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Feeling Thankful For Somerville Auto Repair Award

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Wed, Nov, 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

It's Thanksgiving, and we have a lot to be thankful for. We've completed another year in such a great city - not to mention 36 years in business! More importantly, we've met and helped so many wonderful new people that have moved into our city, or just needed a locSomerville Auto Repair Award - Scout's Honored.jpgal guy to take care of them.

So, when people speak up about the great service they've received at our shop, it means the world to us!
And we're so humbled that it's happened again. Mike's was awarded the 2016 Scout's Honored Award for Best Auto Repair.

We were the first Scout's Honored winner in the Auto Repair category back in 2014. The category was briefly retired in 2015, but brought back for 2016. Winning it again, the first year it was brought back, felt great. It reminded us that people really appreciate what we do. And we're happy to say that we're going to keep doing it!

So, if you're looking for quality Somerville auto repair, just remember, we'd be honored to help you!


Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Auto Shop, News, Awards, Somerville Car Repair

Somerville Auto Repair Guys Talk Toyota Connected

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Fri, Jun, 24, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

We all know that the cars of today are advanced - every car has multiple computers in it that all talk to each other, in order to give you a great ride. Well, it turns out that what we already have is just the tip of the iceberg! The automotive world got big news recently from Toyota - the launch of Toyota Connected.

Toyota is about to make major use of data - yes, your data. But in a good way. The Japanese power houseSomerville_Auto_Repair_Toyota.jpeg is making major investments in being able to use both opt-in and public social data, to predict customer behavior. That may sound a bit scary, but it is so much more awesome!

For example, Toyota will know which sports teams you like. And if it senses that you're headed toward the stadium, it will offer to prepay your parking. That's is truly amazing!

Toyota Connected CEO, Zack Hicks, is on a mission to free people from the "tyranny of technology." The idea is to use technology to work for us in the background - and get the phones out of our hands! Now, that idea is a revolutionary as the technology he'll use to do it!

We're big fans of Toyota - we work on a lot of them! And we share their passion for technology and desire to make a better experience for their customers.

So, if you've got a Toyota Camry, Corolla, Highlander, or any other Toyota model, remember that these Somerville auto repair guys have got you covered!

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Auto Shop, News, Somerville Car Repair, Toyota

Mike's Wins Boston Auto Repair Award 11 Years Running

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Mon, Feb, 15, 2016 @ 18:02 PM

There's nothing better than starting off the new year, with great news. This year, we can once again claim to be winners of the Angie's List 2015 Super Service Award! That's 11 years running!

As most people know, the Super Service Award is the most prestigious of all the Boston auto repair awardsAuto Repair Boston Award and the toughest to win. Angie's List subscribers hold service providers to the highest account. They seek an unparalleled level of service and let their fellow members know when and where they get it - and when and where they don't. To put it simply - it's the gold standard!

We were the first and only auto shop in the entire state of Massachusetts to win the Super Service Award back in 2005 - and we've won it every year since! That's not something we plan on changing any time soon!

We're happy to share the news about our big win with the Mike's faithful - and eager to let the rest of the community know that there's a local guy who comes highly recommended, whenever they need help! 

Have you tried Mike's? Do you need another reason? Give us a try! We know your experience will be...just super!

Tags: Boston Auto Repair, Boston Car Repair, Super Service Award, News, Awards, Quality

Somerville Oil Change Guys Announce Saturday Hours

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Wed, Dec, 09, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

For some time now, we've been getting a lot of phone calls from people asking the same question: Are you open on Saturdays? Then we hear the sigh of disappointment after we deliver the answer. Well, by now we've heard the message loud and clear - Saturday service is a must in today's hectic, on-the-go world.

So, we're happy to announce that we are now open for business on Saturdays! And we promise that ourOil Change Somerville award-winning service will be just as good on day six.

What can you get done on Saturdays? Well...everything! As usual, you can receive service for tires, brakes, fluid flushes, or any other problem that creeps up on you. If you're in the area and looking for a quick Somerville oil change - stop in for our while-u-wait service - we'll have you back on the road in no time.

We've always wondered: If we build it, will they come? Now we know that you will. And we can't wait to welcome you to Mike's!


Tags: Vehicle Fleet Maintenance, Somerville Auto Shop, Union Square, News, Somerville Oil Change

Mike's Celebrates 35 Years of Somerville Auto Repair

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Tue, May, 26, 2015 @ 15:05 PM

The month of May is always a great time of year in Boston - the flowers are blooming, the warm weather returns and summer is upon us. But this May offers something extraordinary: We're celebrating our thirty-fifth anniversary!

As many of you know, it all started back in May of 1980, in a small one-bay shop. Mike set out on a mission to provide unparalleledAuto Repair Somerville auto service and to protect local residents from the big pricey dealerships and lack-luster chain shops. Now, thirty-five years later, that mission is alive and well - it has evolved into an ongoing journey, rather than a destination. And one that Mike is happy to be a part of!

You see, thirty-five years is a long time. We've witnessed a lot over these years providing Somerville auto repair and have watched our beloved city progress into an amazing urban community - one that we're proud to call home!

One of the best things about coming to our shop is knowing that we've been here for a long time  - and we'll always be here!

So, we hope you'll join us in celebrating our thirty-fifth anniversary. It certainly means a lot to still have you with us. We'll keep doing what we do - helping you and protecting you, every step of the way.

Oh and, here's to another thirty-five years!

