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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.
2770 Florin RdSacramento, CA 95822
I love this guy. He doesn't take advantage of his customers. He won't fix it if it isn't broken. I trust him completely.
7160 24th StSacramento, CA 95822
This guy knows his stuff! He had my car done quickly & efficiently. Plus the price was very reasonable.
45 Quinta CtSacramento, CA 95823
Bruce did a fantastic job on my VW Cabrio when he replaced the convertible top a couple weeks ago. I have had a bad experience previously at a shop …
1520 X StSacramento, CA 95818
My van broke down on the freeway, it wouldn't lock in any gear. I had it towed to 2 shops. Both shops said that after starting the van the loud grin…
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.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
First off I want to start off by saying that I had been to several dealers in search of someone who would finance me and my unique co signer and credit situation. When I had gotten in contact with Daniel Telllez from Future Ford of Sacramento from the beginning he had the most confidence that he was able to get me financed and in a reliable vehicle in no time. At first I skeptical but once he was willing to get in contact with my dad and explain the entire situation from beginning to end I was then as confident as he was. When I got there he was on the phone with my dad reassuring him that I was in good hands. From that moment I knew even if wasn't able to get a deal that would work I would still come back. I explained the situation and my past experience with the other dealers and he made it a point to make sure I wasn't treated that way. He went very thoroughly through all of the vehicles I was interested in and showed me what I needed to do to stay within my price range. After a very long process with the banks we were finally approved through Ford Credit with little down and for a brand new 2014 Ford Focus .After going through the entire process I was at the dealership very late and didn't feel comfortable driving home and as the truly amazing soul that he is , he was kind enough to drive my new car all the way to my home to make sure I made it home safely. I absolutely love my car and the experience I had with Daniel. He treated me like I was family and was very honest the entire time. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Daniel if you are reading this just know you have changed my life and you really are an amazing person I hope for nothing but the very best for you. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
I can't believe I'm the first to review what is not only the best shop in Sacramento, but the best mechanic I have ever brought my cars to. We returned to California in 2003 with a '98 VW Passat wagon with already over 100K miles on it; by luck we picked Stephan to do the work at the garage he was working with back then, before he opened his own business. Stephan and his crew are the best mechanics I have ever had work on my cars; they are dedicated, proud professionals, who admire a job well-done, and care for my vehicles as if they were their own. Over the past several years, we've brought our '98 wagon, a 1987 MBz 300E, a '72 Squareback Sedan to Stephan, and his work--and that of his mechanics--has always been excellent. Every repair is explained in advance, and estimates are spot-on, right down to any disposal fees or State fees you might not hear about at another shop (no names mentioned here!). The fees Stephan or Sara quote you are going to be within a dollar--maybe two--of what you'll pay. On the one occasion we had a complaint about the work done, no sooner was it mentioned than an appointment was set up, the correction made and done. In addition to Stephan and his mechanics, the office manager Sara is the single best informed person I have ever met, regarding VWs, Mercedes and BMWs; her mental library and knack for finding the best deal on parts is one of the best parts of bringing our vehicles to SAH! Got European cars that are out of warranty? Save the hassle of going to the dealership, and bring your car to Stephan's...you'll be glad you did.
I thought it would just be a simple trip to get something to eat with my parents but i was oh so wrong. I began my journey instagraming in the car, just like i always do, and after several unfamiliar turns we ended up at this fine establishment. My father went to grab an auto part that he had purchased and i followed him inside because of a strange urge stemming from my lower abdomen. While he handled business at the front desk, i decided to handle my business in the direction of the small blue sign that read "rest rooms". When i turned the corner and grasped the door handle, i encountered something that i could have never imagined. It was beautiful, it was awe inspiring, and it was all mine. This lavatory greeted me with the most decadent of aromas and i was in a state of pure bliss. Between the lovely scent, the comforting cleanliness, and the motion sensing hand soap/towel combination, this pot had it all. To top off this glorious journey, my lips met the refreshing kiss of delightful glacier water, straight from the fountain, just steps away from my oasis. I recommend this place for all of those who battle with the struggles of everyday life. Live. Laugh. Enjoy the finer things.
A&A Auto Sales is a real rip off dealership. they should change their name to Rip Off Auto Sales. We went there to fill out a paper and we got approved. I told him i lost the paper to the Title of my vehicle that i was suppose to trade them with. They told me to go to DMV to get the Duplicate title and get it notarized. So I did. All on the sames day. We drove there for the second time from Modesto. Have all of our paper ready. We test drive the car and heard something squeaky from the driver side wheel. So we took it back and they said they will take it to the shop. Only to find out that the Wheel bearing on the trailblazer is defected. All that damn driving for nothin and paper works too. So we went back home hoping that it will be fixed. We called back the next couple days and they said it will cost $ 1000.00 more than what we agree on. From $6600.00 to $7500.00. They should have checked it first before letting us know that the car is ready to drive home. This is one of the many reason why they should change their name to the Rip Off Auto sales.
