Diesel Mechanics?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Azzure Logistics, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Azzure Logistics

    Azzure Logistics Bobtail Member

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    Do you gentlemen have any advice, referrals etc as far as mechanics or shops?

    Is there a company other than the dealers that offer good service at reasonable prices?

    I have tried the dealers like Velocity Truck Centers for our Cummings engines but they are ridiculous when it comes to pricing.
    They charged me almost $300 to diagnose and then replace an air filter and then when obviously the issue was not the air filter they charged me almost $300 more to tell me it was the turbo, they wanted almost $10k to replace that.

    I am looking for a list of decent diesel mechanics in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles areas.

    If you can share good companies/mechanics that work the South West, you would be helping yourselves and the entire industry in not getting gouged.
     
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I've never heard of a Cummings engine.
     
  4. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    The best way to avoid being ripped off is by getting yourself some knowledge. Learn about your truck and engine. When i was younger and didn't have much knowledge anytime my truck was in a shop I was right there watching over the mechanics shoulder watching and learning
     
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    We charge extra for that ;)
     
  6. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    Yeah I'm sure I didn't make a few to happy watching them and asking questions or even questioning their thinking. But I wouldn't have changed my ways. Thats how I learned and why I rarely need a shop anymore
     
  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I think rush truck centers are decent for a big chain. I have no complaints.
     
  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Right!!! Now I’ll bet you’re still watching when needed, and teaching. Making sure it’s done right
     
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  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Best way to find a good Mechanic, is word of mouth. Just asking everyone, like you’re doing. I have some great resources right near home. Just had to ask Locals. A good place to ask is the Parts Guys. Find out who’s good. Other O/Os also. Get the reviews from them, good and bad. Avoid the bad. Someone does you right, tell others.
     
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    He might not know the language. He's not exactly in america where he's asking about. I've seen a few good shops but not many.
     
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  11. MTN Boomer

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    Some search sites have reviews, I use NTTS Breakdown. Most of the time , the. shop will take it in riteaway. Back before the internet and computers, I would use the yellow Pages. Even the Smokies know who to call .
     
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