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A & B Automotive

(609) 770-4462
103 Verified Reviews

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ADDRESS

33 Hovey Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08610 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • Bob Fischer, Manager
  • Established 1999
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 42 Years of Car Repair Experience

A & B Automotive Reviews

OVERALL RATING

103 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(87)
4 stars
(13)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
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1 star
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by - Verified Customer December 26, 2017

The Best repair shop in NJ

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2017

First experience at A&B. But it won t be my last. Knowledgeable. Great service. And Charlotte is the best!!!

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2017

I m sorry I don t remember the woman s name we had contact with but she was awesome and very knowledgeable I would have no problem ever going back!!

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2017

Meet my expectations!

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2017

Always do an outstanding job, shop you can trust. Highly recommend.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2017

Great

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2017

Thank you.

by - Verified Customer November 23, 2017

Very professional.. Explained what needed to be done and the job was done in a timmely manner!!

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2017

Very happy with all the work done on my Ford Explorer.

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2017

I love this mechanic shop! I refer all of my friends & family there for repairs. They explain what repairs are needed NOW & what can wait! I will ONLY use A&B for my family's repairs!

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2017

I found their approach very honest and fair. They did a major job on my truch many years ago . They replaced the whole motor t that time. Whoever can do that must be knowlegeable. Charlotte the assistant receptionist is very nice and extremely versed . on cars. This repair shop is 15 miles away from me but I would return any time.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

quality work, fair price,work completed on time, all staff friendly and willing to answer any questions extremely satisfied customer

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

Super polite. Fantastic product knowledge and extremely customer focused. Thanks for a job well done.

by - Verified Customer October 20, 2017

Great overall experience and professional work done

by - Verified Customer October 15, 2017

Very proffesional

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer October 12, 2017

Our family has been going to A&B for about 20 years. We have referred family members and friends. Bob is honest and runs a good business at fair and reasonable prices. Bob and staff are knowledgeable hardworking and accommodating to our schedule. Anytime an emergency occurs with any of our vehicles hey get us in quickly. Good people, great service!

by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

This is the first time I used A & B Automotive I WAS very please with the Auto service and the Costumer service, I'm recommended highly.

by - Verified Customer October 03, 2017

So happy my car was all fix great job

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

Charlotte is patient and nice.

by - Verified Customer September 10, 2017

Very professional as always. Great job

by - Verified Customer August 31, 2017

I needed my brakes done and I found A&B after doing a google search. I saw the average rating was too high to be believed. They had to cherry pick their reviews right? After reading a few I decided to take a chance and stop in. I'm very glad I did. The shop wasn't even open yet, but Bob took my keys and promised to get to my car just as soon as he could. I got several updates from Charlotte which was great and my brakes were done at a very fair price. I even got an email showing everything they inspected on the vehicle that was incredibly detailed and offered advice on upcoming areas of maintenance. I really cant stress how pleasant everyone was. There was no hard sell. No fixing things that weren't broken or trying to push unnecessary repairs. The pricing was fair and I drove off almost looking forward to the time when I could have more work done. Im happy that I finally have a mechanic Im comfortable about telling my friends and family about. BELIEVE THE REVIEWS!

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2017

Excellent customer service!

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2017

Had a 2001 Malibu that needed a repair. Work was completed correctly and a little less then the original quote. Mechanic said what was wrong and did not try to sell me on other unnecessary repairs.

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2017

Friendly, honest people working there. Never going back to the dealership again, this place was the best and had honest pricing

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2017

We have been very satisfied customers of A&B Automotive for many years. The owner and staff are knowledgeable and courteous, always accommodating even the smallest repair needs quickly and efficiently. We wouldn't go anywhere else for our vehicles' repairs.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

Highly satisfied

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2017

Had window regulator put in fixed right and alot cheaper than the car dealership. Charlotte was really nice and made you feel comfortable and explained the work done and even future repairs that will need to be done

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2017

No complaints. I appreciated Charlotte's feedback and suggestions.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2017

My car needed an oil change and general checkup, and was also having weird problems with the clock. They took care of all of it and found a replacement radio (clock) for a reasonable price and they took the time to explain it all to me. They do really good work.