Tyler Swedensky at Future Ford of Sacramento was awsome. I went to future ford of sac to look at new 2014 ford fusion on black friday to become my new daily driver. I worked with Tyler Swedensky in checking out different versions of the 2014 ford fusion. He was great about letting me take my time finding one i wanted in the color i wanted. Whats nice is that both sac and roseville share the same inventory so tyler was able to take me over to the roseville lot to see what they had too. when i picked the one i wanted tyler was great about not pushing me trying to sell me the car. Inside we were able to settle on a price pretty easy as they agreed to sale price advertised even thoe they had sold the special priced fusions already. We did go back and fourth on the trade in I had. But in the end we were able to work out a great deal and tyler was even able to get me some upgraded 18in black powder coated fusion rims for my new fusion. I would highly recommend Tyler Swedensky at Future ford of sac for your next new or used car.
Trustworthy. Prices reasonable. Not cheap, mind you, but reasonable. A great place to socialize and work if you wait for your vehicle. Charges match or are less than estimates. Tom speaks intelligibly about what ails my car; I cease to be a dumb blonde during diagnoses discussions. Recommendations are provided and are differentiated from dire necessities. The waiting room is beautifully appointed, has free wireless connectivity, and though there is a television, it's (mercifully) off most of the time. Great selection of (free) close-enough-to-gourmet coffee AND water. There's a cool monster-sized dog that Mark will let you walk once in awhile. The other customers are always amazingly interesting. Tom is clever, entertaining and professional. When I am in need of immediate attention, Annie or other schedulers work me into the schedule. Same for my car. I think there must be a an ongoing spiritual influence there (who is praying for tos?) in that my experience with tos through the years has been consistently uplifting.
So I have a 1994 Ford F250 diesel pickup (my baby) that I took to a shop hour and half from my house (5 time mind you) to get work done. The work they were supposed to do didn't get done I have never been so unhappy and disappointed a shop they lied took advantage of the good old guy in me. I called Lewis up explained what happened and he told me that he can get it done. Lewis went over and above on the work they did and even found more stuff that the other shop said they did and Lewis fixed it! No more leaks brakes are great and Even fixed some wiring problems. I've known lewis for 15 years and I can say he is the most honest person all the time he puts into doing a job the right way, but I can't leave out Mark and Chris on working on my truck Thank you for everything I couldn't asked for a better job truly appreciate all you did blessed for Lewis Automotive & Transmission customer for life brother! I should have come to you in the first place to get the job done right! Sincerely, Jon Lambert
We stopped to get gas at the Chevron station on Madison last night on the way up to Tahoe from Marin. The alternator on our Pacific failed as we started the car up. We had enough juice in the battery to make it over the freeway overpass to the service department of your dealership. We then rented a car at the airport and continued on up to Squaw. Eric in your service department has been great. He fit us into the service queue this morning even though they were slammed. He is going to fix the problem and leave the keys with your sales team so we can pick the car up tomorrow after skiing on the way back down the mountain. He’s been a pleasure to work with and is a great representative of the flawless customer service that I remember so well from working with you so many years ago. Please thank the service team on behalf of Marcia, the kids and I for turning a troubling Friday the 13th experience into an effortless repair that didn’t spoil our spring break vacation.
- We recently went to Quality Auto Sales looking for a family car, they have a wide variety of cars at reasonable prices and we were able to find just what we were looking for. The people there are really nice and treat you well and with respect, they let you look around without bothering you. They explain everything you may have questions about, which we appreciated a lot. The sales guys that were helping us with the process made us fell really comfortable and were really really nice with us. Being first time buyers with no credit we thought that it was going to be difficult to be able get accepted to buy a car at a good price, but we were actually impressed at how easy it was and at the price that we got our car. They understood our need and tried to accommodate everything they could to make it possible for us to get the car we wanted... They even gave us gas money for our New Car !!! :) I highly recommend this place
Came in to the Future Ford of Sacramento dealership and was greeted by Kevin Ross and told him I was looking to buy an SUV but wasn't sure which specifically, he led me to all the SUVs and worked with me until I was comfortable and happy with the car I ended up buying. He was very patient with me and happily took me on test drives with all types of SUVs. I was not sure if I was ready to purchase a vehicle that day and Kevin did not put any pressure on me to buy and encouraged me to come back when I felt ready. I ended up coming back in the following weekend and Kevin recognized me the second I came back into the lot and again was very patient with me. I ended up going with the Ford Escape. He made the process move smoothly and I would definitely recommend him to potential buyers. I am very happy with my experience and am very satisfied with my new car! Thanks again Kevin!
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.