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Bernie's Automotive - 7 Reviews - 4420 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA - Auto Repair & Service Reviews - Phone (206) 381-3150

Bernie's Automotive

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4420 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
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(206) 381-3150
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I have had many older automobiles that have had odd problems that other places have not been able to fix. Bernie's is a godsend, pure and simple. They have mechanics that actua...

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DO NOT take your car here. These guys will rip you off while smiling at you. Yes, it is true that they are very nice to you, they take the time to explain everything they do, an...

Prices are out of Control 3/11/2011

DO NOT take your car here. These guys will rip you off while smiling at you. Yes, it is true that they are very nice to you, they take the time to explain everything they do, and they have a shuttle service that will take you wherever you need to go so long as you let them know ahead of time. However, their prices are completely out of control. I took my car in because my oil pressure light was low. After they diagnosed and fixed the problem, it turned out to be a cracked oil filter cap. Guess how much I was charged. $200!!!! That included the part, the labor, and an oil change. I was completely astounded. It was the single most unethical business transaction I have ever been involved in. If you choose to disregard this post and take your car to this place, I'm giving you a heads up to at least get a quote from them BEFORE you let them touch your car. And get a second opinion. I promise you won't regret it! more

These guys rock. 8/7/2008

I have had many older automobiles that have had odd problems that other places have not been able to fix. Bernie's is a godsend, pure and simple. They have mechanics that actually know what they are doing, not relying on generic troubleshooting manuals or computerized diagnostics. It's entirely possible that you'll find other mechanics elsewhere that will do standard work for less $$, but if you are looking for help with something unusual, or simply have an older car with lots of needs, try Bernie's! more

Dont' waste your time or money at Bernie's Automotive Repair in Ballard 10/13/2007

Before finding D&D on Judy's List for best brake repair, I took my Xterra to some other shops. One in Magnolia (Rick's) which told me the labor alone was going to be over $270, not including on the parts I needed which was a long list. The next was Affordable Tire & Brake on 15th Ave which was was worse. Not only did they add on extra fees b/c I have a 4 wheel drive, they tried to tell me I needed new shocks that I had "bottomed them out" and something absurd about gas leaking because of it? Then came the long list of parts.The total there was going to be close to $500. So, I have a $40 gift card to Bernie's Automotive in Ballard. So I thought I'd try them out. Not only did the guy want to charge me $40 to look at the brakes to tell me what I needed he told me without even looking at my brakes "we are much more expensive(then the $500), but you get..." What? How is that suppose to good service? He didn't even inspect the car and he is trying to overcharge me already? Big red flag to say the least so that was the end of that. Luckily, I went with my gut and found D&D Brake Repair and got great service and saved $200 dollars. I'll never take my car to Bernie's Automotive Repair again nor will I ever recommend them. more

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Happy 3/24/2007

I'd recommend this joint with the reservation of any mechanic. I was impressed that I was able to deal DIRECTLY with Bernie, the owner of the place. I like that - and I like the fact that he is honest about what's wrong with your car, but not at all pushy about writing more service. He'll tell you what needs to be done, and it's up to you whether or not you do it. Give 'em a shot! more

Bernies Automotive overcharged me 11/25/2006

I brought my car in with an electrical issue and and it cost me hundreds! I asked them how they were charging me (by the hour or by the flat-rate book) and they said "Oh, we charged you a "special contract rate"!!!!!! This was after changing parts twice. The car had the same problem again within days so I took it to another mechanic who found a loose cable. I will never take a car to this shop again. more

My Experience Was Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5/18/2006

Not only were they helpful, but they also provide shuttle service, to and from. When more work needed to be done they called with estimate before any other work was done, and there estimate was lower than quoted. I refer all who would enjoy old fashioned service. I rate this facility 4 plus stars! Thank You Bernies! more

Watch Out! 12/16/2005

Doesn't charge by the hour or out of the typical "flat rate" book. When I enquired how they had arrived at a $2400.00 price for a head gasket replacement on my american car they told be it was a "special contract rate". Great just for me? The dealer price was $600.00. I rate this shop 0 stars. more
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