Overseas Garage

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
4 reviews

3141 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, us

(562) 434-9627


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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)
Nov 06, 2011
Feb 27, 2000
I waited for my car repair this morning. I was offered bagels, juice and coffee. More importantly, the owner Mo was understanding, informative and funny, even when he was scolding me for going to "those cheap guys" whose work he was now fixing. (The cheap guys were investigated and fined by the state of California I found out later) He told a customer that he would give them a list of things he had checked for her that should still be under warranty from the dealer. He said he didn't want her to have to pay for something they should do for free. All the prices he quoted to people on work that I had had previously on other cars was very reasonable as were my charges for today. Its a bit of a drive from my house but totally worth it for the sense of security and relief that I haven't been
Jul 08, 2002
Overseas Garage is run by Hans, one of the most honest and fair mechanics I know. As a woman graduate student, I was nervous about finding a fair mechanic who would treat me well when I brought my aging Integra in for its inevitable problems. Hans is great about being honest about what you really need. His prices aren't rock bottom, but they aren't outrageous, and most importantly, he always gives you the most cost effective long term solution. (When my car's alternator died, he was upfront about the fact that an aftermarket alternator might cost a little less upfront, but that they tended not to do well in the long run. When I told him that I suspected my car needed new shocks, he said it did and struts too, but that given the age of the car and the cost of that repair, it might not be something I wanted to put money into.) He always patiently shows me the dead parts of my car--even though I wouldn't actually know what a non-dead clutch looks like. He ony works on imported cars, and if there are any Borgward fans out there, he always seems to have a few around the shop he's working on as a hobby. The shop isn't open terribly convenient hours--just Monday through Friday during business hours, but I trust his opinions on my car more than enough to deal with not having Saturday access to his advice. **Update: Hans retired in 2005. Andy, a long time tech at this shop (since 1984) is now the owner.
Dec 08, 2021
  • Douglasg610
Came in with a clattering sound and a VERY low oil pan. The diagnosis? The oil was causing the problem. My timing chain after the lifters collapsed. They didn't try to sell me anything else (I had them do an oil and filter change anyway), and were honest about the PCV valve maybe needing replacement down the line. No surprise up-sells and no lagging--I was done in 2 hours.

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