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Old August 6th, 2018, 17:16   #1
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So, I really need a hand finding a good mechanic in Toronto.

My family likes to do a lot of the work on our cars ourselves and this hasnít turned out so well recently. Back home there was a machanic that was really good with my family, payment plans, working with them on issues rather than talking down to them, etc.

I recently moved to Toronto, donít really want my family working on my car anymore due to some recent issues and donít want a mechanic that talks down to me, or doesnít believe me when I say the car feels off just because the stupid scanner comes up empty.

Does anyone have any recommendations? North York area but willing to travel within GTA if itís worth it. Car needs a lot of work, and a lot of things recently ďfixedĒ need looked at again.
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Old August 6th, 2018, 19:45   #2
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Try Precision Tuning in Concord
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Old August 6th, 2018, 19:48   #3
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There are a number of VW/Audi specialist shops in the GTA ( and I don't mean VW dealerships).


Perhaps a bit too far for you, but I highly recommend Total Mechanical Services near Orangeville.


They work exclusively on VW/Audi, and have several very skilled and experienced technicians.


Look them up, you won't be disappointed!
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Old August 7th, 2018, 07:27   #4
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Give Perjad a call. You won't be disappointed.
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Old August 8th, 2018, 07:27   #5
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Ironically I drive through Orangeville every once in a while so it’s not too far, if it’s worth it.


But are either of these shops going to work with me about “special” issues this car has? This isn’t your typical Dailey driver city car. And it’s been tinkered with by a lot of people who didn’t know what they were doing.

Almost all my stories start with, “So last year, someone tried to fix _______, and probably screwed it up more. Can you look at it and not charge me an arm and a leg?”
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I cant guarantee the arm and leg thing, but you'll understand if you pull up to Precision Tuning and there parking lot is littered with VW's in general, and lots of MKIV's looking to get work done, he knows his VW's. Another option is DCB automotive, but he moved to Orillia.
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Old August 8th, 2018, 08:11   #7
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I cant guarantee the arm and leg thing, but you'll understand if you pull up to Precision Tuning and there parking lot is littered with VW's in general, and lots of MKIV's looking to get work done, he knows his VW's. Another option is DCB automotive, but he moved to Orillia.
This generally means itís pricey, if thereís a long line of people looking to get work done, no? Iím not in a place where I can afford to pay a fortune for small work.
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This generally means itís pricey, if thereís a long line of people looking to get work done, no? Iím not in a place where I can afford to pay a fortune for small work.
It means he knows what he is doing and reason why he is busy. Precision Tuning (Perjad - owner) won't charge you to just talk. He'll hear you out.
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This generally means itís pricey, if thereís a long line of people looking to get work done, no? Iím not in a place where I can afford to pay a fortune for small work.

Take the time to pay them a visit for a chat about what your priorities are regarding the car and then decide what makes sense for you.


A service oriented shop will normally take a look at the car to give you an assessment of the condition it is in and help you prioritize any required work.


Also, not all shops work on a flat-rate basis. An experienced tech who can diagnose quickly and accurately, and works efficiently because they know the car, can save you money if the shop is billing only for actual time spent.
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Kind of just bumping this up.... need some new work done soon and still haven’t decided.
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Kind of just bumping this up.... need some new work done soon and still haven’t decided.

"If only people listened to me "

.........Maybe people would listen to you more if you would listen to them.
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+1 Precision Tuning (Perjad - owner)
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Well thanks to those of you who actually gave useful advice. I might pop into precision tuning sometime later this month.

For those of you who just want to be rude for no aparant reason- not all of us have expensive cars nor can afford to fork out thousands of dollars on diagnostics and unnecessary work on our low quality and temporary vehicles. Don’t judge people because what they can afford and the person they prefer to have work on their car. Sorry I prefer to have a mechanic who listens to me when I drive the car everyday instead of just ripping it apartment because a computer says so.
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hey boodles... in all fairness, i think I got where you were coming from (and would have said Perjad as well, as your no-nonsense trustworthy-of-all-in-the-forum dude) as just wanting someone trusty and not too pricey.

However, it could also have been you repeatedly saying stuff along the lines "i dont wanna pay alot" and "i dont want to be swindled", despite getting recommendations already, signifying that may be an overriding thought always. Perjad may not be the cheapest, (he also isn't the most expensivest), but one of the most respected shops in the GTA in these forums. Concern to you is that you 'need someone to listen to you, when it actuality, it sounds like it may be you just needing to listen to someone trustworthy, and not the family hack-job you were forced to trust.

You've landed on a great forum of folks offering far better specific advice than a redflagdeals type of save-money-at-all-costs forum...
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hey boodles... in all fairness, i think I got where you were coming from (and would have said Perjad as well, as your no-nonsense trustworthy-of-all-in-the-forum dude) as just wanting someone trusty and not too pricey.

However, it could also have been you repeatedly saying stuff along the lines "i dont wanna pay alot" and "i dont want to be swindled", despite getting recommendations already, signifying that may be an overriding thought always. Perjad may not be the cheapest, (he also isn't the most expensivest), but one of the most respected shops in the GTA in these forums. Concern to you is that you 'need someone to listen to you, when it actuality, it sounds like it may be you just needing to listen to someone trustworthy, and not the family hack-job you were forced to trust.

You've landed on a great forum of folks offering far better specific advice than a redflagdeals type of save-money-at-all-costs forum...

Well said 6oh.....this is exactly what I meant by my brief post above.

We do try to help each other on this forum......and some of us do know where you're coming from Boodles.
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