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1635 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
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Mon:8:00am to 5:30pm
Tue:8:00am to 5:30pm
Wed:8:00am to 5:30pm
Thu:8:00am to 5:30pm
Fri:8:00am to 5:30pm, 8:00am to 5:30pm
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(949) 461-1261

Auto Repair Experience

  • Paul Huffman, Owner
  • Established 1986
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Shadetree Automotive - We are an Approve Auto Repair center for Automobile Club
  • Shadetree Automotive - We Employee ASE Certified Technicians and Master Technicians
  • Shadetree Automotive - Waiting Room
  • Shadetree Automotive - We are a Star Certified Smog Inspection Station


Our review of Shadetree Automotive revealed a shop that is serious about customer service and about doing the right thing. This RepairPal Certified team of experienced professionals have demonstrated a high degree of professional and technical ability by maintaining their ASE Certification, attending some of the best ongoing training available, and having at their disposal some of the best automotive tools and diagnostic equipment. Their work ranges from minor and major mechanical repairs to complex computer and electrical system diagnosis and repairs. They back these repairs with a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our review of their most recent customers revealed a shop that cares, they were describe as friendly, extremely fair, timely, and reliable. For your convenience they offer a free local shuttle service, loaner vehicles, rental cars, Saturday hours, early bird drop off, and a clean comfortable waiting area with wireless Internet.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Paul Huffman, Owner
  • Established 1986
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair


  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Loaner Car
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

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

Message from the Shop

When it comes to auto repair, service, or Factory Scheduled Maintenance for your auto, truck or SUV we offer you true personalized service, a high level of quality workmanship and attention to detail that surpasses any Car Dealer.

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Technical Ability

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Customer Amenities

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Parts & Labor Warranty

This is the minimum warranty the shop offers on parts and labor for all repairs.


Overall Rating

37 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerMarch 31, 2014

They have always been very knowledgeable, very efficient, very fair, and very trustworthy in all the dealings that I have had with them. They have serviced my car for some 10 years now.

Verified CustomerMarch 26, 2014

Called three other places for a sensor I needed and was quoted as much as double and others said it would take two sensors. Told shadetree what Toyota dealer said it was they quote me responably, dropped my car off, they gave me a ride home and picked me up several hrs later to pick my truck up. I will use them again it's hard to find an honest mechanic and they where nice guys too.

Verified CustomerMarch 25, 2014

Great service as always!

March 25, 2014

I have recommended them to many friends.

Verified CustomerMarch 24, 2014

I have had excellent service and feel I can trust the recommendations made by the mechanics.

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Verified CustomerMarch 24, 2014

They are professional, competent and friendly! Best customer service!

Verified CustomerMarch 24, 2014

Best service.... Fair price.

Verified CustomerMarch 24, 2014

Honest and reliable service.

Verified CustomerMarch 21, 2014

Great reputation, fantastic customer service, fair prices, but most importantly, they do excellent work.

Verified CustomerMarch 21, 2014

They have always been fair and honest.

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Verified CustomerMarch 19, 2014

Work is well done and on a timely basis...plus, everyone is very nice and friendly!!!

Verified CustomerMarch 17, 2014

My vehicle was fixed correctly and at a fair price, the first time.

Verified CustomerMarch 14, 2014

Great service.

Verified CustomerMarch 14, 2014

Good service.

Verified CustomerMarch 14, 2014

The service is always prompt, correct and fairly priced.

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Verified CustomerMarch 14, 2014

Excellent service at a fair price.

Verified CustomerMarch 13, 2014

The guys at Shadetree always provide sound repair advice and good repair service.

Verified CustomerMarch 11, 2014

Always friendly and one of the family type service....they have always been extremely fair about pricing and on time finishing of work on the cars.

Verified CustomerMarch 06, 2014

They take great care of me.

Verified CustomerMarch 06, 2014

Friendly service at a fair price.

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Verified CustomerMarch 06, 2014

15 plus years of excellent service on several vehicles I've owned.

March 06, 2014

Very friendly & quick service.

Verified CustomerMarch 06, 2014

I feel that a customer would be treated fairly, and that work would be only what is needed.

Verified CustomerMarch 05, 2014

They explained all work, and itemized everything, before work began.

Verified CustomerMarch 04, 2014

Prompt, courteous service. Shadetree serviced my car as promised and recommended we wait on one of the repairs as it wasn't necessary at this time. They will check it next time I bring it in. That's honesty and I was a very happy customer.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 28, 2014

Very responsive....they provide all alternatives available......they are honest and thorough.....and, the work gets done right.

Verified CustomerFebruary 27, 2014

Excellent service, fair prices.

Verified CustomerFebruary 26, 2014

I have been taking my vehicles to Shadetree for many years and have never had a non satisfactory experience.

Verified CustomerFebruary 26, 2014

Mom & Pop business. friendly staff. great service.

Verified CustomerFebruary 26, 2014

What they said they'd do, was done...at the suspected price they stated.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 25, 2014

Shadetree has always been honest with me and provided all of my necessary service with a smile and at reasonable prices. I have ALWAYS felt that they go above and beyond to make sure my problem is solved.

Verified CustomerFebruary 25, 2014

Great service and quality work. Very trustworthy.

Verified CustomerFebruary 25, 2014

They are simply the best.

Verified CustomerFebruary 20, 2014

I feel they are more honest than most dealers.

Verified CustomerFebruary 18, 2014

Just love you guys, so truthful and also take care of me while I wait.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 17, 2014

Staff is professional and very kind. Service is stellar.

July 23, 2015

I went to Shadetree after the Toyota dealership quoted me what I thought was a very high repair bill. The staff was very professional, honest, and accommodating. They took my vehicle same day without appointment and completed all repairs saving me $1100 of what the dealership quoted. Throughout the day, they kept me updated on the status and asked permission for any cost not previously discussed. Highly recommended and I will use them again in the future.

July 15, 2014

Dealership quotes me $40 for a 65,000 mile service; Shadetree quoted $125

January 24, 2011

We trust them, they are excellent, fair, and top_notch. We feel like Dan is our personal consultant. He makes all the difference in customer service. He is knowledgeable and hands on. He listens and gives us one on one solution help! The owner is great too. Thk u. We value SHADETREE and recommend it all the time

January 16, 2011

I love Shadetree and have told many folks about them and given examples of their exceptional work and honesty.

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January 15, 2011

that they are honest about what you need done, do great work, and have fair prices

November 09, 2010

Great service! Would go back again!

March 30, 2009

Great customer service, very helpful.

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