Best mechanic in town | Mechanic and Parts

Argentina

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Last Visited: 4 months ago
GPS: -24.80637, -65.41638
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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"1/4 de Milla Car Servis"

Guillermo is by far the most dedicated, honest and friendly person we met during our trip to South America. He is an excellent mechanic, as is his entire team. He had been recommended to us by another mechanic.
He really saved the engine of our van, when dishonest Chilean mechanics almost ruined it.
When we arrived at his garage, he immediately took care of us. He worked for several days on our van and came to work exceptionally on Saturdays to avoid having to wait. At each stage of the repairs, he contacted us. Its price was very, very honest and cheap.
We stayed in touch with him after leaving Salta because he wanted to make sure that we didn't have any more problems once we were on the road.

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Can wholeheartedly confirm all positive comments so far. VERY friendly and competent.

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We went to Guillermo, because we read these entries of this place to be the best car repair shop in Salta. We were there 4 days and our opinion now is, that Guillermo is the best car repair shop we found in 10 years travelling North- and Southamerica. His mechanics all know exactly, what they are doing. They work absolutely correct, are friendly and very helpful. We left this place really satisfied and our motorhome was in very good shape. They checked all parts they worked on very intensiv, including a computer diagnosis. They changed the wheel bearings of all wheels, they solved a brake problem, changed the liquids of the radiator and for the breaks. They found some oil at the Turbo and we realized, that the Turbo needs to be replaced. They found a new one and changed the Turbo, cleaned all hoses and the turbo cooler. For all parts they helped to find a cheaper replacement then the expensiv ones at Mercedes. You have a problem with your car, this is the place to go!

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"1/4 de milla Auto Service" Guillermo and his Brother Hernan and José. Normaly they dont work on big Trucks but our size was going just into the Garage (L=8m,W=2.5m,H=3.65m) They made a very good Job.. Oil and Filter change, and we had a problem with our Main Zylinder from the Clutch.. For our Model "Steyr12M18" they dont find a replace Zylinder.. But Mercedes Benz use the same..our Luck.
After put out the old and put in the new our Truck drive like new..
From our Exhaust flex pipe a company arround the corner made a copy.. Now i have one if the old get broken.
Thanks a lot Guys... We come again to you if we are in Town...
Angie&Chris
PlanetExplorer.ch

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"1/4 de milla Auto Service" Guillermo and his Brother Hernan and José. Normaly they dont work on big Trucks but our size was going just into the Garage (L=8m,W=2.5m,H=3.65m) They made a very good Job.. Oil and Filter change, and we had a problem with our Main Zylinder from the Clutch.. For our Model "Steyr12M18" they dont find a replace Zylinder.. But Mercedes Benz use the same..our Luck.
After put out the old and put in the new our Truck drive like new..
From our Exhaust flex pipe a company arround the corner made a copy.. Now i have one if the old get broken.
Thanks a lot Guys... We come again to you if we are in Town...
Angie&Chris
PlanetExplorer.ch

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Guillermo and his guys are really very friendly, competent and helpful. They managed all problems we had and we were informed and documentated all the time. Even our clutch-zylinder they repared professionaly because this and other spareparts are not available here in Argentina for a Volkswagen vanagon. For all works they offered garantee and help on the road, if necessary. The price was very correct for all work they did. We would go back to this "taller" with pleasure if necessary one day. Also they are able to repair trucks, not only camionetas and the garage is high enough to get in. The correct address and phone number are:
Road: Virgilio Tedín 923, Salta
Phone: +54 387 591 29 72

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Guillermo and his guys are really very friendly, competent and helpful. They managed all problems we had and we were informed and documentated all the time. Even our clutch-zylinder they repaired professionaly, because this and other spareparts are not available here in Argentina for a Wolkswagen Vanagan. For all works they offered garantee and help on the road, if necessary. The price was very correct for all work they did. We would go back to this "taller" with pleasure if necessary one day.
Also they are able to repair trucks, not only camionettas and the garage is high enough to get in.
The correct adress and phone number are:
Road: Virgilio Tedín 923, Salta
Phone: +543875912972

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Guillermo is really great! He helped us on our two Defenders, very quick, very professional and at really good price!
Recommended by local defender group!

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it is a very good mécanic maybe one of the Best of south america. he explain us all what he did and answer all our questions. we have to change a piece off the embrayage and we can sleep in the garage in our camper. there is water and toilets. very friendly and not too expensive. you can go there without scare

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Guillermo is an excellent mechanic. Very determend to help you in the best possible way. He explains everything to you. The whole staff is very friendly, they let you sleep in the workshop if needed. The price is very fair. Highly recommended.

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Guillermo and his team definitely deserve this title! They work very fast, professional, clean, honest and keep you updated with everything which happens during their repairments for fair prices! Absolutely recommended.

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Ah and also it's the most clean garage we saw and you can sleep in there while waiting for parts. There really friendly and helpful. All go there :)

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This is the best mechanic we met in whole South America. We had 2 problems thay 5 other mechanic could not fix l... the team fixted it, they explained everything very well, they are all so nice. If you need parts they show the reciet. After we continued our trip for one hour we heard a sound at the car and called them and they drove to us at 21.30 to check everything was alright. This is really nice! really recomend this place.

