Dan Auto Repair

  • 2.4 of 5 stars
2 reviews

9545 Kearny Villa Rd, #106, San Diego, CA 92126, us

(858) 549-0711

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
3.0/5
They are competent
3.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
1.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
3.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
3.0/5
They are always honest
3.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
1.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
1.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
3.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.5/5
Jan 07, 2006
Dan Auto is the best mechanic I've ever had. I had a particularily tricky problem with my car. Dan worked with me (and explained it all) in a step by step manner to that the price was always low and I felt like the repairs weren't spiralling out of control. On top of good customer relations, Dan has the cheapest prices anywhere - he is amazing!
Apr 19, 2015
  • No1uNo
A few years ago I had an old Chevy PU with a blown head gasket that wouldn't turn over. I called my regular mechanic & he said it just wasn't worth fixing & I agreed. But then a "friend" told me about this shop & how they'd fix it for just a few hundred dollars. Against my better judgement I had it towed there & the owner said all it needed was a head gasket & quoted about $400 for the repair. But after they removed the head he called to say it was cracked & now the repair would be $750. I said OK. But then he called the next day & said the engine was toast but he found a good used engine & he'd install it for $1200. And you know the rest. Every day he called to say they "found something else" that needed replacing. By the time they were through they took me for nearly $4,000! And to add insult to injury, I had to take it back the very next day due to excessive noise in the valve train. Oh, and they also had overfilled the oil by at least a quart and when I asked them to drain it to the full level mark on the dipstick the owner said it was fine being overfilled & it wouldn't hurt anything!!! When I insisted that they drain it he became angry & told me to "never come back!". A week after that it began running rough & I smelled gas while driving! When I returned the owner was rude & said he was "just to busy" & wouldn't even look at it. So I took it to my regular mechanic & he was miffed that I had had the truck repaired elsewhere. He said I had some bad fuel injectors and ended up charging me $500. Six months later the cat went out (the same one that Dan had supposedly replaced!) & that was another $300. So here I am with an old beat up truck with $5000 worth of repairs that books for under $1000. This was a classic case of being "nickle-and-dimed". I had a bad feeling about this guy from Day 1. I wish I had listened to my intuition and just told him to stop the first time he called to say it was going to cost more that the original estimate. Experience is a dear teacher.

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