Here is what local users have to say about Areawide Automotive:
I would recommend them to any friend
They are friendly, honest, and fairly priced. I would recommend them to any friend.
By Bill F.,
Best Mechanic Around!
Best mechanic around! Dave always knows how to fix whatever problem is going on. You can really trust him as well. He never tries to sell you on other things and he's even gone out of his way to fix some stuff on our cars for no charge. He's a good guy.
By Anthony T.,
Honest service always. Never dissatisfied in the 8 years I've been coming to Areawide.
By William W.,
Excellent service. Quick. Knowledgeable. And overall the price is excellent and well worth the service. Thank you!!
By Jonathan A.,
Dave is as honest as they come.
I seriously cannot say enough good things about these people. Dave (the owner) is as honest as they come. He will tell you what is going on with your vehicle and recommend what should be done...but he also will tell you what needs to be fixed now, what can wait, and what is not worth fixing. I have a toddler and when we arrive (even on our very first visit) he immediately changes the waiting room TV channel to PBS cartoons. He even had crackers for her the last time we visited. As a parent, the way to my heart is through my kid so to pay attention to her before any business takes place is the cherry on top of some exceptional service. I've recommended these guys to everyone I know and not surprisingly, many of my friends already use Areawide.
By Leslie R.,
Auto maintenance and repairs are so much less stressful when you have an automotive professional that you can trust.
Dave at Areawide was recommended to me by my Mom. For quite a while she bragged about how honest he was, and I somewhat dismissed it as "Mom can be easily charmed". Mom was vindicated when my car wouldn't start one day and I decided to give Dave a shot. My car was towed to him and after having it for a day and not being able to recreate the failure in his shop, he informed me that my battery posts were corroded, so he cleaned them, but that was all he could find wrong. From that day on, I was hooked. Dave could have convinced me that the failure was a result of a very expensive part failing, but instead, I left his shop with a nominal charge and a car that hasn't failed again since. I've been back to Dave several times since then for routine maintenance items and will not take my cars anywhere else. Auto maintenance and repairs are so much less stressful when you have an automotive professional that you can trust.
By Ruby O.,
Very good service!
Very good service! Honest and fair are good words describe this business.
By Frank A.,
Overall, I could not be happier with his work.
I am writing this review from Los Angeles...I am in the process of purchasing a vintage classic Mercedes-Benz from a dealer in Chicago. I needed to do a Pre Purchase Inspection on the car and found Areawide online. As you can imagine I was nervous about finding someone to look at this car on my behalf and tell me what type of condition it was in. Finding a mechanic that is trustworthy and honest (and skilled enough to catch ALL of the flaws) seemed impossible but Dave is amazing---he's like a unicorn. The car was in great condition (lucky me), but Dave really looked at every tiny detail of the car (noting that there was a small ding on the rear bumper that I had not previously been aware of, and even going so far as to note that the gear shift was slightly loose). He took the time to write up a report and email it to me, called me to discuss what he found, sent me photos, and overall I could not be happier with his work. His price for the inspection was also incredibly reasonable ($45). If I lived in Chicago, Dave would be my go-to mechanic all-year-long...he's fantastic!
By Stephanie B.,
Dave went out of his way to get the vehicle to pass the emission test.
I have known Dave for about 7 years, I have not needed his services until recently. My daughters 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue with 115,000 miles would not pass the emissions test. I took it to Dave and stated that we did not want to put a lot of money into the vehicle. Dave went out of his way to get the vehicle to pass the emission test. Very reasonable price and very timely turn around time. Dave went out of his way to get this done and did not charge for all of his time involved with this complex repair. Thank you for your help and honesty.
By Randy G.,
Dave and his crew are the best!
Dave and his crew are the best! A friend at work recommended Areawide, now I'll never go anywhere else! Very fair and trustworthy! They do their best to get your repair done ASAP.
By Christine B.,