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  • 5 Pat's Garage

    How do I love Pat's Garage? Let me count the ways:1. When I brought in my old car to have the rusted-out muffler replaced, they told me I needed to take the car off the road, because the frame itself was rusted through (thanks, East Coast road salt) and no longer safe to drive. Wish my previous mechanic had mentioned that two months earlier before I DROVE FROM BOSTON TO SAN FRANCISCO in a car that was no longer safe to drive. 2. When I was shopping for a replacement and was seriously considering one used car in particular, they ran a Carfax report on it, found out the car was salvaged, and then popped it up on the lift and showed me that the entire underside was mostly Bondo. Saved me from a very big mistake, they did.3. They have never overcharged me, oversold me, or underestimated me. Augie always explains exactly what needs to be done, the most affordable way to do it, and what I can get away with putting off for another year -- and he doesn't condescend to me just because I'm a girl.4. The new location is a short walk from Just For You Cafe, which means you can drop your car off for minor maintenance, go get a delicious breakfast, and then stroll back just in time to pick up your keys and drive home.ETA:I don't drive much, so I sold my car on 5/24 and joined Zipcar. But my last act as a customer was to call the garage and have Pat talk to the guy who bought my car and answer any questions he had. If I buy another car, it'll be a Honda, and I'll be taking it to Pat's Garage.

  • 5 Pat's Garage

    I'm totally amazed by the fact that Pat's offers a free car-care class for women. I showed up for the 3-hour session one gray morning after hearing about it being voted "Best Mechanic" in the Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay 2006 poll. Over the spread of hummus and fruit and crackers and juice, I overheard Pat telling another participant (who appeared to be a regular customer) that he'd skipped his yoga class that morning to do the workshop. The other mechanics strolled in and, in a very laid-back, approachable, informative way, took our small group of women around the innards and underbelly of a car to show us everything from how an engine works to where exactly to pour in more windshield-wiper fluid. Some useful practice on changing a tire and explanations of what all those crazy dashboard lights mean, too--like, if "!" pops up, that doesn't necessarily mean your car's about to die on you pronto, at midnight, in the middle of some deserted street as old newspapers blow by or something. Could very well just be that your gas cap's loose, but if the light's still on even after you've tightened it, the car's computer has to cycle through a couple times to register that the thing's been tightened and, in the meantime, the "!" will stay on, freaking you out. Anyway, interesting info, and handouts galore to take home, plus a tire-pressure gauge and a logo t-shirt (though I'm not sure they do that every time).Pat, Liz, Augie, and John were all down-to-earth and I have to give 'em props for taking the time to offer a class like this. I hope they build it into a series and can eventually offer more in-depth workshops, even if it's at a charge.

  • 5 Pat's Garage

    Gotta Honda, Subaru or hybrid? Bring it to Pat's. Experts in keeping your car running smoothly and they will not recommend unnecessary repairs (they even can recommend what repairs you can put off to help with your budget). Although they are not always the cheapest, sometimes you have to pay a little extra for quality, and they will not install the wrong part. Which has happened to me at other places. Twice.

  • 4 Pat's Garage

    I really hate mechanics. As a natural procrastinator, I tend to let it get really bad before I deal with it. Owning a car for me is a recipe for disaster.Enter Pat's. I have a honda, and don't intend to buy a domestic car until they figure it out, which might be a while, if ever.Pat's has been taking care of my car and my wife's car for almost 9 years. They have always been honest with me, and they have provided great service without fail.I have on occasion had a conversation with someone at the garage that I didn't really enjoy, but in those cases, I believe that my best interests were being considered by Pat's. If you have a Honda, this is your place. The new office is kind of out in the middle of nowhere, but it is worth it.

  • 5 Pat's Garage

    Got Honda? In the unlikely event it breaks, this is THE place to take it. (Hondas never die. They just need to visit Pat's, once in a while.)

  • 5 Pat's Garage

    Yay for Pat's Garage! I love these guys, although I miss Tiffany...she definitely added a lovely, feminine personality to the testosterone soaked atmosphere. But they're still awesome. Fair prices, great service...that's all folks!

  • 5 Pat's Garage

    Pat's is a terrific place to get your Honda serviced. I recommend them to friends all the time. They always do fast, quality work for a fair price. Plus, they're just about the friendliest people around.

  • 5 Pat's Garage

    Honda and hybrid specialist. Found them through the mechanic recommendation database at cartalk.com seven years ago and been with them since; got my wife to switch to them about five years ago. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Their web site is patsgarage.com .

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