Jim's Auto Repair
"Your Neighborhood Car Care Center"
Our shop offers total car care services from simple oil changes to complex auto repairs. No job is too small or too large for us. We work on most makes and models of cars, light trucks and SUV's. We also specialize in Volkswagens.
Our Fixed Right Guarantee means that if any service work is performed improperly, or should a part fail within the warranty period, we will, at your option, re-perform the work at no additional charge for the service work during the first twelve months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
Business Type: Auto Body and Paint
Business Type: Auto Parts and Accessories
Business Type: Auto Repairs and Service
Business Type: Tires
Business Type: Towing and Wrecking
The brakes to my Honda pretty much failed on me this past Tuesday and I needed an auto repair shop that was close by and reliable. I am so happy that I chose Jim's Auto Repair. It turned out that my calipers needed to be replaced because they were leaking out brake fluid...woops. Jose was one of the mechanics that worked with me and he was very helpful and nice. They were kinda busy and I had no ride home so I hung out for a few hours while they worked on my car. Jose was kind enough to let me know what restaurants were in the area so I could grab a bite to eat and kill time. I'm not familiar with pricing for car parts and labor since I normally don't have car trouble but the cost for new calipers, brake fluid, and labor came out to $268 which included tax. As of today, 1/14/11, I can say with confidence that my brakes are working properly and it's probably the best my brakes have ever felt. Another thing to note is that I have wheel locks on my tires, but no key. However, there's a few tools that you can use to undo the locks, and Jose had them handy. So there was no need for me to provide my own tools that I use to undo the locks. He also recommended that I get a tune up and fix the leaking in my radiator. Both recommendations are accurate as I have followed up with a mechanic friend in Tustin and he concurred with Jose's assessment. The estimated costs for both services that Jose recommended are: Tune Up: $180 Radiator: $275 I'll let you guys be the judge of whether this is average pricing or pricey. Other than that, Jose saved my life on Tuesday.
can't believe I haven't written a review for Jose and the shop yet... I've been going to Jim's for 15 years and I have NEVER had a complaint. Jose and his family are good upstanding people that are trustworthy and reliable. The service is top notch and the 6 cars I have owned throughout the years have all been repaired at Jim's. From oil changes to transmission replacement, Jose has been there to talk me through it. He has picked me up when I was stranded and made sure I was always taken care of whenever I'm in the shop. My family goes to him, my friends go to him and I would recommend everyone within driving distance to get serviced at Jim's. Quality and honest auto repair shops are very hard to find and Jim's is one of the few. I have to add that I have never owned a VW, but it is his specialty. All my cars I took to him were Honda's, Toyota's, and Mercedes (money pit of a car). It's starting to sound like I work for the place! The ONLY downside is the waiting area, if you could get dropped off I would recommend doing so, especially if its going to be an extensive wait. If you're only doing an oil change bring an IPOD or a book...or read the Bible there on the desk, it will do you some good. There isn't a shop around that compares to Jim's Auto Repair.
-Philly P, Long Beach
|Business Tagline:||We've got state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, a staff of experienced Volkswagen technicians and real Volkswagen parts. Combined with a helpful attitude, it all means your Volkswagen will be treated with absolute respect.|
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