by - Verified Customer August 03, 2017

A&B came highly recommended for good reason. They were absolutely wonderful.

by - Verified Customer July 23, 2017

Bob and Charlotte are great! The mechanics' work is good and they are honest.

by - Verified Customer July 20, 2017

Professional above and beyond the call

by - Verified Customer July 18, 2017

Honest people !

by - Verified Customer July 18, 2017

9 months and several visits later, I hope the repair is finished. Time will tell. I believe Glenn put in a sincere effort from the first visit. Sometimes it's complicated, especially with codes and sensors etc. I believe he was as frustrated as I was that repeat visits were necessary. He charged fairly. I trust him as an honorable man, and good mechanic.

by - Verified Customer July 16, 2017

I do want to respond to the question about being pressured into unnecessary repairs. That is something that never happens at A&B, they always give you a breakdown of what needs to be now, in the next few months and further down the road. I really appreciate that. I cannot say I have ever had a bad experience there.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer July 11, 2017

A&B Automotive has been extremely helpful. They are always up-front about what work on my car has to be done, and when it should be done. They even go so far as to tell me to wait to have certain repairs made so that I can qualify for one of the sales offered by their parts suppliers! Just a top-notch, really upstanding place for any kind of automotive work.

by - Verified Customer July 11, 2017

Bob and Charlotte are amazing. I have an older vehicle that breaks a lot and they are always fixing something new for me! They are both so knowledgeable and friendly!

by - Verified Customer June 22, 2017

Job well done.

by - Verified Customer June 15, 2017

I have been looking for an 'independent' shop for awhile. I stumbled upon some reviews for A & B Automotive and decided all of the positive feedback had to account for something. Simply put my experience was excellent. They provide you with a complete inspection report indicating what needs to be fixed and what can wait. They work with you to prioritize the repairs and to get you back on the road safely. Don't take my work for it...see for yourself!

by - Verified Customer June 08, 2017

Best shop around! Very friendly, helpful employees! Job is done right the first time!

by - Verified Customer June 07, 2017

Excellent quality repair service with a team of very knowledgeable and honest professionals

by - Verified Customer June 07, 2017

I like the idea of sending the inspection result in email. It would be great if you can prioritize the repair items and attach the price with each.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

I feel they do great work and I am comfortable leaving my vehicle at shop.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

They always do a great job making sure that I am up to date on all of my necessary maintenance. I drive my car a ton and rely on it heavily and I know I can count on them to keep it running for me.

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2017

The problem was not fix. The transmission was slipping before and two days after. An alternator was replaced. It did not solve the problem

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer May 04, 2017

Great Customer experience. Maintenance performed on time and at the price quoted. In one example, Bob, Charlotte & Tom save me a $100 with a not necessary alignment for my new tire installation. Overall Wonderful experience.

by - Verified Customer May 02, 2017

Always pleased with the service received from Bob & his crew at A&B Automotive...

by - Verified Customer April 27, 2017

Great people and good mechanic.

by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

We have been coming here for years and trust them with our cars.

by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

Very Good. They have some good techs there. Their prices are not fantastic, but they are more then fair and I never have to worry about my car being there.

by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

Great!

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Charlotte, Bob and the whole A&B team have been keeping my families and businesses vehicles running smoothly for years now. Professional, reliable, efficient and economic. What more could I ask For? Thanks, A& B

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Always thorough, competent, friendly service.

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Great experience. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Bob the owner is very knowledgeable on all motor vehicles and provides accurate diagnoses and fair repair prices. Dustin in the shop is pleasant to deal with and does a great job. Charlotte is so very pleasant and a joy to work with.

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

Good service.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

Surperb customer service and QUALITY mechanical service.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Great service at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

My car was fixed in record time.

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

Excellent customer service!

