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***** Odells Service Center is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 14 reviews!

  • *****

    Very appreciative of Odell's! I had some issues with my breaks on the drive down to LBI and he was able to fit me in and get the car fixed up. Great service and fairly priced. Would bring my car here again.

  • *****

    An honest opinion at a fair price. What else can you ask for?

  • *****

    We feel so lucky to have found this auto repair shop. There was a problem with my daughter's brakes. he fixed them within 3 hours and even needed to have apart brought in to do it. The price was very fair. The jib they didvwas quality. They were very accommodating. We will be giving them more of our business in the near future. Thought for sure that a repair shop on the island would charge excessive prices. That was just not the case at all for Odell's.

  • *****

    O'Dells always comes thru. I had a broken brake line. They had me up and running in a few hours.

  • *****

    I just recently purchased a 2004 Chevy Silverado for my 16 y/o son that he and his younger brother and their Mom drove down. They were staying in Beach Haven and had car problems, from what they told me on the phone it sounded like an alternator issue. They got the truck jumped and hurried over to O'Dell's. I am up here 150 miles away and couldn't be of much help to them, but let me say they definitely chose the right repair shop. He kept the truck over night and called them saying the battery was defective and was less than a year old. He was able to get a replacement battery under warranty, I just want to thank this repair shop for being honest, professional and making the right diagnosis. Again thank you!

  • *****

    Safe to say we have a trusted mechanic in the area for every year when my family and I vacation here in the summer. Was leaving to travel back to Maine after a week long vacation when we ran into car troubles. Called odells, they said they were pretty busy, but to swing in and they would see what they could do.

    I dropped the car off at noon, and they had my car diagnosed, fixed and ready to roll by 5, and charged a very reasonable rate! I did not expect this, as it was easy to see they were busy and I dropped by without an appointment, it wouldn't have surprised me if they told me it would be a couple days.

    It's easy to see that these guys do business the old school way, and aren't out to rip you off. Being out of state and far away from home, they really could have turned the screws on me. But instead, they treated me as if I had been a loyal customer for years. If more businesses were like this, the world would be a better place. Cannot thank these guys enough for putting me at ease and making an unfortunate situation seem like no big deal.

  • *****

    Very honest. Affordable. Five star.

  • *****

    We recently made the long trip from Northern Vermont to Long Beach Island, and while driving on the island a ton of lights started going off on my dash. After looking up the problem, people said it was most likely the alternator going and if it died while driving, so would the car. Great. Found Odells as the nearest mechanic, and brought it in at 4:45pm on a Friday to have them take a look. Jeff (owner) was as nice as could be, and helped me run through a number of alternate fixes that would cost less than the alternator, including a new battery (which he offered to take back out when it didn't fix the problem). In the end the alternator was ordered for the next day, and he quoted me a reasonable price for install at a couple of hours.

    On Saturday I picked up the car, and he had done the work in 1 hour so it cost even less than he said. Problem solved. I seriously thought that I would be ripped off being a tourist from so far away, stuck on an expensive island, and having a repair needing to be done before the long trip back. Jeff and his nephew tried everything they could to save me from having to do the repair, were helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable. They helped me after closing hours on a friday, and did the repair on a saturday. They did the repair in half the quoted time (but could have easily lied about it). And in the end, the repair cost me less than if my mechanic at home had done it (I checked).

    They made such an impression on me that im considering stopping back in on our next visit just to say hi. Don't hesitate to take your car here, they will treat you fairly.

  • *****

    On August 22 we drove from our home in NE to LBI for a 1-week summer vacation. Around 2pm just before reaching the island we experienced significant problems with our rear suspension. Of course we urgently needed assistance but we managed to slowly and carefully cross the Causeway (hazard lights blinking) to reach the island. Once there though we didn't know anyone, so stopped at a restaurant and got Odell's contact from a kind restaurant employee. Despite being a busy Saturday late afternoon, owner Jeffrey honored our plea and agreed to look at our car. Once on the lift the reason for our problem quickly became apparent: both our newly installed rear shocks were missing their lower nuts and weren't attacked to the car frame. After a look over, two new nuts and a half hour charge for labor we were good to go. Owner Jeffrey and his assistant were friendly, professional and very honest. They not only fixed our problem efficiently for a very reasonable price but they saved our vacation and helped us get safely back home. We fully support Odell's Service Center and will make sure to stop by to say "hi" when we hopefully once again return to LBI. We are a MOST THANKFUL CUSTOMER!

  • *****

    On August 22 we drove from our home in NE to LBI for a 1-week summer vacation. Around 2pm just before reaching the island we experienced significant problems with our rear suspension. Of course we urgently needed assistance but we managed to slowly and carefully cross the Causeway (hazard lights blinking) to reach the island. Once there though we didn't know anyone, so stopped at a restaurant and got Odell's contact from a kind restaurant employee. Despite being a busy Saturday late afternoon, owner Jeffrey honored our plea and agreed to look at our car. Once on the lift the reason for our problem quickly became apparent: both our newly installed rear shocks were missing their lower nuts and weren't attacked to the car frame. Our trusted mechanic back home must have only "finger tightened" the nuts when I had last visited 2 weeks prior to replace our old rear shocks. The nuts must have loosened during the stress of the ride and the added weight of a car carrying three people and their luggage and misc. items.
    After a look over, two new nuts and a half hour charge for labor we were good to go. Owner Jeffrey and his assistant were friendly, professional and very honest. They not only fixed our problem efficiently for a very reasonable price but they saved our vacation and helped us get back home safely. We fully support Odell's Service Center and will make sure to stop by to say "hi" when we hopefully once again return to LBI. We are a MOST THANKFUL CUSTOMER!

  • *****

    I brought my car the day before we were heading home from vacation. Needless to say, that's a time crunch! The A/C had stopped working, and it was gonna be a long trip back without it. They took the car, looked at it, took a stab at fixing it, but ran out of time before we had to leave. Oh well. When I asked what the charge was, they said that they didn't actually fix anything, so there was no charge. Wow! Even though they weren't able to fix the A/C, I was amazed at the honesty and kindness. While I generally hope not to need repair work done on vacation, I'd definitely give these guys another shot if it happens again. (And thankfully it was a relatively cool day on the ride home!)

  • *****

    I brought my car the day before we were heading home from vacation. Needless to say, that's a time crunch! The A/C had stopped working, and it was gonna be a long trip back without it. They took the car, looked at it, took a stab at fixing it, but ran out of time before we had to leave. Oh well. When I asked what the charge was, they said that they didn't actually fix anything, so there was no charge. Wow! Even though they weren't able to fix the A/C, I was amazed at the honesty and kindness. While I generally hope not to need repair work done on vacation, I'd definitely give these guys another shot if it happens again. (And thankfully it was a relatively cool day on the ride home!)

  • *****

    Excellent, knowledgeable and thorough service was done for me on an urgent basis at a VERY reasonable cost. Getting that kind of help 500 miles from home saved our vacation. Thank you so much!

  • *****

    I brought my car the day before we were heading home from vacation. Needless to say, that's a time crunch! The A/C had stopped working, and it was gonna be a long trip back without it. They took the car, looked at it, took a stab at fixing it, but ran out of time before we had to leave. Oh well. When I asked what the charge was, they said that they didn't actually fix anything, so there was no charge. Wow! Even though they weren't able to fix the A/C, I was amazed at the honesty and kindness. While I generally hope not to need repair work done on vacation, I'd definitely give these guys another shot if it happens again. (And thankfully it was a relatively cool day on the ride home!)

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