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383 Quarry Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 5:00pm
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(650) 437-9575

Auto Repair Experience

  • Samuel Vancea, Owner
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 45 Years of Car Repair Experience


Vancea Auto Services proudly serves San Carlos and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of very experienced, highly trained 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 tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light 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 describe the team here as: “truthful”, “helpful”, “professional”, “excellent”, and “friendly”. A local shuttle service, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Samuel Vancea, Owner
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 45 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts


  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Technical Ability

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Tools & Equipment

This score rates the shop's computer diagnostic tools, technical information systems, and other equipment to make sure they can address any issue that may occur with your vehicle.

Customer Service

This score measures the experience, tenure, training, and certification of the customer service representatives, as well as how their customers grade them on overall experience, fair pricing, on-time completion of repairs, and whether or not they felt pressured into additional repairs.

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

21 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerSeptember 18, 2015

They fixed my car very quickly.

Verified CustomerSeptember 15, 2015

They are very friendly and trustworthy.

Verified CustomerSeptember 04, 2015

They got the work done. They're good guys. They gave me a good recommendation on what to do. They were timely. I was able to call and communicate with them well.

August 25, 2015

Good customer service. And overall care for their customers. Sometimes it is hard to get an appointment.

Verified CustomerAugust 12, 2015

I was pleased with their service.

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Verified CustomerJuly 10, 2015

They are just really great to work with.

Verified CustomerJuly 06, 2015

Very, very good job and the people are great to work with and very professional.

Verified CustomerJune 30, 2015

They go the extra mile and take care of all problems. They don't even usually charge me for the small things.

Verified CustomerJune 29, 2015

They are a little high on the prices the only reason I went there was because it was open.

Verified CustomerJune 25, 2015

They are friends of ours. They are very honest and do a job.

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June 19, 2015

They are extremely helpful, nice, and they have good prices.

June 19, 2015

The last time I took my vehicle there they tried to explain that there was something additionally wrong with it. I got a second opinion and the "problem" turned out to not even exist. To me it seemed like they didn't take the time to look properly. I also took it in there with no damage. When I got my vehicle back it had tire damage on two of the four tires. The damage they caused cost 300-400 dollars to fix.

June 16, 2015

I have been dealing with them for 10 years. I have taken three cars there. They are honest, quick, and efficient. I have a lot of respect for the four brothers.

June 09, 2015

They are very truthful and they do a good job you also get your car back very quickly.

Verified CustomerJune 03, 2015

They do a good job at a fair price.

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Verified CustomerMay 19, 2015

Great customer service. He said it would be done on time. It was done when he promised.

Verified CustomerApril 02, 2015

They do good work and I like the owners.

Verified CustomerMarch 11, 2015

All my family goes there. They've done good work. They explain what they do. The prices are reasonable.

Verified CustomerMarch 10, 2015

I've dealt with them many times. They're good people. Trustworthy.

Verified CustomerFebruary 12, 2015

They are very personable and they do a good job.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 11, 2015

They do excellent work and they are fair.

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