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University Tire and Auto Service

(323) 431-5103
154 Verified Reviews
service@universitytirecenter.com

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8:00am to 4:00pm

ADDRESS

2908 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • Steve Furst, Manager
  • Established 2009
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 75 Years of Car Repair Experience

University Tire and Auto Service Reviews

OVERALL RATING

154 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(96)
4 stars
(40)
3 stars
(10)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(5)
by - Verified Customer May 15, 2017

One Of my rear tires went bad, so I bought a new tire.

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2017

Very accommodating.

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2017

Overall good service!

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

Not bad.

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by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

I came in for an oil change and an inspection since my brakes were screeching .. before hand I already understood I have an older car so there would be problems. Once I got the call to explain what all was going on I did feel pressured to receive if not all of the needed services then, for the most part, the most expensive ones but then she finally let it go understood I couldn't do that at the time. As far as my brakes I was told that they found nothing wrong with the actual brake pads/rotors but it was the brake fluid so I go that service was done and another that I could afford ... the next day my brakes are still screeching and a week later it's back to how it originally was. I started bringing my car here because I felt like I wasn't going to get 'played' when it came to getting the honest truth about my car. On the inspection list, there were a few things on there that were mark as good but I know for a fact that it's not working anymore which makes me wonder how good of an inspection was really done. I'm very skeptical about coming back now.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Great services.

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by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

Staff was very friendly and helpful. They got me in and out quickly.

by - Verified Customer April 23, 2017

Dina and Steve are very nice and I am happy to support a shop in the neighborhood but I feel I was way overcharged for the timing belt replacement.

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by - Verified Customer April 21, 2017

I brought my car in for a check-up and requested a spare tire. They finished the work in the amount of time that they predicted, they described all the work that needed to be done along with the price and asked for my permission before beginning. And they researched and found a spare tire for me within a few days as promised. Great work.

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

They went above and beyond to get my job done. Very happy with service and will always return.

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by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

The people there were very kind and the service was great! I originally went in to get my check engine light fixed and the little computer test thing showed that there was a problem with the engine so John wanted to have a diagnostic test done. He also noted that I needed an oil change, though, so after discussing the issues with my dad, my dad said that the oil change may make the check engine light go off. John was very doubtful of this and still encouraged me to do the diagnostic test but my dad insisted not to because of the cost ($150). John said he highly suggested doing the test but he wasn't too pushy about it, which I appreciated. I just got the oil change, and sure enough, the check engine light turned off within the next few days, so yay!

by - Verified Customer April 14, 2017

Great service. Excellent communication regarding recommended repairs and which were the most pressing. Love these guys.

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by - Verified Customer April 11, 2017

Overall the experience was great, I recommend anybody to come to this shop. I would definitely come back to the shop again for a tire change or anything that my car needs.

by - Verified Customer April 10, 2017

Always satisfied with service and pricing. A place I always recommend.

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by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

Excellent Service!

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2017

Great experience, friendly staff.

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by - Verified Customer April 04, 2017

Reliable service as always. Everyone was friendly and work was done in a timely manner. Many suggestions were made for other repairs, but I did not feel pressured into paying for these additional repairs. Overall a good experience.

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

Everything was great except when I came to pick up my truck and realized that the battery is now experiencing difficulty engaging the starter, a problem that was not present prior to the work performed. I was then instructed to buy a battery out of pocket so they can trouble shoot my electrical system to see if a component is draining the battery. I called and complained right away about the problem and felt the response was insufficient. I am disappointed.

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by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

I appreciated that when I came in John was helpful in giving me the service that I sought out for. I actually appreciated that he asked if I wanted to do a car inspection to evaluate my car's condition rather than just doing it already. The topic of unpressured service was the one thing I that I didn't want from the shop and it met that expectation.

I did go ahead with the car inspection and John was great at breaking down the cost and sharing with me what seems to be an actual priority. He gave me costs comparisons which were a plus. Overall, what stood out to me was John's demeanor. He was not overbearing, communicated directly with me on what actually needed to get done to my car and ultimately, gave me the confidence to believe I can go back.

