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Meineke #342 Reviews

Average rating: 76 reviews

Featured Review

I was very impressed with the staff. They were efficiency, polite, honest, and gave very accurate estimates about time and cost! I was so pleased with how they treated me and my car. I will definitely return if I need car repairs in the future!
- Verified Meineke Customer

Meineke #342 Charlottesville


1906 Emmet Street

Charlottesville, VA 22901-2815

Center Hours: Closed Now

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

SAT 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

SUN Closed

Call Us Today: (434) 227-4147

Additional Reviews

I was very impressed with the staff. They were efficiency, polite, honest, and gave very accurate estimates about time and cost! I was so pleased with how they treated me and my car. I will definitely return if I need car repairs in the future!
- Verified Meineke Customer
Wonderful experience, Sean was very polite, helpful, and made me feel very comfortable with taking my car there. As a woman that doesn't know much about cars I'm often worried about being taken advantage of at car maintenance places, and Sean was very honest with me about what my car needed and let me know about all the options I had, without making me feel pressured to choose any one in particular. I can't express how much I value a feeling of honesty and respect when working with a mechanic, and I will definitely be returning to this location for future car needs.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Shaun is always polite and very efficient. Tommy was super helpful in explaining my brake situation. Being a woman I feel secure in the fact that I'm not being ripped off because I don't know enough about cars. It's refreshing in this day and age to be able to trust your car and safety to the staff at Meineke. Thank you for all you do!
- Cathy S.
Shawn is extremely helpful and trustworthy. I have been here 4 times and I am always pleased with the service. I have brought two family members as well to have repairs and they were amazed. The pricing is fair and all of the employees always have a great attitude. Thanks so much! My new go to place for all repairs!
- Petheree N.
I brought my Toyota Highlander to Meineke in Charlottesville (Rt 29) to get rust holes in exhaust pipe repaired. Shawn and Richard were very professional, friendly, and got the job done. Priced just as initially quoted. Per request, I was able to see the work they did prior to lowering the car back down. I'm satisfied and will likely return for future repairs.
- Amit K.
The service was quick. The rep was always upfront and precise in his communication. Price was great.
- Steven M.
Shaun, the head mechanic, and his team were very professional, friendly, and polite.
- Cheryl L.
Helpful tips from Shawn, the happiness and smiles exhibited by everyone.
- Danny M .
Jayson was polite professional and fixed our issue perfectly. On time and right price.
- Bob W.
The staff at the Hydraulic Road Meineke are awesome. The service is always fast and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone needing car care.
- Ann H.
Great staff and owner/manager! The people at this location are great.
- Chris S.
I have been taking ALL of my family's vehicles to this Meineke for over 12 years. Mike and Shawn are top notch. The customer service is second to none and the quality of the service is excellent.
- Randy E.
Shawn Jenkins was extremely helpful and provided great customer service. Charlottesville Va location
- Verified Meineke Customer
Good customer service provided by Shawn
- Elzabeth S.
Shawn Jenkins is professional, courteous and down to earth with the care of his customers and the explanation of completed and needed service.
- Ervenna As.
I like being able to make a reservation. Was completed quickly and on time.
- Verified Meineke Customer
They take care almost all my automobile needs. Excellent knowledge, workmanship, friendly service a good prices.
- Chris S.
Sean consistently provides explanations and options in a very patient and professional manner.
- Marie H.
We were on wine-tasting vacation when my brakes started making noise. It was 6PM - found local Meineke online made appt for early next morning. Very busy shop but my brakes were checked & fixed by 9:45AM next day. I was afraid it would be all day based on volume of business. Reasonable price & fast efficient service. Great job.
- Scott H.
Service was timely and professional.
- Verified Meineke Customer
The guy at the counter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The service was performed as promised.
- Brad H.
Very professional and courteous.
- Ellen R.
