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Hillside Auto Repair

(310) 997-4459
57 Verified Reviews
contact@hillsideautorepair.com

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ADDRESS

24467 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • Dave Carney, Owner
  • Established 1984
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 90 Years of Car Repair Experience

Hillside Auto Repair Reviews

OVERALL RATING

57 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(39)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(0)
by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

They did a good job and were informative throughout.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

First time customer. As pleasant an experience as automotive work can be. Clean, Free wifi, coffee, coffee cake/cookies, water; nice waiting areas, inside or out. Car was washed -- pleasant surprise!

by - Verified Customer April 07, 2017

I've been a loyal customer for over a decade. My experience with them is always on point. No complaints here.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Matthew, thanks for your 10 years of loyalty. We are fortunate to have customers like you. dave

by - Verified Customer April 07, 2017

We had an appointment for Jim's Honda CRV, and I called the Friday before to see if I could bring my Toyota Prius in too. Mike told me that Saturday was pretty booked, but he would try to see if my car could be added. He told me that he would know on Saturday if there was time to add my car. So I really appreciated Mike's efforts so that we could get both of our vehicles serviced.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Carolyn, Thanks for your patience while Mike worked you in. Saturdays can get very busy. Mike is a good Man. Next time you see him ask him how old he was when he started here. Hint, he was just a kid back then, it was 22 years ago.

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by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

Awesome place!!

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks! Awesome Customers make doing business fun.

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

They are very personable - price was very reasonable - and I got a free car wash. WONDERFUL.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Suzi, there is just something about a clean car that makes the car run better. We are not sure why but we know it is true. The FREE Car Wash is our little way of saying thanks you.

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by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

Excellent customer service and friendly staff.

by - Verified Customer March 31, 2017

Professional people.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

David and Mike are the best in the West at taking care of Customers. Voted so the past 3 years by ATI.

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by - Verified Customer March 31, 2017

Excellent service. Hillside instills great confidence in their professionalism, courtesy, cleanliness, and personal service. Fairly expensive shop, but they stand behind their work and will fix problems rather than simply replace parts or try to sell you something you don't need.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Todd, thanks for taking the time to review us. We are proud of our ability to fix the cars right the first time and the generous warranties we give. We can do that because we only use the best parts available, all meet or exceed OEM Requirements. Dave

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

The staff are helpful and friendly.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Mike David and Morgen are all committed to providing Exceptional Customer Service. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. Dave Carney

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by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Efficient and professional!

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Everyone at Hillside was extremely nice. I called to inquire about a pre-purchase inspection on a 2008 Prius I was interested in buying. The guy on the phone (sorry I don't recall his name) explained what the inspection entailed. It was more in-depth than the service Carson Toyota offered, plus at a cheaper price. Upon arrival at Hillside, I was greeted by every single person in the office. Was offered coffee, water, and cookies before they even asked my name. The young lady behind the counter was a pleasure and the guys were cheerful. I was blown away with the hospitality, and all this before I spent a cent! The inspection was thorough, they even checked the frame. Hillside gave me a report of the entire vehicle. They didn't try to force any services on me. Was told there is no reason, mechanically or structurally, that would deter me from purchasing the Prius. I received an email and handed a printout with detailed explanations of the inspection with pictures included. I can honestly say that I was impressed with Hillside.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Calvin, Having a pre-purchase inspection is one of the smartest things a car buyer can do when purchasing a used car. As a AAA Approved Repair shop we have access to the AAA Pre-purchase Inspection process. Over the years we have enhanced the basic AAA form to make it a great inspection and a great value.

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by - Verified Customer March 17, 2017

Car was in for battery and then checking/fixing a few other things. Needed the car back by afternoon and was very appreciative that the staff made that happen.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Marcia, thanks for letting us know up front what your time requirement was. That made it easy for us. Dave

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Very good experience. Very courteous and efficient service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Time is money, no reason to not dilly daddle. thanks for the feedback

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by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Great service, fair pricing, friendly staff.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

it sounds like the Trifecta! thanks for the nice feedback.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

I am always pleased.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks Bob!

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by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Excellent as always.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thank you.

by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Great people, accommodating... friendly, prompt.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

We are blessed to not only have the best employees but the best customers too. Thanks you for being one of them. Dave

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by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Fast service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Designed to please! Thanks for taking the time to let us know.
Dave

by - Verified Customer March 05, 2017

They seemed to cover everything needed, were courteous and the price was good.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

The 40-point inspection we perform with every service is our "signature of quality". It is designed to make sure all systems are working properly and make your driving experience worry free.

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by - Verified Customer March 03, 2017

Family business very professional and was good to have a second opinion on work that was quoted by a dealership.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

It is a family. We talk about it all the time. It is just not Zoie and me but everyone that are 100% committed to providing an "Exceptional Customer Experience" to every customer with every service.

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

Not from the area and got in right away for an urgent matter. well handled at a fast and efficient rate. staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Candice, we are glad to have been able to be "of service". Please come visit us anytime you are passing through.

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by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

Excellent Customer Service and reasonable prices.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks for letting us know. Dave

by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

These folks are trustworthy period. You don't get that nowadays. They were able to help alleviate a slight shuddering issue while driving but I had to stop at the dealer to get the whole thing solved. Rear engine mount had collapsed. Nonetheless, they help folks out with good intention and will take care of you.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Our mantra is "do the right thing for the right reason" it sounds like it worked to solve your problem.

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by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

Mike & all the employees are most helpful & Dave Carney is the best!

