Griffin's Auto Repair
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1542 State St
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
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8:00am to 5:00pm
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8:00am to 5:00pm
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(619) 494-1845
78 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Tomas Chavez, Manager
  • Established 1990
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 77 Years of Car Repair Experience

Griffin's Auto Repair was established in 1990 and has been providing San Diego and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of very experienced, highly trained technicians who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. 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: “helpful”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, “honest”, and “professional”. A local shuttle service, loaner cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Tomas Chavez, Manager
  • Established 1990
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 77 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


  • NAPA
  • 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

Message from the Shop

Family owned and operated since 1959, Griffin's Auto Repair strives to treat each and every customer like part of the family! We offer full automotive repair with an 24 month 24k mile warranty on all work performed! Our ASE certified technicians will get the job done right for you the first time.


Overall Rating

78 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by Verified Customer June 15, 2016

Great service.

by Verified Customer June 14, 2016

Great service.

by Verified Customer June 08, 2016

Friendly, helpful, cooperative, honest.

by Verified Customer June 08, 2016

Not satisfied with so-called "repair."

by Verified Customer June 07, 2016

Great service!

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by Verified Customer June 06, 2016

Excellent. Beyond my greatest expectations.

by Verified Customer June 01, 2016

Friendly quick service. They were pretty straight forward with what I needed to have done. The place was clean as well. I have experience with fixing cars myself, so I feel like I am at a slight advantage when heading into a shop. These guys were very professional, tech savvy and to the point. The price was average, its pretty hard to find a good deal on auto work these days unless you've got a Dad, Uncle or cousin in a shop, or you just do it yourself. But who has the time, right?

by Verified Customer June 01, 2016

We had our AC go out while on vacation. Griffins gave us very fast and friendly service to get us back on the road.

by Verified Customer May 31, 2016

It was my first experience and I was very pleased.

by Verified Customer May 27, 2016


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by Verified Customer May 27, 2016

The staff was helpful, informative and gave me quality service within my budget.

by Verified Customer May 18, 2016

The guy, I think his name was Chris, was great! He was helpful and had great customer service. I felt confident with his level of expertise.

by Verified Customer May 16, 2016

Knowledgeable and friendly. Great service with loaner car.

by May 16, 2016

Great service that was quick and close to my office.

by May 13, 2016

Great service; knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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by Verified Customer May 12, 2016

Excellent, fast, quality.

by Verified Customer May 10, 2016


by Verified Customer May 06, 2016

The expertise is there which put my mind at ease.

by Verified Customer April 13, 2016

Good service. Quality work. Qualified staff. Recommended by Randy.

by Verified Customer April 13, 2016

Thorough Service.

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by Verified Customer April 12, 2016

Great service, great customer service. Can depend on great mechanical work.

by Verified Customer April 11, 2016

Chris and the team are friendly and make you feel at ease. Competitive, fair quotes and service oriented.

by Verified Customer April 07, 2016

I received good service, but I had to wait along time for a part.

by Verified Customer April 06, 2016

Good service, knowledgeable people.

by Verified Customer April 06, 2016

Great service and pricing.

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by Verified Customer April 01, 2016

I have already recommend the shop to a friend.

by Verified Customer March 31, 2016

Chris is a great service representative. He was the reason I returned to have major repairs.

by Verified Customer March 30, 2016

The only drawback is that its a little out of the way for people in my area.

by Verified Customer March 28, 2016

Good service, good prices.

by Verified Customer March 28, 2016

They where very polite, service was excellent and the car got fixed right the first time!!!!!

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by Verified Customer March 25, 2016

Great service and friendly staff.

by Verified Customer March 24, 2016

Chris and Craig provided were very polite, and professional. Provided the estimate for the repairs and all the details of the need for the repair. The final job was the same as the estimate. The job was done when it was promised. The car is running very smooth.

by Verified Customer March 23, 2016

Friendly and great communication.

by Verified Customer March 22, 2016

They are trustworthy and timely.

by Verified Customer March 03, 2016

They incorrectly diagnosed problem.

