Antioch Small Engine Repair is a scam

Round Lake, IL

#82 Aug 17, 2011
D J G wrote:
We took a gocart in for an estimate on repair. 3 months later....when they finally got around to calling us back with an estimate higher than the price of a new machine we declined service. When we went to pick up the the machine the parts they had removed for evaluation were in a ziplock bag on top of the motor. WTF How do you return a machine that came in together, in a bag? Stay away from here. Then have an attitude like they did us a favor.
sounds like when they worked on the drive wheel on my lawn mower. The first time I used it the wheel fell off. They are incompetent crooks!

Milwaukee, WI

#83 Aug 19, 2011
Your Tire fell off? Did Tina blame it on bad gas?
Joe F

United States

#84 Aug 21, 2011
Greg, next time I see you at Walmart or Menards we're going to have more than a few words. Count on it
Fire in the Hole

Winnebago, IL

#85 Aug 22, 2011
Just shop at Russo's in Hainesville. Better prices and friendlier staff

Round Lake, IL

#86 Aug 22, 2011
Jimbo wrote:
Your Tire fell off? Did Tina blame it on bad gas?
I'm sure the. CROOKS would have if I was dumb enough to bring it back to those two scum of the earth stealing pieces of shit!!!
The Grifter

United States

#87 Aug 25, 2011
Dont Buy From ASER! Terrible Customer service and always MSRP Prices! At least ACE puts Stihl Products on sale once in a while
Antioch Resident

United States

#88 Sep 12, 2011
They never have any sales. ACE in town had a nice sale over the labor day weekend and had some outdoor power equipment on sale this weekend. ASER always wants to stick it to you!
GregSOakwoodKnol ls

Round Lake, IL

#89 Sep 13, 2011
Greg or Tina- Both my mower and I have bad gas once again. Should we both take some Beano?..!.:

United States

#90 Sep 23, 2011
good to the last drop wrote:
Talked to a friend of mine in Antioch today, he told me he used a small engine mechanic that makes house calls, can't remember his companys name. when my friend told him about Antioch Small Engine, the guy said he loved them, he gets all of Antioch Small Engine's customers because of their horrable customer service. when I get the Mechanic's name I will post it and give him your business.$20.00 make u holla
That ON-site guy would be me. C.J.Equipment Service A.K.A. "The Mowerguy"
Yes, Antioch Small engine has been the driving force of my business success since 1997, allowing me to entirely remove all advertising costs from my bottom line. Most calls that came from the yellow pages over the years started with, "Your not that guy on 83, are you?"
On-site repair is my niche, and you can see what my customers say about me on my website
There is a link to Just answer where I am an expert helping folks online with their diagnosis and repair, and I am not able to filter or control what is said, so you can judge for yourself.
If you are local and need small engine repair, feel free to call me, or send and email from my website. We serve most of Lake and McHenry county.
Please note, I do not perform repairs on hand held 2 cycle equipment anymore.
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United States

#91 Jul 24, 2012
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United States

#92 Jul 24, 2012
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United States

#93 Jul 24, 2012
GregSOakwoodKnolls wrote:
Greg or Tina- Both my mower and I have bad gas once again. Should we both take some Beano?..!.:
here is some facts on gas
loyal customer

Mchenry, IL

#94 Nov 19, 2012
I can't believe some of the things I see written here. I have done business with Greg and Tina for years. I have also been into their shop and heard the way people talk to them. They will bend over backward to help you if you just treat them with respect. Just remember, most of the people they deal with are angry when they come in there because they wanted to use a piece of equipment that doesn't work. They come in expecting that they will get it back right away. It doesn't work like that. They can only fix so much in a day. You talk about money being so important to him. Did you know that he paid for the classes to train his young men and that he pays to cover them with insurance. I don't know too many places today that are insuring their people. As for finding parts cheaper on the internet. Of course you can! Anything can be found cheaper on the net than in a store. There is no over head for those people. Can you walk into their place when things go wrong? Greg is a master mechanic, I think he knows his stuff. Let's be fair. Hows many times has you car work fine for the mechanic and then acted up again later. If you get nasty with a mechanic he will not be too willing to help you out. There may be such a person as Greg Sanders, but he doesn't work for Antioch Small engines!

Round Lake, IL

#95 Nov 19, 2012
ay guys I see the kiddies are playing over on the Antioch thread again. I should ask Helen to drive up there and teach these lads some manners. When were done we can take them up to Nielsen Corner for a burger and shakes..

United States

#96 Nov 22, 2012
Going to church each week and praying for forgiveness for not only myself but all of you.

United States

#97 Feb 16, 2013
How to Minimize Fuel System Problems
Purchase only the amount of fuel that will be used within 30 days – Fuel deteriorates over time. Deterioration begins with the most volatile compounds evaporating. Once evaporation reaches a certain point it will be hard/impossible to start the machine. As more compounds evaporate, the fuel will form brown gummy deposits in the system. Given enough time the gummy deposits will become a hard varnish. Gummy deposits and varnish can plug passages in the carburetor preventing the engine from running or causing the engine to run poorly (surging, lack of power, stalls, etc.). Deposits can also cause the carburetor to leak fuel if they prevent the float needle from sealing properly.
Add fuel stabilizer to the fuel the day you buy it – Most fuel stabilizers form a layer over the top of the gasoline and greatly reduce the rate the fuel’s volatile compounds evaporate. They also prevent the absorption of moisture by the fuel. If fuel stabilizer is added to gasoline the day the gasoline is purchased, the fuel will stay fresh longer (up to 90 days).
Purchase a name brand fuel – Name brand fuel producers and their stations are more likely to follow a rigid quality control program to ensure their fuel is clean, fresh and has the correct additive package. They also tend to be busy, further ensuring customers receive only the freshest fuel.
Purchase “Regular” grade gasoline – Unleaded regular gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 ((R+M)/2 rating method) is the recommended fuel grade for all gasoline engines in Toro products.
Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol (E10) or 15% MTBE by volume is acceptable – BUT, keep in mind that ethanol fuel blends will absorb water from the atmosphere and can cause corrosion of fuel system components. Since most carburetors and the gas tank are vented to the atmosphere in some manner there is nothing to prevent fuel from absorbing moisture over time. Using fresh fuel (less than 30 days old) will help prevent water absorption from becoming a problem.
Do not use gasoline with more than 10% ethanol by volume – Engines produced to date for use in outdoor power equipment are not designed for gasoline with more than 10% ethanol (such as E15 and E85); using higher ethanol fuel blends may lead to engine damage and/or performance issues.
Consider using gasoline without any ethanol (E0)- Gasoline with no ethanol will greatly reduce the amount of moisture the gasoline can absorb from the atmosphere. Many areas of the country have ethanol-free gas available, and finding it is easy. Search for “ethanol free gasoline” on the Internet.
Do not use gasoline containing methanol.

Antioch, IL

#99 Feb 21, 2013
thank you for all that blather but just fix my damn small engine
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#100 Feb 21, 2013
That was just the fine print.
Wait until you read the bill.

United States

#101 Feb 24, 2013
Every week we ask for forgivness for our trespasses. Me and the mss have been absolved of all of our sins. Have all of you?
yougot it

Round Lake, IL

#102 Feb 26, 2013
Same guy owns 4 wheels of fox lake. He must be doing good with his outside venders. and i dont mean selling cars. thats just a front. it will catch up with him one day.

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