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My Mechanics

On this page I want to thank all the mechanics who helped me to get back on the road with my numerous car breakdowns:

2009

  • Jake and Jamie from Pioneer Auto in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
  • Pioneer Auto in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa Pioneer Auto in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
    Pioneer Auto in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
    Jake from Pioneer Auto working on my S10 Jake from Pioneer Auto working on my S10
    Jake from Pioneer Auto working on my S10
    Jamie from Pioneer Auto working on my S10 Jamie from Pioneer Auto working on my S10
    Jamie from Pioneer Auto working on my S10
    My S10 at Pioneer Auto in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa My S10 at Pioneer Auto in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
    My S10 at Pioneer Auto in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
    In 2009, just two days after I have left Pittsburgh, the wiper and blower gave both in while driving in heavy rain. Jake and Jamie dropped everything in their garage to help me out and get me back on the road in an incredible short amount of time! Thank you so much for your help! If you need a mechanic in Sioux City area, I can highly recommend these guys at 101 Gaul Drive!
  • Owner Greg from All Points Automotive (APA) in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Greg from All Points Automotive in Mitchell, SD Greg from All Points Automotive in Mitchell, SD
    Greg from All Points Automotive in Mitchell, SD
    Greg from APA in Mitchell, South Dakota Greg from APA in Mitchell, South Dakota
    Greg from APA in Mitchell, South Dakota
    In 2009 it happened: I needed a tow for the first time! A bearing at the driving belt got stuck. My spare driving belt wasn't very useful here. Greg helped my fast and very competent to get back on the road with just a minimum of delay. Great service, Greg, and keep up the good work! All the best to you and your family! If you need a mechanic in Mitchell area, APA at 601 S. Burr St. is the place to go! And be sure to say hello from this German guy with his white S10.

2007

2006

  • Darrel from the Autocare Specialists in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Darrel, Sinclair Gas Station in Omaha, Nebraska Darrel, Sinclair Gas Station in Omaha, Nebraska
    Darrel, Sinclair Gas Station in Omaha, Nebraska
    Sinclair Gas Station in Omaha, Nebraska Sinclair Gas Station in Omaha, Nebraska
    Sinclair Gas Station in Omaha, Nebraska
    Darrel Working on my Differential Darrel Working on my Differential
    Darrel Working on my Differential
    Just after I set off in 2006, my back differential started leaking awfully. Darrel took immediate care of the problem and within 2 hours I was back on the road again. Thank you for the quick help!
  • Precision Automotive in Boise, Idaho
  • Precision Automotive in Boise, Idaho Precision Automotive in Boise, Idaho
    Precision Automotive in Boise, Idaho
    When I arrived in 2006 at Dodie with my broken transfer case, she called around for more than an hour to find a dealer or a shop who could help me out. Eventually she was able to make an appointment for me at Economy Transmission and charged me nothing for all the work! At least I stopped by for an oil change on my way back and had the chance to receive one of the best services I have ever seen on the road. If you are looking for a mechanic in the Boise, Idaho area, Precision Automotive at 7300 W. Victory Road is the place to go - but be sure to say hello to Dodie from the German cowboy with his white S10!
  • Economy Transmission in Boise, Idaho
  • Economy Transmission in Boise, Idaho Economy Transmission in Boise, Idaho
    Economy Transmission in Boise, Idaho
    In 2006 I run into big trouble with my transfer case. The whole unit had to be torn apart und rebuild. Dan squeezed me into his schedule and Keith (doing the rebuild) was able to get me back on the road the very next day! And a couple of overtighten screws from my skid plates have also been replaced - perfect job!!

2005

  • (from upper left) Ken, Josh, Randy, Sue, Earl and dog Ellie from A1 Quality Transmission in Miles City
  • Ken, Josh, Randy, Sue, Earl and dog Ellie, A1 Quality Transmission Miles City Ken, Josh, Randy, Sue, Earl and dog Ellie, A1 Quality Transmission Miles City
    Ken, Josh, Randy, Sue, Earl and dog Ellie, A1 Quality Transmission Miles City
    Ken, Josh, Randy, Sue, Earl and dog Ellie, A1 Quality Transmission Miles City Ken, Josh, Randy, Sue, Earl and dog Ellie, A1 Quality Transmission Miles City
    Ken, Josh, Randy, Sue, Earl and dog Ellie, A1 Quality Transmission Miles City
    When in 2005 the sun gear shell broke in my transmission which took out reverse, second and overdrive, they tried everything to get me back on the road with a new transmission. But unfortunately all transmissions of my type where sold out, so I have had to spend an extra day in Miles City. But when they put in the new transmission, they missed a little piece of paper on the upper transmission line outlet which caused a major leak. But the partner in Billings, where Randy made an appointment for me, was able to fix the problem. They also replaced the hose connections with steel ones.
  • Rob from the Conoco gas station in Cody, Wyoming
  • Rob, Conoco Gas Station Cody, Wyoming Rob, Conoco Gas Station Cody, Wyoming
    Rob, Conoco Gas Station Cody, Wyoming
    He tried to help me in 2005 with my leaking transmission. But the replacement of the transmission cooler lines didn't solve the problem, as the paper was still well hidden stucked at the fitting...
  • Adnan from the Shell gas station in Dearborn Heights, Detroit
  • Adnan, Shell Gas Station Detroit, Dearborn Heights Adnan, Shell Gas Station Detroit, Dearborn Heights
    Adnan, Shell Gas Station Detroit, Dearborn Heights
    Adnan with my broken water pump Adnan with my broken water pump
    Adnan with my broken water pump
    When my water pump broke 2005 in Detroit, he squeezed me in his overfilled schedule and was able to get me on the road by noon. He also discovered a crack on my driving belt, which he also replaced – that is real service! Thanks to Matt, who made the appointment for me and to Ad, who really helped me out this fast. Adnan has moved out of the gas station in the meantime and runs a dedicated repair business named Tel Ford Service at 6570 N. Telegraph, Dearborn Heights.

2004

  • Pangie and Roger from the Sinclair gas station in Downtown Dodge City
  • Pangie and Roger, Sinclair Gas Station Downtown Dodge City Pangie and Roger, Sinclair Gas Station Downtown Dodge City
    Pangie and Roger, Sinclair Gas Station Downtown Dodge City
    On Labour Day 2004 they helped me, when my rear wheel cylinder has blown and half of my brake fluid was lost. When you come through Dodge City be sure to enjoy one of the last full service gas stations – and say hello from the German guy with his S10!

2002

  • VP Auto Service & Repair in Davenport, Iowa
  • They helped me in 2002, when the guys at the oil change station discovered, that someone has overtighten the oil screw at the last oil change and they didn't want to risk to open it. The mechanics at VP Auto Service & Repair helped me out this evening and got it fixed! They even gave me the discount they had this week for the oil change, even though they knew I am not from this area and I will propably not show up again soon — this is customer service!

2001

  • Willard's Garage in Billings, Montana
  • They helped me in 2001, when my 4WD always kicked in from itself. I just stepped in and they got it fixed!