Ronnie was very knowledgeable about Toyota Prius's and he had my car checked out and confirmed everything was in proper working order. He was professional and courteous and I told him I will be back to get an oil change. I really liked the honest vibe of Ronnie's and his colleagues.
Mr. Castillo has always been a man with high integrity. He is honest and will never recommend services you don't need and his rates are fair.
If I had a sister, I would feel comfortable sending her to his shop knowing she would be in good hands.
If you do not believe my review, take your car to a Toyota dealership for an evaluation and then take your to Mr. Castillo. I guarantee Mr. Castillo will tell you the truth and you will save money.
The car runs fantastic, thank you!!
This place is a HIDDEN GEM! Lucky you, Locals of SantaMonica07 camry was making weird knocking sounds coming from under the hood, took it to the dealer and they told me i had a bad alternator and 1100 for parts and labor. Got recommended to these guys and walked out only paying $110. Turned out the dealer was half right, the problem was only the gear on the alternator not the alternator itself. These guys could of easily made another couple of hundred bucks of off me but they choose to do the right thing. Hard to find folks like that in this world. Been 6 months since the repair and not a hint of that annoying knocking sound.Thanks CarNerds!My car problems have found a new home.
I've owned hybrids for years now but was always frustrated that I couldn't take my car to just any shop. I was stoked to learn that Car Nerds specializes in Hybrids! I am totally impressed by these guys. Ronnie is probably the friendliest and most honest car expert around. I trust him to do a great job and be straightforward about what work actually needs to be done and how much it will cost. His team is quick, efficient and expert. I would recommend Car Nerds without hesitation!!
I brought my Prius here for maintenance on a Saturday. It was a pleasure to be greeted by enthusiasm, these guy know their stuff and they do extra things, like walk you through some of the internals of your vehicle. Service is excellent and the price is fair- really fair. Entrusting my baby to these guys and having the peace of mind knowing that they'll really take care of "it" - priceless.
I will start by saying that I have bought, owned and maintained all my vehicles. I have always had trust issues with mechanics so I avoided them like the plague. (Ebola for a more modern reference) My fianc went in there first for a few issues on her C class mercedes, I immediately got mad and asked why she would waste her money when I can do it all. However, I shot myself in the foot with that. This place is great. Very honest, upfront and courteous, which is impossible to find in LA. (Or anywhere for that matter) Rony is always on top of everything going on with my cars and now services my tacoma, BMW and mercedes as well my most of my family (the ones that haven't escaped like Kurt Russell) and they drive hybrid cars (he specializes in hybrid). To make a long story longer, Rony and the guys at car nerds are a one stop shop for all your cars needs. Take your car in and see for yourself :)
These guys are good and fast. i took my Prius for an oil change and I am very pleased with the service. I'm glad I found someone who specializes in hybrid cars
This place is the best! I had a problem with my car. I initially thought it was my alarm system that wasnt letting my car start but Rony (the owner) was able to figure out that it was something else. He was very helpful. My car was parked a few feet away from the repair shop and Rony was willing to make the trip to take a look at my car. (You dont find a lot of people like that) This place not only specialize in hybrid vehicles but they are knowledgeable with gas vehicles as well; my experience being a testament of that. I would not hesitate to go there again.
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