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Dave's Auto Service

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Dave's Auto Service
164 Verified Reviews
Dave's Auto Service
164 Verified Reviews
(619) 458-3595
111 Press Ln
Chula Vista, CA 91910 USA
Hours
08:00
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Auto Repair Experience
  • David Stump, Owner
  • Established 1999
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 70 Years of Car Repair Experience

Dave's Auto Service Reviews

Overall Rating

164 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(141)
4 stars
(20)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
by - Verified Customer March 15, 2018

Dave was very helpful

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2018

Thank you!!

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2018

Really honest and great if you need car handled

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2018

Reliable

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2018

Good

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2018

They figured out my alignment problem when 2 other mechanics couldn

by - Verified Customer February 27, 2018

Great work, fast, fair, informative, respectful, high level of integrity

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2018

We had the brakes checked and they were fine. However, a bearing was going out so we had it repaired. They took care of it right away. Thanks for your help.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2018

good. will come back

by - Verified Customer February 21, 2018

Very professional operation. Dart came across as very knowledgeable but explained almost at my level.

by - Verified Customer February 16, 2018

Rear tail light was broken
Did not notice unit picked up car from Dave's Automotive Repair.

by - Verified Customer February 14, 2018

I will be back

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2018

Thank you Dave for having my car same day

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2018

I highly recommend Dave's.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2018

Very happy with the services.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer February 01, 2018

Great

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2018

I will continue to bring my vehicles back, great service

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2018

great job, thanks

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2018

Professional service

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2018

I dealt with Dart which is a really nice guy. The question in this survey that asks if the vehicle was fixed correctly the first time and I said no was completely justified, I had brought it in for a check engine light which could have been several different things that were wrong with it. Great guys that work there, they are my new go to guys for now on.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2018

Dave's shop has always been great for our family. Dart is a great representative and definitely knows his business. Always a pleasure to do business with all of them.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2017

I can see they try hard to do good, honest work in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2017

Thanks!!

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2017

They were quick to find my oil leak and fixed it at a very reasonable price.

by - Verified Customer December 13, 2017

At Dave's you deal with folks that know what they are doing, and not a service writer that just puts car issues into a computer.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer December 12, 2017

I don't really know name. I really liked him honest. I cont going them with our cars I don't really know the owner's name, but I really like him. He's really honest. I continue going to them with our cars.

by - Verified Customer December 12, 2017

I ve always been pleased

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2017

good customer service

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

Dave went out of his way to make sure my truck was running properly. It runs great now. I highly recommend them.

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2017

Overall, a great experience. They were quick and efficient and am very satisfied with the work performed at this shop. The customer service was ever so slightly rough, but I'm going to chalk that up to it being the end of the day when I picked up my car.

4.5/5; would recommend/go back.

by - Verified Customer November 09, 2017

All personal were great. Will return for more services.

by - Verified Customer November 05, 2017

My daughter took her car in , would not start. Dave's got on it even though the car came in late and had it fixed in just a few hours. Great job guys.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2017

Still having noise with Highlander brakes. Will bring in again for look see.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

Awesome Customer service and service!!!

by - Verified Customer October 22, 2017

Work has been great the times I ve been here

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer October 15, 2017

You guys figured out what was wrong with my truck and fixed it. Thank you very much.

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

Good job

by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

I was 100 miles from home when my car broke down in Chula Vista. Dave's Auto Center not only got me in immediately but repaired my brakes quickly and at a fair price. An unscrupulous mechanic could have easily had me over a barrel but Dave's was very professional and very honest. I was extremely impressed!

by - Verified Customer October 01, 2017

Perfect - I trust I will not be taken advantage of like I have been in other shops

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

If you need something done on your car this is the place to go. Great service!

by - Verified Customer September 27, 2017

I love coming to this shop, they always do good work on my car in a good amount of time. If something is way over my budget they give me options to make sure I can still get the work needed done. I really appreciate this shop, also they are always friendly and has snacks.

by - Verified Customer September 20, 2017

we don't take our cars any place else

by - Verified Customer September 07, 2017

I always appreciate the professional service received for all of my vehicles. I live 54 miles from Dave's Auto Service, and it is well worth the drive.

