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David in Chicago 03-13-2012 09:44 PM

Mechanic Recommendation Needed for NYC
 
Tried search, but didn't get a good result.

A good friend has had it with the Manhattan dealer scene. No surprise there, based on the posts all over RL.

Can anyone suggest a good independent for Boxsters - ideally in Manhattan but, if none, then nearby and easy to get to/from.

Thanks for your assistance and Regards to All.

KNK123 03-19-2012 09:22 PM

Here are some options. None are in Manhattan, but they're close enough to get to:

Bill Rudtner at Rudtner's Racing
Rick Deman at Deman Motorsports
Cheech at Rennwerke Porsche

Cary_West 04-02-2012 04:09 PM

if you're ever looking to collaboratively DIY, I have a garage space in Brooklyn with a lift and air tools that I use to do maintenance and repairs on both my cars (Subie Outback and Boxster). Shops charge out the nose in NYC and I have a lot of fun wrenching on the Porsche, knowing that the job was done right.

I'd be happy to book the lift to do a car guy day if you want to do minor repairs or routine maintenance -- more fun and easier with 4 hands.

porchfly80 12-14-2012 02:37 PM

Nice avatar Dave in Chicago. We own the DYson 962 if you ever want to stop by and see one in person

gfl 12-17-2012 08:20 PM

A few in NNJ - about 45-60 minutes away
 
1. Autohaus in Peapack NJ
2. Precision Motorsports in Califon

Both excellent. Need a ride to/from. Peapack might be train-able.

Call Gene, the proprietor and ask.

Grant


Originally Posted by David in Chicago (Post 9359160)
Tried search, but didn't get a good result.

A good friend has had it with the Manhattan dealer scene. No surprise there, based on the posts all over RL.

Can anyone suggest a good independent for Boxsters - ideally in Manhattan but, if none, then nearby and easy to get to/from.

Thanks for your assistance and Regards to All.


perfectlap 12-18-2012 12:54 PM

R.O.C.S. in Belleville NJ is closest to Newark Penn Station. So you could take the PATH train to Newark and then call Belleville Taxi to pick you up. It's cheaper than taking the cabs on standby at Penn Station. It's about a 10 minute cab ride to the shop on Washington Ave. They have a very reasonable hourly labor rate.
Belleville is Joe Pesci's hometown -- kind of old school gritty Italian sorta like Kearny. For dropping off the car there's also a NYC Coach Bush that stops once an hour directly accross the street for like $6. Or you could cab it back to the PATH station. I'd say an hour travel time from the WTC Path to the shop. Driving the car back to the Lincoln Tunnel probably takes 15 minutes from Route 3. So as long its not rush hour then its well over an hour.

R.O.C.S. is a small shop so you definitely want an appointment. They fix antique Rolls, Bentley and lots of older Porsches in addition to all the new stuff. They also have one of those "no-touch" tire mounting machines.

ROCS Auto Inc 12-18-2012 02:23 PM

Hi Perfectlap, thank you for the recommendatio, I normally don't reply to this type of thread but I wanted to add that the Harrison path station is actually closer than Newark Penn and that we can always pick up anyone coming in from NYC at this station. OP, luckily for your friend there a few of us in the area to choose from
Regards
Rich

perfectlap 12-20-2012 07:39 PM

R.O.C.S. picks you up! Ray Catena Porsche/Aston/Maybach never did that for me...

Drsms22 01-09-2013 04:33 PM

Can anyone recommend an excellent independent mechanic to do a pre-purchase inspection in the Chicago Area?

perfectlap 01-10-2013 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by Drsms22 (Post 10130836)
Can anyone recommend an excellent independent mechanic to do a pre-purchase inspection in the Chicago Area?

you might try this shop. They do a lot of track cars.

Midwest Eurosport
630-595-5577
www.midwesteurosport.com

Marc Gelefsky 01-10-2013 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by perfectlap (Post 10081326)
R.O.C.S. in Belleville NJ is closest to Newark Penn Station. So you could take the PATH train to Newark and then call Belleville Taxi to pick you up. It's cheaper than taking the cabs on standby at Penn Station. It's about a 10 minute cab ride to the shop on Washington Ave. They have a very reasonable hourly labor rate.
Belleville is Joe Pesci's hometown -- kind of old school gritty Italian sorta like Kearny. For dropping off the car there's also a NYC Coach Bush that stops once an hour directly accross the street for like $6. Or you could cab it back to the PATH station. I'd say an hour travel time from the WTC Path to the shop. Driving the car back to the Lincoln Tunnel probably takes 15 minutes from Route 3. So as long its not rush hour then its well over an hour.

R.O.C.S. is a small shop so you definitely want an appointment. They fix antique Rolls, Bentley and lots of older Porsches in addition to all the new stuff. They also have one of those "no-touch" tire mounting machines.



+ 1 for R.O.C.S, highly recommend!

82_930 02-10-2013 02:09 PM

See M-Tech in New Rochelle, Mike is the owner

I'd avoid Cheech in Elmsford...


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