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Honest, knowledgeable,fair, and kind. I have been going to R&L for the last 5 years. Rob cares about getting my car back on the road as soon as possible at a reasonable price. Rob has also given me a ride home and picked me up when my car was ready. He has never left me stranded. He sees me in an instant, so I know when he says swing by and I'll take a look, I know there's no waiting and his answer is honest, accurate, and knowledgeable. I first met Rob after a failed smog check, I drove from car shop to car shop looking for estimates and i was getting discouraged and frustrated. I know I must have looked pathetic when I walked into his door .. exasperated and desperate. This is perfect opportunity to take advantage of a woman driving a car, but he did not! Rob listened to my problem and asked me to pop the hood. I began to panic about prices because of my last 4 stops before him with upwards near 80-200 to simply look at my car. Rob said just pop the hood. He looked for a moment said wait a minute... left and came back. He wiped his hands off and said you are good to go.. I said.. what do I owe you? He said come back when you need your car repaired. No charge. What other shops were trying to charge me for was a blown fuse that was preventing my car from passing emissions. My next visit to R & L ended after a frantic phone call. I was on my way to pick my daughter up from school, I was in tears. My car stopped over in Scottsdale for no apparent reason, and No, it wasn't out of gas. I struggled with a tow fee to Rob's way on the other side of town or a free tow to somewhere local. I called Rob, I told him I needed my car in the worst way for daily trips to and from school and that I wasn't sure if I should have it towed there or locally... he said send it over, he'd work with me.. He fixed my car. I gave him what I could on the bill and he wished me well. Next visit was about a year later.. I needed to get my brakes and several other things done. I told Rob I had $1000.00 to work with and I know in my heart of hearts it was a whole lot more that was done to my car but my bill was only $990.00 I gave him a 100.00 Tip for not dragging me through the ringer... I saw him knock money off my bill and cut corners where possible. My next trip was after my car's radiator exploded alongside the road. For 2 weeks, my car was overheating. I was not financially able to do much about the situation. I stopped by autozone and bought this copper stuff that expanded and filled holes in the radiator. It didn't work at all my car was still overheating terribly bad and it was to the point where I was driving about 30 seconds, and waiting for 2 hours for my car to cool... this went on the whole day one day... I just watched my car billow smoke and I drove. I called Rob. He said get it towed don't drive it. I had it towed to his place. I had been driving on a cracked radiator for several days possibly those 2 weeks. He also found my radiator cap between my radiator and my fan. Rob replaced my radiator inexpensively and again got me back on the road asking me to call him and not make my own solutions to these problems. **I can be difficult** I recently needed to see Rob again regarding my emissions testing. It was again a quick fix - I'm hard on fuses - I told Rob when I can afford to get my air conditioner fixed I'll be by to see him again. He has my business. Fast, knowledgeable, fair, kind, and a decent honest mechanic... he's never left me stranded. Thanks Rob for all you do. I appreciate your kindness and hard work.
My 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 (with 180,000 trouble free miles) decided to suddenly have engine seizures followed by complete failure. I brought it to a local repair shop I had been using and they recommended a new engine / rebuild at the tune of about $3500. I decided to check around and quickly discovered that most shops wanted between $3000 - $3800 to get the vehicle back on the road. Some offered a two year limited warranty, some offered none. I knew I was going to get it fixed as the truck is in excellent shape and has served me well, so it was much cheaper to fix it then go and try to find another reliable one. Well, I happened upon Master Engine Rebuilding, called and was told that the vehicle could be up and running in as quick as a week, with a 3 yr. unlimited miles warranty, for around $1500 - $2000 depending on damage. So, I took them up on the free towing and the next day I went down to do the paperwork. I was surprised to learn that they had already removed the engine, a 4.7 EFI V8, and determined the cause of the problem (3 steel valve seats dropped into the cylinders). I was brought back to the shop area where the tech showed me the damaged parts, how it was caused and what needed to be done. I was impressed with the overall condition of the shop, how clean and neat everything appeared to be, and how the tech stations were set up and organized. There was no mess, clutter or junk. I had a good feeling about this place. So exactly one week later I get a call, the vehicle is fixed, and for $2000, my truck is now running like it was brand new. It's hard to imagine that the odometer is at 180K because this baby is running better than it ever did. I would high recommend Master Engine Rebuilding to anyone contemplating needing any major engine overhaul. They are professional, organized, provide great service and offer the lowest cost, but give the longest warranty period. All I can say is "Thank you Master Engine for a job well done!"