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2017

The best!!!

by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

As always, the work was done correctly and,
in fact, ahead of schedule. I was given a ride home and was called to confirm my acceptance of the repair price. It was considerably less than the same work I had done elsewhere several years ago. Dave and Dart are exceptionally kind and professional and it is obvious that they want their customers to be happy and satisfied!
I'd give them a 20 out of 10!!!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

thank you

by - Verified Customer August 15, 2017

Always satisfied with the service and attention I receive.

by - Verified Customer August 15, 2017

this is a very clean and professional shop. I would recommend this shop to anyone who wants quality work.

by - Verified Customer August 13, 2017

Very accommodating!

by - Verified Customer August 13, 2017

They are GREAT

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2017

Shop was clean, Dave and Dart were very professional and personable. My truck was repaired ahead of schedule and was as clean as when delivered, no greasy hand or footprints.

by - Verified Customer August 03, 2017

After getting a crazy price at the dealer I was recommended here by other shops. They did a quick but great job. The price was reasonable and nothing added. The follow up calls and text kept me in the loop. Thanks.

by - Verified Customer July 26, 2017

Car was showing Chk Engine code...car was diagnosed and issue was fixed within a few hours.

by - Verified Customer July 26, 2017

Really nice, professional, and helpful. More importantly, provided an honest assessment of the vehicle's issue(s) and recommendation to not move forward with the work.

by - Verified Customer July 25, 2017

Excellent service and very knowledgeable...i trust Dave and Dart.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer July 23, 2017

Love the quality or work

by - Verified Customer July 23, 2017

Everyone is very helpful and they were able to get my car and truck in quickly to have the repairs need taken care of .

by - Verified Customer July 20, 2017

Very pleased with coming to dave's auto service.

by - Verified Customer July 16, 2017

Made to feel as our problem would be taken care of with the the up most respect. And didn't feel as we would be token advantage of. Good, Honest & Fast is what we looked for.

by - Verified Customer July 05, 2017

Great customer service.

by - Verified Customer July 04, 2017

Bumper was great, they actually saved me some money. We thought i was going to need a new radiator but they were able to get mine working instead.

by - Verified Customer June 28, 2017

work was done in a prompt manner. Office staff cheerful and friendly.

by - Verified Customer June 27, 2017

Good job.

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2017

Dave's is an honest shop. I've always gotten great work at a great price. They've taken good care of our cars for years.

by - Verified Customer June 19, 2017

Dave's Auto do great work!!!!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer June 14, 2017

These guys are Top Notch Professionals! Very respectful, nice clean shop, customer oriented.

by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017

Diagnosed the problems with my car well and provided excellent feedback.

by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017

I trust the people at Dave's and that's what's most important to me.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

Best Auto repair shop in Southbay!!

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

Good people, honestly I think they are good guys/gals and have customer satisfaction as a priority. thanks!

by - Verified Customer May 30, 2017

Great service all around. Will definitely be coming back again for my car's next tune-up.

by - Verified Customer May 29, 2017

You did a fine job as always.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2017

I am very happy with the service.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

Very nice, friendly and helpful. One of them even drive me home, saving me the cost of uber. Service was speedy and customer service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2017

Needed alignment done on a 1964 Ford Fairlane. Handles like new again.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer May 18, 2017

Great shop, great employees.
I have to take mechanics word for repairs as you are the 'doctor'.

by - Verified Customer May 15, 2017

Great shop that does good work!

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

I've been a loyal customer at Dave's Auto Service for 12 years, and will continue to be. They are honest, fair, and knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Very professional and courteous, Dave and Dart did a great job!

by - Verified Customer April 27, 2017

Great work.

by - Verified Customer April 26, 2017

Great customer service and truck fixed!

