Ever since I haven’t been living in Weston, where I used to go to the Weston Firestone to get my car repaired, I knew I’d have to find someplace close to me when it came to a mechanic. That’s where Prospect Muffler saved the day for me.
As I drive a Toyota Camry, the maintenance is minimal other than bringing it in for an oil change every once in a while. But, sometimes life happens and the unexpected occurs. That’s where my story begins and how Prospect Muffler & Auto Repair helped me out big time.
Prospect Muffler & Auto Repair Review
It was a typical Friday night and my girlfriend and I were headed out to meet some of our friends from our Running for Brews club at Rhythm & Vine. Parking in that area can get full pretty quickly, and we had to look for street parking in a neighborhood nearby.
As I was about to turn right, there was a bit of a logjam at the intersection with a bunch of cars not wanting to make a move. So I hit the gas and took the corner, and accidentally took it too sharp and hit the curb. If it were a regular, rounded curb, it would be no problem. Unfortunately, there was a metal drain cover on the corner which had a 90-degree angle. I drove my right front tire directly into the sharp point. The tire instantly went flat.
It was dark, muddy, and a heck of a flat. I decided to just get it towed home (no cost with my insurance) and deal with it in the morning. The tow driver came, hitched it up, and we were on our way home. Should have been a standard tire replacement the next day after I put the spare on.
That’s where the trouble occurs. There is a bit of a lip at the end of our driveway where the sidewalk intersects. The tow driver had hiked my car up too high from the front end and smashed my rear end into the sidewalk. The muffler was all mangled and hanging by a thread.
So instead of just needing a new tire, I now also needed my muffler fixed or replaced. We went to Google to find a mechanic in our area of Florida, and the first place we called referred us to Prospect. He said there a mom-and-pop type place and would take good care of me.
I found all that and more with Prospect Muffler in Oakland Park. They understood my situation from the get-go and did everything to make it right. From doing a quick fix on the tire and securing the muffler in place, so I had a car to drive while everything else was sorted out with insurance, they went above and beyond.
They spoke with the insurance and corroborated the damage claim I made and got me the full amount for the cost of repairs, even as the tow company continued to fight against the estimate. From the instant I started working with them, I knew they were going to do everything to help me out.
While getting our car towed home, the tow driver smashed the rear end into the pavement when backing it into the driveway. With the muffler mangled and laying on the ground, we were happy to find a great mom-and-pop mechanic at Prospect Muffler in #OaklandPark who went above and beyond to take care of everything. Full review of this great auto shop on our site!
I’m so thankful to have found them. I will be taking my car there for any miscellaneous and routine repairs because I know now the kind of shop it is. They get my full recommendation if you’re looking for a mechanic in that area of Fort Lauderdale.
250 E. Prospect Road
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm
For another mechanic in the area, check out or review of Paul’s Transmission.