Came in for transmission service January 2017 and was told it would co... read more Came in for transmission service January 2017 and was told it would cost $600 to look at the transmission. I paid cash, got a hand written receipt, and I told Daniel (manager) to call me with an estimate. He calls me for with the initial estimate of $5000 less the $600 so $4400. I told him to wait for repair so I can talk to my wife, and that I’ll call him the next day. I called him the next day, and he said he’s completed repair of the car. I told him I did not agree to start, so he starts lowering the price to $3200. When I go pickup the car the next day, he tells me one of his porters got into an accident with my car (they said it was the other driver’s fault, which other driver said he was the porter’s fault). Long story short, I ask for owner’s contact info and he says it's private. I contacted him 17 times to get my car fixed (January to end of March). Car was left at the shop for over 1.5 months (tires went low). After which I took the car home and also inspected the transmission and found out the transmission dust cover was missing. I came back immediately and Daniel said he would not install the dust cover & claims it was missing before the repair which he also admitted that he would contact me if anything was out of the ordinary during the repair. After 3 months, Universal finally fixed my car due to the collision but with a very bad paint job/bondo work and missing/broken parts which I had to go back/forth to get fixed. Buyer beware of always negotiable transmission prices and no dust cover being re-installed. If they get into a collision with a customer vehicle, they never gave me their owner’s contact information and their shop insurance to make a claim after repeated requests, so I doubt they are insured. It’s also interesting that my $600 initial cash deposit is not included on my final receipt (only the $3200).
THIS PLACE IS OUTSTANDING, QUICK, VERY DETAILED ON THE PRODUCT THEY CA... read more THIS PLACE IS OUTSTANDING, QUICK, VERY DETAILED ON THE PRODUCT THEY CARRY, INSTALLATION GUY MR.G.IS A PROFESSIONAL, I REALLY ENJOYED TALKING TO HIM ABOUT THE SYSTEM THAT WAS PLACED ON MY SON' 1998 GRAND PRIX. MR.A.J. WAS THE BEST,FAIR,REASONABLE,EVEN THOUGH HE WAS CLOSING IN 30 MINUTES, HE STAYED OPEN TO DO THE INSTALLATION FOR ME. PERFECT, UNDERSTANDING OF THE CUSTOMERS NEED, I'M GOING TO TRULY PASS THE WORD, ALL THAT I KNOW TO GO SEE THESE GUYS, WONT BE LET DOWN. I'M HEADED TO THEM FOR A ALARM AND SPEAKER COMBO FOR MY CAR, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
I have been to several auto repair shops in Houston and this one is ab... read more I have been to several auto repair shops in Houston and this one is absolutely the worst of them, by far. So I wanted to do a simple state inspection on my car, which runs very well without any noise or problems. Their behavior was so rude, unprofessional, and dishonest and they wasted my time by making me visit four times without finishing a simple inspection although they charged me for that. First time I went there, "their machine was down" so I came back the day after. After several hours of waiting, the rude staff told me that my car needs a CV axle replacement that costs $400 and without that replacement, they won't pass the inspection. (Note: CV axle is not even part of the state inspection!) But regardless of that they charged me for the inspection service and they gave me a 10-day grace period to fix this axle and come back to finish the inspection for free. So I replaced the axle in another shop for $250!! and came back the next week to finish the inspection for free as he promised me. But guess what? "The machine was down" again so they asked me to come back the day after. Finally, I took my car for the forth time and he told me "their machine is still down" and I need to take my car to another shop in order to catch the registration deadline. But I have already paid them for the inspection. When I complained, they just denied the whole story and whatever he already promised me to do. VERY RUDE! I do not recommend this shabby shop to anyone. I wish I could rate them zero stars.