Best Auto Care

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
4 reviews

2099 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112, us

(415) 334-7585


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Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Has ASE certified mechanics
Guarantees all work for at least 1 month or 1000 miles
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 20, 2006
If you are looking for a heated waiting room and loaner car this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a competent mechanic and a great value you need look no further. The place looks like a hole in the wall, but don't let that fool you. After failing a smog check 4 years ago Jim at Best Auto was the only one who was able to figure out what was wrong. When other shops told me I had a cracked manifold or that I needed new brakes Jim gave me a more honest appraisal. He may not have made money at the time but he won a loyal customer. In the 25+ years I have been driving I never found a shop or mechanic I really trusted until I started going there. Work on my Nissan Pathfinder, Acura Integra, and a friend's Toyota pickup has held up with out issue.
Jan 26, 2006
Jim Li is a great mechanic. I am happy to have stumbled into his auto shop for an oil change 18 months ago, I've been there for every oil change since, as well as some brake work and exhaust work. I drive a 20-year-old Subaru and I'm an avid snowboarder so Jim keeps my ride going up and down the Sierra Nevada mountains. His shop is right next to Balboa Park BART so it's perfect for a commuter to drop off a car for service. Jim is also good at finding used parts to keep the costs down. I've sent a friend's 97 Subaru Legacy GT for a new clutch and my girl's 86 Volvo 240 for a safety inspection/estimate and both had very positive experiences. The Legacy runs great and the Volvo is probably going to be decommissioned ---- but we'll bring her new car by for regular service as soon as she decides between a Focus, Impreza, or CRV.
Jan 28, 2006
Excellent work. Jim explained what was wrong, how he came to that conclusion, and the options I had to fix it. Very fair prices and very good crew he has working for him. I may be 45 miles away from his shop, but his quality of service, honesty and integrity are worth the drive.
Mar 28, 2006
In my experience, they are HONEST, fair, smart, and competent. They fix what you ask them to fix and they TALK to you and answer questions--even ones unrelated to the current problems they are fixing. I will never go to a dealership again. This shop makes me smile.

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