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03/25/2017
By: Cobalt-lawrence J.
J & L Auto Repair
Saturday March 25 2017 1130 am PSTJ & L Automotive Repair – “7 STAR HONDA REPAIR SERVICE!” It is an ABSOLUTE PRIVILEDGE & HONOR to write this review. I have NO HESTITATIONS OR DOUBTS with sending consumers, who are in need of vehicle service & repair wor to J & L Automotive Repair. My 2003 (13 yrs 6 mths- 35,000 miles) Honda Civic LX needed LOTS of repairs: Flywheel, Clutch Kit, Front Left Strut Assembly, Battery, Power Steering Reservoir, Line Hose, & Cap, 4 Wheel Alignment, Manual Transmission Fluid, Engine Fluid Check & Refill, & Hood Lift Repair. This service & repair was “LABOR INTENSIVE” – especially the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd procedures. J & L needed close to 16.5 hours of labor to complete the entire requested repairs, service, & maintenance. Was the final bill a lot? Yes, it was. Most importantly, I truly feel, it was money WELL-SPENT @ J & L Automotive Repair. Warranty Statement: Parts & Labor are 12 month or 12,000, or whichever occur first.Communication Log: 1-Wed 3.22.17 302 pm Joe Update: 2- Th 3.23.17 Car Ready for PICK UP. Picked up car on Friday, 3/24/17 @ 10 am. Plus-I came equipped with a LED Flashlight to inspect all of the work completed. I appreciated Joe’s (Owner) attitude regarding my request to be shown all the work completed on R.O.#: 20336. It didn’t phase him -nor did my request upset him. Nice! He maintained a professional, courteous, & welcoming attitude towards me. When J & L’s Owner opened up the hood on my car, I was BLOWN AWAY! The engine looked like the day, I took it out of the showroom. I have never seen the engine look so clean, especially for a car this mature!After I saw all the: professional attention & detail, plus- 7 Star Customer Service,” I had to IMMEDIATELY TRUST THE INTEGRITY of J & L Automotive Repair. I did though continue my inspection of the work completed. Car disabled on 3/15/17, had to move from Honda SF to J&L for "lack of response" to texts & emails. Joe fixed it in 2 1/2 days. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Thanks
04/04/2013
By: dfsgdf545
Midas Auto Repair San Francisco
This facility gets an A for good old fashion customer service and showing genuine courtesy and kindness to me. I was visiting from Southern Calif on my way up to San Francisco to run a marathon when I got into a car accident. I was broadsided and the explorer I was in was not drivable. Without going into all the details suffice it to say that MBO service and care was outstanding. They stayed open late on a Friday evening to receive my towed explorer (even though the Ford dealer would NOT), they had an employee drive me to the airport during the Friday rush hour, wait for me to get a rental car, transfer all my belongings to the rental car and lead me safely back to where I was staying. They coordinated all the insurance issues, were in regular communication with me and when the car was ready, picked me up from the airport so that I could reclaim my restored car. VERY KIND PEOPLE - ALL OF THEM!
09/22/2014
By: Jonelle H.
Pat's Garage
I'm totally amazed by the fact that Pat's offers a free car-care class for women. I showed up for the 3-hour session one gray morning after hearing about it being voted "Best Mechanic" in the Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay 2006 poll. Over the spread of hummus and fruit and crackers and juice, I overheard Pat telling another participant (who appeared to be a regular customer) that he'd skipped his yoga class that morning to do the workshop. The other mechanics strolled in and, in a very laid-back, approachable, informative way, took our small group of women around the innards and underbelly of a car to show us everything from how an engine works to where exactly to pour in more windshield-wiper fluid.
09/12/2013
By: lauraa449
19th Ave Chevron Service & Repair
I don't know a whole lot about cars, but when my van started dipping forward every time I braked, I figured something was wrong. After sliding into my steering wheel one time too many, I took my van to the 76 Station on 19th Ave. They told me that my shocks had gradually gone bad, and were even starting to mess with my tires. Joe was super professional and able to get me fixed up right away and now my van rides like a dream. Prior to taking a look on Yelp, I hadn't even realized the repair shop was there! I'd recommend them to my friends...but I think I may want to keep these guys to myself :)
09/15/2014
By: Laura A.
19th Ave Chevron Service & Repair
I live around the corner from this station. I take all of my cars and my friends cars to this place for all the repairs I can not do (I am taking classes to become a mechanic). The guys here are really nice and take the time to explain what is wrong, what needs to be done, and even show me the problem! They are very honest and patient. I would recommend them to anyone. The prices are very good. My auto teacher said the labor for the jobs was very reasonable. I even learned a few things from the shop guys. I also like that they pump the really cheap gas for me. this place is #1
09/30/2014
By: Lisaglfeojrf@hotmail.com R.
19th Ave Chevron Service & Repair
I went for gas and I wanted to change my oil ask if I could they said ok and will have it ready in no time they checked all my fluids and the brakes they found out I needed brakes so joe called me in the service area and showed me what I needed boy do I need brake I am so lucky that they checked out the car I said ok to replace the brake and I thought I may have to leave it overnight but no joe said pick it up in two hours so I left and in two hours joe called and he said it ready pick up .the price was right the service was very good.
11/17/2011
By: cynthia_1969
Valencia Auto Transmission
If you are having any type of vehicle problem bring your car to Valencia Auto Clinic, The Transmission Experts. Brought my Jeep Grand Cherokee in because it was leaking oil. I didn't realize it was transmission oil. Quickly their mechanic was on my car, drained the oil, put a new filter and sealer gasket to prevent any more leaks.These guys are the greatest...I could have blown my transmission!!!Thanks guys, while I was there I had them change my oill and spark plugs, all while I waited. Super quick job and priced fairly.
05/21/2014
By: Erin C.
Pat's Garage
Pat's is, without question, the best Honda servicing business in California and the rest of the lower 48, and I have been in dozens of these businesses over the 30+ years of driving Hondas all over this great country. pat's people are the best, most efficient, and easiest to work with auto service workers I have ever encountered or heard of. And they are pleasant, honest and incredible helpful to deal with. There might other auto servicing garages in California, but for my money and my Honda, Pat's is the only place to go.
10/08/2014
By: Jea N.
Pat's Garage
I feel really lucky to have Pat's Garage look after my Honda. My last visit was only for an oil change, but they noticed a damaged tire and advised me to get it replaced. There was nothing in it for them, as they saw it was a Costco tire, and I replaced it through Costco the same day. I always appreciate their big-picture approach to caring for the car, and their willingness to discuss my questions and concerns openly. They have earned my trust through years of friendly, skillful and honest service.
09/09/2013
By: juliee232
19th Ave Chevron Service & Repair
Now this is the kind of service that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. My father would always talk about how "back in his day" gas stations offered full service gas pumping with a smile. This is definitely the case here at this 76 station. The gas tenant came out, pumped my gas and cleaned my windows. When I offered to leave a tip he said “he would not accept it because that's just how they do business." I will for sure be coming back in the future.
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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