VAP was able to fix several issue with one repair: the motor/transmission mounts. Our Golf would crea
k and generally not handle as it once did.
It turns out that it was the mounts, and the engine/transmission was sagging so much that it was rubbing on the aftermarket aluminum belly pan. The real issue is we had just replaced the engine 8 months ago, and that shop (a different one, who shall remain nameless) neglected to replace the mounts.
Now, everything is tight, and came in ~$200 under estimate! We will be taking all of our cars to VAP Auto.
The office staff are friendly, courteous and very helpful. They tell you what work will be done and
the cost as well as the anticipated time to complete. Work is done in a timely manner, and done right the first time. I have used Ernie's several times for preventive and repair work. I am a completely satisfied customer.
I worked for Tim along time ago. Got my start as a mechanic working for him. I always admired his hon
esty with people. He taught me alot. I took what I learned from him and went on to other places doing business like him. I didn't make alot of money as a technician, but I never had any "come backs" either. Tim expected his technicians to do it right the first time, and word of mouth was our advertisement. Thank you Tim for all you taught me and the opportunity to work for you. My years there were some of the most enjoyable I've had.