When I first had work done at this shop they said my wife's rav4 would... read more When I first had work done at this shop they said my wife's rav4 would need new brake pads and fluid flush soon. I made a follow apt and dropped the car off at 8:30am on a Friday. I ended up calling at 4pm (they close at 5:30) bc they never called me, they said they'd call back in 15mins. At 4:50 I called them back, they said they hadn't even started on the vehicle!! I guess they were going to call me at 5:30 when they close to tell me they were keeping my car over the weekend??seriously? I told them I was going to pick up the vehicle without the service done. I got there at 5:25 and they tell me it's $53 for the inspection and they actually did flush the brakes and it's $112 . So they charged me $53 for something they had already inspected. So $193 later I'm never going to Japanese Motor Works again. I don't know what else to say they're pretty much just your stereotypical crooked, shifty, over priced repair shop.
Took my car to have evaluated. I was told that my engine was bad and n... read more Took my car to have evaluated. I was told that my engine was bad and needed to be replaced. He said he would be swapp my engine out with a engine close to the same miles I had on my car. So I agreed to have my engine changed. This would have been a good time to tell me that it's only 30 days on a used engine. but he did not disclose this information to me. He went and got the car emissions done and told me he had been driving my car and it was running fine. Two days later and paying 4081.00 I pick my car up it seemed fine. I wasn't able to test drive the car because of Covid the DMV was closed. so it was close to three months until I was able to get a tag for car. I finally got the tag and drove the car, I noticed a pull from the car when I put the car in drive, it snatched into gear. I took car back and the mechanic RL adjusted something on the engine so that took care of the problelm. Still didn't informe me about 30 days for a used engine. I drove the car for two weeks and the car is surging and smoking from the tail pipe. I call R.L to tell him what's going on. He says bring the car in. I had a video of what was going on with the car. I informed R.L I got advice from another mechanic and was told this is because coolant is getting into the engine which point to a bad head gasket, and the surging could possibly be the air intake control valve and the problem was engine related Which R.L agreed that it probably was the IAC and he would have fixed it "IF" he knew it was bad He then suggested put 20 w 50 in the engine. I called another mechanic and told them what my car was doing and what advice I was giving from RL. And was told to ask for the paper work on the engine. I have not received no information on the engine he installed in my car to this very day. And putting 20 w 50 was not going to solve my issue. So I take the car back because of the surging and mind you it's still smoking. I also was getting water in the trunk so R.L looked into these issued and charged me 80.00.I was told by R.L that my Power steering rack need replacing and he would fix my IAC for aprox 1100.00 dollars. This has been the worst experince with this shop. My car is sitting unable to drive. I gave him ONE star because a rating was required. He deserves 0 stars. We'll end up in court I'm sure.
Dylan Reeves is a top notch mechanic who knows his way around Subaru c... read more Dylan Reeves is a top notch mechanic who knows his way around Subaru cars. I am pleased with his work on my 98 subie and I am recommending Japanese Motor Works to my friends with car issues. JPW send out coupons to their customers and are honest about repairs needed without making you feel taken advantage of. Dylan is a great mechanic so take your Japanese made car to him. You can't go wrong!