I never thought of myself as one to post reviews about a local business but TONY'S AUTO REPAIR is the answer to your auto repair needs and that's no B.S.!!! You see, I, myself am an auto mechanic (13 years working full time, 10 of those years at Toyota dealerships). Since I do my own repairs and maintenance I rarely need outside help fixing my cars. When I did, I looked to the only mechanic who I consider smarter than me and that is Dave, the owner of Tony's auto repair. Dave Harders was a Toyota master tech with me when we both worked for the same dealership. Dave taught me most of what I know with regards to logical diagnostics. He was the man who could quickly find out what was wrong with the vehicle when nobody else could, even me! (and I'm awesome!)\r
Today's cars are quite complicated and mechanics need to continuously educate themselves. Dave does this. Since cars are so complex and different from one make to another, accurate up to date information is needed, and Dave has the latest and greatest resources available to him and his mechanics. \r
My 97 Saturn was due for smog check, but the check engine light was on. I quickly scanned my car with my scanner and found a code for EGR malfunction. I checked with my DVOM for proper voltages, I even had another exact same car at my disposal to compare readings and swap suspect parts. I have the saturn factory service manual and was well informed. Replacing the EGR valve with a known good one did not fix the problem, and I suspected the engine computer to be faulty, but only after EVERYTHING ELSE CHECKED OK. Now I was stumped, and consulted Dave. After explaining to him what was going on, he knew it WAS the computer, and had actually seen this same problem before. He had the proper resources to remove data from my existing ecu and load it into the new ecu, which he got for me at a price which was cheaper than I could get it for (and I have connections!) Dave is the best. The smartest. The honest one.
Pros: Honest, accurate diagnosis the first time. Not trying to sell you unnecessary repairs.
Cons: none that I can think of....