I'm relieved to have finally found a trustworthy shop in L.A to take my VW to. Check engine light came on and car would die on idle. Luckily I drive a manual and was able to keep the revs up on idle to keep the car from stalling, just enough to get to the shop. Didn't make an appointment, I was in a bind and wanted to drop off the car at the nearest shop and found Ocean Auto on yelp hoping to get lucky.
I drove in and Jeff was extremely accommodating. He had a busy schedule that day and I didn't have an appointment, but he promised to try and diagnose my car that day in between appointments. Had 100% transparency, diagnosed my car, told me everything up front so I knew what to expect, and presented me with a list of options and recommended the one that he felt was most cost effective and efficient. Replaced the part, even cleaned my throttle body for free since they had to remove it and noticed it was dirty. I drove away that same day, car runs perfect again without any hassle or trying to up-sell me on anything I didn't need.
Thank you Jeff, Ocean Auto Care has won my business for as long as I live in Southern California.