This shop is one of those shops that is a diamond in the rough... I have 4 vehicles and been to plenty of shops around town and been screwed by them all. I got a recommendation from a friend to stop here @ Deans Auto, I live in chandler its a 20 min drive to this shop so IMO I drive out of my way to go here. I recently purchased an old Blazer that was running just not well and ended up stranding me out in Peoria, I called up Deans shop he arranged a tow and within 35 minutes I was hooked up and riding in the tow truck to Deans. When I arrived they had what I needed which was FREE WIFI to work in the lobby while I waited to hear the diagnosis of my vehicle. Within 20 minutes the manager walked out and explained that my distributor rotor had come apart and handed me my keys and said you are all fixed up. I had expected to be there ALL day but I was back on the road again and made it to where I needed to go. I was so accustomed to sitting in the waiting room for HOURS and then getting slammed with a $1,000+ bill, with the tow & the fix I walked out for only $125. I have since used this shop as my sole automotive shop. I have been their customer for nearly 5 years with similiar experiences everytime I go, when it goes it they do a thorough inspection and can explain in regular people terms whats wrong with my car. I have now 4 vehicles and all 4 go to Deans when I have problems. I wish shop was closer to my home but for me it is WELL WORTH the drive to receive this service and repair work. To this day I have not had 1 single problem with any repair they have done, which was common place before I began going to deans. Heck this shop even gives me a ride to work if I need it. This shop is A+
If your looking for cheap auto glass replacement and windshield repair in glendale, phoenix, surprise, peoria, gilbert, chandler, mesa, tempe or phoenix arizona this is the place to go. They offer free mobile service all over the valley and in the end that's where you will save the money the most. They have competitive prices on top of the other savings. From what I heard they offer 50 dollars cash back for a windshield replacement IF you use your car insurance. I unfortunately had to pay cash and I couldn't get this offer. :( But I still saved a good amount of money, they definitely are cheap and I found them more professional than the other auto glass shops in Arizona. Windshield Repair and auto glass replacement in Glendale, Surprise, Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix Arizona and Mesa Arizona. Actually the auto glass company is located in Glendale Arizona but shortly after calling them I found out they offer free mobile service all over Arizona. Yes, I said free. That's where I saved a lot of money making this very cheap windshield replacement and auto glass repair. They have other deals too, they seem to change them frequently. I've used this business twice and each time they had different money saving deals. But as far as I know they offer the free mobile service all the time which is the REAL money saver here. With that said, I'd call them instead of trying to find there auto glass repair shop and just setting up the windshield replacement or glass repair you need that way. It's simply the easiest way. I found this company to be much more professional than Safelite Auto Glass Replacement, and cheaper too.
Honest, friendly and great job! I called to schedule an appointment and spoke with Sam who was very friendly told me their next opening would be the following day. When I got there at appointment time, they took my vehicle right in and started working on it. The technician Tim, was very friendly and knowledgeable about my truck. I went in for an oil change and to see why I had a squeal noise when starting vehicle. They did a courtesy check and found the alternator belt was worn and cracked, once they replaced it, no more squeal!! They were able to do the repair while I was there. The cost was very reasonable and fair. A year ago the alternator belt was supposed to have been replaced at a Big O and though I was charged for it, they didn't replace it! I had taken it back 2 times because of squeal and was told pulley needed replaced. At Midas they gave me copies of the courtesy check, my bill and also a print out of Scheduled maintenance recommended by manufacture and a print out of recall notices regarding my vehicle. I have never had any service place do that before and was very surprised at all the detail and information they provided me. I will go to this Midas location for any and all future service needs. They were honest, didn't try to sell me work I didn't need, let me know what I might need to get done in the future. Wonderful experience!
