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David And Lise Busby
Larry was highly recommended to us a few years ago by a previous mechanic we had for many years. His advice was right on. We have been very happy with Larry and his staff with great service, professionalism, and knowledge. Larry goes out of his way to be helpful. We would highly recommend Larry's Independent Service to friends and family!
Jim N.
I needed a headlight bulb changed and called Larry. He took the vehicle Yr Make model and said to call him after 9:00 the next day before I wished to come in. He gave me a quote and when I called and went in the service was done in 20 min. For the quote price.
Kay K.
Trust, honest, quality and many other superlatives would describe Larry and his crew. I've been using his services for over 35 years and know that when he says something should be repaired, then maybe it should be. And I've never been disappointed with his recommendations or his work.
Steve Hendren
We have known Larry for a very long time and have regularly taken our cars there for service for probably about 20 years by now! Larry is a straightshooter and always informs us of his findings and suggestions to help keep our five cars running and in top shape. What has kept us with Larry for all of these years is not only the professional work he performs, but his honesty and integrity as well. I highly recommend Larry's Independent Service to anyone looking for an honest and very capable car repair company! Steve Hendren Laguna Niguel
Alex P.
The first time I went it was smooth and nothing remarkable- I hardly remember the visit. But the second time I went- without a coupon this time- the services were performed in a timely manner but problems began when the was in the shop. They asked me if I wanted to replace burned-out headlight- the light I had replaced myself less than three months ago and was working the night before. I wasn't gonna pay $30 for something I can do in five minutes on my own - I know I don't look like a car guy but I'm not stupid. Then hours after leaving the shop my check engine light came on. At least the windshield wiper replacement was cheap (that's the only reason I did it) and was fine.
Marc W.
Larry has helped us tremendously. He is dedicated to his clients. He is honest, straightforward, and thorough. He is not afraid to be frank and helped...
Norm D.
This used to be a good repair shop and I have used them for many years, but my visit two weeks ago was not good. They tried to sell me services that were not needed. Wheel bearing needed replacing and they wanted to replace the hub as well, even though they had not inspected it. Turns out it did not need replacing. Then Larry had the advisor call me back 5 min. later to remind me that when one wheel bearing goes out, the other will soon follow (not true) and he recommended replacing the other side. I said no. The shop called back later and said the front brake pads needed to be replaced ASAP and the rotors as well, since they were under spec thickness. I told him the brakes had never been touched and the car only has 33,000 miles on it, so how could the rotors be under spec. He said the pads just wear them down. Also not true. I declined the brake work. After picking up my car, drove it around the corner to one of the top rated repair shops in OC (A-Z Tech Automotive) and they machined the rotors (They were obviously not under spec) and replaced the pads with factory OEM pads for $100 less than Larry's quoted price. Update. Larry contacted me about this review. Wanted me to bring my car back so they could recheck the rotor thickness. Did so and he claims they are now just under spec (after having been machined) and based on the mechanics notes, were slightly under spec when he measured them. He blames the other problems on a part-time service advisor that is not overly knowledgeable. What? I think the buck stops with Larry. I have revised my rating up to 2 stars based on Larry taking the time to follow up.
Ann Marie Dryden
The team does such a great job here. I have been telling all my coworkers about them.
Leisa Reid
I have taken my car to Larry's Independent Service for 2 years now and have referred my mom too. My mom was new to the area and was very happy to find a mechanic who was honest and communicative with her. We both have had excellent service and appreciate the staff going above and beyond to make us feel comfortable when we are there.
Debbie Hallgarten
Larry Ray is very knowledgeable. I took my Honda Accord to him for service and was very pleased with the work and the professional and courteous way with which I was treated. I highly recommend Larry's independent Service if you want quality and trusted service.
Sandie S.
Love Larry, he is Honest and his entire staff of Licensed Mechanics are amazing. If your in South Orange County and are looking for reliable mechanics, Larry is the guy you take your car to. I called to see if I could make an appointment or bring my car in to have my brake light looked at and my headlight. Both on the drivers side. I figured the Fuse or Bulbs are out. Larry said, bring it in after lunch we'll take care of you. And, they did
Elliott M.
These guys are great - had an issue that needed to be sorted ASAP and they turned it over in under 2 days. Special mentions to Larry who seems a proud and genuine guy - he called to discuss repair recommendations/options a few hours after dropping my Subaru off plus Carlos who answered the phone initially, said he could work us in and was very considerate offering us a lift home when we became carless. I was especially impressed when after an initial recommendation that was too pricey and extensive Larry's said they would call me back with a bare-bones repair plan, and did so without any fuss or snideness. Although a simple job the car is once again fine and they made a customer happy... cheers guys!
Marc B.
I took my wife's Honda Odyssey into Larry's shop today. On 24 hours notice, Larry's crew was able to easily handle what needed to be done and provide a list of items which need immediate attention. Of course, my wife is happy because her car is going to be fun to drive again but for me, the quality of workmanship and professionalism shown by this crew of specialists is exactly why I continue to take our cars to Larry's. Thank you again Larry, Carlos and gang for a great job!
Sharon Z.