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

Service was very good.

by - Verified Customer February 28, 2017

Pleasant experience, knowledgeable staff.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2017

These people make me feel like I'm not getting taken advantage of like every shop I've been to. They legitimately care about you and your vehicle. My car is my baby and they treat it as such.

by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

I am always pleased with the service at A&B. Bob is a great guy, terrific mechanic and one of the most honest men I've ever had the pleasure to meet. I not only recommend the shop, I think anyone who doesn't is probably paying more than it's worth.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

Good people and good work.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

Son's radiator replaced by A&B with a new one, but then leaked a few months later. Bob at A&B made good by removing and replacing the faulty (replacement) radiator with another new one. A&B stands behind the parts it uses and its workmanship.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

Transmission fluid change.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

A&B Auto is first rate Staff, Service, and honesty. Repairs are done fairly, timely and with great care. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

Professional, kind, thorough, great work completed in as little time as possible, went above and beyond to meet my transportation needs while the car was serviced! Love your staff!

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

Very good. totally satisfied.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

Quick, efficient, thorough, reasonable.

by - Verified Customer January 12, 2017

As usual, the job was well done and timely.

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

You guys are always honest and everyone is always so nice, which is hard to find these days.

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2016

We rely on Bob and Charlotte to take good care of our autos and they have never disappointed in our many years dealing with A & B.

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2016

The work was done quickly, which I liked. But it was done incorrectly, which resulted in blue smoke coming out of my muffler, so I ended up taking the car back to the shop the following day, which made me late for work. Charlotte was nice about my issue and went above and beyond to help, but the auto mechanics were very rude when I encountered them, and did not even apologize for inconveniencing me. As a result, I will not return, nor recommend their work to anyone I know.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

Always friendly and courteous and does the job right the first time.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

Excellent service and coordination to find parts.

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

Good service but I think they forgot to book my last appointment.

by - Verified Customer November 24, 2016

Very good service truck was done in a short time frame also.

by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

The staff at A & B are friendly and care about their customers. Fixed it right the first time and trust their recommendation.

by - Verified Customer November 08, 2016

Always friendly and efficient!

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2016

Knowledgeable, kind, and they care! Also, love all the improvements to the waiting area!

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2016

I have had a long rep-or with shop owner Bob, who is an exceptionally nice gentleman, and very honest. However, since he hired an assistant, he has been a lot less flexible. For instance, as a reward for my loyal patronage, he sent me a $50 gift card for the next car repair. The girl would not take it toward a repair totaling about $500.00. This turned me off a bit, as the old shop would have honored this without blinking.

by - Verified Customer October 19, 2016

I have utilized the shop's services for eight years in service of five different vehicles and never been dissatisfied with the service or repairs.

by - Verified Customer October 02, 2016

Service is always excellent and the staff is always friendly and easy to do business with.

by - Verified Customer July 11, 2016

Thorough!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer September 13, 2012

He's honest, if you need something repaired, he lets you know ahead of time. And if I need something done, he lets me make the decision - yes or no - to repair it. I recommend them highly to anyone because he's fair and he does not push anything on you, that's why I've been going for years. His prices are fair and that's why I recommend him highly.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2012

My husband introduced me to A & B Automotive about sixteen years ago. Now he is gone, but Bob and the staff at A & B Automotive are there for me and my Chevy trailblazer. All my many questions are always answered, service is excellent. A & B is the place for me. Thank you Bob!

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2012

Free wifi, TV and within walking distance of a resturant for persons who would wait rather then drop off.

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2012

They're always pleasant and everything is ready on time and I can see a difference that they have worked hard on my car. I wouldn't think of going any other place. Bob, the owner, he's a very nice man. He is a very honest man. I got a call from him asking if I was satisfied and I think that's very rare to get that. There's nothing bad I could say.

by - Verified Customer August 27, 2012

A&B is very reliable. They are honest and always explains what is wrong with you vehicle. I have a lot of trust in A&B.

by August 13, 2012

He's very honest, and very reasonable. He doesn't try to take you over financially.

by - Verified Customer August 13, 2012

I keep telling 'em don't you dare go out of business while I'm alive. I am very satisfied.

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2012

When you ask their opinion, they give you their opinions and it's not based on what will benefit their business. They will tell if it's worth fixing or if it's something you should even put money into.

