2730 Highwood Ave E, Saint Paul, MN | Directions 5511944.912147 -92.984815
Monday 07:30 - 06:00, Tuesday 07:30 - 06:00, Wednesday 07:30 - 06:00, Thursday, 07:30 - 06:00, Friday 07:30 - 06:00, Saturday CLOSE - CLOSE, Sunday CLOSE - CLOSE
Neighborhoods: Maplewood - Oakdale
Terrible! Absolutely not! My girlfriend and her family had been taking their cars there for years and raved about the place. Recently she took her car in because it was overheating. Carver examined the vehicle and told her it needed a new head gasket ($2000). She was pretty upset and considering getting a new vehicle all together. She called and asked if there was anything they could do to "patch it up" to get her by. They said they could not, and that they only did quality work. I took the vehicle to an mechanic friend who checked it out and discovered the outside of the radiator was plugged with debris. He hosed off the radiator grill and cleaned it up. Three weeks later the temp gauge hasn't moved over half way.
Wanting to make sure that this was the problem, we had the oil changed and sent in a sample to Blackstone who tested the oil and reported this: "You mentioned a possible head gasket issue, but we didn't find anything that might show coolant
contamination in this sample -- which is a good thing. Aluminum and iron read high next to universal
averages, which show typical wear for a 5.7L Hemi after about 5,700 miles on the oil. Aluminum is from
pistons and iron is from steel parts. Nothing here really sticks out as a developing issue, but we'll know more
as trends develop. The oil itself, was in good shape and free of harmful contamination. Low insolubles show
good oil filtration. The TBN read 1.8 and 1.0 is low."
Shame on Carver, trying to get $2000 for a new head gasket when there were no indications that this was the issue. These guys are a ripoff! steer clear!!
Best in the Biz!!! No over charging, outstanding. – Best in the Biz! After years of visits to their shop I changed after moving to West Saint Paul for a more convenient location. BIG mistake. The Carver guys are car geniuses, that don't over analyze or over charge. Called them with a question about a concern of a poor job at a West St. Paul shop, knew the problem and analyzed their mistake with out even seeing the car. Highly recommend! Only downfall is can be a bit of a wait...but all good things are worth waiting for.
won't go anywhere else – I've been going here since I got my first car. Since then I've moved to the other side of the twin cities but I'll still drive here if I can manage it. I hate going other places because I always feel like I'm getting scammed or they're trying to add on more "repairs" for me to pay for. At Carver, I know that they'll be honest with me and fix my car, the first time, at a reasonable price. Ask for Bob, they're all great, but he's the best.
All Auto Repair Shops Should be like Carver!! – From the moment we first went to Carver 13 years ago, we knew that we would be well taken care of!! They are honest, efficient AND reasonably priced! Carver is the first auto repair place where I don't feel like I have "sucker" written on my forehead. Thank you for such reliable service!!
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