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

I love you Shirley! No one ever gives me credit for anything around here. Dave

by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Fast done, friendly and professional.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Yes, there is no better way. thanks for letting us know.

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by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Great. Would highly recommend.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

thanks you for the recommendation.

by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

First class and honest service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

YES! I like that first class part. we aim to please on both accounts.Dave

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by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

Took my car in to have brakes fixed. Came back with squealing noise in tires. Paid another $100 or so to have this fixed only to have a constant squealing noise remain in both back tires. I need a tune up now and debate whether to take this to another shop as I fear I will be charged extra, on top of a tune up, to have the squealing tires issue "repaired" once again.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Leslie, I wish you had said something when I called on the follow-up phone call. We never want to have an unsatisfied customer. you have a warranty on the work we performed. Please call the shop at your earliest convenience and get the car back so we can look at it. Dave

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Attentive, efficient, clean and courteous service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Cynthia, thank you for taking the time to comment on these qualities. The clean part is so important and so often missed by people in our industry. I am going to share this with everyone and say "I told you so"Dave

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by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Service was excellent as always.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Kathryn, thank you for the kind words.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Friendly, professional service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thank you Chet!

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by - Verified Customer January 27, 2017

Brake Line fluid replaced. Cost was much higher than I expected. ~$130

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

All of the employees were very pleasant and knowledgable.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks you for the feedback.

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by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

Very nice people!

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thank you.

by - Verified Customer January 22, 2017

Nice people in the shop.

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by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

I got an oil change and had an oil leak that needed to be checked. They found the problem of the oil leak and fixed it. I picked up my vehicle and went to a nearby restaurant. When I went to go home, the gears would not engage properly. I took my vehicle back. I was told that this was a "Ford" glitch. I said I had not ever experienced this with this vehicle that I had been driving since I bought it in 1999. It turned out that the technician had caused the problem. This was my first time at this repair shop, and did not give me confidence in them.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

They're fantastic. The problem was when I got into my car to drive off, someone had left a wet rag in my car. They had set it on one of my books, nearly ruining it.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Kelsey, I am so sorry about the wet rag left on your seat. Thank you for letting me know. My guess is it was one of our car wash valets that set it there when he moved the car and forgot to take it with him. I appreciate you letting me know so I can do something to prevent this from happening again. Dave

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by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

Incredible.

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

Excellent work with excellent service.

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by March 30, 2013

I was treated very professionally. I was also shown the old replaced parts and the mechanics explained why the part was worn out.

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2013

I was surprised that they said I needed the cabin air filter replaced. It was replaced 6000 miles earlier & I thought that cabin filters generally had longer longevity.

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by - Verified Customer March 22, 2013

All the work was explained and they were vey friendly and helpful.

by - Verified Customer March 20, 2013

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

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by March 05, 2013

Always well treated(baked goodies are an added bonus!!)and repairs/oil change done in a timely matter. Phone call as followup also adds a personal touch. Nice to go home with a well cared for clean car. Hillside owners do lots of good advertising for charity events in the community plus they support good causes.

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2013

Always good service.

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by - Verified Customer March 02, 2013

Top rate customer service and they also wash your car each time you have service

by - Verified Customer February 28, 2013

It's a great feeling to know that only necessary work is being done & the confidence to know you are dealing with honest & capable people!

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by - Verified Customer February 25, 2013

Great service.

by February 22, 2013

I had a lube, oil & filter change and was also informed drive belts should be replaced. When I inquired if brakes had been checked I was assured they were fine. However, on a follow-up to another auto service shop to pass smog inspection, noise in brakes prompted inspection and discovery of 1mm rotor and need to replace pads and rotors. I would have expected this problem to have been reported if the 3000 mile service special had been performed as reported. I was both surprised and disappointed at this significant oversight from such a highly-regarded auto service facility.

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by - Verified Customer February 19, 2013

Mike is great and provides wonderful service. Prices are just a bit high compared to other places but service makes a big deal to me...

by February 09, 2013

They made an effort to please the costumer and provide a good service!

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by - Verified Customer February 08, 2013

Completely satisfied...highly recommended.

by - Verified Customer February 07, 2013

They do it right the first time.

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by - Verified Customer January 25, 2013

My repair required a reset on-board computer. It would be useful to know how many miles must be driven before one can pass the CA smog test following the reset. Cheers, Bill

by January 25, 2013

I actually enjoyed the waiting room. Coffee, bottled water, plenty of magazines to read. It was a nice place to wait for my car.

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by - Verified Customer January 19, 2013

Hillside Auto recommended a service that i did not request when i took my car in. I reluctantly agreed, not sure if it was really necessary. The service made an incredible difference in the performance of my car! It was like it was brand new again! I was so happy they recommended it, and now I know they do not recommend unnecessary repairs.


RepairPal Scorecard
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OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

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TECHNICAL ABILITY
98
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
97
CUSTOMER SERVICE
94
CUSTOMER AMENITIES
98

Hillside Auto Repair was established back in 1984 and has been proudly serving Torrance 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 tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 24-month / 24-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as “fantastic”, “courteous”, “professional”, “wonderful”, and "trustworthy". A local shuttle service, rental & loaner cars, early bird drop-off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.


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SPECIALTIES

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

  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet
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AFFILIATIONS

  • ASCCA
  • iATN

MESSAGE FROM THE SHOP

Voted "Best Auto Repair Shop" by the South Bay's Daily Breeze Readers Poll. Foreign and domestic car maintenance specialists in Torrance, CA. Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) certified.

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