C&M Automotive & Transmission

4292 Valley Fair St
Simi Valley, CA 93063 USA
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(805) 978-8680
109 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Rudy Gargiulo, Owner
  • Established 1973
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 110 Years of Car Repair Experience
RepairPal Scorecard

C&M Automotive and Transmission was established back in 1973 and has been proudly serving Simi Valley and the surrounding area ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training, and ASE certifications. They are equipped with the state of the art tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from transmission and driveline diagnoses and repair, minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “honest”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, “helpful”, and "excellent". A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Rudy Gargiulo, Owner
  • Established 1973
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 110 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


  • iATN

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Overall Rating

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by - Verified Customer March 05, 2017

Friendly staff, great work!

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

The repair was done professionally, the people there were very friendly honest and very helpful getting me on our way we were out of town and they treated us great thank you very much, you guys.

by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

This shop has worked on our company vehicles before, pricing was decent that's te reason we come here, however, this time around it seem price was too high, along with our truck having a major problem right after repair.

by - Verified Customer February 24, 2017

After towing my car into the shop, I was greeted kindly and told I would receive a call after $110 research fee into finding the problem. I was called with the evaluation and recommendations for repair work and I approved them. During repair work, other issues were found that needed tending to so I gave the okay for a high mileage tune-up, oil change, and gasket stop leak. Total came to around $900. As I was going to pick up the vehicle, I was called and told they were having trouble with the timing and that the rotor was chipped or cracked and that they should have it ready the next day. The next day came around and I was told that they had to run a full check on truck's system to find out what was causing this problem. Another $330 for 3 hours of vehicle inspection to tell me I needed a new rotor.
Needless to say, my total is now around $1800. I feel scammed upon and won't goes back, even after years of their help in servicing my vehicle. I thought $5-600 tune-ups included rotors, I guess I was wrong.

by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

I have continued to come to C & M because I have known you for so long. When my son was here this weekend, he compared prices to info on the internet and thinks I should have 'shopped' to be sure the price is good. I do not have enough knowledge to do that, and prefer to trust your business to treat me right! Do you have any comment? (He did not convince me that I was overcharged, just wondering!)

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by - Verified Customer February 20, 2017

Although I'm waiting to take my truck in for the 10 days follow up the check, all seems well. Joe was friendly, straightforward, and didn't pressure for anything.

by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

C&M always does right by folks. This isn't meant to be sexist, but I feel comfortable sending my daughters there.

by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

Very professional--Mario, Joe, and Rudy did an excellent job.

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

Very trustworthy, I wouldn't take my car to anyone else.. The price of work is a little on the high side, but putting the trust in someone working on my car......I don't mind paying the price when I know is going to get fixed properly

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2017

Great, reliable, and complete work. Very timely updates.

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by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Fair and fast.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

The people were very nice.The shop was really clean, I'll definitely go back when I have future repairs on my truck.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

Rudy and the crew always do a great job at a fair price. Replaced shocks on our BMW for $300 less than the dealer quoted.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017


by - Verified Customer January 12, 2017

Customer service was great and auto was repaired within the time frame stated!

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by - Verified Customer December 23, 2016

Great experience!

by - Verified Customer December 27, 2016

Joe explained everything very well. Price was in line with other quotes. They checked out many potentially cheaper repairs before determining that a full transmission rebuild was needed. Other shops did not present any options. Said done in 1 week, it took 2 weeks (was around Christmas). Waiting to get warranty paperwork.

by - Verified Customer December 29, 2016

Everything went smoothly.

by - Verified Customer December 16, 2016

I always feel that I am receiving honest work and I trust their service.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Everyone was very nice. They took care of the problem, fixed it and my truck is running great. I want to thank them again.

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by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Thanks Joe and Mario. I am sure to c u again!

by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

Everyone is very nice, I even got them to smile!

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2016


by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

I dropped my car off in the morning and received a call the same afternoon with an update on the necessary repairs. I was also told that my car would be ready for pickup the following afternoon. As promised, the shop called me the next day to inform me my car was ready.

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2016

The C&M folks worked with me the entire time. Totally recommend them!

