If your looking for a shop full of honest mechanics you can trust to fix your problems right the first time and for a fair price, this is it.
Huge thanks to the Tessman family and Joey's Auto Shop!Read review on Facebook
It's been a long time since I've felt compelled to write a review on Yelp. These days I'm only interested in doing reviews for businesses that I feel have really earned it--for good or bad.
I took my Mini Cooper to Joey's yesterday after reading some stellar online reviews. Squeaky brakes and some oil in need of a change--nothing major. I asked to have the front and rear brakes replaced, including rotors.
Caveat--I am not a car person. I am woefully ignorant on shop pricing and what your typical repair should cost. When going to a mechanic, that usually doesn't turn out so well.
After dropping the car off, I got a call later in the day from Joey letting me know that the brakes were done and that the oil was changed. He also let me know that the rear brakes were just fine, and that I didn't need to have them replaced. I was stunned. Never in my life have I had a mechanic call me and tell me that my car DIDN'T need something.
I came by and picked the car up a little bit later. Paid a very fair price for the work that was done and would have very likely paid for work that I didn't need to have done at all at another shop.
I say this without any exaggeration--Joey's Auto Shop is your best option for car repairs and servicing in the Des Moines area. I am thrilled that I have found my mechanic for the next few years while I'm here--and relieved that I can stop looking.
Joey's Auto Shop has earned my highest recommendation.Read Sam L.'s review of Joey's Auto Shop on Yelp
Joey's Auto Shop was recommended by a friend years ago and now it is the only place we go. His prices are fair and he runs his shop with integrity. It's so nice to know a reliable and trustworthy mechanic.Read Mary V.'s review of Joey's Auto Shop on Yelp
I'm not local to the area but I just had the pleasure of working with Joey and needed to leave a review for him.
At first I was a little thrown off by the residential-area neighborhood his garage is in. I was all by myself and pulling into a random garage behind a house put me a little on edge.
That said, don't even think twice about it. Joey is probably the best guy I'll have ever found to work on a vehicle. I only wish I lived in Iowa, or he lived in California.
I originally went in because I thought I just needed my A/C recharged. I did need it recharged, but it turned out to be the least of my problems. He completed the EVAC and recharge, but something still wasn't right. After 2 hours of testing, trials and tribulations, Joey confirmed our worst fears: the compressor needed replacing.
And that's when Joey blew me away: Instead of charging me for the full 2 hours of work, he only charged me for the portion that benefited me -- his final diagnosis. To save me from leaking freon issues, he sucked that back out and charged me for less than an hour of work (and much less than he'd quoted me before I came in).
If I were in the area longer I'd be back there in a heartbeat to have him finish the job on a day with more time, but unfortunately we're on the road again tonight.
Moral of the story: Joey is a very intelligent, fair guy to have working on your car.Read Anne D.'s review of Joey's Auto Shop on Yelp
I took my Honda to Joey to replace the starter. The local Honda dealership wanted to charge me a huge amount for a refurbished starter. Joey was able to install a brand new starter with a 12 month warranty for a fraction of the cost. He was able to do the repair quickly. I am so thankful to Joey and will continue to go to his repair shop. Thanks Joey!mechanicadvisor.com
Had a great experience using this place!
Joey was honest and actually made the the effort to show me personally the problems that were occurring on my vehicle. They also actually check into problems instead of just slapping everything new on when they might not be not needed.
Price was very fair as well. Honest auto shops are hard to find but you will find that here!Read review on Facebook
I have been using Joey's for the past 3 years or more. Everything from a simple oil change to a new motor and complete break job. His prices have always been the best ,the service is without a doubt the best you will find, but the best part for me is when I started using him he was working alone and only had one lift, now that he has people working for him and is growing quite nicely he still makes you feel like your getting that one on one service.Read review on Facebook
Joey is great. He's fair priced and doesn't just tell you it needs fixed but shows you, and he explains why he's come to that conclusion. Isn't bother by questions and is very polite and patient. Every time I go I grab several of his business cards to pass out. I'm so thankful I found out about his shop.Read review on Facebook