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  • 5.0 star rating
    3/14/2016 Updated review

    My engine check light was on. I text Eugene. Eugene goes on to diagnose my car problems through text. Of course he is busy with other things (because he is an awesome mechanic). I'm always surprised he isn't busy ALL THE TIME. But he always manages to text and fit me into his schedule. We eventually discover my car is overheating and he tells me not to drive it anymore. GOOD ADVICE! I get my car towed to his shop. He spends over an hour diagnosing the problem, fixing it (a hose was leaking coolant), cleaning up all the coolant spilled on my engine, refilling the coolant, properly testing the coolant works, and finally teaching me how to read my engine oil because I'm the moron who still doesn't know how to properly do it in my 30's. For all this the final bill was FREE. I do not know why. He probably should stop. Oh I got to his shop around 6pm. Please let me know another great mechanic who works on your car at 6pm on a Saturday (your family members and friends don't count).  

    Eugene recently also helped me do 120K maintenance on the car. When I got there he was installing LED lights where my licence plate was. I didn't even know there were lights back there. He did that for free also. Now the cops can clearly read my licence plate when they pull me over. Thanks! During the 120K maintenance he noticed the lower control arm thing a jig was bad again. He fixed that for free for me. I watched him do this before. It isn't a 5 min job. He also gave me a loaner car to use. Oh, that was free too.  

    I also saw Eugene when my engine car just kept dying on me. Eugene told me that time to drive it over to his shop. Even though it kept shutting down on me randomly. Of course it was good advice because I made it over there and didn't need to get it towed. He fixed it super fast as it was just some sensor that needed to be replaced. And of course Eugene did it for super cheap too. It was also late on a weekend. For some reason my car likes to die on the weekend after 5pm. I think it just misses seeing Eugene.  

    Anyways, Eugene is the reason my car is not dead right now. He is also the reason I can get to work. Hopefully I didn't damage my engine with my recent stupidity. But only time will tell. Actually it is probably messed up but I'm not worried (just a little worried). I'm sure Eugene can fix it. I'm going to keep messing up my car until Eugene can't fix it anymore. Then I'm just going to walk and get a bus pass.

    5.0 star rating
    8/18/2015 Previous review
    Eugene is really accommodating with his schedule. We started late in the evening and worked way too… Read more
  • 5.0 star rating
    2/14/2016

    Best experience I've EVER had, having someone service my car!

    Let me give you an abridged story of how it went. Day before Valentine's Day, brakes are grinding at the start of my 2 hour drive home, "Crap, I have plans tomorrow night and my car needs new rotors and brakes before I can go anywhere." Went to bed and woke up hoping to god that I could find someone to do this level of work, on Valentine's Day. I found Eugene on yelp and decided to give it a shot. Called him up and asked if he'd even work today, yep, asked if he could do the brakes on the car and replace the rotors from the grinding, yep.

    Took the car to his shop and he did the walk through visual inspection with me and pointed out everything else he could see to make sure I was notified of it. He made sure that what he had quoted me was true and nothing extra was necessary to fix my original problem. Everything was as expected, he gave me his own car to use during the day and said he'd let me know when it was ready, 5 hours later it was.

    He did AMAZING work, everything was perfect to the "T". He also did extraneous work without raising the original cost that I hadn't even asked him to do. Above all else Eugene is a superb technician that's very approachable and friendly, and he takes enormous pride in what he does.

    I'd 100% recommend him to anyone with a car problem, he's very transparent and keeps you informed on anything you ask about. You just can't beat the respectable, friendly, and knowledgeable service that you get with Eugene.

    Thanks for everything!
    -Travis

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/27/2016

    I wish I had known about Eugene earlier. He is very detail oriented, knowledgable, and has fair pricing. I highly recommend him to work on your Infinity.

  • 5.0 star rating
    6/29/2016

    Great rates and super attention to detail.  He even pointed out things the dealer missed.  Eugene probably cares more about your Infiniti than you....

  • 5.0 star rating
    9/16/2015
    • 1 check-in

    Eugene was so easy to work with. He's great at communicating, whether it be by text or email and is extremely accommodating with his schedule. I have a ridiculous school and work schedule, but he did not mind me coming past 8 PM to drop off/pick up my car. He constantly updated me and sent me pictures of everything that was going on (not that I really understood it, haha). He really tried his hardest to explain everything to me so that I knew what was going on with my car and what he was fixing. You can tell he is devoted to servicing Infinitis.. and I will never go anywhere else to fix my car.

    His setup is also really cool and his service is worth driving all the way to Concord for.

