Truck/Trailer Repair Facilities

Truck/Trailer Repair Facilities

9/21/2016

This has been expanded to include Trailer Repair facilities.

State City Facility Recommender Comments
Alabama Fulton Premier Trucks
1801 Fulton Road Fultondale, AL
- A Volvo Dealer - - Near Birmingham Phone: 205-841-4450
Hogrydr (Jim) Jim says Premier Truck has some fine mechanics and that they have treated him fairly when they've performed maintenance on his trucks.
Arizona Coolidge Tire Factory
2311 S 5th St
Coolidge, AZ 85128

Phone: 520-723-7840
SWharton We broke down near Eloy, AZ and the ERS service sent 2 tow trucks.  One for the truck and one for the trailer, why, we have no idea.  The tow company was Hughes Towing from Coolidge, AZ.  These guys were great.  The ERS service had found us a CG nearby for the trailer (for some reason would not tow truck and trailer) and the truck was to be towed to Phoenix (ERS couldn't’t find a place to repair truck nearby!!).

We all went to the CG and it was a dump.  Tow truck operator recommend Indies Sky in Coolidge and Tire Factory to repair the truck. Both were outstanding choices.

Tire Factory took the truck, giving us precedence since we were towed in.  Drove me to the CG, had the truck fixed in a couple of hours, picked me up again.

I would highly recommend Hughes Towing, Indies Sky Resort and Truck Factory, all in Coolidge, AZ.

Arizona Phoenix Arizona Truck Center
2402 South 19th Avenue - Phoenix, AZ
- A Volvo Dealer
Phone: 602-258-4500
Toll Free: 800-352-5330
Ask to speak with Gary LaLoggia a Service Rep or their service manager.
Ron and Sharon (Ron) Ron said he was very satisfied with their service even though their hourly rate was a little on the high side "$102 per hour" but that they seem to get trucks in and out quite fast.

Kent & Jan also used their services and stated that Gary was easy to deal with.

Gary is aware of Full Timer's using HDT's to pull their 5er's. He was helpful and went out of his way to make sure I was treated fairly plus he looked up warranty and service bulletins and took care of them quickly and efficiently. Gary also took care of me as fast as he did the commercial truckers who were on the clock and in a hurry to get back on the road.

Arizona Phoenix Deer Valley Diesel
21426 North 14th Avenue - Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 623-780-2728
SWharton (Sue) Sue Great service, 24/7 the phone is answered.  We called on a Sunday and a tow truck was sent out.  He was there in 45 minutes, backed out 5th wheel into our CG space and took the truck to Deer Valley.  This is the second time we have used Deer Valley.  Several years ago we were towed in, on the Friday of a holiday weekend.  They fixed us up and had us on the road the same day.  I would highly recommend them.  Rick Cortez is the manager/owner.  Everyone was very helpful
Arizona Tucson

Silver Eagle Truck & Trailer Repair
3225 E 48th Street -
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-622-4381 
SC.SILVEREAGLE@GMAIL.COM

Kathy & Jim (Jim) Jim I felt I received excellent service at Silver.  I had a full page list of repairs and things I wanted checked out. In two days they did what another shop said would take a week. They communicated clearly, providing their reasoning for replacing some parts I did not know I needed as well as why I did not need to replace some that I thought I -did, which saved me money.  Their shop rate was $89/hr., which is about 2/3 the other place I called (W.W. Williams). It was obvious they took great pride in work.  Owner (Steven) was previously an OTR trucker.

Shop manager is apparently well experienced in Detroit repairs. (Owner also buys wrecks with Detroits to sell the engines).  They said that because I might have valuables in the drom box and bed storage areas, they made sure to park it inside the shop overnight.  I would come back for service without hesitation.

