Suby Specialties (no loaners)

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
9 reviews

804 E Huntington Dr, Upper San Gabriel Valley, CA 91010, us

(626) 358-4235


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
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)
Nov 07, 2011
Jan 02, 2003
In our experience, Steve--the main mechanic--is extremely competent and runs a truly "independent" Subura garage. They obviously love the brand but are not blindly loyal. Steve's meticulous attention to detail allowed him to spot the source of an oil leak that involved tightening one nut. (A previous mechanic--a Subaru specialist--missed the actual source of the leak and advised a $500+ repair to stop the same oil leak.) The mechanics at Suby Specialties all seemed extremely willing to talk, listen, and explain-- whether at the shop or on the phone. And there are good signs all around--the shop is clean and well-kept, as the talk to each and customers, the mechanics are wiping and cleaning (oil spots, engine grit, etc.). There seems to be a strong work ethic and pride in the quality of service. Our experience was a great one and we'd go out of our way to return our Subaru to this shop.
Jan 02, 2003
Suby Specialties is a local favorite for Subaru owners. Judging from the mechanics' conversations and the way their garage is decorated, they love the cars they work on.
Nov 07, 2011
Jul 22, 2003
They are very skilled and always honest. Though you have to make sure to always make an appointment well in advance because they get quite busy. Their prices are always fair. They charge a lot for oil changes, but they do a thorough job - change filter, lube, check tire pressure including in the spare, etc. Very trustworthy and nice guys.
Jul 08, 2005
these guys are great. I found out about Steve and the team years ago, when I a raw deal from the Subaru dealer. They are careful, and considerate. They have always done the best work. I trust them.
Oct 31, 2007
They always inspect the car thoroughly for any problems when they change the oil. Steve is very good at diagnosing trouble. When the check engine light went on, he reset it several times and suggested changing the sparkplug wires, which cured the problem. The computer said there was a miss, but it was intermittent. I feel completely safe when they work on the car.
Jul 02, 2008
I'm a long-time Subaru owner who is currently on her fourth Subaru and has owned nothing else for over twenty years. The owner of Suby Specialties, Steve Courtice, is a Subaru specialist. His shop is the best auto repair facility I have ever done business with. Steve is honest -- not "fair to middlin' honest", not "mostly honest", but the genuine article. On a number of occasions when I was getting one of my cars serviced, I would ask him if certain types of work were needed or would be a good idea. He has on a number of occasions discouraged me from having unnecessary work done, although I would not have known better if he'd recommended it and pocketed the payment. He gives good, detailed estimates, warns you about any areas of uncertainty, and does not promise what he can't deliver. Suby Specialities is also very good at what they do. Steve and his team have worked on two of my cars, one a 1998 Subaru Outback Sport and a 1999 Forester S. On both he's had a couple of repairs that required diagnostic skills and knowledge about the cars. In both cases, he figured the problem out correctly and fixed it right. In both cases, the final bill came in under the estimate. I highly recommend this shop. I don't take my car anywhere else for anything more complex than an oil change, and preferably he does even those.
Nov 19, 2010
Steve (owner) is the best Subaru mechanic I have ever found. I have a 2001 Subaru Forester with 180K miles on it and still going strong, thanks to Steve. He is honest, knowledgable, dependable and trustworthy. I highly recommend this shop for Subaru service.

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