Pinky's Automotive

★★★★☆
Your dealers alternative for all your automotive body work needs!
  • 5900 Melrose Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90038

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  • 323-462-7606

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in may 2009 i took my car ( land rover ) into pinkys fo a 60k tune up had many problems after.Leading up to my engine block being destroyed. the owner Ralph and his jejune side kick Dino took no blame for their incompetence. Ralph lied under oath to two judges (as he would to his wife and children), they saw through his deceit and granted me my claim. the short if you do decide to use his shop pay close attention to his guarantee, use it to your advantage , if not sue the pants off him . Ralph is not a gentleman .

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in may 2009 i took my car ( land rover ) into pinkys fo a 60k tune up had many problems after.Leading up to my engine block being destroyed. the owner Ralph and his jejune side kick Dino took no blame for their incompetence. Ralph lied under oath to two judges (as he would to his wife and children), they saw through his deceit and granted me my claim. the short if you do decide to use his shop pay close attention to his guarantee, use it to your advantage , if not sue the pants off him . Ralph is not a gentleman .

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had recently won a small claims suit against pinky's and its owner Ralph Ayala. Ralph and his personality depraved jejune side kick Dino , in may of 2009 did a 60k tune up on my land rover a slew of problems occurred leading up to the destruction of the engine block . Ralph not being a true gentleman took no blame and lied under oath ( this man must lie to his wife and children constantly ) but it took two judges to see differently. if you do decide to use him make sure to look at his guarantee, hold him to it , if not sue the pants off him . Document every detail . This pair of low life cretins do not deserve any respect . SHAME ON YOU RALPH .

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had recently won a small claims suit against pinky's and its owner Ralph Ayala. Ralph and his personality depraved jejune side kick Dino , in may of 2009 did a 60k tune up on my land rover a slew of problems occurred leading up to the destruction of the engine block . Ralph not being a true gentleman took no blame and lied under oath ( this man must lie to his wife and children constantly ) but it took two judges to see differently. if you do decide to use him make sure to look at his guarantee, hold him to it , if not sue the pants off him . Document every detail . This pair of low life cretins do not deserve any respect . SHAME ON YOU RALPH .

Cons: bad mechanics

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What a pleasure it is to be able to finally say, I've found the greatest mechanic team around!!! Honest, hard working, thorough follow-up and great results was my experience. I needed some major work done on my pick-up truck and I drove to five places for quotes. Pinky's had a great team and seemed very knowledgeable so I thought I would give them a try. During the whole process all my calls were returned the same day, they even called to tell me they weren't going to repair something I thought was the problem because it didn't need it!!! The prices they quoted were the best from the five places I visited and the end bill was even less than their quote... I can not recommend any one better than this in LA, they are a little ways away from where I live but the drive is worth it! I finally found a mechanic I can trust and doesn't waiste my time, I'm a customer for life!

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★★★★★

What a pleasure it is to be able to finally say, I've found the greatest mechanic team around!!! Honest, hard working, thorough follow-up and great results was my experience. I needed some major work done on my pick-up truck and I drove to five places for quotes. Pinky's had a great team and seemed very knowledgeable so I thought I would give them a try. During the whole process all my calls were returned the same day, they even called to tell me they weren't going to repair something I thought was the problem because it didn't need it!!! The prices they quoted were the best from the five places I visited and the end bill was even less than their quote... I can not recommend any one better than this in LA, they are a little ways away from where I live but the drive is worth it! I finally found a mechanic I can trust and doesn't waiste my time, I'm a customer for life!

Pros: Honest, hard working, thorough follow-up and great results

Cons: going here usually means something is wrong with your car...

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Alright, I had one problem that would have cost $30 that I left untreated for a couple weeks that created several other problems amounting to $300. Pinky's knew Volkswagen, was courteous, not condescending, and reasonable when given the price breakdown. I did have the gasp moment when hearing the total bill, but everything made sense, they didn't overcharge for labor and they let me keep my car there (free of charge) for an extra day until I had a ride to pick it up. I like supporting everything about Pinky's, they rock!

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★★★★☆

Alright, I had one problem that would have cost $30 that I left untreated for a couple weeks that created several other problems amounting to $300. Pinky's knew Volkswagen, was courteous, not condescending, and reasonable when given the price breakdown. I did have the gasp moment when hearing the total bill, but everything made sense, they didn't overcharge for labor and they let me keep my car there (free of charge) for an extra day until I had a ride to pick it up. I like supporting everything about Pinky's, they rock!

Pros: Affordable, Kind, Foreign Car Compatible, Small Business Owner Charm

Cons: Pinky's II was not as nice as my Pinky's

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I never thought I would go on CitySearch to compliment a car mechanic as I?ve dealt with my fair share of dishonest, inept car mechanics in the past, but I just went through a four month ordeal and thought I would share with everyone what the guys at Pinky?s did.

