Precision Automotive Service

(916) 238-1833
103 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 5:30pm


2850 47th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95822 USA


  • Richard Norton, Owner
  • Established 1990
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Master Auto Technicians
  • 85 Years of Car Repair Experience

Precision Automotive Service Reviews


103 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer February 02, 2018

Good service, as always.

by - Verified Customer February 01, 2018

Very satisfied with Precision Auto with explanations of work needed & work performed.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2018

I was accepted at very short notice and treated as a customer should be. Scott and crew took wonderful care of me.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2018

I'm 76 and not good with Facebook and all that. But I do feel that it was thorough and fixed right!

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2018


by - Verified Customer January 16, 2018

Great experience and service. Scott was great to deal with. I wouldn't hesitate to return for future service.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2018

Would have appreciated a loaner when you had my car for over a week. Had to cancel several appointments.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2018

Very pleased with my experience. I was well taken care of in a very professional and friendly manner.

by - Verified Customer January 14, 2018

Great work

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2018

Most of the staff. Very friendly and professional but overpriced.

$350 basically to turn off my check engine light.

Reply from Precision Automotive Service – by Precision Automotive Service January 18, 2018

Thank you for your review, Dallas. Just to clarify, our shop replaced the blower motor on your Nissan along with a few other repairs but we did not address your Check Engine light in any way. Are you sure you are reviewing the correct business?

by - Verified Customer January 07, 2018

Always professional, they really work with you to give you the best deal they can.

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2018

First experience with this shop; loved it and plan to return for any future automotive repairs etc.

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2018

This shop overcharged me for the amount of work and one part needed to repair my vehicle.

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2017

The people were very respectful and informative......great service

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2017

looks like we have finally solved a pesky problem with their expertise!

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer December 18, 2017

They said they could not do any work until I bought a new full priced battery and paid them $65 to install it. They said they could not do any work until I did so. Then they blocked my truck, called me names when I wanted to pick up my truck and get a second opinion. I had to pay almost $300 for ransom on work not preformed just to get my truck out of there. Dont use these scam artists!

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2017

Staff was nice, knowledgeable. Explained disgnosis and work in simple terms

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2017

Great experience. Will return for future repairs!

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2017

we have an appointment to return for another look at our original issue, for a third time. we do have faith they will be able to repair our issue eventually..

by - Verified Customer December 13, 2017

Always good work and Great service.

by - Verified Customer December 12, 2017

It was a great experience.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2017

Amazing experience , hands down best car repair service I have ever had. Took my 03 Chevy Diesel with a timing belt issue, was able to get it back in no time . Experienced professionals work at Precision Auto, I m a client with them for life.

by - Verified Customer December 10, 2017

They didn t provide alot of options when i needed more diagnostic information they wouldn t do a tear down on my engine because they didn t see the point. Only offered me to replace the engine for 9,200 when i asked about remaned engines for other less expensive dealers they scoffed at the idea . Being the a industry standard not sure why the would offer more reasonable options. If you looking for a reasonable price place this wouldn t be a place to take your vehicle. They don t do tear downs which to me is ridiculous as a diesel technician myself the only reason I didn t do it myself is time. Teardowns are an important way to save the customers money and gives you important information on what exactly is wrong with the customers vehicle and give options that benefit the consumer . All and all the answers i got were inconclusive at best so I wouldn t go here again just because their diagnostic process isn t through enough and they don t give customers options when it comes to high dollar repairs their labor rate where extremely expensive. Not a place I would use again

by - Verified Customer December 10, 2017

My car was repaired within three days and I was very pleased. They let me know what they had to do with my car and the estimated cost of my repairs which are usually right on. They are excellent people.

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2017

Nice crew, professional service, fair price.

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer November 30, 2017

It's okay.

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2017

I feel confident that this shop is truly my friend when it comes to my vehicle needs

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2017

I really liked coming in and thought you were very thorough and fair. I also really appreciated how you stayed in contact with me and kept me up to date with what was going on with my car!