Colorado Colorado Springs One Stop Truck Shop
3950 Clear View Ln - Colorado Springs, CO
- Off Hancock, South of Academy Boulevard
Phone: 719-578-9718
Ask to speak to the owner, Bob
marvmarcy (Marv) Marv said he's had lots of work done there over the years. Good folks!
Colorado Commerce City Key Truck
5350 Dahlia Street - Commerce City, CO - 80022
Phone: 303-288-6613
Reluyog (Damian) Damian said it's a good independent shop with decent enough rates.
Connecticut Kensington Kensington Welding & Trailer Company
1114 Farmington Avenue, Kensington, CT 06037
Phone: 860-828-3564
Toll Free: 888-703-6685
Brad & Jacolyn (Brad)

Brad said They are a service center for Dexter axles and they had the equipment to change the bearings. They did a fine job and I'm happy and rolling safely again.

I'm sure there are more Never Lubes out there beside mine.

Florida West Palm Beach

Total Truck Parts
6545 Wallis Rd
West Palm Beach, FL.

Phone: 561-684-3332
Mike Donohue is the Service manager and an email address is mdonohue@totaltruckparts.net

Rod1 (Rodney) Bruce said:they are the shop who extended the frame of my truck and mounted the van box. They have repaired my A/C and preformed oil changes all at a reasonable cost. They also offer parts and accessories. 
Florida Winter Haven

Nextran Truck Center
4425 Ave G. NW
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Phone: 863-292-8383

Brad & Jacolyn (Brad) Brad said:They diagnosed and corrected my hard starting and white smoke problem. I will admit that they were a bit slow on the work but they did a good job and even steam cleaned the engine when they were done. When I picked up the truck the mechanic that did the work came out and explained what they found and what was actually causing each problem.
Illinois Champaign Road Ready Truck and Tire
I57 Exit 240 - Champaign, IL - 61822
Phone: 217-643-2800
Campswithcritters (Bruce) Bruce said: they fixed my AC Freon leak at servicing valve and troubleshot an air leak in my #2 air system (cab air bags) all done quickly and reasonable cost.  Good campground (DW Lake) at same exit suitable for HDT traffic.
Indiana Gary POZZO TRUCK CENTER, INC.
3001 E. 15th Place - Gary, Indiana - 46403
Phone: 888-723-5440
Hero Maker (Rocky)

Rocky said: It is the oldest Mack shop in the country, and these guys are good!   Found a failed expansion valve (the one that was just replaced in July) and Volvo warranty took care of it.

So high marks for Pozzo Mack/Volvo in Gary, Indiana,       and pass on WestFAIL in Kansas.

Kansas Hutchinson Runyan's Diesel Service
215 West Avenue G - Hutchinson, KS - 67501
Phone: 620-694-9680
4Girls&aMan (Robert) Robert said: As many of you know we had a little air problem while at the Rally.  After lots of help, advice and tool loans, especially from Rick and Rod, we determined that a new compressor was needed.  So I punted.... Mike Runyan of Runyan Diesel Service in Hutchinson was recommended by Louie's (whom several on here have used).  Mike came out on Friday morning and verified that it was indeed the compressor that needed to be replaced.  The new compressor was ordered from Wichita Freightliner and delivered Friday afternoon to Mike.  He came over to the campground Saturday morning and in 3 hours (billed time) swapped out the old compressor for the new one.  He did a great job for us and did not charge extra for doing the job at the campground.  We're very pleased with what he did for us.  If we need a mechanic in Hutch again, I'll definitely call him first.
Kansas Hutchinson Anderson Alignment Service
725 West 4th - Hutchinson, KS - 67501
Phone: 620-662-7671
Hither'N'Yon (Bob) Bob said: Anderson was very helpful when he had a problem with hid Big Foot system and MOR/ryde suspension alignment.
Mississippi Meridian A & S Service Center
2239A Russell Mt. Gilead RD
Meridian, MS 39301-4559
Phone: 601-595-1122
Shannon Dotson is CEO
Vols Fan (Bob) Good service and reasonable rates.  A Good Sam ERS tower.
Mississippi Meridian Mack Herrington Truck Service, Inc.
27 3rd Ave South
Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: 601-483-4470
SWharton (Sue) Our truck had the hiccups.  While in Meridian, MS we found a contact in the HHRG and asked the CG owner, he suggested Mack.  Mack is great, don't go there with your trailer, he is a small shop.  We pulled up, he took us right away, put us on the computer, didn't find anything wrong.  Switched the fuel filter, took the truck for a test drive, still had hiccups.  Decided it was probably a solenoid wire.  We had an oil leak a few days before (from a connection) this leak dripped oil onto the High Pressure Oil Regulator.  He replace that and all is now well.  His charge was very good, in the neighborhood of $65/hour.
Montana Great Falls Rocky Mountain Truck Service LLC
Great Falls, MT
Phone: 406-452-8561
Ask to speak with the owners John H. and John R.
Dave K (Dave) This is a great place to have in your book for ANY HDT truck repair. They are a full service truck shop for HDT's, diesel engine work, pickup truck repair, hitch installs, axle singling, you name it.
New Mexico Lordsburg Oscars Truck Service
1209 Iron Street, Lordsburg, NM - 88045
Phone: 575-542-9509
Motor31 (Mike) Mike says they were quick, easy to talk to and treated me fairly.
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Advanced Diesel Service
1816 SE 29th Street -
Oklahoma City, OK -
73129
Phone: 405-249-0814
Ask for Keith.
rick&teresa (Rick) Located 3/4's of a mile east of I-35. Easy to get to with plenty of fenced parking space behind shop to unhook and park 5ver during repair.  Smaller independent shop willing to expedite repairs for HDT people.  Labor charge is $80 per hour.

