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2481 days ago


Global Auto Repair offers Auto Body Shop, Collision Repair, Auto Body Paint, Auto Repair Shop, Auto Repair in Honolulu, HI.
Auto Repair, Collision Repair, Auto Body Shop, Auto Body Paint, Auto Repair Shop.

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2960 days ago

I've taken my vehicles to Rod's for various auto services over 7 years. You can trust he will not do anything that is not necessary and do an excellent job at reasonable cost.

I would highly recommend his auto services.

Kerry L.

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3368 days ago

Heard he was good so went to visit to fix a ding in my rear fender that required a respray. Got the estimate, and had to wait 6-8 weeks, which was not a problem for me. During that time, no communication, had to call repeatedly to nail down a date. When date came I dropped off the car and had to get wife to come down to Sand Isle to pick me up. An hour or two later I get a call and he found a little rust under the rubber seal and "didn't want to deal with rust in his shop". WTF? So had to call wife, go back down, pick up the car...no apology. Had to find another shop and wait for an opening there.

All in all a big waste of time of two months, wasted my wife's time, wasted my time... Maybe he just didn't have confidence that he could do a good job or did not want to deal with me, but I did NOT give him a hard time prior to dropping off the car. Anyway, steer clear due to customer service.

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3605 days ago

Great way to get a 84.00 Oil change.
hardly great service

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3840 days ago

Something happened to Volx German. Perhaps they have changed management and/or have gotten greedy, but they are not the honest people they used to be. I have to wonder if they ever were in retrospect. I have had two bad experiences lately with them lately: one horrific, and the other luckily avoided.

First, the horrific one had to do with my daughter’s 1997 VW Cabrio. The transmission started slipping a few months ago. They did a “service” which amounted to changing the transmission fluid. $400. Next, they said two of the transmission “pan” seals were leaking. $450 to replace the front, $750 for the back. A few weeks later, the transmission started slipping again. Since these transmissions are “sealed,” there is no way to check the fluid, no dipstick. I did some research and found out where the drain plug is. I looked in, and the drain plug was missing! Meaning, most of the fluid had leaked out. They had obviously forgot to put it in, or did so loosely and it came out.

By now, the transmission was slipping so badly that I had to have it towed. In Hawaii, there are a lot of tow truck scams. My daughter called her insurance, Gieko, who said a truck was on the way at 9:00 AM. Four hours later, a tow truck arrives. They tow the car to Volx German and demand $185 cash, or they were going to take the car. I called Hawaii 5-O, who didn’t want to be bothered and told me to work it out with the towing company. Remember, this is Hawaii, and no, they would never get away with something like this in the mainland (neither the tow truck company nor the police). But trust me, if you live or have lived in Hawaii, you know what I’m talking about regarding tow trucks and what they get away with. Volx German wrote the tow truck company a check for $185. Then, Volx German tacked $50 on to it, charging me $230 for the tow! How cruel, insult to injury. Marking up a tow bill $50. That is really, really bad. But what happened next is worse.

Volx German would not admit to doing ANYthing wrong regarding the transmission, and even charged me another $91 to tell me they “analyzed the transmission and the plug must have cracked and come out," and the transmission was "bad all along" and named off some part that was “leaking.” I did more research and learned that those drain plugs have safety valves that stop them from coming out, even if they crack. They said they could rebuild the transmission for $4,200 and that’s a discount! Everyone knows you can get a transmission rebuilt for $2500 or less. So, over $2000 later, I have a car that barely limps. I had to pretty much give it away.

Here’s my next sleazy experience with these people. Volx German said I needed $850 worth of brake work on my other car. For what I asked? Pads, rotors, master cylinder, “kit.” The brakes seem to work fine to me, but it had been awhile since I had the back done. I found a great freelance mechanic, who looked at it and, indeed, all it needed was pads in the back ($45 plus labor), everything else was fine. No warping on the rotors, no master cylinder issues. Nothing.

They also charge double the regular rate for oil changes ($75) and pretty much anything else you want done. Stay away. They’ll do something “very nice” in the beginning, like fix something very easy or cheap and make you think they are honest. They are not.

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3906 days ago

It's amazing no one wrote about this.

I took my 356 to this place the other day to replace CV boots and the car came back with the boots installed wrong way. I pointed it out but he(Tim) never offered me for a correction.

I brought my 528 to replace an injector it came back all right.

It's cheaper comparing to other German car specialty shops but he tends to miss something.

If you care about a small thing but may affect your vehicle life don't take your car there.

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3914 days ago

Rude employee at the counter, spoke over me and didn't care to listen. She was more interested in having a conversation with fellow MALE employee than explaining the Auto Tint. I walked out.

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4619 days ago

do not use!! they damage cars, try to scam you out of even more money, leave cars unprotected in a position to be easily broken into or stolen. this buisness operates on the edge of legality.

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4619 days ago

do not use!! they damage cars, try to scam you out of even more money, leave cars unprotected in a position to be easily broken into or stolen. this buisness operates on the edge of legality.

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4672 days ago

Hey! Does anyone know who Dwayne Pagdilao is towing for now??

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