I initially came to PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair last year to get my spark plugs replaced, based on several positive Citysearch reviews. I had a good experience (although I ended up being out $500…stupid cars), but I wasn’t sure if I would keep coming to them as they were a little out of my way.
Well, I will be returning because of my experience with my most recent repair to replace two oxygen sensors. Aaron, the mechanic, is incredibly patient and honest. He clearly explains all the repairs that you need and why you need them, and instead of replacing multiple parts unnecessarily, he fixes them sequentially to make sure that it is really that part that needs to be replaced. I had initially taken my car to G Win on Miramar after my engine light went on because it was closer and more convenient for me, but I really regret wasting my time. After an extremely difficult time understanding what was wrong with my car, I found out that my two front oxygen sensors were malfunctioning and I was quoted $470 at G Win to have them both replaced. I couldn’t believe that both would fail at the same time, so I returned to PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair to have the diagnostic test repeated. Aaron repeated it at no charge, tested both sensors, found that they both were indeed malfunctioning, and explained to me clearly what he was going to do. He replaced them both for $260 total (after using a $40 off coupon I found on their website), parts and labor included, and he did it in two hours, versus the six hours they told me it would take at G Win. In total, Aaron saved me over $200, and based on his previous work on my car, it is a quality job.
The shop is a little hard to get to, as they have a really tiny lot in the middle of PB, but it is worth it to get such honest service.
I have had trouble with the check engine light coming on. The guy here has been so nice and helped me by not even charging me for the diagnostic part. He has been so helpful and always charges way less. I have referred friends and they too have had the same experience.
Aaron, George and the guys at PB Foreign did it again. I dropped my car off for the rear brakes at 8:00 AM this past Friday, and it was ready for me to pick up by noon.
I bought my car new four years ago, and it has 70,000 mi on it. The reason I brought it down to PB Foreign is because 3,500 miles ago the guy at the Instant Oil change place said he thought I had about 5% left on my pads. Not quite. Aaron called me up about an hour after I left it there and said I could probably go another few months without doing it if I wanted to save the money. I decided to have the work done anyway, and not only did they get me in and out quickly the price was very reasonable too.
Another thing, everyone there is really honest. For instance, the other day I asked George if he still did wheel alignment. He told me he didn’t, and suggested another place for me to go. Before I bought a new car, PB Foreign was taking care of my old clunckers for the last 15 or so years. Great people to do business with. They have the same mechanics working in the shop for a long time, which to me means they must be treating their people well.