Recent Changes for "Hoffmann Automotive" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_AutomotiveRecent Changes of the page "Hoffmann Automotive" on Davis Wiki.en-us Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-30 10:11:22DavidGrundlerComment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The cost of just the HID bulb for my car runs $160.00-$220.00 at cheaper aftermarket places. Much higher through dealers. HID bulbs can be very expensive, especially the xenon variety. --["Users/DavidGrundler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-05 16:52:41TomGarbersonon phone, can't link name. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ This sounds like BS. I've had two headlights replaced there. Both times were with other service - oil changes, one with a larger maintenance. Both times they charged for the bulb only ($10ish I think) and didn't charge a dime for the labor. --TomGarberson</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-05 10:04:09grumpyoldcodgerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-04-05 10:04:09'' [[nbsp]] Honey Bun you are an idiot. Do you accuse 5 star restaurants of being a rip off for charging $50 for a plate of food that " should cost less than half of that price?" Everything you pay for is marked up from Advil at the hospital to the cherries the guy at the fruit stand sells. If you didn't like the cost of parts and labor that BY LAW they are required to provide you with BEFORE they do any work, you should have gone someplace else. --["Users/grumpyoldcodger"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-04 19:06:16loneshark <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 102: </td> <td> Line 102: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> --["user/Loneshark"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> --["user<span>s</span>/Loneshark"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-04 19:05:53loneshark <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Didn't they give you an estimate before the work was performed that showed you the proposed charge? they should have I believe and you could have certainly decided at that point to take your car elsewhere.<br> + --["user/Loneshark"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-04 18:31:46PeteBmerged two comments <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Dear college students, save yourself some money and stay away from these heartless people. Go somewhere else where they won't rip you off. My biggest mistake was trusting their 5 star reviews on yelp and not ask anyone else about the price I had to pay for beforehand.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;--["Users/honeybun"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2013-04-04 18:03:04'' [[nbsp]]</span> OH DID I FORGET TO MENTION HOW RUDE THEY WERE AFTER my friends busted them for charging $150 for a part that should cost less than half of that price? </td> <td> <span>+</span> Dear college students, save yourself some money and stay away from these heartless people. Go somewhere else where they won't rip you off. My biggest mistake was trusting their 5 star reviews on yelp and not ask anyone else about the price I had to pay for beforehand. OH DID I FORGET TO MENTION HOW RUDE THEY WERE AFTER my friends busted them for charging $150 for a part that should cost less than half of that price? </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-04 18:03:04honeybunComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-04-04 18:03:04'' [[nbsp]] OH DID I FORGET TO MENTION HOW RUDE THEY WERE AFTER my friends busted them for charging $150 for a part that should cost less than half of that price?<br> + --["Users/honeybun"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-04-04 18:01:33honeybunComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-04-04 18:01:33'' [[nbsp]] $191 to change ONE HID LIGHT BULB. ouch.<br> + <br> + Dear college students, save yourself some money and stay away from these heartless people. Go somewhere else where they won't rip you off. My biggest mistake was trusting their 5 star reviews on yelp and not ask anyone else about the price I had to pay for beforehand. --["Users/honeybun"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2013-01-25 19:14:49LoisRichterComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 93: </td> <td> Line 93: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-01-25 18:14:49'' [[nbsp]] The Hoffman brothers have always been kind and considerate as well as professional and very experienced. I've known them for over 30 years and have NEVER heard anyone who has had a bad experience there. I'm so glad they are here to care for our cars. --["Users/LoisRichter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-12-27 17:21:29TomGarbersonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-12-27 16:21:29'' [[nbsp]] I feel weird leaving a third review for this place, but I had yet another good experience. I recently took my car in for a substantial service and they accidentally double-booked the courtesy car they loan out. They apologized and immediately resolved the situation by giving me a ride over to Enterprise, where they covered a rental for me for the day. The inconvenience was minimal, and they gave me 10% off the labor as an apology.<br> + <br> + Friendly, knowledgeable folks with a lot of integrity. Highly recommended. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-11-21 19:20:16JabberWokkyrm dup <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2012-11-21 18:10:19'' [[nbsp]] It's Thanksgiving eve and I will be heading home tomorrow, thanks to Hoffmann Automotive. I am a first-time customer who was discouraged with the service and honesty of some other shops in Davis. After a free 30-point inspection, their estimate for work was lower and more thorough than anything I'd seen so far. Moreover, in addition to getting me back on the road before the holiday, when there was a mix up about when to do the additional services, they did not charge me for them at all. My previous experience lead me to expect, when authorizing service over the phone, I would be forced to pay (my word against theirs). Instead, Hoffmann Automotive treated me with integrity and respect, even though it cost them money. I am thankful to have found an auto shop in Davis that I feel good recommending to my friends. --["Users/rlreeves"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-11-21 19:11:03rlreevesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-11-21 18:11:03'' [[nbsp]] It's Thanksgiving eve and I will be heading home tomorrow, thanks to Hoffmann Automotive. I am a first-time customer who was discouraged with the service and honesty of some other shops in Davis. After a free 30-point inspection, their estimate for work was lower and more thorough than anything I'd seen so far. Moreover, in addition to getting me back on the road before the holiday, when there was a mix up about when to do the additional services, they did not charge me for them at all. My previous experience led me to expect, when authorizing service over the phone, I would be forced to pay (my word against theirs). Instead, Hoffmann Automotive treated me with integrity and respect, even though it cost them money. I am thankful to have found an auto shop in Davis that I feel good recommending to my friends. --["Users/rlreeves"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-11-21 19:10:19rlreevesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-11-21 18:10:19'' [[nbsp]] It's Thanksgiving eve and I will be heading home tomorrow, thanks to Hoffmann Automotive. I am a first-time customer who was discouraged with the service and honesty of some other shops in Davis. After a free 30-point inspection, their estimate for work was lower and more thorough than anything I'd seen so far. Moreover, in addition to getting me back on the road before the holiday, when there was a mix up about when to do the additional services, they did not charge me for them at all. My previous experience lead me to expect, when authorizing service over the phone, I would be forced to pay (my word against theirs). Instead, Hoffmann Automotive treated me with integrity and respect, even though it cost them money. I am thankful to have found an auto shop in Davis that I feel good recommending to my friends. --["Users/rlreeves"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-10-16 17:11:52PeriSiepmanComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 85: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-10-16 17:11:52'' [[nbsp]] I have been using Hoffmanns to service my cars for more than 20 years. They are trustworthy, funny, and will go out of their way to help someone in need. I would highly recommend taking your car to them if it needs service. --["Users/PeriSiepman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-03-18 19:56:13TomGarbersonFixing horizontal rule <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - _______</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-03-18 19:26:49KMcGuireComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-03-18 19:26:49'' [[nbsp]] I always have a great experience bringing my car here. They are very helpful and always answer my questions. I just took my car here last week to get if fixed after another automotive place was unable to fix a noise it was making. They fixed it, as well as fixed a few other things, all in one day. --["Users/KMcGuire"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-03-17 14:12:02ElizabethCaravati <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - I have taken my car here three times in the past year, and I have always been very happy with the results. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The first time I went there I asked them to do an overall check of my car and they came back with a list of things that could be done, from an oil change to a new fan belt. I told them I only had a certain amount of money to spend and asked them to recommend what was most important. They did so without any hesitation and without trying to convince me to spend more. The next time I came in, I wanted to buy windshield wipers from them and install them myself, but when they heard that I was going to do it myself, the guy behind the counter ran out and did it for me, for free! They have proven to be honest and to stand behind their work, and I am very glad that I have found an auto repair company in town that I can trust. </td> <td> <span>+ _______<br> + 2012</span>-<span>03-17:</span> I have taken my car here three times in the past year, and I have always been very happy with the results. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The first time I went there I asked them to do an overall check of my car and they came back with a list of things that could be done, from an oil change to a new fan belt. I told them I only had a certain amount of money to spend and asked them to recommend what was most important. They did so without any hesitation and without trying to convince me to spend more. The next time I came in, I wanted to buy windshield wipers from them and install them myself, but when they heard that I was going to do it myself, the guy behind the counter ran out and did it for me, for free! They have proven to be honest and to stand behind their work, and I am very glad that I have found an auto repair company in town that I can trust.<span>--Elizabeth C.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-03-17 14:11:00ElizabethCaravati <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I have taken my car here three times in the past year, and I have always been very happy with the results. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The first time I went there I asked them to do an overall check of my car and they came back with a list of things that could be done, from an oil change to a new fan belt. I told them I only had a certain amount of money to spend and asked them to recommend what was most important. They did so without any hesitation and without trying to convince me to spend more. The next time I came in, I wanted to buy windshield wipers from them and install them myself, but when they heard that I was going to do it myself, the guy behind the counter ran out and did it for me, for free! They have proven to be honest and to stand behind their work, and I am very glad that I have found an auto repair company in town that I can trust.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2012-02-19 13:56:52BombayCollinsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-02-19 12:56:52'' [[nbsp]] I took my car in to get a new starter. The staff was friendly and professional (Jason in particular made me feel like a valued customer, even though it was my first visit), and they kept in touch with me throughout the replacement. Service was quick and competitively priced. If my car needs anything in the future, I'm definitely calling these guys back! --["Users/BombayCollins"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-08-10 14:57:37robygiga <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 3) I run away from this place and I went to another mechanic (he check the engine light for free) and he discover that was a very simple work with a cost<span>o</span> of 5$-20$ to fix it!!! </td> <td> <span>+</span> 3) I run away from this place and I went to another mechanic (he check the engine light for free) and he discover that was a very simple work<span>,</span> with a cost of 5$-20$ to fix it!!! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-08-10 14:56:41robygiga <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2011-08-10 12:09:36'' [[nbsp]] IF YOU ARE A FOREIGNER THEY WILL LITERALLY: STEAL YOUR MONEY</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2011-08-10 12:09:36'' [[nbsp]] BAD BAD BAD EXPERIENCE! AND VERY EXPENSIVE PLACE!!!!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 2) <span>Then they told me i</span>n order to fix the car <span>i</span> <span>h</span>a<span>v</span>e<span>&nbsp;to pay</span> 650$ </td> <td> <span>+</span> 2) <span>I</span>n order to fix the car <span>they</span> a<span>sk m</span>e 650$ </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 3) I went to another dealer and you know what was kind of broken?!!?!? Just the cap of the tank!!! 5$!!!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 3) I run away from this place and I went to another mechanic (he check the engine light for free) and he discover that was a very simple work with a costo of 5$-20$ to fix it!!!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- JUST DISGUSTING AND UNBELIEVABLE, AVOID THIS PLACE! --["Users/robygiga"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ..............NO COMMENT...........</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-08-10 12:10:58robygiga <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1) Just to ckech why the engine light they charge me: 150$!!!! Just to check!!! All the other mechanics do it for free!!! (operation that takes less then 2 minutes!) </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1) Just to ckech why the engine light<span>&nbsp;was on</span> they charge me: 150$!!!! Just to check!!! All the other mechanics do it for free!!! (operation that takes less then 2 minutes!) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-08-10 12:10:19robygiga <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1) Just to ckech why the engine light<span>&nbsp;was on</span> they charge me: 150$!!!! Just to check!!! All the other mechanics do it for free!!! (operation that takes less then 2 minutes!) </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1) Just to ckech why the engine light they charge me: 150$!!!! Just to check!!! All the other mechanics do it for free!!! (operation that takes less then 2 minutes!) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-08-10 12:09:36robygigaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-08-10 12:09:36'' [[nbsp]] IF YOU ARE A FOREIGNER THEY WILL LITERALLY: STEAL YOUR MONEY<br> + <br> + 1) Just to ckech why the engine light was on they charge me: 150$!!!! Just to check!!! All the other mechanics do it for free!!! (operation that takes less then 2 minutes!)<br> + <br> + 2) Then they told me in order to fix the car i have to pay 650$<br> + <br> + 3) I went to another dealer and you know what was kind of broken?!!?!? Just the cap of the tank!!! 5$!!!