1735 3rd Street, Riverside, CA 92507 Map & directions
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“Autotech keeps my older car running. They only fix what is necessary. They completely check out my car....”
“Greatshop. Knowledgeable and complete in the repairs needed. Employees are so friendly. Very clean and nice...”
RepairPal’s Comprehensive Evaluation
Autotech was established in 1992 by Anthony Solario. Anthony has over 30 years of experience and is an ASE Master Technician certified. His group of talented technicians have over 162 years of combined experience and each holds an ASE Master Certification! This is exactly the type of commitment we look for in our Certified shops. Using their quality equipment and years of experience, they are sure to properly and efficiently fix any car troubles you may encounter. For your convenience they offer early bird vehicle drop-off, shuttle service, and free WiFi.
Message from the Shop
Here at Autotech, we offer a wide variety of quality automotive services, from minor to major service and repair, for the maintenance minded consumer. We also offer maintenance services for our fleet customers.
All technicians and service consultants are A.S.E. certified.
Brake Repairs (Standard & ABS)
Oil Change & Quick Lube
Smog Check Program (State)
Steering and Suspension
Electrical & Electronic
Heating & Air Conditioning
Power Custom Accessories
Auto Makes We Service
|AC/Heating||Alignment||Check Engine Light||Diagnosis|
|Hybrid/Electric||Oil Change & Lube||Scheduled Maintenance||Service & Repair|
|Smog/Emissions Testing||Timing Belts||Tire Sales/Repair||Transmission Repair|
|AAA Member Discount||Coffee||Early Bird Dropoff||Financing|
|Heated Waiting Room||Se Habla Espanol||Service Guarantee||Shuttle|
Customer Reviews 17 verified reviews (21 total)17 Sort by: Date |
Damaged my vehicle, was unable to fix it, then refused to cover the repair costs.
Took my MINI Cooper in for a water pump replacement (~$700). Unable to consistently start my car after getting it back. Had my car towed back the next day to see what the problem was. It started for them and they claimed it was the immobilizer. Once back home, it would not start again. Had it towed to Autotech a second time. After 4 days, they could not determine the problem and admitted that they did not have the proper tools to diagnose. They recommended I get it towed to a dealer.
Had it towed to another mechanic that was able to identify the problem: the wiring harness that passes over the water pump was crushed (tool marks pressed into the insulation) and torn. All of the wires were bright copper (i.e. no dust or oxidation = new damage). There has been no other engine bay repairs for over 18 months.
I presented documentation to the owner, Tony Solorio, including my request that he refund the original Autotech repair costs, which totaled less than the harness repair and towing fees. Tony claimed that the wires appeared to have been chewed and that there was no way Autotech could have been responsible for the damage. He refused my offer to look at the harness in person. Autotech has opted to allow third party arbitrators to decide.