San Francisco Automotive Solutions

San Francisco Automotive Solutions

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

I have been going to Pat at San Francisco Automotive Solutions for 5 plus years and have always been treated well when I bring my car or my wife's car in for repair and smog. I work close and am able to walk there. I've had multiple tune ups, timing belt changed on the Tacoma 4x4, oil changes and smog done to my Tacoma 4x4 and BMW 325.FYI-Car repairs can be costly wherever you take you car. Stop crying and take care of your car! Cry babies stay away.

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

This review is for their customer service and not their actual work. I actually didn't have any work done. Short story: Charged me $0 and said go to the dealer for a warranty item.I got towed by AAA and the tow guy recommend All American since they had a secure lot. My car was making a horrible metal on metal screeching noise when coming off the offramp after a long road trip. Figured I'd just got an expensive recommendation, and they might even get a kickback. But I was kind of stuck on a Sunday night, and my garage just told me last time I got an oil change that they don't lock cars out front after service due to a recent string of break ins. I looked online and was worried by the 1 star or 5 star only reviews. I call in the AM and the guy seems nice enough. Double checked to see if I got the guy people complained about. It was Pat. Seemed straightforward and in a little bit of a hurry, but no big deal. Says I'll get a call back with any estimates, $130 to do search and that will be applied to any fixes. 2 hours later, he calls and says the screeching noise I heard was never heard, and they test drove it a ton. He guesses it would be a break pad failing. Maybe I was breaking a lot lately and the pads got heated up with some spider cracks, etc (long technical story). I did just drive home from Tahoe in traffic.) He said this kind of failure was not normal wear and would be under warranty. He said he could spend an hour at $130 to make sure, but that it would probably be inconclusive or the warranty issue he mentioned. Charged me $0 and said go to the dealer.When a garage doesn't charge you for driving your car 6 miles and spending some time on it, I'm impressed. They looked busy, but not packed. They could have easily said that I just needed new breaks and done the work.One of the mechanics even spent about 3-4 minutes explaining what could be wrong and what to point out to the dealership so that they wouldn't miss it.

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Great place! and People! I took my car into this garage through a AAA review and I was very pleased with their service. My car had a faulty alternator and was dying randomly on the streets of San Francisco when I held the break on for more than 5 minutes, which obviously was a big problem. Being a young girl Pat really helped explain the issue with my car in terms I could understand and I felt very at ease there. He had very fair pricing for the work and the labor and I will definitely be going back again!

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

I'm always suspicious of reviews for places that get only 5-star or 1-star reviews. You gotta figure that there are a few people out there with an ax to grind skewing the ratings for what is otherwise a perfectly acceptable establishment. You see it with pet-related stuff ("They love animals!" vs "They tried to kill my cat - I have proof!") and apparently, also, with car-related services.Hubby & I have been using Pat & his team at AAA since, oh, 2003 or 2004 for 4 different cars, US & foreign. Routine stuff (replace wiper that broke off), weird stuff ("what is that noise?") and referrals to other services (body work). We've always been totally satisfied with the work, never had to go back to have something re-done, never been sold something we didn't need. The prices aren't bargain-basement, but they are more than fair for quality work. Pat's a super-nice & funny guy, and I love the garage itself - if I were a mechanic I'd like to work in a place like it. And there's a Starbucks nearby if you have to wait for something! Don't hesitate to use these guys, they're great. We spend a lot of time down in the Palm Springs area & I only wish they had a satellite office there!

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

I'm always suspicious of reviews for places that get only 5-star or 1-star reviews. You gotta figure that there are a few people out there with an ax to grind skewing the ratings for what is otherwise a perfectly acceptable establishment. You see it with pet-related stuff ("They love animals!" vs "They tried to kill my cat - I have proof!") and apparently, also, with car-related services. Hubby & I have been using Pat & his team at AAA since, oh, 2003 or 2004 for 4 different cars, US & foreign. Routine stuff (replace wiper that broke off), weird stuff ("what is that noise?") and referrals to other services (body work). We've always been totally satisfied with the work, never had to go back to have something re-done, never been sold something we didn't need. The prices aren't bargain-basement, but they are more than fair for quality work. Pat's a super-nice & funny guy, and I love the garage itself - if I were a mechanic I'd like to work in a place like it. And there's a Starbucks nearby if you have to wait for something! Don't hesitate to use these guys, they're great. We spend a lot of time down in the Palm Springs area & I only wish they had a satellite office there!

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Pat is the best! I have never experienced a more friendly, fair, flexible, and kind mechanic! He explained in detail what was wrong with my car and waited patiently as I asked a million questions. He was always available to talk whenever I called, never made me feel like an idiot, and wasn't at all patronizing (a seemingly common car mechanic technique in my experience).Last year when I needed a new battery, Pat was right there at my service and I was able to get my car back within a few hours. After a recent incident, I decided that I wanted to try and learn some new skills and replace my radiator on my own. Pat was gracious and understanding, and even offered to answer any questions over the phone about the process if I needed any help along the way!Pat really puts his blood, sweat, and heart into this company. I guarantee you will be taken care of if you bring your vehicle here!

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Best Shop in San Francisco. I have taken my car to All American Automotive for seven years. Pat has always been a complete professional. The prices are fair and the work is always done right and they take the time to answer my questions. I recommend my family and friends.

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Brought my 2004 Audi in for a smog check which should have passed except for an unrelated check engine light which caused an automatic fail. I was disappointed at having to pay the full price initially, but when I brought my car back for the certificate two weeks later (after resolving the check engine light issue), Pat ran my smog check and only charged me the cost of the certificate itself! He and his mechanics were friendly, candid, and treated me with respect unlike many other mechanics who assume females don't know anything about cars. I will bring my car back here the next time I need any work done. It's hard finding mechanics I feel that I can trust.

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Brought my 2004 Audi in for a smog check which should have passed except for an unrelated check engine light which caused an automatic fail. I was disappointed at having to pay the full price initially, but when I brought my car back for the certificate two weeks later (after resolving the check engine light issue), Pat ran my smog check and only charged me the cost of the certificate itself! He and his mechanics were friendly, candid, and treated me with respect unlike many other mechanics who assume females don't know anything about cars. I will bring my car back here the next time I need any work done. It's hard finding mechanics I feel that I can trust.

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions

I took my Chevy here about a year ago when the water pump broke and I needed a rattling bracket fixed. They did excellent work and charged a very reasonable amount (which I know because I shopped around). They also showed me a crack in my exhaust pipe that I was completely unaware of.Recently, I took my car back to have the exhaust system fixed along with some electrical problems. I had also complained about the shocks and thought they needed replacing. A more unscrupulous mechanic would have probably just replaced the shocks and exhaust system, but they informed me that the shocks were fine and that just the pipe could be replaced. They fixed both issues and charged me under $300 total. They even told me my brake pads look good. I consider Patrik and his team to be honest and skilled mechanics and I highly recommend their shop.

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