Brought my 2003 Ford Focusin due to a very loud ticking sound after doing a self install of a new belt and tensioner. It was around 3-4 in the afternoon on a friday but they still got me right in to see what it is and if it was a small enough fix to get me in and out. The woman running the shop, Dawn - and even the mehanics seemed happy to fix my car and didnt turn me away due to it being end of the day on a friday. After looking at my car for about 10 minutes they identified that O'riely Autoparts had sold me the wrong size belt for my car, and it was causing the tensioner to struggle to work properly. The Dawn got on the phone to have the right size belt delivered. My car was fixed within minutes of the new part arriving. There was no attempt to upsale or insist on other repairs. Although the belt cost me about 60 through them as opposed to 20 at Oriely, I still saved ten dollars at their shop (as opposed to sears quote), and left knowing that the job was done right this time. Sears quoted me $130+ I was out the door at $119 with this shop. I will return to this shop for any future repairs.
I've been coming to Bays Auto for 8 years now and I thought it high time to give them a review especially after this last visit. They take care of my two cars, my two kids cars and my mothers car. Couldn't meet a better group of people that really care. They take the time to get to know you and your needs. For example: This last visit I brought my son's newly purchased 2000 Ford Focus in for an oil change and inspection. My son goes to NAU up in Flagstaff and drives back and forth to Phoenix a lot. Roland (the manager) asked me what the car is used for and how long we want to keep it. I told him we need it to be reliable and hopefully keep it for 4 years. He told me this is not the car for us and that we should consider trading it in. Roland said there is just too much wrong with it and it would make more sense to just get another car. Wow, even though they could have made a lot of money fixing this car up they were looking out for my best interest. They even said find another car and they would inspect it for me before I purchase it . Thank you for taking such great care of my family.
I took my 03 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7L engine here about a six weeks ago. My truck had 252,000 miles on it and was burning oil. The owner was extremely helpful and knew exactly what the issue was. He quoted me a great price, better than any of the other 7 quotes I had obtained, and told me he could have it done in about a week. I dropped my truck off on Saturday morning and received a call from the owner the following Thursday to let me know my truck was done. My truck ran great for the first 200 miles and then it started to have oil pressure issues. I called the owner immediately and he told me to bring it in and they would take care of it. I took my truck back in and they fixed the issue with no questions asked. Turns out the new oild pump installed was defective. The owner replaced the oil pump and turned the crank and did whatever else that needed to be done to fix the problem. I have been driving my truck without any issues since getting it back. The owner is honest and stands by his work and the 3 year warranty. I highly recommend this shop!
I was a first time exhaust buyer, and didnt really know what to look for in a muffler shop. I called several places to try to get an idea about a exhaust system for my truck. Many shops didn't want to take the time to explain to me what my options were, and what would be the best for my truck. A friend of mine told me about Performance Muffler in Phoenix. I gave them a call and the owner Russell was extremely helpful. He gave me several options for a performance exhaust system to get better mileage and power. He even gave me an exact quote over the phone! I still called around to a couple of other places, but no one was nearly as helpful or nice as Russell. Plus he was even one of the cheapest prices in town! I then checked out his website. Performancemuffler.net. I could tell he did quality work. The price was right, the customer service was excellent, and I couldn't be happier with my new dual exhaust. It sounds great, just like he said. I HIGHLY recommend Performance Muffler. THE BEST EXHAUST SHOP IN TOWN!!!
