Decatur >Clairmont Auto Repair
“While the shop has a rustic, 1980s feel, and seems to need some cleaning, the mechanics really know what they're doing there and do an excellent job balancing business with taking the time to do an excellent service.”
“would definitely take my car back to Clairmont for routine maintenance, because places like this is what keeps small businesses thriving in Atlanta, and keeps the prices fair and competitive--I couldn't believe how much the dealer was marking up their p”
The best I have experienced. I had repairs at Clairmont auto Repair and was very satisfied. Several shops prior could not figure out my electrical problem! I looked in the yellow pages for a shop that could do electrical as advised. I received prompt service and very friendly. Everything was done in a timely fashion as predicted before repairs. I asked the owner afterwards about the prior reviews and was tolld advertising wars. I believe this man because he was very knowledgeable and was able to do repairs that five other shops prior could not figure out. I was also advised that he taught auto mechancis at Devry. I feel very confident using this shop with further repairs. He is definately above the rest!!
This guy lost his shop cause he is crazy and smoked pot in his shop as well as smoking crack. He breaks things and says thats the way it came in his shop. He is not to be trusted and will lie to you about the bill. I was in his shop when peple made death threats to him. This guy is noting but bad trouble. THANK GOD HE IS NOT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR LIVES IN OUR CONDOW HE WAS A VERY NASTY PERSON,
Saved my car!!!. I had an electrical problem which confused seven shopsI became frustrated and contemplating to buy a new car. A friend of mine told me about clairmont auto repair, who fixed a complex problem to others until I found George. I checked out this new garage and found it true what my friend experienced. I didn't want him to know that the car went to seven others who couldn't figure out this "Phantom ghost", as one called my car. After twenty minutes of waiting he told me that it fell within Tfee's and released my car with problem fixed!!! I asked what was wrong and he stated; "too many amps are used with fuel pump". He replaced a faulty relay. WHY COULDN'T THE OTHERS FIX IT!!!!! THANK YOU CLAIRMONT AUTO REPAIR AND YOUR SIMPLY THE BEST I'VE ENCOUNTERED.
Avoid this place!. If you want a faulty repair this is the place. Not only did they improperly "fix" my car but they broke other stuff and refused to repair what they'd messed up.
Like no experience I've ever had in my life.
This was the worst experience I've ever had with anyone claiming to be a "professional." An absolute nightmare where I at different times felt threatened, taken advantage of, and just simply stupid for dropping my car there in the first place.
The first clue should have been when I walked in. The place is not even a garage but an old storefront that essentially looks like it had been abandoned and was housing vagrants. Perhaps that wasn't too far off. All I needed done was a simple reattachment of an old bumper whose bolts had rusted out. I chose Clairmont Auto Repair out of convenience. It was close by. Boy was that a mistake.
After supposedly repairing the bumper, I received a call telling me that my car "had turned itself on" and was opning it's own windows and flashing the lights. This ridiculous story was relayed to me by the owner, George Clark, who claimed he had talked to "someone waiting at the bus stop who had seen everything." The bus stop is a few hundred feet down the across a busy road; if he ever would have gone to ask about this I'd eat my shoe.
So after I call him back to get to the bottom of the matter, and vaguely infer that maybe it was something he had done in handling it that caused it to malfunction (the car was in perfect working order when I dropped it off), he flipped on me, telling my my accusations and angry tone were "bullshit" and promptly hung up on me. HE HUNG UP ON ME. After repeated calls back he told me he was sick and "didn't need to deal with this today." I didn't know what else to say. I contacted AAA to remove the car from the premises, and had to reschedule multiple times due to Clark leaving mid-day because he was "sick" (notice a theme here?) After finally paying him to put the bumper on (which was done sloppily, but that is no surprise) he had the audacity to try and rattle off his qualifications, and tell me that he could probably fix the electronics himself. It took everything I had to not laugh in his face. Needless to say I didn't take him up on his offer.
