You go in for an oil change, overpay, mess your dress, and leave the butt end of a scam.
You’d rather be broken down on I-85 — in a blizzard.
Pity the fool with Classic 73 Garage’s Tim Watson, your
knight mechanic in shining Armor All. The one-man shop does impeccable work at lower labor prices ($55 an hour compared to $80-$125) and caters to the ladies.
Check in via iPad in the welcoming waiting room (comfy couches, coffee, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi); get an email estimate before the job begins. Need a ride to work? An Uber black car chauffeurs you (free or discounted, depending on service).
If you’re test-driving a potential whip, let Watson look under the hood before you buy. For an extra cost, he’ll roll with you whilst shopping.
And even open your door.
Classic 73 Garage, 2064 Briarcliff Road Northeast, suite 102, Druid Hills (404-593-4934 or classic73garage.com).
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