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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.
3944 N Blackstone AveFresno, CA 93726
From Business: Meineke Car Care Center has been America’s local auto repair shop since 1972. Starting out as a muffler shop we have expanded to a full service car repair shop th…
4102 W Shaw AveFresno, CA 93722
We've gone here for years and they have always been great.
1550 N Effie St Ste 101Fresno, CA 93703
From Business: If you are looking for a local auto transmission repair shop that you can trust, consider our family-owned dedicated auto repair business. We've been serving the …
4856 N Blackstone AveFresno, CA 93726
I cant say enough positive things about them. Danny and Ruben were amazing. Great guys, great price!
4304 W Shaw AveFresno, CA 93722
From Business: Your Southern and Central California Low Price Leader Since 1976. Choose Discount Tire Centers for all of your Tires-Wheels-& Complete Auto Repair needs. From tir…
1626 E Belmont AveFresno, CA 93701
Could not be happier! They were able to replace my transmission and get me back on the road in just a few days. Great guys, clean shop and fast ser…
3550 S Demaree StVisalia, CA 93277
From Business: Chevron cards accepted
6630 Rosedale HwyBakersfield, CA 93308
I needed a battery for my Ranger. l met with one of the service reps, within 2minutes of arriving, we discussed my options and I decided to up-grade…
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.
There are several important decisions you'll have to make amidst any construction project. One of them is how to supply heat and a…
Phenomenal job! I called the Tint Pros shop Friday evening after hours. Couldn’t believe it when the guy returned my call that night. Impressed me so much I made an appointment for the next day, Saturday (today) at 7am. They already had a car slotted for 7am already, but went out of their way to accommodate me. When I arrived 10 min early, the guy was already set up for me. We discussed all the available options. He didn’t try to sell me on any one option. The price was settled (fair price) and was told the job would be done in about an hour. When I said I was going to get some breakfast, the guy threw his car keys to me and said “take my car.” That was unbelievable. This shop did an outstanding tint job on my car, for a great price, and loaned me a car so I didn’t have to walk to a breakfast place. Who does that? Everything is guaranteed with lots of options in case something changes in the future. I’d recommend this shop to anyone. And, when I take my wife’s car to them in a few weeks, I still get the multi-car discount. These guys earned my business. Now go let them earn yours.
Excellent Fast Professional Service. A Noticeably Inspired service team; Quick yet Attentive and Thorough. Props to Workers & Leaders! I remained in my car while it was serviced, kept abreast of checks & procedures, & was shown the dip sticks to see levels for myself. I felt included. They're Open, Forthcoming, w/no deceptions, & nothing left out. Offered options, recommendations, & advice. From my driver's seat I saw the pieces of paper & plastic removed from my air intake compartment that was apparently there for years, & which Walmart oil changers failed many times to remove or show any concern or communication about it with me. I got a $5 off coupon on my phone reducing the already low price, which came with a Free car wash, but that's not all, I was given my choice of iced tea, lemonade, or ice water delivered right to me in my car. Very Happy and Impressed with the service and experience. I was in and out of there in 43 minutes, and there were 9 cars in the garage B4 me.
These guys are a rare find in Fresno. 2 brothers, Yeppo & Sako really take care of you. They were upfront about what was wrong with my car and even though the repair seemed pretty expensive and excessive, they told me to go checkout a few other places. My wife waited in their (remodeled?) lounge, very nice for a mechanic shop by the way lol. Went to about 5 other places on Blackstone before I realized these guys were not only the cheapest, but they were willing to do a little extra work to make sure on top to make sure i don't come back for the same problem. When I told them the quotes i got and asked them how they stay in business if people "pay less", Sako said when they provide good service the first time, they'll want to come back if they have any other issues in the future, with their other cars, referrals. Makes Sense. Got my car back a day before they said it would be ready. Been a year, and no issues! Thanks guys!