<br> + <br> + JUST DISGUSTING AND UNBELIEVABLE, AVOID THIS PLACE! --["Users/robygiga"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-08-08 13:48:10WillikersComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-08-08 13:48:10'' [[nbsp]] Taking my car to Hoffmann Automotive was a relief. I'm a fairly new car owner as well as a young woman, and what I fear from unfamiliar repair shops is having my ignorance of fair cost and car mechanics exploited. I don't believe it was, here -- the first visit they performed a thorough inspection of my car, blew the dust from my brake drums in an attempt to silence a disturbing scraping sound, kept me informed during the process, and finally assured me that the brakes were safe. Following the inspection the owner reviewed the results with me, informed me of upcoming maintenance checkpoints for my vehicle, and charged for the hour+ labor what I have gathered from my history with less reliable cars is reasonable for a AAA-backed auto shop.<br> + <br> + On my second visit, just today, I brought to them an oil leak I thought was severe. Despite being busy they got my car up, examined, and out of there in about an hour, and, especially because I'm on crutches right now, I was thrilled with the effort made to square me away quickly. When explaining to me what was done (bolt-tightening, removal of the excess oil I added) and what I should do/expect, the owner has never insulted my intelligence, and I really value that. After all this, there was no charge for the hour they spent on my vehicle while I got to study and catch endearing little exchanges between the family members.<br> + <br> + The business has shown great consideration to me during my tiny crises, and it has secured a return a customer. --["Users/Willikers"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-06-13 15:28:00TomGarbersonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-06-13 15:28:00'' [[nbsp]] I've now been here several times for various services. In addition to a full set of new tires, which I mentioned in an earlier review, they've done my 45,000 mile service which included flushing the power steering and transmission lines. I got a new battery, another new headlight (the other one... I'm not ''that'' hard on my headlights!) and some oil changes there. 100% of the service has been fantastic, and everyone I've talked to there has been extremely friendly. This last time my wife picked up the car for me while I was at work, and she was impressed with the folks she talked to. In the past, at other service shops/dealerships, she's felt like she was talked down to because she was a woman, but there was no sense of that here.<br> + <br> + It looks like there were a few negative comments about this place years ago from single edit users accusing it of shady business practices. It's up to you to make your own judgment call, but personally, I suspect most of them are BS. Every business can make mistakes, so I won't go so far as to say they're ''all'' bogus, but Hoffmann's is an extremely high quality repair shop that, from my experience, is completely trustworthy. If you want high quality work, high quality parts, and friendly service, give them a visit. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-06-13 15:12:39TomGarbersonAdding a little to the main entry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop in business since ["1979"]. Owned by the Hoffmann family, they have a good reputation for customer service. Service is a high priority at Hoffmann Automotive. Customers who need a ride to or from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop in business since ["1979"]. Owned by the Hoffmann family, they have a good reputation for customer service. Service is a high priority at Hoffmann Automotive. Customers who need a ride to or from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician<span>, or by Jeff Hoffmann himself</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Hoffmann isn't one of those cheap-o budget places, but you definitely get what you pay for. The service is fantastic and they stand behind their work. The parts they set you up with generally come with long warranties and easy replacement (on the off chance it's needed). It's a pretty popular place -- call ahead to make an appointment, since they can get booked up several days in advance.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ While they do have a waiting area in the shop, they offer you a ride home when you drop off your vehicle, and pick you up when the service is done. It's worth taking them up on the offer--it typically takes a few hours for, e.g., oil change + headlight replacement.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-06-13 15:02:02TomGarbersonMinor adjustment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[[Address("2613 ["2nd Street"]", "38.54832<span>5</span>", "-121.718<span>62</span>9")]] (east of ["Sudwerk"])|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[[Address("2613 ["2nd Street"]", "38.54832<span>1</span>", "-121.718<span>77</span>9")]] (east of ["Sudwerk"])|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-06-13 15:02:02TomGarbersonMap location(s) modifiedHoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-06-13 15:00:25TomGarbersonMap location(s) modifiedHoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-06-13 15:00:25TomGarbersonMap location is wrong, testing Allerization <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[[Address(2613 ["2nd Street"])]] (east of ["Sudwerk"])|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[[Address(<span>"</span>2613 ["2nd Street"]<span>", "38.548325", "-121.718629"</span>)]] (east of ["Sudwerk"])|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2011-05-11 11:27:09KatieHarrisComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-11 11:27:09'' [[nbsp]] I just had an very, very positive experience with Hoffman Automotive. A piece of my exhaust fell off my car on the freeway -- that was exciting. They diagnosed my problem and did enough of a temporary fix that I can get home to the East Bay, where I'll do my own repairs at home. They saved me from a lot of trouble and expense -- they didn't charge me at all! I hope I don't break down in Davis again, but if I do, I'll definitely take my car back to Hoffman. They were very polite, friendly, and kind. --["Users/KatieHarris"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-11-17 10:05:05KatilinAdamsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-17 09:05:05'' [[nbsp]] Took my car here yesterday. It was great, timely, informative service. The quality of work and explanations made me very happy. I would recommend this place to anyone. Over all excellent --["Users/KatilinAdams"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-08-02 16:10:54DanLawyerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-08-02 16:10:54'' [[nbsp]] Just went to Hoffman for a tire repair. Cheap, friendly, pretty quick (I didn't make an appointment). I'll be back! --["Users/DanLawyer"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-12 15:48:26WilliamLewisRevert to version 78 (please don't remove links.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Not to be confused with the former ["Hoffman's Garage"].''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-12 15:36:53KhanhHoffmann garage has never existed to our knowledge in davis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''Not to be confused with the former ["Hoffman's Garage"].''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-12 15:35:28KhanhI am sitting with the owners and the statement I have removed is not true <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Note: They don't mount tires 225-45 for 17in rims. Also, they don't do wheel alignment.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They used to be operated out of the ["Hoffmann 76"] ["Gas Stations" gas station]. Both facilities were owned by <span>Rick</span> Hoffmann and garnered a good reputation for customer service. <span>Rick also own</span>s (''<span>own</span>ed?'') ["<span>Davis Muffler &amp; Hitch Center"</span>]<span>, which now shares (''shared?'') the ["2nd Street" Second Street]</span> location. </td> <td> <span>+</span> They used to be operated out of the ["Hoffmann 76"] ["Gas Stations" gas station]. Both facilities were owned by <span>the</span> Hoffmann <span>family </span>and garnered a good reputation for customer service. <span>Hoffmann family owned ["Davis Muffler &amp; Hitch Center"], which now share</span>s (''<span>shar</span>ed?'') <span>the </span>["<span>2nd Street" Second Street</span>] location. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-08 11:30:08JoePomidorbettah <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Also see ["/Hoffmann<span>_</span>additional<span>_</span>comments" Hoffmann<span>_</span>additional<span>_</span>comments]'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Also see ["/Hoffmann<span>&nbsp;</span>additional<span>&nbsp;</span>comments" Hoffmann<span>&nbsp;</span>additional<span>&nbsp;</span>comments]'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-08 10:54:03JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Not to be confused with the former ["Hoffman<span>n</span>'s Garage"].'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Not to be confused with the former ["Hoffman's Garage"].'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 11:05:33EdWinscrosslink on each or no? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop in business since 1979. Owned by the Hoffmann family, they have a good reputation for customer service. Service is a high priority at Hoffmann Automotive. Customers who need a ride to or from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop in business since <span>["</span>1979<span>"]</span>. Owned by the Hoffmann family, they have a good reputation for customer service. Service is a high priority at Hoffmann Automotive. Customers who need a ride to or from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''Not to be confused with the former ["Hoffmann's Garage"].''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:23:13KhanhComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-07-07 10:23:13'' [[nbsp]] I was working on my own brakes at 11:00 at night on June 30 and thought that I could change them out. My buddy omar and I had replaced front disk breaks many times before so we thought that the rears would be the same. Afer an hour into it and lots of reading repair sites on the interet we found that there were some special tools needed to push in the calipers. The bad thing was that We were leaving for camping the next morning for the fourth of July weekend. In the morning I took the car to Hoffmann Automotive and they expitided the repairs with in a few hours for me. We were able to leave by noon. I want to thank Jeff and Rick for making this happen. The service was excellent. The bill was hefty because I asked them to put in OEM parts. The labor charge was totally resonable. --["Users/Khanh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:14:39Khanh(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Also see ["/Hoffmann_additional_comments"]'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Also see ["/Hoffmann_additional_comments"<span>&nbsp;Hoffmann_additional_comments</span>]'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:12:05Khanh(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Also see ["Hoffmann_additional_comments"]'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Also see ["<span>/</span>Hoffmann_additional_comments"]'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:11:53Khanh(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Also see ["<span>/</span>Hoffmann_additional_comments"]'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Also see ["Hoffmann_additional_comments"]'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:11:37Khanh(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Also see ["/Hoffmann_additional_comments]'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Also see ["/Hoffmann_additional_comments<span>"</span>]'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:10:59Khanh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-10-27 10:18:31'' [[nbsp]] I had a great experience. Went there to have my exhaust manifold cover welded back on. Jay was super-friendly and I was out of there in 15 minutes! --["Users/MyaBrn"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-11-06 14:31:39'' [[nbsp]] Hoffman is seriously wonderful. I have had nothing but good experiences with them. They are friendly, do good work, and make sure that the customer ends up satisfied. Also, they don't charge you for unnecessary services. Example - when I went in for my 50k service, they made sure that their "standard" service didn't include anything that I didn't need, and he removed them from the estimate. Most auto shops won't break up their service packages like that to save you money. Also good for those without a ton of money to throw around on car repairs - they will help you prioritize repairs based on what is likely to cause a big problem first. I am so glad to have found a good shop here in town. --["Users/AmandaCaudle"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-02 10:29:17'' [[nbsp]] Good shop. I took my Camry here for timing belt work. They got the work done quickly and came in UNDER initial estimate if you can believe that. By far the best of the shops I have dealt with in Davis this year. --["Users/VincentFox"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-10 16:20:22'' [[nbsp]] Note: They don't do clutch work. --["Users/CaptainRush"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-02-06 13:03:53'' [[nbsp]] BEWARE!!!! I brought my truck here to have them check out a shake it was making. They charged my $90 to tell me that they THOUGHT it was a transmission problem and they couldn't do the repairs. I even asked specifically if my carrier bearing was the problem, they said no. $200 worth of tranmission maintanence later (and no fix) I finally dropped the carrier bearing like they said NOT to do. It fixed my problem. They don't know what they're doing and they're robbing their customers. DO NOT DO BUSINESS HERE!! --["Users/ChrisCrowe"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-04-08 17:38:54'' [[nbsp]] I took my car into Hoffmann Automotive for an oil change and to get my battery checked out. The battery had started to leak some fluid and I wanted to make sure it would start in cold weather. Their mechanic told me that the battery was nearly dead, that my car barely started and that he strongly suggested getting a new battery. Though the car started easily, I went straight to Kragen Auto Parts to replace it myself. They tested the battery and it had a full charge. I’ve been driving it for a couple months since and have had no problems. From all I can tell, they were trying to use the scare tactic- assuming a woman wouldn't know how to replace a battery herself. Though they were friendly otherwise, I'm never going back. --["Users/CameronPea"]<br> - * Just to point out one alternative way of looking at this... I'm going to suggest that if your drive to Hoffmann was short and your battery had a low charge that the combination of their measurement and your leakage comment would have resulted in a suggestion to replace. If on your drive over to Kragen, or if you didn't drive directly there, your alternator had a chance to charge the battery you could have gotten a healthy reading. I don't know what kind of car or battery you have, or what condition they are in, I'm just pointing out one possible explanation. --["Users/JasonAller"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-05-02 10:56:08'' [[nbsp]] Great service ….. I had a Mercedes die on me, and had it towed to Hoffmann. After checking it over, they said it had a part out that only a Mercedes Dealer could repair. They did not charge me anything. --["Users/gregspl"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-06-04 00:27:58'' [[nbsp]] i went to Hoffmann automotive with my Volvo with a strange vibration problem. it was near closing time on a Saturday but the mechanic took a quick look. he showed me a bald spot on one of my front tire where the metal part was showing, but they didn't stock the tire i needed. i was happy to come back the next day and have the bad tire replaced, but the mechanic was uneasy about me driving on it, so he quickly put the dangerous tire on the rear, and didn't charge me a dime for it! how great is that? as a woman, i am always nervous about being taken advantage of by people, but that was the best service i have experienced. i have nothing but high praise for Rick and Aaron, thank you so much --["Users/fortier"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-01-24 14:12:02'' [[nbsp]] Rick Hoffman is one of the only mechanics I trust. He has looked at my cars several times for free or for a purely nominal fee, and when we called him recently about a blown head gasket, he immediately told us that it was such a common problem with our type of car that the dealer would probably cover it for free. His honesty saved me at least $3000. He's also very respectful of women clients--I never feel patronized or ripped off. I recommend his shop without reservation. --["Users/KatieF"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-07 16:00:17'' [[nbsp]] What an absolutely shady business enterprise. As a previous user stated, I took my VW in to have the Check Engine light looked at, as well as for them to tell me why there was a slow oil leak coming from my car. Rick charged me $142 dollars to tell me that I needed a new gas cap and an oil pan! He then told me that he could get the oil pan for $300 and the gas cap for $40. With parts and labor it would come out to almost $800!!! I promptly declined and bought the parts myself. On a simple Google search the oil pan was $92 and the gas cap was $8 with shipping. When I called him back to tell him I thought his prices were outrageous he copped a terrible attitude.