180 Automotive is now Kerry' s Car Care
5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

5

After reading all these great reviews, I decided to take my newly acquired beater car (only need it for a year - fingers crossed that it makes it!) to be inspected. Christina helped me setting up an appointment on the phone and she was super nice! After that, Bogi was my main contact and she was so helpful and informative!! She went over everything that was wrong with the car and then pointed out the most critical things that needed to be fixed right away. I could definitely tell that she understood my situation with not wanting to put a ton of money into an older car, and I know that most other auto repair shops wouldn't have cared about that at all. Bogi takes a very personal approach and that is why she has such great reviews from her customers. I will definitely be taking my hunk of junk back to 180!!!

5

So we thought that my husband's car needed brakes and I was sick of getting royally ripped off in Phoenix auto repair heaven! I had seen 180 Auto advertised through Ticoz and Local AZ and decided that a woman who offered classes to non-mechanic women might be a great choice in a mechanic.We dropped off my hubby's car and they called to ask him why he thought he needed brakes. He told them that he heard a grinding sound and just assumed at 45k that it might be brakes. Well, they told us his brakes were fine and we didn't need to pay for something we didn't need.Um, what?I've NEVER had a mechanic tell me I DIDN'T need something. I suspect that even the times that may have been true, I've never known it because they either did the job and charged me or didn't and charged me.I go back with my other vehicle tomorrow to see if IT needs brakes! I will never go anywhere else again! I love Bogi and Christina and can recommend them with NO hesitation!

5

Bogi is totally boss.There's really no other way to put it. On several recommendations from my fellow yelpers, i took my 2000 Honda in for a 105k mi. "tune up." BTW, i had never, ever replaced a thing in that car (air filters, and brake pads aside). So i call around and get some quotes. Call 180 first and the receptionist took my info and called me back within a couple hours with the details on what they recommend for my car and how much it would cost. Caught out and about, i asked her to email me the info so i could easily refer to it down the road - she did. Awesome.Called another top recommended mechanic, Gene's in Tempe. He called back with the quote within 24 hours and was actually slightly cheaper but offered no loaner vehicle or ride and was not open on weekends. No go.Called Honda dealership - ha! I repeat. Ha! I had to walk HIM through the recommended replacements I had already found out about thru much more helpful shops. Plus it was about $200 more. Gugh...Back to Bogi - besides, she's a lady and I love her mission! Oh, must note: Took the list of recommended replacements and their cost and sent to a few knowledgeable friends. All said Gene and Bogi's quotes were totally legit.OK, back to Bogi. Took my car promptly at 7:45 as planned and they dropped me off at work since it was just right up the street (p.s. take the loaner, it's a Beamer). They called mid-way thru the day to note a cracked motor mount they noticed while "in there" and if i wanted to take care of that now (or pay the part cost + $150 labor later). um, i'll do that now. what's another $60 when you're dropping $680, right?Picked me up promptly at 4:30 and turns out they found another $60 repair needed after already calling and, not wanting to bother me again, just did it -- for free. Whaaa??I repeat, Bogi is totally boss.

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