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Chuck Coats Automotive

(228) 533-8659
23 Verified Reviews
chuckcoats@cableone.net

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ADDRESS

13361 Dedeaux Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • Chuck Coats, Owner
  • Established 2003
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 37 Years of Car Repair Experience

Chuck Coats Automotive Reviews

OVERALL RATING

23 Verified Reviews
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4 stars
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by - Verified Customer April 15, 2014

They are very courteous and get the job done pretty quick. They give me information such as when my check engine light came back on and they told me the reason why the the check engine light came on.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you for the business !

by - Verified Customer April 15, 2014

They did excellent work, very timely, cost effective.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Burl. It is always a pleasure doing business with you.

by - Verified Customer April 09, 2014

He does a good job and convenient.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Bill !

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2014

He just did a good job, did it fast, the price is fair.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Greg.. We appreciate your business.

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by - Verified Customer April 01, 2014

He was very honest and had a fair price.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you !

by - Verified Customer March 31, 2014

They are nice, helpful to me, quick work at reasonable prices.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you so much for trusting us with your vehicle !

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by - Verified Customer March 24, 2014

He is very nice with reasonable prices and knowledgeable..

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Kay !

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2014

He is not bad with prices and he is logical.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you ! We really do appreciate your business.

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by March 21, 2014

Seemed like a fair guy.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you !

by March 18, 2014

Nice guy. He did a good job. He fixed my car.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you So much !

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by - Verified Customer March 05, 2014

I feel he did a good job on the repair, in a timely manner and I definitely would recommend them.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Chris ! We specialize in repairing vehicles quickly and doing it right.

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2014

I trust his work and he fulfills what he says he will in the time he provides.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Will !

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by - Verified Customer February 27, 2014

They took my truck in as fast as they could and got it back to me quickly. The work was satisfactory given this was the first time I have dealt with them, they did a good job.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Paul !

by - Verified Customer February 20, 2014

Nothing is perfect, the price is a little high.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Sorry our prices seemed a little high. We use the best parts and only install the necessary parts to do the job. Thank you for the business.

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by - Verified Customer February 12, 2014

He charges a little to much but he does his stuff quick.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you for the business !

by February 05, 2014

He is friendly, he gives good service at reasonable rates and he is really easy to work with.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you !

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by - Verified Customer January 24, 2014

He told me right away that day what was wrong. Stayed late to fix my vehicle. I have known him for years. Very good mechanic. In other words, when I bring my car in to him, I know whatever is wrong with it, and that is the truth.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you for trusting us with your vehicle ! Thank you for the kind words. We specialize in helping people.

by January 20, 2014

They got to it really quick and did it right.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you for the business !

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by - Verified Customer January 16, 2014

They got good mechanics over there and Chuck does good work. He is convenient. I have been doing business with him for quite awhile and pleased with his service.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Bill. We really do appreciate you doing business with us for all of these years. Stop in and see me sometime.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2014

I use them a lot and I am really satisfied and I recommended them to someone else. They are good and helped me with my problems and do what they are suppose to and don't take a long time.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Evelyn !

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by January 09, 2014

They did good work, they were amazing.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you !

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2014

He is familiar, fair, and does good work.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Sir !

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by - Verified Customer January 08, 2014

The job they did was good but was a little higher. After I got it done, I found out I could have got it done somewhere else cheaper. It was close.

Reply from Chuck Coats Automotive – by chuck coats May 04, 2016

Thank you, Dan !


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Chuck Coats Automotive was opened in 2003 by Chuck Coats. Chuck's specialty is helping people with fast, friendly, professional service. This was confirmed in our unbiased review of their most recent customers who describe this team as logical, honest, fair, amazing, and responsible. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of professionals who are ASE Certified, attend regular training to make sure they are current on the latest technologies, and have access to the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that are needed to make professional repairs to your modern vehicles. They back this work with a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Early bird drop off and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available on site.


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SPECIALTIES

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
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AMENITIES

  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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MESSAGE FROM THE SHOP

Opened on August 5, 2003. We specialize in helping people with fast, friendly and professional service. Todays automobiles are very complex with over ten thousand parts, thousands of feet of wiring and multiple computers on most models. Our ASE certified, factory trained technicians are highly specialized and we use the most modern, up to date tools and diagnostic equipment. Our prices are competitive, our parts meet or exceed manufacture specifications and we adhere to our estimates. We offer 12 month/12,000 mile nationwide warranty on parts and labor. We repair both import and domestic vehicles and we are a Jasper Engines and Transmissions preferred installer.