Sean and his team did a great job. The lobby could use a renovation and be a bit cleaner but if it helps keep prices low and given that it is a car repair shop not sure a renovation and deep cleaning is necessary. They are incredibly busy all the time. I think some people get frustrated waiting but I found it easy to just drop my car off for a day or two and pick it up at a time convenient for me. It cost me a $10 cab ride but it was well worth it and then a friend helped me pick up my car. Sean and Richard are very professional and obviously want to try to make customers happy and satisfied. They came highly recommended by C'vill Imports in town and I was not disappointed.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Richard answered the phone and even though it was the Friday before a holiday weekend was kind enough to say 'come in and we will see what we can do.' Once we got to the garage Sean was wonderful and immediately diagnosed that the smoke coming from underneath our hood was from a corroded pipe near the transmission. Even though they were very busy he told us to leave the car overnight and they would fix it in the morning. We did and Sean had it done by 10:30 the next morning. Meineke saved our weekend and we are very grateful!
- Bruce & Holly W.
- William R.
Great service, additional repairs were needed other than what the vehicle came in for and the repairs were completed for a lower cost than the initial repair estimate. Would definitely recommend.
- Eddie C.
The oil change light came on my Audi despite having done an oil change less than 2 months ago at Meineke. After the oil change was done, I asked if it was normal to do an oil change every 2 months. He said it's normal, and inspected my car. He found that there was leakage in my oil filter, and fixed it for me without charging for both the OIL CHANGE AND the fixing of the leakage. I am extremely grateful for their kindness and their professionalism.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Sean is always great. He knows us and gives us the most reasonable answers to questions.
- Verified Meineke Customer
I've taken my car here for two years and couldn't be happier. They take care of every oil change and tire rotation <3
- Hannah P.
I don't know much about cars and I just had to get my first state inspection. They always are so nice and really explain things to me and are always fair. I really like this place if you couldn't tell!
- Verified Meineke Customer
Brake fluid was leaking. Everything was fixed in a timely manner. Would recommend and visit again.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Richard, Mark and Sean were caring, funny and helpful.
- Danny M.
The brakes were cleared.
- Danny M.
I trust Shawn's honesty and friendliness !
- Debra H.
This shop is extremely busy but Shaun, Richard, Mike, Tommy, and Mark all treated me like I was their best customer. All are the best at what they do! Their knowledge and customer service is what keeps me coming back!
- Dave O.
Shawn Jenkins was professional and is trustworthy as well as knowledgeable. He does a great job of explaining my car to me. The guy at the front desk with Shawn, the one with the tattoos was awesome too! I called ahead to make sure Shawn will be there before dropping off my car because I trust his judgement so much.
- Ervenna A.
Mike and his team are always professional, courteous, friendly and informative.
- Mark S.
Sean was nice and the man who did the oil change was pleasant on the phone.
- Jackie And John P.
Sean. Knowledgeable respectful professional trustworthy.
- Eliza F.
Shawn is very knowledgable and honest!
- Verified Meineke Customer
As always Mike and Sean and Richard are the best.
- Brigitte P.
The service manager at the desk is always nice and very helpful.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Mike and Shawn have been working a on ALL my family's vehicles for over 12 years. I would not trust anyone else.
- Randy E.
Meineke provided wonderful service. I don't remember the name of the person at the front desk but he was very knowledgeable and cordial. I highly recommend the staff for their service.
- Ida C.
The service was provided efficiently and at a reasonable price without tacking on unneeded repairs and extra fees
- Verified Meineke Customer
Shawn has a great personality. I look forward to his smile and conversation every time. I changed from another business because of him and his honesty. Thanks
- Melissa M.
I left the store confident that my car was in good condition and understanding the minor things that could be done to improve it, though they were not necessary things. The service was friendly and fast.
- Michelle T.
My experience at Meineke was phenomenal. I had previously gotten my inspection performed at another car care center and they suggested that the problems with my car would cost $900. I decided to go to Meineke because based on a phone conversation the estimate for the issues with my car would be about half that price. However, the mechanics at Meineke were so knowledgeable and honest that they called me to explain that the issues with my car were much smaller than I had been told at other facilities. They did an incredible and honest job and brought my cost down to only about $200. As a struggling graduate student alone in charlottesville, quality, honest work like this is beyond appreciated. I have already recommended your location to many of my colleagues and will continue to do such. Thank you. Please keep up your incredible work.
- Holly B.
