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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.
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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.
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I wanted to take a moment and write you all a letter to show my appreciation of your professionalism, helpfulness, friendliness and honesty. At the suggestion of my Mother, I took my truck to someone else in Frisco, Texas. It was a convenient location at the time, since I was visiting my Mom at her home in Frisco. I asked them to give me an estimate on a tune-up, oil change, and a few other items that I thought might be necessary. Well, needless to say, their company decided they had a "sucker" in their grips and proceeded to give me estimates on several items they said I needed to have done immediately on my automobile. I'm sure you are all very aware of the items they informed me that I needed and the prices they quoted me. Of course after I spoke to them, I realized what I have known all these years that I have been doing business with your company. NEVER go anywhere else but Bigowl's Auto Rescue! After I spoke to you Al, I had Brian come out the next morning. Brian went down the list of repairs I was told I needed by the other shop, and came to the conclusion that the only "repairs" I needed to have done, was a tune-up and an oil change. Once again, you have proven what I have always told all my family and friends here in Frisco; have your mechanics service their automobiles and you can't go wrong. Thanks again and again for being here and for the great qualities your company has and the principals you stand by. A loyal customer forever.
I want to express my confidence in Big Al and his team. They have made my life so much easier again. First of all when you speak with Big Owl about your car problems he is so genuine and he really want to help his clients. He makes you feel comfortable and confident just with your initial conversation that you absolutely trust them. They give you an honest estimate and stick to it. I have been scammed by several mechanics that tell you one thing and the next thing you are paying them double. Not at Big Owl's. These guys are all exceptional and they get the job done on the spot. I was so impressed with Butch the last time that I had to call Big Owl. I requested Butch by name. Butch was already out on a job so Big Owl sent Brian out. Big Owl promised that Brian was a great mechanic as well. Once again Big Owl has surpassed my expectations. I secretly told Brian that he is my new favorite. No doubt this is a smart dependable and trustworthy team so if you want your job done right and a great price, you really want to call Big Owl and his team. I will never get another mechanic besides Big Owl to do my automobile work. They have a lifetime commitment from me and I'm sure you will agree. If anyone is having car problems, you really want to call Big Owl's team!!1 Cassandra Bryant
We just moved to Denton and our State Inspection was due. We ran down to the corner of Locust and University to get our sticker, but our Ford Focus failed the inspection reporting several computer or system failures. The guys there told us to take the car to a garage to be check and possibly reset. We came home and I look up "garage" on yellowpages.com for Denton. Duffy's was the closest to me, so my boyfriend called. We asked if they knew anything about the problem and how much it would cost to take a look. FREE OF CHARGE. We couldn't believe it. When we got to Duffy's a few minutes later Brian came right out and hooked his gadget up to our car, while telling us that it is more than likely a computer malfunction and the solution would then be just to drive a few miles before the re-inspection. Sure enough, the computer said the same thing. We were on our way free of charge and having had some of the best service from anyone I have seen in years. Point of the matter is Duffy's has a great staff, are intelligent and seem generally concerned about the well-fare of your car over pocketbook. When I need anything done on my car I will be going back to Brian and the rest of the mechanics at Duffy's Auto Service.
Jacquet Beverly I took my husband's suburban in for a front end alignment and was told it needed over 2k in repairs first. Decided to look up a mechanic on Craig's List who was maybe hurt by economy and needed work. I got the runaround by the first guy I hired, charged for work he didn't do and he tried to keep parts I bought. Bigowl's came to the rescue, literally. They came the next morning, charged me exactly what they said they were going to and their work was awesome! It has been about two months and we have had no problems. The job even turned out to be harder than expected, take longer and they operated with such integrity that they still stuck to their estimate. I was very impressed with their service, work and ethics. Most people fear the cost of auto repair and trusting a mechanic, no need to fear Bigowl's, they are the auto repair company you have been looking for and you will be satisfied. They stand behind their work and their word. Thanks so much Bigowl's!!!
I want to take this time to tell you how pleased I was with the auto repair service I received yesterday. Carson is an excellent mechanic. He saved me the expense of a new alternator (I had been informed earlier when I had my Jaguar on a computer diagnostic machine that I had a bad alternator), and told me - showed me - what was wrong with the car, explained what he was doing to fix it and why he was doing it. I not only had my car repaired in a shorter amount of time than what he anticipated, but learned something new about cars. I appreciated the auto mechanic's "lesson", the speedy response to my call, and the fast, knowledgeable repair. If ever I need help with my car I will definitely call Bigowl’s Auto Rescue and ask for Carson. I will also refer others to your company if the opportunity arises.
It is so nice and comforting to know that in a world where most automobile places have bad reputations for taking advantage of customers. There are still hidden gems out there such as Bigowl's Auto Rescue that will take care of you. They gave me a fair and honest quote and my bill was exactly what they quoted and work was done in a timely, efficient manner and most importantly was high quality. I will use these guys for small matters such as oil changes to the biggest matters because they do a quality job and deserve the business. I highly recommend these guys. If you believe in good karma please use and support this local business. They will take care of you and we should take care of them to ensure their continued success! A++++++++++
This particular customer with the supercharger was given $400 of free labor because we underestimated the job and I refused to charge him more for our mistake. They had a water leak that was from something previous and our mechanics did not know about the previous problem in regards a bout the actual supercharger the vehicle ran perfectly we received a call from him three days later demanding us to fix his water leak when we showed up to his house it was from the water heater so we quoted him a price to fix it and he refused to pay the price that the mechanic told him and said that we should do it for free. Now he's writing bad reviews on all of our advertisement.
These guys are the most honest mechanics in Denton. I have known them all of my life and my father used to go and pester them incessantly. On his death bed he decided to start giving me advice about sprinkler systems and cars and things of that nature and when he got to cars he said "just go to the guys." I knew exactly who he meant. I go in there to give them a hard time - as he did - and would probably bring in a bicycle to see if they could fix that but I know that they would be honest while giving me a hard time back. When they retire I'll somehow find their home phone numbers to stalk them for help. Dorothy Mayer
There are these twin mechanics in Denton, TX who have done everything right. They are honest, always calling before doing any work and sticking to within a few dollars of their assessment. They are fast, usually getting a job done by the day they way they will, and they are inexpensive; well, as inexpensive as auto work can be now-a-days. The twins are quiet and speak very few words, as most mechanics, but their niece who runs the front office is friendly and professional. I have recommended them to my single-parent daughter, who struggles with cars and finances, and to anyone else who will listen.
Bigowl's Auto Rescue is the best. They haves come to my rescue many times. My car was broken down on the side of the highway I gave them a call and he was there within 20 minutes. That's the first time I called them. The next time they worked on my car right in my drive way plus he gave me a ride to work. He kept in touch with me letting me know what was wrong with the vehicle and how much it would cost each step of the way. They fixed my car and it ran perfectly I would not trust any other mechanic. Call him first!
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.