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Also see ["/Hoffmann_additional_comments]''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- I don't ever write reviews or letters, but I was so disgusted at my treatment and the shady business dealings that Rick Hoffman had that I will openly and willingly tell people to STAY AWAY! There are plenty of other reliable auto shops in Davis. Do your homework and realize that this is not one of them. --["Users/MyHeartisinOhio"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-14 15:59:09'' [[nbsp]] This is absolutely NOT a shady business. If its shady to be honest about what the prices are, then someone hasnt looked at a dictionary in a long time. They are all about quality and I'm sure the oil pan and gas cap you bought probably werent of the best quality. They wont last as long as the ones that they priced out for you. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself, calling up a business telling them their prices were too high. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior, grow up will you. Oh and by the way, LABOR costs MONEY!! I'm sure Rick was being as patient as someone could being told that they were charging too much and that you were unhappy. Cheaper prices=Cheaper quality. --["Users/myheartisNOTinohio"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-29 11:55:54'' [[nbsp]] I had to sign up just to make a comment here. I have been going to Hoffmann Automotive for the entire time they have been in business (28 years) with a variety of cars new and old and the Hoffmanns and their crew have always been honest, fair and given me very good mechanical advice and service. I have been sent home without cost when a perceived problem was not a problem or if it was something they don't handle. Nobody likes to spend money on automotive repairs but if you need diagnostic and repair work this is an excellent shop with great service owned by Davis locals and I can enthusiastically recommend them. --["Users/BarbaraZ"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-05-16 12:55:17'' [[nbsp]] As usual Barbara Z has it right. The Hoffmans run a great business, based on the strange notion that if you treat people well they will come back. If you are looking for quality auto service, look no further. --["Users/jasonxtian"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-08 13:04:29'' [[nbsp]] They were great! I've had my car towed here three times and they are always helpful and always give me a ride to my apartment! One time I thought something was wrong but it turned out just to be a dead battery. They inspected my car and didn't charge me anything! They are always very respectful of women and even sent me a Thank You note for fixing my car! Their estimates are usually pretty accurate, too. --["Users/juliebeans"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. ["Users/johnwalker"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-15 07:35:37'' [[nbsp]] I had very bad experience at Hoffmann auto repair. I am a professional female who knows nothing about cars. Based on their nice building, I took<br> - my Volkswagen Jetta for servicing there. The guy at the front has no respect for women. When I asked him some questions about the repair done there, he treated with no respect and made derogatory comments against women. I am very disappointed and would never take my car there again.<br> - --["Users/SaraN"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-21 08:46:51'' [[nbsp]] After coming to this page to check an see if Hoffmann Automotive is still doing Saturday oil changes, I was a bit perplexed at some of the negative comments I saw here. I will not discount someone's opinion if they feel they had bad service but I will take issue with the claims that this is a dishonest business. Rick and Jeff and the rest of the folks that run and work at Hoffmann are always courteous, honest, and customer service has been fantastic. I have a variety of old cars that I drive - and I do a lot of the work myself. My daily driver though I have Hoffmann do all the work on because I want that car to be dependable. same for my wife's car. Good service is not cheap - nor are good parts. Just because you can find the part of the internet for 50% less, does not mean that they are trying to cheat you. There are huge differences between the quality level of many parts for sale in the aftermarket. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the years in dealing with my old cars. Just because one part is 25% less than the other doesn't save you money if it breaks two years down the road and you have to replace it again. For me on my daily driver car, time is money, and reliability is key, and I will continue to take my cars to Hoffmann Automotive - there is not another shop in town that is as good as Hoffmann (other than maybe Redfield Machine, another great mechanic, but it definitely isn't the place to go if you need your car fixed quickly). This shop is as good as they get. --["Users/jclay"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-23 21:10:02'' [[nbsp]] I took my Toyota 4Runner for timing belt service at Hoffman automotive. When I dropped off my vehicle for service Rick Hoffman said that they only use genuine Toyota parts. When I picked up my 4Ruuner and looked at the invoice, part numbers did not match Toyota parts. They used cheap NAPA parts and charged me price for Toyota parts. This shady job cost me well over $1400.00. He even charged me for six pairs of gloves to repair my vehicle. A doctor would not use six pairs of gloves for surgery. TOTALLY DISHONEST AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS. --["Users/janetj"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-21 16:03:23'' [[nbsp]] The young mechanic named Jason is dreamy! --["Users/mworthington"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-21 16:15:27'' [[nbsp]] I agree! Hoffman Auto has always treated me kindly, and Jason (the youngest of the Hoffmans) is a cutie! If you're lucky he'll be the one to give you a ride home... --["Users/KCal"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-04-27 12:43:11'' [[nbsp]] We have relied on Hoffman's for so many years, I don't know what we'd do without them. I miss having them on the corner of 5th and G, but I'm grateful for their full service auto repair. They are absolutely honest and great people as well. One of the sort of 'small town' benefits of living in Davis. --["Users/christinecipperly"]<br> - * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th; now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-09 22:53:31'' [[nbsp]] Excellent customer service! I have gone in here many times and they have always been friendly, informative and very helpful! The most recent time was when my car failed a smog test and I needed a repair. Instead of taking my money and fixing my car, they told me about the CAP program and told me that I needed to go to another station if I wanted to save money. They even printed the application out for me! They lost money to save me money! Great customer service! (And the guy who drives you home is cute!) --["Users/juliebeans"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-07-24 22:01:23'' [[nbsp]] Having worked in the office of an auto repair shop and being a woman, after reading previous comments I needed to leave one to vouch for Hoffmann Automotive. I've been in Davis six years and had a heck of a time finding an honest mechanic for my aging but still running car. I took it to multiple places in Davis and got completely dishonest service and quotes which I could recognize having worked, but not serviced, cars in a repair shop. Hoffmann is totally different. Though they can seem a bit gruff, they have never been anything but respectful and professional to me and I've been getting my car serviced there for all six years (my car is old, it doesn't need repairs from their bad work). They remember me when I go in and are kind enough to ask after my pet. They give HONEST estimates and work to come in under that estimate whenever possible; car parts and labor are expensive! The reason they, like any reputable service center, won't install customer-bought parts is because they cannot guarantee the safety or quality of the part you found so cheaply on Amazon. This is good business practice as well as helps them avoid a lawsuit from the person who wanted to save a few bucks the wrong way if the part is faulty. They have also told me when I can avoid expensive repairs by doing routine checks or monitoring somethings myself; knowing I am on a tight budget, they've helped me prioritize repairs with attention always to safety first. Never have they treated me as if I can be taken advantage of as a student or as a woman. They explain the nature of the repair in language I can understand without being condescending. Rick Hoffmann even talked to my previous mechanic at home, out of state, on my first visit in which greatly reassured me that they were willing to stand by their work and estimate. My home mechanic gave them the thumbs up as reputable mechanics. Highly, highly recommend. These are all great mechanics and run a honest and clean business with an emphasis on good customer service. And MyHeartisinOhio, the Hoffmann brothers are from Ohio originally! --["Users/dandysgirl"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-24 15:24:54'' [[nbsp]] has the phone number recently changed? --["Users/DylanBeaudette"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-16 18:09:34'' [[nbsp]] I had really bad experience here. I brought my VW GTI here for a timing belt replacement, and it take 2 days to complete. When I called them on the second day, they said to me that it's not start yet and we dont know when it will finish but I will call you when it finish. Another point is the price, like labor hour, is a little higher than other place. The reason I select this place to work on my car b'cause it's close to my office and I expect to finish quickly, but it turns out that it's slower compare to other place and ruin all my schedule for whole that day with the sentence "We dont know when it will be finished, we will call you once it finish". --["Users/abigailN"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-18 13:43:08'' [[nbsp]] I had a battery die, and what had happened was the light inside my car was on. I get it to the shop, instead of recharging the battery and retest. Rick hoffmann insisted that the battery and alternator need to be replaced. When I got the car home, the battery indicator light was still on and they hadn't noticed it. Had to take it elsewhere to replace the battery the next day. I went back to Rich and asked for a refund and he basically told me to get lost. Thanks a lot. For nothing. And a big bill. It makes me wonders about the positive review posted on this page? How reliable are they? --["Users/Truman"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-25 14:05:54'' [[nbsp]] In regards to AbigailN's comments I would like to respond by saying that this business does not have a VW GTI in our history records. One would think that a shop which does timing belt services (or for that matter ANY services) would have some form of history on any given vehicle. I can assure you that since 1979 we have, and continue to keep records for several years after every vehicle visit. We do not know whom you are refering to in your review of this business, but it certainly is not this one. Please get your facts straight before complaining about any business that provides a service to you. We are sorry you had a poor experience somewhere else but we do not feel it is fair to be blasted by someone when we clearly have no history of ever seeing their vehicle. --["Users/jphoff"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-25 14:22:58'' [[nbsp]] In regards to Truman's comments. It is really interesting that you wonder about the positive reviews of this business because we wonder about your negative comments about this business. First, we have no recollection or history of this vehicle so we again are wondering if you are mixing us up with another shop or for some reason feeling obligated to slander us publicly on this open forum. Second, Rick Hoffmann (or Rich as you incorrectly referred to him in your review)would not EVER tell anyone to "get lost." Any long time customer or new customer can tell you about the friendly and fair service we provide to everyone who enters our shop. We could not have survived in this business for 30+ years if we were in the practice of verbally belittling and alienating our customer while providing them with poor service. Your claims about this business do not add up to anything and we would appreciate it if you (and other like you) would please get your information straight before you get the urge to log on to DavisWiki. --["Users/jphoff"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-12-01 19:21:11'' [[nbsp]] JPSSSHOFF'S...... I'M A REAL CUSTOMER!!!!! HOW COULD I MADE A MISTAKE LIKE THAT? I KNOW WHERE I TOOK MY CAR FOR REPAIRS UNLESS THERE'S ANOTHER HOFFMANN AUTOMOTIVE IN DAVIS. NOW FOLKS, YOU SEE MAYBE THIS GUY PAIDS SOMEONE OFF TO WRITES THESE REVIEWS JUST TO DRUMS UP SOME BUSINESS. WHAT A SHADDY PLACE.....LET'S SEE IF AM REAL OR NOT...YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM THE BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE SOON..... --["Users/Truman"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-12-11 11:50:01'' [[nbsp]] Truman, please do yourself a favor and take a deep breath and calm down. Collect your thoughts and then attempt to make your point in a manner that actually makes sense. A thesaurus works wonders if you need one (and it appears, my spelling and grammar challenged friend, that you are in dire need) because your posts remind me of one of those Nigerian scammer emails that occasionally crop up in my inbox.<br> - <br> - How's the weather in Abuja these days?<br> - <br> - Maybe you should find something productive to do with your time like herd your goats or feed your donkey. These guys at have better things to do than reply to uneducated shills... Like repairing cars and taking care of their customers as they have been doing for the last 30 years.<br> - --["Users/UnbiasedThirdParty"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:07:09JasonAllerRevert to version 65 (No, if you want to archive comments do it right). