Gabriels Automotive & Towing

★★★★☆
  • 250 N Hill Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91106

    Map & Directions
  • 626-792-8986

About Gabriels Automotive & Towing

Hours
M-F 9-5
Reservations
Make A Reservation

Automotive

Automotive
More choices in Pasadena:
Resultset_next

A & A Tire & Auto Repair

2307 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA

Resultset_next

America's Tire Store - Pasadena, CA

1917 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA

4.125 8
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Gabriels Automotive & Towing was?
Write a Review
.

i went to gabriel's from an auto club referral about 6 years ago and they have been looking after my car ever since. they are honest and explain everything including your options, which even i can understand (i know nothin g about cars and have even less interest in them!). i've recommended him to others and they were satisfied as well.

i shoud mention i have a 1974 VW bug which i am attached to, and he has kept it running; his prices are very reasonable and he is very honest.

5
★★★★★

i went to gabriel's from an auto club referral about 6 years ago and they have been looking after my car ever since. they are honest and explain everything including your options, which even i can understand (i know nothin g about cars and have even less interest in them!). i've recommended him to others and they were satisfied as well.

i shoud mention i have a 1974 VW bug which i am attached to, and he has kept it running; his prices are very reasonable and he is very honest.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Initially I was impressed by them. They did a lot of work for a very reasonable price although it did take quite a while due to problems with finding parts. However, a "check engine" light came on after I left and after going to my regular place to get an oil change, I found out they had put in the wrong thermostat which was tripping the light. But the "check engine" light came on again after that so I took it back to Gabriel's (I also needed a new battery). It turned out to be the oxygen sensor but a week later I found the new battery wasn't able to start the car any longer and I found out from AAA that it was the wrong size battery (they hadn't charged for the battery which now was explained I think). So I got a new battery elsewhere and I'll have to call it quits with Gabriel's unfortunately. One mistake on parts is understandable but not two.

3
★★★☆☆

Initially I was impressed by them. They did a lot of work for a very reasonable price although it did take quite a while due to problems with finding parts. However, a "check engine" light came on after I left and after going to my regular place to get an oil change, I found out they had put in the wrong thermostat which was tripping the light. But the "check engine" light came on again after that so I took it back to Gabriel's (I also needed a new battery). It turned out to be the oxygen sensor but a week later I found the new battery wasn't able to start the car any longer and I found out from AAA that it was the wrong size battery (they hadn't charged for the battery which now was explained I think). So I got a new battery elsewhere and I'll have to call it quits with Gabriel's unfortunately. One mistake on parts is understandable but not two.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Move back from Florida in1998,found this place by talking to neighbors they recommended Gabriel's automotive never look back.One of the very few honest and reliable places ,give estimate and repair with a fair price,i am 55 miles from it but still go back for maintenance and repairs.
Thank Gabriel's for the excellent service and friend ship. .

5
★★★★★

Move back from Florida in1998,found this place by talking to neighbors they recommended Gabriel's automotive never look back.One of the very few honest and reliable places ,give estimate and repair with a fair price,i am 55 miles from it but still go back for maintenance and repairs.
Thank Gabriel's for the excellent service and friend ship. .

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I don't know what the problem was with the first lady, but this is a place for car repair. Their main business is not inspections. If you are looking to get your car FIXED, this is it. Fixes all kinds of makes and models. If he can't fix it, he tells you he can't fix it. There's no ego. Just an honest place. Low key, two or three guys working. No sales pitch; it's not a slick place. And for those repairs that only take an hour or two, you can hang out while you wait at the Starbucks, Quiznos sandwich shop or Tommy's Burgers half a block south. :-)

4
★★★★☆

I don't know what the problem was with the first lady, but this is a place for car repair. Their main business is not inspections. If you are looking to get your car FIXED, this is it. Fixes all kinds of makes and models. If he can't fix it, he tells you he can't fix it. There's no ego. Just an honest place. Low key, two or three guys working. No sales pitch; it's not a slick place. And for those repairs that only take an hour or two, you can hang out while you wait at the Starbucks, Quiznos sandwich shop or Tommy's Burgers half a block south. :-)

