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Hillside Auto Repair

(310) 997-4459
144 Verified Reviews
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(Closed 2017-11-23)

ADDRESS

24467 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • Dave Carney, Owner
  • Established 1984
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 90 Years of Car Repair Experience

Hillside Auto Repair Reviews

OVERALL RATING

144 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(108)
4 stars
(27)
3 stars
(4)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
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by - Verified Customer July 10, 2017

Excellent service on my Mother's car which was the fist time I'd taken it to Hillside Auto.

by - Verified Customer July 05, 2017

The service and quality of care at Hillside is above and beyond!

by - Verified Customer July 04, 2017

My first time there and will be back

by - Verified Customer July 04, 2017

Mike always steps up to service the customer and Dave the owner give me a ride home

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by - Verified Customer June 30, 2017

We are relatively new to Hillside Auto Repair and so far have been very pleased with the workmanship and service.

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

Hillside Auto Repair is a quality organization who treats its' customers well.

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by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

I have used Hillside for many years through many cars. They listen to what I have to say about the car. Service is always top notch.

by - Verified Customer June 28, 2017

Great to work with and I have recommended you many time. Thank you for making my car always safe.

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by - Verified Customer June 27, 2017

Overall experience was good, however they were short staffed and the job that I was told would take only an hour and a half ended up being six and a half hours before my car was finished.

by - Verified Customer June 26, 2017

Well done!

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by - Verified Customer June 26, 2017

Honest, quality work. Shop seemed a little overwhelmed with work at the time and didn't always call with updates when expected, but to their credit they didn't rush the work; they took an extra couple days to find the root cause, get the right parts, and fix it all properly.

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2017

The time frame for an oil change was well over 3 hours. I felt that was way too long to wait when I had a scheduled appointment. When I arrived, my car had still not been washed and this is the second time this has happened. I was pretty disappointed.

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by - Verified Customer June 23, 2017

Wonderful

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2017

Very satisfied

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by - Verified Customer June 23, 2017

Been a longtime customer of Hillside. Always courteous, efficient service.

by - Verified Customer June 22, 2017

Professional, reliable, friendly service!

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by - Verified Customer June 22, 2017

Only one small issue. This is the second time I took the car in for repairs and mentioned that I was an AAA member and would like the 10% discount. It was forgotten to be entered both times; however I caught it the second time before I picked up the car. Otherwise, excellent service, as usual.

by - Verified Customer June 20, 2017

I have gone nowhere else for many years nor do I intend to. I Mike as 'Mike magnificent'

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by - Verified Customer June 19, 2017

Exceptional service and fair prices. They even threw in a car wash!

by - Verified Customer June 18, 2017

Very pleasant customer service.

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by - Verified Customer June 18, 2017

Reputable folks.

by - Verified Customer June 18, 2017

Hillside has been my repair shop for 14 years and I WON'T go anywhere else. The are perfect in all areas.

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by - Verified Customer June 14, 2017

I really appreciate the way you run your shop and would not hesitate to visit again and fully intend to recommend you to others.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2017

Work could not be started due to unavailability of replacement part locally, but once part was delivered, my car was ready almost immediately.

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by - Verified Customer June 14, 2017

All good. I rated pricing mid-range since I have no way to compare pricing. Hillside might be higher than others, but we feel you are very trustworthy. We like Dave and Mike

by - Verified Customer June 13, 2017

Finest care repair shop I've ever experienced! I will always be a customer!

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by - Verified Customer June 12, 2017

Service representive gave outstanding service and took the time to explain the repairs and maintenance needed. Although the impressive examination report provided details of the problems and resolutions, he helped me prioritize the work based on my needs for the use of the car. I will definitely consider this my regular shop for car repairs. 5 Stars.

by - Verified Customer June 12, 2017

I needed a new battery and an oil change. This was done in a reasonable amount of time.