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Thank you for the rental car!

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by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Automobile problems can create a lot of stress. John and his colleagues at University Tire and Auto Service do a lot to reduce the stress of the experience through great communication as well as quality and trustworthy service.

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Always happy with your work. Thanks!

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by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Really helpful. I don't feel like I am getting ripped off.

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

Great experience, as always.

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by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

Everything was good. Only wish it could've been a little cheaper, but that may have been a function of just the parts required.

by - Verified Customer March 24, 2017

I'll be back!

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by - Verified Customer March 24, 2017

Clean location and knowledgeable staff.

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

I've been coming to University Tire for about 5 years and I trust the work they do.

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by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

They charged me but didn't even fix my tire the first time.

by - Verified Customer March 20, 2017

Outstanding service from Steve! Thank you for your awesome help!

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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Great experience.

by - Verified Customer March 17, 2017

Thank you to John, Steve, and Dina for everything! I really appreciate them taking the time to ensure I understood the repairs that needed to be completed and within the time frame stated. I would recommend University Tire & Auto Service to everyone!

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by - Verified Customer March 17, 2017

The employee who helped me was very clear in stating what needed to be done to my car. The personnel was friendly as well.

by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

My experience was pleasant and affordable and I appreciated the transparency of the staff. My wait time was drastically less than my experiences at the local Toyota Shop.

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by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

Jon Dena and Steve are awesome. They are very helpful and explained everything well. I feel they are very trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

Good for students, nearby to USC, and they're patient!

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by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

Great!

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

Thank you!

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by - Verified Customer March 03, 2017

Work was done well and on the same day it was brought in.

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

Excellent Service!

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by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

I would definitely recommend University Tire and Auto Service shop to all of my friends!

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

The service was excellent.

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by - Verified Customer February 28, 2017

I love taking my car here.

by - Verified Customer February 27, 2017

Very friendly and professional.

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by - Verified Customer February 27, 2017

The people are so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend them.

by - Verified Customer February 26, 2017

They were really nice and got work done ASAP!

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by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

Amazing, amazing experience. I had to go here 3 times in 3 weeks (now you know who this is and they were friendly and incredibly helpful each time.) I would definitely recommend to my friends!

by - Verified Customer February 17, 2017

It was good.

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by - Verified Customer February 16, 2017

John and Steve for very helpful in diagnosing all the issues, giving options and leaving the car in great condition!

by - Verified Customer February 10, 2017

Customer service was very good.

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by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

This shop is awesome! The staff is super friendly and Steve was great too. My car is working great.

by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

So happy to find a quality break/fix auto repair shop that knows what they are doing. The cost for repair was much less than the dealer quoted and the car is running very well with 375000 miles. The work was explained and why it was necessary. They earned my future business.

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by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

Satisfied.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

Identified the problem and gave me a list of options along with prices to meet my situation

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by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

the work was average.

by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

I always get very good service at USC Tires.

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by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

My experience at the shop was completely satisfying and the service was excellent. All my services needs were met with satisfaction.

by - Verified Customer January 27, 2017

I thought the staff was very courteous and I always appreciate the waiting lounge - very clean and the wifi helps. The price quotes given on a job were a bit shocking, then again I have no idea what the job entails so I will have to trust the staff. Overall one of the best Auto Services I know.

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by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

It's a little expensive for a student, but it seems it's well worth it. And I found that my clip was broken after picking up my car. John promised that he will order the clip online and call me to repair the clip. But one week has passed, I still haven't receive the call.

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

Thanks!

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by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

Great service! Happy that the people at University Tire treat customers with respect.

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

I thought they were very kind and respectful. My car was good as new when they finished.

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by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

Wonderful service and quick efficiency. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

Great experience!

