Seattle >Automotive Sales & Services > Affordable Tire & Brake
908 NE 47th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810547.663123 -122.318303
Neighborhoods: University District, Northeast Seattle, Northeast
Went here for a flat. The tires were shot. They gave me a fantastic deal on some new ones. The car drives great! Thanks for the excellent service guys!
Best repair shop in Seattle – The Audi dealer quoted me $500 to fix my brakes. I knew I could get it done for less else where. Affordable Tire and Brake said they would use factory pads and do the job for $189. Seemed like a good deal so I made the appointment
Sure enough the day before my appointment my wipers quit. I called the dealer (can't live in Seattle without wipers) they said sure they could get it in and give me a nice A4 to drive but it would cost $180 to diagnose the problem. OK so I am thinking $180 to figure out the problem a couple hunny to fix it (if I'm lucky) and I still have to pay for my brakes.
Sooooo the wipers wait I go in to fix the brakes at Affordable Tire... They had a lot of good reviews so I was kind of suprised to see the place was kind of a hole in the wall. Not dirty but old and kind of dumpy and not laid out well for an auto shop. Really small with no parking but the shop seemed to have good newish equipment.
I ask "hey, can you take a look at my wipers?" The dude says ok but there will be a fee of $80 to check them out. Its better than $180 so go ahead.
3 hrs later I get the call your cars done. I said "what was the problem with the wipers oh" I don't know" he says so I'm thinking ok they forgot to check my wipers. So the guy comes back and says "Just a loose clamp on the arm thing" So how much "oh no charge for that".
So I go to pick up my car and they didn't even charge the inspection fee! Just fixed my brakes for $189. no charge for the wiper repair or inspection.
Hey, I don't need a new loaner car for $500. Thanks Guys. You will get all my business and anyone who will listen. You rock!!
Inconsistent, Long Wait – I came to Affordable Tire & Brake after getting a recommendation from a friend. My first experience was good, they were very friendly and it was an enjoyable experience. The rates were decent, but the wait was long. My second experience was the complete opposite. I came back to get a part replaced (same as the first visit), but they doubled my price and gave me a lot of attitude. It was almost as if they didn't want to repair the car and it through me off because my first visit was so great. The attitude came from one person who may have had a bad day, but the attitude & doubling the price for the exact same repair convinced me to never come back.
Finally a shop that is competent AND HONEST – I had taken my car to 3 other shops in the area and spent over $600 because my car was making a horrible noise sounded like my car was going to fall apart in the street. My boyfriend suggested I take my car here. Noise was as bad as ever. I stopped in twice and they couldn't get me in so I finally made an appointment.
When I dropped the car off they asked me to go on a test drive with them to hear the noise. None of the other shops took the time to drive the car with me to hear the noise.(maybe thats why they couldn't fix it). After we drove it I left it with them.
The guy called me about 3 hrs later and I cringed to hear the price. The problem was a loose bolt they tightened it and the noise was gone. The price $0. What ZERO? The guy said he couldn't charge for tightening a bolt.
After being promised 3 times it was fixed I really didn't believe them. Sure enough no noise anymore.
They didn't even charge for the inspection! Now I can see why they are so busy. They could have told me that some $500 whosie hatsit was bad and I would have been none the wiser. Is that what the other shops did?
Affordable tire gets 2 thumbs up!!
Great deal on tires and repairs – I needed new tires for my car. I shopped around and found a couple places that had my tires for what seemed like a good price. I went here beacause they were close to my house and had a good price. The service was great the car was done right on time. While they were working on it they asked me to come out and take a look at something. They pointed out a couple of repairs that needed to be done. What I really liked is they showed me where my oil was leaking and why my tires needed to be aligned. No aggressive pushing to fix it just showed me the problem. I didn't have time to fix it right away but they gave me a price and I went home and shopped around to see if the price was reasonable. The price they gave me was by far the best I found. I made an appointment to get the work done and again dropped the car off at the appointed time and it was done by the time they said it would be. I am happy to say this this is a good shop and a place that I can highly recommend
worst service ever – here is the story. I had an appointment at noon. I arrived there 10 mins earlier and saw a BMW being fixed. A manager, Brandon, told me that my car would be the next one after the BMW, which would be done in 10 mins. I waited for 40 mins and saw a wagon getting fixed after BMW, so i asked why it wasn't mine. The manager said this car would be done real quick probably 10 mins, so I was ok. Meanwhile, I just recognize that he gave me a quote just $80, not $90 as stated in the estimated price in their work sheet. So, I asked about this and he said here was the price list. It was labeled here on the wall and I couldn't do it at $80. It's up to you if you wanna leave. At that point, I had been waiting for almost an hour so I thought it's just $10, I shouldn't give up. I had been waiting until 1.30PM and pretty sure that mine would not get fixed in the next hour since a mechanic fixing the wagon told me that he was on just a half way. I asked the manager again that what time you would let mine in. The answer was I could grab your key real quick and you could go!!
Question, what is the point of making an appointment? Whatever it is, I wrote this just because I wanna let you know that this place provides an undoubtedly BAD SERVICE, so DON'T GO THERE.
terrible dishonest automotive service – This place is way more trouble than it's worth! I had a appointment at 11 am and was told it would be ready in a hour. I waited around for 4 hours! Each time i checked in they assured me that my car was the next in line, but they lied! The last time i checked in with them and finally got mad, they put the car right up and changed the oil, but of course they skipped rotating the tires as i had requested! Don't bother checking these guys out, their service is terrible!
Price and Service are Great – About a week ago I was getting the oil changed on my car I have a 10 year old Honda and though I try to take good care of it, its needing more and more attention these days. The Manager of the oil change place said I needed brakes. I asked how much and he says $300. That seemed a little high to me and I wasn't really impressed with the place so I didn't let them fix it.
I asked my brother about it and he said to take it ito Affordable Tire and Brake. They check it out and they also agreed that I needed brakes. They showed me how my pads were worn down and what it should look like if its not worn and they were definately worn out.
Then the best part they said they could fix them for $130. Sounded good to me. I had them fix them and they work great, car was done that afternoon like they said it would be and everyone there was nice and attentive and best of all the car works great.
Great Shop to Get Tires or Repairs! – I have been going to Affordable Tire for a few years now. I am always pleased with the work and satisfied with the price. The times I have checked around they are cheaper than other shops. I don't usually take the time to rate places but these guys really deserve a pat on the back. People looking for a good shop need to go here.
BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR CAR FIXED – I have been to the Affordable Tire and Brake on 4-5 times for different services but this time I had to let people know what a great place this is. I have always had good service and been pleased with the price. I went in with a flat tire- completely flat I was on my way to work. They got my car right in because I told them I was on the way to work. After a couple of minutes the manager guy showed me the tire was all torn up because I drove on it while it was flat. So now I need a new tire of course its some odd size that they don't carry in stock (04 Mini Cooper). I am panicking and the manager guy offers me a loaner tire so I can get to work without having to drive the day on my little donut spare. They put it on and I am out of there in 26 mins flat. They have the new tire by that afternoon and I get it put on after work at 5:30 on my way home. Fast service, good prices and nice guys. Thanks so much!
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