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Indy car mechanic?
No, not that kind. But any of you who live in or around Indianapolis have suggestions of a good and affordable mechanic I can pass along to a friend?
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ruhe From: ruhe Date: January 29th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, but cartalk.com is usually a good resource (seriously).
kaitl From: kaitl Date: January 29th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what I was going to say...
tess_azure From: tess_azure Date: January 29th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll see what I can find out...particular kind of car or issue?
belindashort From: belindashort Date: January 30th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Its my car...1987 Toyota Celica. It's turning over, but doesn't seem to be getting gas. Won't stay running, or even really start past the original revving

could be fuel pump/filter
could have gotten water in the line
spark plugs?
tess_azure From: tess_azure Date: January 30th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks...that helps a bit. I'm asking around, and I'll pass along any names my friends might have for me...
belindashort From: belindashort Date: January 30th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool, thanks a bunch =)

I've priced the most expensive thing low to high (fuel pump) and the part looks to be between 90-200 bux, so my guess is that labor would be around 200-400 to put it in, but I'm consulting the great auto book to see if it's doable myself.
tess_azure From: tess_azure Date: January 30th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I asked a few people and just let them know the year/make/model of your car and that you were looking for someone trustworthy and of reasonable cost. Here's the comment I got from one of my friends:

"We've been going to Glendale Automotive on 62nd near the the Glendale Mall. We found them through Angie's List (I'd highly recommend that your friend's friend make the investment in Angie's List - it's very helpful for finding all different types of services. There are user reviews and ratings. Also, if the person knows you found him on Angie's list he wants to make sure you will write a good review . . . ).
We've had good luck thus far with Glendale."

I've known her and her husband for a very long time, and neither of them are known for taking crap from people, so I trust her judgment.

I'll let you know if I hear back from anyone else.
belindashort From: belindashort Date: January 30th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
awesome, thanks =)!
belindashort From: belindashort Date: January 30th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Also, I know about angies list..I've thought about it, but until I get that tax refund, I have no spending money, and am living on the few groceries I have and rides from people.
tess_azure From: tess_azure Date: January 30th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Totally understood!
rustmon From: rustmon Date: January 29th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
sorry, canna help... :(
belindashort From: belindashort Date: January 30th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your help =) Or at least trying =) I just made a post too
perisoft From: perisoft Date: January 30th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, see? I could have helped with the first kind... ;)
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