San Francisco Auto Repair Center

(415) 639-9648
47 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 6:00pm


3260 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 USA


  • Gary Siegel, Owner
  • Established 1978
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 40 Years of Car Repair Experience

San Francisco Auto Repair Center Reviews


47 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

At first the owner seemed a little grumpy, but he got better. Otherwise I felt that my car was in good hands.

by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

I continue to return to this shop because of all the reasons I've already indicated

by - Verified Customer October 03, 2017

Thank you for the quick and stellar smog service!!

by - Verified Customer October 01, 2017

He rushed to leave the shop when I was picking up the car and pointed out the engine still wasny running right. The engine light came right back on and they did not offer to rediagnose the original problem or make it right or make it better.

Reply from San Francisco Auto Repair Center – by SFAutoRepair1 October 17, 2017

Scott, we did indeed offer to continue diagnosing your car, you did not want to leave it as you needed to use it to drive for UBER so you could earn money to fix it. You then called us and told us you were going to take it to a shop near your home. There were multiple problems on the car and we did the best we could to meet your schedule and get it running so you could hit the road and get back to work. As you arrived for pickup AFTER closing time and I had to get somewhere we may have been a little rushed, I apologize for that. Please contact us to discuss this if you wish.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

Gary was friendly and courteous.

by - Verified Customer September 27, 2017

Quality of service was great but timeliness was not. Made a 9am appointment for an hourlong inspection, when I got there i had to wait 45 mins for the inspection to start b/c cars were taking up all the lifts and space. Quality and price were fine, but if you know someone is coming at 9am (or you tell them you can do the work at 9am) you should have space ready for them. I had to cancel a meeting b/c the car was ready an hour late given the space issue.

Reply from San Francisco Auto Repair Center – by SFAutoRepair1 October 17, 2017

Aviva, I apologize for the fact that w3 could not get to your car quickly enough. The 9am appointment guarantees that we will look at your car, but not necessarily at that exact time. Just like in a restaurant when you have a reservation you may have to wait while the previous customer lingers over coffee, sometimes the jobs that are in the shop take longer than we planned on. I try to be clear that even with an appointment we may not get to you immediately. We prioritized getting a lift open so we could get your car inspected as quickly as possible. Once again, my apologies.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2017

Great experience overall! Thanks again.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2017

Being able to bring a car that we are considering purchasing in for a diagnostic for $90 is a great value and a great service. Appreciate the whole process, even the seller being involved if they so choose. All around good stuff, thank you Gary and team.

by - Verified Customer September 20, 2017

Gary was amazing. He was honest, prompt, professional and kind. I only wish I lived in SF!!

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2017

SF Auto Repair Center is great. I feel well treated and I know my car is in good hands. :)

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2017

Excellent service and timeliness!

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

Great service as always; I ran over a screw and had a slow leak. I drove it by the shop on my way to work, they put a spare on, repaired the tire so that I could stop by the following day on my way to work to have the spare replaced by my completely repaired tire. The price was quite reasonable.

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

My car was diagnosed & i was called promptly the car was fixed &ready to go the very next day ive ah customer of this shop the last 2yrs i don't let anyone under the hood of my 2001 Lincoln LS. 2 thumbs up!

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

Gary, Michelle and the team are the best.

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

Knowledgeable of the task, skilled at the repair.

by - Verified Customer September 11, 2017

SF Auto Repair always is able to service my Saab in at timely fashion and does quality work. They have helped repair something very tricky too that required great diagnostic skills.

by - Verified Customer September 05, 2017

I have only driven the car 60 miles since the repairs were made - a little early to tell how things are going under the hood, but feels about right to me. The shop is highly recommended by me - very satisifed and no hoodwinking going on as far as I can tell.

by - Verified Customer September 05, 2017

The only problem was with a headlight/high beam bulb that was said to have been replaced, but wasn't done with the correct bulb. Had to bring back again to correct.

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2017

Gary is a nice guy

by - Verified Customer August 29, 2017

Good, friendly service.

by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

Gary is Great!

by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

I took my 07 Jeep Wrangler in to get some off-road lights wired up, as well as my new headlights installed. Gary was super friendly when I first walked in, and great with keeping me updated along the way. He gave me a couple heads up that the work was going to take a little longer, and when I showed up to pick up, he walked me through what they had done and the end result. Lights look great, and I will be back again.

by - Verified Customer August 27, 2017

Gary and the other employees at the shop are always willing to help, and they'll make sure things are done right!

by - Verified Customer August 23, 2017

had to wait 45 minuts after my car was done. to pay for it , as other customers came in and was help before me , very very rude and unprofessional.

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2014

They offer discounts, deliver what they promise. They are thorough and professional

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2014

Good service, they did what they were supposed to do.

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2014

Good and fast service. Quite friendly staff as well.

by - Verified Customer November 27, 2014

Lack of technical knowledge. Over concern with the bottom line instead of customer satisfaction.

by November 24, 2014

They are honest and competent.

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2014

They are rippoffs. They are priced higher than dealership. Very untrustworthy and incompetent.

by - Verified Customer November 18, 2014

Friendly and professional.

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2014

Prices are good and I did shop around before.

by - Verified Customer November 06, 2014

If you are staying in the City it is convenient and they provide prompt service. The hourly rate is high.

by - Verified Customer November 04, 2014

Honest, informed and experienced. I received a fair price and prompt service.

by - Verified Customer November 03, 2014

Very responsive, customer oriented.

by October 29, 2014

I liked their service.

by - Verified Customer October 27, 2014

I've been using SFARC for 25 years and have always had great service.

by - Verified Customer October 15, 2014

Gary has always treated my fairly and honestly and knows my truck very well.

by October 06, 2014

Most of my bill was in diagnostic work. This is probably normal, but left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.

by October 05, 2014

Great work.

by October 01, 2014

The service done was excellent. However the customer service from Gary was a bit abrupt and cold.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2014

SF Auto Repair is a place that can be trusted.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2014

Friendly, efficient, guaranteed service. Have been customer 6-7 years ... they take care of my car(s)!

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2014

They are good people. Do what they think they should do without trying to talk you into unnecessary expenses.

by - Verified Customer September 16, 2014

Always knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly.

by - Verified Customer September 04, 2014

Great communication throughout the repair process.

by - Verified Customer September 04, 2014

This shop offers fair pricing and fast turn-around.

RepairPal Scorecard


San Francisco Auto Repair Center was established in 1978 and has been providing 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 and computer diagnosis and repairs, to state smog inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: honest, friendly, and professional. 



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  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Chinese Spoken
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
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  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Our ASE Certified Technicians perform Factory Scheduled Maintenance and general repairs on all makes and models. For peace of mind we provide the best warranty in San Francisco. Three years/36K mile warranty on all repairs we complete*.
Our philosophy is very simple: We treat our customers as if they are family. We will prioritize maintenance & repairs to fit your budget, we diagnose problems and determine what type of repair is needed to get your vehicle back on the road with safety & dependability at the forefront.
We provide 3 year/36K mile warranties, towing, shuttle service and no interest financing is available. Maintenance costs far less than a repair so we perform a free 30 point courtesy inspection on every vehicle we see so our customers can remain informed.


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