Auto 280

  • 3.4 of 5 stars
6 reviews

1315 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112, us

(415) 333-8622


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Road tests vehicles when appropriate
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
Aug 25, 2004
They been servicing my 1985 volvo gl for over 10 years .. and car is still running on origianl engine/transmission with over 175000 miles.
Nov 08, 2006
I found out about Auto 280 from the tow truck driver who came to help me with my car when it broke down. He recommended them highly and I was not disappointed. I have gone to two other Volvo repair shops in the Bay area and Auto 280 is by far the best. The shop is busy and you sometimes have to wait a day or two before you can take it in. But the work is really good. Garry will work on the car until he is convinced he has fixed the problem. He does not try to get you to have unnecessary repairs done on the car. He also explains the problem and the repairs carefully. My husband usually used to come with me when I had to take the car in for work but once I started going to Auto 280, he did not feel it was necessary. I think these guys are pretty honest and reasonably priced.
May 27, 2007
Gary, the owner, has been repairing my two old Volvos (1993 850 turbo sedan and 1996 850 wagon) for over ten years. He is the best there can be with Volvos - forget going to the dealers!
May 01, 2008
I don't think anyone knows the Volvo 240 series like Gary. Dealers don't seem to want to work on older cars, but no problem for Gary. He has kept my '91 240 ship shape for the last 60,000 miles, out of the 260,000 that it has. As long as Gary is in business, I figure I can get to 500k.
Oct 22, 2019
  • ga8248051_158876
Absolutely terrible experience. They didn't fix any of the problems I had and were very dishonest, saying it'll cost thousands of dollars and a very long time to fix, when other shops in the past were able to do the same thing for a few hundred dollars in less than a day! You're better off going anywhere else.

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