Wish I read this review. Feel like I got ripped off, and will probably dispute charge. Family mechanic worked on my car and ruled out a problem. These guys didn't fix what I asked for and got me for a couple of hundreds for something that didn't need to be fixed. In other words, get the customer for something vs just letting them go if you find nothing. That's the sign of a good shop. This guy has a lot of immigrants going to his shop, so of course they are giving the good reviews. I'll find someone else.
Be Careful!2k quote! 2nd opinion=real cost $100!.
We found mira mesa auto techs on here actually and saw it had some of the best reviews...so we decided to give it a try...and brought our car to get the oil changed and the ac fixed, everything went well, good experience so we brought our other vehicle when it was due, and they did well on it again, caught a problem that was exsisting and called us to tell us, as well as replacing the hoses and a few other liquid changes. We had a quote of 400...well it turned out to be more like 500 but we were ok with that we had alot of parts that they were able to do that day as well.
Well the reason we rated a one star is because the last time (three days ago) I brought the 2nd vehicle back in, it had been having problems before xmas but we were out of town for a month so just got it in. When you turn (right or left) it would chug and drop like 3 inches and it just sounded like it was grinding! it was horrible....we needed to get it in!
This time it was different, the people and mechanics were the same but they didnt get us in like they usually do...(we thought...ok busy day, they'll get to it in the morning) So we expected a call the next day. We never got a call, (which never happened before) so we went in 30 mins before they were going to close...The guy that usually talks to us came out and told us he had bad news. That our transfer case was out...and to get a used one it was going to be 1300 plus tax... or a new one for 1900 plus tax and a rod in the front end was lose so that was another like 300.
We decided to take the quote and think about it... and I didn't want to cry in front of them. thats alot of extra cash for us, and it would hit us hard. Well we know a family member in center valley that is a mechanic for gm so we gave him a call and described what was going on, he came to take a look at it for us.
After he told us what was wrong with it, we ended up taking it to JiffyLube....The front and rear differentials needed the fluid changed. which have absolutly nothing to do with the transfer case...We paid $98 for everything.
Our family member believes that he was trying to screw us over, and so does the guy who really helped us out and took good care of us...he said he would have filled up the fluid in the transfer case and spray painted it to make it look new...
We may never know if he really was trying to or not. Either way...thats a HUGE HUGE mistake to make, and one we wouldn't have been able to afford. If he makes that big of a mistake on something so simple, who knows what he would do for something else.
They alway seemed like they wanted to help, and were nice, but after that we just can't go back and I would never let anyone I know go there. No matter if they are honest they don't know what they are doing. Please be careful!
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