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by - Verified Customer June 11, 2017

I picked up the car after hours. The bill was not correct. It was corrected the next day. All repairs were done well as expected.

by - Verified Customer June 11, 2017

My son thought I had taken my car to Lexus because I was picked up and dropped off and he said Lexus is good about customer service. I said, no, I went to Hillside Automotive and they always do that. And you wash the car. And Dave is so willing to please and very gracious. I said Hillside has taken care of my cars for 30+ years. He was impressed.

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by - Verified Customer June 08, 2017

I should have more attention. Not sure if the hood support replacement was necessary or worth it.

by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017

Great experience highly recommend shop to friends!

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by - Verified Customer June 02, 2017

I will happily return to continue car services.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

Great shop - very professional. I appreciated the honesty on the status of my car. Morgan gave me a courtesy ride home when I dropped my car off, and it was just a pleasurable experience.

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by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

Guess I'll have to continue coming back to Hillside!

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

Good.

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by - Verified Customer May 30, 2017

This was my first visit to this shop and I was quite pleased with the prompt friendly attention to what I needed to have done. Morgan, Mike and David were especially helpful. There was a brief problem, but it was quickly corrected. A new (reconditioned) hybrid battery was installed and it failed as soon as I drove away from the shop. The problem was diagnosed quickly and the battery was replaced. I am very pleased with how that was handled. I also had my vehicle detailed and I am surprised at how well they cleaned up this old car. Overall I would say a job well done. :)

by - Verified Customer May 29, 2017

The repair was more than I expected and the first estimate. The car was not ready on first time frame but guess what? The rest of the experience was so positive, it doesn't matter. Everyone is kind and appreciates the business. The prices are fair and the work is done correctly. An overall positive experience despite the hitches. Great work!

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by - Verified Customer May 29, 2017

Everyone was friendly and helpful. The repairs needed were explained clearly and the timeline needed to service my car was correct. The owner even gave me a ride home when I dropped off my vehicle. Not only did Hillside Auto Repair fix my car, but they returned it to me washed and vacuumed. I will definitely bring my car to them for further maintenance.

by - Verified Customer May 26, 2017

I pulled in to Hillside Auto Repair to make an appointment to have a burned out taillight replaced. They took my car immediately, offered me coffee and a breakfast pastry, and I was in and out in about 20 minutes. What a nice way to start the day.

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by - Verified Customer May 26, 2017

Very professional. Explained options, and work was done quickly and professionally. Will be back

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2017

My only problem is they always something else wrong with my car- I feel like I got a lemon sometimes.

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by - Verified Customer May 24, 2017

Great people. Fair prices. Very respectful and accommodating!

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2017

My case is unusual. The car had an intermittent problem that did not recur while you had the car. You tried your best. I was fully satisfied.

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by - Verified Customer May 16, 2017

I trust Hillside to be honest about the work needed. That is the major reason I do business there.

by - Verified Customer May 16, 2017

Excellent and prompt service for a flat tire.

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by - Verified Customer May 16, 2017

Today's appointment was diagnostic but was able to come back in the morning to have needed repairs done. Thanks much.

by - Verified Customer May 14, 2017

Hillside Auto Repair took care of our need for routine service. They do great work and maintain a professional and friendly atmosphere. They let us know about issues that will need attention before the next service.

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by - Verified Customer May 14, 2017

Your professional staff are over the top. Dave, you employ the best people and it reflects in everything. Thank you. Gives me peace of mind to trust my mechanics.

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2017

Good service, Knowledgeable staff. Love the reports that they email you with pictures. Very helpful.

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by - Verified Customer May 12, 2017

Office personnel were exceptionally polite, and thorough in explanations. Office waiting room is comfortable.

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2017

I received an oil change and a battery replacement which cost $300. This was quite expensive. thank you.

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by - Verified Customer May 11, 2017

Always friendly, helpful and on schedule. Cost has been high though.

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2017

Excellent service. Would definitely go there again. David smith was very professional and easy to work with.