Shawn and his team at Meineke #342 are the best. I've been going here for years. They have skill, knowledge, and tremendous customer service. I won't go anywhere else in town. Kudos, Shawn!
- Verified Meineke Customer
Jeff is a great break man ! !
- Verified Meineke Customer
I was overall extremely happy with my visit to Meineke! The person at the front desk was friendly, positive, and helpful. Service was quick and the best price I've seen (with coupon), and then I got a free tire rotation with the oil change, both of which were greatly needed.
- Nicole A.
I love Shawn so much! He is amazing and he is such a trustworthy person. My favorite Shawn ever
- Ivana D.
I love the staff, here in Charlottesville VA. They are very knowledgeable and and kind. Shawn Jenkins as well as the rest take good care of their customers. Kudos to this AMAZING TEAM!
- Christina C.
Necessary parts where ordered, delivered on time and put on our truck. Put additional parts not quoted on my truck and did not charge for them. How awesome? It was only a hanger or two but it made my day.
- Susan W.
Quick service, fair prices, friendly and knowledgeable employees
- Michele S.
The staff is very polite, ,,friendly and informative. The wait time is usually minimum. if you are in need of some major repairs they will explain everything in detail , including Weather the repair has too be done right away or not .
- Annie H.
The technicians are so kind and the experience is always quick and rewarding!
- Verified Meineke Customer
You guys are the only mechanic I trust in town. I always feel like I get straight up truth, with good-better-best options (which is even better) from Shawn and everyone else I talk to. Shawn in particular on a few occasions has gone above and beyond to find solutions within my budget/help me get on the schedule when you're full, remembers my car when I come in, and please let him know Shannon with the Jetta/previously black Mazda is incredibly thankful and appreciative. The parking is tough - I never know what to do. And it's hard to get on the schedule but whatever, these are both because everyone else knows you're great. Buy Wine Warehouse and turn it into a parking lot because they're super rude to me. Haha. I recommend you to everyone I know. Keep it going!
- Shannon W.
Meineke was recommended to me by a coworker and now I recommend them to everyone!
- Verified Meineke Customer
It's always a great experience, friendly knowledgeable staff and fantastic price.
- Steven M.
They treat customers well, have good prices, get work done on time.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Shawn makes ALL the difference! He has always accommodated my auto needs on a drop in basis! It doesn't matter if it's near closing. For example, a warning light came on in my daughter's car just before she was leaving to return to college. We were afraid to let her travel so brought it to Shawn...altho he did not have time to repair, he looked up the potential problems and found that it would still be ok to travel
- Verified Meineke Customer
They are quick, reliable, knowledgeable and the price is right.
- William N.
Sean is always helpful and completes work quickly at the charlottesville va meineke
- Verified Meineke Customer
I love Meineke- Sean always takes great care of my car with utmost integrity and WorkmanShip.
- Christina W.
I have been taking my four cars to Meineke for decades. They have been treating me and my cars with respect!
- Martha S.
We have been taking cars to Meineke for years and completely trust their recommendations. The staff is knowledgeable and never steers us toward work that we don't need.
- Caitlynn T.
Shawn has always treated me with the utmost respect and they always do a great job on my car. I've gone there for years and will continue to go there for the honesty and good workmanship.
- Marie L.
Shawn always solves my car problems and is honest He is keeping my 2000 Honda Civic running Great!
- Christina W.
The people who work there care about their customers and about each other. They show respect for the customers and for the work they do.
- Susan N.
Sean at the front desk is good. Locally owned and operated. My experience is that they are very honest and don't try to upsell. They have kept my cars running well.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Shawn is so personable and friendly. I am certain he gives honest advice and does not misguide customers and I highly value that quality.
- Kim D
Efficient and quality service at a very competitive price with excellent customer service. Shawn and the guys here are awesome and I would recommend them to anyone who (a) wants trustworthy and high quality work done on their car and (b) has a sense of humor.
- Janie O
Have always had quick service and your prices are the best in town. Shawn was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Great service.
- Donald B
People in meinke are very friendly and very helpful to explain about mechanical problem and they are very efficient.
- Verified Meineke Customer
Going to meineke for a long time service is excellent especially Mike and Mark.
- Verified Meineke Customer

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