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11/04/2015
By: Elena K.
Queens Auto Services
Honest, professional, trustworthy services. My car failed an emission test; I've got a printout with the code for the part that had to be replaced. Queens Auto Services was the only place that did not treat me like a idiot just because I am a woman. The first repair shop gave me estimate for the part and labor (about $290), and then told me that my car was built for California, so it's more expensive to repair it: I had to buy an additional special part ($110) to meet strict California emission standards. That was the first time I ever heard my car, which has never been West of Illinois had to meet California standards. The Toyota dealership gave me a quote of $490 plus tax and estimated time to replace the part as up to an hour and a half (this is after I've spent there an hour during which they were checking my car - I had an appointment for that). At the Queens Auto Services I had an appointment for 8:30 and was out of there by 9. There bill was about $290 - same quote as the first place, without all this "car built for California market" nonsense. Next time my car has problems - I am coming here.
08/08/2013
By: macdvd
Algonquin Complete Auto Center
excellent work for car repair and five star service on low coast as oil change $15 n wheel alignment $50 no where in in near this areathey do the job in time and low coast What you need in life low coast and good repair work as cheap and good quality matter so I am very happy with work they handle
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10/13/2016
By: Darrell S.
DC Power Auto Repair
i had dc power auto repair machines work on my car they did an excellent job showed what was wrong replaced the parts and gave me the old parts most shops dont do that i would refer friends to go there
Tips & Advices
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 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 so 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.
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 tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures, 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.
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.
Yes. 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.

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