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I recently bought a car from Pasadena Car Sales and since I was out of state they referred Gabriels Automotive to do the inspection. I know, my mistake for trusting their referral. I trusted Gabriels Automotive because they are recommended as a AAA approved repair shop and being a member and using their services for years it seemed like no big deal. The inspection came out clean with only a minor problem that could be fixed at a later date. After driving the car for a few days I noticed a leak in the radiator so I took it to a shop where they showed me a number of other things that were marked as No Problem in Gabriels Automotive AAA inspection. Radiator, shocks, hoses, etc all coming to around $2k in parts/labor. I took it to three different places to verify and the recommended necessary repairs only varied slightly so for whatever reason Gabriels didn't want to tell me about the needed repairs before I purchased the vehicle. I have to warn everyone of such shady behavior so you don't get taken by these scam artists as well.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I recently bought a car from Pasadena Car Sales and since I was out of state they referred Gabriels Automotive to do the inspection. I know, my mistake for trusting their referral. I trusted Gabriels Automotive because they are recommended as a AAA approved repair shop and being a member and using their services for years it seemed like no big deal. The inspection came out clean with only a minor problem that could be fixed at a later date. After driving the car for a few days I noticed a leak in the radiator so I took it to a shop where they showed me a number of other things that were marked as No Problem in Gabriels Automotive AAA inspection. Radiator, shocks, hoses, etc all coming to around $2k in parts/labor. I took it to three different places to verify and the recommended necessary repairs only varied slightly so for whatever reason Gabriels didn't want to tell me about the needed repairs before I purchased the vehicle. I have to warn everyone of such shady behavior so you don't get taken by these scam artists as well.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The best car repair place around. Mike is totally straight forward and very honest. Excellent! They will really take care of you here and they are very reasonable too!

5
★★★★★

The best car repair place around. Mike is totally straight forward and very honest. Excellent! They will really take care of you here and they are very reasonable too!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I was lucky enough to find Gabriel's when I moved a few blocks from it in Pasadena. Normally you have to ask friends and search and search to find a garage like this one! Mike and his guys are totally reliable, honest, and very good at communicating with you about what is needed and what your options are. I have a truck and a car, both of which are more than 10 years old, and he has kept both of them in great shape for an extremely reasonable cost. Also, he will always check with you before doing any work (unless you tell him when you drop it off to do whatever it takes and it is something small and obvious). I'm selling both of my cars now and I know they are in good shape because of Mike, and I will be taking my new car to him as well!

5
★★★★★

I was lucky enough to find Gabriel's when I moved a few blocks from it in Pasadena. Normally you have to ask friends and search and search to find a garage like this one! Mike and his guys are totally reliable, honest, and very good at communicating with you about what is needed and what your options are. I have a truck and a car, both of which are more than 10 years old, and he has kept both of them in great shape for an extremely reasonable cost. Also, he will always check with you before doing any work (unless you tell him when you drop it off to do whatever it takes and it is something small and obvious). I'm selling both of my cars now and I know they are in good shape because of Mike, and I will be taking my new car to him as well!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Mike (the owner) continues to save my car, and my money. He's the most honest mechanic I've ever known. Go to Mike before you go to the dealer, even if you're still under warranty! He knows their games and can help you prepare.

5
★★★★★

Mike (the owner) continues to save my car, and my money. He's the most honest mechanic I've ever known. Go to Mike before you go to the dealer, even if you're still under warranty! He knows their games and can help you prepare.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

More about Gabriels Automotive & Towing

Auto repair,Auto service, Honda repair Pasadena, Audi repair, BMW repair, BMW service, AC inspection, AC repair, Radiator service, oil change pasadena, Brake job, Auto maintenance , mercedes benz

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Gabriels Automotive & Towing, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review