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

Dave's AS is a first class operation. I would not hesitate to take my car back to them or to recommend them to family and friends.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

Friendly, courteous (Dave-owner) and Dart (shop foreman)took time to explain, answer concerns (very knowledgeable) and helpful in outsourcing needed parts for the repair. Keeps you updated in the progress on the repair work. The shop was clean and the bathroom and office, as well. My car was not ready as promised because of parts availability and eta. Absolutely will recommend to friends.

by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

As always, its a pleasure to do business at Dave's Auto! Very honest, professionals who care about their customers as people. Dart is my go to mechanic and he is the best in the U.S.You can tell he puts heart into his work by the quality that turns out....he's just amazing! ( And I've lived in from coast to coast )Dave's Auto is the greatest!

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

Always great!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

Excellent service. Staff always explains car issues clearly.

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

The Guys at Dave's auto were great. I went in for a front and back brake & rotor replacement and had purchased the items for replacement. They looked over my truck and found that I didn't need rear brakes or rotors and saved me nearly 200 dollars alone. It says a lot about their integrity and i plan on going back when I have any future repairs that arise.
Thanks again Dave's Auto!!!

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

Dave's Auto Service is the only place I will take my SUV for repairs.

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

great!

by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

I was very pleased overall. Only issue was there was some white residue left inside on my floor mats and one spot on my glove box door. As if something was tracked into the truck.

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Dave delivered on everything he quoted. Very pleased with his service.

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Outstanding, as usual!!!!!

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2017

Everyone is awesome at The shop. Dart's gentle handshake and smile made my day.

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

We trust and love it here.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Great people, very respectful. However, my truck is still not completely fixed. I do feel they are really trying to get it sorted out.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

Great and fast service.

by - Verified Customer March 09, 2017

First notice how clean and organized the place was. Jessica was awesome, she knew her stuff, and was very helpful. Dave you have a customer for life. Very, very happy! Thanks

by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Jessica was very helpful.

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

Great group of people to trust your car with. You don't feel pressured to buy other services. Car was done on time and will continue to do business with these honest professional people. The prices are beyond reasonable! Believe me when I say they will save you money. No need to look elsewhere.

by - Verified Customer March 05, 2017

Excellent Treatment, excellent Services.

by - Verified Customer February 28, 2017

As usual the staff was very courteous and professional.

by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

Great staff. Clean environment. Quality work at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer February 20, 2017

The folks at Dave's Auto always treat my wife and I with complete respect.
They are fair, hard working and knowledgeable, l continue to recommend this shop to all of our friends and family. Thanks again, folks you've done another great job on our rig!

by - Verified Customer February 19, 2017

This was my first time at this shop. They were very friendly and quick.

by - Verified Customer February 16, 2017

Great Service!!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Great service , good price, work is guaranteed. Thanks to Daves auto.

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

Great job.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

I was treated as if my vehicle was their own. Very satisfied. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

their staff was very courteous and professional

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

Dart and Dave were AWESOME as usual. It is so nice to have mechanics you can trust.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Great shop!

by - Verified Customer January 12, 2017

I've been very satisfied with the service here at Dave's.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Friendly and knowledgable.

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

Dave and the crew at Dave's Auto Service have been working on my family's car for more than 12 years. They have always provided great services at fair prices, and when the rare repeat problem has arises, they have been willing to work with me to get the issue resolved.

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

Thanks

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

I will not take my business anywhere else due to the trustworthy experiences that I have had with this company.

by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

Great!

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Quality service by professionals that know what they're doing.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Excellent as USUAL

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Honest & friendly staff serve you at Dave's Auto Service.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

I received fast friendly service at a great rate and nobody tried to sell me anything. They were competent in vehicle recommendations.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

1st time here. I will be back for sure. I may have found my auto shop of the future. I was very impressed overall, but want to use them a few more times before giving the highest rating.

by - Verified Customer December 05, 2016

Very happy with overall experience.