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Guillermo has even helped to troubleshoot over the phone after we left. We really appreciate it.

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Very good and honest mechanic! Helped me immediately with my ventilation wich did not work.
Let it repair and even came on saturday to put it back in so I was able to leave. Workshop is very clean. Highly recommend him!

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First we went to the Land Rover spécialist with this electrical issue ( no light, no air cond, no light on Dashboard and impossible to close thé Windows)
The Guy said that It was too complícate for him and recommanded to go here
There is no Land Rover in Salta
Guillermo with his team mate found the wire which was in cause.
It was not an easy task as first you have to remove all the Dashboard and test all the wire
I give all the documentation with électric schema.
His teammate is really conscientious and didn t loose any screw!!

It s also possible to sleep here. Very clean
I recommend as It was not an easy job like changing parts
They had to use their brain and made it

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Super recomendable. Excelente atención y precio. Nosotros trajimos nuestra vw kombi y nos ayudo con el problema que teniamos e incluso nos reviso otras cosas para que sigamos viaje tranquilos.

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We needed a lot of work because we’ve been driving our old Fiat Fiorino like a 4x4. We first stopped at another mechanic who wouldn’t give us an estimate until he disassembled our drive and suspension.... so we left, because once it’s disassembled, you’re committed.

When we arrived at Guillermo’s they took a good look then we went to the office where he listed out the possible issues and approximate price to repair each. He called his brother in la
w to translate to make sure we understood everything.

He’s had many Overlanders pass through and he knows what they are looking for... like... asking if we want to fill our water tanks before leaving.

At each stage of repair, they showed us each broken part and explained what it did and whether or not it needed replacing.

We arrived Thursday afternoon and left Tuesday morning. Over the weekend we stayed at the municipal camping. Guillermo had someone drop us off and pick us up there. We spent two nights in the shop... because the WiFi is good and the shop is clean.

The guys are skilled at their work and have a good sense of humour. They communicate well, even with the language barrier... but I reckon with all the Overlanders coming through now, Guillermo will be fluent in English before too long.

I think the work, communication, and honesty is some of the best we’ve experienced in South America. The prices were fair but not Peru-cheap (but also not european). You may be able to find cheaper but not better.

And just one more tip... if you pay in cash at the parts shops, you save quite a bit more than on credit card. The Western Union exchange rate is 10% more favorable than the bank rate right now. We didn’t believe it, but it’s truly the case.

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We read on I overlander that Guillermo is a very good mechanic. When we had a problem with pur car he helped us in2 days while we stayed in a hotel in Salta.
We can recommend him and are very glad helped us.

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Super nice and very competent mecanics! Guillermo, Franco and Hernan helped us fixing problems with our Mitsubishi L300. Although this car is not common in Argentina they were able to repair our rear differential, alternator and shock absorber. Clean big Garage and fast Wifi - you can camp in the garage! Very honest and fair local price for all the work. They really want to make shure to find the best solution so that you can continue your travels without problems. Highly recommended!

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Great mechanics as previously described. Guillermo and the team worked quickly and efficiently to first check all of my brakes, and rotate tyres. My rear differential had leaked all oil and was full of water and dirt. Full strip down, clean, rebuild and fill. Looks like new (see photos). Also steering bar bushels were loose. The part doesn't exist here so they took my part to a place to get repaired, and replaced. They also diagnosed and repaired an issue with my camper reverse lights. The work shop is clean, uncluttered, and very large. Well equiped. They have a car lift up to 4000kg. They allow you to sleep the night of necessary. Toilets and WiFi. 2-3 days work on and off for a very reasonable price. This should be your first stop with any mechanical issues. I doubt there's anything they can't fix, or get fixed with their knowledge of other people on the area. Highly recommended.

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Wonderful person and excellent service, we slept there two nights. He is honest, savy, practical and has a ton of resources in Salta. He really cares and he gives you the best service he can. For us, he and his awesome team worked on our steering system (axiales de dirección) , the back brakes, and other little things that seem to go wrong on the road. Since Argentina has no Nissan vans, he had his guy repair the part like new. Nothing is impossible for Guillermo and if it is, he will tell you what to do... Which may involve driving to Chile!! 😂 .

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"1/4 de Milla Car Servis"

Guillermo is by far the most dedicated, honest and friendly person we met during our trip to South America. He is an excellent mechanic, as is his entire team. He had been recommended to us by another mechanic.
He really saved the engine of our van, when dishonest Chilean mechanics almost ruined it.
When we arrived at his garage, he immediately took care of us. He worked for several days on our van and came to work exceptionally on Saturdays to avoid having to wait. At each stage of the repairs, he contacted us. Its price was very, very honest and cheap.
We stayed in touch with him after leaving Salta because he wanted to make sure that we didn't have any more problems once we were on the road.

It couldn't be better....

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