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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.
10180 Hole Ave Ste 100Riverside, CA 92503
As a woman who isn't familiar with how cars run it's very intimidating to get my car repaired. I could be told anything and wouldn't know if I were …
8188 Lincoln Ave Ste B-2Riverside, CA 92504
From Business: Since 1988, Beemer Clinic has been Riversides BMW specialist of choice. If you are looking for personalized service and an alternative to high dealer costs, Beeme…
337 E Harrison StCorona, CA 92879
My audi practically broke down on the way to work, found them on yelp and called to see if they could find out what the problem was. Being a nationa…
5550 E La Palma AveAnaheim, CA 92807
From Business: Full Service Auto Repair Center: Air Conditioning, Alignments, Brake Service, Clutches, Computer Diagnostics, Electrical, Engine Repairs, Transmissions, Tune Ups
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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I'm going to give you an in-depth review to help make your final decision to come to Mission Bell Motorworks and get your car worked on here: I was looking for a car shop to add new rotors and break pads for my 2011 Infiniti M37s for a while and stumbled on Mission Bell Motorworks on Yelp. I called up the shop and asked for a quote and Rob pretty sold me saying that he does real good, genuine work, and will get the job right. So I set up an appointment with them and right when I got to the shop he took the time to show me his certifications of being a certified BMW Independent Service shop. The waiting room is very cosy and offers free wifi so the wait will be worth your while, and also has Netflix on his large flat screen. While waiting for my car I was watching Breaking Bad lol. But before he started working on my car, he had to ask for authorization and the contract for my car. He explained to me that the work he does will be done right and treat my car like his own and not treated like a random car to get the job done quickly. The price we talked about were really solid for the amount of work he did. He will not cheat you on the price, he really gives you the best deal. The service I got was a complete front and rear rotor and brake change, complete brake flush, complete power steering fluid, and complete coolant flush. For the quality of the work and genuineness of his word, I highly and truly recommend this place to get your car worked on. Even though they are BMW serviced, I brought my Infiniti because I knew he was trust worthy and did he prove me right. My car pretty much feels like brand new, and the fluids look clean as a whistle! I can't thank this place enough for doing thequality work they do.So if your looking for an automative shop, Mission Bell Motorworks is the place to go to. I back this shop 100% of the way!
After posting a review they quickly got things handled and apologized tremendously for the incorrect handling of our account and resolved most the issues. None of us are not perfect but they stepped up and got things handled.Not a reliable, honest, or customer friendly company at all.just bought a used vehicle from them with extended warranty for four years bumper to bumper. Within in two days of purchasing the vehicle and using the a/c it was not working properly. took the vehicle in to get looked at. After 8 hours of being there they didn't look at it at all.One week later the van broke down on the road. took it in again. called multiple times and no answer, always redirected to voice mail. once a returned call. after three days of vehicle setting they get authorization to fix the alternator. But will not cover the a/c because they say animal has chewed the wiring. Has not worked since we received it. we also asked for 3 other things to be looked at but they have not check those out either.We were told once in three days that they were doing repairs and another day they waiting for repair. another day they said they were doing repairs, and then the next day they will start the repairs if we approve them. That was with us contacting themnot up front or seem to be honest at all. one time they called us back through the whole ordeal. We fiscally had to go there every time to get any info at all.We are a service company and would never do that to any of our customers. We do understand that some times there are communications errors and no body is perfect. but they dropped the ball at every possible chance and did not try to pick it up at all. Our fleet vans and trucks will now go somewhere else.We only ask for honest, up front and at least communication with us on what is going on.
I bought my third car this year from Vincent Troncoso. Same great service and experience every time. Vincent is extremely professional, knowledgeable, honest, and straight-forward. The most important thing to know is that he GETS THE DEAL DONE with no hassles and without wasting any time. You know every step of the way what is going on and can completely trust that Vincent is doing whatever he possibly can to take care of you and to get you the best deal possible. If you are looking to purchase a Mercedes Benz anywhere in Southern California, do yourself a favor and drive out to Riverside and see Vincent Troncoso.4/1/2013Oops, he did it again! Last month I purchased a beautiful, new C-class for my partner. This month I went back to Vincent Troncoso and purchased an AwEsOmE GLK for myself. Same great experience both times -- completely straigh-forward, honest, trust-worthy, respectful, professional, and competent. Simply the best!2/22/2013Wow! Vincent Troncoso is not only an absolute pleasure to work with, but he gets the deal done! I have been buying cars for the past 25 years. I was lucky enough to find Vincent and his team at Watler's Mercedes for the purchase of my 20th car. I can say without a doubt that Vincent is the most competent and professsional salesman that I have dealt with in ALL of my years buying cars. He sold me a beautiful C-Class for my partner. I will be back in a couple of weeks for that GLK -- #21!Search no further. Just go see Vincent at Walter's Mercedes today. You'll have your dream car in the garage tonight!Thank you Vincent, Celcilia, and Andrea. You're the best!
