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Well, I posted a 1 star review on Abel's Yelp page and encourage others to do the same.

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Actually encouraging that some folks have had good experiences at some local reputable auto shops. Had a bad inspection experience at the place on Bay Street.

I've also had several good encounters with Joe's Auto Electric and would recommend them.

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Summit Auto - Rich, Steve and Thomas are the best auto mechanics in Jersey City. Over the years, they've taken care of my 96 4runner, 2000 528iS, 2004 Sienna and lately my 2012 Civic. Always excellent work, fair and honest. Just had an oil change and replace 2 belts on the Sienna, $147 total.

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I've had VERY negative experiences with them. Try to stay away at all costs...

Does anyone know of any trustworthy mechanics/auto body folks here in Jersey City? I've been looking for someone good since I've moved here.


I have been using East Coast Collision Inc. on Garfield, they have been there since 1960 and always packed with clientele.
They do amazing work and they will offer you a ride while they do the work. Family owned and very good customer service.

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I've had great experiences with Star auto repair at 1 West Side Ave. Joe and his staff have worked hard to find used parts and keep my costs down. Repairs often cost less than I would have expected, and I've never had to return due to a botched repair. They've even driven me home on occasion when repairs will take a while.

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I've had VERY negative experiences with them. Try to stay away at all costs...

Does anyone know of any trustworthy mechanics/auto body folks here in Jersey City? I've been looking for someone good since I've moved here.


I've always had great experiences with Joe's Auto Electric (they do most regular maintenance & repairs, not just electrical) on Maxwell (that little alley street parallel to Newark & Columbus (Coles is the cross st.). As a female - but a proactive one who asks questions - they have always treated me with respect and answer all my questions with detail. And they are great about looking out for repairs that can wait (and tell me about how long is safe to wait so I can budget/plan ahead) instead of trying to push me to do a bunch of stuff NOW!

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Their predecessor (A1 or something?) ripped us off for an o2 sensor on a Honda. $180+ spent and the CEL didn't go away. Never again...

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(looks like the JJ reads JCList )

Jersey City auto repair shop ripped off customer: ABC News report

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... an_women_abc_news.html#/0

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I've had VERY negative experiences with them. Try to stay away at all costs...

Does anyone know of any trustworthy mechanics/auto body folks here in Jersey City? I've been looking for someone good since I've moved here.

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They have a surprisingly high rating on yelp.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/able-autoworks-jersey-city

However, several are from people with no other reviews.

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I went there a few years ago for some auto body work. the quote they gave me was several HUNDRED more than anywhere else. No thanks.

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They screwed me too a few years ago. I lived down the street & could watch them working on my car too from my apt. They didn't know that & when they told me what I needed I knew they were lying so took my car somewhere else thank god.

Not surprised at all to see them on tv. Good job The Lookout.

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Is this the place?

http://goo.gl/maps/l9Sqz

They have a Groupon.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/able-autoworks

Good luck to the 5 people who bought it.

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Rosember wrote: It's Able AutoWorks on Bay Street. Total rip off, charged me for new parts, gave me refurbs, and denied it until I showed them the box in their dumpster. Then I went home, and my oil light went on, they drained the oil, never refilled it, never changed filter, but charged me for it, and insisted they did all the work even though the oil was pitch black, and the car was driven 2 blocks. Completely dishonest.



Yes it is Able on Bay St. not Avel . After looking at the video again in my below link and pulling Able up on Google it is the same place. Disgusting. Not only how they ripped off the women but how they charge $85 to change a freakin wiper fuse.


i thought it was the same company. how do i edit/delete my post?

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Rosember wrote: It's Able AutoWorks on Bay Street. Total rip off, charged me for new parts, gave me refurbs, and denied it until I showed them the box in their dumpster. Then I went home, and my oil light went on, they drained the oil, never refilled it, never changed filter, but charged me for it, and insisted they did all the work even though the oil was pitch black, and the car was driven 2 blocks. Completely dishonest.



Yes it is Able on Bay St. not Avel . After looking at the video again in my below link and pulling Able up on Google it is the same place. Disgusting. Not only how they ripped off the women but how they charge $85 to change a freakin wiper fuse.

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It's Able AutoWorks on Bay Street. Total rip off, charged me for new parts, gave me refurbs, and denied it until I showed them the box in their dumpster. Then I went home, and my oil light went on, they drained the oil, never refilled it, never changed filter, but charged me for it, and insisted they did all the work even though the oil was pitch black, and the car was driven 2 blocks. Completely dishonest.

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Avel Auto Works

http://avelautoworks.com/

they screwed me one time, so i'm not surprised

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Did anyone catch the episode of The Lookout?(6/19) It had a piece on how women get ripped off at auto repair shops.

This is the link to a video preview.

ABCNEWS video

I don’t want to give the name because I didn’t totally catch it. I am pretty sure it is DT. If someone caught the name post it as a warning.

Transcript for What You 'Auto' Know

Just about all of us have to take our car to a repair shop at some point. Tonight abc news goes undercover to see if women are treated the same as men. They end up buying things they don't need, paying more for what they get.

Reporter: This is an award winning mechanic with a shop in queens, new york. She thinks too often women don't get a fair shake at the shot. Abc news bought two similar cars and awe dra fixed them up so they were in good shape.

Then she blows a small $4 fuse that powers the windshield wipers. We sent two teams in for service, both asking for the wipers to be fixed and any other needed repairs to be brought to our attention. Each team, one of men and one of women visited several shops.

The results were mixed. At various shops both recommended work our experts say they didn't need. At this auto mechanic shop in jersey city, new jersey they correctly diagnosed the problem with the fuse for the car our male producer brings in.

They replace it and charge $85 for parts and labor. The mechanic also confirms his air filter is brand new. Then I go in with awe dra, here's what they tell us.

We have a wire from inside here, onto the dash board, behind the dash board. Reporter: The fee for awe dra and me, $170. He's not done.

Watch. Our hidden cameras actually catch them removing that pristine filter. Watch again.

Now listen to the manager selling us a new one. You want to get the proper ventilation. Reporter: Back in the car, i personally checked this air filter this morning.

There's the stuff in the air filter that was snow white this morning. So we went back for answers. You said we needed a new air filter but ours was brand new.

I checked it myself. May have dropped on the floor. Reporter: And gotten gravel inside?

The owner of the shop later told us he believes his shop treats men and women fairly and he's taking corrective action. Abc news, jersey city, new jersey. Check out tl report tonight.

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