Did some weedburner exhaust work for me, work was done faster than quoted and I am satisfied with the work. Keith really liked what we are doing with these trucks and admired the lifestyle, he was easy to work with..
 

Oregon Coos Bay Kustom Truck
1084 South 5th Street - Coos Bay, OR - 97420
Phone: 541-267-6990
Toll Free 888-564-8890 Fax 541-267-4098
Ask to speak with Harold Bettencourt, the owner.
Smokey-Bandit (Rob) Kustom Truck primarily does personalized truck restorations, re-powering and upgrading trucks to automated transmissions. If you look on page three under transmission upgrades I've listed several members who've had transmission upgrades done on their HDT's at Kustom Trucks.

BTW, general repair work is also available.

Rob said he had electronic engine calibration done to his truck and he found everyone at Kustom Trucks to be quite friendly and helpful. For folks who live some distance away, Kustom Trucks has two RV spots available with water and electric plus other boondock space where you can stay while having work performed on your truck.

South Carolina Myrtle Beach Larry's Auto Clinic Inc.
4719 Northgate Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC - 29577
Phone: 843-293-2205
Mark & Dale Bruss (Mark) Mark says that this is a good old garage with good experienced workers
Tennessee Crossville J&K Truck Repair, Inc.
109 Tabor Dr (Exit 320 - I40), Crossville, TN - 38555
Phone: 800-328-5535
RickW (Rick) Rick says had a fan belt failure. Don't have a replacement and the fan belt only works the fan. Since I am bobtail and it is fairly flat back to Crossville, no reason not to head back. Fan is only going to engage under load.

The exit before the campground is a Petrol. Figure there is most likely a truck repair place close by. Sure enough there are two shops. Pull in to the first one, J&K. Walking in the front door I can see a large, well stocked parts room. COOL! I ask if they have the belt, SCORE! $50. They ask if I want to just purchase the belt or if I want them to put it on too. Shop rate is $75/hr so I ask how long until they can get to it. I am told 2 minutes. DO IT!

Pull the truck in and we quickly discover that the broken belt is not the problem but the result of the idler pulley that is now frozen. New idler is around $250 plus another hour labor. Not in stock but NAPA does have it and it is on its way over.

1 1/2 hours after pulling in to the lot, truck fixed and ready to roll. $550 poorer but truck is repaired and all while I waited! And no busted knuckles for me .....

The prospect ridding with me could not believe it. Not only did I just pull in and they have 1 or the 2 needed parts but 90 minutes latter we are fixed and going. I explained that a driver who is working is willing to wait a few days for a dealership to get around to it and the driver only makes money if the wheels are turning. So quick turn arounds on OTR trucks is normal or the driver will move on to the next repair shop.

