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    New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    I just purchased a '03 Escalade ESV and would like to know where is a good mechanic/shop to bring it in for service and/or oil changes. Looking for a honest and not a rip off mechanic in the North Jersey area...thanks!

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    PM me your specific location in NJ...I have an honest Certified Cadillac Technician that works at Gold Coast Cadillac in Oakhurst, by exit 105 on GSP. He works afterhours/saturdays at dealership...very reasonable compared to dealership hours.

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    ohhh thats a lil ways off im up by Paramus..

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    Sorry...best I can do for ya!

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    ok no problem, thanks.

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    Sorry...best I can do for ya!

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    no mechanics in north jersey???

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    Let me ask you this...is it worth a 40 min. drive to get work done by a certified Cadillac technician and know you're not getting screwed? Another strategy would be to go speak to a salesman, ask him for 5 minutes of his time and have him recommend a caddy tech that might moonlight for extra scratch...and tip the guy $20. i think Englewood Cliffs Cadillac is up near you. Good luck!
    That's how i found my guy. I used to be a service writer for BMW and our techs were allowed to come in on saturdays and work on their own stuff.

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    yeah I thought of doing that, guess that'll be my last resort. Where is your guy located?

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    Let me ask you this...is it worth a 40 min. drive to get work done by a certified Cadillac technician and know you're not getting screwed? Another strategy would be to go speak to a salesman, ask him for 5 minutes of his time and have him recommend a caddy tech that might moonlight for extra scratch...and tip the guy $20. i think Englewood Cliffs Cadillac is up near you. Good luck!
    That's how i found my guy. I used to be a service writer for BMW and our techs were allowed to come in on saturdays and work on their own stuff.

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    Gold Coast Cadillac oakhurst nj...pm me And I will give you his number if that is the route you end up wanting to go

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    Re: New to the Cadillac Forums, Looking for a good mechanic in NJ?

    so your mechanic works at a dealership? i still would have to go to dealer anyway then?

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    Gold Coast Cadillac oakhurst nj...pm me And I will give you his number if that is the route you end up wanting to go

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    Yes...but he moonlights on wknds...parts at cost etc..

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    My mechanic is a friend of mine and works at a caddy dealership here in Oklahoma and the dealerships lets their mechanics do side jobs when the dealership is slow to keep their mechanics from moving on to other dealerships because there slow. My buddy charges me his cost on parts and then just charges me labor. I do have to work around his schedule but usually he knocks stuff out on Saturdays when he has to work. TRUST me, ask around at your Caddy dealer, I guarantee this is probably done there as well... It will save you a ton of $$ and you have a Cadillac mechanic working on it to truck to boot! Good Luck!

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    That's what I have been trying to explain to him.

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    I thought you were, that's why I elaborated on what you said.... Sure saves us money, doesn't it!

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    Sure does...he rebuilt the front diff in my 03..recently did my 100k tune up, changed steering control buttons, and fixed loose window regulator- charged me $300 including parts

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