When I got to the shop with the tow, they immediately tested my coolant for any signs of a blown head gasket (the result of driving too long while overheated). Fortunately mine was still intact. They looked at my coolant hoses on my 20+ year old car and determined they were the factory originals so we discussed changing those as well. I also understand that my timing belt had to come off for them to get to the water pump so I askedaif they could replace that as well since it had been a few years. They also suggested I may as well replace the thermostat. They were busy, but they called me the next day saying they had gotten to work on it, but could only find 4 of my 6 coolant hoses in the entire country. Mike, one of their all star mechanics was handy enough to fabricate the two coolant hoses on his own. So for just over 500 dollars (what I was quoted for just the water pump by two other shops), I had my water pump, timing belt, coolant hoses and themostat replaced. The guys there are genuine, honest, straightforward, personable and do great work. It has been nearly two months and I haven't had a problem whatsoever. Deepest thanks, gentlemen. - Blake S. (5 star review on Yelp)
They're as good as it gets. I know they're not the most expensive, but I know that they know what they're doing. For a guy that puts as many miles on the highway as I do, I know that when my truck comes out of their shop, I can trust it to do what it has to do. And, for my money, it doesn't get any better. God bless the men and women of The Path Less Traveled... - Phil C.
The best place for all your mechanical needs! More than satisfied with their friendly and fast service! Highly recommend these guys! - Patrick A.
Went to TPLP because of the great Yelp reviews. We went here from Oregon and two previous shops who could not solve the problem my car was having. After a quick test drive, they determined that I needed a set of spark plugs. Problem solved. These guys are highly skilled, honest and reasonable and even provide a 2- year warranty. Highly recommended! - Ken W.
Professional and knowledgeable service. They pinpointed the problem with my vehicle and charged a very reasonable price. Very happy. - Pete S.
Excellent people doing excellent work. I completely trust this shop and would recommend them to anyone needing automotive work. They have been taking care of my automotive needs for a couple of years now and they do everything I ask and more. I know when I need the car looked at that they will check everything and give me all of my options. If you want to take care of your vehicle by great mechanics at a fair price, go to The Path Less Traveled Automotive. - Sharon S.
I just started taking my car to TPLT and I can't recommend them enough! They are super professional and the customer service is unmatched! I trust the guys at TPLT implicitly! They are fair, honest, and extremely knowledgeable. I had heard great things about TPLT before I took my car there and they not only met my expectations, they exceeded them. Trust them with your vehicle, you'll be happy you did. - Danie W.
This shop is not close to our house, however it is well worth the drive. Mike goes the extra mile every time and provides excellent service at an affordable price. I wish Yelp offered an 6th star because this shop deserves it! - Kevin L.
The most honest and fair priced mechanic around. I highly recommend The Path Less Traveled Automotive. - Julie R.
These guys are professional, honest & know what they're doing. They're lacking a little on returning email questions, but that could be because they're so busy! They did an oil change for me, pointed out a few problems with my car & gave me a detailed, fair estimate for the work. I trust The Path Less Traveled Automotive to do my car repair & maintenance in the future & you should give them a try too. - Monica C.