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/10/2016

    Eugene has been my mechanic for a few years.  He's trustworthy, diligent, knowledgeable and the quality of his work is unsurpassed.  Recently I had a local brake shop fix my brakes because they were squeaking horribly.  When I brought my car in to have Eugene perform a major service a few weeks after, he pointed out and corrected all the bad work done that was done.  Don't trust your infiniti to another mechanic.

  • 5.0 star rating
    1/22/2016

    If there ever was a rocket scientist who works on cars, Eugene would be that guy! He is extremely meticulous, very professional, and trustworthy. Been sending my modified 2007 Infiniti G35X for years now. Major work he's done include: replacing aftermarket catalytic converters with stock (CA rule), replacing springs and shocks on my coilover system, 75K/90K service, and just recently installing the sport brake kit (calipers, rotors, pads, lines, etc). He NEVER cuts corners and always does the job they way it's suppose to be done. There is a reason I make the trip all the way from San Jose to get my car worked on.

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/12/2015

    I needed to get a major work done on my 2006 Infiniti G35 Coupe. I've been victimized by shady mechanics and car dealership services before so I wanted to do some homework before I shelled out my hard earned money to get work done. I luckily found Eugene on Yelp.

    Eugene has a real passion for his work and he is a true craftsman when it comes to what he delivers you. He tells you exactly what services you need and explains to you in detail if you have any questions.

    I feel very comfortable talking to him and he doesn't give off the I want all your money vibe I get from talking to other service mechanics I have before. Not only did Eugene service my car's mechanical needs he also fixed my electrical switch problem on my seat where the dealership wanted me to shell out $2K for a new seat just to get a switch fixed on my seat.

    The cherry on top was that he provided a loaner car to me as the work he needed to do on my car took several days to complete.

    I highly recommend Eugene and will be telling my friends and family about his work. Thanks Eugene!

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/6/2015

    Eugene is amazing. Got brake pads changed and drive belts tightened, but he spent the first 20 minutes just doing an inspection and pointing out all flaws....things that needed to be addressed immediately and stuff that could wait. Shop is clean and he's super professional. Not going to another mechanic or shop in the Bay Area after this service.

  • 5.0 star rating
    12/24/2015

    Best guy ever, Eugene is the man to go to for your car

    My Honda Accord's brake pads were absolutely gone and making this loud metal screeching noise so I needed it repaired ASAP. Called Eugene and we made an appointment the very next day. He specializes in Infiniti's but was texting an expert in Honda's to get all the right information to fix my car right

    Pros:
    - He's extremely knowledgable, trustworthy, and communicative
    - He's available on Sunday
    - Offers a free loaner car
    - Garage has Wi-Fi

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/23/2015

    I read everyone's reviews, and they're amazingly all true. Eugene's attention to detail is just killer. I've never met a mechanic quite like him. If you own an Infiniti and need it serviced, get yourself to Concord immediately.

    A true master of his craft.

  • 5.0 star rating
    6/17/2016

    Eugene recently did the 30k maintenance service on my honda fit and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. He is super knowledgeable and was flexible with his schedule so that we wouldn't be put out not having our car during the service. Way easier to work with than the dealership and a much better customer service experience. Definitely recommend Eugene to my friends that need car service.

  • 5.0 star rating
    10/12/2015

    I found Eugene both on Yelp and by word of mouth from a friend.

    I bought a set of OEM G35 Brembos from Eugene, had them re-powdercoated elsewhere, and then returnded to Eugene to get them installed, along with new rotors and brake pads.  From start to finish, Eugene's attention to detail was apparent and his knowledge of Infinitis was second to none.  Eugene follows the factory service manual to the T, as well.  He indexed my new rotors to make sure that lateral runout was in spec, minimizing the potential for brake shudder and ensuring the longest possible life of my new upgrades (most mechanics and dealerships don't perform this step).  Since the rear shields were being swapped, we also took the opportunity to replace both the parking brake shoes and wheel bearings as a form of preventative maintenance, both of which Eugene had in stock at his shop.  He also re-adjusted my parking brake and fixed my slight axle click noise by performing Infiniti's technical service bulletin (the previous shop didn't do a good job, so the axle click had come back).  The final step was bleeding the brakes, followed by a quick test drive.

    After telling Eugene that the brake pedal felt softer than normal, he invited me back a week later to re-bleed the brakes, which firmed up the pedal feel; since the car was already up on the lift, he also performed an oil change for me as well, making sure to torque my oil cooler down, which can sometimes come loose (I had no idea that was part of a normal oil change).

