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14852 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 5:00pm
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(818) 602-4147

Auto Repair Experience

  • Douglas Kahn, Owner
  • Established 1987
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 81 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Kenny's Automotive Center
  • Kenny's Automotive Center


Doug, an ASE Master Technician, purchased Kenny's Automotive in 1987 after working there for 9 years. The shop focuses on Domestic and Asian vehicles and has the diagnostic equipment and years of experience necessary to quickly and accurately determine the cause of any concerns. In addition, they are a certified Smog Test and Repair Station. Perhaps Doug says it best, "We take great pride in our work and it shows in the results."


Auto Repair Experience

  • Douglas Kahn, Owner
  • Established 1987
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 81 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted


Makes We Serve

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

Message from the Shop

We are committed to performing the highest quality repairs and services. We have been locally located for 58 years, and have been under the same ownership for over 20 years. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction and safety.

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Overall Rating

6 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerOctober 10, 2011

Doug (I think that's his name) is very affable and very friendly. He seems interested to help and does not waste time. Just a very nice person and businesslike.

Verified CustomerOctober 07, 2011

They are prompt, fair, courteous, and professional.

Verified CustomerSeptember 29, 2011

I find that Doug, the owner, is very honest, helpful, and his advice is good. We have had an excellent relationship. We're happy to have someone like him. We've been to dealerships, but we thought we were being ripped off. We are very satisfied with him. We were referred to him by AAA - he's one of the AAA approved. I have no hesitation in recommending him,

Verified CustomerSeptember 21, 2011

I think nobody should take their car to him.

Verified CustomerSeptember 19, 2011

He picks me up and brings me home when the car's got to stay there for awhile. Everything is fine - I'm quite happy. It's near to home for me, besides. It's very convenient.

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September 13, 2011

He seems to know what he's doing. Overall it's a good experience.

September 18, 2014

Took My car here and was charged for a Diagnosis and repair i didnt need just to hear how much more it would be if he needed to Diagnose further after incorrectly diagnosing and repairing the idle control valve Now the Car is performing Worse! Was gonna bring my car back later for another diagnosis but he's just a Upseller He seemed upset id rather pay for my own parts then let him double charge me for the same part i got half price talking about how that voids his warranty. i dont think he's worth the headache

June 11, 2012

After moving, we needed to find a new mechanic we could trust, and I'm confident we've found one in Kenny's. I felt very comfortable dealing with them in person and over the phone. Doug, the owner, was clear on what needed to be fixed and what could wait, and had no surprise costs for me. I had a laundry list of repairs and the car feels great now. I can't speak too confidently on pricing, but for the mass of repairs they did, I personally felt the price was very appropriate and under what I'd pay for the same service elsewhere. I would easily recommend Kenny's to a friend.

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