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2017

Precision Auto Repair is great. I will recommend them to everyone.

by - Verified Customer November 26, 2017

Staff treated me 'like family.' I appreciate that Rick got the paperwork part of business done quickly without making the transaction feel rushed.

by - Verified Customer November 21, 2017

It was good. Vehicle works.

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

Very good no problem with people or the work

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

Excellent service

by - Verified Customer November 14, 2017

I appreciated the emails with the photographs of what needed to be repaired , shop staff was great I have explained everything I really appreciate it there service and getting my car going .

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2017

Staff completed work in a timely manner. Precision auto stands behind their work

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer November 09, 2017

Excellent customer service. Great work. Top notch shop.

by - Verified Customer November 09, 2017

Good and all issues were taken care of in the time promised.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2017

First time using this shop. It will be my go-to shop from how on. Only complaint is they won't take appointments.

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2017

This was my first experience with Precision Automotive Service, and I was pleased with all aspects of the service. I will return for future service.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

After taking my beautiful 2008 F150 to both Downtown Ford then Big O tires for engine noises, it was the skilled techs at Precision which scoped out the real issue

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

Most honest shop in Sacramento! All technicians are properly schooled and carry them selves in a professional manner ! Rick and his team are in a elite class !

by - Verified Customer October 29, 2017

Scott was extremely helpful with providing advice. The quality of work was superb.

by - Verified Customer October 26, 2017

I called asking for a tune up and was talked into having my car inspected because 'most likely I thought I needed a tune up because there must be something wrong with it, especially older cars like mine stuff goes out often' although I knew there was nothing wrong and I just needed a tune up. Took it in and paid $100 for an oil change amd for them to tell me that indeed all I needed was a tune up. They wanted to charge me $500 for a tune up! Ridiculous. Its sad to think if a man were to ask for a tune up they probably wouldn't have had to pay $100 for them to agree with him. The inspection was very thorough I must say but alas I feel duped paying $100 for an oil change. My car did need some minor work but other than that all it needed was a tune up. But not a $500 tune up! :(

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2017

they were great

by - Verified Customer October 23, 2017

I loved the shop! I felt good about the service being done on my car, and the quality of work! I will be a customer for life!

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer October 19, 2017

I brought my Ford Escape in for a check up, and they identified an oil leak in the turbo. The powertrain warranty on the Escape was almost up. The people at Precision told me to talk to Ford, as this was likely a free warranty repair. I did, and it is getting fixed for free by Ford. Instead of taking advantage, Precision saved me thousands. Honest, high wuality and fair.

by - Verified Customer October 19, 2017

The price for the repair was a bit shocking, but they explained exactly what they were repairing and how difficult it would be, and it still wound up being cheaper than most places.

by - Verified Customer October 17, 2017

Amazing Friendly

by - Verified Customer October 15, 2017

My car is taken care of when I first call.. The people there are always ready to get my car out in time..

by - Verified Customer October 09, 2017

Very fine staff who have met my need in caring for my vehicles for over 25+ years. Great Job folks at Precision

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

This shop values customers and it is refreshing that they treat you with respect.

by - Verified Customer October 03, 2017

Awesome, top knotch service

by - Verified Customer October 02, 2017

It was a good experience as usual, though the pricing seemed high (maybe its normal to charge 3 times the cost of parts). Without much experience at other repair shops I can't say whether the work is good or not.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

After a breakdown I was advised to use Precision Automotive Service and I am glad. My car was evaluated, I was given the estimate and the work was done beautifully. all my encounters should be this good! Great staff, modern shop and outstanding customer service.

by - Verified Customer September 27, 2017

I received the normal excellent service. I never use any other automotive service.

