Lansing >Automotive Sales & Services > University Foreign Car Repair
2621 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI | Directions 4891242.730114 -84.514179
Mon. - Fri. 7:30am - 5:30pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Great, quality service – These guys are great. I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder that I USED to take to the dealership for maintenance and repairs, but I just didn't trust what they would tell me and the quality of their work. In addition, I used to take it to Midas, but then I realized that you get what you pay for with them; cheap parts and repair! A friend of mine told me about University Foreign repair and they have been great. They're honest and fair, reasonably priced, use high quality parts, and just no games or BS. Example...a few years back my car had a loud squeaking noise (some sort of belt) and it took the dealership 5 times to finally fix it. The same squeak recently came back and while I was getting my oil changed at UF, I told them about the squeak and they fixed in minutes with no charge! If anything, stop by and talk to the owner (he sounds like he knows his stuff) and get an estimate for what you need to have done...
I'm not sure of all the negatives that have been posted (Maybe they have this place confused with another shop???)...these guys are very nice and take the time out to discuss what does and doesn't ned repair and they do so in terms that I can understand!
I highly recommend!
BEWARE – Worst experience I have ever had. What was suppose to take 1.5 hrs took over a week. That were just giving us a diagnosis. Owner was polite at first, but then sceamed and threatened to call the police. Dont want to get into it. Owner is a friggen nutcase!
Not Impressed – Dropped off my vehicle due to a leak in the sunroof. They found other problems while working on the vehicle and ended up having it for over a week. My biggest complaint with this was that we had to keep calling them to check on the progress and I feel they should have been calling us to keep us posted.
When I got the vehicle back it had grease smudges on the ceiling fabric and on the arm rest. Further, they had forgotten to reset the change oil light.
It has been one week since I got it back and the floor is soaking wet from the rain we got the other day. Apparently the sunroof still leaks!
Worth the wait! – I am waiting for an oil change right now, and I overheard one of their staff talking about their website he was working on, and it appears they have a facebook page as well. I whipped out my DroidX and checked them out, I have a few minutes to spare. The website seems good enough, we repair cars, here is our phone number, what else do you need from a car repair web site. Their facebook appears to give updates on auto repair advice and schedules, as well as traffic or construction issues in the Lansing area - thats a rather helpful thing I think as I add their page feed to google reader.
Now there is a potential downside to all this - I have been waiting here almost 30 minutes for my oil change. They are a busy shop and locally owned, not some chain store. They have work lined up most days so it takes a little longer than your in and out oil change shop. But when they are done I know if my car has anything wrong with it they will let me know. That has given me the warning I need in the past so that I can budget for upcoming repairs. I normally leave my car with them and get a ride into work, I have seen a few of the people this morning get rides to work from the staff though, so it looks like they help with getting you to work as well.
I recommend giving them a chance at least. Eric at the front desk is very friendly, and gives you the feeling that your car is being well looked after.
Good car repair in Lansing! – I started coming here a few months ago when I needed an oil change, I was coming home off 127 and saw the shop a few blocks down Kalamazoo Street.
I got my oil changed and when I was paying they gave me a list of things that were in need of repair on my car! I was irritated at first seeing this list of expensive repairs, but they quickly broke it all down for me. They explained to me how to tell when my brakes were getting worse, what would happen if I didnt get the preventative repairs, and an estimate of how much longer I had.
Over the next two months I noticed the signs they pointed out (shaking when slowing down) gradually increase. I just got my brakes repaired there, and I feel good about the service I was provided.
CAUTION! Check out the better business bureau says about – we received terrible work. car worse than before we brought it in. and then if you want them to fix they will avoid you or be rude and hostile. caution. check out their better business bureau rating.
I am a manager at UFC. We took in a vehicle from a gentleman and there was a list of things that needed service. We went over the list and he selected things he felt were most important and authorized those repairs. While the vehicle was in for service we received a call from his wife asking if the repairs were complete. She picked up the vehicle when we were finished. Upon arrival she was immediately accusatory regarding repairs that she wanted done but her husband had not approved. (cont)
These mechanics mean business! – Like I said in the pro, these mechanics are very helpful. I have gotten oil changes at UFC for a number of years. If they have me in for an oil change or for a brake job they always let me know if they see something that needs repair. A lot of other shops will just not tell you, figuring that when whatever else breaks then you will be back. If you want a full inspection it costs some money, but their advance warnings during normal service have saved me from what could have been major problems!
Honest mechanics in lansing! – As a woman I have experienced many unfriendly mechanics trying to keep my car in good working order. The mechanics at University Foreign Car have always treated me with respect. I don't know much about the mechanical parts in a car, but these mechanics always give me an explanation I can understand, letting me know what is causing my car trouble and what I need to get back on the road.
Good Mechanics – I had an oil leak on my volkswagen jetta for a week or so and took it into Tuffy who fixed it up really cheap, it was less than $50! But then two days later I noticed it was leaking again!!
I took it to university foreign car then, they seemed like a more personal shop than a cookie cutter Tuffy. I got to talk right to the mechanic who they said was a volkswagen expert. He said that this type of oil leak was a common problem at that many miles and he had worked on them before. That was two weeks ago and the problem has not reoccured! It was more expensive but not outrageous and since it fixed my oil leak properly I recommend them. The mechanic and the service person seemed honest and wanting to help.
Friendly car repairs! – I have been taking my subaru outback to University for maybe a year now, they have a very good repair shop! I used to go to another shop, so I would compare prices with the old shop at first. University would usually come out around the price of another shop, sometimes on big jobs they would be some small amount over, like 50 bucks or something more. This is more than made up for by the quality of service though, they fix my problems every time and Eric in the front office is very polite and positive.
Sometimes they do get really busy, but I guess when you compare their friendly local car service shop to a canned national chain it makes sense why.
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