Leyfax Company

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
11 reviews

1405 Se 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, us

(503) 233-8729


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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)
Nov 07, 2011
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Jun 26, 1999
Dave is wonderful. He takes the time to explain everything that he has done. He doesn't do unnecessary work and is scrupulously honest. As a woman without a huge background in mechanics, I have felt respected in each of our transactions. Having a guy like Dave to call on makes life a bit better all around!
Oct 24, 2003
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These guys are so amazing. They are smart, kind, funny and seem to be honest and reasonably priced. You can tell Dave how much $ you have to spend, and he'll prioritize the work that should be done. Plus, the long-haired guy likes big dogs, too! Only problem- you have to know someone who goes there to be allowed to become a customer.
Jan 31, 2005
These guys are the best. When we moved away from portland for a few months last year, leaving this mechanic was one of the things in my mind that was a real drawback to going to Arizona-and I'm not at all obsessed with my car or keeping it in perfect shape. It's just really nice to have a place to take it that you know they are going to remember you and fix what's broken and charge you a fair price, upfront. By the way, the shop owner Dave, has the most incredible memory I have ever witnessed...I'm sure he deals with a lot of people, and all volvos, but everytime I call or stop by he has instant recall of everything that they ever did to my car, who I am, and even who referred me to their shop (my sister-in-law) AND the history of all the cars she ever brought there. wow
Jul 04, 2006
My mother began taking her Volvo here in the 1970's. I have been taking mine to Dave for 10 years and have had nothing but good experiences with Leyfax. They are honest, get the work done on time and explain technical issues clearly. I have driven in with emergency car trouble and they have fixed it while I waited. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Sep 14, 2007
Leyfax was recommended by my mechanic in Denver, so when I moved to Portland in 2004 I started taking my 850 Volvo to Leyfax. Dave and Carl are outstanding mechanics who really know their stuff and are scrupulously honest. For example, I mean how many mechanics will repair your car, let you drive away, and bill you for the work? Plus these guys are always fun to talk to about all manner of things, not just your car. While I always really enjoyed getting all the details about how my car works or doesn't work, my wife (a UC Berkeley engineer) could care less about the explanations and details. She just wanted to get the car home. I had a recurring problem with my check engine light coming on; a host of codes always being recorded; and my ABS and TRACS systems being disabled, usually when I really needed them - like a wet slippery road on a hill!! Well I spent thousands of dollars over about a 10- year period trying to resolve the problem and stop the codes from appearing. 6 different Volvo mechanics, including a couple of Volvo dealers tried to find the problem and solve it, without success. I can't count the number of times my wheel sensors were cleaned and/or replaced, and all kinds of other stuff was replaced to deal with the problem. Well Dave and Carl finally solved it when they replaced a senor switch linked to the gas pedal. In addition to paying a small repair bill, I gave them a bottle of Champagne for that feat. Here is how they did it. They checked and fixed all of the most obvious things which could be causing the problem. When those repairs didn't solve the problem, they freely admitted they were stumped but continued to reseach the issue on the Internet. They could have recommended replacing expensive components like most mechanics would when they don't know. Just to read the codes and turn them off, the dealers always charged anywhere from about $50 to $100. Dave and Carl usually didn't charge anything just to read and turn off the codes. They also didn't suggest the most expensive option first like the dealers. One dealer's mechanic recommended just replacing the car's main computer. Glad I didn't follow that advice. Anyway, I take my hat off to a couple of the best mechanics I have had the pleasure to give my business to. Heck, I would even consider driving some 800 miles from Calgary to Portland just to give them my business again, especially if it was a stinker of a problem which some local guy couldn't fix!!
Apr 11, 2008
I am a long time customer of this fantastic shop and I couldn't be happier with the service that I have received. It is so refreshing to find a truly honest, reasonable, and knowledgeable mechanic. Dave and Carl are a gift to Volvo drivers! I wish they would look at my new Japanese car. However, don't ask them to explain anything if you don't have time for a thorough answer.
Jun 30, 2010
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Dave and Carl know their stuff and are the few honest mechanics left out there. They take pride in their work and care about their customers. If their hours were perfect, they'd be even more convenient to see, but I try to work around it just to see them. Have been to other Volvo mechanics in town and prefer Leyfax to all others. As a woman who knows nothing about cars, they never make me feel like they are taking advantage of my ignorance. Additionally, Carl always makes a point of explaining each issue thoroughly and in a manner that's easy to understand. Honest - Thorough - Experts Those are the three words I think of when I think of Leyfax.
Jan 03, 2011
I love my car and I trust these guys with it (and my previous Volvos). I always stay and chat about cars and other subjects after I drop the car. Dave, Carl and the crew are knowledgeable, competent, kind and funny. My next car will be a Volvo because of them.
May 16, 2011
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As long as I live in Portland, I will own a Volvo because I can't imagine finding a shop with more integrity than Leyfax. I drive my '84 with confidence knowing that these guys haven't cut any corners to keep her running beautifully.

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