C & H Auto Repair & Body

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews

3264 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, us

(415) 863-9705


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Does body work
Happily gives binding estimates
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)
Jul 14, 2008
When I moved from Santa Rosa to San Francisco at the beginning of 2008, I was somewhat distressed at not having easy access to my trusty, honest mechanics I had in the north bay. Then I had some emergency suspension and emissions repairs come up. I found Ray, and his C and H Auto repair on this great website, and decided to take my 1996 Volvo GLT to him. I am very happy to report that I am 100% satisfied and enthusiastic about Ray, his team of mechanics and his shop, and I highly recommend him. Everything Reviewer #90065 described was also mostly accurate -- C and H provide insanely good service, are very trustworthy and here's the clincher -- they have VERY fair pricing for SF. I think of Ray and his company, in the same way as that hard-to-find family doctor that likes what he does, is very genuine and honest. I would even have my family drive down from Santa Rosa to service their cars here. (I said "mostly" accurate, because I dont agree with the "old chinese guy" part -- Ray is not that old (i'm an Occupational Therapist and work with many 90 year old people, so i have a different perspective on age. .) and Ray is actually Vietnamese! C and H is on 17th street, near Mission -- which is one block from the 16th street BART --so it worked out great to drop off the car and take BART. Namaste!
Jan 20, 2007
Whilst I'm sitting at home recovering from food poisoning, I thought I'd share some useful info: After being the in the city for ~9 years I have finally discovered a really good, cheap, trustworthy mechanic so I thought I'd share the good news - if you don't already have a mechanic who gives insanely good service, and is trustworthy and cheap, file this away somewhere safe until the next time you need a mechanic who gives insanely good service, and is trustworthy and cheap: C& H Auto Repair and Body (Foreign and Domestic) 3264 17th Street by Mission St. San Francisco CA 94110 415 863 9705 I found it completely by accident when taking comparitive quotes to get my car fixed. The business is run by an old Chinese guy called Ray who actually shows you what is wrong with the car (cracks in brake pads, fan belt wear, gives you a stethoscope to listen to the rattly noise coming from a particular component, blah blah) and then after he's fixed it shows you the components he has swapped out and the new ones he's put in. And he fixed a problems with my car (an oil tank leak and a rattling noise in the engine) that the actual VW dealer and my regular mechanic couldn't fix - he noticed them immediately the hood was opened, in fact. And his prices were just over half of my usual place (and my usual place is just over half the price that the accredited dealer charges). Don't let the slightly humble-and-dirty look of the place put you off, he really knows what he's doing, car-wise, and he is at pains to give absolutely excellent service. His only problem is that I bet the yuppies who live in the upper mission are probably put off by the look of the place - more fool them. And the car was ready on time, and they cleaned it (it needed some love...), and they cleaned the engine (from the oil tank leak) and he fixed the headlight without charge (which is really difficult on a VW without removing the battery, and he didn't want to remove the battery because that would have re-set the car memory...). My car is now purring like a kitten with all the previous hiccups, burps and throat- clearings gone. And it doesn't seem to be leaking oil anymore, which it has always done. I have looked for a really good mechanic for ages, and I have asked lots of people without ever getting a really strong referral for one locally. Good mechanics are hard to find especially in the city so I hope that you will use him too at some point!

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