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by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

I paid about $40 for an oil change a year ago, and then I went in to get an oil change again because of how easy and quick it was the previous time, but for some reason, in about 1years time the price of an oil change has increased by almost $30? Nearly 200%? Then when I asked about it and explained my financial situation as a student, the manager on duty first tried to explain to me, a master in business administration candidate graduating in 3 months, how a business runs and that it's simply that oil prices rose over time and that the facility makes no money on oil changes etc etc. Then, when I explained to him that it's a facility called 'University Tire,' (read: for students) and that I simply couldn't afford a nearly $70 oil change, he told me to go ahead and find another place to bring my business. Unfortunately, I don't have time to find another place (which I had done research and found other locations that were charging a $40 flat rate posted), so I conceded and paid the $63 (he gave me a $4 discount, how generous). Then, on my way out, the manager made a paltry effort at making amends to me by calling me 'Travis' (not my name). After I informed him that this is in fact not my name, I sense he realized the situation was so far gone that it was no longer worth trying, so he exited stage right. I'll never be coming back to University Tire nor recommending my friends and colleagues to do business here, but I thought I ought to at least attempt to protect my fellow Trojans who will do business here by giving you the opportunity to understand this unacceptable incident and correct it.

by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

I've always had excellent service at University tire.

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by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

Very good experience!

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

I had a long distance trip planned. With that in consideration, the shop took care of my needs & ensured that the car was checked out.

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by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

Quick friendly service. fully explained what needed to be done.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

My car has been having issues frequently. When I took my car in, they were happy to diagnose the problem and help me consider options for repair.

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by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

Called in for an estimate and was able to drop my car off immediately. Quick, easy and a great price!

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Excellent care.

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by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Good shop would recommend to others.

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

John is an honest mechanic who does great work at a good price. I never feel like I'm being cheated and he is honest with me regarding what my car needs and doesn't need. Thank you, John!

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by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

Great people and great service.

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

John was really helpful with getting my tire patched up quickly. I really appreciated his time, professionalism, and dedication to getting my car fixed super quick. Thanks!

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by - Verified Customer January 12, 2017

The service appeared to be satisfactory, A little overprice as I found out later.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

I would recommend this place to everybody in the area.... and I do!!

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by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

price was very high for a very simple repair. The technicians consistently gave me a time window for the repair and each time it took much longer than they predicted even though there were only a few other customers in the shop.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2017

Everything went well.

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by - Verified Customer January 06, 2017

Very friendly and efficient!

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

Great!

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by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

University tires employees are always professional and courteous. The quality of work is high standard.

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

John and Steve were great!

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by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

Steve was very helpful, explained what he was doing.

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

Great and fast service!

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by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Excellent service, and very reasonably priced!

by - Verified Customer December 30, 2016

Great service! John was very helpful!

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by - Verified Customer December 29, 2016

Very responsible and feel safer.

by - Verified Customer December 29, 2016

Great service, friendly and fast!

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by - Verified Customer December 29, 2016

University Tire Shop has been a great option to take our company vehicles for repairs. I also became a customer with my own vehicles and the service has been great.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

Great experience! Workers briefly explained what was going on with my vehicle, other shops charge high fees for a simple check up and these guys did a check up and advised me on little things that my vehicle needed done for a reasonable price, great costumer service. I will definitely be going back!

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by - Verified Customer December 27, 2016

Good. I will be coming back. Thanks guys!

by - Verified Customer December 23, 2016

Services were good!

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by - Verified Customer December 23, 2016

I came here based on a recommendation from a friend. I had a pleasant experience.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

Very good service, and extremely well maintained/organized shop. I was not pressured to, but rather simply educated on repairs that would improve my car's performance.

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by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

John knows what he's talking about, great service, will recommend to my friends.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

Misleading directions to car repair.

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by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

They were very respectful and pleasant. Told me exactly what I needed done, and was in a timely manner. Told me about another problem that I knew was going on. Prices are very reasonable. I will be back again.

by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

Happy!

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by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

Good service and follow up!

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

John was great! Super helpful and gave great advice and options.

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by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

I've been a customer for a long time now. I like the service and the personnel and I feel confident about the care of my vehicle. Thank you for the professional service.

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2016

The service I got was great. I'll definitely be back!

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by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

Thanks for explaining everything to this less knowledgeable but hungry for info person! I was pleased with the service, but can't afford some of the prices to get some of the work done with you guys :)

by - Verified Customer November 25, 2016

Excellent experience! Highly recommend!