Well A lot of mechanics in Fresno, But this Place is different. I had my check engine light on on my Ford Tours for 6 months , I spent around $600 at different shops but it came back on in three days or so. When I came over to G N Auto care, Manager KB Brar looked up some useful information and then performed a Comprehensive Diagnosis. We found out that it was a Computer Reprogramming issue that fixed the Check engine light and that all the Parts that I replaced were not defective( These parts were defective per Other SHops). I love G N auto Care as I finally got an honest mechanic who know what he is doing. I would recommend G N auto care to all my friends and Family. After wards i came to know that KB Brar , the manager , is actually a Ford Certified Technician and has a lot of schooling in Auto Mechanic.
I started with taking my 1991 Z28 Camaro to Jimmy at Alpha Auto Air, he did such quality work, was efficient and professional job, I was amazed. He is also a very honest and sincere professional. I had my 1979 Chevy Van towed to him today. Yes, I did 1979....ha,ha,ha, it is 38 Years old, and runs great. My problem was coolant was leaking, causing van to overheat. I wasn't sure what problem was. Once Jimmy took a look, he determined it was my belt had fallen off due to the fan was worn out and was no longer cooling the engine. He quickly replaced the belt and fan. My repairs were under $200.00 and I am again able to drive it. I will continue to take my vehicles to this business for the excellent work and fair pricing. I highly recommend Alpha Auto & Air Conditioner to everyone!!
I have a Mercedes E350 and every time I been bringing my car to the Dealer for service and repairs but the prices and service are not the best. I been looking for a better shop and I found this shop as i was driving back home. As soon as I walked in I was welcomed and they took really good care of me and my car. My car had the check engine light and they kept the car for couple days, they got back to me explaining the issue my car had and price quote to fix it. When they call me to let me know my car was ready the manager was there to see if I had any questions. The price and customer services was pretty good. If you have European car, I'll recommend you this mechanic shop, its an excellent option, great service and friendly customer service.
I was traveling to LA when my tire went flat , I located G N auto care and was pleased to see the manager as he was leaving for home. He opened the shop, Restarted all his equipment and then fixed the flat, AT 8:15 pm with a flat tire in a strange Town where I did not know any one. I thought I will pay more than $60 for the repair but manager KB Brar charged me $12.78 total. When i offered him more money he refused and told me this," We are here for Our customers not here to rob them". I like the business ethics . Later I came to know that Kb Brar is a PhD Doctor and that his wife and him own the business. At the End I had a very Pleasant visit there and I would recommend this business to all my family and friends.
Last week I had a tire blow out on my old car. Not wanting to sink as much money for a new set of tires as the car was worth, I called Jorge's Tire. They found me 3-matching tires matching what was already on my car, in fact they were even better than what was previuosly on it! I neglected to bring enough cash and needed to get to an ATM, so while they were putting the tires on my car, Jorge (George) himself took the time to drive me up Blackstone to an ATM. The car was ready to go when we returned and the price was terrific, less than the cost of just one tire at the new tire store! These guys are fast, inexpensive, customer service oriented but most of all HONEST! They have found a loyal customer in me.
I ran over a parking lot island and thought I had just damaged my air dam. I thought I'd better have the alignment checked before driving the 150 miles home. Good thing I found Honest-1 to look at my car! Helio showed me how I had damaged my suspension and explained the mechanics of what would have happened on the freeway (the suspension would have dropped out on the freeway!). He coordinated the insurance repair with the mechanical (Honest-1) and the body shop (for the fender, ferrier & air dam) so I didn't have to run all over. He made us feel welcome and like family not only when we left the car there, but also when we returned to pick it up. Thanks for a wonderful experience and great work!
Tony is exteremly honest. In Nov 2010 his shop rebuilt the upper end of my expedition. Now that it is hot, for the past couple of months we tried to use the air. It didn't work. We took it in to Tony expecting to have to replace the compressor. He found a wire missing and said he believed it was his shop's error. He replaced it for free. There are few things rarer than an honest mechanic. We thank God for Tony. He did the honorable thing even when he knew he had a customer who was willing to pay for a new compressor. What a blessing he is. Thanks for your honesty, Tony. We are believers and customers for life!!! ...plus you could eat off the floors, it is so clean in the shop!
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.