After finally bringing the car to a real professional (which I should have done in the first place) he told me the electronics were fried, likely from welding the bumper without grounding if first, and the car was only worth scrapping at this point. So in short, brought it in to reattach a bumper and left with a useless piece of scrap. To best sum it up, I'll leave you with a quote from my AAA tow truck driver who removed the car. "I come here all the time, and not once have I ever seen a car leave that place that works. Say anything you want about the guy, but bottom line is he's just a really bad person." Amen Brother.
Very knowledgable, Knows His stuff. Took my van to have the brakes checked, was very dissatisfied with Gemini where the brakes were done previously. George replaced the front pads, turned the rotors and had the job completed in 3 hours for a very reasonable price. He did a great job and I would highly recommend this shop for all your car's, electrical, electronic, or mechanical problems. My experience, they fix it right and guarantee all work... Thanks, George
NO STAR at all.
IF I COULD CHOOS NO STARS I WOULD!!!!!
This experience was a nightmare.
I took my car to him with a problem, he said once this specific part of the car is fixed there no longer will be a problem. I paid him in cash $$$. He promised the car would work and I could drive it out of state.
It didn't drive for 8 miles let alone out of state. I took it back, he said something else needs fixing. I paid him $$ in cash again. That didn't solve the problem.
I went back to get the second money of $$, but he hid from me by turning off the lights, not answering my phone calls, and in person he would say he doesnt have cash right then, come back tomorrow, come back next day.
So for the last time he called me after I waited for him to test drive a car for 1 hour, and cursed me out saying I had no business to talk (since when is freedom of speech against the law) to his coworker. And he threatened me while saying I owed him money.
Go to google and type Better Business Buraeu and file a complaint without any fees for you.
plase DON'T let your FRIENDS and FAMILY to fall in the TRAP of GEORGE CLARK
Pretty Good, Inexpensive.
I drive a Chevy Malibu, and rather than have the dealer stiff me one more time I took my car in to a local place even though it looks as though theres no place to park. Clairmont AR is located near Emory and the VA hospital and owns a large stock of vintage cars, some for sale and some not.
My problem was the turn signals had stopped working--honestly I just pulled in to the first place I saw because it was unsafe to drive on the road. the mechanic noticed I needed a new fog light and offered to paint the front bumper for under 100 dollars.
I have no idea what they did to get the turn signals working again but they did a great job my car was rushed out the door because the mechanic said they had only one lift but he hadn't set the other one up yet! I did feel like a valued customer because he kept me informed by phone of the status for the next few days while they worked on it...he even offered to come and pick me up at my house when the work was done.
I'm giving it 5 stars because theres not alot of places that would do that especially now with business down the way it is. the shop you will have trouble finding parking..there is a drycleaners nearby but it's very crowded...i still felt like they did a great job and i got a new bumper on top of it! thanks
Professional Service, Quick Turnaround.
I came to Clairmont Auto after my car had blown a head gasket on the road. I had already taken it to Vol Repairs and even the Jim Ellis dealership--the AAA guy recommended Clairmont as an alternative to putting in a new $5500 engine.
The owner told me he'd be able to get the engine rebuilt for way less. He even charged me wholesale prices on the parts because he felt bad that I had paid these other dealerships so much.
While the shop has a rustic, 1980s feel, and seems to need some cleaning, the mechanics really know what they're doing there and do an excellent job balancing business with taking the time to do an excellent service.
My car was in an out in about a week and a half, way less time than it usually takes to do an engine rebuild, and has been running great.
I would definitely take my car back to Clairmont for routine maintenance, because places like this is what keeps small businesses thriving in Atlanta, and keeps the prices fair and competitive--I couldn't believe how much the dealer was marking up their parts and labor on a ten year old machine--I really appreciated Clairmont for bringing my car back to life and giving me a great price to boot.
The only positive review is the owner's own. The store owner's name is george lee clark - you might recognize that name, as it's the only positive review on this site. If a mechanic pretends he's getting service at his own store, something gone awry. What's worse, just youtube george lee clark for some homophobic spewing. Far from the best mechanic around, this run-down shop is the worst. Many friends of mine have been duped...if you're an emory student, please tell AAA to tow your car elsewhere
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