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by - Verified Customer October 11, 2016

Very satisfied with service!

by - Verified Customer October 10, 2016

Shop does good work, it's a little pricey, but trustworthy.

by October 10, 2016

My last visit wasn't to hot. I was told my car would be ready by Saturday mid morning--I got it late Monday afternoon. I was told 'they' sent the wrong part. That same excuse has been used on me in the past. I also asked to have an oil and lube on the car it wasn't done. When paying my bill the guy said he would ask about giving me a free one. That he would call me one way or another, I didn't get a call.

by - Verified Customer September 30, 2016

They have always been fair and sensitive to the cost of repairs versus the value of the car. They suggest services that would make sense based on the other work they do to save money on future repairs.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2016

They were fast. It was a good experience.

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by September 21, 2016

It was done quickly and efficiently. Most of all, correctly. They were helpful and friendly.

by September 21, 2016

Communication could have been better.

by - Verified Customer August 26, 2016

The guys at C&M always provide a high quality of service for a reasonable price - and they stand behind their work.

by - Verified Customer August 25, 2016

I had an honest assessment of what was wrong with my car.
I anticipate taking my car back in a few weeks for the major repair.

by August 22, 2016

Quick clean repair work

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by - Verified Customer August 19, 2016

C & M was very informative and helpful regarding the issue that I was having. They worked in a timely manner and were very professional.

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2016

There's nothing like driving a vintage auto, and being able to do so with confidence. Because of C&M Automotive, I can have the confidence that my car will remain in tip-top shape. If there is a strange noise, an odd rattle, or something just doesn't feel right, the folks at C&M Automotive know how to find it...and fix it. I have recommended them to everyone I know who needs work done on their ride. That's how I heard about them after moving to Simi Valley. Word of mouth is the purest advertisement.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2016

I used to trust C&M, enough that I spent over $4000 on my last repair, but when the car still didn't pass smog and they insisted they had to charge me $100 to get the O2 sensor to work despite all the money I had already spent, I'm done. I thought they used to be honest, but it turns out whatever happened over the last eight years, now they're just greedy.

by - Verified Customer August 04, 2016

My last experience at C&M went as well as could be expected for a basic service pertaining to an oil change and engine check-up, followed by an update for future routine servicing. All is well that ends well.

by - Verified Customer August 03, 2016

A little expensive but they did a good job!

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by - Verified Customer July 23, 2016

Overall I have only one complaint with the shop -- they always switch my headlight settings from auto (always on when the engine is on) to another setting which has the headlights on but no dashboard illumination. Not good when you are in the dark and of course not noticeable in the daytime.

by - Verified Customer July 22, 2016

Great guys, always seems to cost a fair bit, but in the end they get the work done right as far as I can tell.

by - Verified Customer July 18, 2016

The personnel were professional and friendly. They performed the repairs necessary and in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer July 12, 2016

the problem I took the vehicle in for was not fixed. Many expensive repairs, and nothing done that resolved the issue. The exact same problem persisted as soon as I got it back - they appeared to not be able to find the issue and resorted to "trial & error" methods to fix it. Very expensive for me to have to go through that. Not at all satisfied.

by - Verified Customer July 05, 2016

Always informative and they get the work done in a timely manner

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by June 13, 2016

The repairs are good so far so I am happy about that. Job took longer than I expected it would, but no complaints. Thank You

by - Verified Customer June 07, 2016

Good communication thru the process. Worked with my concerns and limitations

by - Verified Customer June 04, 2016

Quality work, great customer service, shuttle van provided.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2016

They did exactly what we asked without trying to push unnecessary fixes on us.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2016

All my experiences with this shop have been excellent for many years. The last one was no exception.

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by - Verified Customer May 17, 2016

Always satisfied

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2016

Very satisfied with this shop.

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2016

Fixed my truck in a timely manner for a good price

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2016

I have had only good experiences over the years with different cars

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2016

They are Honest and professional

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by - Verified Customer May 06, 2016

The team was fast and the repair was solid. I really appreciated the breakdown of what was wrong. They separated it into, must fix, fix this soon, keep an eye on this. That helps especially with an older car.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2016

The service was very good as well as the hospitality. I think the pricing is a little high especially on basic service procedures like oil changes and fluid additions.

by - Verified Customer April 27, 2016

You guys are awesome!