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer September 26, 2017

Very nice people,great work and fair pricing

by - Verified Customer September 21, 2017

Was expecting too pay more but price was great and problem was fixed faster than taking it in to dealer

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2017

Great experience they will be performing all my car maintenance, preventive and repair in the future.

by - Verified Customer September 18, 2017

Scott & Rick took good care of us again. We're now taking all of our Jeeps to them for service.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

1 timer, based on a referral. Experience exceeded expectations. Actual cost came in way below estimate. The staff was friendly and professional

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017


by - Verified Customer September 05, 2017

The entire PAR team goes out of their way to make their customers feel appreciated and satisfied. I drive across the city to have all of my vehicles serviced with them. They are good, honest, hard working individuals who take pride in what they do.

by - Verified Customer September 05, 2017

I brought my vehicle in at 9 am for diagnostic check. They didn't even start on it until very late afternoon then told me they wouldn't have it ready to pick up till next day. The quote to repair was way over we what it should be. I had to ask for an estimate breakdown and when I got it the costs were different than verbally quoted. The prices for parts were the highest on the market and some were parts I didn't even need.

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2017

Dealt with Scott very knowledgeable and helpful even with arrangements of getting me to the shop to pick up my car as I had no transportation other than cab or uber.

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2017

I can't believe the price that was charged
I have had to be without a vehicle for over a week. Now it's been another week it's not good service.

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer August 24, 2017

Like I have said before: From the front desk to the back shop wall....Respectful people and good workmanship.

by - Verified Customer August 21, 2017

Exceptional company. My experience from the moment I walked into their office has been more than I expected. Trust is not something given easily - especially when it comes to spending a lot of money on vehicle services. Too often the consumer is taken advantage of due to their ignorance. My last mechanic/repair shop turned out to be gouging me as I trusted their services & MORE IMPORTANTLY THEIR WORD. Today I say proudly that I've found a new auto repair company - thanks Precision!

by - Verified Customer August 21, 2017

I was very impressed with their excellent work and their service. I am very happy to have found such a great shop so close to my home.

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2017

Came in to get my headlights refurbished and it just so happens that they offered me a free oil change with my returning service! Yay! Rick and his team are great!

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

Always great and friendly service

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

Always do good work.

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

Awesome guys. Work done fast and complete (to my knowledge of cars)

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

I took an older vehicle I had purchased recently in for an oil change and while there, got a complete review of the vehicle and strategy for the recommended maintenance. Love working with the folks at Precision Automotive Service!! They keep my vehicles in great shape with no games.

by July 02, 2013

They do great repairs.

by - Verified Customer July 01, 2013

Honest, trustworthy and knowledgable. I know they are not going to try and sell me something that I don't need or want. They tell me what I really need done immediately and what I can wait on they just suggest.

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer June 30, 2013

They were very good, but I have only been there once so far. It takes time for me to have full confidence in a company. Off to a good start, but they still need to provide great service over time, not just once.

by June 30, 2013

7 is one of my lucky #s

by - Verified Customer June 27, 2013

I am a long time loyal customer.

by - Verified Customer June 24, 2013

Friendly staff that explains repairs that are needed in plain English.

by - Verified Customer June 24, 2013

Friendly car care people, and the care your car receives.

by June 23, 2013

Good service!

by - Verified Customer June 20, 2013

I trust their judgment, work quality, and honesty.

by - Verified Customer June 20, 2013

The service was great.

by June 16, 2013

They do great work and warranty their work for a longer time than other shops.

by - Verified Customer June 05, 2013

Having been a customer for a number of years I have learned that this is MY place of service. I trust Rick and his employees to service my two vehicles and give me an honest appraisal of the condition of each vehicle. There service reminders help me to do my part in maintaining these vehicles.

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer June 03, 2013

Very good customer service and follow up.

by - Verified Customer May 27, 2013

Precision is a trustworthy business. We have been using them since the mid-80's. Have recommended several friends that are also equally pleased with the service they receive. All employees are personable, polite and honest. A worthy business to recommend.

by - Verified Customer May 23, 2013

I can now drive my Lexus stress free after 3 years of looking for an honest, trustworthy, precise pricing, knows exactly what they're doing. Thanks Rick for a job well done. I will definitely highly recommend you.

