LeFax Co - Volvo Auto Parts and Service - Portland, Oregon
loyalty has kept us going strong for over 40 years.
Here is what our customers have to say:
"If you want absolutely the BEST Volvo mechanics
in the Northwest, Leyfax is for you. I've been a customer
for over 20 years (4 Volvos currently in our family) and
honestly I've never had a bad repair experience. They are
not only great mechanics, they are great people and go out
of their way to keep you on the road. Their prices are no
more than anyone else and far lower than the dealer, and
they fix things right the first time. They treat all their
customers well, whether you're a "regular" or a first-timer.
The only hitch: you better like your car because it will
never wear out."
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."
"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."
"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."
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."
"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. Plus
these guys are always fun to talk to about all manner of
things, not just your car. 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!!"
"Leyfax has been repairing my car for the last 13years and I
would not take it anywhere else. Dave and his workers are
very very knowledgeable. More important, I have never
taken it back once it was repaired by these guys! And the
price is fair."
having my Volvo s40 serviced by Leyfax for the past 3 years.
Service is excellent. Cost is much lower than the dealers,
and they don't try to rip you with unnecessary service.
These guys are Volvo specialists and know what they are
doing. I strongly recommend Leyfax to any Volvo owner."
"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."
"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"
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