Take a look at our overwhelmingly positive auto repair and maintenance reviews.
I love these guys. J.T. is as good as they get. He comes up with ways to get the job done that don't cost you an arm, leg and first born. These guys I would recommend to anyone who asks.
I'm so glad to have found these guys! My Cv axel went out and I took my car to the dealership to get checked out. My experience there was less than ideal and I was quoted over $900 to get it fixed and 7-10 business days.
My husband decided to call around and remembered a great experience he had with these guys in the past. They were able to get my car in, get it fixed, and change my oil for a fraction of the cost and in about 24 hours! They saved us time and money. They are skilled, honest, knowledgeable mechanics. Going forward they are the only team I want working on my vehicles.
I just moved to Anchorage from Fairbanks and my 2001 Subaru Forester needed some work. This shop was highly recommended to me by a couple of long-time customers.
The shop exceeded my expectations- everything from making the appointment to speaking about the service needed to picking up my car-the customer service was top notch. Lucas and JT were honest, informative and helpful, the service was quick, affordable and thorough (without doing work that was not needed). I truly feel like they treated my car as if it were their own vehicle.
Car problems are always stressful, but in the future when something inevitably goes wrong with my aging car (currently 190,000+miles) I am so happy/relieved to know I have a great shop to go to--and with their help, I'll easily make it to 300,000 miles.
Thanks for everything Specialized Import Auto Service Inc.!
My wife and I were on a long distance trip (from Pennsylvania) to Alaska traveling more than 4,000 miles from home in August / September of 2014 when our 1996 Toyota Corolla unexpectedly experienced serious brake line leakage problems. The Toyota dealer in Anchorage could not obtain parts to replace the brake / gas line -- explaining the car was more than 10 years old, and that some one would need to have the expertise to fabricate the replacement parts -- that some one turned out to be J.T. James Trueblood of Specialized Import Auto Service.
J.T. provided extraordinary customer service at an extremely fair price - dropping his other ongoing mechanic work since we were more or less stranded far from home without properly functioning brakes. He is likely the best auto mechanic in Alaska taking the time and patience to fabricate the replacement brake / gas line (and he also fixed the muffler). J.T. obviously takes pride in this craftsmanship, and I can readily state that you can not go wrong with the service provided at Specialized Import Auto Service. (Also thanks to his other staff such as Lucas who provide valuable support service.) J.T. is an honest true master mechanic.
Friendly, cost-effective, and honest. The mechanics here have actually recommended against having certain work done when it wasn't needed. Specialized Auto has reasonable prices and provides excellent customer service. And their waiting-room coffee is drinkable. They've done little, proactive things like check a low tire for leaks and replace an air filter.