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2013

Competent work, friendly staff, solid warranty, willingness to go out of their way to help.

by - Verified Customer May 05, 2013

The service that was done, was done in a timely manner. They checked out my car and said that it was running fine. The staff was friendly and professional.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2013

Precision auto is great. Rick took my car out for a test ride to identify the problem and we were in the car for 20 minutes or so. In all my car repair years I have never had anyone do the test run for more than just around the block. I was very impressed with the time he took and the knowledge he has. His crew is great , friendly, and totally give 100 + %. I am thrilled to have found them and will not take my car anywhere else.

by - Verified Customer April 22, 2013

It is one of the most thoughtful and respectful shops I've ever had contact with.

by - Verified Customer March 26, 2013

They are always upfront with me, honest, high quality, caring and reasonably priced.

by - Verified Customer March 24, 2013

Really good service, but not open on the weekends and a little pricey.

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2013

They are always friendly, honest, flexible, and accomodating!

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda
by - Verified Customer March 05, 2013

Straight forward. Quick and easy. Very thorough.

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2013

They were professional, friendly and kept me updated on what service my car needed.

by - Verified Customer February 12, 2013

They are my shop. The last visit was for oil change but I have had the best service for my car in the past. I tell my friends many times about this shop, unfortunately some have found a shop that they are satisfied with or some have bought new cars. Anyway, Precision is the best I say.

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2013

They were able to solve my problem in a reasonable time with good follow up.

4 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Tina, Rich
by Christian
by Brenda

RepairPal Scorecard


Our certification team found Precision Automotive repair to be an established shop that has been a member of the community for over 20 years. . They pride themselves on having one of the most convenient. customer friendly shops in the area. They are a full service auto repair facility, that is equipped with the automotive tools and equipment needed to perform routine maintenance or repairs with your asian, domestic or light to medium duty diesel vehicle, they have the A.S.E Certified technicians that can complete your work in a timely manner. Shops in our Certified Shop Network are held to a very high standard in terms of training, experience, ASE Certification, and tooling. Precision Automotive exceeded our expectations in these areas. 2 of their 5 staff members are ASE Master Certified and they combine for over 80 years of industry experience. To top it off they back their work with a 36 month, 36,000 mile warranty for your peace of mind. This is one of the best warranties offered in the industry today.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
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  • Transmission Repair
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
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  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Since 1990, Precision Automotive has been conveniently located 1/2 mile west of Hwy. 99 across from the 47th Ave light rail park-n-ride station. Throughout the years, PAR has a blemish-free B.A.R license, is AAA Approved, ASCCA members and A.S.E certified. Our technicians are continually trained to stay up to date on new, alternative, hybrid, clean diesel and CNG vehicle technology.The quality of our work at an affordable cost is what has kept our loyal customers coming back for over 26 years. We are a full service auto repair facility, so whether you need routine maintenance or have major issues with your foreign, domestic or light to medium duty diesel vehicle, we have the A.S.E Certified Master Technicians that can complete your work in a timely manner. We'll maintain your peace of mind with our 36 month or 36,000 mile warranty.
Call or email today to schedule an appointment!



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Questions Answered by Precision Automotive Service
I've looked everywhere on the internet...
Unfortunately a trouble code will never give you one answer based only on retrieving the code from the computer. P0410 is a secondary air injection system problem that will require testing and inspection to locate the root cause so an accurate repair can be performed. This particular code will rarely cause any running problems with the engine and is only set when the emissions levels are elevated. If you don't already deal with a professional auto service facility, you will probably need to find one and let them resolve this problem. Please visit our website at
I would recommend a diagnostic test to determine the root cause. It could be a bad used sensor, but maybe not.
they changed the speed sensor on my car an...
If it cranks over, then it can only be one of three things......lack of spark, lack of fuel, lack of compression. If it ran recently, I would concentrate on the spark and fuel. Was the "speed" sensor just replaced before the no start? Is it possible that it is a "crankshaft position sensor" instead?
The light is on all the time. The manuel f...
Maybe....P0155 indicates a problem in the O2 heater circuit on the upstream bank 2 sensor. Most commonly the heater circuit opens up in the O2 and the PCM can't complete the ground. Other possibilites include no 12 volt power to the heater, poor connections, bad grounds, or PCM. A pinpoint diagnostic test will nail it down.

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