Houston >Land Star Auto Repair
honest and reasonably priced.
My car was acting up, so I did some research online for repair shops in the area and this one got glowing reviews, so I decided to give it a try. I intended to take it the next morning, but it was acting fine after a short errand, so I didn't go after all. That afternoon my car made strange sounds and was billowing a cloud of white smoke out of the exhaust so I pulled over and had it towed to this facility.
The staff was friendly and the place was clean. I dropped it off and walked the short distance to my home. Shortly after, I received a call saying that I needed a new radiator, water pump, thermostat, and flush which would cost $975. I thought it was a lot and had a friend call his mechanic and get a quote for the same work. He said $600 (without knowing the quote I had recieved), so I had it towed to the other place.
The 2nd mechanic ended up doing the repair and charged me only $490 because it didn't need a new water pump after careful testing. I asked him and he said that it could have been an honest mistake on the part of the other mechanic, or that sometimes mechanics just assume that a water pump should be done with a change of radiator. He insisted that I didn't need it though, and I appreciated that.
Anyway, just thought I'd share that. SST&A may be good, but definitely not cheap, and I was very satisfied with the service I got at the other place, They even washed my car and changed the cabin air filter without charging me for the labor. The owner also patiently explained what he had done and why and also advised me that he thought the transmission would go out in the next 6 months from the sound of it. I asked him if I should trade the car in and he said yes. I felt he was a sincere and honest guy, and that's rare when dealing with mechanics. So I definitely recommend Naser Aly at Land Star Complete Auto Repair.
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