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By: Saphya s. L.
Landis Automotive-Honda Acura Specialists
We recently purchased a 2005 Honda Element with 83,000 miles from from a local dealership and took our car to Landis for a Service Evaluation. We had never been here before but opted to give them a try as they are a certified Honda repair shop and the reviews claim this place is great. They preformed the service evaluation, which was suppose to include fluids being checked, all filters checked, advise of any leaks, check tune up parts, check tires, and brakes, and also check the suspension and read the codes. We also paid for a top tier oil change too. This place charged us nearly $200 and clearly never did a complete service check on the vehicle because the air filters and cabin filters were never checked and neither was the battery. When I first realized that many of the paid for services were not completed I called to check what was included in a service evaluation because I couldn't find my receipt and they assured me that they would have checked the filters, battery, and everything else we paid for. I found the receipt a day later and the receipt indicated all the items had been completed, so I called them back and they acted like it was no big deal and never even offered an apology. I would not trust another vehicle to this place, very unprofessional and poor service all around!
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By: Gabriella A.
College Towing
Amazing! Very kind and informative.This was my first experience with car troubles as a college student and I couldn't be happier. Jack came to my rescue and drove me to Auto zone to get a new battery after all auto shops had closed. I definitely recommend calling College Towing.
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By: Dan S.
Scott's Shop
Scott's shop is the best auto repair shop on the central coast. They are honest, fair, and are honest. I trust them to work on my race car, daily driver, and I refer them to everyone. Do yourself a favor and take your ride to Scott's Shop first! You won't regret it.
By: positivereview
College Towing
They were so much help when I needed a tow. Cant thank you enough, the drivers were great
By: ahcorp.
Scott's Shop
They are HONEST and FAIR. I trust Scott's Shop for my hot rods and daily driver.
By: slomatt1
Reeves Automotive Repair
Great Service, Great new shop! Fair Pricing and Excellent Work.
By: tscotthayes
Scott's Shop
Scott's Shop is the only Shop I trust to work on my vehicles.
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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