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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.
10420 E Apache TrlApache Junction, AZ 85120
I took my van into Mike's shop. This Guy is The REAL Deal. I have never been so throughly educated on what was going on with my vehicle. He is the m…
1360 E Auto Center DrApache Junction, AZ 85119
From Business: Established in 1991, Horne Hyundai is an automobile dealership that has a selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. Its Hyundai models include the Accent, Azera, E…
11250 E Apache TrlApache Junction, AZ 85120
From Business: Network Automotive Service Center has been in business since 2000. We are a full service auto repair shop based in Apache Junction, Arizona. We provide services s…
10602 E Mercury DrApache Junction, AZ 85120
From Business: We are a local auto repair shop conveniently located less than 20 minutes from downtown Mesa, 5 minutes from downtown Apache Junction, and just 10 minutes from Go…
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.
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World Class is not a high enough rating for Mike & TPLT! I have been a dedicated customer since the first time he serviced one of our vehicles! My first experience was really unbelievable. It was on an August day when it was closer to 120 degrees than 110! I lost a wheel bearing on Main near Greenfield (old shop location). Mike walked across 6 lanes of traffic in that heat and offered assistance. Not only did he repair my vehicle timely (stayed until 7PM to make sure I had my vehicle for the next day!), he fairly priced the job and was $200 under what some later priced the job at! The vehicle had recently been at the Toyota Dealership at Superstition Springs for a 90K and the Service Writer had estimated $1200 to get everything in order. The Toyota Service Writer even went so far as try to scare me with horrible tactics to persuade me to get that service done right then! Mike looked at the list after going over the vehicle and told me I really didn't need about $900 of that estimate immediately and added that some of it "really didn't to be done until the part "needed" to be replaced! Mike's honesty & ethics & morals should bring him all the business he needs but, he is a modest man, and not a bragger at all. He treats men his age as a brother, older men as a father, younger as a son, and women as either a daughter, sister or, mother! What most don't know: He once drove overnight to San Diego to help a stranded young lady & her group "enjoy" their time away and get back home safely simply because he cared and put himself in the "shoes of the girls parents". He does go "above and beyond" and deserves all the good to come his way! Once you find Mike & TPLT, you'll never want to trust your vehicles to anyone else!
Dear Howard and Staff: Thank you for the auto repair a month or so ago on my 2001 Suburban. For a few weeks, I didn’t drive the Suburban and when I did it felt strange after driving the Volvo In the interim. I have monitored the rear seal and seems like it’ s not a profuse leak; then, many say better not to Fix it unless it leaks a lot due to the high labor costs and that once you repair one thing it often results In something else surfacing. If this worsens, I’ll give you a call. Meanwhile, I added stop leak which rarely works And keep the fluid levels high. This car has 230K on it, but runs well; thought about painting it, but not sure When I’ll do so just yet – repaints don’t always go well. It might be better to upgrade to a newer one, but might not need such a big car in a few More years – the Chevy Suburban has been a good experience since they are well built and rugged. ONE GREAT THING: THE CRUISE CONTROL STARTED WORKING AGAIN AFTER I DROVE IT AWHILE AND IT’S WORKING ALL THE TIME once again – no idea of just why, but it is nice to have cruise on any long trips. Perhaps the computer sees a performance problem and shuts it off, so it might take awhile of driving before That resets itself – that’s my guess. Probably the low fuel pressure or performance issues turned off the cruise. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. If you see Dr. Dan, tell him he’s appreciated and we wish him well, too. If he’s missing family, he’s always invited to join us, too. Nice guy that Dan!!! Sincerely, Dennis Hassler
I called the shop to see how much he would charge me to put on the part i bought for my car? He told me that he wouldn't charge me nothing to put the part on, he said it's just 4 screws that holds it on. That shocked me so I took it there and he also put my filter in that I purchased at auto zone. For nothing. And the part I wanted to replace was just dirty and he told me that he could clean it for me and I could take the part back to auto zone and get my 90 bucks back. He also told me that if for some reason the light comes back on bring it back and he would put it on for free! I can read people really well and this auto shop is honest caring, trustworthy, the owner has Morales, and is not out to make a quick buck. In just the short time I was there I saw the owner help more people on a personal note and I like this company I would recommend this auto repair shop to everyone. If you want a good (honest company) working on you vehicles bring it here. Rose Williams
I have been going to Howard since he was at Roberts and followed him to B&H Auto. He has always done an awesome job on my wonderful Suburban, which would probally be in the junk yard if it wasn't for him keeping it running! I also take my son and husbands vehicles there too because I know I can trust him to do a great job and will do his best to get me in no matter how busy he is! He is very honest and reasonable and doesn't try to get more from your buck! I recommend him to everyone I know. Howard and Jackie are always wonderful to me and I appreciate all that they do. And by the way Howard, my Suburban isn't retireing any time soon! Ha! Anyways keep up the great work that you do and THANKS a million! You guys are the best!
I took my van into Mike's shop. This Guy is The REAL Deal. I have never been so throughly educated on what was going on with my vehicle. He is the most patient and honorable dude I've ever had the pleasure of taking my car two. I love the fact that he tells me what is an immediate need and what I can expect down the road. Its hard to afford to fix and maintain everything at once. I was referred to Mike by my dad who use to be a mechanic and finds fault in everyone except Mike. I've been going to see Mike for 7 years now. Go see him, you will not be disappointed.
A few months ago I took my 1990 GMC Van to B&H, they had it repaired very quickly and totally at a low price. Now months later another problem developed, they came to my home picked it up and have it going thru all the checks now to determine what is causing the problem. I'm a paraplegic and they totally accommodated me, picking up the vehicle and will be returning it when the problem is fixed. You don't find better persons that this, I'm sure everything will be repaired at a low cost to me. Recommend these people for all repairs, they are great.
We were having issues with our truck and could not figure it out. We put over $200 thinking it was this and that and it was not. So we looked on line and Found E & C Mobile Mechanic.. We called and he said he would be out there between 45 minutes to an hour. He was early, (was here in 35 mins) fast and great personality!! It ended up being the Fuel pump!! His prices are good. Not to expensive and know what he's talking about and doing. He does not ripp people off either. We will use him again and again. Really GREAT guy!!!!!!
I definitely will pay Howard a visit for any future needs. He is aces in our book.I was out to eat with my family and when I went to pay the bill, I was told it was payed for already. Howard didnt even know us, but took care of our dinner without even hesitating or expecting a thank you. No one had ever done that for us before. We asked to meet him to say thank you, and luckily we got to before we left. No kind deed should go unrewarded, so we wanted to commend him for his kindness. Thanks again. Sandy and Joe
WOW, these folks are real honest down to earth hard working ethical and have integrity! You just don't find people like this anymore, let alone in the auto repair business. They treated me with respect and the price, well lets just say they were MORE than fair. If you're going to buy a used car, take it to them first to check it out. If you buy a used car, like I did, and don't get it checked out, take it to them to get it fixed. By far the best service I've ever been given!
My engine stopped. First shop I took it to said I needed a new engine, an expensive repair since my Jeep carries a Mercedes engine. Howard offered to take a look at it, without charge, then, after taking a good look at it, told me he thought he could fix it. He did, and for far less than a new (rebuilt) engine would have cost me. He is very careful about keeping the customer's costs down without sacrificing quality and thoroughness. Very satisfied.
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.