I had to bring my car in to Pinky?s when the geniuses down at EZ Lube somehow managed to bungle a simple radiator flush and overheated my car. I spoke to their manager and he told me to take it to Pinky?s. These guys were COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE and went step by step to correctly diagnose the cause, starting with the thermostat, then the water pump and radiator. When none of that worked, they eventually found the engine was cracked because of EZ Lube and now I needed a new motor. My engine was totaled. Once I got EZ Lube to accept responsibility for the damage (a nightmare in itself), Pinky?s did a nationwide search and finally located one that not only fit my car, but was a quality engine as well. They got it shipped, delivered, and put it in fast. I?m now back on the road and the car drives great.

These guys, Dion and Ralph, worked with me and EZ Lube over a VERY LONG period of time to find the right solution to the problem. I?m sure some mechanics would have told me to take my car elsewhere after four months of my car sitting on their lot, but these guys stuck with me the entire way and helped me get my car fixed right. They?re just a couple of cool, honest guys who do great work and I would recommend to anyone. And judging from comments I heard from other customers while I was there, plus the amount of cars that I noticed are always on their lot, it just reinforced to me that they?re running an honest, dependable, and reasonably-priced business. I?m not even going to mess with EZ Lube or Jiffy Lube anymore, not even for simple flushes or oil changes. These guys have my business now.

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★★★★★

I never thought I would go on CitySearch to compliment a car mechanic as I?ve dealt with my fair share of dishonest, inept car mechanics in the past, but I just went through a four month ordeal and thought I would share with everyone what the guys at Pinky?s did.

I had to bring my car in to Pinky?s when the geniuses down at EZ Lube somehow managed to bungle a simple radiator flush and overheated my car. I spoke to their manager and he told me to take it to Pinky?s. These guys were COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE and went step by step to correctly diagnose the cause, starting with the thermostat, then the water pump and radiator. When none of that worked, they eventually found the engine was cracked because of EZ Lube and now I needed a new motor. My engine was totaled. Once I got EZ Lube to accept responsibility for the damage (a nightmare in itself), Pinky?s did a nationwide search and finally located one that not only fit my car, but was a quality engine as well. They got it shipped, delivered, and put it in fast. I?m now back on the road and the car drives great.

These guys, Dion and Ralph, worked with me and EZ Lube over a VERY LONG period of time to find the right solution to the problem. I?m sure some mechanics would have told me to take my car elsewhere after four months of my car sitting on their lot, but these guys stuck with me the entire way and helped me get my car fixed right. They?re just a couple of cool, honest guys who do great work and I would recommend to anyone. And judging from comments I heard from other customers while I was there, plus the amount of cars that I noticed are always on their lot, it just reinforced to me that they?re running an honest, dependable, and reasonably-priced business. I?m not even going to mess with EZ Lube or Jiffy Lube anymore, not even for simple flushes or oil changes. These guys have my business now.

Pros: Honest, reasonable, high quality work, experienced, fast

Cons: None that I can tell

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I love this place. I called up to get an estimate, which they couldn't do over the phone. The lady just said "about a third what the dealer will charge"

She was absolutely right. The guys there just charged me for the work I needed. Another part I had been worried about they said was fine and didn't need to be replaced. Plus they got the work done on time the same day, just like they promised. I was really happy with their work.

I will use them again.

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★★★★★

I love this place. I called up to get an estimate, which they couldn't do over the phone. The lady just said "about a third what the dealer will charge"

She was absolutely right. The guys there just charged me for the work I needed. Another part I had been worried about they said was fine and didn't need to be replaced. Plus they got the work done on time the same day, just like they promised. I was really happy with their work.

I will use them again.

Pros: Honest, reasonable prices, fast

Cons: Parking

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For the first time since I moved to Los Angeles 4 years ago I have found a trusted car mechanic. This is a very small and unassuming repair shop, but they do honest, inexpensive and reliable repairs. They even called me back several days after my car was fixed to thank me for my business and to make sure I was not having any other issues. As a woman, I an not nervous to take my car in because all of the people there treat everyone with kindness and respect. I would recommend Pinky's to anyone!!

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★★★★☆

For the first time since I moved to Los Angeles 4 years ago I have found a trusted car mechanic. This is a very small and unassuming repair shop, but they do honest, inexpensive and reliable repairs. They even called me back several days after my car was fixed to thank me for my business and to make sure I was not having any other issues. As a woman, I an not nervous to take my car in because all of the people there treat everyone with kindness and respect. I would recommend Pinky's to anyone!!

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