Rubens Imports
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34134 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA 92629 USA
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7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
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(949) 424-2548
25 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Rafael Bonetto, Manager
  • Established 1978
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 167 Years of Car Repair Experience

Rubens Imports has been serving the community of Dana Point and the surrounding area since back in 1978. Over the years they have developed a loyal following of satisfied customers who described this shop to us as: "friendly”, “helpful”, “honest”, “outstanding” and "knowledgeable". This shop features a team of very experienced and well trained technicians who specialize in the service and repair of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche models. An investment in the necessary tools and state of the art diagnostic equipment helps make them capable of repairs ranging from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer system diagnosis and repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Audi Throttle Control Replacement Details

The transmission receives the power created by the engine and sends it to the differential. Inside is a collection of gears that change to keep the engine operating efficiently.

Common Symptoms:

  • Erratic Shifting - may indicate low fluid and possible leak
  • When a throttle position sensor is defective, the vehicle may hesitate, misfire, or jerk on acceleration, shift poorly, and display uneven power characteristics.
  • The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a fault code set for one or more throttle position sensors.

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • If transmission is computer controlled, the repair shop should check that your car has the latest software. This is found in Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) from the manufacturer.
  • A Throttle Position Sensor Code isn't always triggered by a defective Throttle Position Sensor. It can be triggered by a defective Crankshaft Position Sensor, MAP Sensor, Mass Air Flow Sensor, Ignition Problem or defective PCM.

Auto Repair Experience

  • Rafael Bonetto, Manager
  • Established 1978
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 167 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass


  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Free Estimates
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


  • Bosch Service Network

Makes We Serve

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Porsche

Message from the Shop

Located on the Heart of Dana Point. Family Owned and Operated... Serving the communities of Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach and San Clemente since 1978, with Personal and Professional Service.
We specialized in the Repairs and Sales of Mercedes Benz, BMW, Rolls Royce, Audi and Porsche Automobiles.


Overall Rating

25 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2016

They serviced the car the same day we took it in. They called us before doing anything and let us know what all needed to be done. They gave us the option to get what was needed at the time and let us chose when we did the rest. They give us a loaner car at no charge when our vehicle is being serviced. We have gone there for years.

by - Verified Customer April 26, 2016

It was very good. Very professional and they are friendly, honest, and dependable.

by - Verified Customer April 25, 2016

These guys are great! I bought the car there with 16k miles; it now has 90k and they have done all of the service. She still runs very strong!

by - Verified Customer April 21, 2016

They are fast, timely and offered me transportation to and from. Customer communication is good.

by April 21, 2016

They are great. I have been going there for years. Jaime who is in charge of service is terrific.

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by - Verified Customer April 18, 2016

It was a normal transaction, an oil change in the vehicle. It was rather non-eventful, easy and fast.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2016

I was there yesterday, and I think I had trouble with the key, I guess I had a battery in the Mercedes and they fixed it for me, they are very good. they are very nice and seem to know exactly know what they are doing, more than the Mercedes dealer. I think they are very good and I would recommend them.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2016

They were very helpful. Called me when it was done. Easy to deal with.

by - Verified Customer April 12, 2016

They are very good.

by - Verified Customer April 11, 2016

They are very friendly, fast and efficient.

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by - Verified Customer April 07, 2016

Very honest and good work.

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2016

Jaime is outstanding with service and attitude!

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2016

Honest, knowledgeable, professional, and respectful of my time and my wallet. Rafael and Jaime are masters at their craft. I wouldn't trust anyone else to service my Mercedes.

by April 05, 2016

I get along with Rafael. The mechanics are very good and it is a good experience at Rubens. I have been going there for the last 15 years with all my different Mercedes vehicles.

by - Verified Customer March 31, 2016

Good customer service, fair prices.

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by - Verified Customer March 28, 2016

They are very, very competent people and they do a good job at just about everything that revolves around my car. I wouldn't go to anybody else.

by - Verified Customer March 26, 2016

He was amazing. He went above and beyond my expectations of what a mechanic would do to help me understand what he was doing to my car.

by - Verified Customer March 26, 2016

Convenient, helpful, courteous and timely.

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2016

They always do a good job whatever the issue is. They have always gone above and beyond. I would highly recommend them and they have always taken care of us.

by - Verified Customer February 20, 2016

Always friendly and & helpful. They get me in right away and they are excellent mechanics and their pricing is definitely fair.

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by - Verified Customer January 16, 2016

They are always very friendly and helpful. They have maintained our family cars for years. We are extremely satisfied with the good work they do.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2015

They treat me like family.

by December 07, 2015

Great Experience.

by - Verified Customer December 05, 2015

They are always good!

by - Verified Customer November 09, 2015

Fast, efficient, and honest.

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