1777 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA | Directions 2345636.721308 -76.018838
Ted did a spectacular job replacing a bad differential in my Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has a unique Dana 44 aluminum housing which doesn't repair to the normal specs of the millions of other Dana 44's out there, and houses a somewhat sophisticated hydraulic locking differential. The job was complicated by the fact that many(thousands) of miles had been put on the vehicle after the first sign of distress, and there was considerable damage to be identified and corrected.
Through a timely diagnosis and great communication, Ted was able to determine the exact bill of parts required, plus a good estimate on cost and completion time. He even worked some flexible hours on it once all the new parts required arrived to keep the out of service time to a minimum, even though the job had grown extensively upon disassembly. The set-up he performed on the 123,000 mile set of existing gears was flawless, and in fact could have replaced any photo in any text book on the subject written to date in my opinion. Part of this can be attributed to quality factory gears which started life in a premium state of set up and without heavy abuse, but the fact that he was able to accomplish this degree of excellence in a fraction of time compared to most I've seen speaks to his profound depth of experience, and his dedication to perfection.
This is a job I have performed myself on standard axles over the years, and probably could have worked my through this one as well, but I wanted it done by a professional because the unique design was completely unfamiliar to me, and I needed it done right in a timely manner as this is now my only vehicle. After consulting all of the folks in the business that I know and trust, including James at Spring Menders, the consensus was clear: Ted's Automotive. I'm glad I chose him to do this work, and it was the best money I've ever spent at a repair facility in Hampton roads hands-down. And speaking of money, it was a bargain. Because he knew just what to do, the hours were kept to a minimum, and he only charged a fair and honest price based on those hours, which turned out to be roughly half of the other estimate I had received, even though there was more work to be done which would have undoubtedly raised the others price even more.
Great job Ted! Thank you.
Ted is awesome! My daughter has a 2010 Ford Escape that just started acting up with a weird problem. Due to past great experiences with Ted, we called him for help. He hooked up the car to his diagnostic computer and pulled the codes, which helped narrow down the problem, but not exactly. He used in extensive experience as a master Ford mechanic, along with his access to Ford Technical Service Bulletins and contact with local Ford service departments, and quickly analyzed the problem. He got the part, fixed the car, and had my daughter back on the road -- from our first call to the car being fixed, just 2 days. He is just as good at fixed non-Ford cars and trucks. His prices are fair and he's as honest as the day is long! Strongly recommend Ted for any car issue.
AWESOME SERVICE - Would not trust anyone else with my Bronco. I have been bringing my 1974 Bronco to Ted for a couple of years, and am always impressed with the work he does. He goes out of his way to make sure things are done right. Ted has been a great resource to me as I restore my Bronco, and has provided a lot of great free advice in the process. Everything that Ted has done with the Bronco is still working perfectly, and as well as it did when it was new. If you want 4x4 and Bronco work done right by a real professional, go see Ted.
If my truck was going to break down I'm glad it happened near Ted's Automotive shop! I was just 20 minutes
from my vacation place when it happened! One of the locals tried to help but when he couldn't he walked over
to Ted's place and told him of my situation. Ted walked over and I explained my situation. We agreed on a plan and I left my truck with him. I was extremely apprehensive, but Ted's easy going demeanor won my trust. He kept me
informed and provided me options. When all was said and done, he provided me a print out of charges and it was
what we discussed and no surprises! Plus he gave me a discount from the customary charges!
Quality Work Done Right! – So glad that Ted is around! He does great work, and has been more than patient with all the quirky problems that my Bronco has thrown at me. Thanks to him I'm back on the road...and with a dependable transmission! And SILVBLT is right...he answers the phone whenever I've called, even when he was out of town wheeling.
And the dumb rating thing wouldn't let me click on the 5th star for some reason...otherwise the rating would have been 5 STAR!!
THE gear DR. is in!! – I have had my gears and lockers installed in my truck for years. They are still going strong. When I have a question, during or after hours, I can call Ted and he takes the time and answers them for me. Been a customer of Ted's for many years, and will be for many more years ahead.
one of The best ford mechanics around – transmission & 4x4 specialist
Ensures repeat business by never doing job correct. – We made 3 trips back for him to fix what he messed up then ended up paying the dealership to correct all he did wrong. Push your car to another place if he is your only option.
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