We've been taking our vehicles to Larrys for years! If you're looking for a honest trust worthy mechanic, Larrys independence is where you need to go! Best OC shop you'll ever find! They tell it like it is, (good or bad) and recommend your best option to go with! There's no pushiness or charges that aren't previously explained! The staff is awesome as well, and trust me you won't be disappointed! Thank you Larry!
Cara M.
Larry's is such an honest and reliable place to get your car repaired! They have never pressured us into doing anything that was not needed. In fact, if he sees something could be a problem in the future, he will monitor it and only suggest to get it fixed when it's absolutely necessary. They will take you home and pick you up if needed. Great service, fast and efficient! Highly recommend!!
Ckn L.
As HONEST as they come! I bought a used car & quickly realized there was something wrong with the breaks. I took it into Larry and had his crew check it...
Gerald Murine
Honest, fair, professional and highly qualified. They did great work on my Prius at a fair price.
Edward Aylor
People are friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend Larry and his crew to everyone. Fair & honest!
Brian Stone
I had a car that I was considering buying from Carmax inspected by Larry. He told me that the car was badly rusted and not to buy it. Carmax insisted that the car was good, so I took it to the Toyota Dealer. They confirmed what Larry had told me. Larry saved me over $22,000. Two weeks later I had Larry inspect another vehicle. Larry told me that the car was in excellent condition, but that the rear shocks were leaking. The seller agreed to replace them at his cost. That saved me $500.
David Welden
Larry's has been our auto repair and maintenance provider since 2000. They are conscientious in their inspections that have found problems that potentially could result in a serious safety malfunction of the auto. Also identifying problems that if addressed speedily would save considerable cost in the future. Their up-front explanation of repairs and projected cost will not bring any surprises. One thing that impressed me was their admittance that a repair on a particular auto was beyond their expertise, and then recommended a facility that was. David Welden
Gloria Castle
I have been to Larry's several times now, and they have mechanics you can trust. They also will let you know just what is wrong or going on with your car so you know if something has to be fixed as soon as possible. They have been great to work with, with great Customer Service!!
Cheryl Wieland
I have gone to Larry's Independent Services for many years. All the employees are very helpful and will go above and beyond to help me. They are prompt, efficient and have never overcharged me for parts or labor (I checked). I would definitely recommend this company.
Al F.
New to Larry's but had my 2008 Lexus ISF 60K service done there after the dealer totally inflated the original estimate. I saved a lot of money and even had the tires aligned at $200 less than the dealer estimate for the 60K service alone. I also had my wife's 2007 Infinity G35 for an oil change and safety check. The only issue I had was that 10/30 weight oil was used instead of the manual recommended 5/30 on both cars. When I noticed this and called, I was asked to return immediately to have the oil changed out. There was no attempt to circumvent the issue or convince me that the 10/30 was just as good. Even though an oversight, the follow-up correction was impressive and showed a real commitment to pleasing the customer and creating good will. As referenced, very new to Larry's but thus far, a very positive experience and I plan to make Larry's my home for service and repairs.
Brian Stone
I had a car that I was considering buying from Carmax inspected by Larry. He told me that the car was badly rusted and not to buy it. Carmax insisted that the car was good, so I took it to the Toyota Dealer. They confirmed what Larry had told me. Larry saved me over $22,000. Two weeks later I had Larry inspect another vehicle. Larry told me that the car was in excellent condition, but that the rear shocks were leaking. The seller agreed to replace them at his cost. That saved me $500.
Jaimi B.
I really lucked out searching Yelp for a local mechanic. This was my first time trying Larry's after reading some of his incredible reviews. They are honest and accommodating, as well as great mechanics. I am so fortunate to have found Larry, he and his staff are amazing. I will recommend him to everyone.
Devon G.
Larry and staff do great work. My family and I have had our cars serviced by him for years. He goes the extra mile and because his name is on the wall, you can tell the extra pride in detail is there.
Al F.
New to Larry's but had my 2008 Lexus ISF 60K service done there after the dealer totally inflated the original estimate. I saved a lot of money and even had the tires aligned at $200 less than the dealer estimate for the 60K service alone. I also had my wife's 2007 Infinity G35 for an oil change and safety check. The only issue I had was that 10/30 weight oil was used instead of the manual recommended 5/30 on both cars. When I noticed this and called, I was asked to return immediately to have the oil changed out. There was no attempt to circumvent the issue or convince me that the 10/30 was just as good. Even though an oversight, the follow-up correction was impressive and showed a real commitment to pleasing the customer and creating good will. As referenced, very new to Larry's but thus far, a very positive experience and I plan to make Larry's my home for service and repairs.
Steve Z.
I took my Ford Ranger pick up to Larry primarily because of one of his excellent mechanics Paul Galante. Paul diagnosed the problem immeadiatly and repaired the issue . I also had my transmission serviced and the trans was sealed up tight with no leaks. Larry is recovering from surgery so things are a little slower to get done right now. but that should improve when things get back to normal. I will take my vehicle back when I need repairs or service.
Patrick P.
I have been a customer of Larry's Independent Service for over 15 years. I never have any reservations about taking my car there and I have never been disappointed. In fact, I have always been more than pleased. I especially appreciate their sound advice on multiple occasions when I was buying a new car.