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Midtown Auto Service & Repair Testimonials

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I was amazed this auto repair shop was located between the heart of downton / medical center. I moved into the neighborhood and his shop was one of the closest shop near my house so I decided to visit him. His shop was very clean compared to other shops I visited in the past. The shop was very well equipped so I had confidence to leave my car there to be repaired on. To my surprise, he was very pleasing to work with and got my car out quickly.
- benjwright
I have a old car I should probably get rid of but its runs so good I keep it. I had a problem the other day, the car didn't start. Normally I fix my own cars but this time I had to bring it to a shop. I was referred by my friend so I took it there. He did a diagnostic on it and told me the problem and had it fixed that same day. I don't normally like mechanics but this guy there was pretty cool. He knew his stuff well you could tell.
- alopezgonz
I broke down on the freeway and a tow truck driver recommended this shop. He fixed my car that same day and recommended other repairs that I knew I needed anyways. Also, I knew I was at the right place because the owner or manager knew all these customers in the waiting area by name and they all said good things about him. What a lifesaver.
- Charles McDonald
I came in there worried about me fixing my car and thinking I was going to spend alot of money. On the contrary, I saved alot and got my car fixed right. Thank you Citysearch for the recommendation.
- cherryfrost
I found this place via citysearch and through AAA. They offer friendly and proffesional service. They quickly located the problem and fixed my car within a day. If you are looking for a place to fix your car, this place is your one stop for everything, he is fully certified for automotive repair. :) Stop looking around!
- chisongtsai
I had gone to the dealer because my 2001 toyota camry had alignment problems and the dealer said that there was frame damage and the car was not adjustable. I found this shop through AAA and also through citysearch. They fixed it right and now it doesn't eat up my tires anymore. I now have a new mechanic that I can depend on. I highly recommend them.
- mdwilliams
I found this shop on citysearch. I'm always leary of auto repair's but he is now the only place I'll take my car. They were very pleasant, explained everything and didn't do anything I didn't ask for. I will refer him to all my friends and family and even put a link to this site on my webpage.
- jeffcterreo
My dealership said that I needed a complete tune up but the cost of it was a rip off. Instead, of repairing at the dealership, I found this shop in the midtown area near the medical center near where I work. The manager there was very friendly, and gave me a very reasonable price. He even put in my information so that the next time I came in, he would know when I last had my tuneup down. I feel confident that there is one mechanic that I can trust now.
- etan1
My car was towed in by AAA for a breakdown on the freeway. The tow truck driver took my car to the nearest AAA aproved auto repair facility which was located in downtown. This place fixed my car fast and was quite courteous.
- james4321
I failed my state inspection at a sticker stop and needed to find out what to do. I surfed the states web site to find a state emmission certified locaton. To my surprise, there wasn't but a handful of them. This shop was listed as a certified location by the state and AAA approved auto repair facility. He fixed the problem, in one day re-inspected my car at his location.
- terry8899
I had a brake job done on my car and the manager even offered to give me a ride to work. The job was finished by noon and they called me and they picked me up at work. The bill was very reasonable compared to other places I was quoted. This location was very convenient for me since I work in the downtown area. I will definitely use this mechanic shop for all my future auto repair needs.
- riverstone
cool website
- Paul Wright
Excellent service...Thank you guys.
- Tim Masters
This is the place to go they can fix and diagnose anything. My husband and my kids all go there cause he fair and upfront.
- Tonya Washington
I was really impressed. Dealer quality work w/o the cost. Good place to go to get your car repaired.
- AMANDA H.
MY RIDE IS PIMPED OUT. HAD A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND NOW ITS GONE. GOT MY RIDE DONE THAT DAY. PEACE OUT. OH> ALSO, HIS SHOP DOES CONVERSION JOBS ON SUV AND POCKETROCKETS.
- PIMPED MY RIDE
I just moved to Houston and noticed my car was making a noise. I saw the great reviews on City Search and decided that was where I would go to get the repair. I wasn't disappointed! It turned out the noise was a minor fix and they didn't try to con me into unnecessary repairs. Oh! And, they even gave me a ride home so I didn't have to wait at the shop. I really appreciated the honesty and I will definitely be a repeat customer. I never knew him before today, but I truly had a good experience.
- Great Experience!
DID YOU KNOW IN HOUSTON ALONE THERE OVER 1500 MECHANIC SHOPS IN HOUSTON. OUT OF THOSE MECHANIC SHOPS, THERE ONLY ABOUT 110 THAT ARE RECOGNIZED EMMISSION REPAIR FACILITY. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME
- texas ( By YAHOO! Reviewer )
Although I was cringing when Mikey explained my oil leak was a little worse than I thought, he explained everything that needed to be done in great details. He also explained items I could do, but weren't immediately necessary. The work was well done and on time. After the repair I drove to Florida - twice in 2 weeks. A great job!

