Superior Subaru Repair

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
31 reviews

13505 Ambaum Blvd SW, Seattle, WA 98146, us

(206) 433-1709


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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)
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I just wanted to let everyone know that these guys are the real deal. Granted, I am Steve's daughter, but that doesnt mean that he doesnt treat me the same as his customers. He built me my car and made sure it was perfect before giving it to me and makes sure that I keep it running well. He is very patient with me ( i know nothing about cars!) and makes sure I have what I need. He is reasonably priced (yes, i have to pay for my repairs) and doesnt laugh at me when I ask where the "oil stuff" goes. Rob is great too. He has replaced a couple light bulbs for me when they were going out and has been more than patient for when I'm talking nonsense about my car. ("it makes this weird sound but only when i do certain things and at certain times of the day" etc etc) You might think I'm saying all of this just because he's my dad, but really he is THAT great. He treats everyone like this. (Not just me) and he wants to make sure his customers are as safe in their cars as his daughter is. Trust me- you'll love the place, service, and the two of them.
Dec 23, 1998
Needed a new transmission in my '82 Subaru GL wagon. Called dozens of shops that were willing to put another used '82 transmission in my car for a premium price. Finally, I spoke to Steve, who offered to install an '85 to '89 transmission (which apparently requires modifications that most mechanics wouldn't dream of performing) for about $600. Well, he installed a new transmission but, upon test driving it, decided that it wasn't in much better condition than the original. So, he tried another: same thing, it chipped going into second gear. Finally, he found an '89 unit that was just about perfect. He had quoted $600 for parts and labor on the transmission replacement -- assuming that he would only have to perform the labor once, not three times. Yet when I picked up the car, the total came to $566. No charge for finding, installing, and removing the two other transmissions that turned out to be less than perfect. Needless to say, I was quite impressed, and his work since has been of equal value and integrity. On the occasions when I've raved about my mechanic to my friends, they're always disappointed to learn that he only does Subarus.
Sep 14, 1999
Both Steve and Tom are very knowledgeable and honest. They know Subarus and how to keep them running well. They have been the source of other recommendations a couple of times. They have a great sense of humor and explain problems and solutions clearly. The best thing about Steve and Tom is that they make you feel a little less idiotic when you have to have brakes and drums replaced because you drove around with the emergency brake on!
Dec 12, 2000
They love those Subarus and seem to anticipate problems. Reasonable priced and able to give valueable advice that only a car lover could. Highest recommendation
Jan 09, 2001
My Subaru's transmission needed to be replaced. Other shops quoted me $1200 to $1500. Steve quoted me $750 for a reconditioned Japanese tranny with 30-40K on it. I've been to Japan so I can vouch for Steve's explanation that Japanese tax laws penalize drivers of older cars so heavily that many cars there are parted out early just to avoid the taxes. Steve put three different transmissions into my 1989 GL wagon before he was satified. It took only one week. He showed me the invoice for the tranny I ended up saying he had gotten a deal, my final cost was now $690. He has also told me where to go get parts for my diy repairs. I trust him completely
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011

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