Sidle's General Automotive Repair

  • 4.1 of 5 stars
5 reviews

5910 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, us

(323) 297-9700

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They are always honest
4.4/5
They are competent
4.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.2/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.6/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.7/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
3.6/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.5/5
They are always honest
4.4/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
3.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
3.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.6/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.4/5
Jan 29, 2000
HENRY is the best-kept secret in LA. If you meet him, you'll see what I'm talking about. I'm spilling the beans, cuz I know how hard it can be to find a good mechanic. Henry was great with my '89 Honda Accord, but as far as I know, he specializes in most types of cars. The first time I took a car in to Henry was when I was used- car shopping. I am leery of all mechanics by nature, and for good reason: if you were a 20-something female, with little car knowledge, you'd be the same way. Well, everything he told me was true--the car needed a few repairs, but overall, it was a great buy. Three years later, I can say he was right on. New timing belt, brake shoes, a couple of hoses...that's my whole repair history, in a nutshell. Still, Henry has always been willing to check out the car for little noises and gliches--real or imagined--so I can sleep at night. These checks have been free of charge, unless he finds something--and his shop will drive you to work, if you need it. When Henry's super-busy, he'll still make time to see your car some time that day or the following, if you plead lightly. THE JUICE: Henry never recommends an unnecessary repair. In fact, he's dissuaded me more than once from spending the extra money. The fact is, Henry and I have established an awesome customer- mechanic rapport based on trust--tried and true. If you're testing your mechanic's loyalty, ask yourself this: Would he call you on the phone to make sure he had replaced a valve cap? Henry did. The day he had replaced some hoses, he was unsure if he put one of the caps back on. When I brought the car back in, we were both happy: Henry was happy because it turned out that he had secured it properly the first time. I was happy because I had found a mechanic who was willing to place my personal safety and satisfaction over risking the embarassment of admitting he was human. If that's not caring, then I don't know what is! Giving up Henry was one of the hardest things I had to do when I left LA. Leaving LA was one of the hardest things I had to do because I had to give up Henry. I miss Henry. If you go to him, tell him I said "hi"! Diana Gilbert Dallas, TX
Jun 26, 2003
They take cash or credit, no checks! Also, Henry takes the time to look at everything himself, no matter who on his staff does the work.
Dec 14, 2004
Sidle's is an excellent repair shop. They are not the cheapest in town, but they are reasonable for the area. And they are the best shop I've seen as far as explaining things to you and getting the work done in a reasonable time frame.
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011

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