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03/20/2015
By: John D.
Momentum Automotive Inc
I have an 2001 jeep grand cherokee V-8, and it developed a transmission problem, wouldn't shift out of second gear. I took it to two different transmission shops for diagnosis, and after scanning and driving, they both told me they would have to overhaul the transmission! For $1500.00! I ran a repair shop not too long ago, and didn't agree with the opinion, so I called Momentum for a diagnosis. After a long time ( at least a half hour, for which I was not charged,) I was informed there was nothing phisically wrong with the transmission, it seemed to indicate an electrical problem. they wanted to do a better diagnosis and pull the oil pan off, so we set up an appointment the next day. To make the story shorter, when they pulled the pan off they found a screw and parts of a seal in the bottom, a valve spring retainer had come loose and let oil return to the pan, which they showed me. they repaired the valve body, put it back together and the problem was fixed! No pulling the transmission and putting in parts it didn't need! both trans shops said they would pull the transmission as soon as they had the car, no futher checks! These fellows, by pulling the pan first, saved me $1100.00! For all the time the shop spent on my Jeep to fix the problem, I was pleasantly suprised when I paid the bill, also. Very reasonable. Thanks, you guys!John.
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06/16/2016
By: Sandra K.
Momentum Automotive Inc
I stopped by this garage today to see if they could put new body side moldings on my Nissan Xterra. The owner came out and had me pull inside his garage and they put both on. I asked how much and owner said "no charge". I nearly fainted. I still offered and he said "I won't take your money". What a nice person. In this world today, I certainly am surprised to find really decent and kind people. This garage is one in a million. I will be back for my oil changes and anything else that crops up in the future. I will recommend to all my friends. Thanks
10/19/2014
By: Frances S.
Auto Masters
I went to auto Masters a few weeks ago to get my car serviced I was having problems, they advised me of my issues, they gave me an estimate, corrected my issues, when I paid it was pretty much what was estimated to me and I was happy with that. I have also gone before to get my brakes repaired. The owner is nice and courteous as well as the mechanic. It's a good place to go to get your vehicle serviced.
08/24/2017
By: Matthew M.
R & R
Tried this place at random and I do not regret it. Checked my oil leak for free and fixed the issue in a quick amount of time. When mechanics let you see the broken parts it really gains my trust; he showed me what was wrong and asked me how i want to proceed. Mr. Ramon is very knowledgeable and trustworthy person. I recommend this place.
06/17/2014
By: Marie J.
Doug's Automotive
I took my vehicle in due to some engine problems. They were able to get it fixed that same day. It's been a few months now and no problems with my vehicle. Pricing was fair, not cheap.
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11/20/2016
By: Henry T.
Fleet Specialties
Complete fleet maintenance, management and auto care facility. Serving the entire Rio Grande Valley...
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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