Griffin's Auto Repair

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1542 State St
San Diego, CA 92101
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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
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(619) 494-1845

Auto Repair Experience

  • Tomas Chavez, Manager
  • Established 1990
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 77 Years of Car Repair Experience


Griffin's Auto Repair was established in 1990 and has been providing San Diego and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. 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 check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “helpful”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, “honest”, and “professional”. A local shuttle service, loaner cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Tomas Chavez, Manager
  • Established 1990
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 77 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • 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

Family owned and operated since 1959, Griffin's Auto Repair strives to treat each and every customer like part of the family! We offer full automotive repair with an 24 month 24k mile warranty on all work performed! Our ASE certified technicians will get the job done right for you the first time.


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Overall Rating

31 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerNovember 17, 2015

Great communication, reasonable cost.

Verified CustomerNovember 12, 2015

I came in with out an appointment and had great customer service at the front. I was in and out quickly!

Verified CustomerNovember 11, 2015

I was very happy with the service and their commitment to making things right.

Verified CustomerOctober 29, 2015

Great service!

Verified CustomerOctober 29, 2015

Service was prompt, they fixed the problem. Explanations of work were clear. Cost estimates were accurate and reasonable.

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Verified CustomerOctober 26, 2015

We'll run shop. And clean.

Verified CustomerOctober 22, 2015

I like the location and friendly service.

Verified CustomerOctober 19, 2015

Though my needs were minimal, I was impressed by the courtesy and efficiency of your staff. Of course, Chris knows me and my car from Randy's where I've had it serviced (usually by Jose L.) for over two decades.

Verified CustomerOctober 16, 2015

They have always managed to fix what ever problem my vehicles had.

Verified CustomerOctober 12, 2015

Everything is fixed. I feel safe.

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October 07, 2015

My car has a new clutch, but runs worse than ever.

Verified CustomerSeptember 10, 2015

Very good service, polite and respectful personnel.

Verified CustomerSeptember 04, 2015

The front desk representative I spoke with was very welcoming and respectful to a diverse clientele.

Verified CustomerJuly 16, 2015

They listened to my problem and took care of it.

Verified CustomerJuly 14, 2015

Their location is not as convenient as other options.

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Verified CustomerJuly 06, 2015

Good service. They seem to be honest. They recommended that I sell the car rather than repair it.

Verified CustomerJune 26, 2015

They provide honest, professional service.

Verified CustomerJune 19, 2015

They are good.

Verified CustomerMay 28, 2015

Fair price for great service.

Verified CustomerMarch 25, 2015

The Griffin Auto Repair team was knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly.

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Verified CustomerMarch 17, 2015

I am not happy with their inability to find and stop an oil or fluid leak under my 1976 Corvette. Three visits to the shop and bills in excess of $3,000. HAVE DRIVEN THE VEHICLE ONCE SINCE LAST VISIT TO THEIR SHOP..

Verified CustomerNovember 14, 2014

The work done is good. Prices OK :) Easy to make an appointment and work is done as estimated.

Verified CustomerOctober 31, 2014

Professional customer service, clean shop and a friendly environment.

Verified CustomerJuly 11, 2014

These guys are nice, honest, and efficient.

Verified CustomerJune 16, 2014


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May 27, 2014

Friendly customer service, expert automotive technicians.

Verified CustomerMarch 03, 2014

Great customer service.

Verified CustomerDecember 23, 2013

They were quick and efficient.

November 21, 2013

I have been going to Griffins for many years. Never a problem. My last visit I had some work done. I asked how much it was going to cost to repair a noise in the dashboard. It meant having to remove the dash. I was quoted $700. I declined. When I went to pick up my car I was told they could do it for $400. That didn't sit well with me. Then my wife took her car in to have a noise checked out. She got a call telling her that the neck of her radiator had cracked and she needed a new $900 radiator. When she asked how that happened since there was no problem with the radiator, she was told that while they were checking the radiator hoses, which were not defective, they broke the neck of the radiator. They did not once offer an apology, just a ridiculous bill that they eventually discounted to a "mere" $700.

Verified CustomerNovember 18, 2013

Great service ---Chris was very helpful.

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