Reviewers Comments


Taken From The    Web Site and E-mails We Have Received.


We would also like to take this time to say Thank you to all of our customers for these kind review's.


Gary is outstanding! He takes the time to find the underlying cause of a problem and corrects it rather than just popping on an expensive and unnecessary new part. For me, the end results are trust, integrity and reasonable cost.

--reviewer #35532, 2002


Gary is a rarity in this day and age -- a highly competent, honest mechanic. He is a very skilled diagnostician, who always gets the job done right the first time. I tell my friends he is the "Honda Whisperer." Thanks to Gary, my 1996 Accord (with 108,000 miles) stills runs like new. He has fixed a broken wheel bearing, replaced the timing belt and water pump, adjusted the valves, replaced the clutch, brakes and exhaust and put four new tires on. And the work is always done at a fair price. One time when I brought the car in and asked him to put new brakes on, he called me at home and said that the brakes had at least another 10,000 miles on them. "I just thought I'd save you some money," he said. Imagine that! He is the ONLY mechanic I will allow to touch my car!

--reviewer #42440, 2002


Gary and his crew are fantastic!! They treated me with respect and charged me allot less than the dealership, with Genuine Honda parts! Our local Honda dealer in Saratoga are bunch of arrogant S.O.B.'s and now that I've found Gary Childs, I will never have to go back. If you live in the Saratoga area, you have to give Childs Auto a try! One Satisfied Customer

--reviewer #33356, 2002


top notch, TOP NOTCH!!

--reviewer #76164, 2006


We have been fortunate in taking our cars (over the years: Honda, Miata, Saab and Volvo) to Gary Childs for service. We have NEVER had a problem with his work. Child's Automotive does it right on the first visit. Gary's an extremely qualified articulate professional with a good staff. It's a great place--honest, friendly and reliable. My husband and I unhesitatingly recommend Child's Automotive!

--reviewer #79575, 2006


Gary Childs is the King of all Cars!!! We have been going to him for three years, sometimes monthly for my husbands mistreated Blazer, and he is superb. Plus, if he can't or doesn't fix it he will recommend a neighboring shop to take it to.

--reviewer #87387, 2006


Gary runs his shop with the utmost professionalism. I have been going to him for years and can honestly say that Gary is the most honest mechanic I've ever been to. All his work is done on time, accurately, and done right every time. Although I only have American made cars serviced by Childs Automotive, they have a reputation as the best foreign car repair shop around. Kudos GARY!

--reviewer #93576, 2007

Gary was recommended to us by a friend and we have never had anyone else service our Honda Accord Wagon. His work is TOP notch. He is honest about what can be put off a little longer and what needs vital attention. The bill/work order is always a computer printout with a detailed explanation of each item addressed with costs broken down. Good pricing. Always willing to take the time to explain what he needs to do beforehand as well as after the job is done, Gary knows your vehicle is vital to maneuvering through life. We have also enjoyed talking with him about other non-car stuff. A business owner/mechanic does not come more honest and friendly as he does. After we moved out of town, my wife and I drove well over hundred miles east in order for him service the car before our trip out West. If you own a Honda, you need not look any further. Thanks Gary!

--reviewer #104913, 2007

If you need a Honda or Toyota serviced, bring it to Gary. I have only brought my cars to him, and he is ALWAYS honest, fair, and straightforward. His prices were hundreds less than the Saratoga Honda, and you don't get anything you don't need. Recently, I moved out of town to CT, yet still drive my Toyota back to Child's because you just can't find such a trustworthy and knowledgeable mechanic as these guys. Every one of them have been great and their work is TOP NOTCH. When anyone I know is getting work done, I always insist on Child's... and they now don't go anywhere else. There is a reason why so many customers take the extra time to write positive reviews.

--reviewer #119403, 2008

Gary Childs has been the only mechanic in my family's lives for the 10 years that we have lived in Saratoga. I have always driven a Honda, and began using Gary because he came from the local Honda dealer, so he knows Hondas like he knows the back of his hand. My husband was so impressed with the work that Gary and his shop performed, he started taking his car there too, despite the fact that he's driven various makes (Ford, Honda, Toyota). We have never had a problem with any repair/maintenance that Gary has performed, and he's always willing to explain what he's done, regardless of how busy he may be. He's always been accommodating in fitting us into his schedule for any emergency repairs, and he is the most trustworthy mechanic I have ever done business with.

--reviewer #133892, 2009

I highly recommend Childs Automotive!  I've been taking my car there for years and it's always a pleasure to work with Gary and his crew. He's always honest and his charges/fees are fair.  There have been a few times I've went there expecting to spend money and after looking at my car he told me nothing was wrong!  Not the norm in an industry known for mysteriously "finding" things that need to be fixed or replaced.  They specialize in Honda, Acura, and Toyota but also work on other makes too (I've taken my Subaru there a few times).  I will continue to have Gary and the guys at Childs Automotive work on my car as long as they're around!

Dan B. Glens Falls, NY 10/28/2009 (Internet)

What a great repair shop, I can always depend on Gary and the guys for all my Hondas needs. They always help me understand why a repair is needed and put my mind at ease. These guys are the TOPS in my book and I will let all my friends know how they go way out of there way to help.

Happy Customer - Deb   10/30/2009 (Internet)

Good morning.  I just wanted to thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to set my mind at ease with our truck!!! AGAIN, you have provided us with EXCELLENT customer service!!!!  I work for State Farm with a lot of employees.  We are continually having classes, and continually are being asked to share with them an example of when we’ve encountered Great customer service.  I ALWAYS bring you and your staff up!!!! As we all know today, customer service set’s you apart from the rest and you guys are number 1 in my book!!!  Great job!  Have a great day.

E-Mail  L.F.  11/03/2009

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Thank you for saving our weekend plans for the 4th of July!!! Thank you doesn’t seem enough when you’ve given such “REMARKABLE” Service when due to the car dealer’s lack of knowledge when selling us the vehicle. I will be sure to keep the word out (Tweet, Face book) how awesome you are!!!

Forever your customers ~ Leah & Rob

E-Mail 7/7/2011

Gary...Thanks again for being flexible with my appointment today and getting all my car needs taken care of same day. I am SO happy that you are watching over my older car. I drive away every time feeling safe, and that I spent my money wisely. Thank you! ...Annie
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