AAMCO Chula Vista

1415 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911

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Life it's us with unexpected events that sometime leave us with our backs against the wall. I'm no exception.

These guys checked my vehicle and saw I needed brake service immediately.
Couldn't afford it so I was going to hold off.

Jeff, took care of me. Called and said shop will allow me to make payments. Thanks guys! I will send all my peers to you guys.

Got my transmission rebuilt 4mos ago and my car has been smooth sailing thanks to Aamco.

Ian and the guys, Thanks!

Clifton T.

July, 2018 Local
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Dan and his crew are amazing. Completely worth the drive to South Bay from North Park. Thanks guys for doing a great job on my brakes. This is a full service auto repair. If they can't do it, there are multiple auto services in the same parking lot.

Tom H.

July, 2018 Local
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Dan and his crew worked on my wife's brakes and on my truck. I must say this AAMCO shop knows their stuff. Best service and parts. If you need anything done to your car or truck this is the place. They don't just do transmissions. Do yourself a favor and try them out. Thank you Dan, Ian, Ismael and Jose for taking care of us. See you when I come to get my clutch done.

Perez A.

July, 2018 Local
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Very good customer service. Came for oil change they were really professional and fast.

Gnomes H.

July, 2018 Local
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Quicker than expected. Was treated well. Great job!

Donald H.

June, 2018 Local
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Made an appointment for early morning after seeing all the great reviews. I had just bought my used Benz and the tranny was definitely acting funny. The last place I took it was a "Benz specialist" and they let me drive it after quoting me a ridiculous amount of money for tranny repair. Little did I know that it barely had any tranny fluid, I was aware of a leaky connector that these cars are notorious for. I came here and was not dissapointed, They flushed it, filled it, replaced the connector & also found a leaky gasket.
Maybe they're not the friendliest of folks (there was some review that had mentioned that) I had a great experience & they are by far the most honest and their price was unbeatable.
I will be taking all my cars here from now on.

Kt L.

May, 2018 Local
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I want to say thank you to the guys at AAMCO. I recently had my brakes done on my 96 Toyota Rav4 and they did a great job. These guys really take car of me and I trust them and that is hard to come by . And it is a great feeling knowing my cars are safe to drive.
I have been bringing my cars here since they first opened. I highly recommend them. Dan and his crew are amazing. Thank you for all you do.!!!!!!!
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D. D.

May, 2018 Local
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The one stop shop for all your Automotive needs. I highly recommend this place. They took real good care of my car and got it back up and running again better than the way I bought it. I'm super satisfied. All the guys there are great. They genuinely care about their customers... friendly...and honest. Most importantly they know their stuff. I'm definitely going back when I have Automotive issues again. 10 (star)'s if could.

Aaron M.

April, 2018 Local
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I know enough about cars to do most things, but as a busy family man I don't have time to do my own work anymore. So, I came here I fully expecting for them to attempt to take me to the cleaners and claim that simple maintenance would unreasonably expensive because of something made up, or that everything would take much longer than needed. I talked to Ian. He was honest and straightforward. They fixed everything and they did notice a problem with a break line which I had previously noticed but failed to mention. They only charged me $70 for something everyone else said would be 200 and they had it done quickly! A+ experience

James L.

April, 2018 Local
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I received a quote for service in a very timely manner! It was detailed and I felt very comfortable taking my vehicle there...without my husband or my dad. I say this because taking my vehicle any place for service gives me anxiety. In the past, I have fell victim to price gouging, and I believe it was because I know nothing about cars and repair-and previous shops can smell that on me. This has honestly been the first place I felt totally comfortable with, but that didn't stop me from forwarding my correspondence with the owner to my husband for a double check and the "go-ahead" for service. When I got there -with my 11 year old son in tow for added testosterone (not much but whatever)- I was helped by a very nice man,(Brandon?)who also provided us a ride home. I also noticed that there were several other customers there with lots of questions. The man that worked there, (Brandon?)was very friendly and thorough with everyone. He was efficient, courteous, and unlike other places I have been to, he didn't seem rushed or like he was rushing customers out the door. I had been taking our vehicles to the same place for the past 6 years and finally got out of my comfort zone and glad we did. This is our new go to place for our vehicles.

