Empire Too

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
10 reviews

3077 Wiljan Ct, #F, Santa Rosa, CA 95407, us

(707) 577-0449


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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)
Jun 24, 2000
This guy has been great. I can call the shop for advice, referrals, information. He will get me in right away if not just a regular maintenance check and will even tell me to just stop by and he'll take a look at it. We are budget conscious (relatively poor) and he will advise against repairs that are not needed immediately. I really feel I can trust him. He refers out for repairs that are beyond his expertise, does not pretend he knows everything. I would recommend him without reservation.
Jan 09, 2001
Dan is a wonderful person and an absolutely awesome mechanic. He and all of his employees take great care of every vehicle and have always treated me like his only customer. Every other customer of his that I've talked to has felt this way. When somebody is selling a car that he has serviced, they state that fact prominently as a selling point. I have referred him to anyone and everyone that I know with a Japanese car. Whenever I've had a problem he will take the time to let me drop by and take a quick look. He's even gone on short drives with me at no-cost to help me diagnose a problem and told me how to fix it so I could save a couple bucks. He is able to work wonders with the vehicles and keep them going forever. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!! Thanks for everything, Dan!
Feb 27, 2001
Empire Too specializes in Japanese cars. So when I recently bought a new truck, I looked only at Japanese models. This is true. Dan is the best car mechanic that I have ever known. I trust him completely. Besides this, Dan and his wife Emily are very nice people. It is not easy to find a good mechanic--someone that competent and whose work you can trust. He has a good understanding of the mechanics of these complex machines and has the skills to do the work. He keeps his promises. I have absolutely no reservation in recommending Dan and Empire Too to anyone who is looking for a really good mechanic.
Dec 14, 2001
This is the best shop I have ever delt with. He knows his Japanese cars, especially Hondas. His prices are very reasonable and he only works on what is actually broken. If he finds something else, he lets you know and lets you make the decision without any pressure. He is honest and nice to everyone. And he shop is spotless! My only regret is that he doesn't work on cars other the Japanese models.
Dec 19, 2001
We are a three-generation Dan fan-club! My mother found Dan at Empire Too and turned me on to his great shop. My husband used to do all the repairs on our vehicles, but as he gets older & the car has more computer works, he is happy to let someone else do the repairs. Whenever I have any work/maintenance done, Dan saves the broken/worn parts for me to take home for my husband's inspection. Dan alerts me to future repairs (degree of brake wear, etc), but I never feel prodded to repair anything that is not necessary. I wouldn't trust my car to anyone else. My daughter takes her car to Dan for maintenance & repairs. We hope he never retires!
Aug 28, 2003
I've been taking my 87 Camary there for eight years and they know the car well and never recommend unnecessary service or repairs. I recently purchased a new Honda van and Dan has been doing the maintenance on this vehicle also.
Nov 19, 2004
Dan & Emily have seen me through two long-lasting Hondas. They are wonderful people, personable and honest. I am fiercely loyal to Empire Too and try to recommend it to anybody/everybody who has a Japanese vehicle. Even while living in Arizona I would make the 843-mile drive back into California just to get my car serviced (well, okay, I was heading this way anyway to visit family...but can you blame me?!).
Nov 07, 2011
May 15, 2008
We are another 3 generation family of Empire Too loyal customers. We completely trust Dan and the repairs and maintenance he has provided us over the last 25 years or so (even when the business was Empire Diagnotics). Wouldn't take our Honda and Toyota anywhere else!
Oct 05, 2008
Very honest. Explains what work has to be done versus what can wait. Price is good.

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