Japanese Carmasters was established in 2015 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 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 wheel alignment, check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who enthusiastically describe the team here as: “straightforward”, “knowledgeable”, “professional, “Amazing!”, and “courteous”. A local shuttle service, loaner cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.
San Diego, CA 92121 USA
Auto Repair Experience
- Jeffrey Arkin, Owner
- Established 2015
- 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
- 35 Years of Car Repair Experience
- Check Engine Light
- Muffler & Exhaust
- Oil Change & Lube
- Scheduled Maintenance
- Service & Repair
- Timing Belts
- Transmission Repair
- Early Bird Dropoff
- Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
- Loaner Car
- Open Saturday
- Service Guarantee
- Warranty Accepted
- Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
- Land Rover
Friendly, efficient, and fair.
Carmasters is great. I highly recommended.
Fast friendly, reasonable price.
The shop fixed the issue with explanation of the work done.. Some suggestions given for future repair without pressure. I would recommend this shop to a friend. Alignment fixed!
I brought in my 2016 WRX after I had made some adjustments to the coil overs and camber plates so I could fit some new wheels on. The alignment ended being really bad after making the adjustments. The service here was awesome, I called earlier in the week to schedule an appointment on Saturday and I ended up being able to bring the car in earlier. I spoke to Matt who was able to get me situated and everything when I brought in my car. He acknowledged me right away and before I knew it they were already starting on the alignment, talk about fast service right? I didn't get the name of the mechanic that was working, but they were awesome. My car is lowered and there's a front lip so they were careful of not scraping it getting on the alignment rack. They even cut more pieces of wood to be safe when bringing the car up. After the alignment was done, they gave me a rundown of what changed and what I should probably do next to make sure everything is good to go. This place is awesome and I would highly recommend anyone that needs to get an alignment to bring it here even if they have a lowered car.
Always excellent service, the best kept secret in auto repairs in San Diego. They're small but competent and trustworthy. Highly recommended.
Didn't do anything major, just a transmission oil change. Service and price were great.
Satisfied with their work and definitely recommend this shop.
Fair and honest.work done before expected.Jeff an Matt easy to deal with.
Jeff and Matt worked hard for me and stayed in constant contact through the whole process. They found the necessary parts and worked with my warranty service to get the job done and I appreciate it!
They took good care of me from the second I first got there.
Japanese Carnasters are the best. I'll never take my car to another mechanic.
The staff were amazingly helpful and very communicative. I will be a returning customer .
It was quick and good service.
Best all around mechanics shop I've found in San Diego...
When I dropped the car off I asked them to remember to reset the maintenance reminder on the car's computer system. They said they would.
When I picked up the car I asked them if they reset the maintenance reminder, he said they did.
When I got into the car they did NOT reset the reminder. In fact they had no idea how to do this! Frustrating.
Good, fair shop...hard to find these days.
My engine blew in my mk3 Supra. Was debating what to do if I wanted es a rebuild or swap. Matt and Jeff were extremely helpful with helping me make a decision. I will 100% be back for anymore work that need to be done
Friendly staff, good customer service.
Y'all are amazing, as always!
Went in to pay and have my crank pulley removed and put back on, they went above and beyond and did all my pulleys and reassembled my fan with no extra charge. Will highly suggest to all friends and co workers. And will definitely come back again.
Great service. Jeff found all problems and fixed them in a timely manner at a good price.
Very good! We'll be back!
My European car wouldn't start during the lunch hour, so I called its roadside assistance to have my car jump-started. The technician told me he could replace the low battery right away for $220. I called Japanese Car masters, and they happened to have a battery replacement for my car in stock and would charge me less than $220. So I drove it to Japanese Car masters where they diagnosed the problem (low battery), replaced it, and saved me a bunch of money. No hassle, very friendly, thorough, timely and professional service.
Service seemed honest and people seemed genuine. A little longer than estimated. No where close by to sit down for a coffee.
The service was extremely friendly and fast. The owner was very straight-forward in his explanations and did not muddy the water with any sales pitches. He seemed trustworthy, knowledgeable, and interested in meeting my needs without extra fluff. I was very satisfied with my experience.
Great place to take you car for repair service.
Very friendly people and atmosphere. Work was done in a timely manner.
Excellent customer service!
I recommend Jeff to everyone.
They fixed the rear differential and it seems to be no longer making that scraping noise so I believe they did a good job.
Problem quickly diagnosed, an additional problem discovered and a cost-effective, on-time repair that added more miles to my car's life.
They were very helpful and a great service.
I brought my car to do a brake fluid change, Or do a full fluid change.
They only did the master cylinder and they only used half of the fluid (500ml). There is air in the system and now my fly clutch pedal sinks and does not come up after changing gears. I feel lied to and I feel like they thought I was stupid and that I would know the difference. I would never recommend this place for not doing the work completely.
Very honest and great quality of the service.
Very friendly staff and quick turnaround.
Work was done as initially laid out in the estimate. However, plastic door frame was broken and jury-rigged back together. Engine trouble light was left on.
They were very helpful and professional. I was able to get an appointment same week for a 60000-mile check-up. When they made a small mistake, I came back later the next week, and they fixed the problem very quickly (some loose screws somewhere that were making lots of noise). They also gave me a coupon off my next service.
Knowledgeable and fair. Doesn't feel like your getting screwed.
I am happy with the service and I have been given useful and honest suggestions for additional services
Jeff is nice. He fulfilled his promise that my car will be finished on time.
AMAZING! I took my car there to get my window fixed, and they gave me a loaner car because they had it for more than a day. Reasonable price. More problems on my car to fix, so I will definitely be coming back.
Great experience. The owner is very friendly and has great customer service.
Very fast, efficient, friendly. Also diagnosed a couple of minor repairs, informing me of their relative time that would be critical. Very pleased with them overall.
Extremely competent and honest mechanic.
Always great service.
Straightforward, fair prices, good communication, and efficient service.
Very professional and very nice service!
Fast efficient service
Quick service at a fair price. Japanese Carmasters was able to fix my fuel pump electrical problem within a few hours. My truck was towed in and I was able to drive out.
It is an average repair shop. Nothing out of the ordinary.
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