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Cliff's Car-Tech

17525 FM 529 Rd, Houston, TX 77095 Map & directions

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36 months / 36,000 miles
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One of the true benefits of Cliff's Car-Tech is that the owner, Cliff, oversees much of what happens in the shop. His experience, along with that of his techs, is what we like to see in our Certified shops. With three technicians on staff, including one ASE certified tech, their team boasts an impressive 63 years of combined experience. Cliff's also has a well-rounded assortment of quality scan tools, covering all of the makes and models they service. The building is clean, well maintained, and easily accessible. They offer a shuttle service if you find yourself in need of a ride and they have WiFi in their comfortable waiting room if you should decide to wait while your vehicle is repaired. They are also open on Saturdays.

Message from the Shop

Master Technician owned family business. We fix foreign and domestic and offer a 36 month or 36,000 mile warranty on most repairs!
Cliff & Teri

Auto Makes We Service

Acura Audi BMW
Buick Cadillac Chevrolet
Chrysler Dodge FIAT
Ford GMC Geo
Honda Hummer Hyundai
Infiniti Isuzu Jaguar
Jeep Kia Land Rover
Lexus Lincoln Mazda
Mercedes-Benz Mercury Mini
Mitsubishi Nissan Oldsmobile
Plymouth Pontiac Porsche
Ram Saab Saturn
Scion Smart Subaru
Suzuki Toyota Volkswagen
Volvo

Quality Affiliations

Specialties

AC/Heating Alignment Check Engine Light Diagnosis
Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair Smog/Emissions Testing Timing Belts

Amenities

AAA Member Discount Child Friendly Coffee Extended/Evening Hours
Free Inspection Gas/Diesel Military Discount Open Saturday
Senior Discount Service Guarantee Towing Warranty Accepted
Wireless Internet

Customer Reviews 14 verified reviews (48 total)

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 25, 2012

After meeting Cliff maybe 2 years ago, I've sent every vehicle I have owned and every vehicle my family has owned in to Cliff's. I own a small business and he takes care of all of our fleet vehicles. I have recommended everyone I know to go to Cliff. He's the best mechanic I've ever encountered. I've even asked him to repair a lawn mower and he had no problem repairing that for me. I've never had bad service from him. He has actually saved me money by telling me that other proposals I've received from mechanics were not the true fix for the problem and he was able to save me money. I'll use Cliff until he doesn't fix cars any more.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
June 07, 2012

The quality of the repairs is really, really good and the quality of the diagnostics was very thorough and excellent and the knowledge of the front desk staff in matters of car repair and car systems exceeded my expectations.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
June 02, 2012

Cliff is a very honest and trustworthy mechanic. He gets the job done.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
June 02, 2012

The staff was very friendly. The owner works in the shop and is very personable.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 31, 2012

Good, honest people and good to work with.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 25, 2012

I would trust Cliff's with any vehicle I have or my friends or family has. Very reliable.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 25, 2012

I'm very pleased so far. Everything seems to be ok. I would go back there.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 25, 2012

Everyone is extremely friendly there and helpful and I will definitely be back when I need to.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 24, 2012

He is a very honest mechanic and that is rare to find in the automotive industry. Anyone who goes to his shop will get honest treatment.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 21, 2012

I had an estimate on my air conditioner. It was 200 dollars under and they did a fantastic job. Friendly staff.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 19, 2012

Honest and reliable.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 17, 2012

They seem to be genuinely concerned about the customer and recommend cost effective repairs when they could be charging for more expensive solutions.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 04, 2012

The company is very nice. All of the employees are respectful and nice.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
Verified Customer
May 03, 2012

From my last experience to this one that I just had recently, I could see that there was improvement.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
July 03, 2010

To Whom It May Concern,

I want to share how pleased I am with Cliff's Car-Tech on 529.

Before pulling into Cliff’s, I had taken my car to several different shops. My cooling system had to be repaired under warranty at a Dealership. When they finished working on my car I was told my Air Conditioning compressor was also shot and would require a $1,500.repair. I was warned not to use the A/C or I might do further damage.

It was a very stressful time for me. I could not afford a new car and the a/c repair at that price was well out of my budget. I was lost and just didn’t use the vehicle for several weeks.

On 4-24-2010 at my friend’s insistence, I brought my car to Cliff’s just to find out what could be done.

Unlike other shops Cliff, agreed to examine the car at no charge.

