Santee Auto Repair

We work on all foreign and domestic vehicles (137 ) reviews
(619) 596-9999
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
open Saturday by appointment only

Loaner Cars

available by request

Free check engine

light testing

5

I have an 08 Toyota Corolla that was driving very loud and making a ticking sound on acceleration. Being a Toyota owner, I never really needed a mechanic. But, alas now I needed one and had no idea who to go to. I don't believe in using the Toyota dealers for everything, and knew that wasn't going to be an option for me. I did a search for my area and Import came up. Read the reviews, especially those written by women. Making the appointment was simple. You can do it online. Chris called the very next morning and confirmed. Chris greeted me as I pulled up and took the time to bring me out to my car and showed me exactly where and what the problem was. He explained how it worked and what the ticking sound was I was hearing.( Manifold replaced). I asked Chris to check my drive belt as my tire place told me it was cracked and needed to be replaced. Chris confirmed it and he replaced that as well. I had a rough idea what a manifold and/or muffler replacement would cost going in, but Chris was on the low end...so grateful! He also gave me a heads up of my motor mounts, but said not to worry. Just bring my car in for oil changes and they will keep an eye on them and let me know when I absolutely need to pull the trigger on that repair. He took the time to print me out an estimate right then. He was a stand up guy. I would highly recommend taking your car here. You will find nothing here but integrity. Wendy F.

5

Great experience! Very knowledgeable. i recommend!! great experience!

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So I bought a Used 2006 BMW 530i and it failed smog. I was told best to take it to the dealer for repairs since BMWs are harder to work on. I looked around first since I know the dealer would be super pricey and found this place. I dropped the vehicle off on Labor Day and drop my key in the slot on the door and called them the next day. Tim answered and was super friendly and told me they will take care of it. I got a call from Chris a couple days later and the repairs were done! Vehicle passed smog and I was very pleased with their expertise on European cars! Thanks Guys!!!

5

If your reading this it's cause your looking for a great place to take your vehicle. STOP- call them right now and schedule an appointment. Chris and Tim are awesome! They are honest and will tell you exactly what you need to do. They also have a quick turnaround time! Now after you experience their extremely high level of professionalism you will feel the peace of mind that if you ever need an auto shop you know who to call! Plus I guarantee your going to tell your friends and family. And if you think expert work comes at a high dollar, you will be surprised that they are very reasonable!!!!! If you have read this far STOP and call them now!!!!! I hope they never go out of business!!! Stop reading and call them ;)

5

Had a great experience with the guys at Import Auto. I have a Prius with 150k miles on it and they really evaluated what services the car needed and didn't need to keep it running smoothly for many miles to come. I drove a little further to get to them and was happy I did.

5

Thank you Tim and Chris for doing a same day oil change/A service on my Mercedes C250. I learned that a few services I received from the dealership were either not needed or suggested when I could have went another 60k miles without the service. I also saved a significant amount versus using the dealership for service. Thanks again!!!

5

Chris is amazing. Took me right away when I needed a last minute oil change on my Mercedes C250 and they accommodated me immediately. Quick service and the best value I've seen yet for an oil change. The service is the best I've had yet. Thank you Chris! I will be back for good.

5

I would recommend to any family, friend, or colleague. These mechanics are honest, hardworking, and respectable. Chris gave me a fair estimate and at the end he didn't tag on any random fees. Gary worked on my car and did a great job. Thanks again guys.

5

Fabulous service!! Accommodated me last min on a Saturday and did an outstanding job also provided a loaner vehicle. Car runs like new.

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