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By: gabrielle720
Wrench Dawg Automotive
I've never written a review online before, but I was just trying to look up Wrench Dawg's contacts to give to a friend in Tucson, and I saw that other bad review so I had to respond. Wrench Dawg is the BEST! I generally have a great distrust of auto mechanics, because I'm a young woman and often feel like I will be ripped off because I don't know enough about cars to know any better. But John ("Wrench Dawg") has done excellent and extremely thorough work on my car, and has always been honest and forthcoming about explaining things to me so I understand what the problem with my car is and how what he is doing would fix it. His rates have also always been lower than or at least comparable to others I've been quoted, and he'll come to you to do the work, so it's more convenient than having to drop it off at a shop. John has worked on my car several times over the course of a few years (I have a very old, but well-loved, car) and done a stellar job. He will make sure the job gets done right, even if it takes him a lot longer to do it, which I really appreciate. Wrench Dawg has my highest recommendation (which is saying a lot coming from a skeptic like myself!). I no longer live in Tucson, and whenever something comes up with my car I always wish I did just so that I could bring it to someone who is knowledgeable, thorough, honest, and fair, like Wrench Dawg.
By: Gloria B.
Copper View Apartments
Generally speaking, this place is pretty decent. The neighborhood is quiet, and so are the neighbors for the most part. What has been a major inconvenience though, is the fact that in the last eleven months my boyfriend and I had to deal three different management companies. The first owner sold the place in April to Peach Properties who in turn sold it to Werth Realty at the end of October. Each time we've been asked to provide them lease records/agreements they should have received when buying the property. Not only that. but maintenance is slow. We had a leak in our bathroom and it took them close to three weeks to do something about it. Its been a month and a half after that and now we have black mold in the shower because there is still a small leak and the maintenance man never followed up when he said he would. Overall, this place isn't really that bad. I've lived in far worse places in my life. I won't however be renewing my lease here because I don't want to deal with inept apartment management for a fourth, fifth or sixth time in the upcoming year.
By: Alexis N.
Tucson Foreign Car Specialist
As a 62 year old recently homeless woman who managed to hang onto my 1990 Toyota, I walked into Tucson Foreign Car Specialists today thinking I was losing all I had left. I didn't know if it was worth fixing the exhaust leak, or would it cost more than I could ever afford. I knew what this could cost, & was shocked to find this repair would only be about a 6th of what I expected, totally manageable! Erik took the time to talk with me about the car, & look it over to reassure me it's not in nearly as bad of shape as I thought. He let me know the oil leak I knew I had will need repair but I was OK to postpone it as long as I check & add oil when needed. I walked out of this place feeling good about how long I should be able to keep this car & knowing I'd found the most honest, caring people I could possibly have found to look after my "old friend". I fully intend to recommend Tucson Foreign Car Specialists to everyone. DO NOT HESITATE to bring your vehicle here - you will not be sorry!!!
By: D J.
Barbara B Andrews, LCSW
I found Barbara very helpful. After years of denying my depression I finally reached a point where I couldn't function at all. It was like my brain was being pulled in two different directions and , whereas, I was able to pull it together in the past, because of work-related stress I could no longer do it. And of course, I was blaming myself. Talking with Barbara help me see that I needed medical treatment as well as talk therapy. After identifying the correct medication and working with Barbara, I've been feeling better, sleeping better, and doing better. Barbara was comfortable to work with and felt more like a friend than one of those therapist who peer down their noses at you and scribble. She is not a doctor and could not write the prescription herself, but she communicated with my PCP to get me going in the right direction.
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By: Matt D.
Crown Villas Apartments
I just moved into a studio here and couldn't be happier with it. I used padmapper to check out studios all around the area and couldn't find a better deal or location. Terry made the move-in process great, even meeting me after hours to give me the keys. On moving in I found the apt to be spotless and in generally excellent condition, as is the rest of the property. Terry has also helped me out by receiving packages delivered and then putting them in my apartment for me while I was at work! What other apartment would provide that kind of customer service? Every guest I've had over has said 'wow, I need to look into this place'. From the clean pool and 24-hour laundry mat, to the caring management, I've been at Crown Villas for a month now and can tell you it's been nothing but a positive experience.
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By: Ronnie M.
S P S Autosport
Being a military person I move around a lot and yes we like fast things. Well I just had replaced my clutch and with the heat out here I guess that style of clutch was no good. So searching up and down for a good reputable shop I came a crossed SPS AUTOSPORT. so I went in to get a feel of the shop and I will say I was impressed with the knowledge and the atmosphere of the place. I had them install a new comp stage 3 segmented Kevlar clutch and I have been very pleased with the support and fallow up to make sure everything is still operating the way it should be. I have been planning on building a EJ25 block for my STI and after further talking with the staff we are putting together a sleeved block and going for some high goals. I will gladly go back to this shop. Thanks Mike and Richard
By: Giles W.
Brake Masters
I took my vehicle in for an oil change ONLY, but was told I needed two radiator hoses and fan belts. The mechanics didn't talk to me about these things; they only talked to the manager, who then relayed this info to me. But the mechanics should have talked to me and explained why new hoses and belts were needed. This isn't acceptable repair-shop protocol. Mechanics are supposed to speak with the customer and explain what needs to be done and why. The sneakiness I experienced at this shop is a bad sign that rip-offs are being done, repairs done that don't need to be done, etc. What I don't like about this shop is that there are always new mechanics there, as if they rotate through the city. Anyway, they are to be watched carefully from now on.
By: last_lost_gypsy
Perfection Auto Works Inc
I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for Mike and the guys at Perfection Auto Works. I'm a young woman with little interest in cars, so it's pretty easy to screw me over when it comes to maintenance on my vehicle. I pay no more for an oil change here than I would at Brake Masters or Fletchers, where they screw me over and manipulate me into paying for extra costly repairs that don't do jack. I will never take my cars anywhere else. When the guys did over $2500 in work to my '98 Volkswagen, Mike pulled out a box with all the old parts that they took from my car and explained why they needed to be replaced. WOW!!! The man takes care of my car as if I were his own daughter he was looking out for.
By: wildcatcanyonlover
Wildcat Canyon Village
GO. LIVE. THERE. This is by far one of the best places I have lived in my life. Quiet, clean, renovated, utilities included, furnished, new new new. Great staff. Parking on-site, laundry on-site, resident functions every month and contests. If you want to party all the time and fail in school this is not the place for you. If you want to study in a quiet place and get sleep, then this is the place for you. You can always go visit your friend that lives at one of those party central apartment buildings that are stained in who knows what when you get the urge to party. And then come home and sleep. ALSO I WAKE UP 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS AND WALK TO SCHOOL. ITS THAT CLOSE.
By: Virginia H.
Manny Auto Repair
I needed 2 front tires for my Astro van. I called around, and Manny's was the first place to have the size I needed. When I arrived at his shop, I was greeted warmly and professionally. He showed me the different tires available and let me choose. He asked me if I had a mechanic, and I told him that my roommate is my mechanic and does my work for free. He proceeded to show me a couple of other things that would need to be addressed. Zero pressure. Manny has been in the same location for 30 years. Every business should strive to have the knowledge, experience, professionalism and customer service that Manny’s Auto Repair has shown me. I will definitely go there again!
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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