by GaryH from Centennial, CO 80122
While David was an hour late for the appointment, it was unavoidable and he called twice to update me on his arrival time. Upon arrival he went right to work on diagnosing the problems with my vehicle. He told me I needed new brake pads and the rotors turned but because my vehicle was older and I seldom drove it and then for short distances at low speeds, I didn't really need to spend the extra money on turning the rotors.
He also diagnosed why the engine light was on as a minor sensor problem that didn't affect the functioning or safety of the vehicle. He gave me the pricing for repair but said it just wasn't something I needed to spend money on if I didn't want to.
Having a mechanic tell me what I didn't need to spend money on instead of trying to squeeze every dime out of me is a new experience. It was like having a buddy who's an ace mechanic stop by and fix my car in his spare time.
On top of all this, he discounted an hour plus another $20 for being late, so I ended up paying almost $80 less than the on-line estimate I received. Try finding a garage that would do that.