NAPA AutoCare Center for the residents of Southwest, UT

Things to Know About the Cost of Auto Repair At Gene’s OK Tire & Muffler, we understand the importance of a safe, reliable automobile. When your car is out of commission, it can disrupt your whole life. When a customer entrusts us with their auto repair and maintenance, we take it very seriously.

If you feel that you have been ripped off by a local St George auto repair shop, or have had a negative experience for any other reason, we hope you will give us the chance to restore your faith in the industry. We believe that long-term relationships are based on a knowledge and trust. We will look at some things about the cost of service that are important for auto owners to understand.

It costs a lot of money to operate our St George full-service automotive service center. Profit margins are a lot narrower than many people imagine. Cars are far more complex, thus the tools and diagnostic equipment are also more complicated and expensive. Diagnosing why your Check Engine light is on may require a machine that costs 18k. Ask a senior technician how much he/she has invested in tools, initial education and ongoing training. For example, a carburetor used to be a pretty simple part to maintain and repair. Nowadays, an electronic fuel system repair in St George requires a technician to have a higher level of knowledge and expensive diagnostic equipment to read and interpret the numerous trouble codes. And it doesn’t end there. Shops must pay subscription fees for database services to locate and order the right parts. Buying or leasing shop space has risen along with other commercial real estate prices in St George. All the technology that makes today’s cars safer, more reliable, more fuel-efficient, more comfortable, more environmentally-friendly and full of more nifty gadgets comes at a price for St George auto owners. In addition, complying with government regulations tacks on additional costs Hopefully, today’s post sheds some light on the factors that affect your auto repair bill. The team at Gene’s OK Tire & Muffler believes that quality service performed by well trained technicians saves money in the long run and protects your automotive investment.

If you’d like some assistance diagnosing your problem, click the NAPA Auto care logo above. It will direct you to our service assistant.

A locally owned business, we are fully licensed, certified, insured, bonded, accredited for your safety. Auto parts we use come with warranties for your peace of mind.

We are Proud to be Associated with:
• National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
• Service Technicians Society

Our company has been operational for more than 34 years and our technicians have more than 140 Years of combined auto repair experience, receiving frequent training on all new technologies to offer the best service to your vehicle. Read the testimonials below to get an idea of our work.

Read the Reviews
Most Honest People in Southern Utah
“Words cannot even express how great the people at this shop are our how much I trust them. My father back in the Midwest is a mechanic so I never had to learn about cars or deal with shady shops growing up. I was super nervous about finding someone I could trust when I moved here. After going to several corporate shops for small fixes and getting lied to and “raked over the coals” when it came to the bill I decided to try Gene’s OK Tire. Not only were they straight up about problems, but they also talked me out of unnecessary repairs the other shops insisted that I needed. Just go in there and talk to JR and you will know exactly what I mean! Great in every way imaginable.”
– By Repair Guy

“I broke down while travelling near St. George and was recommended to call Genes OK Tire. They responded quickly and had my car repaired and back on the Road in just a few hours. I was impressed at how professionally they repaired my vehicle and got me back on the road.” – By Janet Dale