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03/25/2015
By: Lori H.
Dave Lay Automotive
To consumer USA from 2012. Dave Lay did not own the business in 2012. Dave is very well liked and one of the most honest people. I know a lot people that are very happy and satisfied with the work they have done. I would highly recommend Dave Lay automotive
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03/23/2015
By: Ed T.
Dave Lay Automotive
I have used Dave' Lay's for over 20 years (use to be Jim Millers) and have found them to be honest, service in a timely fashion and the price to be fair. I use to do most of my auto repairs so I know what should be done and what the cost should be. Yes, the place is not immaculate, but then again your not paying for all that. His labor charge rates are considerably lower than dealerships and they have always stood behind any work they had done. The general their philosophy is to fix your car like they would for their sister. Make sure it is safe and reliable, but not perform work that is not really needed.
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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