I was recently looking for a new car to purchase and had my mind set on buy a Jaguar. But my experience at the Jaguar dealership wasn’t productive or enjoyable. My friend told me to go Walter’s Automotive and look at Mercedes Benz. I was totally open to checking it out and I’m soooooo happy that I did. My experience at Walter’s Automotive was GREAT!!! I met with Aaron Jensen and he was so AWESOME!!! He was not your typical car salesman that hovered over you or tried to sell you something that you didn’t want, or even worst – have a nasty attitude with you. He was attentive, patience and really took the time with me to make sure that I follow exactly what I wanted. He even put up with my two big boys that believed they knew more about Mercedes Benz (which was a good giggle for both of us). Aaron totally understood my need to find a car that was safe and stylish all at the same time. After a little bit of searching, I saw this beautiful white CLA250 that was calling my name. It was like it was calling my name and was made just for ME! Aaron explained everything about the car in great detail and what to expect from Mercedes Benz. I’ve purchased a few cars over the years, but I’ve never had such a wonderful experience like I did at Walter’s Automotive with Aaron Jensen. If you’re looking to purchase or lease a car, stop by Walter’s Automotive and chat with Aaron. He’ll take good care of you and he’ll make sure that you’ll leave happy. I just want to say “THANK A MILLION” Aaron for everything and helping find the PERFECT Mercedes Benz for me! You get a million stars from me :-) Michelle
I just bought a 2015 Audi A4 from Walter's Audi from Amin Eshaq and I could not have had a more amazing experience!! I came into Walter's a few weeks prior to buying mine to decide between the A3 and A4 and Amin test drove them both with me, asking me about what my personality and what my lifestyle is, what I would primarily be using my car for, etc., trying to gauge which car would be better suited to my style and my needs. We decided on the A4 and then it was just a matter of deciding what year, and if I was going to get a CPO or a new car. Amin was very knowledgeable in the pros and cons of each car type and whether to buy new or used. I never felt pressured or that he was just trying to sell me a car. I could tell that he genuinely cared about whether I was going to be happy with my decision.By the time I came back to buy the car, it had sold that morning and I was visibly disappointed. Amin immediately started finding other cars that had the same features that I was looking for, and we ended up looking at a brand new Tornado Grey Metallic, Quattro A4 with navigation. When we test drove the car, I was in love. It was even better than the CPO I had originally wanted, and he gave me such an amazing offer I couldn't refuse. I am so grateful for Amin Eshaq's service and devotion to finding me a car that I will love for many years. He truly cared more about my happiness and satisfaction, than getting that car off the lot that day. I definitely recommend him to anyone and will be referring all of my friends and family to him.I promise you won't be let down with Amin!
On June 21st, 2012 I walked into Walter's ready to pick up my 2012 C63 AMG. Prior to coming in I had been worked with Charbel (Charlie) Saikali on ordering my car. He went above and beyond the call of service, haggling for me the best price he can get (a price I was extremely satisfied with) and getting me a sedan in an extremely rare color combo.Upon walking into the dealership my baby was sitting at the front of the showroom all washed up and ready for me to take her home. When it came time to sign the papers, absolutely everything was what we had discussed over the phone. There were 0 surprises and I was pleased to be able to walk in, sign, and drive off all in about an hours time. Since then, I have gone back for service of the limited slip differential at 2000 miles. I had made an appointment and upon my arrival the service staff were ready to take my car and all of them were all over the car telling me how nice it was. They finished the service in about two hours and even changed out a couple of sidemarkers I had brought in. During this time any and all questions I had were answered informatively by Mario the service manager. I cannot stress how much I have enjoyed my time at this dealership and despite the fact that I can take my car to ANY MB dealer for service, and that I have two dealerships that are closer to me but quite a bit, I will continue going to Walter's for the excellent level of attention and service that I receive hear.