The staff there could sense my apprehension and made me feel okay about my decision to allow them to look at it. They were polite, compassionate and genuinely interested in my problem. During the time I was there I noticed how Cliff was always checking every bay and the work being done for all his customers.

20 minutes after leaving the car. Cliff called to let me know the problem was merely a loose belt and the entire fix would be under $50. He wanted me to stop worrying and enjoy my weekend.

Cliff and his crew became my heroes that day. When it was time for me to arrange to pick up the car his wife helped me arrange to pick up my car.

Cliff’s Car-Tech is a shop that is clean, professional and courteous.

From now on I will take my car nowhere else.

Thank you Cliff, wife and staff.

The Lunch_Lady

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Cliff's Car-Tech
May 13, 2011

Cliff and Teri are great. I took my car there for a problem that I was having with my cooling system and cliff could have taken advantage of me. I am not worried about going in there and getting ripped of, I know most places see a female and thing MONEY but not Cliff. I will from this point on always take my car to Cliff he is the last of the GOOD GUYS. More shops could learn a thing or two from Cliff and his Wife. Thank you for not taking advantage of someone from michigan.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
June 27, 2010

I had my wifes Trans Am worked on. It had an A/C problem and the engine had a misfire. Cliff went above and beyond. He tells it straight up, No B.S. I plan on bring back my truck and other cars to him very soon and telling everyone I can. It's hard to believe you can find a legit, hard working, truthful auto repair service in Houston anymore, I found it at Cliff's Car-Tech.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
October 06, 2009

Cliff and Terri are great people. They really care about their customers. They won't rip you off, replacing parts that you don't need, and they don't overcharge you. Cliff will actually tell you if you would be better off going and buying a part from the parts store yourself if he thinks it will save you some money.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
July 14, 2013

I've been going to Cliff's Car Tech for a few years and in my opinion Cliff and his team are extremely warm, trustworthy, competent, reliable, and they are extremely efficient at what they do.

A few years ago I received a recall notice for the mat on my Toyota. While at Joe Myers Toyota, I was told by the tech that they took the time to look under the hood of my car and they found some issues, a few of which needed to be repaired asap, leaking water pump etc. I asked for an estimate, and a list of the issues, the repair cost was in excess of $1000.

I took the document to Cliff and ask him to review and give me his opinion, he told me my vehicle has no problems as indicated by Joe Myers. It's been more than 18 months since I visited Joe Myers and I've never had any occurrences of the problems they cited.

Sincerely,
Ravi

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Cliff's Car-Tech
March 04, 2010

Cliff never lets me down. They do fantastic work at a competitive price. All of my maintenance work has gone to him, and I try to go out of my way to refer people I know to him.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
January 13, 2010

I love Cliff & Teri. They are very awesome people and take care of you when you walk into their shop. I have referred friends who will refer others because they really liked their service. I love these guys! I give them a 10 out of 10.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
August 04, 2014

A friend referred me to Cliff’s Car Tech quite a few years ago and Cliff, Teri, and the gang have been taking care of me and my vehicles ever since. My 2006 Ford F250 King Ranch was a constant source of trouble. I had to bring my truck down to Car Tech many, many times and each time with a different issue. They fixed every issue for me until we came across one major problem. Cliff was honest and up front with me. He told me that we might need to find another mechanic to work on this issue. I agreed and started looking for a shop to fix my truck, but before I could get back to Cliff to get his opinion on the two shops that I found, he called me back with a place that would not only fix the issue, but would do it for thousands less than the places I found. I finally got rid of that truck, but I’m staying with Cliff and his crew. To say that these people have bent over backwards to take care of me and my vehicle is a gross understatement. This is one place where customer service is alive and well.
While it is never good to have a vehicle in need of repairs, you can rest assured that the fine people of Car Tech are going to get you through it relatively unscathed.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
July 10, 2014