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Additional Hoffmann Automotive Comments]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-10-27 10:18:31'' [[nbsp]] I had a great experience. Went there to have my exhaust manifold cover welded back on. Jay was super-friendly and I was out of there in 15 minutes! --["Users/MyaBrn"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-11-06 14:31:39'' [[nbsp]] Hoffman is seriously wonderful. I have had nothing but good experiences with them. They are friendly, do good work, and make sure that the customer ends up satisfied. Also, they don't charge you for unnecessary services. Example - when I went in for my 50k service, they made sure that their "standard" service didn't include anything that I didn't need, and he removed them from the estimate. Most auto shops won't break up their service packages like that to save you money. Also good for those without a ton of money to throw around on car repairs - they will help you prioritize repairs based on what is likely to cause a big problem first. I am so glad to have found a good shop here in town. --["Users/AmandaCaudle"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-12-02 10:29:17'' [[nbsp]] Good shop. I took my Camry here for timing belt work. They got the work done quickly and came in UNDER initial estimate if you can believe that. By far the best of the shops I have dealt with in Davis this year. --["Users/VincentFox"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-12-10 16:20:22'' [[nbsp]] Note: They don't do clutch work. --["Users/CaptainRush"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2007-02-06 13:03:53'' [[nbsp]] BEWARE!!!! I brought my truck here to have them check out a shake it was making. They charged my $90 to tell me that they THOUGHT it was a transmission problem and they couldn't do the repairs. I even asked specifically if my carrier bearing was the problem, they said no. $200 worth of tranmission maintanence later (and no fix) I finally dropped the carrier bearing like they said NOT to do. It fixed my problem. They don't know what they're doing and they're robbing their customers. DO NOT DO BUSINESS HERE!! --["Users/ChrisCrowe"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2007-04-08 17:38:54'' [[nbsp]] I took my car into Hoffmann Automotive for an oil change and to get my battery checked out. The battery had started to leak some fluid and I wanted to make sure it would start in cold weather. Their mechanic told me that the battery was nearly dead, that my car barely started and that he strongly suggested getting a new battery. Though the car started easily, I went straight to Kragen Auto Parts to replace it myself. They tested the battery and it had a full charge. I’ve been driving it for a couple months since and have had no problems. From all I can tell, they were trying to use the scare tactic- assuming a woman wouldn't know how to replace a battery herself. Though they were friendly otherwise, I'm never going back. --["Users/CameronPea"]<br> + * Just to point out one alternative way of looking at this... I'm going to suggest that if your drive to Hoffmann was short and your battery had a low charge that the combination of their measurement and your leakage comment would have resulted in a suggestion to replace. If on your drive over to Kragen, or if you didn't drive directly there, your alternator had a chance to charge the battery you could have gotten a healthy reading. I don't know what kind of car or battery you have, or what condition they are in, I'm just pointing out one possible explanation. --["Users/JasonAller"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2007-05-02 10:56:08'' [[nbsp]] Great service ….. I had a Mercedes die on me, and had it towed to Hoffmann. After checking it over, they said it had a part out that only a Mercedes Dealer could repair. They did not charge me anything. --["Users/gregspl"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2007-06-04 00:27:58'' [[nbsp]] i went to Hoffmann automotive with my Volvo with a strange vibration problem. it was near closing time on a Saturday but the mechanic took a quick look. he showed me a bald spot on one of my front tire where the metal part was showing, but they didn't stock the tire i needed. i was happy to come back the next day and have the bad tire replaced, but the mechanic was uneasy about me driving on it, so he quickly put the dangerous tire on the rear, and didn't charge me a dime for it! how great is that? as a woman, i am always nervous about being taken advantage of by people, but that was the best service i have experienced. i have nothing but high praise for Rick and Aaron, thank you so much --["Users/fortier"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-01-24 14:12:02'' [[nbsp]] Rick Hoffman is one of the only mechanics I trust. He has looked at my cars several times for free or for a purely nominal fee, and when we called him recently about a blown head gasket, he immediately told us that it was such a common problem with our type of car that the dealer would probably cover it for free. His honesty saved me at least $3000. He's also very respectful of women clients--I never feel patronized or ripped off. I recommend his shop without reservation. --["Users/KatieF"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-04-07 16:00:17'' [[nbsp]] What an absolutely shady business enterprise. As a previous user stated, I took my VW in to have the Check Engine light looked at, as well as for them to tell me why there was a slow oil leak coming from my car. Rick charged me $142 dollars to tell me that I needed a new gas cap and an oil pan! He then told me that he could get the oil pan for $300 and the gas cap for $40. With parts and labor it would come out to almost $800!!! I promptly declined and bought the parts myself. On a simple Google search the oil pan was $92 and the gas cap was $8 with shipping. When I called him back to tell him I thought his prices were outrageous he copped a terrible attitude.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ I don't ever write reviews or letters, but I was so disgusted at my treatment and the shady business dealings that Rick Hoffman had that I will openly and willingly tell people to STAY AWAY! There are plenty of other reliable auto shops in Davis. Do your homework and realize that this is not one of them. --["Users/MyHeartisinOhio"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-04-14 15:59:09'' [[nbsp]] This is absolutely NOT a shady business. If its shady to be honest about what the prices are, then someone hasnt looked at a dictionary in a long time. They are all about quality and I'm sure the oil pan and gas cap you bought probably werent of the best quality. They wont last as long as the ones that they priced out for you. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself, calling up a business telling them their prices were too high. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior, grow up will you. Oh and by the way, LABOR costs MONEY!! I'm sure Rick was being as patient as someone could being told that they were charging too much and that you were unhappy. Cheaper prices=Cheaper quality. --["Users/myheartisNOTinohio"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-04-29 11:55:54'' [[nbsp]] I had to sign up just to make a comment here. I have been going to Hoffmann Automotive for the entire time they have been in business (28 years) with a variety of cars new and old and the Hoffmanns and their crew have always been honest, fair and given me very good mechanical advice and service. I have been sent home without cost when a perceived problem was not a problem or if it was something they don't handle. Nobody likes to spend money on automotive repairs but if you need diagnostic and repair work this is an excellent shop with great service owned by Davis locals and I can enthusiastically recommend them. --["Users/BarbaraZ"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-05-16 12:55:17'' [[nbsp]] As usual Barbara Z has it right. The Hoffmans run a great business, based on the strange notion that if you treat people well they will come back. If you are looking for quality auto service, look no further. --["Users/jasonxtian"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-08 13:04:29'' [[nbsp]] They were great! I've had my car towed here three times and they are always helpful and always give me a ride to my apartment! One time I thought something was wrong but it turned out just to be a dead battery. They inspected my car and didn't charge me anything! They are always very respectful of women and even sent me a Thank You note for fixing my car! Their estimates are usually pretty accurate, too. --["Users/juliebeans"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. ["Users/johnwalker"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-15 07:35:37'' [[nbsp]] I had very bad experience at Hoffmann auto repair. I am a professional female who knows nothing about cars. Based on their nice building, I took<br> + my Volkswagen Jetta for servicing there. The guy at the front has no respect for women. When I asked him some questions about the repair done there, he treated with no respect and made derogatory comments against women. I am very disappointed and would never take my car there again.<br> + --["Users/SaraN"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-21 08:46:51'' [[nbsp]] After coming to this page to check an see if Hoffmann Automotive is still doing Saturday oil changes, I was a bit perplexed at some of the negative comments I saw here. I will not discount someone's opinion if they feel they had bad service but I will take issue with the claims that this is a dishonest business. Rick and Jeff and the rest of the folks that run and work at Hoffmann are always courteous, honest, and customer service has been fantastic. I have a variety of old cars that I drive - and I do a lot of the work myself. My daily driver though I have Hoffmann do all the work on because I want that car to be dependable. same for my wife's car. Good service is not cheap - nor are good parts. Just because you can find the part of the internet for 50% less, does not mean that they are trying to cheat you. There are huge differences between the quality level of many parts for sale in the aftermarket. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the years in dealing with my old cars. Just because one part is 25% less than the other doesn't save you money if it breaks two years down the road and you have to replace it again. For me on my daily driver car, time is money, and reliability is key, and I will continue to take my cars to Hoffmann Automotive - there is not another shop in town that is as good as Hoffmann (other than maybe Redfield Machine, another great mechanic, but it definitely isn't the place to go if you need your car fixed quickly). This shop is as good as they get. --["Users/jclay"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-23 21:10:02'' [[nbsp]] I took my Toyota 4Runner for timing belt service at Hoffman automotive. When I dropped off my vehicle for service Rick Hoffman said that they only use genuine Toyota parts. When I picked up my 4Ruuner and looked at the invoice, part numbers did not match Toyota parts. They used cheap NAPA parts and charged me price for Toyota parts. This shady job cost me well over $1400.00. He even charged me for six pairs of gloves to repair my vehicle. A doctor would not use six pairs of gloves for surgery. TOTALLY DISHONEST AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS. --["Users/janetj"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-08-21 16:03:23'' [[nbsp]] The young mechanic named Jason is dreamy! --["Users/mworthington"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-08-21 16:15:27'' [[nbsp]] I agree! Hoffman Auto has always treated me kindly, and Jason (the youngest of the Hoffmans) is a cutie! If you're lucky he'll be the one to give you a ride home... --["Users/KCal"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-04-27 12:43:11'' [[nbsp]] We have relied on Hoffman's for so many years, I don't know what we'd do without them. I miss having them on the corner of 5th and G, but I'm grateful for their full service auto repair. They are absolutely honest and great people as well. One of the sort of 'small town' benefits of living in Davis. --["Users/christinecipperly"]<br> + * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th; now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-06-09 22:53:31'' [[nbsp]] Excellent customer service! I have gone in here many times and they have always been friendly, informative and very helpful! The most recent time was when my car failed a smog test and I needed a repair. Instead of taking my money and fixing my car, they told me about the CAP program and told me that I needed to go to another station if I wanted to save money. They even printed the application out for me! They lost money to save me money! Great customer service! (And the guy who drives you home is cute!) --["Users/juliebeans"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-07-24 22:01:23'' [[nbsp]] Having worked in the office of an auto repair shop and being a woman, after reading previous comments I needed to leave one to vouch for Hoffmann Automotive. I've been in Davis six years and had a heck of a time finding an honest mechanic for my aging but still running car. I took it to multiple places in Davis and got completely dishonest service and quotes which I could recognize having worked, but not serviced, cars in a repair shop. Hoffmann is totally different. Though they can seem a bit gruff, they have never been anything but respectful and professional to me and I've been getting my car serviced there for all six years (my car is old, it doesn't need repairs from their bad work). They remember me when I go in and are kind enough to ask after my pet. They give HONEST estimates and work to come in under that estimate whenever possible; car parts and labor are expensive! The reason they, like any reputable service center, won't install customer-bought parts is because they cannot guarantee the safety or quality of the part you found so cheaply on Amazon. This is good business practice as well as helps them avoid a lawsuit from the person who wanted to save a few bucks the wrong way if the part is faulty. They have also told me when I can avoid expensive repairs by doing routine checks or monitoring somethings myself; knowing I am on a tight budget, they've helped me prioritize repairs with attention always to safety first. Never have they treated me as if I can be taken advantage of as a student or as a woman. They explain the nature of the repair in language I can understand without being condescending. Rick Hoffmann even talked to my previous mechanic at home, out of state, on my first visit in which greatly reassured me that they were willing to stand by their work and estimate. My home mechanic gave them the thumbs up as reputable mechanics. Highly, highly recommend. These are all great mechanics and run a honest and clean business with an emphasis on good customer service. And MyHeartisinOhio, the Hoffmann brothers are from Ohio originally! --["Users/dandysgirl"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-08-24 15:24:54'' [[nbsp]] has the phone number recently changed? --["Users/DylanBeaudette"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-11-16 18:09:34'' [[nbsp]] I had really bad experience here. I brought my VW GTI here for a timing belt replacement, and it take 2 days to complete. When I called them on the second day, they said to me that it's not start yet and we dont know when it will finish but I will call you when it finish. Another point is the price, like labor hour, is a little higher than other place. The reason I select this place to work on my car b'cause it's close to my office and I expect to finish quickly, but it turns out that it's slower compare to other place and ruin all my schedule for whole that day with the sentence "We dont know when it will be finished, we will call you once it finish". --["Users/abigailN"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-11-18 13:43:08'' [[nbsp]] I had a battery die, and what had happened was the light inside my car was on. I get it to the shop, instead of recharging the battery and retest. Rick hoffmann insisted that the battery and alternator need to be replaced. When I got the car home, the battery indicator light was still on and they hadn't noticed it. Had to take it elsewhere to replace the battery the next day. I went back to Rich and asked for a refund and he basically told me to get lost. Thanks a lot. For nothing. And a big bill. It makes me wonders about the positive review posted on this page? How reliable are they? --["Users/Truman"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-11-25 14:05:54'' [[nbsp]] In regards to AbigailN's comments I would like to respond by saying that this business does not have a VW GTI in our history records. One would think that a shop which does timing belt services (or for that matter ANY services) would have some form of history on any given vehicle. I can assure you that since 1979 we have, and continue to keep records for several years after every vehicle visit. We do not know whom you are refering to in your