Dave's Auto Repair
830 E Charleston Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA
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7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
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(650) 515-4253
27 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Dave Long, Owner
  • Established 2008
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 25 Years of Car Repair Experience
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Dave's Automotive has been serving the Palo Alto area since 2008. Dave took this shop over from Ole Christensen who was his mentor for many years. He has a good group of technicians with one holding ASE Master Certification. Combine the experience of these technicians with some of the industries best tools, they are sure to perform professional repairs on your vehicle, it's no wonder why they back it up with a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty. For your convenience they offer a loaner car, early bird/after hours drop off, and Saturday business hours.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Dave Long, Owner
  • Established 2008
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 25 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Loaner Car
  • Service Guarantee


  • iATN

Message from the Shop

Welcome to Dave's Auto Repair where Honesty and Integrity guide every interaction. Our services come with our standard 2 year 24,000 mile warranty, which is twice what most shops offer.

Makes We Serve

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

Overall Rating

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by March 06, 2013

Very reliable and trustworthy

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2013

Dave and his employees are fabulous. I always get a clear explanation of the problem, and the work is excellent.

by March 01, 2013

Great service!

by - Verified Customer February 28, 2013

Very competent and trustworthy shop.

by February 27, 2013

It's great that he has a loaner car(s)!

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by February 27, 2013

What a great shop!!!

by - Verified Customer February 27, 2013

Dave and his staff are always very knowledgeable and courteous.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2013

I always feel welcome, even when I have to drop in and surprise them with my latest car crisis. Everyone there is helpful and courteous, stays in touch with status updates and makes me feel well taken care of. Thanks to all on the wonderful team at Dave's!

by February 20, 2013

Great service and very knowledgable.

by February 12, 2013

I feel very comfortable every time I take my car there.

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by - Verified Customer February 06, 2013

I feel like I can trust that I am getting the service required and not being sold services that are not needed

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2013

The customer service and the quality of the work are excellent! I feel that I can trust their assessments of what my car needs. One time, the work was not done by the time promised, so they did not charge me for the labor for that additional job. They seem very fair.

by - Verified Customer February 04, 2013

I have been having my car serviced at Dave's Auto Repair for several years. They always do a great job! I always know my car is in good hands.

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2013

Dave's is always responsive to my needs and they always do an overall inspection of my vehicles rather than just do what I request. I love their customer service in addition to their very professional work.

by January 19, 2013

Great people. Great work.

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by January 18, 2013

Dave goes way beyond simply doing repairs. He provides solid advice about what needs doing and what doesn't and always understands that safety is my first priority.

by January 18, 2013

Everyone was very friendly.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2013

I trust this guy.

by January 12, 2013

Top-quality, reliable, and friendly service.

by - Verified Customer January 12, 2013

Great service and I trust them completely with my cars.

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by - Verified Customer January 12, 2013

From the first phone call to the 6 years of premium service, Dave's Auto Repair has been more than a repair shop but a valued relationship to me here in the Bay Area. Highly Recommended.

by January 11, 2013

Dave & his crew are very good.

by January 11, 2013

I have been using Dave's for maintaining my Mercedes for five years now and am very happy with the srevice. Great shop, honest, punctual, no surprises. Stronly recommended!

by January 11, 2013

The people at the shop were very nice, and I ended up paying much less than originally estimated, which was great! There was one item I wanted them to look at that might be outside of the scope of their expertise with my tires, though.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2013

Dave & Patrick are both very responsive and informative. I never feel pressured to make any repairs that are not necessary. Dave's is my family's mechanic for the forseeable future. I won't take my cars elsewhere

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by January 03, 2013

When they did work that was not requested by me there was no hesitation to remove it from my bill. The customer service people have always been very helpful.

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2012

Very trustworthy, competent and friendly service.

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