5
Mariposa

Pleasantly surprised by Bogi, Louie and her shop today. I was having some problems getting my car started and not only did Bogi ask me if I wanted to come out into the shop to see what she had found, but she was friendly and informative. Normally I have to ask to be shown things in other shops, and I feel like I'm really asking for a lot when I do this.Turned out it was a loose battery connector and no charge to me. (I'm a dork)I dig honest, prompt, and courteous service -- so I'll definitely be back with more automotive service requests in the future.

5
Mariposa

In need of an oil change NOW, and knowing that I had 3 days left before the factory warranty on my G35 expired, I brought my car to 180 Degrees Automotive. I had read an article about Bogi on AZCentral.com and had a pretty good feeling about her and her shop. She quoted me $37 for the oil change (the dealership quoted me $70), and assured me that even though I had probably been told to use synthetic oil, I didn't actually need it, unless that's what had previously been put in the car (it wasn't). In addition to needing an oil change, my heater wasn't working properly, and as it's FINALLY cooling off in Phoenix, I needed that to be looked at, and I wanted to overall inspection done to see if anything needed to be repaired/replaced before my warranty expired. (I just don't trust the dealership and was afraid that today, they'd tell me everything's fine, but a week from now, I'd need a new transmission or something...) I decided to wait at the shop and chatted with Bogi's Mom, Karen, who works at the front desk - super nice lady! Not only was the work done quickly, but my heater was fixed without having to drain and replace all of the fluids and AT NO CHARGE! The service was fantastic, fast and affordable. I trust Bogi and her staff with my car, and will definitely be a customer for life.

5
Mariposa

Ms Bogi is by far the most down to earth and Honest Mechanic in the Valley. I'm a customer for Life, Thanks again The crew at Phoenix Towing Service

5
Mariposa

First reason I decided to go here: Locally-owned in Melrose. My 'hood (well at least for the next 24 hours)Second reason: It's owned by a GIRL!Third reason: Educational seminars on maintenance for your car. Seriously, I don't understand how some people can't check their own oil, so I hope they take some initiative and go to class!Fourth reason: Yelp reviews.So, Baby needed an oil change. Badly. Like needed fluids more than an illegal crossing the desert. I pulled in today around noon. Bogi's mom works the counter, and she's from back East, so we did a lot of talking. I was there for about an hour, but I hadn't made an appointment, so I had no problem with it. I got to chat with Bogi and her mom and totally hand a native Arizonan his ass as he dissed NY/NJ. I mean, did he really think he could go up against 3 East Coast chicas and win???? He was walking funny on the way out, I tell ya what.The invoice had a note on it that my front tires were getting low on tread, which is great because with low-profiles, you have to keep an eye on them.The bill? $37.00 and some change. For an oil change. No pressure to get synthetic, which is way more costly.Thank, Bogi and your mom, for making my oil change painless. East Coast sisters unite!

5
Mariposa

My car had a stubborn problem. The mechanics I had been using kept throwing my money at the problem but not solving it, concluding that yet another very expensive fix was needed. I read about Bogi and decided to give her a try. She quickly dismissed the expensive suggestion, and approached the problem logically and systematically. She solved it quickly and saved me a lot of money.She didn't throw my money at the problem, was honest and a pleasure to do business with. I'm sold.

5
Mariposa

Bogi and crew were awesome! While they couldn't help me out, they referred me to a great shop who could - I have an older diesel that was not too healthy. Great atmosphere, wonderfully helpful, honest, and professional. I will be bringing my other vehicles there when I need work done. - Thank you Bogi!

5
AirPark

I've been taking my car and my wife's car here for awhile now. These folks are honest and trustworthy. I never worry about being sold anything I don't need. They are also friendly. This is a great shop.

5
Mariposa

I took my 2002 Saturn into this shop based on the good reviews on Yelp. I was not disappointed. Bogi is terrific! I picked her shop because it isn't too far from where I work and they took me to work and picked me up when my car was done. I was tired of going into shops where they tell you need other work done. Bogi explained everything to me. What sold me was I met a man there taking his car in (told me he had a newer car under warranty) and he told me he felt better taking his car into Bogi's place rather than the dealer! She is terrific! Will definitely take my car back to her.

5
Mariposa

Finding places like 180 Degrees Automotive is why I love Yelp. Being the typical girl when it comes to auto repairs, I find that even getting a simple oil change is a bit daunting. They always tell you that you NEED all this stuff that isn't absolutely necessary and I always feel like I'm being lied to but also don't want to drive away in a car that may explode. I assume many people can sympathize with this type of anxious feeling.In my recent quest to do things more locally, I decided to try this place out for a simple oil change. I have a 2000 Honda Civic that has a lot of miles on it, and I'm just hoping it makes it another year. I was in and out relatively quickly (I didn't make an appointment) and enjoyed the company of Bogi and her staff. Her parents also happened to be hanging out, and they are fun! They made the wait go by quickly. During this time I heard about the classes that Bogi holds and her general passion for cars.When my regular oil change was done, Bogi went over suggested repairs and was pretty honest about whether or not I needed them. She wasn't put off by the fact that I really don't want to invest in a car that I will likely have for only another year. I also got my AC checked out, which ended up being much too high of an estimate for my little pocketbook but I felt that the estimate was honest and it came with an explanation that made sense.Recently, my car was the victim of a hit and run. The trunk is completely obliterated but it seemed to be running fine. I brought it into the shop and they worked with me to get the tail lights fixed and even attempted to hammer the trunk down a bit so I could see more clearly through the rear view mirror. Bogi gave me a honest estimate on body work (they don't actually do much body work at their site) and helped me fix my car up so I can drive it for a little while and not get pulled over (or have it explode).I used to dread going to get anything done to my car, but 180 Degrees totally puts me at ease and I actually sort of look forward to it. The staff is wonderful and trustworthy- not something I've ever been able to say about an automotive place. I guess I've found my local mechanic!

4
Mariposa

Even though I don't know the first thing about autombile care, I know when I'm being taken for a sucker. Which is pretty much all the time. What can I do about it since I can't afford a brand new car? Nothing except make this shop my new tow-to location. I felt like I was given a fair price for necessary work (tune-up) and for the first time nobody tried to take advantage of me. Upcoming concerns were addressed professionally and it was OH, SO refreshing when I realized that I was actually making it out of the shop without some dude coming up to me holding a slightly dusty car part telling me that as I can see this needs to be replaced and the $5 doo-dad can be replaced for only $30 extra. Whew!ETA: Received a message from this business on my voice mail the other day; following up with the service to see if the problem had returned. More great customer service!

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