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by - Verified Customer May 10, 2017

I had our Lexus LS430, Lexus RX300, and recently brought the Lexus RX330 in for repairs. Dave Smith was very knowledgeable about these cars. Palm Desert Toyota changed the oil and observed the Rack and Pinion boots were leaking and the unit should be replaced, estimate was $2,500.00. Dave Smith said just the 'Belows Boot needed to be replaced saving me over $2,000.00 dollars. Next, for two years I have been at shops trying to learn why the car occasional would go to 'Safe Mode, (Tranny would not upshift out of second gear, brakes would auto stop the car) with violent shaking of the front end of car.. Arco on Silver Spur suggested replacing the 'Yaw Rate Sensor' and that stopped the shaking, but occasionally the car would go to 'Safe Mode' and force the car to a stop. Dave Smith and mechanics, did a 4 wheel Adjustable Alignment and performed a Zero Point Calibration of the new Yaw Rate Sensor. Hopefully this fix cured the Safe Mode problem. Other shops did not have the knowledge to Calibrate the steering alignment or the 'Yaw Rate Damper.'

So, I was impressed with the Hillside Auto Repair Shop.

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

Was a pleasant first trip to the shop.

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by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

Appreciate the car wash & vacuuming! Thank you!

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

This is my go to auto repair and I tell friends and family.

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by - Verified Customer May 08, 2017

Consistent professional and friendly service. They take the time to explain. Fantastic.

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Excellent staff, great service.

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by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Mike did a fine job.

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Everyone at the shop was very friendly and professional.

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by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Good job.

by - Verified Customer May 05, 2017

Great service!

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by - Verified Customer May 04, 2017

Very good.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

Excellent service every time.

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by - Verified Customer May 02, 2017

Hillside Auto Repair is an example of how a business should be run Dave has a very simple business model and it works !!! Respect the customer ,Charge a fair price and Stand behind your work.
The entire team follows this mission statement and to verify this all you have to do is take a seat in the clean and comfortable waiting area and listen to reports and exchanges between the service advisers and customers when they come to pickup their cars. As a tradesman I can appreciate the clean and organized service bays . The garage lead is great she keeps the advisors status on all the work going in the bays so the techs don't have to be interrupted which in turn allows for good production. No one likes car problems but if you have them it is nice to know you can to take your car to someone you can trust.
I have to give special credit to David for being so kind and understanding to my wife in dealing with her late Fathers car, it was a stressful situation and he demonstrated complete professionalism in explaining that it was time to donate the car . For this act of compassion I must single him out for a special THANK YOU!!!

by - Verified Customer April 28, 2017

Very good service.

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by - Verified Customer April 28, 2017

Great knowledge, care, and consideration. I knew my car was in good hands.

by - Verified Customer April 27, 2017

Loved meeting Dave and Zoey.

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by - Verified Customer April 25, 2017

Always great service.

by - Verified Customer April 25, 2017

Made an appointment for an oil change. Service was very punctual, thorough and friendly. A 21 point inspection and a free car wash was also included. Complimentary refreshments and water were offered. Very bright and clean waiting room. Very pleasant experience.

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by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

Very polite.

by - Verified Customer April 21, 2017

I've always had excellent experience at Hillside. What was most outstanding this time was, although my computer system indicated I needed brake pads replaced, their diagnosis found that it was a minor object causing the computer to misread, and fixed the problem While another shop might have taken the opportunity for an unnecessary job, Hillside's integrity and honesty shone through. Thanks.

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by - Verified Customer April 21, 2017

I am trying to sell my 1994 Lexus SC 300.I got some good advice and assistance from the whole gang. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2017

I do like how friendly the shop is and how they take seriously every complaint and noise I have about my car. I am not made to feel stupid - they respect me. I am also grateful that they are willing to either drive me to work or give me a loaner car. It is such good service!
Also, I enjoy the cute cottage feel of the reception area and that they care how it looks. I like the small treats and coffee and water for customers.