- There is no better & fairer in Houston.
Mikey, is the most experienced ASE tech out there. My 2000 Sebring was running like junk. I was told by other shops that I would need an engine overhaul. Took my car to Midtown and turned out that it just needed a major tune up instead. It's been 1 yr. since the repair, and my car still runs great and the check engine light is gone,gone,gone. Mikey is my new Technician- not a mechanic (he is beyond that). I also send my friends to him too!!!
- Calandra
My family and I have visited Mikey's shop since 1994. I personally have seen the blessings Mikey's shop has under gone. When I first start coming to his shop, he only had 3 bays and it was quite old looking.. Now, he has built it up to a 7 bay up-to-date shop with all the newest and greatest equipments. He has always been truthful and upcoming to my family and I. Which, I found that honarable in a business man. I mention these things because soon I'll be leaving out of state for work. Though, I can find another mechanic shop in the state I'm going to, but believe me, probably not the same service I received with Mikey. I give Mikey an "A" for effort and satisfaction of work.

- McDonmeister
I had some work done on my car and spent about $300 plus dollars at Domestic Auto Experts. It acted up 48 hrs after the repairs were done for the exact same problems. I had it towed in and they said, " it's going to cost another $300 plus dollars to fix." I was so pissed, I had it towed away from there. I drive by Midtown Auto Service everyday on the way to work and never paid them a visit. Since, I was at work he was the closest so I took it there. This guy fixed most of the problem it was doing but then I took it back again then it was perfect. Pretty good damm repair shop. I feel little guilty I was on tough on him. By the way, I got most of my money back from the other guys after I rasied a rucus.
- Kenneth R. Banks
Dude! he's a cool cat. Waited a long time but it was worth the wait. My car is puuurring again.
- Cat
Midtown Auto Service fixed my check engine light on and passed my state inspection test. I'm writing this review after 6 months and the check engine light is still off and the car is still running well.
- Jeff Towsland
The owner, Mikey is pleasent to deal with. He's been fixing my mom and dad cars for years and now my own. He's is fair and honest:; which I don't see in very many auto mechanic shops. I was in Austin for 4 years, and yes I had some situations that I needed a mechanic shop. Now that I have a family of my own I will only trust my car to Mikey. He won Best Auto Repair shop 2006 in the Houston Chronicle.
- Houstonian
I bought a used car almost a year ago and to my surprise when I went to get a state inspection sticker I failed. I failed because the person who I bought my car from broke my speedometer cluster so my engine light wouldn't show. I took my car to at least four other shops to try to repair my speedometer gauge cluster and no one wanted the job. My friend at church suggested Mikey at Midtown Auto Service. He fixed the engine light on the speedometer cluster light and fixed some sensors that caused the engine light to come on in the first place.
- Chuck Lowe
This is a clean shop to visit and they do excellant work. I drive a 2001 Toyota Camry and was needing a 120,000 maint. They explained to me what I was going to get and was very patient with me. Mikey was pleasant to work with.
- Julie Chen
The owner, Mikey is pleasent to deal with. He's been fixing my mom and dad cars for years and now my own. He's is fair and honest:; which I don't see in very many auto mechanic shops. I was in Austin for 4 years, and yes I had some situations that I needed a mechanic shop. Now that I have a family of my own I will only trust my car to Mikey. He won Best Auto Repair shop 2006 in the Houston Chronicle.
- jana_rdgrs
I moved to Houston not to long ago, and I needed some service on my car. I didn't know where to go so I went on-line and I found Judy's Book here. I read an article that Alice wrote and she praised this shop, so I decided to go there. It was like being at my old mechanic shop back where I'm from. I loved it. The owner was nice and polite. I really believe he gave me an honest price and treated me fairly. I think Midtown Auto Service is the new name of the shop, but Mikey is still the owner. Because that's the person who I dealt with.
- Karla S.
I definetly found an honest, concerned, and knowlegable mechanic to work on my 06 VW Passat.
- Jeff Majeski
"Best car repair shop. Mr. Mike was very straight forward with repair problems and pricing. My AC went out on my vehicle and it is running like brand new. Quality, great customer service. Mr. Mike also suggested future repairs for my vehicle along with an estimate. Hats off to Midtown Auto! I would recommend Midtown to anyone with auto problems.

