took my 2001 pontiac ftp 8100 to dealer for a recall on valve cover gasket left bank only for repairs.they said i should replace the right while in or left side.i paid for that side.14 monts both sides are leaking and manifold leaking also.dealer said sorry recall was done ya but done wrong buy local poniac dealer in johnson city tn.they said we don't know it was don wrong we need to do a diagnostics at a cost of $80.00.ya right we all know how that works.asked if i had to pay for repairs it would be around$1100..00 to fix.i have had 4 questionable services don by the pontiac dealer(now a gmc dealer).i took my poniac to FRED'S AUTO REPAIR IN PINEY FLATES TN .i have been their before for ac check he spent his time checking my system out said it was fine NO CHARGE wow never had that happen at mr. good wrench .back to valve cover gaskets and manifold he said it would be $550-$600 for repair took him one day done wright the first time and he cleaned my engine like new ,GET THIS HE CHARGED me less than quoted.this is unheard of these days a honest nice guy .IF YOU NEED AUTO WORK DONE GO TO THIS GUY YOU WON"T' BE DISAPOINTED .
It has been a true pleasure to have dealt with Fred in helping me maintain my vehicles for nearly 30 years now. He's always been honest and upfront with what my vehicles need, and nothing more! He shares information on suggested future maintenance, but has no ulterior agenda other than helping me keep my vehicle in good running order so that I don't find myself broke down on the side of the road. If you need work done, this is the man to talk to first - even if he can't do the work himself, he will certainly help you be better prepared to deal with whatever garage you will need to deal with. *Fred's Auto A/C & Heat Specialty Shop - Call him at - 423-817-9320*