Best auto repair in Gainsville.I had my spark plugs replaced.I had cal... read more Best auto repair in Gainsville.I had my spark plugs replaced.I had called the day before and was given an estimate. When I arrived the parts were there, the work was performed in the time period they had specified and the work was completed for less than their estimate.They were recommended to me by a man that has raced cars for over 40 years and they maintain his vehicles. I am completely satisfied and will use Ahrens Auto Service for all my automotive repairs.
If you want excellent service, fair prices, knowledgeable and trustwor... read more If you want excellent service, fair prices, knowledgeable and trustworthy mechanics, then take your business to Ahren's. I would consider myself a hobby mechanic. When I can't perform something due to the lack of tools required or know-how, then I review the local shops extensively before I consider taking it anywhere. My previous experiences with dealerships have been decent with workmanship, but cost is absurd for Infiniti/Nissan. As you can see, I found Ahren's and they didn't disappoint.My car was having an over-heating issue and I couldn't find the problem after replacing everything I could think of and bleeding the air out of my cooling lines (that took two days alone). The two gentlemen that assisted me were David and Mike. They instantly found my fan clutch was faulty and then found the replacement motor I replaced for my other cooling fan had reversed polarity which didn't help my over-heating problem either. They fixed my fan clutch and I had them replace my belts while they were in the same place. They performed this in a timely manner to my surprise because they had plenty of other vehicles they were fixing. After driving my car for about an half hour, it started over-heating again! David told me to bring it in first thing in the morning because they had just closed shop. David and Mike spent three hours re-verifying the coolant system results from before and everything was testing normal except for driving it after 20 minutes. It turns out the thermostat I purchased from a local car parts store was a cheap replacement. Other Infiniti owners beware! Only purchase thermostats from Infiniti and save yourself the hassle (It's worth the $10 extra). My G35 is now running like she was new!They are a great team over there helping one another fix an issue while assisting other customers simultaneously. These guys have pride in their workmanship and that is worth every penny of the more than fair price. Thank you, David and Mike! You have a new customer that will spread the good word.
I drove 9 hours to buy a tdi vw from smitty. He swore that there were... read more I drove 9 hours to buy a tdi vw from smitty. He swore that there were no mechanical issues with the car. Soon after getting the car home I heard a loud whirring noise when going out on the highway. After looking into the problem I figured out smitty installed a cheaper incorrect transmission. You can't put a gas transmission into a diesel car. It's going to cost me 1400 to fix this massive issue.