Herndon, VA 20170 (5207)
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1 Review for Autoscandia
Repair/Service: thermostat replacement
Hourly Rate: $92.50
Total Cost: $164.00
I generally do small DIY repairs to my car when possible. On Sunday, I fixed a cracked power steering return hose and was going to replace the thermostat myself.
However, after fixing the hose, the lack of a garage, high winds and sub-freezing weather made me decide to let a shop do it instead because I didn't want to spend another hour and change out in that kind of weather, so I picked AutoScandia and dropped my car off Sunday night.
I found their work to be both technically proficient and honest.
Technically proficient because there are a few other issues I know are going on with my car that I haven't fixed yet. However, I didn't tell them those issues when I asked them to replace the thermostat.
When I received my car back, they correctly recommended fixing all the outstanding issues my car had and even identified one that I hadn't noticed yet (no low speed on cooling fan).
I thought this showed good attention to detail, and good mechanic work.
Secondly, they only identified the problems that I knew already existed with the car and did not recommend things that my car didn't need like some less reputable shops might do.
I thought this spoke well of their honesty.
All in all, they've won a new customer here. Staff is polite, knowledgeable, and friendly and work is skilled and honest.
by Dynamo on December 9, 2010