Costa Mesa Auto Service Center

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1747 Anaheim Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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7:30am to 5:00pm
7:30am to 5:00pm
7:30am to 5:00pm
7:30am to 5:00pm
7:30am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 12:00pm
7:30am to 5:00pm
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(949) 242-9689

Auto Repair Experience

  • Anthony Betts, Owner
  • Established 1999
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 48 Years of Car Repair Experience


Costa Mesa Auto Service Center was established in 1999 by Anthony Betts. Our team found this shop to have a very experienced crew who are committed to training and ASE Certification. this certified shop is lead by a Service Manager who has over 18 years of automotive experience, is ASE Certified, and who has attended some of the industries best training. In the shop we found 3 technicians who have attended good quality ongoing training to keep up with current automotive technology, 2 are ASE Certified Master technicians. Anthony has invested in some of the industries best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment available to professionally service and repair your computer controlled vehicle. They back their work with a 24month/24000 mile warranty. Rental cars, shuttle service, early bird drop off, and wireless internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Anthony Betts, Owner
  • Established 1999
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 48 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Service & Repair
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Wireless Internet


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
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Servicing Costa Mesa & the surrounding areas since 1999, our goal is to inform our customer's of their service needs in a way that they understand clearly so that they can make a confident decision in how they want to go about repairing their vehicles. We fix it right - the first time!

Owner Anthony Betts has been serving the auto repair and heavy machinery businesses for over 35 years. Our WARRANTY policy reflects our goals by offering twice the industry standard. 24 months or 24,000 miles for all current AAA members.

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Overall Rating

23 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerOctober 11, 2013

Their service was excellent, and the repairs were excellent. The way they handle their customers is excellent.

Verified CustomerOctober 10, 2013

They're friendly and informative. You know, he didn't leave anything out. The estimate was dead on. It was a little bit over, but he went back down. The service was good. It was an easy location to get in and out of. They have a very professional staff. They're AAA certified, which you know, says a lot about them. And their customer service was very nice. Very nice service.

Verified CustomerOctober 10, 2013

I have an older car, and I've had them for many years. I mean the last time I went in to have it checked over and have everything OK'd it was $75. I had the oil changed, everything done and they did good work. They are very honest. I can't say that about everyone. They're accommodating. They're clean and they're efficient. I would recommend them to anyone. They're convenient. They're not too far away, they take me home if I need it. They're just very nice people and they're very efficient.

Verified CustomerOctober 10, 2013

They are reasonable in pricing. The workmanship they do is good workmanship. They are very clean working around my car. They are very polite.

Verified CustomerOctober 09, 2013

They are just good people. They were honest. They sat down and explained the work. They showed me these parts vs. these parts. They were just real good honest people. They weren't the cheapest, but they were the best.

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Verified CustomerOctober 08, 2013

They did a great job. They took care of what I asked them to do and I have no complaints. It was a class A place. The shop was clean, I was very impressed.

Verified CustomerOctober 08, 2013

I just love their customer service. They treat me well. They do not overcharge.

Verified CustomerOctober 07, 2013

They were good. I mean it was great service. They got what needed to get done. They did a good job and it was a good price.

Verified CustomerOctober 02, 2013

I think they do good work. They seem to be pretty straight forward. The last job I had seemed like the time increased in how much time they needed to fix it, so I question the work they did.

Verified CustomerSeptember 30, 2013

They're nice and thorough and get the work done quickly. I like that they get it done quickly. I've been with them for several years. I would trust them to price good. I'd say they'd be the best place to get work done from.

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September 30, 2013

They were really nice. They helped me out even though I was in a hard situation.

Verified CustomerSeptember 27, 2013

They were very easy to work with. They were very honest and I felt very comfortable going up there. You know when you are very good at something and you have to walk someone through something that is new to them, you have to treat them kind of like a child so they understand it. They helped me understand what needed to be done with my car. They were very patient and were great.

Verified CustomerSeptember 26, 2013

They did a great job and they are reasonably priced. They are good people.

Verified CustomerSeptember 26, 2013

He told me what to expect the time before when I was in. I trust him on what he says.

Verified CustomerSeptember 23, 2013

They are excellent at taking care of the problem I had with my automobile. I have used them for 4, 5 or 6 years at least. I have every confidence in them and the work they do.

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Verified CustomerSeptember 21, 2013

They are honest. I have been going there for a long time. I am their oldest customer. I've been going there since 1995! They are dependable. Their mechanic is personable and shows me what needs to be repaired, so you get a visual and I know they're not just trying to rip me off. They are very personable. They get the job done right and quickly.

