Leaf Automotive

★★★★☆

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Very disappointing "automotive genius" more like "overcharging genius"
brought the car for setting the timing. just bought the car and it didn't pass the smog because the timing was off. William leaf sent a letter welcoming me to the neighbourhood so i gave it a try.
He wasn't there on December 28th but his workers adjusted it the timing in five minutes and charged me $ 92 for the job.
surprised by the cost but hoping for the best, i brought it back for smogging. but this time, from excellent readings for pollution it had become a gross polluter.
Brought it again to W Leaf's shop where they told me that they were not allowed to touch the timing belt, that i had to wait for the boss, that he was coming back on wednesday, the second of January, i said ok, called on the 2nd, was told he was coming back on the third, then the fourth finally the seventh. Came to see him this morning, asked for some estimate for the job because i had been surprised by the cost of the "adjustment" and didn't want any more surprises. he quoted me $ 325 for adjusting the timing belt. I said that it seemed to me like too much, the car is a suzuki sidekick, extremely easy to work on, the timing belt is right there, you just have to take a cover out, i complained about the cost of the adjustment, 92$ for a five minutes job, he said that it was not the time but the expertise, What expertise? it is a five minutes job, literally, even the smog technician was shocked when he saw the bill, and it doesn't require much expertise, just a timing light. So i said i ll pass for the timing belt adjustment and that i wanted a refund for the timing adjustment, at least partial, that all i got from his mechanics was to fail again the smog test and that i have to pay for a new one, and that i had to wait for him for over ten days where i couldn' use the car. refused. I said i was disappointed. He didn't seem to care a bit.
I wouldn't recommand him at all. He is obviously overcharging his customer, at best.

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Very disappointing "automotive genius" more like "overcharging genius"
brought the car for setting the timing. just bought the car and it didn't pass the smog because the timing was off. William leaf sent a letter welcoming me to the neighbourhood so i gave it a try.
He wasn't there on December 28th but his workers adjusted it the timing in five minutes and charged me $ 92 for the job.
surprised by the cost but hoping for the best, i brought it back for smogging. but this time, from excellent readings for pollution it had become a gross polluter.
Brought it again to W Leaf's shop where they told me that they were not allowed to touch the timing belt, that i had to wait for the boss, that he was coming back on wednesday, the second of January, i said ok, called on the 2nd, was told he was coming back on the third, then the fourth finally the seventh. Came to see him this morning, asked for some estimate for the job because i had been surprised by the cost of the "adjustment" and didn't want any more surprises. he quoted me $ 325 for adjusting the timing belt. I said that it seemed to me like too much, the car is a suzuki sidekick, extremely easy to work on, the timing belt is right there, you just have to take a cover out, i complained about the cost of the adjustment, 92$ for a five minutes job, he said that it was not the time but the expertise, What expertise? it is a five minutes job, literally, even the smog technician was shocked when he saw the bill, and it doesn't require much expertise, just a timing light. So i said i ll pass for the timing belt adjustment and that i wanted a refund for the timing adjustment, at least partial, that all i got from his mechanics was to fail again the smog test and that i have to pay for a new one, and that i had to wait for him for over ten days where i couldn' use the car. refused. I said i was disappointed. He didn't seem to care a bit.
I wouldn't recommand him at all. He is obviously overcharging his customer, at best.

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not a great mechanic, recommend to go elsewhere. seems ridiculous to self proclaim he's an "automotive genius" while the mexican workers are actually doing all the work.

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not a great mechanic, recommend to go elsewhere. seems ridiculous to self proclaim he's an "automotive genius" while the mexican workers are actually doing all the work.

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Had a wonderful experience at this auto shop. Kind, genuine, honest people who are devoted to taking care of the customer. I will highly recommend this place to others.

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Had a wonderful experience at this auto shop. Kind, genuine, honest people who are devoted to taking care of the customer. I will highly recommend this place to others.

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Leaf Automotive is a great place for anyone to bring their car for servicing, especially someone who is fearful of being ripped off. William Leaf, the owner, is a consummate professional with a vast knowledge of automobiles both current and historic. His easy going nature is very assuring. He will give you an honest evaluation and won't try and sell you something you don't need. I highly recommend taking your car to Leaf Automotive.

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Leaf Automotive is a great place for anyone to bring their car for servicing, especially someone who is fearful of being ripped off. William Leaf, the owner, is a consummate professional with a vast knowledge of automobiles both current and historic. His easy going nature is very assuring. He will give you an honest evaluation and won't try and sell you something you don't need. I highly recommend taking your car to Leaf Automotive.

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Fearing I had an expensive transmission problem, I was relieved when Leave Automotive diagnosed a simply wiring problem. My car was fixed within a few hours and no one tried to upsell any services. Good place to take your car, especially if you live in the Venice area.

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Fearing I had an expensive transmission problem, I was relieved when Leave Automotive diagnosed a simply wiring problem. My car was fixed within a few hours and no one tried to upsell any services. Good place to take your car, especially if you live in the Venice area.

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If you are looking for an honest mechanic who does a superb job time after time for a very reasonable price, look no more! I've been taking my car to William Leaf for years now and his service has been impeccable. Usually I take my car in sometime in the morning and it will be ready in the afternoon. A++ mechanic!

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If you are looking for an honest mechanic who does a superb job time after time for a very reasonable price, look no more! I've been taking my car to William Leaf for years now and his service has been impeccable. Usually I take my car in sometime in the morning and it will be ready in the afternoon. A++ mechanic!

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I first came to Leaf Automotive after a fancy Brentwood gas station claimed that my car was failing a smog test (estimated repairs, they said, were "up to $700!) William Leaf fixed the problem for $50. I now bring all my cars there.

I've never had to leave the car overnight; repairs are done the same day. If i need to bring the car in last minute, they're always accommodating. I brought my car in a couple of times, thinking it needed a certain part or repair. Turns out, the car was fine... and Leaf's guys told me so, rather than charge me for something i didn't need.

Highly recommended!

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I first came to Leaf Automotive after a fancy Brentwood gas station claimed that my car was failing a smog test (estimated repairs, they said, were "up to $700!) William Leaf fixed the problem for $50. I now bring all my cars there.

I've never had to leave the car overnight; repairs are done the same day. If i need to bring the car in last minute, they're always accommodating. I brought my car in a couple of times, thinking it needed a certain part or repair. Turns out, the car was fine... and Leaf's guys told me so, rather than charge me for something i didn't need.

Highly recommended!

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I was surprised to find a handwritten letter in my mailbox welcoming me to the neighborhood. It introduced William's repair shop and an introductory offer for a $15 oil change. It was almost Thanksgiving when I called, but he told me that he could fit me in before the holidays. The oil change was quick. He also gave me a coupon for free coffee from the market next door.

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I was surprised to find a handwritten letter in my mailbox welcoming me to the neighborhood. It introduced William's repair shop and an introductory offer for a $15 oil change. It was almost Thanksgiving when I called, but he told me that he could fit me in before the holidays. The oil change was quick. He also gave me a coupon for free coffee from the market next door.

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