I took my 1995 Ford Mustang to VJ's and told them that I just wanted a basic tune-up (plugs, oil filter, oil). I did not ask how much it would be (my first mistake), I figured no more than $60 or $70. I received a call from VJ's about two hours later and they told me that it was going to be at least $700 to do the work. They gave me a big o list of things that they recommend should get replaced. They told me that my battery was no good, that I needed both motor mounts replaced, that my cap, rotor and wires needed to be replaced etc... I told them that I just wanted a simple oil change and plugs. They still charged me $200 for a job that I could have had some other shop do it for $60. The only reason that I took it to VJ's is because it is close to my job. When I picked up my car later that same day, my car was shaking and would even turn off on me at a stop sign. I took it back the next day to VJ's and told them what was happenning. They told me that that's the way I took them the car. I left it with them for the day and picked it up on my way home. My car still ran like Sh*t! I took my car to my friends dad in East LA which works out of his back yard. I asked him to fix my car and to check if I needed any of the items which VJ's said that I did. I got my car back from him the next day and it ran like a champ. He said that I did not need anything that VJ's was trying to re-place and that the spark plugs were not gapped properly and that was causing it to shake and turn off. I do not recommend VJ's to anyone! My worst experinece at an auto repair shop in my life!
Pros: Close to my job.
Cons: I felt like they were trying to take advantage of me.