D J Automotive in Santa Fe Springs, California with Reviews - YP.com

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By: Tom S.
Mike Thompsons Recreational Vehicles
HUGE SHOUT OUT for the following individuals at Mike Thompson RV in Santa Fe Springs. They were AMAZING!Jason DeshounNick LozanoSteve ( walk through tech )Olivia in ServiceTory in $$$$I have never worked with more accomodating people. We met Jason Deshon at Santa Fe Springs. We were really comfortable with him so we started the process. He was not at all pushy, but had a genuine concern for what we were doing. The guy moved mountains for us! These guys stayed after their shifts etc. to ensure everything went well. Behind the scene we had Olivia in service and Tory working the $$$. Besides being amazing in their customer service, we got a really good deal on the trailer as well. I would recommend the Santa Fe Springs location of Mike Thompson and these 2 sales people to anyone. They really really did an Excellent job and worked great together as a team to make this happen for us.
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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