Vancea Auto Services

383 Quarry Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070 USA
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(650) 437-9575
27 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Samuel Vancea, Owner
  • Established 1995
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 45 Years of Car Repair Experience
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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
  • Established 1995
  • 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

Message from the Shop

Engine & transmission diagnostic, service, internal repairs and replacement
Brakes / ABS
Schedule maintenance
Computer diagnostic
Shocks & struts
Air bags
Air conditioning and heating
Tires, sales and repair
Electrical diagnostic
Pre-buy inspections
​Battery replacement
Cooling system
Starters and alternators
Water pumps
Steering and suspension
Emission diagnostic
Fuel pumps
CA brake & lamp inspections
​Minor body work

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

Overall Rating

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by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

We love bringing our car-repair needs to the Vancea family. They are always friendly and fair and get it right the first time.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

Excellent job, superb attitude and exceptional repair. I've been using Vancea's services for over 10 years. Cars serviced: BMW, Toyota, Mazda, Mercedes & Audi R8. I drive from Sacramento to get my car serviced by Vancea.

by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

Fast work, friendly service, love these guys

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2017

Good shop.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

Serviced vehicle and repaired engine mounting. All work performed was necessary and may have even prevented more repairs.

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by - Verified Customer December 15, 2016

I was very happy with my experience. They are knowledgeable about cars.

by - Verified Customer September 18, 2015

They fixed my car very quickly.

by - Verified Customer September 15, 2015

They are very friendly and trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer September 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.

by August 25, 2015

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

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by - Verified Customer August 12, 2015

I was pleased with their service.

by - Verified Customer July 10, 2015

They are just really great to work with.

by - Verified Customer July 06, 2015

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

by - Verified Customer June 30, 2015

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

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2015

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

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by - Verified Customer June 25, 2015

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

by June 19, 2015

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

by 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.

by 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.

by June 09, 2015

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

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by - Verified Customer June 03, 2015

They do a good job at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer May 19, 2015

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

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2015

They do good work and I like the owners.

by - Verified Customer March 11, 2015

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

by - Verified Customer March 10, 2015

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

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by - Verified Customer February 12, 2015

They are very personable and they do a good job.

by - Verified Customer February 11, 2015

They do excellent work and they are fair.

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