If you're like most drivers, you know how to operate a car, but know little of the car's operation. How then can you possibly know whether a mechanic is correct and truthful when he tells you what's wrong with your vehicle and how much it's going to cost you to get back on the road?
Patch wanted to help readers find the best, most reliable auto mechanics around. Throughout Rhode Island, Patch polled readers to find out where's the best place to take a car for service. After five days of voting, the winners are in. Check out who won below and let us know which you think is best in the comment section below. Even better, the next time you need repairs, pick one of the featured mechanics and let us know how it went.
Barrington: Dellefrattes Auto, 9 Bay Spring Ave., Barrington
Bristol-Warren: Tire MD, 31 Metacom Ave., Bristol
Coventry: CPM Auto and Tire, 1016 Tiogue Ave., Coventry
Cranston: Knightsville Service Center, 1487 Park Ave., Cranston
East Greenwich: L&S Automotive, 5601 Post Road, East Greenwich
East Providence: A-1 Custom Auto Body, 2244 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence.
Johnston: Casale's Auto Body, 2741 Hartford Ave., Johnston.
Middletown: John's Getty, 795 West Main Road, Middletown.
Newport: B & C Auto, 58 Van Zandt Ave., Newport.
North Kingstown: Mulzer's Car Care, 591 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown.
Portsmouth: Oliveira's Garage, 3279 East Main Road, Portsmouth
Seekonk: inMotion Motor Sports, 1420 Fall River Road, Seekonk
South Kingstown: Advanced Auto Body, 116 Kersey Road, South Kingstown.
Tiverton-Little Compton: Country Auto Sales and Service, 1230 Stafford Road, Tiverton.
Woonsocket: Terry's Auto, 36 Blackstone St., Woonsocket. Check back with Patch Monday for the latest in our "Best of" series: the best fries in town.