We have been going to AutoVantage for several years now, will continue to do so for a long time! (I have been working on cars since the mid 1960s as a hobby. I know what I am doing, but my arthritis is keeping me form to really getting in there any more!)
My first experience with AutoVantage was looking for someone to charge our air conditioning on my Saturn SL2. Brian checked it our, made recommendations, made it work! Correctly. Since then they have spent some quality time with my wife's 2002 Econoline wheelchair van. Please bear in mind that this van weighs 8,400 lbs due to the extensive additional equipment installed for the wheelchair lift, pneumatic hand controls, reinforced floor and power sliding door. They have diagnosed and corrected the following: 1. Ford Truck's famous faulty drive shaft, actually having had a beautiful aluminum driveshaft made in Auburn, at a very fair price. No more factory vibration, in the drive-line ! 2. Replaced the already worn out original engine with a Ford factory re-manufactured engine perfectly!! This involves taking the entire front of the van apart and off just to access the engine!! They did a great job, everything looks and acts like new. The van runs better than ever, even since new! Again excellent job, fair price! 3. We had a brake job done while on the road last summer by an out of town shop. The brakes worked, but never felt right from that time on. When we got home I replaced the brakes with all new Ford parts, could not get them to work correctly. I spent hours on this, to no avail! Brian and company found out, after quite a thorough process that the parking brake cable had been replaced with an incorrect assembly, causing the right rear brake to work incorrectly. They spent quite a bit of time tracking the problem down, replaced the cable assembly with the correct part, and went through all the brakes to verify correct operation! They did not give up until the van was absolutely correct and safe to drive. These are very competent, safety oriented, fair, and very good people to work with. We highly recommend AutoVantage as the very best!