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08/23/2017
By: David H.
Bavarian MasterCare
We have been a customer over 23 years. They have serviced and/or repaired 8 of our cars to like new condition. They are meticulous, honest, and fair in their repairs and are very focused on the customer experience. If you have a BMW, Mercedes or Mini, then this is the only place you should use for service. Highly recommend them.
05/23/2017
By: Andrew G.
allthatsmobile.com
Great automotive platform, easy to use and found their pricing programs to be easy on the wallet. Great thing for the future as Mobile services are the way to go!
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03/29/2017
By: Frederick H.
Totally Independent Toyota Service By Performance Edge Auto
The best person to deal with and the best quality of workmanship! He has been working on both of my Toyota Solara and Camry for more than 12 years! The only problem, sometimes he is out of candy..... LOL
11/07/2016
By: Audrey W.
Jags Unlimited-Independent Jaguar Auto Repair Service
This is the best and most honest mechanic I have ever taken my jag to. As any car owner knows repairs can be very expensive and not being a mechanic yourself, you put your trust in the expert. Not only does Jim do an awesome job he tells you the truth and I was amazed he has also told me I didn't need certain repairs I thought I needed!!! He was so right and has saved me tons of money! So glad I found him!!! Jim is hands down the best mechanic!!! I 100% recommend him!
07/14/2016
By: William J.
Totally Independent Toyota Service By Performance Edge Auto
Super fast friendly service. Needed brakes, dealer wanted way too much so my neighbor recommended Stormy at Performance Edge. I will keep coming back here for certain!!
04/20/2016
By: Eric S.
San Marcos Transmission
Came across this auto repair shop when I was lost and asking for directions to a smog only place. As they giving me directions, Richie the mechanic, noticed a foul fuel odor, vaporizing off my engine bay. Turns out, my fuel injector gasket cracked and was leaking fuel!! They gave me a reasonable price and fixed it with in an hour, talking about pro's and a life savior. Also, I had time to go pass smog with flying colors, knocking two birds with one stone. Will definitely bring my girl friend BMW for repairs here!
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04/20/2016
By: Rico V.
San Marcos Transmission
WOW!! Some of their prices are unheard of. I have a 2005 BMW 330, took it there and got my brakes done with a brake flush and I just couldn't believe some of their prices. Not even comparing them to the dealerships but to other BMW garages. Great job, great prices, you guys keep up the good work. Customer for life. Thanks.
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03/19/2016
By: Chris P.
Brake Stop Auto Repair
No problems with the car before I went in after they did the clutch and timing chain it was two weeks later after I told him I had no transportation and rented the car I need the car back when I went in to get the car they had me sign paperwork that says the valve is knocking and air conditioner doesn't work the air conditioner pulley was froze up I just wanted the car out of there this was last year and the car still does not run please don't take your car there
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08/28/2015
By: Joan W.
Crosby's Foreign & Domestic Service
I brought my car to Cosby automotive Wednesday afternoon I received a call a half hour later from Mark stating that we got a problem... It's now Friday morning and I still don't have my car and I didn't receive a call all day yesterday so I called their shop at 4:50 p.m. was told nothing was done about my car I'm reserving the details of my situation until pending the outcome but they are in a position to do the right thing so far I'm not impressed but today could change all that bizarre never in a million years kinds of things always happen to me and this is one of them
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06/28/2015
By: Craig G.
Paradise Auto and Truck Center
I brought my car into Paradise Auto and Truck Center with engine problems. A blown head. Of course, we could rebuild it, look for a used or a rebuilt engine. They went over all the pricing, advantages and disadvantages of each. I made my decision. My car was back in less time than I thought and less money than I thought it would be. For little repairs to major Engine overhauls, Paradise Auto & Truck Center is the Best repair shop in San Marcos!
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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