I had my car worked on by Don Jackson Enterprises and these guys are the best in the business! Don Senior, DJ, John and Roland are the best & probably the most honest mechanic/technicians on the planet! I wouldn't take my car any place else! I read the review about the engine conversion and I truly believe the guy was not telling the complete story. He's the type of person that blames everyone else for his mistakes and the type of guy that has too much money for his own good: meaning; that just because he has a Porsche and has the money to do things with it, doesn't mean he knows what he is doing! I've met a lot of people that are very intelligent and knowledgeable, but aren't smart enough, or have enough common sense, to screw in a light bulb! Dj exemplifies the word "honest" and lives out his Christian faith in word and deed! John is a true "mechanic" in the sense and definition of the word! Roland is also a "Top Notch" tech. Great work done at a reasonable and fair price!
Physicians and surgeons help to keep people - from infants to the elderly - as healthy as possible. These individuals provide diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of ailments, and preventative care and early detection for more serious illnesses. Whether you love or hate going to the doctor, the fact is your physician is there to listen to your health concerns, take preventative measures against diseases and advise you on your options for staying in tip-top shape.
In 2013, there were more than 1 million doctors of medicine in the U.S., over 854,000 of which were active. Additionally, in 2012, there were about 18,000 active general surgeons in the country. It's important to know which type of physician or surgeon you need, how to choose the best one, and account for other considerations in order to stay healthy.
Patients can choose from a wide variety of physicians depending on doctor specialty and what problems they are experiencing. Here are a few of the most common types of physicians that you may see in your lifetime:
Your GP is the doctor that you go to for regular checkups, vaccines and to identify health issues. GPs can treat many different illnesses and injuries, from the common cold to a broken arm. If your health requires a second opinion or expert care, the GP will refer you to a specialist who has the skills to focus in on the issue.
Heart attacks and heart disease are some of the most common afflictions seen across the country, making cardiologists important to your long-term health. These physicians specialize in studying and treating the heart and related diseases.
Other than a GP, the dentist is likely the most common physician you'll ever see. These professionals work with the human mouth, ensuring that your teeth and gum health are up to par. Patients typically go to the dentist twice a year.
Dermatologists are focused on skin-related issues and diseases, from skin cancers, to acute acne, eczema, psoriasis, and general cosmetic concerns like aging and scars. Most will also perform annual or semi-annual mole checks to screen for any signs of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
If you have a number of sinus infections or have had your tonsils taken out, you've likely seen an ENT specialist. ENTs handle ailments related to the ear, nose and throat, often related to taking out tonsils and treating hearing issues.
For many women, their gynecologist and obstetrician are the same person. These professionals work with the female reproductive system to focus on reproductive health, fertility issues, prenatal care, options for new and expectant mothers, neonatal care and childbirth. OB/GYNs can also help in the early detection of breast or cervical cancer.
There are obviously a number of physicians that you can choose from, but how do you know if they're the best choice for you? Here are a few considerations to help you pick a physician:
Look at Your Insurance
Before you get down to the details, you need to verify which doctors are covered by your insurance and whether they are in or out of your carrier's network. Rates may be cheaper if the doc is in network – a doctor can be covered by your insurance but not necessarily in network. Out of network is typically more expensive. Doctors often add and drop plans, so it's important to ensure that your options are compatible with your insurance plan. Doing your homework will help you avoid unexpected expenses.
Check for Board Certification
Your physician should be certified through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Doctors must earn a medical degree from a qualified school, complete three to seven years of residency training, be licensed by a state medical board and pass one or more ABMS exams to be certified.
Examine the Reviews
Reviews of a doctor can reveal a lot about what your experience may be like. People may grade on staff friendliness, availability and effectiveness of treatment. Looking at these evaluations and getting recommendations from family and friends can direct you toward a physician for your needs.
Surgeons can literally hold your life in their hands, and it's important to find the best one that can put you at ease and treat you effectively
You need to feel comfortable with your surgeon. It's important to communicate your concerns and that your surgeon can respond adequately. Surgeons should be willing to go over the details of your procedure and answer any questions that you may have. They must take the time to discuss and address your worries.
If you're going in for surgery, you want someone that knows what they're doing and has a high success rate. Ask how often the surgeon performs this surgery and try to find one that regularly does it. This will give you peace of mind that you're in capable hands.