Kimmy C.

March, 2018 Local
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I brought my Audi A4 in for a fee initial diagnostic of what I thought was a transmission problem. They were quick and efficient with the diagnostic and it turned out it was something completely different, but they were able to handle that repair and gave me a good quote. A couple of hours later and it was good to go. It's been driving great since then - thanks guys!

Russ R.

March, 2018 Local
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These guys really took care of me. I was leaking transmission oil Everywhere. They changed the gasket, filter, general transmission service, towed my car to their place, and gave me an oil change. Customer service was on point. Work performed in a timely manner. Car is running great!

Brittany S.

March, 2018 Local
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They were great about explaining things and answering questions both on the phone and in person. Mechanics are knowledgeable and courteous as well. Fair prices for great work. Thanks Aamco

A. M.

March, 2018 Local
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was having a vibrating noise coming from under my nissan xterra so i took it to AAMCO in Chula Vista and they asked one of their techs to ride with me to check the noise and after had the suv lifted to inspect further without having to make commitment to repair it,and found the problem was 2 bad U-joints on the drive shaft,gave me a quote to fix that seemed very reasonable,they even showed me the problem under the suv and said they would have it ready in 3 hours and i was happy to learn they finished before that and under the quoted price; the whole staff was super friendly and informative;i have finally found the place to take my truck for service instead of Nissan dealer.

Juan F.

January, 2018 Local
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Went in to fix a transfer case linkage issue on my Jeep. I brought the parts and asked how much to fix. They gave me a reasonable price and I said ok. Later that day I found out the parts I gave them did not work and they had already spent most of the day with them. The order new parts and the car was ready the next day. I was pleased to see they honored the original labor cost estimate, and even though I paid a bit extra for the parts, the overall experience was excellent. I will continue to come in and have my Jeep service here.

Hector A.

January, 2018 Local
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Great service very professional. I do all my maintenance at this place and love it.

Kosta R.

January, 2018 Local
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My first visit was a few months ago when I came in to get a 2nd opinion on the replacement of my transmission. They quickly got me in and the mechanic wanted to take me on a ride to show me that they found nothing wrong with the transmission. This saved me so much money and I decided to come back for my regular service. I called, got an appointment right away and had my service done. I was very happy with the service and highly recommend this shop.

Lynda A.

December, 2017 Local
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About 2-3 weeks before Thanksgiving (2017), I noticed a knocking sound coming from the engine compartment of my 2012 Dodge Caravan. I knew it could be one of two things: either a rod bearing knock or an issue with lifters that this particular engine experiences. I called several (close to 10) shops in town for quotes and every single one of them said they couldn't provide me with any info until I came in with the van which I totally get if I wasn't knowledgeable about cars or if I hadn't already received an inspection from an independent mechanic.

In any case, one of the last shops I got in touch with was Aamco. I spoke with Brandon who had seen and heard about the exact issues I described in similar Doge Caravans/Chrysler T&C's and informed me that he was 99% confident that it was indeed one of those two issues and provided me with rough estimates for repairing or replacing the engine.

Long story short, the engine had a rod bearing knock and had to be replaced. Although paying for a replacement engine sucks, Brandon kept me in the loop during the entire process and even helped my family out with a discount on a rental car (since replacing an engine can take some time). Thanks to Brandon and his crew, my family was able to make our out-of-town trip happen over Thanksgiving.

I would highly recommend this shop for any issues you may be having with your car's engine.

Joseph S.

December, 2017 Local
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These guys are really awesome I definitely appreciated their up front and honest answers to my ietions and concerns. I also felt that I got fair pricing for the major repairs I had accomplished and even though the job to several days longer to complete than expected the price did not change so I was pleased

Scot F.

