Meineke Car Care Center - CLOSED

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Taking care of your car shouldn't take over your life. We'll take care of your car so you can get back to what's important and on with life!
  • 9551 Mission Gorge Rd

    Santee, CA 92071

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  • 619-592-8360

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Straight forwardness of staff makes coming in and having work done less of a headache. Any service done at this location has been top notch.

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Straight forwardness of staff makes coming in and having work done less of a headache. Any service done at this location has been top notch.

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I gave been bringing all of my cars since I returned back to San Diego (Dec 2007). Gary and his staff have provided me and my family with excellent service and reasonable rates. I have never had any issues with any work being re-worked. That is the reason I have been bringing all of my vehicles to Meineke Car Center in Santee and I live in spring Valley. I have not found any one else that comes close.

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I gave been bringing all of my cars since I returned back to San Diego (Dec 2007). Gary and his staff have provided me and my family with excellent service and reasonable rates. I have never had any issues with any work being re-worked. That is the reason I have been bringing all of my vehicles to Meineke Car Center in Santee and I live in spring Valley. I have not found any one else that comes close.

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I had a great experience with Meineke. I went in for an oil change and tire rotation. Everything went fine. Being a woman, I feel sometimes places like these take advantage of you and tell you that your car needs things fixed that really don't...they didn't do that here. The only thing was that they noticed during the tire rotation that I did need a rear brake adjustment and I had them do it. I am strapped for cash, but Gary(the manager/owner)gave me a $10 discount because I really needed the service and he could tell that I was worried about the money issue. They were all great here....I will definitely go back.

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I had a great experience with Meineke. I went in for an oil change and tire rotation. Everything went fine. Being a woman, I feel sometimes places like these take advantage of you and tell you that your car needs things fixed that really don't...they didn't do that here. The only thing was that they noticed during the tire rotation that I did need a rear brake adjustment and I had them do it. I am strapped for cash, but Gary(the manager/owner)gave me a $10 discount because I really needed the service and he could tell that I was worried about the money issue. They were all great here....I will definitely go back.

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They are always nice, quick and honest...We would highly recommend them to anyone!

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They are always nice, quick and honest...We would highly recommend them to anyone!

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We get my daughter's Mazda 3 serviced here and they have the BEST service and Customer Service that you could hope for with mechanics!

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We get my daughter's Mazda 3 serviced here and they have the BEST service and Customer Service that you could hope for with mechanics!

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I have been bringing my car here for roughly four, maybe even five years and I must say that I have had NOTHING but EXTRAORDINARY service. In the last several years I have had my oil changed at a reasonable rate (roughly $30 for synthetic oil and tire rotation..and yes contrary to the previous reviewer synthetic oil will ALWAYS cost more and is NECESSARY to the function of your vehicle of it requires it), as well as my transmission and power steering fluid flushed and replaced and a 30,000 mile check at a great rate. A few STANDOUT situations that I have had with Gary and his crew is when I took my car in for the fluids to be flushed and replaced. I had my husband pick up my car as I was out with my mom for the day, when I realized that I had forgotten my $20 off coupon Gary informed me that he could not honor it because he had already ran my card, HOWEVER, he said that he would not mind making a note and honoring it the next time that I was in. Flash forward to approx 5 months later when I needed an oil change and he, true to his word, gave me $20 off leaving me with a $9.00 synthetic oil change AND tire rotation! Are you for real?! that is GREAT customer service.

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I have been bringing my car here for roughly four, maybe even five years and I must say that I have had NOTHING but EXTRAORDINARY service. In the last several years I have had my oil changed at a reasonable rate (roughly $30 for synthetic oil and tire rotation..and yes contrary to the previous reviewer synthetic oil will ALWAYS cost more and is NECESSARY to the function of your vehicle of it requires it), as well as my transmission and power steering fluid flushed and replaced and a 30,000 mile check at a great rate. A few STANDOUT situations that I have had with Gary and his crew is when I took my car in for the fluids to be flushed and replaced. I had my husband pick up my car as I was out with my mom for the day, when I realized that I had forgotten my $20 off coupon Gary informed me that he could not honor it because he had already ran my card, HOWEVER, he said that he would not mind making a note and honoring it the next time that I was in. Flash forward to approx 5 months later when I needed an oil change and he, true to his word, gave me $20 off leaving me with a $9.00 synthetic oil change AND tire rotation! Are you for real?! that is GREAT customer service.