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by - Verified Customer November 24, 2016

Great customer service!

by - Verified Customer November 24, 2016

Truth be told, I probably underrated them on the first two questions. They were courteous and professional. They took the time to explain to me how they made their diagnostics and how best to proceed. The information they provided was sufficient for me to go home and conduct my own research to determine the veracity of their claims. At no point did they pressure me into purchasing additional, potentially unnecessary services. I will be a repeat customer.

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by - Verified Customer November 22, 2016

I was told about 3 hours for repairs - it actually took about 5 hours.

by November 22, 2016

Quality work was completed on my vehicle. I did not have any issues after the repairs that were recommended were completed.

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by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

I had an obvious fault with one tire, and a suspected fault with another. They said they'd fix the obvious problem and check the others, but it's clear they didn't do this. Two days later the suspected tire that they didn't check was completely flat.

by - Verified Customer November 18, 2016

As always, University Tire and Auto provided highly professional service at a good price! I will return!

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by - Verified Customer November 18, 2016

Thank you!

by - Verified Customer November 17, 2016

They always treat us fairly.

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by - Verified Customer November 17, 2016

I like the shop and am happy with their service!

by - Verified Customer November 14, 2016

I came in to have my window repaired, it was done same day. Everyone is always nice & helpful.

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by - Verified Customer November 11, 2016

Overall i very satisfied with the work. Would definitely go back.

by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

It was fine.

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by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

I had good experience here and would definitely recommend to my friends!

by - Verified Customer November 09, 2016

I am so glad I found this place. I feel very confident in they're abilities and pricing, is fair. I will definitely be back.

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by - Verified Customer November 09, 2016

Great atmosphere. Comfortable talking to the workers.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2016

I went in to have a flat fixed. I'm happy with the service I received.

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by - Verified Customer November 02, 2016

My experience was efficient and easy. No complaints!

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2016

I like are there.

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by - Verified Customer November 01, 2016

I really liked that the manager explained that one of the 'recommended' services was more likely to worsen the performance of my vehicle which would end up costing more so he suggested against it. I really value honesty.

by - Verified Customer September 01, 2016

John and his crew are courteous and knowledgeable.

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by - Verified Customer August 29, 2016

Excellent service and follow up!

by - Verified Customer August 27, 2016

Friendly staff, good customer service.

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by - Verified Customer August 27, 2016

Excellent!

by - Verified Customer August 25, 2016

Great customer service!

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by - Verified Customer August 24, 2016

The staff was helpful and efficient!

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2016

Good.

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by - Verified Customer August 22, 2016

Great customer service and thankful for your wifi

by - Verified Customer August 22, 2016

Fairly quick service! Reasonably priced.

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by - Verified Customer August 22, 2016

I only go to this shop because of John.

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2016

NA

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by August 19, 2016

Fast and reliable.

by - Verified Customer August 19, 2016

friendly staff, good customer service.

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by - Verified Customer August 18, 2016

They always give me helpful feedback about my car and I don't feel like they're trying to rip me off.

by August 16, 2016

Good!

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by - Verified Customer August 13, 2016

University Tire always gives me a fair and honest evaluation and gets the work done as quickly as possible. Wouldn't trust my car anywhere else!

by - Verified Customer August 12, 2016

Quick, affordable, great customer service. Just needed a plug in my tire and you guys inspected it and effectively plugged it within an hour.

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by - Verified Customer August 12, 2016

They were friendly and very helpful. Also close to campus.

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RepairPal Scorecard
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OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

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CUSTOMER SERVICE
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University Tire and Auto Service has been serving the community of Los Angeles and the surrounding area since 2009. During this time they have developed a loyal following of satisfied customers who described this shop to us as: "friendly”, “courteous”, “honest”, “knowledgeable” and "professional". This location features a team of automotive professionals whose commitment to ongoing training is key. An investment in the necessary tools and diagnostic equipment helps make them capable of repairs ranging from tires and wheel alignment, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, rental & loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


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SPECIALTIES

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
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AMENITIES

  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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