December, 2017 Local
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Brandon and the awesome team at AAMCO has now bailed me out twice! My first experience with them was for an oil change, but on inspection they found that my front sway bar had come loose as well. Definitely not safe to drive around on! They solved the problem quickly and painlessly and I was on my merry way! Now my car is back in after I came out of work to find some sort of mystery fluid leaking out from underneath it... Brandon was my hero again! Even though it was closing time, he talked me through how to get my car to the shop while avoiding damage and now the team is fixing my baby. I seriously wouldn't take my car anywhere else!!!

Rae Y.

December, 2017 Local
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Brought my Lancer in because the engine was bucking at stops and was idling at close to 3000rpms. Was helped by Ian at the front desk and they quickly found a small piece of plastic lodged in the idle air control valve. Fixed just like that. I will definitely be bringing my car back in the future and highly recommend their services.

Berticus B.

Lancer November, 2017 Local
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Had the clutch on my car go out - I called up Aamco after reading reviews and after talking to Tom I knew I had picked the right place. He took the time to talk me through the process and potential outcomes and options before I even dropped off my car. Once they did examine it, he gave me clear information and straight advice - never did I feel pressured or talked down to like you might get at other places. They did the job well and the price was very fair. I'm definitely coming here first for both my vehicles from now on!

Jim M.

November, 2017 Local
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I've found my new repair shop! I had the clutch go out and called up to arrange an inspection. Tom was very friendly, patient and explained everything in a way I could understand without being condescending or high-pressure. I felt like I was the most important/only customer he had, which is pretty rare at repair shops. They did the repair quickly at a fair price and afterwards showed me the parts and talked me through the problem/repair. I'm definitely coming back here for both of my cars.

James M.

October, 2017 Local
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Went here just to get a quote because my transmission wasn't shifting into gear properly after a botched transmission replacement from a different shop. They took a look at it and actually adjusted it for me and didn't charge me for the adjusting. Thanks Tom. A bunch of great guys over there! I'll definitely be back for any other repairs.

Mr. Lowkeed

September, 2017 Local
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My husbands and my first time here and I immediately felt comfortable and like my car was in good hands. These people have great knowledge and they are honest. You won't get anything done you don't absolutely need. The place is clean and everyone is friendly. Tom was super nice and a little bit of a comedian =) He was also very helpful over the phone when initially setting up the appointment. They took my car out for a test drive and quickly zeroed in on what was causing the sound I came in for. There's a clean comfortable waiting area with a Keurig and a few choices of coffee and real creamer & sugar. Plus a mini fridge with bottled water. Clean private bathroom too. I'll be back with any other auto needs in the future. Thanks guys.

Sara L.

September, 2017 Local
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Came to day for service with my Toyota 4runner. The customer service was very professional and fast. This time I did just the oil change but definitely will be back for other upgrades that I want to do to my car special after I saw this beast at the lift.

Kosta R.

Toyota August, 2017 Local
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Very pleased with the service and attention to detail present at this location.

I drive a turbo Subaru which, due to its role as a sports car driven as it should be, requires quite a bit more attention and maintenance than most cars.

I don't have the space or time to do my own work on the car, and have had difficulty finding a shop that won't lie to upsell unnecessary stuff, or didn't have the knowledge or equipment to properly diagnose an issue, or who had broken something while fixing something else and attempted to cover it up, overfilled fluids, stripped lug nuts, or spilled oil all over the engine bay.

I was referred here by a friend who knows how touchy I can be with my car. Not only do they have a tech nerd who loves Subarus and instinctively knew about the specific oil filter needed on these engines, he addressed a couple other concerns I had with the car in a friendly and educational way.

Great experience all around. I'll be bringing my car here from now on.

Samuel L.

