RC Auto Specialists
5822 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74146 Map & directions
Call Now: (918) 863-2156
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“RC Auto Specialists provides great service and completes repairs/service quickly and professionally.”
“The guys are honest. Their prices are reasonable and I wouldn't go anywhere else.”
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“I very much like the repair firm. They always do a good job. I trust their job, I trust their prices, and I...”
“Very quick honest diagnosis every time”
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“Very professional, willing to tackle a job other shops wouldn't consider, (repair exhaust manifold that had...”
“My husband was out of town and our car had broken down. Roy and his Dad made sure I understood the problem...”
About RC Auto Specialists
RepairPal’s Comprehensive Evaluation
RC Auto Specialists is a family owned business with a good local reputation. The service department is led by Allen Pond, who has over 37 years of automotive experience. Allen is supported by a well rounded group of technicians with 66 years of combined experience, including a 28 year veteran! While specializing in Ford Powerstroke Diesels, they also work on most other makes and models. We are confident they will be able to handle all your car care needs.
Message from the Shop
We service and repair all makes and models, and also specialize in Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Power Stroke diesels.
RC Auto Specialists is a team of expert mechanics who have more than 67 years of previous work experience at Ford repair facilities. Owner Roy Coggeshall not only achieved Senior Master Mechanic while with Ford, but also has an Airframe and Power plant license from the FAA. Give us a call and find out why thousands of satisfied customers trust us with their cars and trucks.
We also service Ford Power Stroke diesels. We fix EGR problems, Powertrain Control Modules, ignition systems, turbos, and more. We have diesel-certified mechanics who know Ford diesels inside and out.
What our customers have to say:
"We know the job you do will be done correctly and we don't have to worry about being scammed. You have excellent prices too." -D. McGuirk
"Thank you for being someone we can depend on for our vehicles!" -R. Grizzle
Auto Makes We Service
|AC/Heating||Check Engine Light||Diagnosis||Muffler & Exhaust|
|Oil Change & Lube||Scheduled Maintenance||Service & Repair||Timing Belts|
|Early Bird Dropoff||Gas/Diesel||Heated Waiting Room||Service Guarantee|
|Shopping Nearby||Warranty Accepted|
Customer Reviews 19 verified reviews (29 total)19 Sort by: Date |
RC Auto Specialists has a very good reputation, so I've gone to them a couple times. As far as I can tell, their work is good, but it comes at a price. They at least -said- that they addressed all of my concerns (although half of them "weren't able to be reproduced," which may be legitimate). I really appreciate that kind of service, I have to say.
I had my front struts replaced and had read pretty consistently that the Monroe Quick-Struts (#172264) provided the most factory-like ride, which was all I was wanting. I expected to spend about $150-$200 for the pair. I can get them cheaper online, but I understood that there would probably be some markup.
I was told by RC that it would actually be a better idea just to buy the Monroe OESpectrum struts (#72264) and keep the springs I had (which he said were higher quality than the ones on the Quick Struts), which was weird to me because I read that it's not a bad idea to replace the springs after 100k miles (and I'm at 104k). But if they're still good, then whatever. So how much was I quoted for just the struts alone? $371 for parts! That's over double what I was hoping, AND it doesn't include new springs or the rest of the parts included in the entire strut assembly package I originally requested. On top of that, it's $75 (25%) higher than the maximum listed as a fair price by RepairPal!
My guess is that their recommendation had a lot to do with how much they knew they would be charging me for the full Quick-Struts, seeing as the struts alone were as much as they were. But that's not really fair to me because I missed out on replacing all of the extra parts.
I was told that labor would be $233, which is THE maximum listed as a fair price by RepairPal. I have no problem with that. Mechanics should get paid what they're worth, and RC really does have a superb reputation.
After I mentioned RepairPal and asked why there was such a difference in price, the estimate was lowered to within RepairPal's range. I think the real problem is that they are getting their parts from AdvanceAuto down the street, a business notorious for high prices, and then hoping to mark the price up themselves for a profit (although the markup was still a good $100+ by my calculations, assuming they are paying the same price that I would). Is that a fair markup? I don't really know.
I'm happy to pay the higher end of the fair price range, but even in doing so, they made me feel like they wouldn't be able to stay in business giving everyone the same "price break" they gave me, and so maybe my business isn't appreciated. Is RepairPal's estimate not actually fair? Or is RC's estimate the one that isn't fair?
Finally, I took my car in and just asked for an estimate, casually mentioning an oil change as part of the work I was intending to have done, but when they called with my estimate, they had already changed the oil and ordered the parts. Talk about making me feel pressured to give them the okay! That felt a little shady, but it could have been a miscommunication. Be sure to really be clear about what exactly you are wanting and not wanting them to do when you're asking for an estimate.
I arrived for my appointment and the RC Auto Specialists team was ready for my car. I had regular service (change oil & filter, check fluid levels, rotate tires, etc.) and a brake job scheduled. The service was completed quicker than expected and the work was top quality. I have used RC as my mechanic for over 25 years and I won't let anyone else touch my cars. RC and his team are honest and have integrity and it shows in everything they do. Rare in today's world. I heartily recommend RC Auto Specialists to everyone.
I've had my vehicle serviced at RC Auto Specialists on a few occasions (leaks fixed, tune-up, new battery, speedometer fixed). The diagnosis has always been accurate, and the service has always been prompt, professional, and reasonably priced. I will continue to have my vehicle serviced at RC Auto Specialists.
I appreciate the fact that RC Auto Specialist looks out for the customer. They called other shops to see if they were repairing a lot of the same issue my car had plus called the maker of my car to see if the problem was under warranty. They gave us updates on the progress, had it repaired in a timely manner and the customer service was great. The price was comparable to others in town.
The people at RC Specialist have always been pleasant and courteous. All the work that I've had done and my mother in law has been done on time and within our budget. Its easy to drop off the vehicle after hours and the next day they call to follow-up on repairs needed. Thanks RC for being a help when needed. May you continue to prosper.