Beware of what you ask for a Dayton Automotive!
I've taken both my Outback and Accord to this shop multiple times. Always great service. Fast, Friendly and Honest. Had a warranty issue a few weeks ago and replaced the axel in a few hours so i... could get to work. Everything I look for in a auto shop!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Posted on Citysearch on: 10/2/2011
Beware of what you ask for a Dayton Automotive!
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 8/28/2010
I've taken both my Outback and Accord to this shop multiple times. Always great service. Fast, Friendly and Honest. Had a warranty issue a few weeks ago and replaced the axel in a few hours so i could get to work. Everything I look for in a auto shop!
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 8/24/2010
John and team have worked on both of my aging Toyota vehicles and I can't say enough good things about them. First, they provide a complete breakdown of what needs to happen, by priority and price. They never do more than you ask and approve. Also, I have never felt more comfortable with an auto mechanic. I know when John tells me something needs to be done it really needs it. I also know that his price is very competitive and when you couple it with the level of service you receive....it's a great deal.
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 7/8/2010
Our family have several different types of cars. Dayton Automotive have worked on our Audi, Mercedes, 1976 Buick Regal, Saturn and Nissan. We've asked Dayton to fix a lot of things other than engine-related problems. Two examples; the Air conditioning on one of the cars and the mechanism to fold the convertible top of the Mercedes and many other things that needed fixing. It seems that these guys can fix just about anything on any type of car! We've been taking all of our cars there for many years and have never been disappointed with the super friendly Service, on-time finish and clear communication about costs. I would absolutely recommend Dayton Automotive with no hesitation.
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 7/4/2010
This place is fast, efficient, and affordable!!! I didn't even have to make an appointment. I came here one day for a full service job and they did it faster than the Toyota Dealership on Hillsdale! Within just a few hours and I even forgot to tell them to change my fog light, but they went ahead and did it as soon as I mentioned. Mike did a real excellent job on my car. The quoted repair prices are a bit high, but they said they would work with me on that and besides I bet the quality of repair matches the quantity of the price. The next day my starter wouldn't work and I called them and told them about it and they had John come out ASAP to fix the jam at no charge!!! Wow!!! NOW THAT'S SERVICE!!! I will always take my car here for now on!!!
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 6/11/2010
My Z28 had many issues; John & Mike worked on them efficiently and kept the cost very reasonable. My heater continually lacked the ability to heat the interior. John came up with a very creative solution which resulted in a very reasonable and efficient fix.Mike fixed my handbrake which was malfunctioning for over 2 years. The Dayton staff was very pleasant and provided free shuttle service for me. I'm very satisfied.
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 2/17/2010
Dayton Auto Care was very accommodating. They have a good process in place for making sure that they check out everything about your car. The mechanics are knowledgeable and they do good work. I have dealt with a lot of auto repair shops, and Dayton is better than most garages.
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 2/17/2010
John at Dayton Auto suggested that I do a powerflushing of my 1994 Toyota transmission and it breathed new life into my car. I'm thrilled to have such a simple, low cost solution for what could have been a very expensive problem.At Dayton they treat you like family!
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 2/13/2010
Dayton Auto Care is wonderful. They initially did a diagnostic test on my car and everything that they diagnosed was correct. When my car broke down, I had it towed to them and they were so courteous. They called me right away and gave me a ride to the airport to deal with my rental car. My car looks really good now, since they fixed it. It is amazing. I have not had any problems. They even did an oil change for me when they worked on the car. I have chosen to go back to Dayton Auto even though they are farther from where I live than some other shops. They are very decent people and they work with you. I have never used such an honest service.
Posted on Customer Lobby on: 2/12/2010
I have been going to Dayton for years with many different cars I owned. They always give me good service and explain all the repairs in detail. They did some extensive repairs on a BMW that I used to own, and did them well.
Posted on Citysearch on: 5/25/2009
\rI have been bringing my (3) cars here for the past 4 years and have always gotten great service. They are reasonable, do great work and, best of all, explain what they are doing. \r\rWhenever a friend tells me that they need expensive work done on their cars, I send them to John at Dayton. Everyone I have sent there has had their work done there and are glad they did.\r\rThe folks at Dayton are honest and friendly. They also are happy to shuttle you to and from the shop.
Posted on Citysearch on: 1/22/2009
Okay, so let's begin by saying I have two vehicles, a Land Rover Discovery and 745Li BMW, both of which have been brought to Dayton's for service. I'm not entirely sure why others would mention a lack of customer service or explanation, because in my experience I have gotten quite a thorough explanation and not at the speed of light. Also in terms that I can understand. I do agree, however, that there are some things they charge a little excessively for, only because I know I have taken it to one other place and they were able to provide certain services for substantially less. I think it's a comparison shop sort of thing. For the basics, they do a great job. Sometimes I think they push a little too much to have certain services done, but I think they have your best interest in mind, not as a money-making ploy, and I would like to think I'm not all that naive. I think that Jamie and Cherie are both quite friendly and Jamie, in particular, is quite knowledgeable. Only one complaint: I was told that they would advocate for us with the dealer, we never heard back. It was unusual, because we typically ALWAYS hear back. My intention here is to give you a balanced review of the shop, and I would definitely recommend it. No one place is ever going to be exactly perfect...to be human is to err, but as far as automotive shops go, this has to be one of the best. It's hard to find an honest shop, so this just might be the ticket.
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/28/2008
I have 2002 Range Rover! Before you grimace, understand I do a lot of business in Placerville, CA. Commuting from the Bay Area, throughout the year. So YES I actually need my SUPER utility vehicle. Anyways I had some serious overheating problems throughout the winter. Although it was throwing codes, the check engine light would go on and off, and there were no visible problems. I brought the vehicle to the dealer 7 times from November 2007-to March 2008. I spent almost $2500.00 at the dealer on diagnostics, and minor repairs. Never did they fix my overheating problems. Anyway I found Dayton Automotive online, the service was great, the technicians were knowledgeable and able to explain the situation to me. The performed the repairs, and I haven't overheated since. The expense was high, (not higher than the dealer I checked), but WORTH IT. 5 Stars all the way! Thanks guys!...and Ladies!
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/3/2008
I found this shop on accident. This shop has an eclectic vibe to it. An automotive shop with all these antiques, old coca cola knick-knacks, Disney collectibles, radio's and such. Very Odd. Strangely it is also very clean. Back to the important stuff....I brought my 2003 Chrysler Mini-van in for my 60k service. They also let me know about other issues going on with my car. Issues that were covered under warranty. Needless to say I brought my van to the dealer and they couldn't 'reduplicate' the problem, and it wasn't a problem that needed to be reduplicated. I called Cherie at Dayton Automotive, and she told me to bring the vehicle back to them and they would handle the whole problem, and they did. They took the vehicle to the dealer for me, had everything replaced, without a penny from me. I felt like I had stepped back into a time machine, great customer service, they served me a fresh cup of coffee, they cared, and to top it all off, a little man drove out of the back of the shop in a old jalopy of a vehicle, they experience brought me back to another era. 5 STARS!
Posted on Citysearch on: 2/15/2008
Services are great, technicians are experienced. They actually brought me out into the shop to show me the problems with my truck. Overall great experience.