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Beard Auto Repair

1736 Ogden Ave

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 6309645544

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About Beard Auto Repair:

Check engine light on?, stop in and we will check it while you wait! State of the art equipment and qualified staff are ready to serve your automotive needs. We specialize in emission repairs.

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by via Google Places

Recently had Beard repair our 11 year old truck. The power steering line had rusted through and needed to be replaced. Not only did Beard repair the line for a price that was less than we had expected, (after checking out the possible costs online), they also got it back to us sooner than we were originally told knowing how much we needed to be able to use it. Nobody is perfect but over the years they have always made every effort to help us out and we appreciate they're help..

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by via Google Places

Extremely nice people. Great service with reasonable prices. You can tell they care about the customer!

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by via Google Places

good an honest people. I used to work here and can tell you that they won't sell you anything you don't need. They go out of their way to be as fair as possible. They're not the cheapest in town but they are reasonable, fair, respectful and honest.

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by via Google Places

I have only been in town for a couple of months, and I noticed that the parking lot is always full at this location, and I took it as a good sign. Anyway, I went in and set up an appointment (it wasn't urgent work). I had a bolt that I had stripped horribly, and needed new rotors put on. I figured it would take quite a while just to get the bolt out, but 30 minutes after I got there, they were handing me back my keys, all repairs done, at a very reasonable price. It is safe to say that I have found the only shop that I will use while I am here. I am going back for tires next week sometime, and plan to set up an oil change while I am there. Try this place out, you will not regret it!

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by via Google Places

They are honest and affordable what more could you want?

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by Ron P. via Yelp Reviews

Took my Saab for work,  They do an excellent work at reasonable prices.  It small locally owned business that cares about the customer.  Its best to make an appointment fir routine work..

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by Teri E. via Yelp Reviews

I am so appreciative that I found Beard Auto. I have always been 100% happy with the work they have provided. I like the family-owned feeling of the shop vs a chain store. Last night I took my car to get an oil change at NTB and they called me and said my car needed new break pads and rotors and it would cost $450. They told me my rotors were SEVERELY rotted and it is dangerous to drive my car. When I took it to Beard Auto, I was told that my break pads and rotors are FINE and the noise I was hearing was something simple (I'm not that into cars so I don't remember what needed to be fixed) and the total cost was $60! Thank Goodness for the Honest Employees at Beard Auto. I will be letting all my family and friends know!

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by Greg B. via Yelp Reviews

They were "not interested" in fixing my car.  It would have been an 8 hour job and apparently my money was not green enough for them.  Oh well I got a better deal elsewhere.  If you cannot handle an auto repair job, then close down!

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by John K. via Yelp Reviews

Gene and his crew have been caring for my family's cars for over 30 years.  He is one of the few people in the car repair business that I trust and that is saying a lot.  I have found they are competitive, but certainly not the cheapest.  That being said, they use only the highest quality parts, I think all of the mechanics are skilled and certified, and they fix it right the first time.They fix what needs fixing and will make thoughtful recommendations for other things that should be fixed or kept an eye on.  This is a different approach than other repair places.  I just had brakes done on my wife's van and they machined the rotors, where most other shops would have just put new ones on to pad the bill.If you are looking for the cheapest fix or you are happy with duct tape as your normal acceptable repair - Beard Auto is not for you.  If you want it fixed right with a long term solution - I recommend them.There is nobody else I can recommend in the area.

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by Robin L. via Yelp Reviews

Honest and done right.  They repair what needs to done and will recommend to hold off on repairs if not needed or are not necessary.

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by Jacob F. via Yelp Reviews

Visited Beard Auto on February 24th to have a diagnosis of my check engine light and my valence reconnected to my car's undercarriage. Gene at the shop was very helpful and honest. He didn't try to sell me anything, told me why the engine light was on and recommended I bring my car back in if the engine light reappears. Will definitely be returning if it turns out the sensors need work.

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by Kathy E. via Yelp Reviews

Gene and his crew have been fixing my cars over the years with honesty and beyond the call of duty care.    I trust the work and I trust the team of mechanics.  Prices are fair and work is done promptly.  I just bought a brand new car and plan to take it to Gene whenever it needs servicing instead of the dealer where I bought it.I know I will always have a safe car with Beard Auto to look out for it!

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by Stephanie M. via Yelp Reviews

My husband & I took our cars to Beard for 20 years & thought they were honest & trustworthy, so silly us, we never bothered to call around to check prices. When we decided to get other estimates it seemed that Beard was much higher. Then when my daughter had her own car she took it in a couple of times & said they were rude & dismissive. Maybe it was a bad day for whomever was at the desk, I don't know,but I no longer go there

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by Brittany C. via Yelp Reviews

So I haven't even gone here yet, but I just called and he was so awesome and transparent about his workload. And even recommended something better for me. I will definitely take my car here next time I can!

