Dan Auto Repair

  • 2.4 of 5 stars
2 reviews

9545 Kearny Villa Rd, #106, San Diego, CA 92126, us

(858) 549-0711


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Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild 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)
Jan 07, 2006
Dan Auto is the best mechanic I've ever had. I had a particularily tricky problem with my car. Dan worked with me (and explained it all) in a step by step manner to that the price was always low and I felt like the repairs weren't spiralling out of control. On top of good customer relations, Dan has the cheapest prices anywhere - he is amazing!
Apr 19, 2015
  • No1uNo
A few years ago I had an old Chevy PU with a blown head gasket that wouldn't turn over. I called my regular mechanic & he said it just wasn't worth fixing & I agreed. But then a "friend" told me about this shop & how they'd fix it for just a few hundred dollars. Against my better judgement I had it towed there & the owner said all it needed was a head gasket & quoted about $400 for the repair. But after they removed the head he called to say it was cracked & now the repair would be $750. I said OK. But then he called the next day & said the engine was toast but he found a good used engine & he'd install it for $1200. And you know the rest. Every day he called to say they "found something else" that needed replacing. By the time they were through they took me for nearly $4,000! And to add insult to injury, I had to take it back the very next day due to excessive noise in the valve train. Oh, and they also had overfilled the oil by at least a quart and when I asked them to drain it to the full level mark on the dipstick the owner said it was fine being overfilled & it wouldn't hurt anything!!! When I insisted that they drain it he became angry & told me to "never come back!". A week after that it began running rough & I smelled gas while driving! When I returned the owner was rude & said he was "just to busy" & wouldn't even look at it. So I took it to my regular mechanic & he was miffed that I had had the truck repaired elsewhere. He said I had some bad fuel injectors and ended up charging me $500. Six months later the cat went out (the same one that Dan had supposedly replaced!) & that was another $300. So here I am with an old beat up truck with $5000 worth of repairs that books for under $1000. This was a classic case of being "nickle-and-dimed". I had a bad feeling about this guy from Day 1. I wish I had listened to my intuition and just told him to stop the first time he called to say it was going to cost more that the original estimate. Experience is a dear teacher.

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