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- ayoung
They did my oil change on my Toyota Avalon and my state inspection sticker in a timely manner. Was easy to find right here in the downtown - medical center area.
- Julliete

Car Care Tip of the day

How can I tell if my automotive / car catalytic converter is working properly? Houston,Tx

The catalytic converter is our main line of defense against air pollution, so its important to make sure it is functioning efficiently and passing exhaust without creating undue restrictions that might reduce performance, fuel economy or emissions. Thats one of the reasons for periodic vehicle emissions testing. If the converter isnt working, you wont pass the test. If the your converter is plugged, it will create a restriction in your exhaust system. The buildup of backpressure will cause a drastic drop in engine performance and fuel economy, and may even cause the engine to stall after it starts if the blockage is severe. The easiest test for converter plugging is done with a vacuum gauge. Connect the gauge to a source of intake vacuum on the intake manifold, carburetor or throttle body. Note the reading at idle, then raise and hold engine speed at 2,500. The needle will drop when you first open the throttle, but should then rise and stabilize. If the vacuum reading starts to drop, pressure may be backing up in the exhaust system. You can also try to measure backpressure directly. If your engine has air injection, disconnect the check valve from the distribution manifold, and connect a low pressure gauge. Or, remove the oxygen sensor and take your reading at its hole in the manifold or headpipe. Refer to the backpressure specs for the application. Generally speaking, more than 1.25 psi of backpressure at idle, or more than 3 psi at 2,000 rpm tells you theres an exhaust restriction. If there appears to be an exhaust restriction, disconnect the exhaust pipe just aft of the converter to relieve pressure and recheck the readings. CAUTION: The pipes will be hot so wait awhile for things to cool down. If vacuum goes up and/or backpressure drops, the problem isnt not a plugged converter but a plugged muffler or collapsed pipe. If theres little or no change in readings, the converter is plugged. Just because a converter is passing gas doesnt mean it is okay. If the catalyst inside is contaminated or worn out, high carbon monoxide (CO) and/or hydrocarbon (HC) readings will be present in the exhaust. If you have access to a high temperature digital pyrometer (or an oven thermometer will do), check the converters temperature fore and aft. A good converter will usually run 100 degrees F hotter at its outlet than its inlet. Little or no temperature change would indicate low efficiency, or a problem with the converters air supply. Converters need supplemental oxygen in the exhaust to reburn pollutants, so if the air injection system or aspirator valve isnt doing its job the converter cant do its job either. Check the air injection pump, belt and check valve. If you suspect that the check valve is allowing exhaust to flow backwards, remove it and blow through both ends. It should let air pass in one direction, but not in the other. Examine the air injection manifold, too, because it tends to rust out and leak air. Check the diverter valve to make sure it is working correctly, too. It should be routing air to the converter when the engine is at normal temperature. On engines with aspirator valves instead of air pumps, you should hear and/or feel the fluttering of the internal flapper as the engine is idling. Causes Of Converter Failures Fouling, clogging, melt-down and breakage of the ceramic substrate inside a converter are common conditions that can cause problems. Plugging is usually the end result of a melt-down, which occurs because the converter gets too hot. This happens because the engine is dumping unburned fuel into the exhaust. The excess fuel lights off inside the converter and sends temperatures soaring. If it gets hot enough, the ceramic substrate that carries the catalyst melts. The unburned fuel may be getting into the exhaust because of a bad spark plug or valve, but an overly rich air/fuel mixture is another possibility. In older carbureted engines, a heavy or misadjusted carburetor float may be the underlying cause. But on newer engines with "feedback" carburetion or electronic fuel injection, the engine may not be going into "closed loop" (the normal mode where the computer regulates the air/fuel mixture to minimize emissions). A bad oxygen sensor or coolant sensor may be giving the computer bogus information. A sluggish or dead O2 sensor will make the computer think the exhaust is running lean, so the computer will try to compensate by making the fuel mixture rich. A coolant sensor that always indicates a cold engine will also keep the system in open loop, which means a steady diet of excess fuel. But it might not be the sensors fault. A thermostat thats stuck open or is too cold for the application can prevent the engine from reaching its normal operating temperature. So if your converter has failed and needs to be replaced, the engine should be diagnosed for any underlying problems before the new converter is installed. Another cause of converter clogging and contamination is excessive oil consumption. Worn valve guides or seals can allow oil to be sucked into the engines combustion chambers. The same goes for worn or damaged rings or cylinders. Oil can form a great deal of carbon, and metals present in the oil can contaminate the catalyst. A compression check or leak-down test will tell you if the rings are leaking, while a fluttering vacuum gauge needle will help you identify worn valve guides.
Featured Testimonial

I bought a used car almost a year ago and to my surprise when I went to get a state inspection sticker I failed. I failed because the person who I bought my car from broke my speedometer cluster so my engine light wouldn't show. I took my car to at least four other shops to try to repair my speedometer gauge cluster and no one wanted the job. My friend at church suggested Mikey at Midtown Auto Service. He fixed the engine light on the speedometer cluster light and fixed some sensors that caused the engine light to come on in the first place.

-Chuck Lowe
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