DO NOT GO HERE. They will take advantage of you if they think you don't know anything about cars.They did a diagnostic on my vehicle (which cost an extra $110, even if you get the work done there) and told me my intake manifold was "cracked near where the brake booster connects". Rick gave me a $1300 quote for repair. I knew that was unlikely and got a second opinion on it. Turns out it was just a bad gasket on my PCV valve, which cost under $400 to repair. On top of that, Rick told me a new intake manifold was $690 from the dealer, that he "made no money" off dealer parts, and couldn't even give me a 10% discount for being a student. But when I called the dealer myself, they told me a new intake manifold costs $490! I understand mechanics have to make money, but not by being crooked and dishonest. They did not tell me that the diagnostic fee COULD NOT be applied to any repairs, which is not usual at most places, in addition to a wrong diagnosis and overall lack of care and customer service.
My car was in Dave's shop from September 14th to September 24th. At no point was Dave able to guess as to what happened to cause the issue. He made a suggestion as to a solution, and I had him try it. $1,100 later, the issue was still not fixed. Dave made another suggestion, even saying "If this were my car, this is what I would do". Another $750 later, the issue was still not fixed. So at 1:30 pm on a Friday I asked Dave to remove the transmission again so I could send the parts to the manufacturer. He said he would have to wait until Monday to even start working on it, despite the fact that his shop is open all day Saturday and until 6:00 pm on Friday. He said he always has a lot of walk-in business and that he needed to get those people back to work on Monday. I thought, given the fact that my car had already been at his shop for 9 days, and considering my expenditures, that my car might be given priority over a walk-in.
I've been taking my cars to Gil for over 30 years and have never had a problem with his workmanship or knowledge about vehicles , domestic or import . He has always came through on his commitment to get the car back to me on time , even if he stayed after 5 pm to finish it the night before, unlike other shops that would say " it's not ready yet " , it's Friday evening and you're left without a vehicle for the weekend. Gil stands behind his word , workmanship and is very affordable compared to dealerships that always want to over sale you . I've be blessed to have someone with his knowledge to work on my vehicle. Blessings for another 30 years of business.