Rating: 5

true_patriot Mass Street Automotive

Rick at Mass Street Auto is a hardworking, honest street corner mechanic with fair pricing - hard to come by these days. Most folks with new vehicles will take them to the dealerships, but for those driving older cars or who don't like going to dealerships this is a great locally-owned option.

He does oil changes and simple stuff, too, but unlike Jiffy Lube etc you have to make an appt and leave your vehicle there for a few hours. Also unlike the quick-change assembly line franchises he won't try to upsell you a bunch of stuff, leave the dipstick out or the drain plug loose, etc etc. Have taken many vehicles to him over the years and will continue to support him as long as he's around.

Rating: 5

true_patriot BKB Leather

I've been a customer here since when it was by Johnny's and Gaslight at the river. Bruce and his crew perform an old-school and vital function - one of the few places you can take non-mechanical stuff to be fixed, tweaked, modified, restored, cleaned up, custom-made, etc. Jackets, coats, belts, boots, shoes, purses, bags, cowboy hats re-shaped, etc.

They seem to get noticed more when the economy is down and people would rather keep something they're familiar with and pay to have a new strap put on it or a new zipper installed rather than throw it away and buy something that isn't quite what they want. They are local, competent, and plenty of personality at this place, with banjos and dobros hanging on the walls and ancient industrial sewing machines from a century ago.