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6520 Centennial Center BlvdLas Vegas, NV 89149
My daughter has raved about this dealership since she and her family have started taking vehicles there for service 2 years ago, so I decided to giv…
3040 Builders AveLas Vegas, NV 89101
I brought my vehicle in and wasn't sure what to expect. Had heard that Baca's did good work but as with any mechanic, didn't know what to expect. We…
1499 W Horizon Ridge PkwyHenderson, NV 89012
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1251 American Pacific DrHenderson, NV 89074
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710 Susanna WayHenderson, NV 89011
From Business: Sunset Collision Center is an auto body shop that serves Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Since inception, we have sought to provide our customers in Las Vegas and the …
3595 Boulder HwyLas Vegas, NV 89121
Earl & Jan B. Sudden Impact was recomened by by our Acura dealer, I’m very pleased with the service and attention the staff gave us. Our car looks …
4801 S Pecos Rd Ste 3A,Las Vegas, NV 89121
Ben's Auto Repair & service did a great job on my vehicle. My auto experience was great and I recommend you checking them out
3336 Losee Rd Ste 4,North Las Vegas, NV 89030
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This car buying experience was without a doubt the best one I've had in 40 years of driving and owning vehicles!! Better than Carmax. Better than buying a car from a private individual. Ray Jimenez and Pete Moneo are absolutely at the "top of their game";! I came in to by a used Toyota RAV4 Sport I had seen on the Internet (Ray's specialty at MBofH); I steeled myself up for lengthy delays, run-arounds, bait & switch sales tactics; confusing counter-offers by management, etc...you name it, I've seen it all before, and I expected the same this time...Nope! Nothing even close. Ray was the consumate professional and made the buying experience actually pleasurable from the test drive all the way through handing me the keys as I drove off the lot with my purchase. He was beyond helpful...it was VERY clear his motto is something like: "I will treat the Customer with respect and the rest will happen as it will." Despite lots of other things going on in the dealership, I always felt Ray was totally focused on what I was looking for. Since I was interested in a Toyota in a Benz dealership, I wondered if I'd be hustled along or ignored. Didn't happen. Although Ray didn't know every answer to every Toyota question I asked, he made a legitimate try to find an answer to everything I was concerned about. He did not waste my time nor try to go in directions I didn't need or want; his bearing, manner, reserved enthusiasm, his personal touch, and his obvious pride at working at MBofH were noticeable and noteworthy. Pete did an equally awesome job walking me through the financing and warranty options; he was never pushy, never faltered, seemed to sense what I was looking for before I did -- a truly talented Finance Manager. He even impressed my wife who is an accountant and does nearly all of our family finances! Bottomline: Ray Jimenez and Pete Moneo are the two guys you ought to be calling if you need a car - any car - in the Vegas Valley. Best if it's a Mercedes but somehow I get the feeling that if you were looking for a John Deere 2500 diesel tractor with a 4-row farrower on the back, they'd find one and get you in front of it! I WILL be buying another vehicle from these guys!!! Well done!
From beginning to the end the service at Mercedes Benz of Henderson was hands down the best service i've experienced in my 30+ years of purchasing Mercedes Benz!!! First of all Ray Jimenez was so confident, kind and calm! He made me feel very comfortable about the decision that I'd made!! Ray then introduced Michael Kreps!! I was blown away by the knowledge, confidence and honesty these two men had exhibited thus far!! I didn't experience any dramatic running around and stressful decision making!! I have to say that my mom and I were treated like Queens!! Ray, Jason and Michael were taking care of everything, and before you know it I was being introduced to another pleasant individual, Pete Moneo.......Pete , just in Mercedes Benz of Henderson style, explained everything that we needed to know about the deal we had just made!! I'm just so impressed with the total customer service I received that I've already recommended this dealership to two of my friends!! I mean we felt so comfortable and cared for from the moment we stepped out of the car being personally directed, by a young man who valeted my car while the ladies up front provided us with coffee, water and cookies............ The General Manager came out and introduced himself to us while inspecting my beautiful C300! There was a little tape on the window and before you know it there were 4 men going over my car again!! Ray and Michael especially, laid the Red Carpet down for me and My mom!!! I'm do excited about the customer service that I received, I could go on and on!! My God everyone I encountered there made us feel good about everything!! Thank You Ray Jimenez and your wonderful staff !! I'm a HAPPY WOMAN!! Thanx for a kind , courteous, stress free experience!! We Love You all !!
My boyfriend and I visited carmax yesterday to purchase our first car as young adults!!! We were greeted by an AMAZING sales associate by the name of Lorissa... her card says "lori." and she'd been a sales associate since 2012 She first identified our needs and wants in a car, being 6'4" we clearly needed a bigger vehicle and something reliable with GREAT mileage and affordable since we're only 21! She showed us about 6... and let us tell you... she measured our needs so perfectly... the first car she showed us... is the car we purchased. She was able to find us a mid-sized SUV... phenomenal interest rate, spectacular service, AWESOME test drive, FAST financing and paperwork... let me just put it this way... we showed up at 4:00 and were both BACK onto our side of town in North Las Vegas, Keys in hand, Car in driveway by 7:00... fastest and best car buying experience ever... we'll probably never buy a car anywhere else again.
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.