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Meineke #879 Reviews

Average rating: 62 reviews

Featured Review

I had a really bad brake problem. Went on the Meineke website and it said they could not do the repair until 10 days later. I called the College Park location, talked to the person in charge of maintenance, and he got my car in within 2 days. I waited for the work to be performed, which took a little longer than promised, but not too awful. The brakes are in great shape, the price was very competitive, and I'm a happy person. Will visit again when necessary.
- Terry E.

Meineke #879 College Park


8900 Old Rhode Island Avenue

College Park, MD 20740-4122

Center Hours: Closed Now

M-F 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

SAT 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

SUN Closed

Call Us Today: (301) 276-5929

Additional Reviews

I had a really bad brake problem. Went on the Meineke website and it said they could not do the repair until 10 days later. I called the College Park location, talked to the person in charge of maintenance, and he got my car in within 2 days. I waited for the work to be performed, which took a little longer than promised, but not too awful. The brakes are in great shape, the price was very competitive, and I'm a happy person. Will visit again when necessary.
- Terry E.
Well when I called in and I spoke with Steve he was able to diagnose my situation right away-and work to accommodate me as quickly as possible and I really appreciate that he had me back on the road in less than an hour and a half.....And that is excellent work especially when you doing brake work....Way to go Meineke.....And to Steve and all the other guys that work at that particular location this customer thanks you very much and you will see me again .
- Brentnol L.
I've had great experience every time I've been here, and so has the rest of my family. The technicians work quickly, Tony is very communicative and honest, and I always trust that I'll get good service.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Staff was great service was amazing always come back here
- Mark S.
Tony and Steve were very professional and knowledgeable. I was on vacation and needed my car repaired that same day and they delivered.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I love to come to this Meineke location on Rhode Island Avenue in College Park, MD because I always get excellent service. I get in and out in a reasonable time and never have to wait extended periods of time. I have found that I can trust in knowing that I will not be overcharged for unnecessary service that is not needed. I feel that they are honest in their dealings with me and I don't feel like I have been ripped off because I am a female. I have been coming here for quite some time and always ask for Steve because I feel comfortable knowing that he will tell me exactly what I need and explain everything in detail so that I don't have to worry whether or not I have been taken. These days it is hard to find an honest and reputable place you can trust to do business with. I highly recommend this location to everyone who needs their car serviced because they will feel as I do that they will be taken good care of. Kudos to Steve and his team at this Meinke location and please thank him for me.
- Ruth K.
Everyone I've dealt with at the college park location has been great
- Verified Meineke Customer
Steve and Tony are honest and up front with questions and answers. I trust them, they know my vehicle and what needs to be done and when. They, and the rest of the staff are always courteous to everyone.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Very willing to answer questions and explain things. Mr. Castillo was great in explaining what I needed to know, always very helpful, and patient. Great service since the very first time I walked in the door.
- Verified Meineke Customer
at both visits the quality of service was great and the price was a steal! every other place i have gone my oil changes were a minimum of $50 and max of $100+. i also felt like they didn't try to take advantage of me and recommend unnecessary things to be done! the other places had lists of things they claimed needed taken care of, yet when taken to a trusted professional, i found they lied. Meineke hasn't done that. The one suggestion they had, the guy was straight forward and explained to me exactly what needed to be done and he was right! which i absolutely appreciated. it's hard to find a business you trust and i feel i have found just that!
- Mandy N.
I happened upon this Meineke location a couple years ago and continue to come back because the scheduling is convenient, the staff is knowledgeable and I trust them.
- Verified Meineke Customer
This was my second time at this location. I had an appointment the first time but the second time I didn't. Both times I received great customer service and the services were done quickly. Totally the only place I'll be going for my car services!
- Avion C.
the person at the desk was competent and helpful
- Verified Meineke Customer
Honest about repairs, accepted refusal of some services without being pushy. Reasonable price, fast service.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I have always had trustworthy and quality service. I have never been talked into spending money on something that didn't need to be done. And even when they had the perfect opportunity to take advantage they did not they they were honest and upfront with everything they did.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Everything done in a timely manner. Very courteous staff.
- Verified Meineke Customer
- Verified Meineke Customer
The manager is FANTASTIC. Always professional and works so well with his customers. I'd have to move really far away for me to consider taking my vehicle anywhere else.
- Listelle D.
I think he is the manager and mechanic. Ron? He seems extremely knowledgeable, fair, and explains things well.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I was on vacation in Washington DC with my family from Michigan & the left rear brake was dragging. The manager was able to get me in and fixed up in short order. What great guys in the service bays. Even though I was on vacation I still had a good time at this location and it will actually be a good memory for me.