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Recently, when I took my car in for its 30,000 warranty required checkup (a steal at $200 as it is usually around $400) the manager on duty went through my car's information seeing that my spark plugs were good for 90,000 miles and so he would not need to replace them! He could have let me not know the better and charged me for the full $200 but instead he took off forty dollars for the spark plugs, leaving me to pay slightly less than I had anticipated going in (I still had to pay extra for synthetic oil, but as I have said before that is predictable). Not being knowledgeable about cars Meineke and crew could have EASILY ripped me off several times, but they never have. They have always been kind and helpful, trying to make it as affordable as possible each time that I am there. Bitter reviewers who do not pay attention to what the in the know car guy is telling you should not bother reviewing, because it comes off very temper-tantrumish. I will continue going to Meineke in Santee and recommending them to people. They deserve it!

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Recently, when I took my car in for its 30,000 warranty required checkup (a steal at $200 as it is usually around $400) the manager on duty went through my car's information seeing that my spark plugs were good for 90,000 miles and so he would not need to replace them! He could have let me not know the better and charged me for the full $200 but instead he took off forty dollars for the spark plugs, leaving me to pay slightly less than I had anticipated going in (I still had to pay extra for synthetic oil, but as I have said before that is predictable). Not being knowledgeable about cars Meineke and crew could have EASILY ripped me off several times, but they never have. They have always been kind and helpful, trying to make it as affordable as possible each time that I am there. Bitter reviewers who do not pay attention to what the in the know car guy is telling you should not bother reviewing, because it comes off very temper-tantrumish. I will continue going to Meineke in Santee and recommending them to people. They deserve it!

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My husband is a procrastinator and has put off having the small truck (1997) serviced for a couple of years. We have been cautioned by Gary many times over the past few years that we can no longer neglect these needed repairs. Finally, going over my husband head I asked Gary to do all the work that was needed. He completed the repairs on Sept. 26, 2012 and went above and beyond giving us a large discount on 2 or 3 of the major repairs totaling around $200 dollars.

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My husband is a procrastinator and has put off having the small truck (1997) serviced for a couple of years. We have been cautioned by Gary many times over the past few years that we can no longer neglect these needed repairs. Finally, going over my husband head I asked Gary to do all the work that was needed. He completed the repairs on Sept. 26, 2012 and went above and beyond giving us a large discount on 2 or 3 of the major repairs totaling around $200 dollars.

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This is a man who values his customers and treats them well. I salute you Gary and your crew too. Thank you for taking care of my husband and me. You have lifelong customers

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This is a man who values his customers and treats them well. I salute you Gary and your crew too. Thank you for taking care of my husband and me. You have lifelong customers

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I have been taking my beloved Ford F-150 and my husbands Maza B2300 (Ranger) to Meineke Car Care Centers in Santee for around 2 years now. This after a disastrous FINAL trip to Pep Boys in Santee! The customer service from Gary Thompson and his crew is second to none and I will never take my trucks to any other car care center. Every time we take our trucks in for service Gary will always tell us what our vehicles need per the Owners Manuals and/or items that need attention due to our own neglect. He has never put pressure on us but left the decision to us.

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I have been taking my beloved Ford F-150 and my husbands Maza B2300 (Ranger) to Meineke Car Care Centers in Santee for around 2 years now. This after a disastrous FINAL trip to Pep Boys in Santee! The customer service from Gary Thompson and his crew is second to none and I will never take my trucks to any other car care center. Every time we take our trucks in for service Gary will always tell us what our vehicles need per the Owners Manuals and/or items that need attention due to our own neglect. He has never put pressure on us but left the decision to us.

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AWEFUL! Owner is very rude. My sister went in for an oil change and they didn't replace the oil. We didn't notice until a month later. DAMAGE DONE! Called to get the situation remedied and the owner was VERY rude and unprofessional. Read his responses to customer complaints on YELP and you'll see exactly what I mean.

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AWEFUL! Owner is very rude. My sister went in for an oil change and they didn't replace the oil. We didn't notice until a month later. DAMAGE DONE! Called to get the situation remedied and the owner was VERY rude and unprofessional. Read his responses to customer complaints on YELP and you'll see exactly what I mean.

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I've been coming here for several years for oil changes and minor repairs. Gary is great - really honest and upfront. I don't get the usual upsell on silly things (air filter, wiper blades) like most other oil change places.

Plus, they're open on Saturdays, so

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I've been coming here for several years for oil changes and minor repairs. Gary is great - really honest and upfront. I don't get the usual upsell on silly things (air filter, wiper blades) like most other oil change places.

Plus, they're open on Saturdays, so

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