Independent Volvo Saab & Jeep

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
18 reviews

5824 Autoport Mall, San Diego, CA 92121, us

(858) 457-5133


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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 17, 1999
I have brought my car to Bob for over 7 years and have been very pleased with the quality of the work and the integrity of the man. I can put my family in my car with confidence because I know he keeps it running well and operaating saf
Jan 26, 2001
Just a nice experience (as nice as having car trouble can be) no runaround, very professional. If it isn't "broke" they don't tell you you need to have them fix it. Mike's the Best. (Just for the record, he used to work for a Dealer--and left because he didn't like the way they treated customers...can you imagine!?!?!?!?) I have a 1989 Volvo 240 waggon that I love and want to keep going as long as I possibly can and he's worked with me to do that. So far I've got 150,000 miles and still going strong. I highly HIGHLY recommend this shop.
Nov 29, 2001
First of all, Mike is the new head mechanic and soon-to-be owner as Bob can no longer take care of the business on his own. Mike has been there for six years and has been running the business on his own for two years. I don't know Bob, but Mike was honest, straightforward, extremely thorough and got my 93 240 Volvo back in shape in less than a day. He was true to his word and that means a lot these days. Especially being female with an old car...which is unfortunately something to be concerned about. My fiance, son of a car dealer, said he was "the nicest mechanic he's ever met". Not bad. As a new resident to San Diego, I'm very very relieved to have a reliable, honest mechanic. Thanks, Mike!
Dec 18, 2001
Mike Ranes -- owner and head mechanic at Independent Volvo and Saab. Super mechanic -- conscientious, thorough, professional, courteous. Did major engine work for me on a 92 960 -- including an engine swap. Has my highest recommendation. Competitive pricing, fair. If you have a Volvo or Saab that needs work not done under warranty by a dealer, your best bet is to call Mike for an appointment.
Nov 07, 2011
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Sep 25, 2003
I'm very picky about my car mechanic. I want someone I can trust, and someone who is very competent. My 1984 Volvo is part of my family, and I want to keep it forever. After trying several other shops, this one is the best around. I know Mike will find the answer to any problem, and the job will be done right. I did have an experience where Mike made good on a battery problem that was intermittent. When the old battery was found to take a charge, Mike didn't hesitate to reinstall the old battery for me, and credit back the purchase of the new battery that I didn't need. I'm very comfortable referring anyone to this shop. Great mechanics are hard to find.
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 26, 2005
Clean shop, nice people, quality work, right price.
Jan 18, 2006
I moved here from Boston and was referred to him from my Boston mechanic. Mike is honest, caring, and competent. I brought my old Saab to him and he's one of the reasons I bought another Saab since I try to avoid the dealer if at all possible. He's more than happy to take the time and answer any questions you have. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Feb 14, 2006
I have always had wonderful experiences dealing with Mike and Larry. From my disaster 1995 Saab that they helped keep running to my 1988 volvo they sold me, I have always been very pleased with the service at Independent Volvo/Saab & Jeep. The volvo I bought from Mike has over 210,000 miles and drives like a new car. He sold it to me with an excellent warrantee, which I never had to worry about since the car has been in outstanding shape! I found the shop kindof by accident, and I will never take my car to anywhere else.

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