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by Verified Customer February 29, 2016

Fair prices....they worked on my car as promised schedule wise.

by Verified Customer February 29, 2016

Poor service. Staff seemed disinterested in my business.

by February 24, 2016

They quoted me one thing and charged me another.

by Verified Customer February 17, 2016

Great, friendly service. Very fair pricing. And I never feel pressured or ripped off. They really give me their honest opinion on the urgency of any "surprise" repairs.

by February 17, 2016

They drove me to work since the service was going to take longer than anticipated and did thorough diagnostics to figure out what was wrong with my car.

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by February 17, 2016

Great customer service and prompt repairs.

by Verified Customer January 28, 2016

They seem honest and appear to know what they are doing.

by Verified Customer January 27, 2016

Excellent customer service. All repairs were explained clearly.

by Verified Customer January 20, 2016

The staff are friendly, the office managers know what they are talking about. The mechanic that was working on my car showed me the part that needed replacing and explained what was wrong with it.

by Verified Customer January 14, 2016

I trust the shop.

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by Verified Customer January 05, 2016

I like the Service, Courtesy, and Reasonable Cost.

by Verified Customer November 17, 2015

Great communication, reasonable cost.

by Verified Customer November 12, 2015

I came in with out an appointment and had great customer service at the front. I was in and out quickly!

by Verified Customer November 11, 2015

I was very happy with the service and their commitment to making things right.

by Verified Customer October 29, 2015

Great service!

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by Verified Customer October 29, 2015

Service was prompt, they fixed the problem. Explanations of work were clear. Cost estimates were accurate and reasonable.

by Verified Customer October 26, 2015

We'll run shop. And clean.

by Verified Customer October 22, 2015

I like the location and friendly service.

by Verified Customer October 19, 2015

Though my needs were minimal, I was impressed by the courtesy and efficiency of your staff. Of course, Chris knows me and my car from Randy's where I've had it serviced (usually by Jose L.) for over two decades.

by Verified Customer October 16, 2015

They have always managed to fix what ever problem my vehicles had.

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by Verified Customer October 12, 2015

Everything is fixed. I feel safe.

by October 07, 2015

My car has a new clutch, but runs worse than ever.

by Verified Customer September 10, 2015

Very good service, polite and respectful personnel.

by Verified Customer September 04, 2015

The front desk representative I spoke with was very welcoming and respectful to a diverse clientele.

by Verified Customer July 16, 2015

They listened to my problem and took care of it.

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by Verified Customer July 14, 2015

Their location is not as convenient as other options.

by Verified Customer July 06, 2015

Good service. They seem to be honest. They recommended that I sell the car rather than repair it.

by Verified Customer June 26, 2015

They provide honest, professional service.

by Verified Customer June 19, 2015

They are good.

by Verified Customer May 28, 2015

Fair price for great service.

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by Verified Customer March 25, 2015

The Griffin Auto Repair team was knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly.

by Verified Customer March 17, 2015

I am not happy with their inability to find and stop an oil or fluid leak under my 1976 Corvette. Three visits to the shop and bills in excess of $3,000. HAVE DRIVEN THE VEHICLE ONCE SINCE LAST VISIT TO THEIR SHOP..

by Verified Customer November 14, 2014

The work done is good. Prices OK :) Easy to make an appointment and work is done as estimated.

by Verified Customer October 31, 2014

Professional customer service, clean shop and a friendly environment.

by Verified Customer July 11, 2014

These guys are nice, honest, and efficient.

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by Verified Customer June 16, 2014


by May 27, 2014

Friendly customer service, expert automotive technicians.

by Verified Customer March 03, 2014

Great customer service.

by Verified Customer December 23, 2013

They were quick and efficient.

by November 21, 2013

I have been going to Griffins for many years. Never a problem. My last visit I had some work done. I asked how much it was going to cost to repair a noise in the dashboard. It meant having to remove the dash. I was quoted $700. I declined. When I went to pick up my car I was told they could do it for $400. That didn't sit well with me. Then my wife took her car in to have a noise checked out. She got a call telling her that the neck of her radiator had cracked and she needed a new $900 radiator. When she asked how that happened since there was no problem with the radiator, she was told that while they were checking the radiator hoses, which were not defective, they broke the neck of the radiator. They did not once offer an apology, just a ridiculous bill that they eventually discounted to a "mere" $700.

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by Verified Customer November 18, 2013

Great service ---Chris was very helpful.

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