san carlos service & tune-up center

  • 4.1 of 5 stars
3 reviews

760 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070, us

(650) 593-8085

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They are always honest
4.3/5
They are competent
3.7/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.7/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
3.7/5
They respond well when they screw something up
N/A
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.3/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
4.3/5
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
3.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.3/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.7/5
May 11, 2004
Heck, the owner, Ben Hagler tought me how to adjust the AIB valve that had been causing stalling in the summer time. The local Nissan dealer had been charging me $80 per visit to pop off a little plastic piece and turn an adjuster screw! I literally won't go to any other mechanic.
May 10, 2012
Oct 28, 2008
I called around (using the DMV's list of certified shops) to compare prices for a smog check. The owner of San Carlos Service actually answered the phone (after only a couple of rings) and was very pleasant but to the point. Their price was comparable or toward the lower end. I happened to have a free morning this week and took my car in without an appointment. Although the shop appeared to be full with several mechanics at work, the owner said they could do the smog check right away. When I returned from a nearby coffee shop, the smog check was done. Considering I might come back for some minor repairs I'd been putting off, I asked the owner if he'd take a look at a couple of things. He did so on the spot, gave me an idea of the time it would take and cost. Overall, I was impressed by the pleasant efficiency with which my needs were met. This was in contrast to several recent experiences I'd had with other shops in the area. I plan to go back. I'm hoping that at last I've found the Car Guy Prince I've been searching for and I'm through kissing frogs.

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