Originally Posted by David A. Rosso
Am looking for reliable and knowledgeable shop in O.C. West to Long Beach or Lakewood areas. Currently electrical problems, not starting, no power to starter, etc.Alfa Only in Glendale is my fall back, hard for me to get to.
anyone have work done Alfa West on Long Beach Blvd? Can't ever get anyone there, phone or in person, no call backs, seems unreliable already.
Appreciate recommendations, thanks, David R. ph. 714-964-2808 eve/ wknd.
We have used Alfa West on Long Beach Boulevard; having said that it was in the 80s and was run by an oldish Italian guy. I kind of remember, it being mentioned that the business had been sold. If that is true, I can't comment or recommend or not recommend on the new business owner if it has changed hands. We were happy with both the work and the price; however, Pat was very specific about what he wanted done and he already knew what was wrong. The owner understood that and also that Pat would know if he tried to pad the repair bill or claimed to do work that he hadn't performed.
The other place in Long Beach that comes to mind is on Atlantic Avenue on the east side of the street, below Alfa West and above PCH. It looks like a hole in the wall; but, I've seen Fiats, MBs etc. in there. I have no recommendation on their work, but a place you might check out. I don't know the name of the place, only that I pass it before I turn left on PCH.
We've also used Takas in Orange County; he services MB, BMW, Alfa, and Porsche as I recall. He's located at South Raymond Avenue on Batavia, I think, south of the 91 freeway, exit Raymond, right turn on Batavia, if that's the correct street name, about 100 yards after you turn. He was very reasonable and did work that Pat either didn't have time to do or was willing to pay for. We used him within the last 6-8 years.
The other place we used was, I believe, located at Beach Boulevard and Lambert. I don't know if they're still in business. May have been called Alfa Tech, they serviced Alfa, Maserati, and Lancia.
There is also Alfa Performance Connection run by Stu Sandeman down in the Irvine/Laguna Nigel area. I can't remember what street you exit at.
We also always asked for the replaced parts to eliminate any urge of attempting to get away with anything or of being taken advantage of.