LARRY'S PERFORMANCE SHOP / SCAMMERS CROOKS LIARS
I found these scammers online. Do not use these CROOKS !! I should have turn around, and driven off when I saw they were in a gang neighborhood, and the place looks like a junkyard. The owner James Escamilla is a liar. There is no Larry !!! He uses numerous names, and his wife is listed as the owner. I called them before driving there, and was told my car would be inside, and that they had security. The place looked like a junk yard, but I trusted them, like a fool.
I had them rebuild my 1967 Mustang 200 6 cyl Engine. I went back the next day, and my car was outside in the junkyard, and was being taken apart, not inside as I had been told twice. I was called by James, and told my engine was done a few days later. When I saw my car there was a huge dent in my hood. They had left the hood on, and hit it putting the engine in. They also scratched the bumper, and put a dent from a jack in the body that I did not see until later. These people are slobs who will damage your property. My car was close to mint. When I went for a test drive the car was shaking apart, and James said it was normal. It was not normal ! They had broken the transmission mount, and later I found out one engine mount, and I had to drive it home that way, and fix it myself. James told me where I could go buy one. They break it, and you go buy it . Unbelievable!!! ### !! I was not able to pay with a check, or credit card as told, I had to be driven to the bank to pay with CASH, and it cost over $1800.00. They held my car hostage. After paying, I had to drive about 45 minutes with a broken transmission, and engine mount to get home. My Insurance denied the claim for the hood as James, and his staff denied damaging the hood, which I had to fix myself. This was an ORDEAL! A NIGHTMARE ! LIARS !
They all lied, the mechanic's can't speak English, but said in Spanish the hood was not done by them, but James said he would have his friend down the street fix it, but I wanted nothing more to do with these thief's or their shoddy work.
This is just the half of it. I got home, and checked the plugs, and there was oil in two cylinders. It was worse than when I took it in to them to have it fixed. They had not even fixed anything. I had to replace the plugs every few days. I filed a complaint with the State of California, and waited about a month, and half. I wanted to go to another shop to get it fixed, but the State said Larry's would fix it. The only way it got fixed was after I brought two of my workers who bench 575 pound to have a talk with James, and they told him to fix it right. It will probably have to be rebuilt again. I never got my hood fixed, or the other scratches, and dent from the jack. THESE PEOPLE LIE, AND SCAM !! DO NOT TRUST A WORD THEY SAY. The place is a dirty junkyard. DO NOT TAKE YOUR VINTAGE CAR TO THEM !!!
This was a huge mistake !!! Yea, they have a good website. BUYER BEWARE OF LARRY'S PERFORMANCE SHOP IN MONTEBELLO, CA THERE IS NO ONE EVEN NAMED LARRY THERE.