Barr's Small Engines Inc.

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14030 Steeles Ave. HORNBY ON L0P1E0
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3.5 10 (6 reviews)

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Private User
Private User reviews Halton Hills, ON
0/10

Horrible experience with our lawn mower

Greg MAY have been a good and honest guy in the past but our first experience with him this past month will definitely be our last. My husband brought our gas lawn mower to him to fix the pull string that broke (the mower ran smoothly and perfectly besides the broken pull string when dropped off). Husband left the lawn mower with Gregs dad who works for him and told him to fix the string and give it a tune up (sharpen the blades and whatever else might need to be done as a regular maintenance. He also told Greg the same thing when he called before dropping it off to see if he could fix it and how long. My husband picked up the lawn mower about 5 days later (originally told It would be ready the next day) and confirmed with Greg that the string was fixed, blades were sharpened and required maintenance was done on it. He also never given a written invoice stating what was actually done. When I went to cut the grass a day later, I found that the pull string was way too long and it kept making a lagging sound. The following week, my husband cut the grass and found the same thing so he called Greg and dropped it off to him that same day which was a Friday. He told him the pull string was too long and that he needed to see why its making these lagging sounds that we never had before we dropped it off to him. Greg told him it would be ready the next day. Called the next day and they said it would be ready Tuesday. Called Tuesday and got voicemail saying they were away on holidays and would be back in a week! 8 days later my husband drove by the shop because they werent answering their phone. Greg was working on it when he got there and said it wasnt starting which surprised my husband because we never had any problems prior to leaving it with him! Hubby tried to start the mower himself and it worked. Asked Greg if he fixed the lagging problem and Greg just shrugged his shoulders! My husband was shocked by this ignorant answer and asked if he could do something to fix it because we already paid him and he said no so he asked if he could have his money back since he didnt fix anything but actually made it worse. Greg flat out said no. $200 down the drain!!! To top it off, the pull string is still too long (he didnt even fix that!) and now we have a lawn mower that runs WORSE than when we dropped it off. Greg tried to say that my husband didnt tell him the problems and my husband said he told his dad when he dropped it off but apparently that wasnt good enough even though its a family run business and his dad works with him! There are no other words besides saying that this is a classic case of a someone who clearly shouldnt be in business anymore. Totally disgusted with the lack of professionalism and customer service from this guy. I hope that this review will warn people to not bring their business to him because he clearly doesnt care about his business or customers and has no ethics. For a small town like Georgetown and trying to support local, Greg has really left a sour taste in our mouths and we would never recommend him to anyone!

Approximate cost of services:
$200.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Halton Hills, ON
1/10

Completed work I did not need or want done. DO NOT DEAL WITH

I brought my snow blower in as it had a problem with the starter. Just did an oil change, fresh gas and cleaned the carb on my own as I am familiar with that. Greg told me it was likely a gas problem and I advised it was a starter issue. He told me he would price a starter and get back to me in appx 3 weeks (which I was fine with as it is the busy season) In 2.5 weeks he called and told me it was ready (what, no quote??) He told me it needed a new starter (yup!) told me the carb needed service (NOPE!!) and he checked the belts, did an oil change, fresh gas, adjusted tore pressure, full service ready to go. (WHAT???) None of the last was actually requested or needed, and I'm skeptical of the necessity for the carb work, ALSO never received a quote, signed off on or approved ALL this work. What the hell.... poor service, no communication, does whatever he wants and holds you machine until you pay. WILL NEVER GO TO AGAIN AND WILL WARN OTHERS OF HIS ETHIC AND PRACTICE

Approximate cost of services:
$360.00
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Vinny in Toronto
Vinny in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
0/10

False promises

Dropped off my snowblower and was told repair would be completed in 7-10 days. Called 7 days later for an update and was told another 2 weeks before they could even look at it. They are extremely arrogant and dismissive. Lousy customer service, look elsewhere.

Approximate cost of services:
$160.00
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El from Milton
El from Milton
1 review Milton, ON
10/10

Lawnmower & Snowblower Maintenance

I've been bringing in my snowblower and lawnmower to Barr's for their annual maintenance for the last three years. They provide excellent service at a fair price. Greg is straight-shooter, no BS kind of guy and he does great work.

Approximate cost of services:
$150.00
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Wendy from Limehouse
Wendy from Limehouse
1 review Limehouse, ON
0/10

lawn mower repair

I was disapointed with the service by Greg Barr. I brought my lawnmower and preassurewasher to be serviced and after 2 times, I still ended up with a lawnmower that is leaking gas out of the carb and a preassure washer that he said he just could not fix. I do not recommend bringing anything to this shop.

Approximate cost of services:
$175.00
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Megan
Megan
6 reviews Oakville, ON

First Review

10/10

Tool repair and sharpening

Greg has been taking care of all of my landscaping tools for several seasons now and I am extremely happy with his service. His prices are very reasonable and he always gets me up and running in no time. I bring him all of my tools at the beginning of the season to be sharpened and it is like getting new blades every year.
I highly recommend Greg!

Approximate cost of services:
$500.00
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