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      11-25-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Thumbs up RMP Motors, and why I like them...

Since I am lucky enough to meet a lot of BMW owners I often get asked where I take my car for non-warranty work. I always tell people I go to RMP because Rocco is a good mechanic and is fair with prices, but I wanted to post to give some details on why I prefer RMP.

A few months ago I had a big brake kit installed at another shop. They were friendly and the price was ok, but it took awhile and when I was done I had a pretty severe shake under medium braking. They did some other work to the car and there were a few things they missed (forgot to re-bolt the cross member to hold my exhaust on, over torqued wheels...). I was going to make another appointment to have them diagnose and fix the brake issue, but I am really busy in the summer and couldn't co-ordinate a time/date with them. To be honest, I wasn't entirely confident either.

So I finally had time to go see Rocco, and he re-installed the bbk, but also took care of some little things that had been overlooked the first time. As it turns out when they were originally installed the rust on the inner hub was not cleaned off, so the rotors were not sitting entirely flat. Maybe it was overlooked on the initial install, but it was enough that braking was sometimes uncomfortable and it could have caused damage to the rotors. Luckily for me all it took was a good grinding of the hub. What's irritating, though, is that the shake could have been avoided had they been cleaned the first time. This is what I appreciate about RMP; attention to detail. When I am there I'm the only car there, so both mechanics are working on my car and only my car. It's the way I do business and, even though it might seem idealistic, it's the way I expect work to be done on my car.

Oh, they're in Etobicoke now (they used to be in Bolton), so it's way more convenience for me too.

...and no, I am not affiliated with RMP. I pay regular prices. It's just the one place I am confident bringing my car to. And yes, I am really excited my car no longer shakes when braking!
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I am glad to hear that everything fine at the end!!
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Rocco is a great guy..he explains everything fully...i had my KW V3 installed there. .great job and good price. he noticed and fixed by headlight control unit.
he even took me for a drive to make sure everything was fine.
I will bring my car there for brakes too.
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      11-26-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip. It's good to support our good independent techs.
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His shop is good, and he is a friendly guy... I'm planning on taking my jeep there to get inspection 2 done. Awesome pricing too...
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The new shop is really nice, big upgrade for them and a lot closer to most of us in the GTA.
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      11-27-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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Can you pm me their address and contact info? I always want to look for a reliable/skillful mechanic to do suspension/coilover install, brakes, etc.

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Rocco is a great guy..he explains everything fully...i had my KW V3 installed there. .great job and good price. he noticed and fixed by headlight control unit.
he even took me for a drive to make sure everything was fine.
I will bring my car there for brakes too.
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It's okay now.. I found their webpage.
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Since I am lucky enough to meet a lot of BMW owners I often get asked where I take my car for non-warranty work. I always tell people I go to RMP because Rocco is a good mechanic and is fair with prices, but I wanted to post to give some details on why I prefer RMP.

A few months ago I had a big brake kit installed at another shop. They were friendly and the price was ok, but it took awhile and when I was done I had a pretty severe shake under medium braking. They did some other work to the car and there were a few things they missed (forgot to re-bolt the cross member to hold my exhaust on, over torqued wheels...). I was going to make another appointment to have them diagnose and fix the brake issue, but I am really busy in the summer and couldn't co-ordinate a time/date with them. To be honest, I wasn't entirely confident either.

So I finally had time to go see Rocco, and he re-installed the bbk, but also took care of some little things that had been overlooked the first time. As it turns out when they were originally installed the rust on the inner hub was not cleaned off, so the rotors were not sitting entirely flat. Maybe it was overlooked on the initial install, but it was enough that braking was sometimes uncomfortable and it could have caused damage to the rotors. Luckily for me all it took was a good grinding of the hub. What's irritating, though, is that the shake could have been avoided had they been cleaned the first time. This is what I appreciate about RMP; attention to detail. When I am there I'm the only car there, so both mechanics are working on my car and only my car. It's the way I do business and, even though it might seem idealistic, it's the way I expect work to be done on my car.

Oh, they're in Etobicoke now (they used to be in Bolton), so it's way more convenience for me too.

...and no, I am not affiliated with RMP. I pay regular prices. It's just the one place I am confident bringing my car to. And yes, I am really excited my car no longer shakes when braking!
nice write up .. thats good to hear.. i had some friends go their and they were satisfied with the excellent work =)
glad to see the are moving a bit closer to gta
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They did my hallowed-out CDV install last summer when they were still in Bolton. Very efficient work and the price was good. Now I have to drive a bit further to get to them.
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Yeah, I drove to RMP motors when they were located in Bolton to get CDV removed and an oil change. They finished working on my car in a jiffy and they helped me buff a minor dent on my rear bumper with no hesitation. Great guys
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Rocco is one of those rare mechanics that actually goes beyond the job on hand and takes a holistic approach for the maintenance and upkeep of cars. I have had BMWs and VWs cared for by Rocco and he is tops at what he does. We are lucky to have a local tech like him in our community. Check out his new shop in Etobicoke. The pride that is exhibited in the upkeep of that shop flows through in the work he does on every car that enters the shop.
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Thanks for the kind words guys!!!

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yea, met rocco yesterday as i had my ssk and CDV installed. great service and really really fast! i couldnt even finish lookin at pictures of rihanna and he was already done oh and im gonna call you this afternoon to setup another appointment
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yea, met rocco yesterday as i had my ssk and CDV installed. great service and really really fast! i couldnt even finish lookin at pictures of rihanna and he was already done oh and im gonna call you this afternoon to setup another appointment
... didn't someone said he won't mod????
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... didn't someone said he won't mod????
the mod bug bit him too deep that it hurt so much and need to get something done
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group buy what?
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group buy what?
I was just kidding, I said that because people organize GBs for good/popular products. But on the second thought, people should go in as a group to get simple things done such as getting their CDVs removed or modified.
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I was just kidding, I said that because people organize GBs for good/popular products. But on the second thought, people should go in as a group to get simple things done such as getting their CDVs removed or modified.
ohss..i was gonna say...they dont sell anything except service well technically i guess we could groupbuy service
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His prices are reasonable enough already, imo. Of course this is coming from another service guy.
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