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01/10/2014
By: jake.wadman.3
Full Throttle Restoration & Repair LLC.
So this was my first classic car buying experience. Should have paid a little less for what I got, should have gotten a little more for what I paid. Regardless, I started searching for a quality shop to help me get the car to where I wanted it to be. I went online, read some reviews, and after seeing countless 5-star ratings, I ended up at Full Throttle.Upon my first visit, I was greeted with a warm smile and a firm handshake from the owner and master mechanic Ray. We talked about what I had and what I thought needed to be done to it. Then Ray preceded to take my car for a spin. "I could tell you five things there are wrong with it before I got it to the end of the driveway," those were his first words when he got back, and I then realized that what I thought and what actually was wrong were two completely different things. We then decided to do a full inspection of the car to see exactly what needed done.We took a seat in his office and instead of throwing options and prices in my face and trying to get me to spend as much money as possible, he presented to me a well organized list of what needed to be done, in order of priority. From there I left my car for the first round of repairs. The cost was exactly as predicted and the quality of work exceeded my expectations.From then on I was hooked, their customer service and professional work keeps me coming back for any problem large or small. You can really tell that Ray and his entire staff are committed to keeping you happy and to giving you the best quality service possible. I even became friends with the entire staff(which wasn't hard because they are all so friendly), and regularly pop in and out for visits even when my car isn't there.
06/05/2013
By: doss02062013
G & D Auto Collision
HiMy experience with G & D Auto Collision Business is awesome I will defiantly go back if there is anything come up to my Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport I will rating them as 5 stars because the following reason 1-They are super friendly with all customers you will see that since you enter the body-shop entrance.2-G & D Auto Collision working on my car very fast even if they extremely busy they are totally understand your need to your car.3-The job was done really successfully and even more then what I expect .4-The price was really convenient.Here is the details for my visit: I was looking in my neighborhood for Body shop I found G & D Auto Collision online and I found out its 1 min’s from my house so I took my 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport after I saw lot’s good online feedback from customer .my car needs front bumper cover replacement they done the work successfully in convenient timing .me and my wife really happy with work done I surely recommend Angela and George / Thanks G & D Auto Collision Buss. For take good care of us. Emad
02/22/2016
By: Dami D.
Mercedes Repair By Maurice
Today I picked up my Mercedes S430 sedan from Maurice. The car was well do for some serious care. It has about 85,000 miles on it and is in very good even excellent cosmetic shape. That was not the case mechanically until today.Lead shop mechanic Chris Mattox took on the extensive work necessary for my car. Necessary because of miles, not neglect. The car ran well when it went to the shop.Today it runs better than it did the day I drove it off the dealer lot. It is so smooth and quiet that inside the car, it is hard to know that it is running. All of its seeping leaks are gone, fluids fresh, seals replaced, front end suspension absolutely perfect (no pull of any kind), just a pleasure to drive.It is significant to note that Chris did the work while Maurice was out of town and while he was charged with managing the shop. Still, my car is PERFECT. My sincere thanks to Chris Mattox and to the Maurice team. What a tremendous job, superbly done.
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09/10/2015
By: Michael P.
Doctor Auto
Hands down the best auto shop I've ever had the pleasure of going to! I have never seen a mechanic shop work so fast yet so incredibly well. I smashed my Subaru Impreza Sport into a telephone pole and it was pretty bad! I called and Michael answered the phone, answered all my questions. Serhat the mechanic even came and picked up my car for me and began work that day. The price is just unseen anywhere in Southern California. I would trust these gentlemen with my fathers BMW M5 and Benz S550! The customer service topped it all off for me. They called me and let me know every day how things were coming along. Serhat had my car done in 3 days and it's absolutely gorgeous! I recommend if you ever have a problem with your vehicle you bring it to these guys! They hands down get A's across the board and I know when I go to mod my car they will be the gentleman to do it! I trust them with my life! Thank you so much you guys, you're life savers
01/26/2016
By: Khalil F.
Mercedes Repair By Maurice
An honest mechanic is hard to find. I've been to Maurice for a few repairs and I know how expensive things can get when you have a 25 year old car. I've had my motor mounts and a flex seal on the back of my 1988 300E done there. I believe I saved about $200 over what Fletcher Jones quoted. It needs a few more things to be perfect but it runs like a tank. I know that when I have a simple problem with idle or stalling that Maurice will give me an accurate diagnosis. Jose the mechanic is awesome and knows his stuff; I'm sure the other mechanics there are great too. I'm still trying to finish school and am on a limited budget so I appreciate what this place has to offer. On another note its not too often that you go to get work done on your car then get invited to a barbecue at the facility during the weekend.
03/14/2016
By: Chauncey B.
Mercedes Repair By Maurice
I've known Maurice since the 80's and have never had a reason to take my cars anywhere but to him. He provides excellent work at a fair price. When he quotes a time for the work to be completed, you can set your clock to it. I really can't compare what a dealer would charge as I've never considered taking my vehicles to a dealer, but I decided to check the difference today. I have my car at Maurice's as I write this. Total parts and labor for this particular issue is $400. I called Fletcher Jones and they quoted me $1,700. I think that about tells the story. This is the longest standing business relationship I have.....for a reason.
02/29/2016
By: Belicia L.
Mercedes Repair By Maurice
I had this steering problem in my benz for a year and had taken my fairly new car to the dealer and several mechanics and no one could figure the darn thing out. Maurice fixed the steering and the breaks the very next day - like how pros behave! He has a lot of integrity! I paid my bill and left to run errands. Several hours later I reached into my purse and found his Iphone (identical to mine) . I figured I must of picked it up off his desk - so I drove it back to him and he was kind enough to give me a nice bottle of wine for my honesty. This guy is a good man! He is also a big fan of turtles and his loving family.
04/12/2016
By: Adi B.
Mercedes Repair By Maurice
I met Maurice over 30 years ago, through a mutual friend. I became a customer immediately and have owned multiple Mercedes over the past three decades from vintage models to late model AMG's and I highly recommend Maurice and his crew, Jose, Chris and the rest of his mechanics. He is simply the best on all levels, honesty, knowledge, integrity, service, price and kindness. His kindness and compassion is not found in the car business. Maurice is my go to guy for everything Mercedes! He has done multiple major repairs, restorations as well as numerous minor services for all of my cars over the past 30 years.
03/24/2016
By: Roice H.
Mercedes Repair By Maurice
I have been bring my Mercedes here since I got it. He does it all here. From small things like a tune up to major things. I have not had to have anything major done to my car. So, a couple of weeks ago I had a freak of an accident happen with my car. I rolled up my window (driver side) and the window shattered into a million of little pieces. All the while it stayed in tact up in one piece never shattering on my lap. So, I brought my CL 500 Brabus in to get fixed.. $900 for the window, $600 to replace the motor for the window and $200 for installation.. YAY...
02/05/2016
By: Leo F.
Mercedes Repair By Maurice
I would like to thank you for giving me my start in the automotive industry and the valuable lessons you taught me about quality workmanship and to take pride in your work. And caring enough to help into my next opportunity I am forever grateful I know all your customers are very glad to have you, they are fortunate to have you. As a business man, entrepreneur, teacher and leader I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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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