Griffin's Auto Repair

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Griffin's Auto Repair
454 Verified Reviews
Griffin's Auto Repair
454 Verified Reviews
(619) 494-1845
1542 State St
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
8:00am to 5:00pm
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 Reviews
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This is now my garage for auto service and repair.
When we brought our Acura in for an AC pump replacement, they checked it out and found out we actually didn't need one -- just some wiring repair and recharge. That saved us a whole bunch of $$$.
Nobody's perfect, so naturally some folks disagree with the diagnoses they receive from Griffins. But if they wanted to scam me, they simply could have put in an AC pump and charged me big bucks. They did the right thing.
They are not only knowledgeable in all aspects of auto repair, but super honest and helpful, too.
We got a ticket outside their shop because I wasn't careful enough parking on the street while dropping off our car. The folks at Griffin's felt sorry for us and gave us an extra discount! Tell me ANY other auto shop that would do that!!!
This is now my garage for auto service and repair.


Great staff and service


The work was performed as described and on time at as fraction of the cost I'd have paid at the BMW dealer


very thorough explanation of the problem and solution. Staff was highly professional and I found the price to be fair.


Very good job!

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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.

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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 24,000 mile warranty on all work performed! Our ASE certified technicians will get the job done right for you the first time.

  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • 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
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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
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  • NAPA
  • iATN
Questions Answered by Griffin's Auto Repair
Also sounds like it miss fires when drivin...
The only way to know what is really going on here is to start by performing a diagnosis on the symptom. Theres more then one possibility or combinations of possibilities that can cause this symptom. The diagnosis cost is 118$ plus tax. After the diagnosis we would let you know what we found and what are the options to fix it. Theres no obligation to perform any repairs so once we know what we have to do you can make the decision that best fits your needs.
speedometer never moves while driving and ...
Thank you for your inquiry.
Is the sensor you replaced it with a factory sensor or aftermarket?
Scanning for codes is not a diagnosis. Many people assume that if the computer gives you a code for a part then said part needs to be replaced. In most cases that is not true. This is why a diagnosis needs to be performed before replacing parts. We will recommend performing a diagnosis first to get you a definitive answer to what the real problem is. Once the diagnosis is finished we then can let you know what the rear problem is.
how can i tell if its the fuel pump or the...
Good morning.
As far as why the vehicles losing power, we would need to perform a diagnosis on the symptom. Once we find out the reason why you have this problem we would then be able to give you an estimate on what it would cost to fix it and whatever options you may have. Please feel free to give us a call to set up an appointment.
What Else do I need to replace to get the ...
Good morning and thank you for your inquiry. I understand you have a Mass Air flow sensor code. I would be happy to help with this problem. We recommend you get the vehicle diagnosed before you spend the money on purchasing the sensor. There could be a contributing factor to the failure of that sensor. Or if you have already purchased the sensor I would be happy to install it for you if you brought it in.
It has a cracked coolant reservoir tank th...
Hi my name is Abraham and I manage Griffin's Auto Repair in Little Italy San Diego downtown. Sorry to hear about your Audi. Losing coolant can cause major problems to your engine if not addressed. At times the reservoir can be fixed, if not it can be replaced. They are usually not to expensive to replace. As for the check engine light being on, a check engine light on can come on for 50 different reasons. It might even be related to the coolant issue. If you like, we can do a courtesy scan to see what codes are present. Feel free to call me at 619-234-7991
There are several possibilities, something wrong with the A/C or a bad ECM or something else. I recommend to get a diagnosis by an ASE certified tech. I work at Griffins Auto Repair and we specialize in auto A/C auto A/C. We would gladly diagnose and fix problem for you. Feel free to call me.

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Griffins Auto Repair

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