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Merlin 200,000 Miles
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5590 E Riverside Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111
MON: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
TUE: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
WED: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
THU: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FRI: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN: Closed
Call (815) 877-5577

4.7 out of 5 based on 192 user reviews.

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Posted by Kensy H

I very satisfied with service I received at Merlin's in Loves Park. My front struts were original with over 200,000 miles on them. When I called for an estimate I was told they had a 25% off sale going on. My first thought was 25% off after they increase the quote 25%.. But to my surprise the 25% discount made their estimate the most competitive. I explained I needed the car back in one day for work. And as promised the job was completed on schedule and for the original quote with no "hidden" costs.
Now I'm riding on air in my sweet Saturn Vue with new struts.
Thanks , Kensy Hunt

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Posted by Cathy D

Good service, great advice. Always just enough, so your not too scared to come back the next time!! Older vehicles always have a long list of to do items and they are so great at notifying you of the top of the list on down with what they can do for you today! Willing to take you out and show you, very hands on, as if it was your garage.... Prices reasonable--that you can't bet it! Very fair, honest, reliable.

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Posted by Brian B

All-Star rating...

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Posted by Jan P

great I love taking my car there

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Posted by Jacob W

Amazing helpfulness. Went above and beyond, very professional. Thanks Jarred and Tom.

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Posted by Nick F

Tom and his shop did a fantastic job servicing my vehicle! They provided me with a very accurate quote, prompt service and took the time to review everything they did at the end of the job. They have gained a new customer. Thank you, Nick

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Posted by Wendy M

Personnel are always pleasant and informative. They don't try to oversell which is a big plus. Quality of repairs is good. If there is something they can not do they do not hesitate to refer you to to someone else that can complete the needle service. Pricing is fair and reasonable. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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Posted by Brian B

Great friendly service.

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Posted by Roy (use First) C

August 11, 2015
My Odyssey has had "Memory Steer" problems since new. If you don't know what that is, type Honda Odyssey Memory Steer into your search box. Honda dealer service manager, and Honda factory service manager out of Chicago rode with me, drove it and agreed the condition was not something I imagined. My son and niece both have 2008s, and they have no symptoms at all. OEM tires were rotated several times, brakes checked for possible hang-ups, re-aligned several times by Dealer and independent shop with newest equipment and 35 years' experience. Dealer claimed no steering system root problem. Dealer finally replaced the front struts. Problem not solved. I finally sort of gave up at around 35,000 miles - simply no time to keep pursuing possible diagnosis and solution. New times, premium Hankooks at 40,000 miles offered no improvement.

Been talking to Tom Corso about this on and off for about a year. He said bring it in - leave it for a few days to see if his expert - Jarrod- could diagnose. Finally had a chance to do that. Gave Jarrod copies of all that I had researched on the internet about Memory Steer.

Wow. He accomplished a 90 percent improvement !!!!! Maybe it is even closer to 100 percent - I think my Hankooks have an excellent 'feel for the road surface' and may be feeding back through the steering (like they're supposed to). Anyway Kudos to Merlins on Riverside in Loves Park IL.

BTW, been going there for oil changes and brake work on 3 cars ever since they opened many years ago.

Roy Chostner
Caledonia, IL

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Posted by Kathy F

I am generally very satisfied with the service I receive at Merlin Automotive in Loves Park, IL. But they have been unable to find the cause of a "rattling" noise in the engine of the 2010 Ford Fusion, even though they have worked twice on that problem.

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