The votes are in for our second Best Of Needham - Readers' Choice contest, and the winner of Best Auto Repair Shop in Needham is Center Automotive.
The business at 444 Hillside Ave. received 34 percent of the vote beating, other top contenders like Art's Automotove Repair (13 percent) and Needham Collision Auto Body Repair Service (9 percent). Several other of the many auto repair shops around town also received nods.
Center Automotive has been in operation since 1980 and at its current location since 2000, according to the shop's Patch listing. Located near the Needham Center train station, the shop provides transportation for customers to and from the train when they are getting their vehicles serviced. The shop offers a range of repair services, parts and accessories and also does state inspections.
A customer giving the shop a four-star rating on Yelp.com called Center Auto "a decent place to bring your car in for routine maintenance and repairs."
"The location is close to home and a Trader Joe's and their prices are reasonable (~$26 for an oil change, ~$110 for battery change). They haven't tried to charge me extra for anything or tack on silly parts or labor costs," the customer wrote on Yelp.com. The service is fairly fast, and they'll give you a call when they are finished with your car. Overall, I'm pretty happy with them!"
What do you think about Center Auto or any of the other shops in town? Be sure to rate your favorite place in Patch Places, and add your comments below as well.
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