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  • 1.R J's At Riverlakes

    9440 Hageman Rd


    0.31 mi

  • 2.R J's Grill & Catering

    1660 Pine St


    0.70 mi

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By: Matthew H.
German Dreams
Fantastic air-cooled VW spot! Traveling west in my '69 Beetle from ABQ to San Francisco I started to have some mysterious sputtering engine issues somewhere West of Kingman, AZ, but managed to get to Mojave, CA for an overnight stay at the also fantastic Mojave Desert Inn (see a separate review elsewhere/somewhere!). Initially I thought I got ahold of some bad gas back in Kingman, but after fueling up with 91 octane 20 miles down the road in Tehachapi, the problem was persisting and worsening. By the time I hit stop and go traffic in Bakersfield it was obvious I was going to need some help. So I Googled "air cooled vw" on my phone and German Dreams became my dream come true. I hobbled up and was warmly greeted by George and asked what was up. Explaining that I was long distance traveling and "in a bit of a pickle", I explained my issues, noting that I had done a mini-tune on the motor that very morning in Mojave (I typically do all of my own basic maintenance on the car but once in awhile I come across a problem that I just can't seem to nail down). I knew I had an intake/vacuum leak somewhere but was unable to figure out where exactly. George listened intently, wrote up a quick work order, and assured me they'd get to it ASAP and get me back on the road THAT DAY. Granted, one can't expect to just pull up and be tended to immediately, and after all, I'd just landed right at lunchtime. But George and the others were gracious hosts and we traded VW & dog stories for the odd hour or so that it took to take care of the business ahead of me and for "reinforcements" to return from lunch. Once George pulled the car in he *immediately* honed in on the offending part -> a loose electronic idle cut-off jet on the carburetor. I thought, "duh! why didnt I think to check that?!?!" (VW nerds will know what I mean). And beyond that -> he gladly tutored me on the basics of tuning my particular carburetor (the relatively obscure, single model year/US only Solex 30 PICT-3, for which I have found NO decent reference material online - and aside from simple, one-screw idle adjustments I have done zero work on that carb for 20 odd years). So not only did I receive same-day, timely service - I also got a great lesson in some basic maintenance that was heretofore missing from my mechanical vocabulary. Furthermore, I was not handed a laundry list of parts that I didn't need - just a carb/intake manifold gasket). I was back on the road and eating In 'N Out for lunch within 2 hours and only 50 odd dollars poorer for the experience. The car ran GREAT and with GUSTO all the way back to San Francisco. So here is my shout of praise far and wide for all to hear that German Dreams is THE place to go if you own a VW. I will most definitely return even if only to say hello if I'm passing through (a Westfalia Vanagon w/ Subaru conversion is in the works as we speak.) FOREVER thankful that a VW/Porsche centric shop of this caliber and kindness exists in the world!!! THANK YOU!
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By: Rudy E.
G.G. Mobile Mechanic
Realest mobile mechanic IN TOWN they stick to what they say as in time and place and good people BTW. Willing to work with you on prices and doesn't matter time or day Unlike Jesse mobile repair telling me 800 dollars to fix something and he didn't even take the chance to look at, threw a high expensive price for nothing. Told me he would be here wed never showed told me Thursday he would be here in the morning never showed or answered my call very unprofessional he text me he was out of town I dnt recommend him and dnt recommend to go off his reviews they sound good tho but my experience there not true.... I highly recommend G-G AUTOMOTIVE MOBILE REPAIR HONEST HUMBLE GUYS THAT GET THAT JOB DONE RIGHT AND FIXED MY CAR WITH ALL BRAND NEW SPARK PLUGS AND GROMETS AND VALVE COVER GASKETS AND NEW FILTERS FOR 260 PARTS AND LABOR INCLUDED CAR RUNS A-1. JESSE MOBILE REPAIR ESTIMATED ME AT 800 AND NEVER SHOWS UP OR DOES WHAT HE TELLS YOU WHAT HES GONNA DO THANKYOU G-G 24 HOUR MOBILE REPAIR.
By: Cam L.
Tony's Auto Repair
We passed through Bakersfield on Saturday, 12-24-2011. About 10 miles outside of town, our battery light came on and the car died shortly after. After calling multiple repair shops, Tony was the only one still working, or at least the only one who agreed to help. He was working on his brother in-laws brakes, and was actually closed. Based on the description of our problem, he ordered a battery and alternator from the parts store. They dropped them off and were leaving just as we arrived in the tow truck. We were traveling from Oregon to see family in Palmdale. If he had not fixed our car, we would have spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day in a hotel in Bakersfield. He charged a normal fair price, and got us back on the road quickly. He even gave our 3 children a gift of chocolate covered cherries.I was reminded of this event because we are selling our Suburban. I found the receipt when I was cleaning out the glove box. I appreciate his honesty, integrity, and Christian good will.
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By: Pj B.
G.G. Mobile Mechanic
Total Pros! LADIES. If you need car work done, and you don't know who to trust, CALL THESE GUYS! Honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable and pleasant indeed. They arrived when they said they would. Their service was right on the money. And they were very affordable. This is a family run business and they have a lot to lose. I asked if they could find the reason my "Check Engine" light was on after they had finished my original work. He dug in and in five minutes, without the computer, he had the problem diagnosed and was off to get the necessary parts. He returned shortly thereafter and fixed the problem easy peasy. These guys are that GOOD. This comment is totally unsolicited. I've wrenched cars and trucks and farm equipment my whole life and I'm just that impressed. These are your guys!They are going to be doing a lot more work on my vehicles! P.S. If you've got a problem with these guys, I might suggest you check yourself. It's probably you who has the problem.
By: Michael P.
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
