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When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
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When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
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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*DO NOT USE* Required a lockout and jump start, they don't consider that a single service call, was left stranded unless I gave them more money! WORST company yet!
Went here today because I realized that I was past 5,000 miles since my last oil change. Shame on me I thought......I am so responsible with my car fluids.Pulled in and I was swarmed with about 8 guys to do my simple oil change. I felt overwhelmed like I was about to be on the bottom of a large dog pile.I was asked to show them my lights to be sure they were working. Three people assisted with the light check. Then I was asked a second time to do a light check by a fifth person who had apparently not been paying attention to any of the hordes of grease monkeys surrounding my automobile.I was interrogated as to when my last transmission fluid, tire rotation, coolant, and other things had been changed, rotated, flushed, or whatnot.I told him that my transmission fluid AND tire rotation were not in need of servicing. They replied that my transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles. Wow so you mean all this time FORD and my dealership have been lying to me when they tell me that I need to change my transmission fluid at 150,000 miles or sooner if I desire? Wow!NO! Shame on you scoundrels for once again lying to me and trying to get an unecessary $140 service performed on my car. If I hadn't been in a bind with how much I work giving me no time to do an oil change at home right now, I would have never rolled into your ponzi scheme dump.Time and time again these companies lie to you to get your hard earned money that you never needed to hand over in the first place.They looked really angry when I pulled out my service manual after they lied to me. Guess some people have a brain in their heads eh?
Great mechanic! Had trouble while on vacation and he helped us out! Great knowledge and really knows his stuff!
WARNING CONSUMERSI will post a daily update on multiple complaint sites until Portland Torque Products Inc (aka Dave Neville - owner), decides to do the right thing...fix my transmission without defects at no cost to me or reimburse me so another transmission repair shop can correctly repair it. PTPI continues not to respond to my requests for documented evidence of work completed for the $2350 they charged me. Really??? Who does this to a customer charges +$2000, has your property, and will not provide evidence of work completed, what parents broke, etc. Keeps you in the dark. Can't believe the state hasn't shut them down for what appears to be a solid case consumer fraud over many years.They have provided ZERO documentation so I really don't know what they did and if the Dyno test was ever run since the rebuilt transmission vibrates my car and lost reverse gear. (see previous reviews). This company is a disgrace to the industry and cares only about the $, screw repeat customers which I suspect they have very few. Frankly I will blog daily until they take responsibility, man-up, and take care of the customer who paid 100% of the fee upfront....A regret paying 100% upfront and I have too live with it and learn from. Don't think Dave gives a s...!
Good work and very reasonsble. Owner and employees very nice.
AKA Transmissionexpress.com. I purchased a remanufactured transmission from them because they claim to dyno test each unit before shipping back and for their warranty. However their dyno testing machine was out of service a fact they failed to mention. The transmission came back with the same fail codes as was sent. I had to pay to have it removed again new fluids, towing the works and that warranty they talk about is worthless I have not received any warranty refunds its been over four months. Dishonest company stay away!
CONSUMER ALERT STAY AWAY!!! NOT AN HONEST BUSINESS. THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT DONT LET THEM HAVE YOURS. THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY BUT YOUR TRANSMISSION MOST LIKELY WILL RETURN WITH THE SAME FAIL CODES.
I have always had a great experience here. They have always been super courteous to me. I am not very technologically savvy, but they take the time to explain things to me. This week someone had cut my exhaust pipe. I brought it to them and they were able to weld it instead of replacing it. Which is tons CHEAPER. It was quick as well since it was a smallish job. I went and had a long breakfast down the street and by the time I got back it was already done.What I think people don't understand is that bigger jobs take longer. There is a higher risk that they will find something else that they have to take care of. If everything goes perfect then of course they would be done quickly but they make sure to do things right which takes time. Also remember that there are a lot of other people with car problems. There are only so many people to work on cars so relax. They are doing there best. They have always been cool to me and if the job is taking longer then they expected, they let me know and even offer to let me go to another shop so that it gets done quicker. I would rather it gets done right though so thanks Dave and crew!
I needed an oil change for my Corvette. Needs special oil and filter. Spoke with José and he allowed me to bring my own special Mobil One oil and a factory filter and he just charged me a bare minimum to do the work on his lift. VERY nice guy, understanding and HONEST as can be. Thanks Jose, I appreciate YOU.
Great Volvo repair shop. Been coming here for 3+ years. Raymond and Team do a very good job, timely, and with great communication.
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.