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No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
337 E Harrison StCorona, CA 92879
My audi practically broke down on the way to work, found them on yelp and called to see if they could find out what the problem was. Being a nationa…
522 N Main StCorona, CA 92880
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No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
After taking my car to the dealership and being told I had numerous things wrong with my car, I took the recommendation of a co-worker to come see the guys at M&M. Much to my surprise, the things the dealer said "must be done now", didn't need to be, the price to fix my brakes was cheaper than the dealer (and included more) AND Mike found that my axle seal was broken! WOW...imagine that, my car was just out of the "power train" warranty by about 100 miles, and the dealership didn't notice the oil all over my roter!!! Had Mike not found this problem, I would have ended up with over $1500 in repairs and stranded somewhere! These guys took me in the service bay to walk me through my car's issues and show me the bad parts. As a woman who is used to dealerships trying to "dupe" me, I was very impressed with the education they gave me as well. I will continue to drive the extra miles just to get an honest job at an honest price, done by honest people!! These guys put the "service" in Customer Service!!! Shellie
My son has always admired his uncles airplanes and has always wanted one, today was our first time in hobbytown and the experience was fantastic, we didn't know what to get for him as they had an extensive assortment of planes, I believe it was the owner we talked to about them and we ended up choosing the super mini cub as we were told it was a great first time plane, the staff there was extreamly helpful in answering any and all of our questions and the young man that checked us out I believe his name started with an M was very helpful on giving us further information at checkout about the plane, how it works, care tips and pointers to get my son up in the air, along with checking out the unopened package just to further make sure everything was as it should be and undammaged, my son has already watched the DVD 3 times and is exited to fly now with his uncle! Great service, great staff. I will be writing another review after his first flight and we will be coming back to this shop for all our hobby needs! Thank you hobbytown!
My first impression of the dealership was not very positive. They were upfront about their certification charges, which I thought were excessive. When I told them that other dealerships included the certification in their listed price (yes, I know those other dealerships can pad their listed price to make up for it), Freddy was very upfront about the out the door price, which is what I really cared about in the end. Visiting the dealership was a very relaxed and pressure-free experience. Freddy and Lavelle treated us fairly and with respect. The car we bought (used 2012 Hyundai Accent) was very well equipped, in great condition, and at a great price. My wife and I spent countless hours searching for cars online and communicating (voice, text and email) with many dealerships. In the end, we made the right decision to go with Cardinale Way Hyundai! If you do your homework ahead of time, you will get a great deal for an awesome vehicle!!
Shawn is the BEST! It was my first time buying a vehicle sight unseen and he made every step of the process easy and fast! I needed a van for our child care business here in San Francisco, CA and I had been shopping for a van all over and Best Auto Sales Corona had a good inventory of them in stock and the prices were a lot lower than here in the bay area. I was hesitant at first but Shawn made the process easy, learning about his company being a family owned and operated business since 1996 I knew it was a place I can trust. I ended up buying a low mileage Chevy 15 passenger van and I am VERY pleased with it. The whole process took a couple of days and the van was shipped to my office. I highly recommend this company and I will defiantly use them to purchase more vans in the future!
My wife and son were traveling from Anaheim CA to Farmington NM pulling a travel trailer we had just purchased. The truck broke down on Friday evening before memorial day weekend, the guys from the shop went out to at 4:30 pm to look at the truck and towed it to the shop. They worked on it all day Saturday, they went beyond what any shop would do to repair the truck and the inspected the whole truck until they were confident my wife and son would be safe to continue. They drove another 9 hours to get home without any other problems. I would like to finish by saying that if all businesses were as dedicated as this shop,people would feel safe in traveling.Again I say thanks to the entire staff and especially Mark.
Lino and his team were lifesavers when my cooling system failed over 4th of July weekend. I encountered the problem while I was driving from San Francisco to Temecula for a friend's wedding, and the team at Alpha & Omega offered me the best service and price that I could have asked for. Lino & co. weren't only expert mechanics: they were kind, friendly and went out of their way to try and accommodate me and my schedule as a visitor to the area and a stressed-out traveler. I can't recommend them enough! Thanks to their service I made it out to Temecula in time for my friend's rehearsal dinner, and back up to the SF Bay Area without a single issue. Thanks, Lino and team!
Read all or most of the reviews posted on yelp and decided to give M & M a try, for the past 10 yrs or so I was taking all my buisness to a place in Corona/Norco and had also referred alot of customers to them, but lately I was told I needed to make an apponitment, phone calls were not returned, and because I spent and refereed alot of people to them I felt as if I should have been treated better. That being said, Mike replaced both my axles on my Nissan and did an oil change, both Mark and Mike seem to be very honest and strightforward, I will continue to use M & M and if all works out will recommend family and friends, so far so good. To be continued...
My car wouldn't start properly, so I decided to take it to this shop, which I was told was very reliable. After the mechanic took a look at it, they said it could be one of two tings; either the idle air control intake valve sensor wasn't working or the the intake valve was dirty and it needed a simple cleaning. Lucky for me it only needed some cleaning that they took care of quickly and cost-effectively (for cheap). In the end I was glad with the great service they provided, and I would definitely trust my car to them again. Five stars, I say! I had gone to two other places and they charge and didn't fix the problem.
