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34 South St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Mon - Fri:7:00am to 7:00pm
Sat:8:00am to 5:00pm
Sun:9:00am to 4:00pm
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(805) 246-9318

Auto Repair Experience

  • John Villa, Owner
  • Established 1988
  • 16 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • Villa Automotive - We have 2 shuttle vans
  • Villa Automotive - Where we get to serve you
  • Villa Automotive - Where we get to serve you
  • Villa Automotive - Our garage
  • Villa Automotive - Our garage
  • Villa Automotive - Tracy is a master Certified Tech.
  • Villa Automotive - Rich Ward
Auto Repair Manager
PArt of the Villa Family since 1996
  • Villa Automotive - Eric Augusta 
Service Writer-
Part of the Villa Family since 1982
  • Villa Automotive - The Villa Family
  • Villa Automotive - Villa Automotive & Auto Body
Serving San Luis Obispo Since 1912


Villa Automotive is a family owned and operated automotive repair facility that has been serving the San Luis Obispo community since 1988. John Villa is an ASE Certified Master Technician with over 35 years of industry experience. This RepairPal Certified shop features a large experienced staff of 16 technicians who attend regular training in order to keep up with the changing demands of today's modern vehicles. They have at their disposal some of the industries best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that enable them to handle a wide variety of repairs, ranging from wheel alignment to taking care of your California Smog Certification. All work is backed by a 36-month / 40,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Saturday and Sunday hours, shuttle service, loaner vehicles, wireless Internet and early bird drop off make this a very convenient experience for you!


Auto Repair Experience

  • John Villa, Owner
  • Established 1988
  • 16 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Collision Repair & Paint
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • 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

Message from the Shop

For over 100 years, the Villa Automotive's motto is "our family taking care of your family," and the company seems to take it to heart. This family's auto and body repair business has both the experience and the equipment to diagnose and repair almost any problem you can think of, and many you probably can’t.

As your local repair facility, conveniently located in the San Luis Obispo area, we have an important responsibility to our neighbors to provide the proper handling and disposal of any toxic substances generated during the course of our services. To this end, we are proud to to be a California Certified Green Station.

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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

This score rates the shop's amenities such as shuttle services, loaner or rental cars, a comfortable waiting room, WiFi, early-bird or off-hours drop-off, and more.

Parts & Labor Warranty

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


Overall Rating

22 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

July 31, 2013

It was a pretty quick service and they were very accommodating.

July 30, 2013

They're really nice and helpful. They do very good work and I trust them.

July 29, 2013

They did everything I asked. I had to have my radiator fixed.

July 29, 2013

He is efficient, has a fair price, and knows what he is doing.

July 29, 2013

They do good work. I've never used them for repairs, just service.

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July 28, 2013

My car had difficulty on a Sunday on a road trip. Triple A towed us to Villa and they were able to fix it quickly and got us on our way back to our trip. That's why I would recommend them.

July 28, 2013

They always fix things as they should. They are reliable. They are friendly people.

July 28, 2013

They were very helpful and understood my situation. They helped me with the price.

July 27, 2013

They were really good. They were quick and they were fast. They make you feel important.

July 25, 2013

I've been with them on numerous occasions and they get you in and out quickly. They are great people to work with. They always take care of me.

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July 25, 2013

Good service. Very fast and friendly.

July 25, 2013

There is nothing exceedingly special about it but they did the work quickly and well.

July 25, 2013

I think they over charged me for the work they did.

July 23, 2013

I like the service and that they are open on Sundays. Prompt service and prompt turnaround.

July 22, 2013

They had really good customer service and they were very fast.

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July 21, 2013

They were fantastic. They were open on a Sunday. They were able to help me right away. Because of what was wrong with my car they referred me to another shop that could help. They took good care of me.

July 21, 2013

They were very helpful. It was a Sunday and I was out of town. They do excellent work.

July 21, 2013

They treated me really well but the estimate they gave me was far from the cost.

July 20, 2013

They got us in on time, did it at the price they quoted, and we were happy with the service.

July 18, 2013

I like what they did and they got the car running.

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July 18, 2013

They deserve a ten. Competent, prompt, and service oriented.

July 18, 2013

I didn't get service there and not everyone has to get a smog check like I did.

February 23, 2015

I called into the Villa Automotive to see if they had a part in stock. I have never been greeted by such a rude company. After very politely letting them know my reason for calling I was rudely interrupted with "Hurry up we have a lot of people waiting!" I started explaining my needs to the employee who then told me "Listen do you know what you want or not?" I was disgusted at the customer service and immediately hung up the phone. Not worth my time or money to do business with Villa Automotive.

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