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

very fair, honest, good work.

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

Fabulous!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer November 28, 2016

great job and was done fast.

by - Verified Customer November 22, 2016

Love the staff. They are always upfront and friendly.

by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

I had an emergency repair need and Dave's got me back on the road the same day.

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2016

great.

by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

Clean front office, fast work, great price, very respectful. Perfect small business.

by - Verified Customer November 06, 2016

Dave's really is the best I've ever had and will continue to trust them with my car and I keep referring others to them. I rate them a 10 star out of 5!!!

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2016

Excellent experience, fantastic customer service! Little pricey, but then I didn't shop around either. Even if I had found a lower rate, I still would have gone with this shop. Extremely satisfied customer.

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2016

Good experience as always.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2014

Always professional, great service and they get the job done.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2014

Quality service, they are very competent.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer December 11, 2014

They are a quality business and as such are willing to go that extra step to make sure their work is correct.

by - Verified Customer December 09, 2014

I like the people, I was very happy with the service, will go back, and would recommend them.

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2014

Excellent and honest service.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2014

They are trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2014

Dave's gets the work done fast, the employees are friendly and helpful. I brought my car in thinking it needed a very expensive repair that the dealer had told me it needed. Dave's let me know that was not the case and repaired it with a whole lot less damage to my wallet. They were also very helpful to my son when he was doing his own job on his car and didn't have quite the right tools he needed.

by - Verified Customer November 25, 2014

The work done at Dave's is outstanding, as is the splendid service people who are outstanding.

by - Verified Customer November 23, 2014

Very friendly, capable and they explain each step and provide options.

by - Verified Customer November 23, 2014

Good team, good service.

by - Verified Customer November 23, 2014

The perform highly reliable repairs.

by - Verified Customer November 17, 2014

Good work and good people.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer November 11, 2014

Good service and honest.

by - Verified Customer November 11, 2014

They are professional, reliable, trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer November 06, 2014

They do excellent work.

by - Verified Customer November 03, 2014

We have been using Dave's Auto for 15 years and have always been extremely satisfied.

by October 29, 2014

Honest mechanic.

by - Verified Customer October 20, 2014

I like the customer service and professionalism. I know they will be honest and will give me the most cost-effective repair. For example, one time they could have made over a $1000 and instead informed me that it was not necessary on the age car I had being repaired and suggested not to do the work. The car is still running without that repair.

by - Verified Customer October 20, 2014

They are thorough, honest and friendly.

by - Verified Customer October 08, 2014

Good service and I trust the good people there.

by - Verified Customer October 02, 2014

Great service.

by - Verified Customer September 30, 2014

Dave and his staff are a "dying breed". Their concept of service and knowledge under Dave´s direction makes this business a one of a kind.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
by - Verified Customer September 25, 2014

They had my truck done before the date they said it would be.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2014

They are the best.

by - Verified Customer September 10, 2014

Efficient rates and reasonable staff, excellent.

by - Verified Customer July 30, 2014

The staff is very knowledgeable with excellent customer service.

by - Verified Customer July 24, 2014

Fast, thorough and friendly!

by - Verified Customer July 13, 2014

I have been a customer for 16 years.

by July 02, 2014

I am still debating if I will go back or not.

by - Verified Customer June 30, 2014

Excellent service.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Lorena
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Dave's Auto Service was established in 1999 and has been providing Chula Vista 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 tire and wheel alignment, to check engine light 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 enthusiastically describe the team here as: “honest”, “professional”, “knowledgeable”, “trustworthy”, and “outstanding”. Local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


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Here at Dave's Auto Service, we take care of all your automotive maintenance and repair needs. Our A.S.E certified Master technicians take pride in working on any and all auto repair, brake repair, transmission repair, engine repair, and auto electrical service needs.

Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
Amenities
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Rental Car
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Wireless Internet
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Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
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  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
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