By far, this Cliff's Car tech is the best in taking care your automotive needs!! They're honest people!! Friendly as can be with the best customer service. My wife's Chrysler Pacifica had transmissions issues. I took it to the "oil and lube" guys down the street from my house. I asked them does the transmission fluid need to be flushed. It wasn't changing gears. The guy "checked" the fluid and says that a flush wouldn't fix it! So I took it another mechanic. they hooked up a device to it and it said that the gears or something wasn't working correctly! Great! i kinda figured that genius! Sooo I took to yet another place on 529 and i asked the guy if they could take a look at my car because the transmission is acting janky! His response: We don't look at transmissions, we replace them!! Well thank you and good bye. I leave from there and I'm at the stop light and I'm pissed at this point. I glance over to see Cliff's car tech and save the number and go home. I give them a call and spoke to Cliff. he asked questions and tells me to bring it in to look at it. I take up there and he pops the hood, looks at the transmission fluid, puts fluid in and drives off. He comes back and tell me to get in and we go flying down 529! Problem fixed!! After all of these so called mechanics looked at it and bad customer service, Cliff was able to fix the issue. I'll never go anywhere else! The other day, the car stalled at my wife's job. A mechanic/ tow driver said oh sounds like the alternator or the starter. Nope, it was a battery! Cliff's a life saver. Don't get ripped off by the other mechanics!! They'll take care of you at Cliff's Car Tech! Highly recommended and trust worthy! Hard to find that these days!! Thanks to the folks over at Cliff's Car Tech!!

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Cliff's Car-Tech
June 23, 2014

My family has been dealing with Cliff's Car Tech since before Cliff and his wife purchased it. Since taking over a few years ago, we have taken all of our vehicles we have owned or were thinking about purchasing to them. Several people we have recommended still take there vehicles there! I think you would be hard pressed to find a more customer friendly and knowledgeable shop. Both he and his wife are awesome people who have always gone out of their way to accommodate us no matter what the circumstance may have been.

If you have the chance, please recommend their shop to others.

May God continue to bless their business!

Dwight

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Cliff's Car-Tech
March 03, 2014

I found CarTech by accident when my son's ford ranger was having intermittent problems with his wiperblades. Every time it rained his wipers would go out, but by the time we got it to a shop they would work fine again. We had taken it to two Ford dealers, firestone and another large local shop. No one could diagnose the problem because they worked fine by then. Cliff took a common sense approach, put a sprinkler on top of the car to simulate rain, and let the truck run until the wiper failed and then diagnosed and repaired them.
Since then we have taken all of our family (and extended family) cars to Cliff. They always do a first rate job, at a reasonable cost and on time. They have often helped us with minor issues (like a blown fuse) on the spur of the moment, at little or no cost and have saved us a lot of money over the years by not over-selling or doing unnecessary work. Only once have we had to take a vehicle back to Cliff and on that occasion they fixed the problem at no charge without us even having to ask. I would recommend CarTech to anyone, and trust them enough to take my children's cars there.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
November 24, 2013

I had to replace the engine in my Durango recently. Cliff saved me over two grand compared to a nearby shop estimate. Even though it was evident from the noise the engine was making that the connecting rod was ruptured, he actually took the time to verify that in case it was something simpler.
Cliff has also helped out the Langham Creek Band by fixing their golf cart as his own expense. He is a good community citizen!

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Cliff's Car-Tech
October 02, 2013

I found Cliff's Car-Tech on the internet and they gave the shop a 5 star rating. I'm here to say that rating is well decerved. I was having a problem with my 1999 Kia Sportage, the engine was missing the front end needed major work. Cliff checked it out and told me what was needed and how much it would cost. I had to leave the car there and they even gave me a ride home. They called me about 4 hrs later and said all done. The cost was what they said it would be. Nothing more. As in all older cars with over 100,000 miles you start fixing some things other thinks start to break down. In my case it was the radiator it started to leak and had to be replaced. Cliff told me he take care of it and my total cost would be 80.00.Well he replaced the radiator with a new one. As we were waiting for the new radiator the wrong one was sent, Cliff had to get another would take about 4 hrs, he told me to take his truck because I had other things to do that day, How many conpanys would alow you to take their truck.I found a car repair shop that really cars about there cust. Not only will I be back ,but I will tell my friends and family where to take there car for repair

Thank You Charles Reese

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Cliff's Car-Tech
July 31, 2013

My husband and I have looked for a trustworthy location to take our cars. We came upon Cliff's, and will go no where else. We have had so many other mechanics that have reported "problems" and costly repairs when they were simply not needed and to be honest, created. Cliff and Teri are more than helpful, honest, and very open with you as to what you should do and expect. If you are done sampling mechanics and are looking for a home for your car care, come here. You won't be disappointed.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
April 10, 2013

Finally, my search is over for a car technician that has demonstrated his outstanding mechanical abilities and integrity are both above reproach. Cliff and his entire team are the best at what they do. When visiting Cliff's shop, for repairs I don't have to second guess his diagnoses, pricing, and honesty. Cliff takes a personal approach at educating the customer at what exactly the issues are, and is able to put your mind at ease especially with cost. I do not hesitate to reccommend Cliff's Car - Tech to anyone in need of car repairs.... He will always get my business!