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by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

In for testing because of engine light. Results explained very well and nothing done because safety issues were not a factor.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

They did a good job and were informative throughout.

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by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

First time customer. As pleasant an experience as automotive work can be. Clean, Free wifi, coffee, coffee cake/cookies, water; nice waiting areas, inside or out. Car was washed -- pleasant surprise!

by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

It seems you have a tendency to upsell serpentine belt valve cover replacement.

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by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

It was very easy to get an oil change and checkup. They even picked me up when my car was ready.

by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

First time at Hillside confirmed excellent recommendation from Mitch.

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by - Verified Customer April 10, 2017

It was ok.

by - Verified Customer April 10, 2017

Mike understood exactly what was needed, made arrangements for work to be done the next day. I showed up per his instructions! Everything needed to be done happened! Mike and his crew came thru again! Thank u!

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by - Verified Customer April 07, 2017

I've been a loyal customer for over a decade. My experience with them is always on point. No complaints here.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Matthew, thanks for your 10 years of loyalty. We are fortunate to have customers like you. dave

by - Verified Customer April 07, 2017

We had an appointment for Jim's Honda CRV, and I called the Friday before to see if I could bring my Toyota Prius in too. Mike told me that Saturday was pretty booked, but he would try to see if my car could be added. He told me that he would know on Saturday if there was time to add my car. So I really appreciated Mike's efforts so that we could get both of our vehicles serviced.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Carolyn, Thanks for your patience while Mike worked you in. Saturdays can get very busy. Mike is a good Man. Next time you see him ask him how old he was when he started here. Hint, he was just a kid back then, it was 22 years ago.

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by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

Awesome place!!

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks! Awesome Customers make doing business fun.

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

They are very personable - price was very reasonable - and I got a free car wash. WONDERFUL.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Suzi, there is just something about a clean car that makes the car run better. We are not sure why but we know it is true. The FREE Car Wash is our little way of saying thanks you.

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by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

Excellent customer service and friendly staff.

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

Perfect.

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by - Verified Customer March 31, 2017

Professional people.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

David and Mike are the best in the West at taking care of Customers. Voted so the past 3 years by ATI.

by - Verified Customer March 31, 2017

Excellent service. Hillside instills great confidence in their professionalism, courtesy, cleanliness, and personal service. Fairly expensive shop, but they stand behind their work and will fix problems rather than simply replace parts or try to sell you something you don't need.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Todd, thanks for taking the time to review us. We are proud of our ability to fix the cars right the first time and the generous warranties we give. We can do that because we only use the best parts available, all meet or exceed OEM Requirements. Dave

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by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

The staff are helpful and friendly.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Mike David and Morgen are all committed to providing Exceptional Customer Service. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. Dave Carney

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Efficient and professional!

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by - Verified Customer March 26, 2017

Good shop to work with. They definitely have your best interest at heart.

by - Verified Customer March 26, 2017

We have been loyal customers for over 15 years. The service is the best.

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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Everyone at Hillside was extremely nice. I called to inquire about a pre-purchase inspection on a 2008 Prius I was interested in buying. The guy on the phone (sorry I don't recall his name) explained what the inspection entailed. It was more in-depth than the service Carson Toyota offered, plus at a cheaper price. Upon arrival at Hillside, I was greeted by every single person in the office. Was offered coffee, water, and cookies before they even asked my name. The young lady behind the counter was a pleasure and the guys were cheerful. I was blown away with the hospitality, and all this before I spent a cent! The inspection was thorough, they even checked the frame. Hillside gave me a report of the entire vehicle. They didn't try to force any services on me. Was told there is no reason, mechanically or structurally, that would deter me from purchasing the Prius. I received an email and handed a printout with detailed explanations of the inspection with pictures included. I can honestly say that I was impressed with Hillside.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Calvin, Having a pre-purchase inspection is one of the smartest things a car buyer can do when purchasing a used car. As a AAA Approved Repair shop we have access to the AAA Pre-purchase Inspection process. Over the years we have enhanced the basic AAA form to make it a great inspection and a great value.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Excellent service!