Your decision on a physician or surgeon can be majorly affected by the insurance plan you have. You may have insurance through employment, your spouse, your parents if you're under 26, or the marketplace if the previous options don't apply to you. It's important to understand how your insurance works to have the full picture of what you'll need to pay for.
Your insurance will have a deductible, which is the amount that you're responsible to pay for covered medical expenses. Some plans have coinsurances, where you must pay a certain percentage of the bill, and insurance will cover the rest. Co-pays state a flat rate for certain services, like paying $20 when you visit your GP or a $100 co-pay for an emergency room visit. Once you reach your out-of-pocket maximum, which will differ if you're an individual or within a family plan, your insurance may pay for 100 percent of covered medical expenses for the rest of the plan year.
If you plan to go to the doctor, need medication or have been recommended for surgery, call your insurance provider or go online to see what your plan covers. You can choose the best doctor for your needs, understand your options and prevent yourself from being blindsided by medical expenses.
Most doctors require a phone call for an appointment, although some may provide online scheduling as well. Be sure to have your insurance card with you when you set an appointment, and to bring it with you to the actual appointment. They need the ID numbers to verify your coverage, and will usually make a copy of the card for their files so you don't have to show it again unless your insurance changes.
When you call, let them know if you're a new patient, as this will require you to complete some paperwork for your first visit. Tell them the reason for your visit, such as your symptoms if you're feeling sick. It's also important to inform them if you have Medicaid and to find out if you need to bring anything to the visit, like current medications or medical records.
From here, the receptionist will likely ask what dates and times work best for you. During your call, it's important to be honest about your symptoms and the reason for your visit. This information will help the doctor treat you and give him or her an idea of what to expect. Your appointment may progress faster as a result, and the doctor can come prepared with a list of options to better care for you.
Doctors see a number of patients in a day, sometimes in 15-minute increments in areas where the physicians are in high demand. This can leave little time for doctors to perform thorough examinations, and they can end up missing certain problem indicators. While some problems, like a cold or flu, can be diagnosed in this time, more complex ailments require attention, which takes up time. Reviews can illuminate which doctors actively spend the necessary time with their patients and which ones are pressed against the clock to meet demand.
Surgery has some more dire risks attached to it, so be sure to talk to your surgeon about the potential issues that can come up as a result of your procedure. If a patient has a reaction to anesthesia, it can cause very serious complications, but this is an uncommon occurrence. Blood clots can be a significant problem after surgery, often caused by inactivity during recovery. Infections, numbness, scarring, swelling and death are all possible, but the likelihood of these issues will vary depending on the type of surgery you're undergoing. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and your risk potential.
Surgery affects people in different ways, but as you begin to emerge from anesthesia, you'll want to alert your nurse to any issues you may have. The nurse will tell you how the procedure went, what effect it will have on your condition, what to expect when you get home and how long it will take to get back to normal. If you start feeling pain, the nurse may give you medication to stop it from getting worse. When possible, it's also advised to move around to avoid blood clots from developing in your legs. This can be as simple as occasionally flexing your knee or rotating your foot.
Some surgeries are outpatient procedures, where people are released the same day. For major surgeries, patients may stay at the hospital for a few days to be monitored and address any concerns before being sent home. Discuss with your surgeon the projected length of the hospital stay and what you need to bring.
Your recovery time and follow-up expectations will vary depending on your procedure. For example, you can be expected to be on your feet within a few days of having your wisdom teeth taken out, but it may be weeks before you have fully recovered from a broken foot or heart-valve surgery. Your surgeon will give you a list of things that you'll need to do during this time, including what medications to take and when you'll be able to get back to work and other activities.
Every surgery will have a follow-up call or appointment to discuss your recovery and allow you to ask any questions about unusual symptoms or changes in your overall health. If you have a major operation, like heart surgery, it's important to make regular checkups with your doctor or a specialist to ensure that everything is normal. Visiting a doctor will help deter infection and verify that everything is healing as expected. These appointments will give you peace of mind about your state of health and ensure that any issues are caught early on.