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2016

They have very good customer service, and great communication. They will always call and inform me of their progress, and they are very transparent about what the potential cost might be. They'll give you options about what they could do, and they're careful to not do any work unless you approve it first.

by - Verified Customer February 04, 2016

They provided good service, and the work was done correctly. Everything went smoothly, and I've taken my vehicle to them before with the same results.

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by February 01, 2016

They have good customer service and they did their work fairly.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2016

I believe they are honest, I believe they do an excellent job, and they are able to find out what's wrong and fix it. They also provide you with a loaner car if it takes a while. I can't think of another place that I have gone that I could say that about them.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2016

I think they are pretty honest dealers, I trust their service.

by January 29, 2016

I've been going to them for a long time, and I find them very honest. I trust that they won't overcharge or take advantage of me just because I'm a woman.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2016

They are very honest. They don't try to sell you things that you don't need.

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by - Verified Customer January 27, 2016

They helped me out a lot, and they answered and explained every question I had very well.

by January 23, 2016

I have been with Rudy and C&M about 15 years they do the best job they can.

by - Verified Customer January 23, 2016

I think that they are very honest and knowledgeable, which is very important. They give very good service.

by January 15, 2016

They seem to be honest and they fix what they say they are going to fix.

by January 12, 2016

The estimates were honest and reasonable.

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by - Verified Customer January 12, 2016

I know the guys who work there very well, I've been going there for quite a while. They always explain what they are going to do, and they will tell me what needs, how soon it needs it, and what can wait.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2016

They provide great service and they are very honest and up front.

by - Verified Customer December 15, 2015

They did the repair correctly.

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2015

Service team was very friendly, helpful, and not overwhelming.

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2015

Excellent communication, helpful attitude, fair pricing.

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by - Verified Customer October 08, 2015

Great service.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2015

In general communication was very poor and it didn't seem like anyone had any idea how to work on my Subaru.

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2015

I feel I was extremely Overcharged for Labor with PCM issues...

by - Verified Customer August 05, 2015

The cost was high and there are continuing problems with vehicle.

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2015

They new I had a budget, their mechanics were great, front office customer service was excellent.

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by - Verified Customer May 15, 2015

I did not get the service I expected.

by - Verified Customer May 13, 2015

Everyone on site is honest and knowledgeable. Prices are very reasonable. My concerns are always met; problems are fixed.

by - Verified Customer April 17, 2015


by - Verified Customer March 17, 2015

Extremely supportive through rebuilding of two transmissions.

by March 02, 2015

They are the best.

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by - Verified Customer February 18, 2015

I felt I received good service & you stand behind your work!

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2015

Both times I've had my car worked on, they've done great work and are very knowledgeable and keep you informed every step of the way as to what needs to be done and why.

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2015

They are friendly and work was done.

by September 22, 2014

We received two estimates in the past and they were both incredibly higher than any other shops we went to.

by - Verified Customer July 23, 2014

Friendly honest staff and the work is done quickly.

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by - Verified Customer July 18, 2014

Great service, great people, fair and honest pricing.

by - Verified Customer June 04, 2014

We have had nothing but the best service... hands down!!

by - Verified Customer May 30, 2014

Fair pricing, quality work!

by May 30, 2014

Too much of a push to upsell on belt and hose replacements. They briefly (if at all) discussed their actual wear-and-tear condition and went to the "Manufacturer recommends this need to be replaced after X" guidelines. However, the shop is clean, staff is respectful, and nothing was stolen or damaged in my car, so they definitely conduct themselves in a professional way.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2014

I had good service.

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by - Verified Customer May 10, 2014

They have fair pricing and I feel they have been honest with repairs.

by May 07, 2014

I was not satisfied.

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2014

Quick and budget minded.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2014

I have been highly satisfied each time I took my car in for service.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2014

They will do everything to perfection.

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by - Verified Customer February 13, 2014

Honest and good clean work.

by - Verified Customer January 28, 2014

I liked the overall experience.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2014

I like the quality repair service. Have no problems with having to go back for same problem. I feel a little high on the price, but that's me.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2014

Last service was a diagnostic, they failed to diagnose my problem.

by January 10, 2014

Prices are to high.

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by - Verified Customer January 08, 2014

Location convenience could make me refer another shop.

by - Verified Customer January 06, 2014

Did not fix the problem.

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