So if looking for truck repair in Crossville, TN I recommend

Texas El Paso MHC Kenworth
10901 Gateway West,
El Paso, Texas - 79935

Phone: 888-351-2285
Red Runner (Dave) Had Red runner in Shop in El Paso, TX, MHC Truck, West Desert Blvd, is a great shop.  They sell Kenworths, but work on Cummins, worth your stop if you need help.  I was in and out 4 hours after locating a wiring problem.
Texas Leander Steve Richters Truck and Trailer Repair
PO Box 331, Leander, Texas - 78641
Phone: 512-517-0929
Steve Richter, Owner
jmb (John) John says that Steve Richter of Steve Richters Truck and Trailer Repair came highly recommend to him from two sources that he trusts.

He is also an excellent welder and craftsman.

I had him install my Trailer Saver air hitch and he did an excellent job. Showed up on time, returned phone calls and is very creative. He can fix or fabricate anything on site

He works mainly in and around Austin TX. - Rates were very reasonable.

Texas Magnolia The Road Motors Inc.
Magnolia, TX
- Just North of Houston
Phone: 281-252-0300
Motor31 (Mike) They came out for an ERS for starting problems on Mike's 660 and he stated he was very pleased with their service. They do it all, vehicles ranging from cars to semi's
Texas Mission Texan Repair Service
6336 Texan Road - Mission, TX
Phone: 956-585-8588
Ask to speak to the owner, Noe Gonzales
rverdlm (Dave) The roads that run East, West are named for the distance they are from business 83 or the RR tracks. The North South roads have names. This shop is located at the NE side of the intersection of 5 mile Rd and Texan Road.

For all you HDTers that are now in the Valley I want to let you know about a very good service facility. I've had my normal service done there and I just took the truck to them because the air quit working. It turned out that it was just out of Freon.

I had no idea what was wrong and they could have jerked me around. Instead they filled it, checked for leaks and when they couldn't find any they asked if they could keep the truck for a few days to see if it leaked down. It didn't and I got the truck back today. A/C works great!

The charge for evacuating the A/C, filling with Freon, checking everything out and doing a lube job was $105. I'm very impressed with this shop. It's clean, the mechanics are all clean and seem to know what they are doing. Oh, one more thing, while they had the truck they kept it in the shop so there was never any worry about the truck being ram sacked or broken into.

Texas New Caney N. C. Eagle Services, Inc.
18700 Hwy 59
New Caney, TX

(Houston area)
Phone: 888-689-3505
Campswithcritters (Bruce)
SWharton (Sue)
Campswithcritters (Bruce)
Good for no appointment repairs & servicing.  Multiple brands & engine types.  Complete clean shop with $75 per hour labor rate.  Nice folks to deal with and near Forest Retreat RV Park if you have problems on the road.  Did an alignment on my truck with no appointment and no hassles, my new go to guys in this area.

From SWharton (Sue)
The are very accommodating, when I called they said they could help me, when we showed up they promptly pulled us in and looked at our problem(big oil leak).  In less than an hour we were back on the road again, including a test drive of our truck.  Price was very fair, they charge $75/hour.

Texas Porter Click's Tire Service
22592 East Martin Drive
Porter, TX 77365-5708

(Houston area)
Phone: 281-354-5269
Campswithcritters (Bruce) Campswithcritters (Bruce)
They have very fair pricing, good service, road side tire service too, for those traveling the Houston area.
Washington Enumclaw ThePowerShop
Enumclaw, WA - East of Tacoma
Phone: 360-825-9400
eMail: chuck@thepowershop.com
Ask to speak with Chuck Arnold the owner.
'Nuf Truck (Cal) Power enhancements, general RV Toter and MH maintenance and repair, great automotive electrical.
Wisconsin Hayward Arnie's Repair, Inc.
W505 Highway 63
Hayward, WI 54843

4 miles South of Hayward
Phone: 715-634-4191
Joe.
Mark & Dale Bruss (Mark) Small shop in a recreational area, handling logging trucks.