MAKES WE SERVE

  • Acura
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jeep
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Scion
  • Toyota
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Questions Answered by Chuck Coats Automotive
My car turns on great with no engine light...
It is either losing spark or losing fuel.. If there is anyway you can install a spark tester on one of the spark plug wires and let the engine run and see if the spark is still present when the engine stalls out.. Also you may want to install a fuel pressure gauge and watch for a fuel pressure drop when the engine dies. These things are notorious for defective distributors.. I see that you replaced the distributor but just because the part is new or reman then dont just assume that it is working properly. Good luck with your vehicle, this may be a challenge.
Chuck
Head lights off. Keyes out of ignition. (S...
There is a rubber grommet that may have fallen out of the brake pedal.. The brake light switch has a plunger that hits the grommet. If that grommet is gone then there will be nothing to depress the plunger on the switch which will make the lights stay on. Get a flashlight and look up your brake pedal and find the switch.. it should have at least 2 wires going to it. It will have a plunger on it and that plunger will rest against a grommet when the brake pedal is not depressed.. Make sure that grommet is still in place. It is a simple part to install and they car very inexpensive.. It will have to be purchased from the dealership. They usually are not available aftermarket.. Good luck
Chuck
The first thing I would check is to see if the throttle body is coked up.. If so then a good cleaning may be all it needs. The EGR valve is commanded open usually at speeds above 50 miles per hour.. This exhaust gas is recirculated back through the engine to lower combustion temperatures and reduce emissions. The problem with the EGR valve doing this is that the soot gets into the intake and around the throttle body, thus restricting air from entering the engine at low speeds.. Off of idle you will never have a problem but at idle or in parking lots when cutting the wheel sharp, then this puts an extra load on the engine.. As does when the A/C is turned on... the engine may not be getting enough air to keep it running if the throttle body is coked up.. Clean it real good and see if that helps. Best of luck
Chuck
I've checked and double checked everyt...
A/C systems are very complex and requires the proper refrigerant. I often see A/C systems overcharged, undercharged or even systems that have air and moisture in them. If your system has air in it then it will have to be vacuumed out for about 30 minutes to remove the air. Air is a non condensable gas and moisture in the system can form ice crystals and become a restriction for the refrigerant to flow properly. Once the system is filled with 100 % refrigerant and you have a low side and a high side reading only then can someone diagnosis it properly.. Until these three things are done then one can only take a guess what the problem is.
Best of luck
Chuck
Your engine will require three basic things in order to start up and run.
1. Fuel
2. Spark
3. Compression.
You may have fuel, but not enough pressure or flow. You may have spark but it may not be enough or could be firing at the wrong time. Check to see if the the spark plugs are firing. If they are then I would check to see if the injectors are firing and if they are then check for fuel pressure. If you have plenty of fuel and it is being delivered and your spark is good then you may not have any compression. Best of luck
Chuck
all the fuses are good. There is a little ...
Sounds like you may have a defective lock cylinder. There may be a PATS module or anti theft device on your vehicle and you may end up with programing issues when changing the cylinder. You may also want to contact a General Motors dealership. Your vehicle may still be under warranty or there may have been recalls on this particular problem. Good luck
I often see people add refrigerant to a system that has air trapped in it. Air can enter the low side if the system becomes low on refrigerant and goes into a vacuum . If this is the case, then it will not cool properly until all the air and moisture is removed from the system and charged with 100% refrigerant.. Air is a non-condensable gas and when trapped in the system will cause it to be inefficient. Also, if there is moisture in the system then it could likely turn into ice crystals and cause a restriction. If I were addressing this vehicle then the first thing I would do is to evacuate the system, pull at least a 30 minute vacuum then recharge with the proper amount of refrigerant. Only then can someone tell if there are any other problems through reading with a low side and high side gauge. Good luck,
Chuck
You need to have a complete brake inspection done immediately ! The grinding noise is likely coming from the brake pad backing plate rubbing against the brake rotor. If this is happening then the rotor is likely defective . If you continue to drive it then the caliper will become so hot that the brake fluid will boil, then you will likely ruin the brake caliper and brake hose. The longer you drive it the more dangerous it is and the more money it will likely cost you. Best of luck to you
Chuck
I am mechanically inclined. I actually am ...
I have over 25 years of professional experience and I would highly discourage you to do it.. Can you, yes.. should you, No. Here is the reason.. These transmissions are very complex, unlike the C-4's C-6's , turbo 350's and 400's from years ago.. A lot of electronics and smaller clearances .. I would buy a remanufactured unit, install it and be done with it. Most of these reman uints come with a 100,000 mile warranty or 36 months, whichever comes first.. Jasper Engines and Transmissions is where I would begin. If they build this unit then I would buy from them. They are the nations largest and for a good reason. Best of luck.
Chuck

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