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Somerville Auto Shop, Somerville Auto Service, News, Somerville Car Repair

Somerville Auto Repair Guys Win Scout's Honored Award

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Sat, Sep, 20, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

We're always humbled when our Somerville auto repair services are recognized with an award. We received another one this month that we're extremely proud of - The Scout's Honored Award from Scout Somerville.

What's the best part about receiving this award? We're the first! You see, auto repair is a newSomerville Auto Repair category and we're the first shop to receive the award. Now that's something to be proud of!

At Mike's, we love firsts. We were the first shop in the entire State of Massachusetts to receive the Angie's List Super Service Award, back in 2005 - and we've won it every year since! It's nine years later and we're just as excited to receive this award from Scout.

All the winners were gathered this week at the Somerville Theater for an awards ceremony. The house was packed with the area's finest from Somerville and Cambridge. A common thread of all the award winners: socially concious businesses. Every business that won an award doesn't just offer great products or servivces - they truly care about our community as well.

We hope that winning the Scout's Honored Award gives you one more reason to try Mike's. And we hope you check out all the other winners too!

Which Scout's Honored Award winner is your favorite? We'd love to know!

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, News, Awards, Scout's Honored Award, Scout Somerville

Boston Auto Repair Accolades Keep Coming!

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Tue, May, 14, 2013 @ 14:05 PM

It's been a busy spring here at Mike's, so we haven't had a chance to share some great news with you. We're honored to have received the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award!

This marks the eight year in a row that Mike's has received the award. We were the first autoBoston Auto Repair shop in the entire state to win it back in 2005 - and we've won it every single year since! The Angie's List Super Service Award is the most coveted of all the Boston auto repair awards. It is truly an award that must be earned, one satisfied customer at a time.

Everyone in the business community places a lot of stock in Angie's List because the site has real reviews from real customers. And the users of Angie's List pay a subscription fee in order to participate - so the people writing the reviews aren't out to promote or slander anyone - they're as honest as can be!

We're honored and humbled to win the Super Service award and couldn't wait to share the news with everyone.

So, please spread the word. We love it when someone tells us they heard about our accolades. Tell your friends and family to give Mike's a try. And if they're reluctant, tell them they don't have to take your word for it - they can take Angie's!

What are your thoughts on Angie's List? Do you subscribe? Drop us a comment - we would love to know!

Tags: Boston Auto Repair, News, Awards

Somerville Auto Repair Guys Give Away LED TV

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Fri, Dec, 28, 2012 @ 15:12 PM

Here at Mike's, we wanted to do something special for the Holidays. We wanted to give away something not just good, but great! And then it hit us - a new TV! Not just a new TV. A new Toshiba 40" LED TV!

During the month of December, anyone that came in for service was entered into a drawing to win the TV. And on December 22nd we congratulated Linda Thorsen for winning the TV. Check out this great pic of Mike presenting the TV to Linda:

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It felt great to give such a special gift to someone in our community. And it's something that we Somerville auto repair guys will definitely do again! Happy New Year! 

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, News

Somerville Auto Repair: 32 Years and Counting!

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Fri, May, 04, 2012 @ 14:05 PM

Can you believe it? This week Mike's Automotive turned 32! Yes, I said 32! It feels like yesterday I was writing our 30th anniversary post. Time flies when your...okay, I'm not going to say having fun. It's not always fun when you have to tell people how much it is going to cost them to repair their vehicles. But I've got to say, we still love what we do!

Granted, we love cars. And we love fixing them. Getting to work with the latest Somerville Auto Repairtechnology in a cutting-edge industry is truly amazing!

Even though we enjoy fixing cars, that's really not the best part of what we do. The best part is that we help people. Technology is great - but helping people is what keeps us going every day. When we wake-up each morning, we know that our day's work is going to get someone out of a jam. Now, that's more motivating than any cup of Joe!

What makes it even better is that we've been helping people in the same community all these years - so this means a little more to us than just Somerville auto repair - it's about taking care of our neighbors. Whether it be by repairing cars or partnering with our friends at Groundwork Somerville, community has always been a priority here at Mike's. I like to think that's why we're still here, while so many others have come and gone.

So, the next time you're in for service, or just grabbing a bite in Union Square, stop by and see Mike and wish him a happy birthday!

Here's to many more years! And community!

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Union Square, News

Mike's Wins Boston Auto Repair Award Again!

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Fri, Mar, 09, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

We've got some good news that we can't wait to share. Mike's has been awarded the 2011 Angie's List Super Service award! That's right, we did it again!

The Angie's List Super Service award is the holy grail of Boston auto repair awards. For thoseBoston Auto Repair of you who don't know, Angie's List is a subscription-based online community. Basically, serious reviews by real people who hold businesses to the highest standards.

We were the first automotive repair facility in Massachusetts to win the award back in 2005. And we have continued to win it every year ever since! That's seven years straight! Now that's something to be proud of. (Think Mike singing -  no wait, don't!)

Honestly, we are both proud and humbled. But it is truly great to be recognized for providing such great service to our customers. That's no easy feat in the new world of online review demagoguery.

To us, the award recognizes that Mike's mission hasn't changed from day one: provide honest, transparent auto repair to everyone. And always protect people from the big pricey dealerships.

We would like to thank everyone for their kind words on Angie's List. We'll keep doing what we do. And you can bet we're shooting for number eight. Bring on 2012!

Tags: Boston Auto Repair, News, Awards