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You Pick: Best Of Local Auto Shops

What auto shop would you recommend to your friends and neighbors in Barrington?

Unless you already have a reliable mechanic, finding a place to get your car repaired can be a nerve-wracking experience. It's often expensive, and you're almost always left wondering if you got the best deal (or if the repair was even necessary).

Word of mouth is one way to find someone trustworthy, and that's why this week's "Best Of" poll wants you to voice your opinion on the best car repair shop in town.

We want to hear your thoughts on which local spot is the best place to get your wheels back on the road.

How about Barrington Auto (former ) in Hampden Meadows? Or or in West Barrington? There's on Maple Avenue. And on County Road. And Ronnie's Auto Service just across the Barrington line in Riverside.

Maybe you take your car back to the dealer where you bought or leased it? Or you have a favorite auto shop out of town? Let your friends and neighbors know what place you recommend in the comments section. Vote in our poll below, and share your thoughts.

We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At noon that day, we'll share your top local pick. Then be sure to watch the site over the weekend when we tally up the top votes and announce the shop that got the most rave reviews across all of our Rhode Island sites.

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Rhody O'Dhody February 20, 2012 at 04:27 PM
DeStefano's has changed its name to Barrington Auto Service.
JJMom February 21, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Ronnie's may actually be on the Riverside/Barrington line. They have been very good to us...only charging us for the parts when it's something quick to fix and proactively fixing things that again, they didn't charge us for because it was a quick fix yet had been a nuisance for me.
Bob and Audrey Sprague February 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM
There is another shop on Washington Road just south of the bike path - don't know its name, but it has been there for years - I think Colonel Thompson's son owns it.

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