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Larry's Independent Volvo

6301 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 map
$25 off First Service Repair
Larry's Independent Volvo Mojo 3/ 5
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Larry's Volvo is an independent auto repair shop specializing in all aspects of Volvo repair and maintenance. We strive to build lasting relationships with all our customers and employees through integrity, honesty, and goodwill. Larry's Volvo is a family run independent car repair shop specializing in Volvos located in the heart of Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. Larry's Volvo was founded in 1980 by Larry Hebert, a dealership technician and then service manager since the early 1960s. Larry's fair pricing and honest service spread through word of mouth by his loyal customers, which allowed him to retire in 1995. Warren Moy the current owner of Larry's Volvo decided to take over the business after careful consideration by Larry to make sure the quality and integrity of his business was kept.


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richardkemkers

richardkemkers

Saturday, September 6, 2008
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Best repair service for your Volvo
Larry's Volvo's owner Warren is the type of person you would trust your Volvo to. Always good advice, fair prices, and most importantly he is HONEST. If something does not work out, he will go out of his way to get it fixed. A few times he did not even charge us when the problem was not completely fixed.

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Recommended: Yes
adampeart

adampeart

Thursday, April 24, 2008
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I was wrong about Larry's... sort of.
My original review read as follows: So, I took my XC V70 into Larry's about six months ago. They diagnosed that I had a problem with my drive shaft, likely the front universal joint. At that time they quoted me $450 to fix it. I didn't have the money at that time so I waited on making the repair. Two months ago I had them replace a CV boot, and they reminded me of the drive shaft issue. I asked the tall fellow there what he thought it would cost to fix it. He said "even if the whole drive shaft needed to be replaced it would only be $800." So, last week, having $800 for the repair, I took my car in to have the drive shaft replaced. They called me and said the drive shaft itself was $1,250! At least the labor was only quoted at $91. Not having $1,500 for the repair, and suspicious of the ever increasing estimate on the repair, I took back my car without work being done on it. I got home, called the DEALERSHIP to get a price quote on a new drive shaft, which was $1,063. WTF?! The dealership wanted $200 LESS than what Larry's quoted me! When does that happen, when the dealer is cheaper? So, I got online, and found a new drive shaft in about 15 min. that was $435! And it was shipped to me for FREE in two days. After receiving it, I called and left a message at Larry's asking if they'd be willing to install it for me still. I never got a call back. Funny, considering they had been prompt to call me back in the past. So, I drove over to Emerald City Repair on 4th. Michael at Emerald City was the nicest mechanic I've ever come across. Bonus: Michael used to work at a "Volvo only" shop for years and even owns one. His price for the install? $123. So, by NOT going through Larry's I saved myself about $900, and found myself a great new trustworthy mechanic at Emerald City. Another bonus: I always had to wait a week to get in over at Larry's- Emerald City? Same Day. Warren over at Larry's seems like a nice enough guy, but c'mon! I'm going to get a plasma TV with all the money I saved myself.

Update: DO NOT TAKE YOUR VOLVO TO EMERALD CITY! THEY'RE CLUELESS! I'm going to give Larry's another shot since Emerald City repair f'ing awful job. Though what I said in my original review was true, Warren seems really polite and nice and close to my house and I obviously need a Volvo specialist.

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Pros: Parking, close to home, expert Volvo repairmen
Cons: Price! Price! Price! Waiting a week or more just to get an appointment.
Recommended: Yes
mywifehatesmypokerskillz

mywifehatesmypokerskillz

Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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A Little Out of the Way for Me, but Worth It
Went to Larry's early last year for the first time. I was a little leery at first because I was bringing in a new 2006 S-40. I wanted a place that specialized in Volvo's, but wasn't an expensive dealership. I love finding hole-in-the-wall businesses that offer great service and Larry's seems to be one of those places. I've been there three times now, so I think I can acurately review them.

After finding Larry's on Citysearch I tried them at my 15000 mile service. I waited in the small waiting area reading magazines. I would recommend bringing something to read, or a laptop/dvd player. For the active types Beacon Ave has a strip of park that you could run or walk. Don't know about the crime in the area, but it didn't seem too bad mid-week when everyone is at work or school. Larry's got it done pretty quickly for me and didn't seem to have any problems with my new car. When it came time to pay the bill I was like, "Whoa, is that all?" My wife drives a 2000 Mercedes that cost us more than double, maybe triple, that same week at a dealer. Needless to say my wife now goes to a hole-in-the-wall called Mercedes Garage in Bellevue that has been like Larry's for her.

The second time I went to Larry's I had them put synthetic oil in. They said no problem, charged me a very reasonable price for the more expensive oil, and the total service price was again very reasonable. This time I came prepared with some books and my dog, and walked the park area while they did the service.

The next time I went it took a little longer for my regular service because it was the special 30000 mile service. Expecting this I used the Metro bus website for planning and then took the bus across the street downtown to do some shopping and reading in a coffee shop. I took the bus back a few hours later. It dropped me off practically at the front door. All for about $3 total roundtrip.

Overall - good prices, good service, access to park and bus a bonus

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Pros: Service, Prices, Access to Bus, Access to Park area
Cons: Not many business close to walk to, small waiting area
Recommended: Yes
jlt333

jlt333

Friday, March 2, 2007
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Done on time and quoted cost!
Went to Larry's on a friend?s recommendation, she is also a Volvo owner. Good recommendation! The job was done on time at the original cost. What more needs to be said? Oh, the car was NOT covered by greasy finger prints and the owner was trustworthy and friendly. I am going to take all my service there.

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Pros: Done on time at cost!
Cons: nothing so far!
Recommended: Yes
jlocke77

jlocke77

Tuesday, June 20, 2006
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A Friend's Referal
I came up to seattle to see a friend and my car breaks down, great stuff hu. Anyways my buddy up here said to take it into Larry's, sounded good to me, im pretty sure we're all scared of mechanics.

Anyways i had no problems at all. got my car over there, chatted with the owner, great people and great service. Car's been running clean since.

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Recommended: Yes
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Hours Open
Monday 8:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am to 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed