Pal Motors

  • 4.3 of 5 stars
6 reviews

2633 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, us

(310) 829-4797


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Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Specializes in Transmission work
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Jan 11, 1999
I have been taking my Toyota Camry (227,000 miles) to Harry for 6 years now. He always fixes what's broken, and only fixes what's really necessary. (He knows if I'm broke,($$$) and can't afford repairs a,b,c,and d, he will tell me what MUST be fixed for saftey's sake). His shop isn't the most organized LOOKING place, but who cares?! He had been a mechanic for some 30 years.
May 18, 2005
Harry is awesome! Being new to LA and a young female I was worried I would be taken advantage of when getting my older car fixed. Harry's prices are great and the work is always completed in a very timely manner! I highly recommend anyone who is looking for honesty in a mechanic go here!
Jul 08, 2005
When someone hit the side of my car door, I brought my car into Hari because so many people had said such rave things about him. He is a friendly guy, but the work he did on my car was dreadful. He had absolutely no idea what he was doing.The dents are still visable and the paint does not match. I can't vouch for his mechanical work, but please do not go see him if you need to repair a dent or have paint work done. You will be very sorry.
May 15, 2006
PAL Motors Inc. is owned and mostly operated by a man named Hari Pal (pronounced Harry). He seems to have another mechanic work with or for him, not sure which. It's a two car garage that from the street looks more like an apartment turned office space. And but for the innordinate amount of cars crammed into his lot you wouldn't think that this was a place of auto repair. He was recommended to me by a co-worker and admittedly I was a little hesitant to leave my car with this man from the Figi Islands who keeps insense burning in his disheveled office. But boy am I glad I did and I regret the day I moved to the valley and far away from Hari. He provides consitently great work at amazing prices. How about replacing the shift linkage cable for a 96 Grand Am at less than $400. Parts and labor included. More importantly he replaced both cables, not just the one that was keeping me from shifting into 1st, 3rd and 5th. What I found most refreshing was that he sold me what I needed, not what he could have. Which is to say that when you get into your car in the morning and you can't shift gears you wouldn't be surprised if some yokol at AAMCO says you need a new transmission. Hari didn't say that... he was honest. When Midas said i need to replace bot CV boot joints at a cost of some $300 Hari said I needed only one at about $85. 'Nuff said!
Nov 07, 2011
Sep 11, 2007
Hari Pal has been working on my cars ever since I first moved to Los Angeles in 1993. He was recommended to me by a friend. He is so super-honest, and such and a great mechanic. When I first moved here, I had a 1982 honda accord, with nearly 200,000 miles. And I was SO broke. He would always tell me what HAD to be fixed, and what could wait. I have never had a problem with any of his repair jobs. Now he works on my 1996 Honda Accord since it was new. I always take it to him for oil changes as well. Hari Pal is THE BEST!

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