Kar Kare Clinic

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
11 reviews

2244 S Santa Fe Ave, Oceanside-Escondido, CA 92084, us

(760) 599-9410


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They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Jan 06, 1999
Sam Manoukian knows all makes of cars, foreign and domestic. After other shops were unable to find the problem with my Buick Park Avenue, I only had to describe the problem, he correctly diagnosed the problem before even looking at the car! I have been doing business with him for many years. He is fair, honest, has a good reputation and his prices are very competitive. He can fix any car! I highly recommend him and his shop. Kar Kare Clinic is in Vista, CA and can be reached at 760-599-9410.
May 23, 2002
i took my 1987 cadillac brougham to sam with a very rough idle.i didnt know what was wrong with it sam said "leave it with me for the day" so i did and when i returned to pick up my car he said that he found the problem and fixed it for my ininal service charge. i would recommend sams services to anyone.
Sep 28, 2005
have knowen sam for 10 years or so.He was recomended to me by a friend,when i had problems with my car.He found the problem fixed it right the first time,charged me fair,and i have been working with him ever since.I would recommed anyone how hasn't found or is still looking for a shop to call sam first.
Mar 17, 2006
When a problem could be caused by many things, Sam will not replace them all and present you with the bill. Sam will replace the most logical cause first and want to be sure the problem is solved before asking for payment. Sam is honest and dependable (and a great mechanic too!!) (And no, we're not related!!)
Nov 07, 2011
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Feb 09, 2007
Sam at Car Care Clinic (760-599-9410) is great. He has the smarts and he took the time to fix my 11 year old Chevy Blazer (sporatic electrical problems). The Chevy dealer repeatedly failed to diagnose the root cause of the symptoms, though they never failed to find other things to charge me for. Thanks Sam.
Dec 12, 2007
I had read about Sam on the Car Talk website a few months ago and had filed him in the back of my mind for future needs. This morning on my way to work, my car started malfunctioning & I found my way to Sam's shop. He said he was full of appointments for the day, but I left my car with him asking to look at it when he could. Not only did he call less than 3 hours later, he was fairly certain of the solution and called to let me know my car is fixed within 5 hours of me dropping it off with him--and for less than $100. I completely agree with all the other reviews of Sam & his Kar Kare Clinic so far on this site. He is prompt, courteous, extremely knowegeable, and very trustworthy. I will be recommending Sam & using Sam for as long as I live in Southern California.
Apr 22, 2009
Sam is the best! He's kept my +20 year old BMW running smoothly for over 10 years. He's honest, very knowledgeable and gets the work done right. He's also very reasonably priced. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Aug 12, 2009
Sam is the best mechanic I've used. He's worked on my Prius and Subaru. He is always honest and fairly priced. If a part is expensive, he can recommend a used or refurbished part. I drive 15 miles to use his shop.
Aug 19, 2010
Sam was quick and efficient. He was polite and honest and fixed even minor problems for me. I would recommend to anyone who needs a great mechanic.

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