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by - Verified Customer March 17, 2017

Car was in for battery and then checking/fixing a few other things. Needed the car back by afternoon and was very appreciative that the staff made that happen.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Marcia, thanks for letting us know up front what your time requirement was. That made it easy for us. Dave

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Very good experience. Very courteous and efficient service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Time is money, no reason to not dilly daddle. thanks for the feedback

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by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Great service, fair pricing, friendly staff.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

it sounds like the Trifecta! thanks for the nice feedback.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

I am always pleased.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks Bob!

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by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Excellent as always.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thank you.

by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Great people, accommodating... friendly, prompt.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

We are blessed to not only have the best employees but the best customers too. Thanks you for being one of them. Dave

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by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Fast service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Designed to please! Thanks for taking the time to let us know.
Dave

by - Verified Customer March 05, 2017

They seemed to cover everything needed, were courteous and the price was good.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

The 40-point inspection we perform with every service is our "signature of quality". It is designed to make sure all systems are working properly and make your driving experience worry free.

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by - Verified Customer March 03, 2017

Family business very professional and was good to have a second opinion on work that was quoted by a dealership.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

It is a family. We talk about it all the time. It is just not Zoie and me but everyone that are 100% committed to providing an "Exceptional Customer Experience" to every customer with every service.

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

Not from the area and got in right away for an urgent matter. well handled at a fast and efficient rate. staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Candice, we are glad to have been able to be "of service". Please come visit us anytime you are passing through.

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by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

Excellent Customer Service and reasonable prices.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks for letting us know. Dave

by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

These folks are trustworthy period. You don't get that nowadays. They were able to help alleviate a slight shuddering issue while driving but I had to stop at the dealer to get the whole thing solved. Rear engine mount had collapsed. Nonetheless, they help folks out with good intention and will take care of you.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Our mantra is "do the right thing for the right reason" it sounds like it worked to solve your problem.

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by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

Mike & all the employees are most helpful & Dave Carney is the best!

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

I love you Shirley! No one ever gives me credit for anything around here. Dave

by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Fast done, friendly and professional.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Yes, there is no better way. thanks for letting us know.

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by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Great. Would highly recommend.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

thanks you for the recommendation.

by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

First class and honest service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

YES! I like that first class part. we aim to please on both accounts.Dave

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by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

Took my car in to have brakes fixed. Came back with squealing noise in tires. Paid another $100 or so to have this fixed only to have a constant squealing noise remain in both back tires. I need a tune up now and debate whether to take this to another shop as I fear I will be charged extra, on top of a tune up, to have the squealing tires issue "repaired" once again.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Leslie, I wish you had said something when I called on the follow-up phone call. We never want to have an unsatisfied customer. you have a warranty on the work we performed. Please call the shop at your earliest convenience and get the car back so we can look at it. Dave

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Attentive, efficient, clean and courteous service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Cynthia, thank you for taking the time to comment on these qualities. The clean part is so important and so often missed by people in our industry. I am going to share this with everyone and say "I told you so"Dave

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by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Service was excellent as always.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Kathryn, thank you for the kind words.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Friendly, professional service.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thank you Chet!

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by - Verified Customer January 27, 2017

Brake Line fluid replaced. Cost was much higher than I expected. ~$130

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

All of the employees were very pleasant and knowledgable.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thanks you for the feedback.

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by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

Very nice people!

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Thank you.

by - Verified Customer January 22, 2017

Nice people in the shop.

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by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

I got an oil change and had an oil leak that needed to be checked. They found the problem of the oil leak and fixed it. I picked up my vehicle and went to a nearby restaurant. When I went to go home, the gears would not engage properly. I took my vehicle back. I was told that this was a "Ford" glitch. I said I had not ever experienced this with this vehicle that I had been driving since I bought it in 1999. It turned out that the technician had caused the problem. This was my first time at this repair shop, and did not give me confidence in them.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

They're fantastic. The problem was when I got into my car to drive off, someone had left a wet rag in my car. They had set it on one of my books, nearly ruining it.

