Fitzgeralds Auto Care Center

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Auto Repair Shop, Auto Electrical Service, Auto Radiator Repair Service, Brake Shop, Transmission Shop, Oil Change Service, Engine Rebuilding Service, Auto Restoration Service, Wheel Alignment Service, Muffler Shop, Auto Tune Up Service
  • 2066 Placentia Ave

    Costa Mesa, CA 92627

    Map & Directions
  • 949-548-8877

About Fitzgeralds Auto Care Center

Categories
  • Automotive Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Tires
  • Auto Inspections
  • Auto Body Paint & Repair
Details
  • Transmission Repair
  • Engine Repair
  • Radiator Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Auto Diagnostics
  • Auto Inspections
  • Smog Testing
  • Tune Ups
Hours
M-F 7:30am-5:30pm, Sa 8am-2pm, Su Closed
Associations
  • ASE Certified
  • AAA Certified
Year Established
  • 1963
Keywords
  • Auto Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto Maintenance Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto Repair Shop Costa Mesa, CA
  • Car Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Car Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Car Maintenance Costa Mesa, CA
  • Car Repair Shop Costa Mesa, CA
  • Mechanic Costa Mesa, CA
  • Brakes Costa Mesa, CA
  • Brake Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Brake Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Smog Costa Mesa, CA
  • Smog Test Costa Mesa, CA
  • Smog Check Costa Mesa, CA
  • Oil Change Costa Mesa, CA
  • Oil Changes Costa Mesa, CA
  • Oil Lube and Filter Costa Mesa, CA
  • Suspension Costa Mesa, CA
  • Suspension Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Clutch Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Electrical Diagnostics Costa Mesa, CA
  • Computer Diagnostics Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto Diagnostics Costa Mesa, CA
  • Vehicle Diagnostics Costa Mesa, CA
  • Tune Ups Costa Mesa, CA
  • Exhaust Costa Mesa, CA
  • Exhaust Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Mufflers Costa Mesa, CA
  • Muffler Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto Electrical Work Costa Mesa, CA
  • Alternator Costa Mesa, CA
  • Tires Costa Mesa, CA
  • Tire Shop Costa Mesa, CA
  • Tire Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Tire Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Air Conditioning Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto AC Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto AC Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto Air Conditioning Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Transmissions Costa Mesa, CA
  • Transmission Shop Costa Mesa, CA
  • Transmission Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Vehicle Inspections Costa Mesa, CA
  • Wheel Alignment Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Wheel Alignments Costa Mesa, CA
  • Alignments Costa Mesa, CA
  • Engine Rebuilding Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Engines Costa Mesa, CA
  • Engine Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Engine Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Car Care Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Fleet Costa Mesa, CA
  • Fleet Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Fleet Service Costa Mesa, CA
  • Catalytic Converters Costa Mesa, CA
  • Emission Testing Costa Mesa, CA
  • Smog Inspections Costa Mesa, CA
  • Official Star Test Costa Mesa, CA
  • Official Star Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Official Star Test & Repair Costa Mesa, CA
  • Smog Repair Costa Mesa, CA
Products
  • Smog Test
  • Smog Repair
  • Smog Check
Specialties
  • 30,000 Mile Service
  • 60,000 Mile Service
  • 90,000 Mile Service
  • Axle Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Filter
  • Brake Inspection
  • Brake Replacement
  • Cabin Filter
  • Carburetor
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Clutch Repair
  • CV Joint Repair
  • Drive Train
  • Driveshaft Repair
  • Engine Rebuild
  • Engine Leaks
  • Fluid Flushing
  • Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Filter
  • Head Gasket
  • Heating
  • O2 Oxygen Sensor
  • Oil & Filter Change
  • Pistons
  • Radiator Flush
  • Radiator Repair
  • Serpentine Belt
  • Spark Plugs
  • Smog Check
  • Smog Check Repairs
  • Starter
  • Suspension
  • Thermostat
  • Transmission Filter
  • Transmission Leak
  • Transmission Gasket
  • Tune-up
  • Water Pump
  • U-Joint
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Brands
  • Honda Repair
  • Ford Repair
  • Acura Repair
Services
  • 30,000 Mile Service
  • 60,000 Mile Service
  • 90,000 Mile Service
  • Axle Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Filter
  • Brake Inspection
  • Brake Replacement
  • Cabin Filter
  • Carburetor
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Clutch Repair
  • CV Joint Repair
  • Drive Train
  • Driveshaft Repair
  • Engine Rebuild
  • Engine Leaks
  • Fluid Flushing
  • Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Filter
  • Head Gasket
  • Heating
  • O2 Oxygen Sensor
  • Oil & Filter Change
  • Pistons
  • Radiator Flush
  • Radiator Repair
  • Serpentine Belt
  • Spark Plugs
  • Smog Check
  • Smog Check Repairs
  • Starter
  • Suspension
  • Thermostat
  • Tire Rotation
  • Transmission Filter
  • Transmission Leak
  • Transmission Gasket
  • Tune-up
  • Water Pump
  • U-Joint
Languages
  • English