review of this business, but it certainly is not this one. Please get your facts straight before complaining about any business that provides a service to you. We are sorry you had a poor experience somewhere else but we do not feel it is fair to be blasted by someone when we clearly have no history of ever seeing their vehicle. --["Users/jphoff"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-11-25 14:22:58'' [[nbsp]] In regards to Truman's comments. It is really interesting that you wonder about the positive reviews of this business because we wonder about your negative comments about this business. First, we have no recollection or history of this vehicle so we again are wondering if you are mixing us up with another shop or for some reason feeling obligated to slander us publicly on this open forum. Second, Rick Hoffmann (or Rich as you incorrectly referred to him in your review)would not EVER tell anyone to "get lost." Any long time customer or new customer can tell you about the friendly and fair service we provide to everyone who enters our shop. We could not have survived in this business for 30+ years if we were in the practice of verbally belittling and alienating our customer while providing them with poor service. Your claims about this business do not add up to anything and we would appreciate it if you (and other like you) would please get your information straight before you get the urge to log on to DavisWiki. --["Users/jphoff"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-12-01 19:21:11'' [[nbsp]] JPSSSHOFF'S...... I'M A REAL CUSTOMER!!!!! HOW COULD I MADE A MISTAKE LIKE THAT? I KNOW WHERE I TOOK MY CAR FOR REPAIRS UNLESS THERE'S ANOTHER HOFFMANN AUTOMOTIVE IN DAVIS. NOW FOLKS, YOU SEE MAYBE THIS GUY PAIDS SOMEONE OFF TO WRITES THESE REVIEWS JUST TO DRUMS UP SOME BUSINESS. WHAT A SHADDY PLACE.....LET'S SEE IF AM REAL OR NOT...YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM THE BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE SOON..... --["Users/Truman"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-12-11 11:50:01'' [[nbsp]] Truman, please do yourself a favor and take a deep breath and calm down. Collect your thoughts and then attempt to make your point in a manner that actually makes sense. A thesaurus works wonders if you need one (and it appears, my spelling and grammar challenged friend, that you are in dire need) because your posts remind me of one of those Nigerian scammer emails that occasionally crop up in my inbox.<br> + <br> + How's the weather in Abuja these days?<br> + <br> + Maybe you should find something productive to do with your time like herd your goats or feed your donkey. These guys at have better things to do than reply to uneducated shills... Like repairing cars and taking care of their customers as they have been doing for the last 30 years.<br> + --["Users/UnbiasedThirdParty"]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:06:16Khanh(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [Additional Hoffmann Automotive Comments] </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>[</span>[Additional Hoffmann Automotive Comments]<span>]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-07-07 10:06:01Khanh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-10-27 10:18:31'' [[nbsp]] I had a great experience. Went there to have my exhaust manifold cover welded back on. Jay was super-friendly and I was out of there in 15 minutes! --["Users/MyaBrn"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-11-06 14:31:39'' [[nbsp]] Hoffman is seriously wonderful. I have had nothing but good experiences with them. They are friendly, do good work, and make sure that the customer ends up satisfied. Also, they don't charge you for unnecessary services. Example - when I went in for my 50k service, they made sure that their "standard" service didn't include anything that I didn't need, and he removed them from the estimate. Most auto shops won't break up their service packages like that to save you money. Also good for those without a ton of money to throw around on car repairs - they will help you prioritize repairs based on what is likely to cause a big problem first. I am so glad to have found a good shop here in town. --["Users/AmandaCaudle"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-02 10:29:17'' [[nbsp]] Good shop. I took my Camry here for timing belt work. They got the work done quickly and came in UNDER initial estimate if you can believe that. By far the best of the shops I have dealt with in Davis this year. --["Users/VincentFox"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-10 16:20:22'' [[nbsp]] Note: They don't do clutch work. --["Users/CaptainRush"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-02-06 13:03:53'' [[nbsp]] BEWARE!!!! I brought my truck here to have them check out a shake it was making. They charged my $90 to tell me that they THOUGHT it was a transmission problem and they couldn't do the repairs. I even asked specifically if my carrier bearing was the problem, they said no. $200 worth of tranmission maintanence later (and no fix) I finally dropped the carrier bearing like they said NOT to do. It fixed my problem. They don't know what they're doing and they're robbing their customers. DO NOT DO BUSINESS HERE!! --["Users/ChrisCrowe"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-04-08 17:38:54'' [[nbsp]] I took my car into Hoffmann Automotive for an oil change and to get my battery checked out. The battery had started to leak some fluid and I wanted to make sure it would start in cold weather. Their mechanic told me that the battery was nearly dead, that my car barely started and that he strongly suggested getting a new battery. Though the car started easily, I went straight to Kragen Auto Parts to replace it myself. They tested the battery and it had a full charge. I’ve been driving it for a couple months since and have had no problems. From all I can tell, they were trying to use the scare tactic- assuming a woman wouldn't know how to replace a battery herself. Though they were friendly otherwise, I'm never going back. --["Users/CameronPea"]<br> - * Just to point out one alternative way of looking at this... I'm going to suggest that if your drive to Hoffmann was short and your battery had a low charge that the combination of their measurement and your leakage comment would have resulted in a suggestion to replace. If on your drive over to Kragen, or if you didn't drive directly there, your alternator had a chance to charge the battery you could have gotten a healthy reading. I don't know what kind of car or battery you have, or what condition they are in, I'm just pointing out one possible explanation. --["Users/JasonAller"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-05-02 10:56:08'' [[nbsp]] Great service ….. I had a Mercedes die on me, and had it towed to Hoffmann. After checking it over, they said it had a part out that only a Mercedes Dealer could repair. They did not charge me anything. --["Users/gregspl"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-06-04 00:27:58'' [[nbsp]] i went to Hoffmann automotive with my Volvo with a strange vibration problem. it was near closing time on a Saturday but the mechanic took a quick look. he showed me a bald spot on one of my front tire where the metal part was showing, but they didn't stock the tire i needed. i was happy to come back the next day and have the bad tire replaced, but the mechanic was uneasy about me driving on it, so he quickly put the dangerous tire on the rear, and didn't charge me a dime for it! how great is that? as a woman, i am always nervous about being taken advantage of by people, but that was the best service i have experienced. i have nothing but high praise for Rick and Aaron, thank you so much --["Users/fortier"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-01-24 14:12:02'' [[nbsp]] Rick Hoffman is one of the only mechanics I trust. He has looked at my cars several times for free or for a purely nominal fee, and when we called him recently about a blown head gasket, he immediately told us that it was such a common problem with our type of car that the dealer would probably cover it for free. His honesty saved me at least $3000. He's also very respectful of women clients--I never feel patronized or ripped off. I recommend his shop without reservation. --["Users/KatieF"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-07 16:00:17'' [[nbsp]] What an absolutely shady business enterprise. As a previous user stated, I took my VW in to have the Check Engine light looked at, as well as for them to tell me why there was a slow oil leak coming from my car. Rick charged me $142 dollars to tell me that I needed a new gas cap and an oil pan! He then told me that he could get the oil pan for $300 and the gas cap for $40. With parts and labor it would come out to almost $800!!! I promptly declined and bought the parts myself. On a simple Google search the oil pan was $92 and the gas cap was $8 with shipping. When I called him back to tell him I thought his prices were outrageous he copped a terrible attitude.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [Additional Hoffmann Automotive Comments]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- I don't ever write reviews or letters, but I was so disgusted at my treatment and the shady business dealings that Rick Hoffman had that I will openly and willingly tell people to STAY AWAY! There are plenty of other reliable auto shops in Davis. Do your homework and realize that this is not one of them. --["Users/MyHeartisinOhio"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-14 15:59:09'' [[nbsp]] This is absolutely NOT a shady business. If its shady to be honest about what the prices are, then someone hasnt looked at a dictionary in a long time. They are all about quality and I'm sure the oil pan and gas cap you bought probably werent of the best quality. They wont last as long as the ones that they priced out for you. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself, calling up a business telling them their prices were too high. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior, grow up will you. Oh and by the way, LABOR costs MONEY!! I'm sure Rick was being as patient as someone could being told that they were charging too much and that you were unhappy. Cheaper prices=Cheaper quality. --["Users/myheartisNOTinohio"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-29 11:55:54'' [[nbsp]] I had to sign up just to make a comment here. I have been going to Hoffmann Automotive for the entire time they have been in business (28 years) with a variety of cars new and old and the Hoffmanns and their crew have always been honest, fair and given me very good mechanical advice and service. I have been sent home without cost when a perceived problem was not a problem or if it was something they don't handle. Nobody likes to spend money on automotive repairs but if you need diagnostic and repair work this is an excellent shop with great service owned by Davis locals and I can enthusiastically recommend them. --["Users/BarbaraZ"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-05-16 12:55:17'' [[nbsp]] As usual Barbara Z has it right. The Hoffmans run a great business, based on the strange notion that if you treat people well they will come back. If you are looking for quality auto service, look no further. --["Users/jasonxtian"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-08 13:04:29'' [[nbsp]] They were great! I've had my car towed here three times and they are always helpful and always give me a ride to my apartment! One time I thought something was wrong but it turned out just to be a dead battery. They inspected my car and didn't charge me anything! They are always very respectful of women and even sent me a Thank You note for fixing my car! Their estimates are usually pretty accurate, too. --["Users/juliebeans"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. ["Users/johnwalker"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-15 07:35:37'' [[nbsp]] I had very bad experience at Hoffmann auto repair. I am a professional female who knows nothing about cars. Based on their nice building, I took<br> - my Volkswagen Jetta for servicing there. The guy at the front has no respect for women. When I asked him some questions about the repair done there, he treated with no respect and made derogatory comments against women. I am very disappointed and would never take my car there again.<br> - --["Users/SaraN"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-21 08:46:51'' [[nbsp]] After coming to this page to check an see if Hoffmann Automotive is still doing Saturday oil changes, I was a bit perplexed at some of the negative comments I saw here. I will not discount someone's opinion if they feel they had bad service but I will take issue with the claims that this is a dishonest business. Rick and Jeff and the rest of the folks that run and work at Hoffmann are always courteous, honest, and customer service has been fantastic. I have a variety of old cars that I drive - and I do a lot of the work myself. My daily driver though I have Hoffmann do all the work on because I want that car to be dependable. same for my wife's car. Good service is not cheap - nor are good parts. Just because you can find the part of the internet for 50% less, does not mean that they are trying to cheat you. There are huge differences between the quality level of many parts for sale in the aftermarket. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the years in dealing with my old cars. Just because one part is 25% less than the other doesn't save you money if it breaks two years down the road and you have to replace it again. For me on my daily driver car, time is money, and reliability is key, and I will continue to take my cars to Hoffmann Automotive - there is not another shop in town that is as good as Hoffmann (other than maybe Redfield Machine, another great mechanic, but it definitely isn't the place to go if you need your car fixed quickly). This shop is as good as they get. --["Users/jclay"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-23 21:10:02'' [[nbsp]] I took my Toyota 4Runner for timing belt service at Hoffman automotive. When I dropped off my vehicle for service Rick Hoffman said that they only use genuine Toyota parts. When I picked up my 4Ruuner and looked at the invoice, part numbers did not match Toyota parts. They used cheap NAPA parts and charged me price for Toyota parts. This shady job cost me well over $1400.00. He even charged me for six pairs of gloves to repair my vehicle. A doctor would not use six pairs of gloves for surgery. TOTALLY DISHONEST AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS. --["Users/janetj"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-21 16:03:23'' [[nbsp]] The young mechanic named Jason is dreamy! --["Users/mworthington"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-21 16:15:27'' [[nbsp]] I agree! Hoffman Auto has always treated me kindly, and Jason (the youngest of the Hoffmans) is a cutie! If you're lucky he'll be the one to give you a ride home... --["Users/KCal"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-04-27 12:43:11'' [[nbsp]] We have relied on Hoffman's for so many years, I don't know what we'd do without them. I miss having them on the corner of 5th and G, but I'm grateful for their full service auto repair. They are absolutely honest and great people as well. One of the sort of 'small town' benefits of living in Davis. --["Users/christinecipperly"]<br> - * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th; now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-09 22:53:31'' [[nbsp]] Excellent customer service! I have gone in here many times and they have always been friendly, informative and very helpful! The most recent time was when my car failed a smog test and I needed a repair. Instead of taking my money and fixing my car, they told me about the CAP program and told me that I needed to go to another station if I wanted to save money. They even printed the application out for me! They lost money to save me money! Great customer service! (And the guy who drives you home is cute!) --["Users/juliebeans"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-07-24 22:01:23'' [[nbsp]] Having worked in the office of an auto repair shop and being a woman, after reading previous comments I needed to leave one to vouch for Hoffmann Automotive. I've been in Davis six years and had a heck of a time finding an honest mechanic for my aging