Reply from Hillside Auto Repair – by Hillsideautorepair April 28, 2017

Kelsey, I am so sorry about the wet rag left on your seat. Thank you for letting me know. My guess is it was one of our car wash valets that set it there when he moved the car and forgot to take it with him. I appreciate you letting me know so I can do something to prevent this from happening again. Dave

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by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

Incredible.

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

Excellent work with excellent service.

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by March 29, 2013

I was treated very professionally. I was also shown the old replaced parts and the mechanics explained why the part was worn out.

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2013

I was surprised that they said I needed the cabin air filter replaced. It was replaced 6000 miles earlier & I thought that cabin filters generally had longer longevity.

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by - Verified Customer March 21, 2013

All the work was explained and they were vey friendly and helpful.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2013

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

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by March 04, 2013

Always well treated(baked goodies are an added bonus!!)and repairs/oil change done in a timely matter. Phone call as followup also adds a personal touch. Nice to go home with a well cared for clean car. Hillside owners do lots of good advertising for charity events in the community plus they support good causes.

by - Verified Customer March 03, 2013

Always good service.

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by - Verified Customer March 01, 2013

Top rate customer service and they also wash your car each time you have service

by - Verified Customer February 27, 2013

It's a great feeling to know that only necessary work is being done & the confidence to know you are dealing with honest & capable people!

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by - Verified Customer February 24, 2013

Great service.

by February 21, 2013

I had a lube, oil & filter change and was also informed drive belts should be replaced. When I inquired if brakes had been checked I was assured they were fine. However, on a follow-up to another auto service shop to pass smog inspection, noise in brakes prompted inspection and discovery of 1mm rotor and need to replace pads and rotors. I would have expected this problem to have been reported if the 3000 mile service special had been performed as reported. I was both surprised and disappointed at this significant oversight from such a highly-regarded auto service facility.

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by - Verified Customer February 18, 2013

Mike is great and provides wonderful service. Prices are just a bit high compared to other places but service makes a big deal to me...

by February 08, 2013

They made an effort to please the costumer and provide a good service!

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by - Verified Customer February 07, 2013

Completely satisfied...highly recommended.

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2013

They do it right the first time.

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by - Verified Customer January 24, 2013

My repair required a reset on-board computer. It would be useful to know how many miles must be driven before one can pass the CA smog test following the reset. Cheers, Bill

by January 24, 2013

I actually enjoyed the waiting room. Coffee, bottled water, plenty of magazines to read. It was a nice place to wait for my car.

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by - Verified Customer January 18, 2013

Hillside Auto recommended a service that i did not request when i took my car in. I reluctantly agreed, not sure if it was really necessary. The service made an incredible difference in the performance of my car! It was like it was brand new again! I was so happy they recommended it, and now I know they do not recommend unnecessary repairs.

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by Katie

RepairPal Scorecard
95
OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

24
month
Nationwide
warranty
24
month
Local
warranty
TECHNICAL ABILITY
98
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
97
CUSTOMER SERVICE
94
CUSTOMER AMENITIES
98

Hillside Auto Repair was established back in 1984 and has been proudly serving Torrance and the surrounding area ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training, and ASE certifications. They are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 24-month / 24-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as “fantastic”, “courteous”, “professional”, “wonderful”, and "trustworthy". A local shuttle service, rental & loaner cars, early bird drop-off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.


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SPECIALTIES

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Vehicle Detailing
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AMENITIES

  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet
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AFFILIATIONS

  • ASCCA
  • iATN

MESSAGE FROM THE SHOP

Voted "Best Auto Repair Shop" by the South Bay's Daily Breeze Readers Poll. Foreign and domestic car maintenance specialists in Torrance, CA. Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) certified.

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
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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