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I drive a VW, which means that when my left headlight goes out, it takes an entire military troop and an act of Congress to change it. I had the bulb, but couldn't remove all the parts to fix the light. Fitzgerald did it one Saturday morning and I think he charged me $5. Said he wasn't going to be doing anything else if I hadn't come in. They are so fair and really nice. And, he was talking about VWs and repairs, and how they won't fix Beetles, so I know that they are knowledgeable as well. I was really happy.

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I drive a VW, which means that when my left headlight goes out, it takes an entire military troop and an act of Congress to change it. I had the bulb, but couldn't remove all the parts to fix the light. Fitzgerald did it one Saturday morning and I think he charged me $5. Said he wasn't going to be doing anything else if I hadn't come in. They are so fair and really nice. And, he was talking about VWs and repairs, and how they won't fix Beetles, so I know that they are knowledgeable as well. I was really happy.

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We have a jeep and a grand am with over 130,000 miles each. Fitzgeralds keeps them both running smoothly. My wife brings the car in most of the time and they always treat her right. They always tell us what we don't need done as well as what needs fixing now. Many times I was sure something bad and expensive was wrong, but Fitzgeralds found a loose hose or other small deatail and fix it free or a very low price. No rip offs, or trying to sell you things you don't need. Big time recomenation.

5
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We have a jeep and a grand am with over 130,000 miles each. Fitzgeralds keeps them both running smoothly. My wife brings the car in most of the time and they always treat her right. They always tell us what we don't need done as well as what needs fixing now. Many times I was sure something bad and expensive was wrong, but Fitzgeralds found a loose hose or other small deatail and fix it free or a very low price. No rip offs, or trying to sell you things you don't need. Big time recomenation.

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Great info on status of vehicle provided. Great service and wonderful staff

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Great info on status of vehicle provided. Great service and wonderful staff

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It's hard to find a good mechanic so I thought it would be important to post a review for Fitzgeralds. I have been going to Fitzgeralds for over 6 years and have referred my family and friends to them. Dan and his team at Fitzgeralds are one of those rare types of mechanics that will tell you, despite you insisting that the noise your car is making must mean some expensive part needs to be replaced (cuz that's what it said when you looked it up on the internet), that a bolt just needed to be tightened and your car is ready to be picked up. BTW - they are also AAA approved so you don't have to just take my word for it. ;o)

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It's hard to find a good mechanic so I thought it would be important to post a review for Fitzgeralds. I have been going to Fitzgeralds for over 6 years and have referred my family and friends to them. Dan and his team at Fitzgeralds are one of those rare types of mechanics that will tell you, despite you insisting that the noise your car is making must mean some expensive part needs to be replaced (cuz that's what it said when you looked it up on the internet), that a bolt just needed to be tightened and your car is ready to be picked up. BTW - they are also AAA approved so you don't have to just take my word for it. ;o)

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Brought a used car I was buying here to get checked up. They were friendly and answered all of my questions about the car. The inspection cost $85 and they threw in a free oil change coupon. I wound up buying it so we'll see how it does down the road.

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Brought a used car I was buying here to get checked up. They were friendly and answered all of my questions about the car. The inspection cost $85 and they threw in a free oil change coupon. I wound up buying it so we'll see how it does down the road.

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Ok, so how hard is it to find a good anything now-a-days? I was surprised that this little place right around the corner from my house was by far the most amazing little auto shop around. Their staff is so sweet and don't take you (me being a girl especially) for a fool. Even though I know nothing about cars and even when I explain the problem or weird sound, they just take care of it without charing an arm and a leg. I love them and they are fantastic! KUDOS :)

5
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Ok, so how hard is it to find a good anything now-a-days? I was surprised that this little place right around the corner from my house was by far the most amazing little auto shop around. Their staff is so sweet and don't take you (me being a girl especially) for a fool. Even though I know nothing about cars and even when I explain the problem or weird sound, they just take care of it without charing an arm and a leg. I love them and they are fantastic! KUDOS :)

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This place did a really good job. You guys are the best! My truck is now driving great after all the auto repairs you have done to it. Thank you for the hard work and keep it up.

5
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This place did a really good job. You guys are the best! My truck is now driving great after all the auto repairs you have done to it. Thank you for the hard work and keep it up.