but still running car. I took it to multiple places in Davis and got completely dishonest service and quotes which I could recognize having worked, but not serviced, cars in a repair shop. Hoffmann is totally different. Though they can seem a bit gruff, they have never been anything but respectful and professional to me and I've been getting my car serviced there for all six years (my car is old, it doesn't need repairs from their bad work). They remember me when I go in and are kind enough to ask after my pet. They give HONEST estimates and work to come in under that estimate whenever possible; car parts and labor are expensive! The reason they, like any reputable service center, won't install customer-bought parts is because they cannot guarantee the safety or quality of the part you found so cheaply on Amazon. This is good business practice as well as helps them avoid a lawsuit from the person who wanted to save a few bucks the wrong way if the part is faulty. They have also told me when I can avoid expensive repairs by doing routine checks or monitoring somethings myself; knowing I am on a tight budget, they've helped me prioritize repairs with attention always to safety first. Never have they treated me as if I can be taken advantage of as a student or as a woman. They explain the nature of the repair in language I can understand without being condescending. Rick Hoffmann even talked to my previous mechanic at home, out of state, on my first visit in which greatly reassured me that they were willing to stand by their work and estimate. My home mechanic gave them the thumbs up as reputable mechanics. Highly, highly recommend. These are all great mechanics and run a honest and clean business with an emphasis on good customer service. And MyHeartisinOhio, the Hoffmann brothers are from Ohio originally! --["Users/dandysgirl"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-24 15:24:54'' [[nbsp]] has the phone number recently changed? --["Users/DylanBeaudette"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-16 18:09:34'' [[nbsp]] I had really bad experience here. I brought my VW GTI here for a timing belt replacement, and it take 2 days to complete. When I called them on the second day, they said to me that it's not start yet and we dont know when it will finish but I will call you when it finish. Another point is the price, like labor hour, is a little higher than other place. The reason I select this place to work on my car b'cause it's close to my office and I expect to finish quickly, but it turns out that it's slower compare to other place and ruin all my schedule for whole that day with the sentence "We dont know when it will be finished, we will call you once it finish". --["Users/abigailN"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-18 13:43:08'' [[nbsp]] I had a battery die, and what had happened was the light inside my car was on. I get it to the shop, instead of recharging the battery and retest. Rick hoffmann insisted that the battery and alternator need to be replaced. When I got the car home, the battery indicator light was still on and they hadn't noticed it. Had to take it elsewhere to replace the battery the next day. I went back to Rich and asked for a refund and he basically told me to get lost. Thanks a lot. For nothing. And a big bill. It makes me wonders about the positive review posted on this page? How reliable are they? --["Users/Truman"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-25 14:05:54'' [[nbsp]] In regards to AbigailN's comments I would like to respond by saying that this business does not have a VW GTI in our history records. One would think that a shop which does timing belt services (or for that matter ANY services) would have some form of history on any given vehicle. I can assure you that since 1979 we have, and continue to keep records for several years after every vehicle visit. We do not know whom you are refering to in your review of this business, but it certainly is not this one. Please get your facts straight before complaining about any business that provides a service to you. We are sorry you had a poor experience somewhere else but we do not feel it is fair to be blasted by someone when we clearly have no history of ever seeing their vehicle. --["Users/jphoff"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-25 14:22:58'' [[nbsp]] In regards to Truman's comments. It is really interesting that you wonder about the positive reviews of this business because we wonder about your negative comments about this business. First, we have no recollection or history of this vehicle so we again are wondering if you are mixing us up with another shop or for some reason feeling obligated to slander us publicly on this open forum. Second, Rick Hoffmann (or Rich as you incorrectly referred to him in your review)would not EVER tell anyone to "get lost." Any long time customer or new customer can tell you about the friendly and fair service we provide to everyone who enters our shop. We could not have survived in this business for 30+ years if we were in the practice of verbally belittling and alienating our customer while providing them with poor service. Your claims about this business do not add up to anything and we would appreciate it if you (and other like you) would please get your information straight before you get the urge to log on to DavisWiki. --["Users/jphoff"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-12-01 19:21:11'' [[nbsp]] JPSSSHOFF'S...... I'M A REAL CUSTOMER!!!!! HOW COULD I MADE A MISTAKE LIKE THAT? I KNOW WHERE I TOOK MY CAR FOR REPAIRS UNLESS THERE'S ANOTHER HOFFMANN AUTOMOTIVE IN DAVIS. NOW FOLKS, YOU SEE MAYBE THIS GUY PAIDS SOMEONE OFF TO WRITES THESE REVIEWS JUST TO DRUMS UP SOME BUSINESS. WHAT A SHADDY PLACE.....LET'S SEE IF AM REAL OR NOT...YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM THE BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE SOON..... --["Users/Truman"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-12-11 11:50:01'' [[nbsp]] Truman, please do yourself a favor and take a deep breath and calm down. Collect your thoughts and then attempt to make your point in a manner that actually makes sense. A thesaurus works wonders if you need one (and it appears, my spelling and grammar challenged friend, that you are in dire need) because your posts remind me of one of those Nigerian scammer emails that occasionally crop up in my inbox.<br> - <br> - How's the weather in Abuja these days?<br> - <br> - Maybe you should find something productive to do with your time like herd your goats or feed your donkey. These guys at have better things to do than reply to uneducated shills... Like repairing cars and taking care of their customers as they have been doing for the last 30 years.<br> - --["Users/UnbiasedThirdParty"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-04-12 21:50:11pschruppComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 113: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-04-12 21:50:11'' [[nbsp]] As a UCD Student years ago, I used do my own car repair. For the past twenty-five years, I’ve relinquished auto maintenance to Rick and Jeff Hoffman, who’ve serviced many cars for me. They’re knowledgeable, professional, practical and run a first-class shop. --["Users/pschrupp"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-04-12 15:13:30TomGarbersonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-04-12 15:13:30'' [[nbsp]] I went in to Hoffman Automotive today for the first time. Needed new tires, and one of my headlights went out last week, so that was on the list. And it was just about time for an oil change, so... hey, why not. When I called this morning to check on availability and prices of tires, I spoke with Jeff Hoffman, the owner. He got my info and said he'd do a little research and call me back shortly. It took less than 10 minutes, and I made an appointment for shortly thereafter. Went on in and Jeff was super friendly. Got me set up with an estimate (which was about $10 off and didn't include tax... close enough, although certainly not exact), and then drove me home personally. A few hours later I got a call from Jason there, who came on out to get me. If you have a chance, ask Jason about New Orleans right after Katrina--he's got crazy stories!<br> + <br> + The prices aren't cheap, but they also aren't outrageous. Extremely friendly, and as far as I can tell so far, the quality of the work is good. The headlight seems to be nicely aligned and all that. I'll definitely be coming back regularly. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-03-09 14:26:41WesOneComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-03-09 13:26:41'' [[nbsp]] I used to work across the street from Rick and Jeff when they owned the G &amp; 5th street property and can tell you that they were never underhanded or shady, as some of the "ghost" posters here have claimed. I have seen these people work their hindquarters off trying to help even the most rude of people and have always seen them to be friendly, honest, fair and professional in every way. They have been here for over 30 years and do very little, if any, advertising which means they have been doing word of mouth business for over 30 years. You tel me what kind of business can do that if they are "shady" "cheating" or any of the other slanderous statements I have seen here.<br> + <br> + I recommend this business and these people VERY HIGHLY.<br> + <br> + Don't be fooled by the "ghost poster" that will pop n here, make a derogatory statement and never be seen or heard from again or post directly on a competitive businesses site. --["Users/WesOne"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-02-17 16:09:08DavidGrundlerAdded post-service comment... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Just picked up my car. Diagnosis was proper, and fix was fast and well within the expected price range. They were polite and knowledgeable. I will definitely use them again. They also conducted a complimentary 30-point inspection. --["Users/DavidGrundler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2010-02-16 19:27:59DavidGrundlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-16 18:27:59'' [[nbsp]] I'm taking my vehicle in tomorrow, which will be the first time I have used Hoffmann for service. I have a failed window regulator, with my window stuck in the down position. They were polite on the phone, and asked me if my car is garaged, which it is. I am assuming they were going to let me bring it in tonight instead of tomorrow morning so it would be garaged. Anyway, I looked up the entry in the wiki to get the phone number, and I read through all of the comments. I have two interesting observations (make your own inferences):<br> + <br> + 1) Every single negative comment on this page (except Truman) was made by a person that created an account, left a negative comment, and then disappeared from the Wiki.<br> + <br> + 2) Truman's contribution to the wiki comprises two comments on this page, and one edit to correct the pricing of a competitor... --["Users/DavidGrundler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-12-11 16:02:24UnbiasedThirdParty <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2009-12-11 11:50:01'' [[nbsp]] Truman, please do yourself a favor and take a deep breath and calm down. Collect your thoughts and then attempt make your point in a manner that actually make sense. A thesaurus works wonders if you need one (and it appears, my spelling and grammar challenged friend, that you are in dire need) because your posts remind me of one of those Nigerian scammer emails that occasionally crop up in my inbox. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2009-12-11 11:50:01'' [[nbsp]] Truman, please do yourself a favor and take a deep breath and calm down. Collect your thoughts and then attempt <span>to </span>make your point in a manner that actually make<span>s</span> sense. A thesaurus works wonders if you need one (and it appears, my spelling and grammar challenged friend, that you are in dire need) because your posts remind me of one of those Nigerian scammer emails that occasionally crop up in my inbox. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-12-11 12:50:01UnbiasedThirdPartyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-12-11 11:50:01'' [[nbsp]] Truman, please do yourself a favor and take a deep breath and calm down. Collect your thoughts and then attempt make your point in a manner that actually make sense. A thesaurus works wonders if you need one (and it appears, my spelling and grammar challenged friend, that you are in dire need) because your posts remind me of one of those Nigerian scammer emails that occasionally crop up in my inbox.<br> + <br> + How's the weather in Abuja these days?<br> + <br> + Maybe you should find something productive to do with your time like herd your goats or feed your donkey. These guys at have better things to do than reply to uneducated shills... Like repairing cars and taking care of their customers as they have been doing for the last 30 years.<br> + --["Users/UnbiasedThirdParty"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-12-01 20:21:11TrumanComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-12-01 19:21:11'' [[nbsp]] JPSSSHOFF'S...... I'M A REAL CUSTOMER!!!!! HOW COULD I MADE A MISTAKE LIKE THAT? I KNOW WHERE I TOOK MY CAR FOR REPAIRS UNLESS THERE'S ANOTHER HOFFMANN AUTOMOTIVE IN DAVIS. NOW FOLKS, YOU SEE MAYBE THIS GUY PAIDS SOMEONE OFF TO WRITES THESE REVIEWS JUST TO DRUMS UP SOME BUSINESS. WHAT A SHADDY PLACE.....LET'S SEE IF AM REAL OR NOT...YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM THE BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE SOON..... --["Users/Truman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-11-25 15:22:58jphoffComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-11-25 14:22:58'' [[nbsp]] In regards to Truman's comments. It is really interesting that you wonder about the positive reviews of this business because we wonder about your negative comments about this business. First, we have no recollection or history of this vehicle so we again are wondering if you are mixing us up with another shop or for some reason feeling obligated to slander us publicly on this open forum. Second, Rick Hoffmann (or Rich as you incorrectly referred to him in your review)would not EVER tell anyone to "get lost." Any long time customer or new customer can tell you about the friendly and fair service we provide to everyone who enters our shop. We could not have survived in this business for 30+ years if we were in the practice of verbally belittling and alienating our customer while providing them with poor service. Your claims about this business do not add up to anything and we would appreciate it if you (and other like you) would please get your information straight before you get the urge to log on to DavisWiki. --["Users/jphoff"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-11-25 15:05:54jphoffComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-11-25 14:05:54'' [[nbsp]] In regards to AbigailN's comments I would like to respond by saying that this business does not have a VW GTI in our history records. One would think that a shop which does timing belt services (or for that matter ANY services) would have some form of history on any given vehicle. I can assure you that since 1979 we have, and continue to keep records for several years after every vehicle visit. We do not know whom you are refering to in your review of this business, but it certainly is not this one. Please get your facts straight before complaining about any business that provides a service to you. We are sorry you had a poor experience somewhere else but we do not feel it is fair to be blasted by someone when we clearly have no history of ever seeing their vehicle. --["Users/jphoff"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-11-18 14:43:08TrumanComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-11-18 13:43:08'' [[nbsp]] I had a battery die, and what had happened was the light inside my car was on. I get it to the shop, instead of recharging the battery and retest. Rick hoffmann insisted that the battery and alternator need to be replaced. When I got the car home, the battery indicator light was still on and they hadn't noticed it. Had to take it elsewhere to replace the battery the next day. I went back to Rich and asked for a refund and he basically told me to get lost. Thanks a lot. For nothing. And a big bill. It makes me wonders about the positive