Dave's Lamont St. Auto Repair

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4448 Lamont St
San Diego, CA 92109
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(858) 273-2277

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Message from the Shop
We are a AAA Auto Club approved repair shop. We offer a 2year/24k mile warranty on all our repairs. Our Technicians are A.S.E. Certified. Free towing with repairs done at our shop within La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay, Bay Park, Clairemont.
Details

Auto Repair Experience

  • David Piper, Owner
  • Established 1990
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 27 Years of Car Repair Experience

Specialties

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass

Amenities

  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet

Affiliations

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
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Reviews

Overall Rating

28 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerFebruary 05, 2014

They always do great service.

Verified CustomerFebruary 05, 2014

I just like going there. The guys treat you like a friend. Plus they do good work.

Verified CustomerFebruary 01, 2014

Friendly, and didn't push services that I didn't need.

Verified CustomerJanuary 29, 2014

Very good, kind, helpful.

Verified CustomerJanuary 24, 2014

Good and fast work.

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Verified CustomerJanuary 23, 2014

When I got my vehicle returned a button on my door panel was no longer working.

Verified CustomerJanuary 22, 2014

Dave's Lamont is always so great and helpful and I have recommending his services to all my family and friends.

Verified CustomerJanuary 20, 2014

He's reliable, has reasonable prices,and I like everything about his service.

Verified CustomerJanuary 15, 2014

Service was great, convenient, and fair priced.

January 15, 2014

I just wasn't that satisfied. Kept checking around, if I went somewhere else it would have been cheaper.

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Verified CustomerJanuary 14, 2014

The service is friendly, and the location is conveinent. But the prices are high, and I have had issues where I have paid for the work to be done and after a day or two had to come back to the shop because a detail was overlooked (parts not being fastened properly, etc...)

Verified CustomerJanuary 13, 2014

Most people decide where to go on their own. I recommend they meet Dave and decide for themselves.

Verified CustomerJanuary 11, 2014

I have and will continue to recommend Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair because of the quality of work, the knowledge of the staff and the customer service. Dave and Dennis are good at deciphering my explanation of problems with my car and no matter when I show up with a 'quick question' they are friendly and eager to help.

Verified CustomerJanuary 11, 2014

I have been going there for a long time and am treated well. I have also recommended Dave's to friends.

Verified CustomerJanuary 04, 2014

The guys are honest and good.

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Verified CustomerJanuary 03, 2014

Dave does good work, never misdiagnoses anything, and at times has unearthed some rather rare problems. He keeps you posted right up front as to how much his service will cost.

Verified CustomerJanuary 03, 2014

I have been his 'customer' for the past 22 years. excellent service, reliable, HONEST and very knowledgeable. and a very pleasant, no-nonsense person. a rare find.

Verified CustomerJanuary 03, 2014

We've been going to Dave's for years, and he's always seen us right. You know, he always tells you what needs to be done, what needs to be done immediately, you're in charge of the decisions about the work to get done. The quality of the work is good.

Verified CustomerDecember 28, 2013

Good customer service.

Verified CustomerDecember 17, 2013

Quality repair service.

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Verified CustomerDecember 14, 2013

I've had great service. Reliable on time, no surprises.

Verified CustomerDecember 12, 2013

We have had good service and will continue to have vehicles serviced there as needed.

Verified CustomerDecember 07, 2013

Good people, good service.

Verified CustomerNovember 21, 2013

Got the job done promptly, and very near quoted price.

February 27, 2011

Take my car there for regular maintenance and serious repairs. Never had a problem. The staff is experienced and knowledgeable. I recommend this auto shop to friends and family.

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February 04, 2011

I would NOT recommend anyone to use this shop. I feel I was mislead. I was charged more then my estimate and the owner claimed he had received authorization. He never did! Had to call in the police to get car back. The repair was a 1 hour job and car was not returned for over 30 hours. I was charged double the estimate. Stay away from this one folks.

Reply from Dave's Lamont St. Auto Repair – Dave PiperMay 21, 2011

Here is the real story that the customer is not telling. Jan. 31,2011 Craig Baresch came into office & asked how much to replace a cv axle. Dave the owner of the shop gave him an estimate in writing labor $110.00, cv axle $177.20, sales tax $15.51, total $302.71 to replace ONE CV AXLE. On Feb 3,2011 8:26am customer dropped off car for repairs. He signed a work order that states "check possible cv joint makes clunking noise on turns" "Axle Shaft, Replace Front Axle, Axle Assembly, One Side, Labor $110.00, Axle Assembly $177.20, sales tax 15.51, total $302.71 for ONE AXLE. I then explained to customer that we needed to check both axles to determine if he needed the left or right cv axle, I would call him as soon as we inspected the axles on the car. At 9:43am I called customer & explained to him that both axles were bad, that replacing one axle wasn't going to solve the clunking noise. Both axles outer cv boots were badly torn & both outer cv joints were bad. The customer understood at that time that both axles were bad & authorized replacement of both axles. I told him the cost would be $302.71 X2=$605.42 & that he would receive a discount of $50.00 for being a AAA Auto Club Member, which would bring the estimate to $555.42 for BOTH axles. The customer stopped by early before repairs were completed to pay his bill. When I told him the total amount of $560.99 he became irate & claimed he never authorized that amount of money. A long conversation unsued, me re-explaning the phone call at 9:43am. I explained to the customer that he authorized the work & would be responsible to pay the bill in order to get his car back. I halted the work on the car until the situation was resolved. Many hours of the customer demanding this & that unsued. Finally at 4:30pm the customer agreed with the Police present that he would pay the bill. We then explained to him that we close at 5pm & that his car would not be finished until 11am to 12noon the next day. This gave us time to finish the installation of the new axles, test drive & double check our work to make sure everything was ok. This is one customer that we will never allow to bring any vehicle in for repairs ever again. We try extremely hard to make sure every customer is happy & that our work is done correctly & honestly. However I have learned that no matter how hard you try their will always be a customer like this one every now & then.

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