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by Jeff M. via Yelp Reviews

These guys have done EVERYTHING to both of my cars for over 10 years - I was referred to them by a friend of mine who was a client of mine - and the accountant / ffice manager at one of my consulting locations.  Seems she had know Gene since she was a kid - and he also worked on all of their cars... long store short...  This place is HONEST - efficient - consistant - and on time.  If it needs fixed now - they will let you know - but they will also let you know if it can wait until later (30-60-90 days etc...).  You don't get the feeling that they are just trying to add issues to the TODO list to make $$$$$.  They are interested in LONG TERM HONEST relationships with their customers.  I have referred probably 20-30 people to them over the last 5 years alone.  If they don't / can't do something - speciality work / major body work / etc... they can help coordinate it with a company that they trust and do work with all the time.  Last repair work for me was an troddle body control problem on my Surburban and some break work on my Grand Prix.

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by Ben S. via Yelp Reviews

My wife and I have been taking our cars to Beard Auto for over 5 years.  Gene's not only an expert mechanic, he's a good person who really cares about his customers.  There seem to be quite a few people that just go down there to hang out and talk to him; I'm not surprised because he's such a cool guy.  We always been pleased with the work done by the mechanics in his shop as well.  Most-recently, my wife took her car in to have the air conditioning system repaired.  Rather than just quote the labor in the published tables, Gene spent the time to take some things apart and study the situation to give us confidence that the cost would be much lower than that (and it was).  This place is truly excellent.

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by Jo N. via Yelp Reviews

I cannot say enough good things about Beard Auto.  Have been taking my cars there for the last 15-20 yrs.  I've never had to bring a car back for a redo of a repair.  They work with my schedule which can be challenging at times.  They've stayed late when my lift home was delayed so I wasn't standing by myself. They are certified to repair your car when it doesn't pass IL emissions test.

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by Don M. via Yelp Reviews

They don't make repair shops like this anymore. Old-school guys doing what they do best and giving you service so good that it feels odd. I was kept informed of everything with my service and given a fair price for work done quickly. I didn't know where to go after my cars warranty expired. I just knew I couldn't afford the dealership. I can't recommend Beard enough and I won't be going anywhere else.

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by Theresa H. via Yelp Reviews

Gene and the team at Beard Auto are good, honest guys. How many times can you say that about business? Sadly, not to often now days. They remind of the kind of service my parents used to talk about when I was a kid. Where if you found a good mechanic, you were set for life. Baird is that for me!

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by Sharko Z. via Yelp Reviews

Crooks.  Crooks.I had my car towed to their shop and the guy (Eric) gave me an estimate to replace the starter which was $700+.  When i called other shops, the average estimate was $400.  they thought since my car was already there they could take advantage of me, and charge double. I towed the car again -- to a new shop and saved 300+.  By the way, they were more expensive than the honda dealer. the dealership price was cheaper!! unbelievable.    Crooks.  Stay away unless you want to pay double for the same service.

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by Evan W. via Yelp Reviews

Recommended by a friend and I'm recommending them to you. I took my wife's car in for an inspection and were straightforward about what was wrong with it. Felt I was given an honest and competitive quote for the work, which was completed faster than I expected. Good experience and will be back!

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by Francis D. via Yelp Reviews

Towed our minivan to Beard Auto last night after hours when it overheated.  John gave me an estimate late this morning  and had it fixed by 3pm. Quick, courteous service by John and crew makes me (and more importantly, my wife) happy campers!

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by Anne M. via Yelp Reviews

My family has gone to Beard Auto for years.  Gene and his team are the best.  They are honest and accomodating and will always go the extra mile to help.  I  live in Chicago but still take my car to them.  And what they charge is extremely reasonable.Best mechanic in the Chicagoland area.

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by Judicious Z. via Yelp Reviews

I recently had my brakes and my 60K checkup. Gene's been looking after my cars for 20+ years. I live in Chicago but make the trip for milestone checks and all major repairs. I know I can trust him. A few years ago I was given a very high quote by a shop in Chicago to have something fixed on my car. Gene confirmed that was not the issue and the repair ended up being  1/2 of the original quote. I've referred my family and friends to Beard Auto.

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by S C. via Yelp Reviews

Best group of mechanics in Dupage County. I have been going to them for over 20 years. I've converted many friends and relatives to also go see Gene Beard. Honest, straightforward and all around great group of guys.

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