    Eugene's shop is well organized and so clean that you could eat off the shop floor, and he'll most likely have the maintenance parts you need in stock.  If not, they're only a phone call away.

    To sum it all up, Eugene is the man.  If need arises in the future with something I can't do myself, I will certainly return to Eugene.  He is both honest and thorough, qualities which are hard to find in mechanics these days.  If you need work done and care about your Infiniti, don't think twice; take it to Eugene.

  • 5.0 star rating
    1/13/2014

    My 06 g35 sedan is my baby, and Eugene has passed the test.  I will be bringing him all my future business in the future and recommend him to others.  He has the patience to teach you any DIY lessons, as well as the patience to sift through your car and find things that need to be changed and things that can wait for the next appointment.  I had my rear brakes and drive belts replaced.  His attention to detail is unparalleled by any other mechanic i've used in my life.  He was able to walk me through everything he was working on, as well as make small minor modifications to other parts that would need servicing soon.  He also offers incredibly competitive rates, and for the service I'd gladly pay it.  Looking forward to the next appointment!  

    PROTIP:  If you care a great deal about your car, down to minor nitty gritty details, this is the place to come.  Very discerning eye and high expertise.

  • 5.0 star rating
    5/16/2015

    I've had Eugene work on my 2008 EX35 multiple times and its alway been an amazing experience.
    He is honest, patient, and truly cares about taking good care of your car. He has a lot of knowledge and will tell you how it is, without ever charging you for things you don't actually need.

    Highly recommend.

  • 5.0 star rating
    9/28/2015

    Eugene is the man! I have a 07 G35 Sedan with the VQ35HR engine. I decided to clean my throttle body and it started revving by itself hunting for its idle position. This is a common problem with the car and usually the only way to fix it is to go to the dealership and flash the ECM (Engine Control Module) to the updated Version C (I have Version A on my car currently which has terrible Idle Air Relearn Parameters). Eugene had heard about this problem and like a true engineer he wanted to figure out why and how to fix it cheaper. We worked on the car till 1AM trying different things. With the final solution, I left and drove the car a couple hundred miles and finally my car is idling at spec (600RPM). Thanks Eugene!

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/4/2015

    Met Eugene in a parking lot. He saw me, saw my Infiniti and walked up to introduce himself. He handed me his card and said he worked on Infiniti's. I held onto the card and didn't need him for a while. Before I became a customer, I referred a friend to him. That friend was very pleased with the service and the price.

    A few months ago, I had a need and took my FX35 into Eugene and I will be using him going forward. He is very detail oriented and meticulous in his work and explanation of what needs to be done. Ultimately, he walked me through my needs, a diagnostic inspection and a couple of manufacturer maintenance items/recalls.

    He was upfront with the cost, made recommendations when asked and it was a great overall experience. If you have an Infiniti - give Eugene a shot to become your mechanic. You will be pleased.

  • 5.0 star rating
    3/18/2015

    Great service honesty comes first earned it eugene checked my transmission fluid level and did an inspection toped it off and and gave me a transmission dip stick because my g35 didn't come with it I was calling around and it was $75-$100 at the dealer and other places plus the bad service they give  you at this places,ugene took care of my care thanks.

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/21/2015

    Awesome Mechanic! I had few problems (Noise from the front, Brake noise on reverse) with my Infiniti G37 that the Infiniti service / local mechanics were unable to fix. I found him on MYG37 forum and booked an appointment the same evening. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and did a multi-point inspection and figured out the reason for both the issues. He ordered the parts the next day and I requested him to do the 60K service also. He did a great job and his prices are definitely cheaper than the Infiniti service department! I have recommended him to all my friends/co-workers who drive Infiniti/Nissan. I normally don't write Yelp reviews but he definitely deserves the credit. Thanks Eugene! I will be back for any car issues and future service.

  • 5.0 star rating
    9/26/2015

    Eugene is a unicorn: a mechanic who is honest, fair, AND thorough. You're lucky if you get ONE of those in a typical mechanic these days. I found him through a Google search that led me to this Yelp page, and I'm so glad I found him.

    He initially impressed me by taking my call -- on a Saturday -- and spending 45 minutes on the phone with me about my Infiniti G35. He emailed me an estimate a short while later and we booked a service appointment. He happily talked me through everything going on with my car (and it was a LOT) in a kind, professional, and (here's that word again) thorough manner that gave me every confidence my car was in good hands.

    Eugene ended up saving me thousands compared to what the stealership quoted me, and he did better work using better, upgraded parts (where applicable) to boot. I don't live close to Eugene's shop, but it's worth the trip. My car will be cared for by him exclusively for the duration of the time I own it.