Autohouse Car Repair

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

565 20th St, Oakland, CA 94612, us

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Specialties
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Has ASE certified mechanics
Loaners
No
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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
5.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
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They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
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They are always honest
5.0/5
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
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Jan 22, 2004
Tony at the Autohouse is a great mechanic. I've been going to him since 1995, when I owned a Honda Accord. I was referred to him after I had brought my car into the local Honda dealership for a tune-up after moving to Oakland from Washington, D.C. The Honda people said I needed over $1100 of work, including a new muffler, new CV joints, and a bunch of other things. A co-worker said to bring my car to Tony at the Autohouse(whose garage was only 3 blocks from my work and 2 blocks from BART -- the local public transportation). He said that I didn't need most of the things that the dealership said I did, that there was nothing wrong with my muffler and I should just keep an eye on the CV joints. He did some necessary work, and the total bill was about $90. I've been going to Tony at the Autohouse since then. Alas, my Honda died for reasons unrealted to Tony: It was caught in a flood in Sacramento, and a mechanic up there worked on it, after which the computer was totally screwed up. When driving through the desert near Death Valley, the engine caught on fire! Because the insurance company (GEICO) said the problem was mechanical, they wouldn't pay to fix it, or even tow it back to Oakland. So I bought a used 1992 Ford Escort from some friends who were moving to England. I've been taking it to Tony regulary for oil changes, tune-ups, and whenever I have a problem. I'm always able to get an appointment within a few days (if not the next day), drop it off in the morning before work, walk to my office, and pick it up after work. Unfortunely, the City of Oakland has brought eminent domain proceedings against Tony and John Revelli (who specializes in tires and whose garage is next door to Tony's). The City bought up all the other property on the block and turned it into a parking lot. Eventually, they plan to build something there -- but at this time they don't even know what! Tony has been at his location for about 20 years, and John has been where he is for over 40 years, and they're both great mechanics. With the way property values have gone up, they will not be able to re-locate in downtown Oakland, and if the City gets its way, they will have to go to an area that is not safe for customers and is inconvenient to Tony and John's current customers who work downtown. This is particularly unfair since for years, downtown Oakland was a wasteland and Tony and John's shops were among the few businesses located there that brought in tax revenue for the City. So SAVE TONY'S AUTOHOUSE and SAVE JOHN REVELLI'S TIRE SHOP!!!

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