Rod's Japanese Auto Care serving Bellingham, WA is your top choice for Auto Repair, and Hybrid Service, plus much more. We are experts in Japanese makes, Hybrids, and ALL Electric vehicles and even rebuild hybrid and electric car batteries in house.
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Rod's Japanese Auto Care in Bellingham provides exceptional auto repair services like Auto Repair, Hybrid Service, and more. Our state-of-the-art shop includes an alignment machine, tire machine, and computer diagnostics for most makes and models. We also rebuild and service hybrid and electric car batteries in house.
Our auto repair shop in Bellingham is capable of servicing all makes and models. We only do the work that is needed to fix your problem.
Our mission is to provide the best automotive service and repair experience possible by serving our customers with unparalleled honesty, integrity and quality.
Operating with transparency during the service and repair process, never exaggerate or mislead. Always making recommendations by order of priority so the customer can plan for future service needs.
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Always doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. If we make a mistake take immediate steps to correct it.
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We are up to date with our industry and all of our ASE Certified Technicians are receiving up to the minute extensive training.
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Full Service Auto Repair in Bellingham
Rod's Japanese Auto Care specializes in full-service auto repair. Since 2002, Rod's Japanese Auto Care has provided the residents of Bellingham, and the surrounding area with extraordinary auto repair services. We stand behind the quality of our work with an outstanding limited LIFETIME WARRANTY on repairs.
Don't wait for your car, truck, or SUV to break down to come see us. We offer scheduled maintenance to ensure the longevity of your vehicle. We offer everything from oil changes, 30/60/90K services, to timing belt replacement, and more. Call Rod's Japanese Auto Care today to learn more!
Our shop is clean, our staff is professional, and we offer a fast turnaround for repairs. We have a comfy waiting area with free WiFi and refreshments. We also offer third-party financing with no interest.
At Rod's Japanese Auto Care , we specialize in Asian, Domestic, and European makes and models. All of our technicians are ASE Certified and can assist with any service or repair that your vehicle may need!
The attitude at Rod's is, yes we got caught charging a ridiculous price which the job and parts don't warrant, yes we tell whatever lies we can think of, but you were suckers and trusted us to be honest now you have to pay whatever amount we decide or we will keep your vehicle.
This is how we were treated:
We came to you because are a local business, my husband expected to be treated honestly. He said his front brakes were pulsing, he needed new brake pads and if any rotors were causing this get them turned to repair them
You gave him a high price, he said it is very expensive not what he was thinking a brake job would be.
You said the rotors could not be turned, they were too warped and had to be replaced. Because he had questioned the price and you had an answer, he trusted you were charging a standard brake job price, that the repairs you recommended were necessary to repair the problem. We are older and often today's prices seem high. We expect to be treated honestly because he trusted you, when you called, my husband gave you the go ahead to repair our vehicle.
**At that time you did not tell him,
1. your rotors could be turned,
2. your rear rotors may not need to be replaced
3. we do not turn rotors we only replace them, but we could have them turned at a shop 1/2 a mile away and keep your cost down
4. we use aftermarket parts, when you ask about the high price of the parts I"ll tell you we use OEM parts
5. We charge double the retail price of OEM Nissan parts
6. then put on cheap aftermarket parts,
7. we mark up the aftermarket parts 435% above their retail price ( I found the average cost of aftermarket parts were $190. Rod's parts price was $1095.89 - I am assuming the $190. parts price is correct for retail aftermarket parts used on our job because although we asked repeatedly Rod's refused to supply manufacturer of the parts used, parts numbers of the parts used or any other document to validate the price we were charged.
I called your shop to ask why the parts prices were so high. Your service wri
I would tell them that I am PICKY about who works on my Z. It is an '82, I am the only owner, have every receipt for everything that has ever been done on my car, and it has had exactly seven mechanics in all that time. I do not trust my car to just anyone. I am picky. The mechanics who work on my car must earn my trust. I need to feel that they have my safety in mind and look for potential issues as well as keeping my Z in the best running condition. Rod's has proven to me that they are all about keeping me safe and my Z in great shape. Did I mention that I am picky ? Rod's will be my eighth mechanic shop for a long time to come. Because, I am picky.