review posted on this page? How reliable are they? --["Users/Truman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-11-16 19:09:34abigailNComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-11-16 18:09:34'' [[nbsp]] I had really bad experience here. I brought my VW GTI here for a timing belt replacement, and it take 2 days to complete. When I called them on the second day, they said to me that it's not start yet and we dont know when it will finish but I will call you when it finish. Another point is the price, like labor hour, is a little higher than other place. The reason I select this place to work on my car b'cause it's close to my office and I expect to finish quickly, but it turns out that it's slower compare to other place and ruin all my schedule for whole that day with the sentence "We dont know when it will be finished, we will call you once it finish". --["Users/abigailN"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-08-24 15:24:54DylanBeaudetteComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-08-24 15:24:54'' [[nbsp]] has the phone number recently changed? --["Users/DylanBeaudette"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-07-24 22:01:23dandysgirlComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-07-24 22:01:23'' [[nbsp]] Having worked in the office of an auto repair shop and being a woman, after reading previous comments I needed to leave one to vouch for Hoffmann Automotive. I've been in Davis six years and had a heck of a time finding an honest mechanic for my aging but still running car. I took it to multiple places in Davis and got completely dishonest service and quotes which I could recognize having worked, but not serviced, cars in a repair shop. Hoffmann is totally different. Though they can seem a bit gruff, they have never been anything but respectful and professional to me and I've been getting my car serviced there for all six years (my car is old, it doesn't need repairs from their bad work). They remember me when I go in and are kind enough to ask after my pet. They give HONEST estimates and work to come in under that estimate whenever possible; car parts and labor are expensive! The reason they, like any reputable service center, won't install customer-bought parts is because they cannot guarantee the safety or quality of the part you found so cheaply on Amazon. This is good business practice as well as helps them avoid a lawsuit from the person who wanted to save a few bucks the wrong way if the part is faulty. They have also told me when I can avoid expensive repairs by doing routine checks or monitoring somethings myself; knowing I am on a tight budget, they've helped me prioritize repairs with attention always to safety first. Never have they treated me as if I can be taken advantage of as a student or as a woman. They explain the nature of the repair in language I can understand without being condescending. Rick Hoffmann even talked to my previous mechanic at home, out of state, on my first visit in which greatly reassured me that they were willing to stand by their work and estimate. My home mechanic gave them the thumbs up as reputable mechanics. Highly, highly recommend. These are all great mechanics and run a honest and clean business with an emphasis on good customer service. And MyHeartisinOhio, the Hoffmann brothers are from Ohio originally! --["Users/dandysgirl"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-06-10 06:52:32DavidRobinsonInserting a necessary comma and an "or." <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop in business since 1979. Owned by the Hoffmann family they have a good reputation for customer service. Service is a high priority at Hoffmann Automotive. Customers who need a ride to<span>/</span>from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop in business since 1979. Owned by the Hoffmann family<span>,</span> they have a good reputation for customer service. Service is a high priority at Hoffmann Automotive. Customers who need a ride to<span>&nbsp;or </span>from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-06-09 22:53:31juliebeansComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-06-09 22:53:31'' [[nbsp]] Excellent customer service! I have gone in here many times and they have always been friendly, informative and very helpful! The most recent time was when my car failed a smog test and I needed a repair. Instead of taking my money and fixing my car, they told me about the CAP program and told me that I needed to go to another station if I wanted to save money. They even printed the application out for me! They lost money to save me money! Great customer service! (And the guy who drives you home is cute!) --["Users/juliebeans"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-04-27 14:24:11SolidSender <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th<span>,</span> now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th<span>;</span> now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-04-27 14:23:41SolidSender <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th, now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th, now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-04-27 14:23:18SolidSender <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Too bad Hoffman's had to move from G and 5th, now the succeeding business has gone out of business. Hope it doesn't turn into an eyesore, because Hoffman's was always such a meticulously neat and interesting filling station. Be a disservice to Mr. Hoffman if is does stay abandoned. --["Users/SolidSender"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2009-04-27 12:43:11christinecipperlyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-04-27 12:43:11'' [[nbsp]] We have relied on Hoffman's for so many years, I don't know what we'd do without them. I miss having them on the corner of 5th and G, but I'm grateful for their full service auto repair. They are absolutely honest and great people as well. One of the sort of 'small town' benefits of living in Davis. --["Users/christinecipperly"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-11-14 16:05:01JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ''Having car problems? There are many ["automobile repair" automotive repair services] in town!''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-09-04 22:09:59JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||1979|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>["</span>1979<span>"]</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-27 10:18:31'' [[nbsp]] I had a great experience. Went there to have my exhaust manifold cover welded back on. Jay was super-friendly and I was out of there in 15 minutes! --["MyaBrn"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-27 10:18:31'' [[nbsp]] I had a great experience. Went there to have my exhaust manifold cover welded back on. Jay was super-friendly and I was out of there in 15 minutes! --["<span>Users/</span>MyaBrn"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-11-06 14:31:39'' [[nbsp]] Hoffman is seriously wonderful. I have had nothing but good experiences with them. They are friendly, do good work, and make sure that the customer ends up satisfied. Also, they don't charge you for unnecessary services. Example - when I went in for my 50k service, they made sure that their "standard" service didn't include anything that I didn't need, and he removed them from the estimate. Most auto shops won't break up their service packages like that to save you money. Also good for those without a ton of money to throw around on car repairs - they will help you prioritize repairs based on what is likely to cause a big problem first. I am so glad to have found a good shop here in town. --["AmandaCaudle"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-11-06 14:31:39'' [[nbsp]] Hoffman is seriously wonderful. I have had nothing but good experiences with them. They are friendly, do good work, and make sure that the customer ends up satisfied. Also, they don't charge you for unnecessary services. Example - when I went in for my 50k service, they made sure that their "standard" service didn't include anything that I didn't need, and he removed them from the estimate. Most auto shops won't break up their service packages like that to save you money. Also good for those without a ton of money to throw around on car repairs - they will help you prioritize repairs based on what is likely to cause a big problem first. I am so glad to have found a good shop here in town. --["<span>Users/</span>AmandaCaudle"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-12-02 10:29:17'' [[nbsp]] Good shop. I took my Camry here for timing belt work. They got the work done quickly and came in UNDER initial estimate if you can believe that. By far the best of the shops I have dealt with in Davis this year. --["VincentFox"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-12-02 10:29:17'' [[nbsp]] Good shop. I took my Camry here for timing belt work. They got the work done quickly and came in UNDER initial estimate if you can believe that. By far the best of the shops I have dealt with in Davis this year. --["<span>Users/</span>VincentFox"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-12-10 16:20:22'' [[nbsp]] Note: They don't do clutch work. --["CaptainRush"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-12-10 16:20:22'' [[nbsp]] Note: They don't do clutch work. --["<span>Users/</span>CaptainRush"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-02-06 13:03:53'' [[nbsp]] BEWARE!!!! I brought my truck here to have them check out a shake it was making. They charged my $90 to tell me that they THOUGHT it was a transmission problem and they couldn't do the repairs. I even asked specifically if my carrier bearing was the problem, they said no. $200 worth of tranmission maintanence later (and no fix) I finally dropped the carrier bearing like they said NOT to do. It fixed my problem. They don't know what they're doing and they're robbing their customers. DO NOT DO BUSINESS HERE!! --["ChrisCrowe"]<span><br> - ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-02-06 13:03:53'' [[nbsp]] BEWARE!!!! I brought my truck here to have them check out a shake it was making. They charged my $90 to tell me that they THOUGHT it was a transmission problem and they couldn't do the repairs. I even asked specifically if my carrier bearing was the problem, they said no. $200 worth of tranmission maintanence later (and no fix) I finally dropped the carrier bearing like they said NOT to do. It fixed my problem. They don't know what they're doing and they're robbing their customers. DO NOT DO BUSINESS HERE!! --["<span>Users/</span>ChrisCrowe"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-08-21 16:15:27KCalComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-08-21 16:15:27'' [[nbsp]] I agree! Hoffman Auto has always treated me kindly, and Jason (the youngest of the Hoffmans) is a cutie! If you're lucky he'll be the one to give you a ride home... --["Users/KCal"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-08-21 16:03:23mworthingtonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-08-21 16:03:23'' [[nbsp]] The young mechanic named Jason is dreamy! --["Users/mworthington"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-07-25 09:03:59JabberWokkyReadded history <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + =History=<br> + <br> + They used to be operated out of the ["Hoffmann 76"] ["Gas Stations" gas station]. Both facilities were owned by Rick Hoffmann and garnered a good reputation for customer service. Rick also owns (''owned?'') ["Davis Muffler &amp; Hitch Center"], which now shares (''shared?'') the ["2nd Street" Second Street] location.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-07-25 04:32:59horsetenderupdated and corrected description <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop previously operated out of ["Hoffmann 76"] ["Gas Stations" gas station]. Both facilities are owned by Rick Hoffmann and have a good reputation for customer service. Rick also owns ["Davis Muffler &amp; Hitch Center"], which now shares the ["2nd Street" Second Street] location. Service is a high priority for Hoffmann. Customers who need a ride to/from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Hoffmann Automotive''' is a local ["automobile repair"] shop in business since 1979. Owned by the Hoffmann family they have a good reputation for customer service. Service is a high priority at Hoffmann Automotive. Customers who need a ride to/from home/work will be accommodated by most any available technician.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-07-23 21:10:54janetj <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-07-23 21:10:02'' [[nbsp]] took my Toyota 4Runner for timing belt service at Hoffman automotive. When I dropped off my vehicle for service Rick Hoffman said that they only use genuine Toyota parts. When I picked up my 4Ruuner and looked at the invoice, part numbers did not match Toyota parts. They used cheap NAPA parts and charged me price for Toyota parts. This shady job cost me well over $1400.00. He even charged me for six pairs of gloves to repair my vehicle. A doctor would not use six pairs of gloves for surgery. TOTALLY DISHONEST AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS. --["Users/janetj"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-07-23 21:10:02'' [[nbsp]]<span>&nbsp;I</span> took my Toyota 4Runner for timing belt service at Hoffman automotive. When I dropped off my vehicle for service Rick Hoffman said that they only use genuine Toyota parts. When I picked up my 4Ruuner and looked at the invoice, part numbers did not match Toyota parts. They used cheap NAPA parts and charged me price for Toyota parts. This shady job cost me well over $1400.00. He even charged me for six pairs of gloves to repair my vehicle. A doctor would not use six pairs of gloves for surgery. TOTALLY DISHONEST AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS. --["Users/janetj"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-07-23 21:10:02janetjComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-07-23 21:10:02'' [[nbsp]] took my Toyota 4Runner for timing belt service at Hoffman automotive. When I dropped off my vehicle for service Rick Hoffman said that they only use genuine Toyota parts. When I picked up my 4Ruuner and looked at the invoice, part numbers did not match Toyota parts. They used cheap NAPA parts and charged me price for Toyota parts. This shady job cost me well over $1400.00. He even charged me for six pairs of gloves to repair my vehicle. A doctor would not use six pairs of gloves for surgery. TOTALLY DISHONEST AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS. --["Users/janetj"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-07-13 12:06:53aaport <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Sat Closed|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Sat<span>&nbsp;&amp; Sun</span> Closed|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-06-21 08:46:51jclayComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-06-21 08:46:51'' [[nbsp]] After coming to this page to check an see if Hoffmann Automotive is still doing Saturday oil changes, I was a bit perplexed at some of the negative comments I saw here. I will not discount someone's opinion if they feel they had bad service but I will take issue with the claims that this is a dishonest business. Rick and Jeff and the rest of the folks that run and work at Hoffmann are always courteous, honest, and customer service has been fantastic. I have a variety of old cars that I drive - and I do a lot of the work myself. My daily driver though I have Hoffmann do all the work on because I want that car to be dependable. same for my wife's car. Good service is not cheap - nor are good parts. Just because you can find the part of the internet for 50% less, does not mean that they are trying to cheat you. There are huge differences between the quality level of many parts for sale in the aftermarket. I have learned this lesson the hard way over the years in dealing with my old cars. Just because one part is 25% less than the other doesn't save you money if it breaks two years down the road and you have to replace it again. For me on my daily driver car, time is money, and reliability is key, and I will continue to take my cars to Hoffmann Automotive - there is not another shop in town that is as good as Hoffmann (other than maybe Redfield Machine, another great mechanic, but it definitely isn't the place to go if you need your car fixed quickly). This shop is as good as they get. --["Users/jclay"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-06-15 07:35:37SaraNComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-06-15 07:35:37'' [[nbsp]] I had very bad experience at Hoffmann auto repair. I am a professional female who knows nothing about cars. Based on their nice building, I took<br> + my Volkswagen Jetta for servicing there. The guy at the front has no respect for women. When I asked him some questions about the repair done there, he treated with no respect and made derogatory comments against women. I am very disappointed and would never take my car there again.