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Can anyone recommend a good car mechanic? Hyundai Sonata - May 28, 2012, 08:58 PM

I am looking for a mechanic. Want to get some maintenance work done. Been getting a serpentine belt squeal at cold start. After car is running a good 5 min, squeal seizes. Car is also running a little rough which I believe is from the belt issue.

07 Sonata 68K on her. It not like she has any major problems but I am proactive. Rather fix before break.

Also its time for tranny flush.

So in total...
  1. Serpentine Belt install....I honestly think I could do it but hey. I know hot to get to the tensioner and so on.
  2. Tranny full flush
  3. Hoses, and etc checked and tuned up (replaced)
  4. Washer Fluid pump replacement....can do this on my own honestly but might as well get it all done at once.

I just need some legit people. My mechanic was down in Charlotte. Need someone/place that is not trying to "deal/steal"ership rape me.


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I am looking for a mechanic. Want to get some maintenance work done. Been getting a serpentine belt squeal at cold start. After car is running a good 5 min, squeal seizes. Car is also running a little rough which I believe is from the belt issue.

07 Sonata 68K on her. It not like she has any major problems but I am proactive. Rather fix before break.

Also its time for tranny flush.

So in total...

[*]Serpentine Belt install....I honestly think I could do it but hey. I know hot to get to the tensioner and so on.[*]Tranny full flush[*]Hoses, and etc checked and tuned up (replaced)[*]Washer Fluid pump replacement....can do this on my own honestly but might as well get it all done at once.


I just need some legit people. My mechanic was down in Charlotte. Need someone/place that is not trying to "deal/steal"ership rape me.
Belt dressing


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Belt dressing

Thought about that but I believe its now slipping a little bit. felt a little slippage when it went from 2 to 3. Automatic car...

rpm jumped just a smidget. This was after a 4hr drive back from NC.


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I've got a great guy but he's in Kensington, MD. If you want his info, I'll find it for you.


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Bill's Auto in Manassas Park has done me well before... has been a long time since I've been there though.
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Edwin Auto in sterling. I take all my autos to him.. very inexpensive labor.

Or my boy out in Ashburn who will do work on the side but in his shop..lol

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John is a member here and is the shop manager at Briar Oaks Exxon off of 50 in Chantilly. Right next to the fire dept. Just had my Pathfinder worked on by him and his guys. Great guys, quick work, warranty, and EXCELLENT follow up service to make things absolutely right. 703-385-1222. Tell him your from DCSportbikes.net and/or Travis told you to call.
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My dad has a shop in Herndon,

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2875-C Towerview Rd
Herndon, VA 20171
703-435-1375

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May 29, 2012, 12:59 PM

Thats an easy 2 hours total of work (or less) dont want to do it yourself?
Id do it but im all the way in catonsville...


check your belt to see if its dry rotting/cracked etc but if its the OG belt might as well change it out.


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John is a member here and is the shop manager at Briar Oaks Exxon off of 50 in Chantilly. Right next to the fire dept. Just had my Pathfinder worked on by him and his guys. Great guys, quick work, warranty, and EXCELLENT follow up service to make things absolutely right. 703-385-1222. Tell him your from DCSportbikes.net and/or Travis told you to call.
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John is a member here and is the shop manager at Briar Oaks Exxon off of 50 in Chantilly. Right next to the fire dept. Just had my Pathfinder worked on by him and his guys. Great guys, quick work, warranty, and EXCELLENT follow up service to make things absolutely right. 703-385-1222. Tell him your from DCSportbikes.net and/or Travis told you to call.
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John is a member here and is the shop manager at Briar Oaks Exxon off of 50 in Chantilly. Right next to the fire dept. Just had my Pathfinder worked on by him and his guys. Great guys, quick work, warranty, and EXCELLENT follow up service to make things absolutely right. 703-385-1222. Tell him your from DCSportbikes.net and/or Travis told you to call.
Yep. John has saved me tons of money over the course of two separate instances where I needed his help. The first was giving me a killer deal on tires for my Malibu, the other was a bad catalytic converter on my Equinox. Unknown to me, there's an 8 year 80k mile federally mandated warranty on those, and John told me about it, which made the repair free.


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May 29, 2012, 02:03 PM

hmmmm my coworker recommended Sudley Car Care center in Manasas. He has been going there since he was about 17...38 now and known by all the mechs. As well they have a great rating and reviews across the net. Will check them out and John. John sounds like my kind of guy also.


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Going to take it to John first. Just called him...looks like you are known Travis.. Think he can help me out. I just want good service without being extra raped. I know I can do a few of the things on my own. But wouldn't mind getting the car a good look over. Plus I have to get the tranny flushed.


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Yeah, John is good. He won't sell you stuff you don't need and actually saved me about $1,000 on cat work too. On top of that, he found a busted evap thing-a-ma-bob that was damaged in a wreck two years earlier. He took care of that at the same time AND got the other guy's insurance company to pony up for the repair free to me.
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Yeah, John is good. He won't sell you stuff you don't need and actually saved me about $1,000 on cat work too. On top of that, he found a busted evap thing-a-ma-bob that was damaged in a wreck two years earlier. He took care of that at the same time AND got the other guy's insurance company to pony up for the repair free to me.
Thats an Awesome Mechanic to go the extra mile to find shit like that out...alot of them dont realize doing small things like this (seeing as they will get paid regardless) build a good rep, and its just good business overall!


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