Subaru August, 2017 Local
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I was referred to this AAMCO by my brother because of his trust and praise of Dan and Ian. I initially came in last year just to have my CRV checked out and to ensure it's overall safety for my trips to and from oakland. From talking on the phone with Tom, to meeting (and chatting with) Dan, and eventually having my car fixed, it was by far the best experience I've ever had with mechanics. As a female, I am slightly hesitant to deal with car problems or going into shops because of past experiences, but this AAMCO is truly a place of kind and honest people. In a more recent experience here, I brought in my Toyota 4Runner to get checked over and fixed (after buying it used) and they gave me fair prices, didn't try to fix things that didn't need to be fixed, and made suggestions for what to look for and be concerned about in the future. Dan, Ian, and Tom have all helped me feel comfortable taking my car into a shop knowing the work will be done well and won't empty my bank account. They also have a fridge full of cold bottled water in the lobby which is really like the cherry on top. I still think Tom needs some music to listen to while he works. Thanks for everything guys!!

Paige P.

August, 2017 Local
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I can't speak highly enough about this shop. I'm from Connecticut, have lived all over being in the military, and proud to say this is the most professional, reasonable, and honest garage I've been to. I've always had older vehicles and would trust Ian to work on anything I've got a problem with. Tom at the desk is always knowledgeable and fair with pricing and the work details. I've been there two separate times now in the past few months and had a great experience each time. I feel fortunate to have finally found a trustworthy auto shop, 100% recommend you bring your vehicle here.

Kevin H.

July, 2017 Local
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I brought my mother here because she received a Check Engine light indicating a Transmission Failure. We had called 15 minutes before they close for the day but they were nice enough to wait for us.

It was a little hard to locate it at first because it's inside the complex but the office is very new and clean. The staff is friendly as well, they ran a diagnostic test and then they advised us to go to the dealer. The manager gave us the proper information and codes to take to the dealership since the problem was caused by an outstanding recall.

If you are looking for a trustworthy repair place, you should come check this place out. You may pay a little bit more than a mom or pop shop but you are paying for quality service and honest employees.

Phillip S.

March, 2017 Local
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Exelent service 100% recommend this awesome place they have coffee they call the Audi dealer and they find out there wasrecall in my Audi plus they have free check engine light profesional employee and mecanics this is the first time y fell happy goin to the mechanic :)

Marco N.

March, 2017 Local
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I came in today just as preventative measures for a used car I recently purchased. I must say, the place is clean. The service is great, and the staff is honest. I know about cars so I know what to look out for at these places. These guys are straightforward. They didn't find anything too bad on my car and even changed a fuse for free. Jorge (the service manager) is a pleasure to work with. His team is friendly and knowledgeable

George M.

February, 2017 Local
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Came into AAMCO to get some suspension work done the other day. Was greeted with a big smile and explained what would be fixed, roughly how long, and the price for the job. The quoted price was far better than any other quotes given to me from other local shops which is the main reason I came to this shop. I had my truck back within an hour and was on my way as happy as could be. The professionalism of the staff and the quick quality work coming out from this shop is exceptional and has definitely gained a customer for life! Thanks again guys!

Rhett P.

February, 2017 Local
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I brought my 2008 Toyota Matrix to Aamco for routine service after many years of using Toyota for service, and I must say I was impressed by the personal level of service shown by Dan and his crew. I was greeted immediately, (no wait), and they spent a lot of time looking over my past records to see what has been done and what may be needed. After a lunch break, my car was ready, and the service was clearly thorough, as a number of needs were attended to, ie... tire rotation, without my calling it to their attention. I feel very confident they checked all the boxes and topped all the fluids and most importantly, the bill was very reasonable. Nice to have personalized service that is so lacking these days. I will be back!

Nathan R.

February, 2017 Local
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Kudos to the entire Dan Lingel team.. You were all great and professional. Your facility was super clean and welcoming. My 14 year old Volvo S60 is running great after the tune up work you did on it. Thanks for taking the time to educate me on the car's other deferred maintenance that it requires. Definitely will come back for future work. Will recommend your garage and team to my friends and family!

Gustavo B.

February, 2017 Local
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These guys were amazing. Very clean and very professional shop. Everyone treated me with respect and provides vey honest answers and opinions. They fulfilled every service they promised. I needed an entire new transmission and they took care of it promptly and my car runs like its new. I would highly highly recommend using their services.

Paul H.

January, 2017 Local