<br> + --["Users/SaraN"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-06-14 16:47:35johnwalker <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. [Users/johnwalker"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. [<span>"</span>Users/johnwalker"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-06-14 16:47:05johnwalker <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. Users/johnwalker"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. <span>[</span>Users/johnwalker"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-06-14 16:46:18johnwalker <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. <span>-- JWalker --["</span>Users/johnwalker"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. Users/johnwalker"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-06-14 16:44:42johnwalkerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-06-14 16:44:42'' [[nbsp]] My experience with Hoffmann's is same as that of some other people in the town. This auto repair shop is run by completely dishonest person. He overcharged me and when I asked him to explain charges, he screamed at me in front of other customers. Very rude and dishonest -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP. -- JWalker --["Users/johnwalker"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-06-08 13:04:29juliebeansComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-06-08 13:04:29'' [[nbsp]] They were great! I've had my car towed here three times and they are always helpful and always give me a ride to my apartment! One time I thought something was wrong but it turned out just to be a dead battery. They inspected my car and didn't charge me anything! They are always very respectful of women and even sent me a Thank You note for fixing my car! Their estimates are usually pretty accurate, too. --["Users/juliebeans"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-05-16 12:55:17jasonxtianComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-05-16 12:55:17'' [[nbsp]] As usual Barbara Z has it right. The Hoffmans run a great business, based on the strange notion that if you treat people well they will come back. If you are looking for quality auto service, look no further. --["Users/jasonxtian"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-04-29 11:55:54BarbaraZComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-29 11:55:54'' [[nbsp]] I had to sign up just to make a comment here. I have been going to Hoffmann Automotive for the entire time they have been in business (28 years) with a variety of cars new and old and the Hoffmanns and their crew have always been honest, fair and given me very good mechanical advice and service. I have been sent home without cost when a perceived problem was not a problem or if it was something they don't handle. Nobody likes to spend money on automotive repairs but if you need diagnostic and repair work this is an excellent shop with great service owned by Davis locals and I can enthusiastically recommend them. --["Users/BarbaraZ"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-04-23 08:35:34ThatGrouchyGuy <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Sat (oil changes only) 8:00AM-4:00PM||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Sat Closed||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-04-14 16:00:16myheartisNOTinohio <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-04-14 15:59:09'' [[nbsp]] This is absolutely NOT a shady business. If its shady to be honest about what the prices are, then someone hasnt looked at a dictionary in a long time. They are all about quality and I'm sure the oil pan and gas cap you bought probably werent of the best quality. They wont last as long as the ones that they priced out for you. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself, calling up a business telling them their prices were too high. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior, grow up will you. Oh and by the way, LABOR costs MONEY!! I'm sure Rick was being as patient as someone could being told that they were charging too much and that you were unhappy. <span>You have some serious issues and I would suggest psychiatric care. It takes a seriously disturbed person to call a business up and tell them the prices that THEY are asking are too much for you. Well BOOHOO, many other people can afford it so maybe you should look into quitting your job for one that pays better.</span> Cheaper prices=Cheaper quality. --["Users/myheartisNOTinohio"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-04-14 15:59:09'' [[nbsp]] This is absolutely NOT a shady business. If its shady to be honest about what the prices are, then someone hasnt looked at a dictionary in a long time. They are all about quality and I'm sure the oil pan and gas cap you bought probably werent of the best quality. They wont last as long as the ones that they priced out for you. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself, calling up a business telling them their prices were too high. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior, grow up will you. Oh and by the way, LABOR costs MONEY!! I'm sure Rick was being as patient as someone could being told that they were charging too much and that you were unhappy. Cheaper prices=Cheaper quality. --["Users/myheartisNOTinohio"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-04-14 15:59:09myheartisNOTinohioComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-14 15:59:09'' [[nbsp]] This is absolutely NOT a shady business. If its shady to be honest about what the prices are, then someone hasnt looked at a dictionary in a long time. They are all about quality and I'm sure the oil pan and gas cap you bought probably werent of the best quality. They wont last as long as the ones that they priced out for you. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself, calling up a business telling them their prices were too high. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior, grow up will you. Oh and by the way, LABOR costs MONEY!! I'm sure Rick was being as patient as someone could being told that they were charging too much and that you were unhappy. You have some serious issues and I would suggest psychiatric care. It takes a seriously disturbed person to call a business up and tell them the prices that THEY are asking are too much for you. Well BOOHOO, many other people can afford it so maybe you should look into quitting your job for one that pays better. Cheaper prices=Cheaper quality. --["Users/myheartisNOTinohio"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-04-08 17:10:44JabberWokkyRevert to version 22 (Tsk tsk. Can somebody welcome Mr. Hoffmann with a note re: deleting reviews?). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2008-04-07 16:00:17'' [[nbsp]] What an absolutely shady business enterprise. As a previous user stated, I took my VW in to have the Check Engine light looked at, as well as for them to tell me why there was a slow oil leak coming from my car. Rick charged me $142 dollars to tell me that I needed a new gas cap and an oil pan! He then told me that he could get the oil pan for $300 and the gas cap for $40. With parts and labor it would come out to almost $800!!! I promptly declined and bought the parts myself. On a simple Google search the oil pan was $92 and the gas cap was $8 with shipping. When I called him back to tell him I thought his prices were outrageous he copped a terrible attitude.<br> + <br> + I don't ever write reviews or letters, but I was so disgusted at my treatment and the shady business dealings that Rick Hoffman had that I will openly and willingly tell people to STAY AWAY! There are plenty of other reliable auto shops in Davis. Do your homework and realize that this is not one of them. --["Users/MyHeartisinOhio"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-04-08 16:52:47rickhoffmann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2008-04-07 16:00:17'' [[nbsp]] What an absolutely shady business enterprise. As a previous user stated, I took my VW in to have the Check Engine light looked at, as well as for them to tell me why there was a slow oil leak coming from my car. Rick charged me $142 dollars to tell me that I needed a new gas cap and an oil pan! He then told me that he could get the oil pan for $300 and the gas cap for $40. With parts and labor it would come out to almost $800!!! I promptly declined and bought the parts myself. On a simple Google search the oil pan was $92 and the gas cap was $8 with shipping. When I called him back to tell him I thought his prices were outrageous he copped a terrible attitude.<br> - <br> - I don't ever write reviews or letters, but I was so disgusted at my treatment and the shady business dealings that Rick Hoffman had that I will openly and willingly tell people to STAY AWAY! There are plenty of other reliable auto shops in Davis. Do your homework and realize that this is not one of them. --["Users/MyHeartisinOhio"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-04-07 16:00:17MyHeartisinOhioComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-07 16:00:17'' [[nbsp]] What an absolutely shady business enterprise. As a previous user stated, I took my VW in to have the Check Engine light looked at, as well as for them to tell me why there was a slow oil leak coming from my car. Rick charged me $142 dollars to tell me that I needed a new gas cap and an oil pan! He then told me that he could get the oil pan for $300 and the gas cap for $40. With parts and labor it would come out to almost $800!!! I promptly declined and bought the parts myself. On a simple Google search the oil pan was $92 and the gas cap was $8 with shipping. When I called him back to tell him I thought his prices were outrageous he copped a terrible attitude.<br> + <br> + I don't ever write reviews or letters, but I was so disgusted at my treatment and the shady business dealings that Rick Hoffman had that I will openly and willingly tell people to STAY AWAY! There are plenty of other reliable auto shops in Davis. Do your homework and realize that this is not one of them. --["Users/MyHeartisinOhio"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2008-01-24 15:12:02KatieFComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-01-24 14:12:02'' [[nbsp]] Rick Hoffman is one of the only mechanics I trust. He has looked at my cars several times for free or for a purely nominal fee, and when we called him recently about a blown head gasket, he immediately told us that it was such a common problem with our type of car that the dealer would probably cover it for free. His honesty saved me at least $3000. He's also very respectful of women clients--I never feel patronized or ripped off. I recommend his shop without reservation. --["Users/KatieF"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2007-10-23 10:26:05JimmyY(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Note: They don't mount tires 225-45 for 17in rims. Also, they don't do wheel alignment.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2007-09-21 16:48:45GeoffJohnson(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||2613 ["2nd Street"] (east of ["Sudwerk"])|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>[[Address(</span>2613 ["2nd Street"<span>])]</span>] (east of ["Sudwerk"])|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-04-08 17:38:54'' [[nbsp]] I took my car into Hoffmann Automotive for an oil change and to get my battery checked out. The battery had started to leak some fluid and I wanted to make sure it would start in cold weather. Their mechanic told me that the battery was nearly dead, that my car barely started and that he strongly suggested getting a new battery. Though the car started easily, I went straight to Kragen Auto Parts to replace it myself. They tested the battery and it had a full charge. I<span>’</span>ve been driving it for a couple months since and have had no problems. From all I can tell, they were trying to use the scare tactic- assuming a woman wouldn't know how to replace a battery herself. Though they were friendly otherwise, I'm never going back. --["Users/CameronPea"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-04-08 17:38:54'' [[nbsp]] I took my car into Hoffmann Automotive for an oil change and to get my battery checked out. The battery had started to leak some fluid and I wanted to make sure it would start in cold weather. Their mechanic told me that the battery was nearly dead, that my car barely started and that he strongly suggested getting a new battery. Though the car started easily, I went straight to Kragen Auto Parts to replace it myself. They tested the battery and it had a full charge. I<span>’</span>ve been driving it for a couple months since and have had no problems. From all I can tell, they were trying to use the scare tactic- assuming a woman wouldn't know how to replace a battery herself. Though they were friendly otherwise, I'm never going back. --["Users/CameronPea"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2007-05-02 10:56:08'' [[nbsp]] Great service <span>…</span>.. I had a Mercedes die on me, and had it towed to Hoffmann. After checking it over, they said it had a part out that only a Mercedes Dealer could repair. They did not charge me anything. --["Users/gregspl"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-05-02 10:56:08'' [[nbsp]] Great service <span>…</span>.. I had a Mercedes die on me, and had it towed to Hoffmann. After checking it over, they said it had a part out that only a Mercedes Dealer could repair. They did not charge me anything. --["Users/gregspl"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2007-09-21 16:48:45GeoffJohnsonMap location(s) modifiedHoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2007-06-04 00:27:58fortierComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-06-04 00:27:58'' [[nbsp]] i went to Hoffmann automotive with my Volvo with a strange vibration problem. it was near closing time on a Saturday but the mechanic took a quick look. he showed me a bald spot on one of my front tire where the metal part was showing, but they didn't stock the tire i needed. i was happy to come back the next day and have the bad tire replaced, but the mechanic was uneasy about me driving on it, so he quickly put the dangerous tire on the rear, and didn't charge me a dime for it! how great is that? as a woman, i am always nervous about being taken advantage of by people, but that was the best service i have experienced. i have nothing but high praise for Rick and Aaron, thank you so much --["Users/fortier"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2007-05-02 11:56:08gregsplComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-05-02 10:56:08'' [[nbsp]] Great service ….. I had a Mercedes die on me, and had it towed to Hoffmann. After checking it over, they said it had a part out that only a Mercedes Dealer could repair. They did not charge me anything. --["Users/gregspl"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hoffmann Automotivehttp://daviswiki.org/Hoffmann_Automotive2007-04-08 18:48:49JasonAllerone possible explaination <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hoffmann Automotive<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Just to point out one alternative way of looking at this... I'm going to suggest that if your drive to Hoffmann was short and your battery had a low charge that the combination of their measurement and your leakage comment would have resulted in a suggestion to replace. If on your drive over to Kragen, or if you didn't drive directly there, your alternator had a chance to charge the battery you could have gotten a healthy reading. I don't know what kind of car or battery you have, or what condition they are in, I'm just pointing out one possible explanation. --["Users/JasonAller"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>