Rod

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Cliff's Car-Tech
February 12, 2013

I have been coming to this shop for a few years now and I could list many examples of the service Cliff and Terry have consistently provided during the past few years. There are just way too many cases, like in every visit they show me something to corroborate this. I thought I would never, ever trust a mechanic like I trust Cliff, this man has shown me in my many visits that he truly cares and truly wants me to be safe driving my car, car trouble free and most important while I spent exactly what I need to spend, no more, no less, for that I reccommend Cliff's Car Tech shop to anyone who is looking for thrusworthy people to handle their car repairs needs.

Sincerely,

Honorio

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Cliff's Car-Tech
February 06, 2013

Great work, completed 2 hours ahead of schedule. Cost was at the lower end of what RepairPal had estimated. Great work and great pricing means that all three of our cars will come here.

On another note, Cliff suggested work which my car would need, but there was no pushy salesmanship; felt more like a car doctor! Can't tell you how refreshing this experience is!

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Reply from Cliff's Car-Tech -  Teri SmithFebruary 06, 2013 15:57

Thank you so much for the good words! Makes our day to make our customers happy - and very nice to meet you Russ - we appreciate you!

Cliff's Car-Tech
January 14, 2013

Thanks for the good work on Lynn's car, she is like a kid with a new toy--runs smooth for a change and getting it done early for her was a big plus. It was very important for me to leave it in good hands while I was off on serious hunting duty. The word of mouth for your quality and honesty really works. This came from John to Gary to me and we will pass on too. Good hunting and hope the RRR's work out for you. See you again.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
November 13, 2012

HONEST!
There is peace of mind knowing that there is a shop that is honest. I will take my car's to Cliff's from now on. They were courteous, honest, competive price. I cannot say how satisfied I am with them.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
February 21, 2012

My search for a reasonable-priced, reputable and honest repair shop is over. I brought my 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid to Cliff's for general maintenance (transmission flush, brake fluid flush, alignment, oil change and state inspection) and I am very happy with the service. They were up front with the estimate cost told me how long it would take to complete the repairs. They even provided transportation between the shop and home. Best service I've had from an auto repair shop in years.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
August 23, 2011

What a great couple and great repair shop! My previous "preventative maintenance" mechanic kept telling me the only thing wrong with my car was "cheap gas". I had been complaining about my brakes for months and I knew something was still wrong with the engine because the check engine light still kept coming on (this after he replaced all my coils). Well, yesterday morning I jumped in my car to head to said mechanic's and the gear shift just dropped - took me 15 minutes to finally get it back into park. I vowed then I was not going back and started searching for auto mechanics - checked all the ones I found with ripoffreport.com and found no negative reports on Cliff's. The reviews I read about them were all good! They are fair, and to my suprise, got everything fixed the SAME DAY! They even stayed late so I could get there to pick up my car. Linkage, brakes (TY so very much!!!) and engine light problems all fixed - in ONE afternoon! And I imagine if I'd have remembered to tell them about my a/c switch - that would have been fixed as well (I'll let them do that later).

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Cliff's Car-Tech
May 09, 2011

Been going to Cliff's Car-Tech for almost a year after being jilted with low quality work elsewhere. I'm treated with courtesy, respect and feel like my car is always in good hands. Thanks so much!

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Cliff's Car-Tech
April 22, 2011

I highly recommend Cliff's Car Tech and have told everyone I know about how great Cliff, Terri, and the other employees are. They are honest, courteous, and it is evident that they enjoy their work and Cliff is extremely knowledgeable. They've even given me rides to work and my home. Last summer I had to have my ac repaired numerous times, each time I came back Cliff was nice about it and didn't try to charge me more.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
January 12, 2010

We have used Car-Tech for years. They have worked on our Porsche, Mercedes, Nissan and Jeep. Cliff and Terri are known for superior customer service and always go the extra mile. I appreciate greatly the honestly and frankness when it comes to necessary repairs vs. those that can wait. Things are always as they seem and never a surprise on the bill. I have sent numerous friends and neighbors to Cliff and all have reported back with the same great experiences.Cliff has even fixed problems caused by other shops. In today's economy, when people are keeping their vehicles longer, it's nice to know there is someone you can trust to do the job, do it right and without surprises on the bill. We will not take our vehicles anywhere else.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
January 04, 2010

I have a 2006 Saturn Ion which has problems inherent to the car dating back roughly to the 2004 model. Saturn has not issued a recall and the repairs recommended by Saturn are very costly.