From the entrance to the greetings from staff, I must say I was well impressed. Quickly sat well knowledge staff. I recommend trying the strawberry lemonade first then when it's time for refill get the peach lemonade. We did orDer a half onion straws and it was plenty big. I'm afraid to see a full. Waitress took our order after careful looking at menus we decided to get the tri tip 10oz and beef brisket 10oz. Once food arrived it looked delicious. Tri tip was definitely melt in your mouth and so devine. The beef brisket is so juicy yet tender and the sauce is awesome. Sides of cream coleslaw and sweetpotato fires were perfect with the main dish. I recomend if it's ur first time to look threw the menu and definitely try the beef brisket and tri tip. Will definitely be returning for more.
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By: Emilio E.
G.G. Mobile Mechanic
Gg mobile is very reliable and a all round aunest good person he came to my home and checked the compression on my car for a very good price. He only charged me $45 when other mobile mechanics we're charging me $200. He was very quick and finished the job with perfection. Turned out I needed a new motor. He got me a good price for a Corvette motor with low miles for only $700 and he towed my vehicle from my home to the shop. He also did the labor in less then a week. I was very happy and stress free after the job was done it felt good to know my car was back up and running Thanks GG!.I have now recommended GG mobile to all my friends and family.Best Most Reliable Mechanic In Bakersfield BY Far!!. That is why I give the guy 5 stars.Thanks once agian GG!!,
By: Jon B.
Cimental Mobile Auto & Truck Repair Inc
Huge shout out to Randy and his technician Mike! I came up from San Diego to another diesel performance shop, to have some specialty work done (which they did well). However, a nagging (4 years), abs, brake and airbag lights and codes could not be removed or reprogramed in the computer (other shops have tried + a dealership). The other shop recommended Cimental's. Although booked, Randy squeezed me in. Mike worked hours and ultimately solved all the issues. Randy charged substantially below their hourly rate. Their professionalism and fairness was outstanding! If I have any major issues with my Dodge 2500, I would feel most comfortable to again drive the 3+ hours to have them work on my truck
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By: Clay K.
Jesse Mobile Auto Repair
Jesse saved the day. My radiator went out about 20 miles from the 166 on Soda Lake Road in the middle of nowhere. Jesse literally drove over a mountain to find me. After we realized I needed a whole new radiator Jesse drove us to Bakersfield to get a new radiator then drove us all the way back out there. He finished up at 10:00 pm and followed me out to the road just to make sure everything was running well. He also gave me a phone call the next day to double check. He's a great guy that did an excellent job and all for a more than reasonable price especially considering that he drove about 350 miles total to help me out. I highly recommend Jesse for all your auto repair needs.
By: Gilbert G.
G.G. Mobile Mechanic
Hello people this is gilbert g AKA G G MOBILE MECHANIC. I have a mechanic making fake accounts trying to harass my business by making fake accounts and commenting unreal story's about me. I am the cheapest in town. I spend average $2000 a week in parts at Panama autozone. Yes I do got 5 major business accounts and 2 dealerships I work for as there mechanic. So sorry if you have nothing better to do kris and Alex for harassing my business. The good comments about me are all real happy customers. So if your looking for a honest and reliable mechanic I'm the one. 661-932-1044. Thank you and apologies if this guy is making u have second thoughts of me. Thank you.
By: Becky B.
Pacific Automotive
I love, love, love this place. We've been taking all of our vehicles here for years. They are very good at what they do. We've never had any problems. Only awesome, honest service. Best in town. I'll never go anywhere else. They go above and beyond. As long as they're in business this is the only place I will go and highly recommend. They've done big and little jobs for us. Transmission replacement, front/rear differentials, master cylinder replacement, gear box replacement, oil changes, the list goes on, I cant remember them all, but very reasonable prices and excellent service. I drive from out of town to bring my 3 jeeps here. Best around...seriously.
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Driver can find the cheapest gas prices by using an app to search for the lowest prices in their area.  Some apps such as Gas Guru take note of your location, and provide a list of gas stations nearby, along with the cost of gas currently being sold at each station.
There are things you can do to slightly improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Make sure your car's tires are properly inflated, and treat your engine to regular tune-ups. Check your engine's air filter, since a dirty air filter will compromise fuel economy.
Drivers must shut their engine off before pumping gas because it's illegal to fuel with the engine running, even though this law isn't always aggressively enforced. Pumping gas with the engine running can compromise your safety. When your car's engine is running, it's possible for its catalytic converters to generate heat that could ignite gasoline, and start a fire.
Even though many gas stations have warnings advising you not to use your cell phone while fueling, the chances of cell phones igniting a gasoline vapor fire are extremely remote. However, fires at the gas pump may be caused by static electricity discharge. For safe fueling, it's recommended that you turn off your car's engine and avoid smoking at the pump. Also, you should never re-enter your vehicle while refueling.
Many factors contribute to the lack of uniformity in gas prices. Retailers consider their tax responsibilities when setting gas prices. States place varying taxes on gasoline retailers, and a state with higher taxes will have higher gas prices than a state in which the taxes are lower. Also, if a gas station is located in an especially competitive area, a branded operator may receive wholesale discounts that allow the station to sell gas at a lower price. This is done by brands to keep their gas competitive in tight markets.

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