Some gas stations are bright and shiny or sleek and efficient. They at least try not to be eyesores, but here we have a gas station that can only be described as tired, rundown, and generally cruddy. Let's start with the gas pumps themselves: One would not think that erstwhile graffitti artists would bother to deface something as mundane as gas pumps and, in particular, that little window where one needs to see the price of one's gas, but here they do, scratching inanities that all but obscure the numbers. (If these are gang members, they certainly are small-timers.) Thinking of washing your car windows? Forget it; there is no windshield washer fluid to do so, or there is, but it looks so dirty and gross you skip it. Paper towels? Surprise! Someone has broken the dispenser. From a technical (and aesthetic) point, this Chevron station needs help. As for their dubious mechanic services, I avoid it completely; it seems like the kind of garage you take your car to where getting a new battery installed turns into the mechanical version of brain surgery. If the price of the work doesn't give you a heart attack the second hand smoke will. (Armenian men have a love affair with cigarettes; they should familiarize themselves with the mechanics of 24 hour oxygen dependence before fixing one more flat tire.) I might mention that the place does aim for convenience. You can get your soda and chips fix, and they have a working ATM. They also sell some bizarre little novelty gift items at the counter inside for those prone to buying gifts at a gas station.(?) Otherwise, this "engine" needs an overhaul.
No Pep-talk here; just a nice, grungy garage, a team of muy macho mechanics, and a station manager with an unstoppable sense of humor. (He should've been the next great Latino comic.) And they get the job done. I've been coming to them for years. If they don't get it right, they are always fair and square about it, and don't charge me to nail the problem. I am decidedly not interested in the inner workings of cars,so am admittedly vulnerable in this arena, but they take the time to explain what they did and why. And they don't try to cure alll of the ailments of an ageing car just to beef up the bill; they center on the problem at hand, fix it, and then tell me what else it would be wise or downright life-saving to take care of. I appreciate that, and the friendly attitude of the mechanics, and the manager's good humor. He seems to "get" the underlying anxiety of someone bringing a car in that they are not sure what is wrong with, (and wondering if it will cost half their paycheck to fix it!) I'm a regular for more than one reason. Let's face it: some mechanics are just opportunists and rip-off artists. These guys are blue collar mechanics without the bs.
It was our first time in L.A & got lost somewhere in our way to the hotel the area look alittle scary but my husband & I saw this gas station open & got off to ask for directions the cashier working was remarkably helpful she took her time and gave us street by street directions as a tourist I was very astonish of the way she act it there's not alot of people like that in the world I sure give this place a 10!
I would like to say that Anita's Mobil is the cleanest BATHROOM I have ever visited as a gas station, it is not just a bathroom, it has personel charm, I have traveled across the country etc, and this one beets all of the ones I have visited, I am a Limousine Chauffuer so yes I do get around, Thank you,,Swede Lindell-- Eva's Limousine Service..
This is a really convenient spot to get in and out of, and there's enough pumps that there is never a line of cars backed up. You can also get a smog check here or get your car washed and detailed... i think there's also a guy who will buy your old gold!
Wow this station is much more (.50) per gallon than others just a bit further down the road. Maybe because they are close to 101 entrance they can have higher prices.
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Wonderful service center. There automotive repair pricing is very reasonable. The work they do is top notch. I will be bringing my car back again. Thanks again!
Great location for this 76 and probably the closest gas station. It's also more expensive so if you go down a few blocks you can save a little bit.
This location is often less busy because cheaper station across the street and they are packed. So a good alternative if you are in a hurry.