705 Monterey Pass Rd, Monterey Park, CA 91754
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I took my BMW in for an oil change. They did it right away and charged a reasonable price. You can watch them do the work so there's no worry that they are not doing the work they said they would or that they change out the air filter and claim you need a new one.
As a business owner myself I realize the value in customer service and value in the work being done. A's Garage far exceeded the BMW dealership in both customer service and the work being done! When you find a shop like A's Garage and a mechanic like Alvin Isidro who says, "Working on BMW is my passion," you can only hope for good fortune for them!
Alvin showed me everything and explained everything in detail. He even drove the car after it was fixed for 40 miles to make sure that the engine light did not go back on. I picked my car this morning and everything was done perfectly and smoothly. he even replaced my light that was out and fixed my tire pressure for free. I am more than impressed and satisfied. I paid 588 dollars, and I am truly grateful I found him. If you have a BMW I strongly encourage you to call him. He is really the best BMW mechanic I have ever been to. Thanks for everything Alvin.
Let me start off by saying that if there were 10 stars id give Alvin 11. He is just truly amazing. I failed my smog test on a newer BMW X3; my check engine was on. I went to my old mechanic and he found 3 things that were wrong with it and gave me an absurd estimate of 1500 dollars. I had a feeling something was wrong with the estimate so I found Alvin through yelp. I went to Alvin and he told me the two real things that were wrong with it; proving the fact that my old mechanic was a crook who has been ripping me off for years with parts that did not need to be replaced and charging me extra for labor.
"I went in fearing my A/C compressor on my 2007 mini was shot. Alvin and I spoke on the phone and he told me to bring it in to take a look at it. He greeted me with a handshake and a smile, looked under the hood and discovered it was simply a free-on recharge that was needed. I went to 2 shops before and they both claimed it was my A/C compressor that needed fixing. ($1,400 job)
BUT, Alvin assessed the situation, found the problem and I was out of the garage in 20 minutes and spent $15."
Best Mechanic. Alvin and his staff are courteous, professional, and his prices are extremely reasonable. I was taking my pre-owned 530i wagon to a "specialist" in South Pasadena. Every visit cost between 1-2k, and I left with the same issue I came in with. After a over a year of multiple repairs for a stalling battery (stupidly continued going back because of a friend's referral), I tried A's. He was packed and busy, but he took a few moments to perform a diagnostic. He gave me 3 scenarios, thinking that the issue was as simple as replacing the battery. I was apprehensive about his diagnosis because the former mechanic replaced the battery, and said the problem was an electrical issue. I apprehensively got a new battery at Alvin's suggestion and voila! It has been a year since that first visit to Alvin, and my car hasn't stalled once! I am so so happy to have found an honest mechanic! Take your bmw to Alvin!
I can't say enough about the great service I received from Alvin. He totally explained what the problem was and what repairs he would be making. I left my car on Monday and picked it up on Wednesday! He's honest and he makes you feel like you are his only customer! He is the best of the best!
Alvin is the best! He saved me a ton of money where an unscrupulous individual could have ripped me off. He's very helpful over the phone as well. And he's open on Saturdays. Even though it's a drive for us to get to him, it's worth it. We are so happy that our Mini has found a wonderful place to be serviced.
In addition, to his prices being completely fair - or even better than fair, but he took the time to explain each thing that was wrong so I understood, explained how long I had to get the things I didn't get fixed right away, and kept me abreast of all the things he was doing as he fixed them.
Extremely honest mechanic that has gone above and beyond my expectations every visit. I don't live near this location and it is out of the way for me, however, I wouldn't trust my car to anyone else in SoCal. I moved here from the south and had a trusted mechanic and also had worked at a car dealership when younger so had mechanic friends that I trusted fully, so when I moved to Los Angeles I was really worried as I had taken my car to a few different BMW places including a certified dealer, and did not receive nearly the amazing service that Alvin provided me.