Alan Villasenor at Walter’s Mercedes-Benz is the best!! I wouldn’t have my beautiful GLE now if not for his hard work and patience. I know very little about cars, but Alan patiently explained everything to me. He definitely knows his stuff, and is extremely dedicated to making sure his customers understand what it is they are trying to buy. I went to multiple car dealership prior to coming at Walter’s MB, but none of them had the patience or desire to help me find the perfect car I was looking for. I am very thankful I went here and met Alan. He greeted me and my family with a big genuine smile, probably without realizing how much patience he would need to have from that moment on. LOL!! His sincerity to make his customers happy – whether it is through getting their perfect car or getting their questions answered – is one of the things I really admire about this guy. For Alan, it is never about just selling any car. Genuine people, especially in today’s sales business, are rare. Walter’s MB is very fortunate to have this rare, precious gem in their company. I love Alan and I am very grateful it is him who helped me get my car. It honestly has been a wonderful experience since day 1. Anyone looking for a “hardworking, patient, and genuine” sales consultant, Alan Villasenor is your man! I am extremely satisfied with his customer service, and I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in getting their perfect car! =)
We had the absolute privilege to be assisted in our purchase by Andrew Wagner. I must say that there was not one question that he did not have the answer to. He studies his vehicles and represents that to us the customer. Coming from purchasing a BMW with a terrible experience from sales to problems with the car and then having the worst service center experience, I decided it was time to switch to Mercedes. They never tried to oversell and always wanted to make sure that the deal was the best for me especially when I was pondering lease vs purchase. I ended up leasing a 2017 S63 AMG and not only was the car stunning but I could not say enough good things about Andrew and Walters Mercedes of Riverside. It is rare to find such professionalism and someone who actually loves their job and I could tell that Andrew was passionate about his job. He made the buying experience actually pleasurable and spent about 2 hours training me on some of the tech and invited me back for another session. There were no stones left unturned and I left with a perfect experience of my purchase and the best decision to choose this dealer. Most importantly, Andrew has me as a client for life including my family and my business and we will be sending as many friends and family to become apart of this dealership. Thank you to Walters and to the articulate, intelligent and enjoyable, Andrew!
The only person there I feel thats worth talking to is James Burgess, the salesman Derrick was ok but his lack of employee empowerment greatly reflected on the the companies lack of trust and credibility of their salesmen and women. The finance guy i dealt with Angel, I can say im glad i will never see him again in my life because somehow or another he slipped in a 1095 dollar option in my contract that I was told nothing about, which translated to me not getting my car when promised. FURTHERMORE, Angel promised me that he would have a peice of mail out that was vital to getting me my car on time and because of his actions I still am with out a car and just a approval from the bank. I would also like to note that starring out the window at the Derricks desk on Saturday for hours on end waiting for ANGEL to get the contract in order was less than delightful. The part about all of this that bothered me the most is that when i told Derrick (my salesmen) i was hungry and wanted to go across the street to get some food his response " oh these guys don't like anyone to leave unless we have signatures." so in other words no i would appreciate it if you sat here in hunger until we get some money from you. Luckily James (sales Manager) told him to take me in the back 30 min later and give me some of their employee food.
I went to Riverside Honda today to look at some cars. When I got there I was greeted with a great smile by Mike Rodriguez. I told him it was my birthday and I wanted to buy myself a birthday present. Well I spent a lot of time with Mike that day and Juan he's the floor manager who is also great. I'll tell you there was absolutely no pressure, they were very professional and had a great sense of humor and actually we had a really good time! As a matter of fact it might have been the best birthday I've ever had. Mike even went out and got me some ice cream and a beautiful card that told me happy birthday and I thought that was just so great. Before it was over with, just about every sales person in Honda was telling me happy birthday. I ended up buying myself a car. He got me a fantastic deal I am very very happy and I will recommend everybody that I know to Mike not only is he a great salesperson but he's a great human being!Richard M. the owner of Riverside Honda: You must be a great guy because you have trained your sales people to be so knowledgeable and friendly and just all-around caring! Believe me most of the car lots are not like this at all! So whatever it, keep up the good work cuz I'll be back probably in 5 years to buy another car. ����
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.