I had a problem with my car and I didn’t know where to go. A friend told me that Precision Import Auto Repair was a good place to take the car, so I had it towed there. Their service writer is excellent. He went over everything really well and explained what was needed for the car. He also told me how much it was going to be. A little later he called and told me that there was one more part that needed to be added, and how much it was. I said to go ahead and do it, and I really appreciated being told about it beforehand. Car’s in excellent working condition now, thanks a ton.
I'm an r/c enthusiast. I have several r/c cars/trucks and I've gotten my nephews hooked on the hobby as well. I've become somewhat of regular at the corona Hobbytown in The last 2-3 years. I always go to this hobby store for 3 reasons. Reason 1, they have great pricing on all their products they sale. Reason 2 they have a large store with great product availibility. And reason 3, they have a knowledgeable sales staff that are friendly and spend the time to make sure I have everything I need and understand the product I'm purchasing. A+ retailer, highly recommend this store.
There are more than 700,000 auto service technicians and mechanics in the U.S. Finding the right one to repair a dent in your car door or fix an engine that won't start can be overwhelming, especially when it's an emergency. Review a few important facts about auto repair professionals and what you can do to get the best possible mechanic working on your vehicle's issues for a fair price.
Looking For Reliability
Unlike home repair services that evaluate a property, meet with homeowners and have time to prepare before their physical work begins, auto repair businesses are often asked to make fixes on the spot. If you come into a garage with a tire issue, the expectation is the mechanic will know how to correct that problem quickly.
That is why reliability is so vital when searching for a trusted auto repair shop. It may take going to several different mechanics before you find one you are truly comfortable with. Pose questions to this professional to find out what approach they will take to repair your car or what alternatives are available. Shopping around also gives you the best opportunity to find the cheapest rate or the fastest service, as some garages may be backed up with other vehicles that need repair first.
A recommended way to locate a trustworthy auto repair professional is to seek out customer reviews. Online sites offer honest opinions from real customers who have used a business. Read through this feedback to learn how a business operates and what you can expect if you were to take your vehicle there. Look for reviews about how quick maintenance was completed and if prices were fair. By learning what other people have said about a garage, you can gain a better idea if it's the right place to go when you have a car problem in need of fixing.
It can be difficult to know which automotive problems are serious enough to require expert assistance. A ripped seat cushion or broken radio don't involve safety and will not warrant enough of a problem that going into a garage is required. However, setbacks with brakes, lights and other parts that are vital to the safety of your car's driver and passengers, as well as others on the road, necessitate quick fixes. Many modern automobiles will notify drivers of an issue, in the form of a signal on the dashboard or a noise within the vehicle.
In the event of an accident, even if your vehicle does not appear to have any damage on the outside, it is generally recommended that you see a trusted auto repair professional. Internal damage may have occurred, or an important part may have been knocked out of place. Fixing these issues before driving much further can prevent further vehicle breakdowns in the future. In the case of a serious accident, a body shop can assess the problems and determine the best course of action for repairs, as well as evaluate how much they will cost.
Beyond that, regular checkups are recommended. Tires must be rotated, fluids needs to be replaced and the engine must be evaluated. After driving 25,000 miles, most auto dealers suggest having the vehicle checked out to ensure everything is running smoothly. Taking the car into the auto repair professional you trust will protect you from further problems down the road.
Not every type of auto repair work needs to be done by a certified mechanic. You can fix some of a vehicle's issues just by paying attention to how the automobile is running and having a basic understanding of auto repair. Look over the ways weather may impact your car and what preventative measures you can take to avoid having to take it into the shop. At the same time, be aware of mechanic scams that can impact your experience.
Preventing Trips To The Professional
Some fixes to your car can be done without paying a specialist. Issues like replacing oil and air filters are relatively simple, with instructions provided in the owner's manual on how to make these changes. The same goes for replacing broken windshield wipers or burnt-out headlights. Such issues should be repaired quickly to guarantee safety, but don't require a visit to a garage. By handling these types of tasks on your own, you'll gain a better understanding for how your car operates and save time and money.
Along with understanding how to fix manageable vehicle issues that may arise, taking preventative measures to avoid future problems is a valuable time saver. Many problem-solving best practices are related to the seasons. Your vehicle will be in different conditions in the winter than in the summer, meaning it requires a different type of preparation.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures the vehicle will be exposed to, overheating is a common problem. Look over the system by ensuring there is enough coolant available. If it needs to be refilled, it is best to open the hood and add more to the car before it gets too warm out. Also, clean out fan ducts and other ventilation sources necessary for summertime driving.
For winter driving, features such as the defroster, heater and exhaust system are paramount. Look in your owner's manual for specific directions on how features should be checked and repaired. Many newer cars have a cabin air filter that can be replaced when needed, allowing warm air to continue to flow in. Also, check your tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
There is a common worry among many people that auto repair professionals take advantage of the general public. Because so many people are unaware of how to fix the problems in their vehicle, they are nervous of being overcharged by mechanics or worried that the improper work is being done.
While the great majority of professionals in the industry are honest, hard-working people, a few bad apples can ruin everything. You should be extra careful when first visiting a mechanic to guarantee that the price you're charged and maintenance the vehicle receives are fair.
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you are in the shop and your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill.
The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done. That way, you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
By working closely with an auto repair professional and doing some of the tune-up work on your own, you will be less likely to fall for these scams. At the same time, you'll be able to drive out with a clean and healthy vehicle, thanks to the repairs made by a trained professional.