Testimonials

  • “Great shop! Brian and the rest of the staff do an awesome job of making sure your car gets taken care of without you getting overcharged. I’m moving across the country and am super bummed I’ll have to start taking my car somewhere else.” ~ Ryan W., Eugene, OR (29 July 2014)
  • “Always professional, have only ever done what was asked and have provided numerous basic services for free. Even let my broke down Pontiac sit in their lot for a few days free of charge. Not going anywhere else.” (May 2014)
  • “We have known Brian as a mechanic since BP Towncrest was an Amoco station. We still take most of our vehicles to him. I take my RAV4 to Toyota and highly recommend them also for courtesy and service. Skay Auto has always been honest, courteous and fair with us. When we have taken our vehicles in with a “problem” Brain always gives us a call to tell us his assessment before he commences on the work. He will also tell us how much it will cost and when it should be ready for pickup! You cannot get any better than this for honesty!” Denise Halter (2013)
  • “I have been using Skay for all my domestic vehicle repairs for the last 6 years and have been 110% delighted with every encounter.
    While I use Star Motors for our Volvos and have had good luck with White Dog for other foreign vehicles, Skay is by far the best Iowa City shop for anything domestic. I have used many other Iowa City mechanics, and nobody is as fast, affordable, thorough, and honest as Brian Skay and his team. Brian has recommended and performed very low-cost repairs in several cases where he could have (and another mechanic might have) easily sold me on way more than was actually needed. If there was a used part that would cost lest than brand new, he would always let me know, even though I’m sure his markup is higher on the new parts.
    I send everybody I know to Brian, and they all thank me for favor. You will too!” Benn Dunnington (2013)
  • “When my wife’s car blew out a rear brake line last year, I decided that despite my mechanical aptitude that I did not want to spend the better part of a weekend under her car. My neighbor worked at a body shop and spent a lot of time around cars, and he said that Ricky Skay’s shop is the only one in town that he hadn’t caught pulling a fast one on somebody. We towed her car to the shop and within a day or two had the car back, good as new. Price for the repair was also fair. Skay Auto is where I’m going for repairs I can’t handle myself from now on.” ~ Austin B., Coralville, IA (12 September 2011)
  • “With jiffy lube and Firestone overcharging the Iowa City market, I hope people will use the resources like YELP to find the real honest and great mechanics in the area. Skay is one of them. Been using him whenever I’m in town ever since I was 16 years old and brought in my Pontiac Grand Prix for a tune up. Just to give you and idea, he was able to do a synthetic oil change on my Cadillac CTS for $15-20 cheaper than Firestone and Jiffy Lube. He also tightened a ring for me free of charge (that the last Jiffy Lube botched). Make this guy your mechanic.” Bobby C., Los Angeles, CA (22 December 2011)
  • “I will not take my car anywhere else. Skay gets the work done quickly and well. When they give you the estimate, that is exactly what they charge you (far less than any other mechanic) and they don’t try to talk you into getting something done that doesn’t need to be done. Skay is trustworthy, reasonably priced, and great at what they do.” Mandi S., North Liberty (24 September 2011)
  • “As a young woman, I never know who to trust with my car. In the past I have definitely had bad experiences working with a mechanic I don’t know. But, this place is great! They do the work at reasonable prices and are very accommodating. I like that I am not pressured to get work done on my car that may not be necessary, and my dad(mechanic back in Chicago) checks all the work afterwards, so I know Skay is doing a good job. I definitely recommend bringing your car here and checking it out.” (2011)