I have taken my car to Saturn but could not afford the cost of repairs. One of the issues - that nasty little ignition in cold weather problem, didn't seem to have a "real" fix and I found many people online looking for a reliable solution to this problem as well, to not much avail. I have relied on Cliff and Car Tech of Langham to check these issues and they have not only provided me with the best recommendations that I could have hoped for...Cliff took the time to research the issue and found a resolution to that ignition problem. That meant not having to replace the BCM and possibly other expensive steps. I am happy to say that my Saturn now starts in the cold - no problems and no side effects that I have detected! The owners and staff of Car Tech of Langham are very good people, who are very knowledgeable at what they do, and work diligently to find the best solution in a cost-effective way for their customers. We have been going there for our vehicles for about a year now and will continue to do so. I won't trust anyone else with my vehicles!

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Cliff's Car-Tech
November 02, 2009

I have always been wary of auto repair shops. The industry has a reputation of ripping people off by "encouraging" extra repairs that aren't really needed. Not so with Car Tech. At the suggestion of a friend, I recently brought a car that I was considering buying to be inspected by Car Tech. I was so impressed by Cliff's honesty and straightforward approach that I brought my Kia Sedona to him to have some work done on it. Car Tech has won my business!

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Cliff's Car-Tech
October 02, 2009

These people are just great, customer service and personnal attention just exceeds expectations, what a great bunch.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
September 29, 2009

Cliff has been my mechanic for a while now, and has worked on several of my cars. He even managed to keep my 1992 Cherokee working long after it's "expiration date". He won't tell you that you need things that aren't necessary, and will give you an accurate estimate of the charges. Although I now live in Austin, I still bring my car to him for the big things, because I know I can trust him. If the car will make it to Houston, he's my mechanic!

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Cliff's Car-Tech
September 27, 2009

I have dealt with Cliff for 3 years and have always got an honest description of the problems and what needed to be done. He will not try to "work the bill up" as many of the repair shops I have dealt with in the past will try to do. He always tells you what you need now and what to look for in the future. I highly recommend Car Tech of Langham Creek.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
September 24, 2009

I have dealt with Cliff and his team of mechanics for three years for all of my vehicles --a Mitsubishi, a Malibu, and an Infinity -- and they have helped me save thousands of dollars. Cliff impresses me most with his truthfulness and his ability to construct repair plans based on my needs. I can trust that they will never lead me to pay for things I don't need at any given time. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great repair shop.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
September 04, 2009

I discovered Car-Tech a couple of years ago and have only used them for my classic 1985 BMW 535i with over 225,000 miles on it. Given the nature and needs of this model car, Cliff's team have helped me to stay on the road and transitioned and serviced old parts have needed to be replaced as well as helped me in many emergency situations where I have had to be towed in. Often, they are able to diagnose a problem right away saving me more time and expense with solutions that help to keep me within budget on repairs. It is an old car, so I already know repairs are always just around the corner. The one great thing about this old car is that it runs like new. The motor and the transmission run like a champ thanks to Car-Tech. They also have Wi-Fi! A great plus for entrepreneurs and busy people who work from a laptop.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
August 25, 2009

Family owned, super nice, timely, no surprises on the cost, great customer service and wireless internet while you wait! Best shop I've ever been in. Totally trustworthy, always do what they say they are going to do. When I took my Subaru in there, they went above and beyond.

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Cliff's Car-Tech
August 20, 2009

All went as planned....No surprises....very pleased !

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Cliff's Car-Tech
August 20, 2009

The most important thing to me when it comes to repair shops is trust. I completely trust Cliff and his mechanics. I will never go anywhere else. These people go out of their way to make sure their customer is taken care of. When my truck was on it's last legs I decided to go ahead and put in a new engine instead of buying a new car. They made the process as painless as possible. I am extremely pleased with the results. I have recommended them to all of my friends. This shop is a gem!

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Auto Repair Experience

  1. Clifford M. Smith, Owner
  2. Established 2006
  3. 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  4. 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  5. 63 Years of Car Repair Experience