- Stan N.
My Meineke is at College Park; Always Professional and appointments are kept. Time in and out is MOST reasonable . Just love the staff for their warm and caring attitude.
- Valerie Be.
I'm always pleasedown with the service
- Verified Meineke Customer
Your site fixed my tire and replaced my battery in a very short time. They do a great job!
- Verified Meineke Customer
I am always impressed and like Tony very much. He established my ongoing business from the one time I stopped in. I have since given the shop additional business because of him.
- Verified Meineke Customer
The rep was very helpful and told me the truth about the things I have been experiencing. They just wanted to help and not just tell me anything to spend more money. I will keep coming back here because I got what I asked for and was told the truth when I asked. Very honest place, and I appreciate that!
- Trevon R.
I'm still very impressed with staff member "Tony" at the College Park facility at Old Rhode Island ave @ Rte.193/Greenbelt Road, College Park. He check other things on the vehicle and if there will be potential problems forthcoming he make recommendations for repairs. I really like that about him. That really make me feel safe and secure driving my vehicle.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Tony Castillo @Meineke College Park MD was extremely professional and explained what he felt I needed for my car in a manner I could understand. I felt he addressed my immediate needs which were tires/wheels. I purchased items based on his recommendation and my car is driving like a new ride. I will definitely make this my car "go to". The staff was efficient and completed the work in a timely manner. Best of all, I didn't feel Tony overcharged nor did he try to suggest unnecessary services which is key to me returning. Sooo happy! Jill Greene
- Jill G.
Very courteous and professional.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Service is always friendly. Whenever possible, they look for a coupon for me to help keep service and maintenance affordable. I am routinely able to do an early morning drop off and pick up the car, with all service completed, later in the afternoon, which makes accommodating service/maintenance much easier for me. They always call to update me, and if necessary, discuss other service recommendations. I never feel like I'm being "sold up" to purchase services that aren't really necessary.
- Blakely P.
It was a nice experience, everything was great, except it was HOT in there. Other than that everything was awesome!
- Josh R.
Finished before the time I was told it would take to work on my repair
- Leslie T.
Good quality service that I like.
- Verified Meineke Customer
The manager was very forthcoming about the ability of his crew, the cost and turnaround time. He had by far the best price and the quickest turnaround. I will be doing business there again.
- Verified Meineke Customer
You're one of two options near me offering oil changes, and the other option is Jiffy Lube. When I called Jiffy Lube I was told that the service would cost twice as much as Meineke, and given a memorized spiel before I could hang up. Meineke, in contrast, was cheaper and to the point. I appreciated that you let me use a coupon without announcing it before service was performed (I had thought it was automatically accounted for, since I made the appointment through the website after clicking the coupon). When your staff found a nail in my tire, you were up front about cost, gave recommendations for tire upkeep, and were efficient and reasonably priced. Literally my only complaint is that you're located such that it's difficult to leave on foot (several slightly busy roads in a fairly empty area) but I'll just bring a book next time!
- Verified Meineke Customer
The work done on my car was done quickly and without any hassle. I will definitely come here for my future maintenance needs.
- Verified Meineke Customer
The manager Tony was very helpful and explained the repair. He followed up with me several times. This location seems very fair and I am always in search of a good mechanic for my cars.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I love the staff at the College Park Office. They are very knowledgeable and on time, courteous, and professional. They go above and beyond the call of duty!
- Barbara E.
The survey didn't really accurately capture my experience with Meineke. Management and staff at this location were great! They were accommodating friendly informative and very helpful. They recommended other work on my car but these were minor things (like cleaning the battery) that my partner would have just completed on his own. The problem I had with my car was one we tried to fix ourselves unsuccessfully for a few months. We tend to try to do auto repairs ourselves but when we can't it's great to have a really awesome center like Meineke to provide the services that we can't do ourselves. Thanks! :)
- Verified Meineke Customer
i had an issue with my exhaust (put on by Midas) vibrating the car when I reached speeds of 50 mph. I asked Meineke to look at it and they fixed the problem and the car runs even better now.
- Ernie D.
Went into the Meineke Shop [College Park MD ] to get my brake serviced. The staff ARE were very professional and patient. I arrive at the appointment time to discover that I have to return home [Washington DC] to get my wheel locks. Well upon my return I immediately received service. Steve assisted me and during the process he explained that I needed rotors. Now I was somewhat afraid to that I would be hearing that nasty word.... as we know that rotor don't come cheap. While behold I was in a good place and I was informed that I could not get the rotors discounted along with brakes pads [coupon]. I could only say these words God is Good . I had taken my Honda Accord to the dealer about two weeks prior and they informed me that I need brakes and a belt. Never mentioned rotors. But again Steve at Meineke informed me that I did not---- repeat DID NOT need a belt. With all said and done I am extremely satisfied with the professional service and the price of brakes and rotors. I chose this shop because they were listed on Yelp as excellent. Yes YELP were sooo right... During my wait time I met several regular customers who too spoke highly of the shop staff especially Toney. I watch a least three customers come in and were out of the shop within a reasonable time. They came were seen immediately and were out. My my my it is soooo nice to be treated with so much respect and not with the intent of being 'robbed blind' . You best believe I will return and like a sequel again and again. I'm in love!
