Great service. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
I've had my car serviced at many different placesI have to write this review to tell anyone who needs their vehicle serviced that this place is unmatched in its customer service, pricing, quality of work, and time of service. I will never take my car anywhere else in Sioux Falls!
After many years of taking my vehicles to different shops and buddies to fix my issues I finally found my shop THE GARAGE!!! From the service adviser that got me scheduled in, who was extremely helpful and intuitive all the way to the mechanics in the back of the shop who by the way are the absolute best group of mechanics I have ever seen and delt with. After the few years I have been bringing my vehicles to THE GARAGE they know all my vehicles issues and non issues just like my Doctor knows my body!! Everytime I bring my vehicles in for an apartment they are always done at quick rate and ready to be picked up when they told me they would be done when I dropped them off, I have learned over the years the number one key is making an appointment. I am extremely happy with you guys and am so glad that you care about my car and my truck, and about my safety the way you do please keep up the EXCELLENT work and I hope you guys are around for many years to come as to I will no longer be bringing my vehicles to any other place but THE GARAGE I would highly recommend your services to anyone and everyone I come encounter with.. Thank you all at the GARAGE so much and I hope you guys have very happy holidays, and I hope 2016 brings you much prosperity.
They got my car in fast and had it fixed the same day. They do great work and are very honest.
They got me in right away to clean my battery, check it and replace it! Great people! super friendly! I will continue going there!- Thank you for everything The Garage!!
My ac died and they had the most competitive price. They worked with my schedule, got me in right away, and repaired my car quickly. Awesome shop and great service!
We have been customers of the Garage since it opened many years ago and have always received top notch service. They have treated us fairly and the work done on our cars have always been to our satisfaction. If you are looking for a place to have your car serviced I would highly recommend you bring it here.
I am writing this review as the result of several years of receiving what we consider "world class" service from Wade and the fine technicians at The Garage. As a person who has owned cars for over 50 years and has used multiple service areas at both car dealerships and independent service providers, we have found the technical and customer service of The Garage second to none. And, the pricing of services is always fair and completely explained. Also, the one time we had an issue with the result of service (it was a defective part) we found Wade more than willing to listen...and, to make it right with us. He is extremely approachable...and, we trust him and the rest of the technicians.
Time and again the team at The Garage has been an incredible help to my wife and me. We have had just about everything imaginable fixed with our two clunkers and they are always great about explaining what's going on with our cars. They are friendly and do everything in their power to work with your schedule. I can't imagine going anywhere else!
For years, and through multiple vehicles, The Garage has been the only place in Sioux Falls that I trust for my routine (and not so routine) vehicle maintenance. Wade and the guys at the Garage are great. They have proven that honesty and integrity are a key component to their business. They want to earn your repeat business and they are very good at it. I recently had a large repair job done on an old 4Runner and Wade explained the different options that I had to fix to problem and provided quotes for every option. No one likes spending money fixing their vehicle, but you can trust the guys at The Garage to make the process as pain free as possible.
- According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
- The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
- Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
- Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
- Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
- A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
- Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
- Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
- Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
- Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
- Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
- Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
- Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
- Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
- Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
- Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
- Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
- Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
- Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
- Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.