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Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:20 am
by Loretta9
Does anyone know of a good, reliable Car Mechanic in the Agios Nicholaos area - East side preferably. Obviously prefer a recommendation from personal experience of having good service.
Thanks in advance.

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:41 am
by Istronian
I can highly recommend Kontaxakis, ask for either Manolis (father) or Dimitri (his son) At traffic lights coming from Heraklion (where you turn right to Sitea) go straight across and they are on the left at the first (new) roundabout.

I recently had a flat battery in Agios, phoned them and Dimitri came out to rescue me. When he arrived the car started ok! "How much do I owe you" I asked. "Nothing, I did not do anything" was his reply,

They used to be a Citroen main dealer but now service/repair all makes.

Ian

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:13 pm
by Loretta9
Thanks for that Ian. I will try there. Much appreciated.

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:54 pm
by nigeljackson5
If you don't want to go that far Loretta. try Mikhailis at Istron, next to the petrol station
Exceptional mechanic and wont rip you off
Tel No 6972082097
Cheers

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:42 pm
by Loretta9
Thanks NJ5 ,, I will look at that place. Much appreciated.

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:07 pm
by Mixos
Or possibly closer for you, Loretta .. try Giannis, at the back of the big new Eko garage on the Piskokefalo road (about 500 metres towards Pisko after the Sitiea traffic lights.)

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:34 pm
by Loretta9
OK Mixos.... tried him he is Ok has done work before for me but this problem has baffled him. I am after another opinion on the matter. Which is ..... Jeep : engine cuts out when I stop at junctions or meet a steep hill. ???? On main drag at speed, no problems.
Thanks for your help. May see you around.

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:33 pm
by peebee
I presume you have googled fault :lol:

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:13 pm
by louisejersey
Another vote for Dimitri in Agios. He helped us find and buy our car, and scrapped our old one. x

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:33 pm
by Hudson
Next to the other EKO garage in Sitia is a car showroom / mechanic that used to be a Suzuki dealer,have you tried there?

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:39 pm
by Loretta9
Yes Peebee, apparently it is more common a fault than I thought and often a cure is not found for some reason.
Hudson, thanks for that, could you give a few more clues as to exactly where your recommendations is... I cant seem to picture it. Thanks.

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:57 pm
by Hudson
Going from Sitia to Piskokefalo after the Shell garage there is an EKO garage - next to that a motorcyc le repair place and next to that, set back a bit is the showroom / workshop. Just about opposite the school

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:16 pm
by scooby
Fuel pump??

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:47 pm
by Gavalochori Geezer
Diesel or Petrol? If petrol, fuel injection or carburettor? Been checked on diagnostic computer (dodgy sensor)?

Re: Reliable Car Mechanic/Garage.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:03 pm
by Hudson
Have you had the electrics checked? I had rodents attack the wiring loom on my Vitara on three occasions causing varying amounts of damage. Check under the bonnet for droppings etc.