Precision Auto Repair

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
7 reviews

717 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, us

(415) 921-3317


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
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)
Dec 13, 2008
They're great. Very honest. Since I have an old car that isn't worth much, I especially appreciate that if there's a "just as good" fix that is a little cheaper, they will be willing to do that, or at least explain all the options and why one may be better but more expensive. I am not a "car person" but I never feel stupid here...John breaks it down in a way that's easy to understand.
Oct 07, 2006
My Subaru transmission was hesitating, they easily could have gotten me to have it rebuilt, I was in a jam. However they cleaned it out and replace fluid & filter and it runs great!. Their choice was 10% of what a new transmission would have cost. Very honest !!
Oct 02, 2003
John, Jr. of Precision Auto is the co-owner, with his father. I have used this shop for the last 15 years and went to John with an old Honda, an Old Buick, an old Toyota and now a new Toyota Highlander. His work has always been the top-notch, he will go out of his way to tell me if someone else can do something cheaper (i.e,. he advises its cheaper to get an oil change from the one-hour places) and will go over in painful detail the cost of ever item (I believe the first time I used him, he itemized the cost of the screws he was using.) Tell him Lori with the Highlander sent you.
Aug 03, 2004
I had 2 different cars repaired here over a number of years by John. He is a master! He always took the time to explain all the repairs, offered different options, never speculated about what might be wrong until he had done a thorough check of the car. I recommended him to many friends over the years, and they ALL had great experiences with him.
Jan 26, 2005
I was helping my stepdaughter buy a used car up in the San Francisco Bay area. Trouble is, I live in the Los Angeles area. As luck would have it, I found what looked to be a low mileage car that appeared almost too good to be true. Using your website I found John, Jr. at Precision Auto in downtown San Francisco. John went through the car from top to bottom and bumper to bumper and came back with unequivocal enthusiastic thumbs up. He enumerated all of the strong points of the car -- covering all the various systems -- including the power train, electrical, suspension, brakes; even the tires and the body. Then he gave me the few negatives he had found and then his conclusion. His thorough inspection gave me the confidence to go ahead and make an offer on the car (with a discount for the things John flagged for me) and we did go ahead and buy the car. My daughter is delighted with the purchase and I am pleased knowing that she got a good, safe car that was very throughly and critically inspected. A job well done, on time and fairly priced. You can't ask for much more.
May 10, 2005
I brought in a Subaru with a clutch so burned out, the car barely moved when you stepped on the gas. They gave me a $700 estimate over the phone, a $800 estimate when I brought it in and they saw that it was a Subaru (which is apparantly a little harder to fix), and wound up charging $900 due to some additional complications. But they didn't charge anything to inspect the car, which was nice of them. To replace the clutch took 3 days (4.5 hours of work at $100/hour); it now works very very well. They also pointed out a few other things that needed attention soon. Whenever they were about to do any work, they'd explain it to me (though I had to call them; they didn't call me). Their explanations were a little dumbed-down ("the clutch comes in contact with something called the fly wheel, you see") ... I wouldn't have minded more technical explanations. But overall as good an experience as you could hope for. I'll probably be returning for more work in a few weeks.
Nov 07, 2011

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