Woods Automotive

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
7 reviews

1011 Fort Stockton Dr, #B, San Diego, CA 92103, us

(619) 299-1837


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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)
Aug 05, 1997
Jon Woods also hosts a weekly radio show on AM 600 (KOGO)in the San Diego,CA. area. He is on every sunday, from 10 AM to 11 AM. All of his technicians are fantastic and are all ASE Master Technicians. His shop has been at the same location for about 22-23 years.
Nov 20, 2002
Over the course of nearly 30 years I have found Jon and his staff are all top-notch mechanics, very honest, skilled and professional in all their dealings. I would recommend this shop to any owner of a Japanese automobile.
Feb 04, 2009
I originally heard of Woods Automotive on your CAR TALK radio show. Since I was a recent widow who doesn't know much about car repairs, I was concerned about finding a mechanic I could trust not to take advantage of me. Mike has always treated me with the utmost respect and explained the need for whatever needs to be done. I travel clear across town gladly for such great service.
Feb 16, 2005
I first started going to Jon when I moved to San Diego in 1984. I was shocked! He was honest, extremely competent and fairly priced. I have heard tell customers that it was time to give it up. "Don't put any more money into this sink hole. It is time to move on." He specializes in foreign makes and is especially good with Japanese models. No fancy HDTV, no leather couches in the waiting room and no knuckle heads try to upsell you into inappropriate or unecessary service.
Sep 06, 2005
Mike Dunbar took over John Woods Automotive (now Woods Automotive), and I feel the quality of the shop has remained exceptionally high. Mike himself explains problems and repair options and lets the customer make the final, informed decision. He also keeps the customer aprised periodically as the car is being repaired. If anything, he errors on the side of being conservative as far as recommending less expensive repair alternatives if possible. He keeps good records of past and future work. His mechanics have always done an excellent job on my car, and as a female who is pretty much a mechanical ignoramus, Mike and his people are never condescending. I drive quite a long way to take my Acura (which has over 154,000 miles on it!) to Woods Automotive.
Nov 02, 2007
Mike and his office staff Joy are always proffesional accomodating and helful. Mike runs a great shop when he does a car check he really means it he prioritizes problems and explains what and why repairs are suggested. The work is very well done and reasonably priced. Mike has saved me many dollars by suggesting alternatives such as after market and rebuils which perform very well. I have refferred three friends to him and after getting quotes from both dealers and other independent shops Mike has determined the suggested scope of the work was too extensive (he spliced and repaired an electrical harness vs replacing the entire wiring system saving one friend $700, and identified specific hoses and clamps that needed replacement saving another frind $400) I highly reccommend this shop it would bring tears of joy to Tom and Ray.
Mar 18, 2011
I drive a 2005 Prius. I requested them to repair a part that many people had suggested to replace due to its high failure rate. Mike Dunbar (the longtime employee who took over when Jon retired) researched the issue and advised against the repair. He actually took time to NOT take my money. We have been customers for years (starting with my father) and have never had a single bad experience.

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