- Valerie B.
The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, and even spent some time teaching me a few things about tires, including how to better judge their quality/wear and age. The tires I needed weren't immediately available, but they were able to get them from a nearby warehouse and still perform the needed maintenance quickly and faster than their original prediction. Overall a great experience.
- John D.
I came to this location because of reviews on Google. I felt like I was in the right place as soon as I came in. They treated me and customers that came after me with care, respect, and urgency. Tony was very helpful in ensuring I understood the issues with my car and ensured me they could take care of it which they did. I will definitely come back here and recommend it to others. I am new to the area and fee, good knowing I have found a car care center I can trust.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I trust my Meineke to give me a fair assessment and a fair price.
- Joe/carissa R.
I came in thinking my car had major problems according to another mechanic, but something told me to come to Meineke College Park and hear what they have to say since they are always so professional and truthful. Long story short, after talking with the gentleman in the office, he told me that from what I was telling him, it just could be that my rims were damaged. So after the oil change and doing a diagnostic it turns out my car was just fine and that I just needed a rim replacement. I'm so greatful to you guys. Thanks for being the best mechanic experience i've ever had. The level of professionalism and honesty you guys have in this industry is indeed unheard of. I will be referring all my friends and family to you all. Thank you again
- Laura S.
I love this location. The guys here are very professional I don't feel like I'm being ripped off
- Regina H.
Great customer service, the mechanic actually explain the problem and gave me some advice. Great price and fast service.
- Claire B.
A very good experience, including a ride to work! The only reason I didn't score 10 is because I'm sure there's always room for improvement somewhere.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I've been dealing with this Meineke for years, they are always honest with me, they do a great job on my vehicles, I never have to bring the vehicle back for the same problem, customer service is great.
- Yvette L.
Service consultant was extremely helpful to myself, and everyone that walked in the door while i was there. Work was done in timely manner.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Folks there were so nice, didn't force any unneeded work, and went above and beyond to help pop a dent out in the car bumper.
- Andrew R.
We love coming here. Always very attentive, faaaaaast service, super friendly staff. We wouldn't take our cars anywhere else.
- Luis M.
The front person is very courtieous. He informs you about the services they provide if you choose to have other things done, other than what you come in for.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I take my car to the Meineke #879 on Old Rhode Island Ave, in College Park, Maryland. I love the staff there who work with customers, they're extremely professional, efficient, and never try to sell me things I don't need, and they treat all of their customers with respect, regardless of knowledge of car repair or operation. They're always ready to explain things to me and give me what I need to know to make decisions on what work to have done.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Customer for life. I walked in with a muffler issue, thinking I was going to get a quote that would cost me one of my arms basing off a quote I got from the dealer... To my surprise, the quote was much, much lower than the quote given to me by the dealer. The customer service was awesome and the stuff was extremely honest.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Everyone was very courteous. Explained everything that was going on with my car detail. It was a great experience.
- Verified Meineke Customer
The people there are always open, honest, and very helpful.
- Sarah W.
I have been taking my vehicles to meineke for well over 20 years. For the last 9 years, I have been taking them to meineke in College Park, MD. Steve Smith and his staff have been exceptionally courteous, helpful, and have taken good care of my vehicles. I have recommended meineke to many people and will continue to do so.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Timely service, gave me a decent price and they explained everything to me really well.
- Verified Meineke Customer
We are delighted and always tell people about the great service we receive there. The staff is very friendly and avlbove all, honest. They hold their integrity of the business in tact.
- Judy R.
The staff had always been informative, but even better super friendly. They know what they are talking about and simply put they will not get and they will let hustle you. Steve, Tony and Alex will also take care of you. Talking from 6 years of experience.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Always friendly, always professional,never have tried to up sell us
- Verified Meineke Customer
I've been doing business with Meineke for the last three vehicles. I have not had any problems with price or fixing the problems. Whether anyone take my recommendation about Meineke is certainly up to them, but I am certainly satisfied.
- Verified Meineke Customer

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