A & G Auto

  • 4.4 of 5 stars
23 reviews

4553 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, us

(323) 660-4000

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Hours
8:00-6:00
Specialties
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Has ASE certified mechanics
Does body work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Guarantees all work for at least 12 months or 12000 miles
Specializes in Transmission work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.7/5
They are competent
4.6/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.4/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.5/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.4/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.4/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.5/5
They are always honest
4.7/5
I would use this mechanic again
4.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
4.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.3/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
3.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.6/5
Jan 18, 2000
A tenant in my old apartment in Los Angeles told me about this place. He did some minor work on both my Chevy c-1500 and Chevy Celebrity at far reasonable prices than other garages quotes me. He also fixed a temperature guage on my parents '87 Toyota Camry for FREE! He also rebuilt the top half of the engine of my 1963 Mercury Monterey $300 below 2 other garages in the area. Lastly, he fixed the power seat in the '63 Mercury which had an estimate of $125 by a seat repair, at No Charge. The man's honesty is refreshing, and he is single, girls (or guys-it is LA)
Jan 12, 2001
Charlie is the best auto mechanic!! I brought my 61 Mercedes here for 10 years before i had to give it up now i drive a 79 Cad Fltwd he's done a great job on both cars and as a woman it's a very safe environment not to mention extremely affordable.
Jan 29, 2007
After 3 years of living in LA, this is the first HONEST mechanic I've found (thank you, cartalk.com). The fact is, I know absolutely nothing about cars, and I feel that I must have a stamp on my forehead that says so. All the other mechanics I've tried have rapidly taken advantage of me. At the last place I took my car, I waited for 5 hours for them to change my oil and "fix" various problems which I suspect were fictional. The guy behind the counter announced to me that he used to torture animals, then invited me to dinner. I declined, although I could hardly afford to buy myself dinner after I paid the freakishly high bill. Not so at A and G. They could not have been more couteous and straightforward. I was there for only about an hour and a half, but they checked in with me repeatedly throughout my wait to let me know how things were progressing. I am happy to say I have found my one and only mechanic.
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 02, 2003
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I agree with the positive reviews here. Charlie is an honest guy who does excellent work. He's very good about checking his work and redoing repairs if necessary. And he has always discouraged me from getting work done that isn't really necessary. Highly recommended.
Nov 07, 2003
I'm a twenty-something young woman and I'm used to be treated like a moron by mechanics. But I HATE it. I found Charlie here, in the Mechan-X Files, when I moved to LA two years ago, not knowing a soul, and bought an aging VW Cabriolet - and thank god I found him! In LA, a good mechanic is more important than a good doctor. I think the thing that makes him so great is that he exudes a steady calm that I need when my car is ailing. He handles business personally and he is almost always around the shop. I never get the run-around or get told that it will take four days when I need my car back in one. Once I drove by his garage on the way home from work to ask him about a funny noise. Right as I turned in the lot, I realized I had to get home right away. I backed right back out and never even saw Charlie. Later that week, I called to ask if I could take the car in for him to look over. He said immediately "I heard that noise that your car is making and I know what it is." I didn't even realize he had seen me. The best part is that I trust Charlie know what's wrong, to fix it for a reasonable price, to take responsibility for his mistakes, and to tell me the truth about it. There's not a lot of people in any field I can trust that well, but especially among mechanics, this is gold.
Nov 07, 2011
Jun 07, 2004
i took my car in because i had heard that these were decent mechanics, but i found myself in a situation that i wouldn't like to see anyone else in. they did not do the work properly on my car ( a simple brake job) and i was charged for parts that weren't even replaced. this may have only been for me, but you never know with these guys. good luck
Oct 30, 2004
Seeing their recommendation here, I took my Oldsmobile to A&G when the check-engine light came on and the idle was rough. I spoke with Luis. They found it was a loose temperature guage and low transmission fluid and fixed the problems for about $80. They had the car ready earlier than I expected and taking the bus to and from the shop to my downtown apartment was easy. They didn't explain in detail where the loose temperature sensor was but I didn't really ask. All in all I'm glad I went there and will go again.

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