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We keep an open ear to learn the questions and concerns our customers and friends in the community have. We will continuously work hard to create a better auto repair experience by answering the question and educating our customers.

F.A.Q.

What are your opening hours?

We are open M-T from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Do you offer loaner vehicles?

We do not currently have loaner vehicles.

Do you offer shuttle services?

We do not currently offer a shuttle service. However, we may be able to coordinate a ride within a certain radius.

What Makes Long Arm Mechanics Different?

Our business model provides the most transparent auto repair experience on the market. Our transparency and detailed repair process communicate our honesty, providing a level of customer service and peace of mind that is very rarely associated with the automotive industry. Learn More

Can I call to get a quote over the phone?

We pride ourselves on making sure our estimates are accurate. Vehicle year, make, model and VIN are not enough information on modern vehicles. Many factors are at play. When we give you a price, we don’t want there to be any surprises. We put all of our energy into getting vehicles done, and done right. We are not competing on price as we are more concerned with value and your satisfaction.

Do you offer a warranty?

Unless otherwise stated, our work is backed by a 36-month / 36,000-mile (whichever comes first) Nationwide Warranty, which is accepted at over 35,000 trusted shops. Learn More

You have a dog as your shop mascot. Is he friendly and safe?

Bub, our shop mascot, is an IDAPI program graduate! He has been through obedience training with Idaho State Prison inmates, which is set up with the Idaho Humane Society.

I think my car needs a repair. What should I do?

Most customer concerns are easily solved by bringing the vehicle into the shop! Routine maintenance (oil changes), performed at a repair shop by a trained and certified technician can help prevent some concerns before they start. Call us to schedule an appointment or schedule one online.

How long do automotive repairs take?

Repair times vary. For all new customers, we need at least two hours with your vehicle to perform a Standard Vehicle Health Report and for any diagnostics related to your specific concern(s). For more information, please give us a call or email us!

How long does an oil change take?

If the vehicle has been in the shop before, expect a one-hour oil change. The first time we see a vehicle, we spend about one hour inspecting and documenting fluid conditions and common wear items such as tires and rubber suspension bushings.

What is the difference between an inspection and diagnotics?

An inspection is a quick visual check for a customer concern. Testing (sometimes called diagnostics) is a comprehensive look into a specific concern. It includes verifying the concern, testing to find the cause and the root cause of the concern.

How can you work on all vehicle makes and models?

We are an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified shop. ASE certification is based upon vehicle subsystems rather than vehicle manufacturers. We also verify specifications on every vehicle we work on from the manufacturer itself. We are working on a more in-depth article on this topic as we find it important. It’s part of the customer education that we are passionate about here at Long Arm Mechanics!

Referral Program

Satisfied customers are our biggest advocates. Over our 12 years in business, we’ve spent little to no money on marketing because our customers are AMAZING!

Refer your friends and earn up to $50!

Get rewarded by referring your friends and family to us. For every hundred dollars your referral spends on their first visit, you will receive $10 off of your next service (up to $50 per referral). Please follow the steps below, and we’ll notify you by mail and keep a record of everybody you refer! The more you refer the more you will earn!

Step One

Come in for a maintenance, repair, or detail service.

Step Two

Share your experience and refer your friends or family to us.

Step Three

Submit the form below or call us for the information about your referral.

Step Four

Once your referral has work done with us, you’ll get a discount on your next repair.

Financing Options

We understand large, emergency repairs are often unforeseen and unplanned for. For these types of urgent car & truck repairs, we offer a couple of financing options so you can get back on the road safer and faster.

 

Snap Finance

Snap Finance is another one of our partners. If you pay the balance off in 100 days, you’ll enjoy a 0% interest rate. You can complete your application form here.

OneMain Financial

With OneMain Financial personal loan, you can have a fixed loan payment which allows you to pay the same amount each month to fit your budget. You’ll also have the option to pay off your loan early, at any time, with no prepayment fees. You can check more information about OneMain Financial from here.

About Our Financing Option

Although Long Arm Mechanics has partnered with third-party lenders in order to give our customers financing options, we do not guarantee approval on financing. We also cannot influence financing nor counsel on financing in any way. For questions, concerns, or assistance please, contact us.

Offers & Discounts

We are proud to offer special discounts for our First Responder, Military, Veteran, and AAA customers

First Responders

Military & Veterans

AAA Memebers

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