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2012

I've been going to them about thirty years and I'm very satisfied with their work and the people that work there, everything about them. I'm very satisfied.

by - Verified Customer June 28, 2012

My experience is they're upfront and nice and they don't push unnecessary repairs. We've always been very satisfied with the quality and the work. I've been going to them for twenty plus years.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam
by - Verified Customer June 21, 2012

Honest. Reliable. And a fair price. Would recommend without reservation.

by - Verified Customer June 21, 2012

I just think it's a great shop and they're honest. They do a great job. I have been going there for twelve years and I have not had a problem. My family goes there. I recommend A & B to a lot of people.

by - Verified Customer June 21, 2012

Had a break job done on my Thunderbird and had to call the factory because the disk broke. They called the factory and did the whole job for free. That took a special brake lining and they didn't know it - they called the factory and got the special break lining and I was really satisfied. I been there a few times and I always been satisfied and I have recommended them several times. I am very pleased with their service and I always take my car back there.

by - Verified Customer June 21, 2012

It was quick and easy.

by - Verified Customer June 17, 2012

The owner personally makes sure your vehicle is in proper working order before you leave. I have an older vehicle, 12 years old, and I have been having it serviced at A&B for ten of those years. My car runs amazing. I highly recommend A&B Automotive. The Service is friendly, fast, and the prices are fair.

by - Verified Customer June 17, 2012

Very friendly, very knowledgeable. Fair prices, don't fix something until it needs it. I've been going for a long, long time and have never had a problem - I've been going to them for 32 years. Overall I'm very satisfied and have recommended them multiple times.

by - Verified Customer June 17, 2012

I've been going to him for fifteen years and he's never treated me badly. I've always had good service from him. He tells you everything up-front and he'll work with you - telling you what can wait. He's always been very fair.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Miriam

RepairPal Scorecard
95
OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

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TECHNICAL ABILITY
95
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
97
CUSTOMER SERVICE
97
CUSTOMER AMENITIES
93

A & B Automotive was established in 1999 and has been providing Trenton and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of experienced technicians lead by and ASE certified master. They are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs to tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as “professional”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, “reliable”, and “honest”. A local shuttle service, early bird drop-off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.


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SPECIALTIES

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

  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

MESSAGE FROM THE SHOP

We are a family owned auto repair and maintanence facilty that likes to treat our customers as family. We can do most repairs and if not we can arrange to have it done so you do not have to worry about finding someone that you can trust and making another stop. We offer a 24 month 24000 mile nationwide warranty. Our mission is to keep your cars and trucks running safe and reliable at a reasonable cost.

MAKES WE SERVE

  • 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
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Questions Answered by A & B Automotive
when I go over a rough surface my steering...
Your symptoms sound like bad shocks/struts, The old style test was to bounce your car and see if it still bounces when you stop. Unfortunately that is not a good test, by the time that happens your shocks are long gone. We recommend them every 75,000 miles to keep your car riding like new
I replaced all 4 calipers rotors pads on a...
Did this problem start before or after you changed the brakes? If it was before it sounds like you have a leak in a line. If it was after maybe you put the calipers on the wrong side which will keep you from getting a proper bleed.(The bleeder screws have to be at the highest point of the caliper with the hose below it)
HAVE CHANGED WIRE PLUGS POWER PACKS FUEL I...
It looks like you have done all the basic things to repair this problem, now we need to get deeper into diagnostics starting with a compression test and making sure that your coils and injectors are getting the proper signals to do their jobs. If you can't figure it out our certified technicians can help at a reasonable cost. Call A&B Automotive at 609-689-0688 to set up an appointment
Fuel gauge is stuck at a quarter tank
I agree with Dave, probably either the sender or the gauge and there would be some testing involved. We could help you for a reasonable cost if you can't figure it out yourself. Call us at 609-689-0688
<br>What seems to make the problem better ...
It sounds like you broke a drive belt, you need to figure out why. If you need help we can do it for you at a reasonable cost. Call A&B Automotive at 609-689-0688
Just opens like normal gets halfway then c...
If this started immediately after you change an engine I would start by looking at all your grounds. If you can not figure it out we would be glad to help. Give us a call at 609-689-0688
2006 buick lucerne cxl when driving it stu...
That solenoid is under the side cover, alldata says it is anywhere from a 5 hour to a 10 hour job depending on which transmission you have. Not a job for a do it your selfer.
The hazard button, power lock button and a...
I would start by checking your fuses, if they are all good it could be a broken wire somewhere. If you can't figure it out we can help for a reasonable cost. Call A&B Automotive at 609-689-0688

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