Verified CustomerSeptember 18, 2013

I used them before for my daughter, only I never met them because she lives close to them and I didn't, and my car broke down and I called AAA and the owner called and I was like, "Oh, I hear your car is coming here," and I had never had that before so that was great. I was broken down about 500 miles away from home and they took good care of me and were very nice and accommodated me. It was a reasonable price. Well, the owner is very responsive. You don't see that in every auto shop.

Verified CustomerSeptember 18, 2013

I'm very pleased with the service and I trust them. If you're pleased with the service and you trust the service there's not much else you can ask of them. I mean I think the pricing is fair.

September 11, 2013

I think they were good but a little bit expensive. They knew what to do, they checked the conditioning service. They had the tools and availability.

Verified CustomerSeptember 10, 2013

They did everything they said they would do.

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Verified CustomerSeptember 09, 2013

Because they were very honest and nice and they fixed my repair and they didn't charge me for, I can't remember at the moment what it was it was so long ago, but they recommended me to go somewhere else for something they were not adequately able to repair. Since I'm a woman it's hard to be a part of the auto repair industry and they were just very nice and took good care of me. Well, I dealt with two different guys there and they were both equal and honest and fair and they both called me back right away and told me what I needed to repair that was necessary and what wasn't and they were fair.

Verified CustomerSeptember 04, 2013

I was satisfied. I was in southern California and I needed to get the air conditioner fixed. I wasn't sure if I needed to get the whole thing done or just get it serviced. Basically he told me that it was fixed but not to his liking and to take it and drive it around for a day and if it was not working to bring it back. He was upfront about that. It wasn't blowing as cold of air as I would have liked so I took it back in and basically I ended up getting the whole thing rebuilt for $500. I am not sure if that was a good price. Normally I like to research before I was just down in southern California for a short time and the only other price I had was from a gas station. It worked very well afterwards and is still working well.

Verified CustomerSeptember 04, 2013

I was told by another mechanic that I needed new brakes. I am fairly mechanically minded and I didn't think I needed new brakes. Well, I drove that car for two more years and never needed new brakes, but just to check I took my car into these guys and they confirmed I did not need new brakes. I trust these guys so completely. I will recommend them to all my friends. I bring my Mother in law's car there and she lives two cities away. I trust them and will continue to use them all the time.

June 04, 2013

Already more help to me than dealers and this shop hasn't even made money on me yet! Anthony stayed late after hours orienting me as new customer; exploring in advance my extended warranty including ownership and service region transfers; without requiring first seeing car, called GM after hours and then called me back trying to find out-of-business Saturn part not on GM list he'll continue searching for, if necessary after-market; and promised on first visit to look for all warrantied needs to reduce deductible frequency and visits!

What a contrast to Weseloh Chevrolet in Carlsbad my extended warranty company told me Manager Dan should have checked with them before wrongly telling me a service wasn't covered though acknowledging the warranty current I had to put into dispute with credit card company they even called and got no response, and then I had to submit request for reimbursement later directly from out of state warranty company ~ whew!

So thankful for finding this independent shop--the only way to go if you can avoid dealerships--after friends counselled me certified "indy" service complies with warranty requirement!

I'll post a review after the service I'm happily and confidently looking forward to being fulfilled by such a spirit of excellence and caring as this local gem of a find: Costa Mesa Auto Service Center right off the 55 Freeway in the hub of Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, and I bet word of mouth referrals bring from even farther. :)

May 06, 2010

I took my car to this shop when I noticed that my wheels were starting to show metal threading through the rubber. Not only did these guys give me fair service and pricing on my tires, they helped me recognise and service the timing belts which were squeaking as well. One of the best auto service places I've ever been too.

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March 11, 2010

When I first learned of this shop they had come recommended by a family friend but my experience there turned out to be a nightmare! When my car failed to start I thought it was a simple problem such as the starter. A day later they told me my engine was completely seized up and that they did not know why. They lied to my father and I telling us that they had tried various things to test if the engine was in fact seized. In reality they did NOTHING!! They told us our options were to pay $5000 for a used engine, or to sell my car to them for $500. My car is a 99 and blue book value is $7,000!! I didn't trust them and took my car elsewhere. Turns out the only thing wrong with the car was the hot lead on the battery!! Within half an hour and for $ 25 my car was working again. Jim is a LIER!! Not only that, but he and the owner must also be idiots to think they could get away with such a scam. They tried to work my father and I for $5,000!!! DO NOT BRING YOUR CAR HERE EVER!! Please tell your family and friends in the area to save them a huge and expensive headache.

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