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Went to Fitzgerald's after searching for a place to get a Smog Check in Costa Mesa-- I went here because of the reviews I saw vis-a-vis Google Maps, which were positive. Well, the positive reviews were warranted. Friendly people, fair pricing, reasonable wait time. And they had decent magazines to read through while waiting. I'll go back for more.

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Went to Fitzgerald's after searching for a place to get a Smog Check in Costa Mesa-- I went here because of the reviews I saw vis-a-vis Google Maps, which were positive. Well, the positive reviews were warranted. Friendly people, fair pricing, reasonable wait time. And they had decent magazines to read through while waiting. I'll go back for more.

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I hate getting my car smogged! It is always a hassle and inconvenient. I went to Fitzgeralds to get my smog tested and it did not pass. I know a lot of people have wasted money trying to get their cars to pass and Fitzgeralds was able to do it efficiently and I didnt have to dish out a bunch of cash in the process! Highly recommended

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I hate getting my car smogged! It is always a hassle and inconvenient. I went to Fitzgeralds to get my smog tested and it did not pass. I know a lot of people have wasted money trying to get their cars to pass and Fitzgeralds was able to do it efficiently and I didnt have to dish out a bunch of cash in the process! Highly recommended

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They always stand behind their work. My power window did not work after I had my car repaired here. It was completely unrelated to the mechanical repairs but they offered to fix it at no extra cost. Nice guys!

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They always stand behind their work. My power window did not work after I had my car repaired here. It was completely unrelated to the mechanical repairs but they offered to fix it at no extra cost. Nice guys!

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Made it convenient with their pick up and drop of services. Allowed me to still have a schedule and get my car repaired fast.

5
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Made it convenient with their pick up and drop of services. Allowed me to still have a schedule and get my car repaired fast.

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I rarely write reviews about companies but the reason I have been coming there for years is because they treat my money like it were their own. Fair Prices and excellent service.

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I rarely write reviews about companies but the reason I have been coming there for years is because they treat my money like it were their own. Fair Prices and excellent service.

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Was referred by a friend so I went online to look up the business. I saw all their great reviews so we went in and bought our car great servcie.

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Was referred by a friend so I went online to look up the business. I saw all their great reviews so we went in and bought our car great servcie.

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I brought my car in because you guys are convenient and you did a great job the last time I was in and I trusted I would get the same service again

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I brought my car in because you guys are convenient and you did a great job the last time I was in and I trusted I would get the same service again

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"My serpentine belt started to shred and I could not find the problem. I
took it to Fitzgerald. It took two days and about four belts but it
came down to a water pump bearing that was just starting to go. I know
they spent a lot of time on it. They charged me for the bearing, one
belt and a few hours of labor. I know they only charged about a quarter
of what it cost to fix. I tried to give them more and they would not
take it. The only thing they said was if I liked the service to come
back. Even though it is a little far for me to get to, I take all the
families cars to Fitzgeralds. And after one and a half years I've
always been treated like family there. Great place."

5
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"My serpentine belt started to shred and I could not find the problem. I
took it to Fitzgerald. It took two days and about four belts but it
came down to a water pump bearing that was just starting to go. I know
they spent a lot of time on it. They charged me for the bearing, one
belt and a few hours of labor. I know they only charged about a quarter
of what it cost to fix. I tried to give them more and they would not
take it. The only thing they said was if I liked the service to come
back. Even though it is a little far for me to get to, I take all the
families cars to Fitzgeralds. And after one and a half years I've
always been treated like family there. Great place."

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A friend of my brother (a professional race car driver) suggested we go to FItzgerald's 2 years ago and we've been taking both of our cars since. They are great, honest, kind and we've consistently had good experiences with this garage. I'd definitely recommend FItzergald's.

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A friend of my brother (a professional race car driver) suggested we go to FItzgerald's 2 years ago and we've been taking both of our cars since. They are great, honest, kind and we've consistently had good experiences with this garage. I'd definitely recommend FItzergald's.

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"My Nissan Altima was making a really loud rattling sound whenever I started the car. My girlfriend told me about Fitzgerald's. I went in and
spoke to Dan, the owner, and he immediately figured it had to do with the heat shield. Nissan knows about this issue, but my car was not under
the factory recall. I dropped the car off that evening with Dan. Dan estimated it would take about a day-and-a-half to repair. I got the
car back the same day. The price was very honest and reasonable for the amount of work done. Had I taken the car to Nissan, they would have
charged twice the amount. Nissan had told me that the car needed a lot of repairs. Dan and his mechanics looked over the car and found no other
problems. It's great to go to a mechanic who is honest and does the job right. My Altima runs like new, even with 70K miles on the odometer. I highly
recommend Dan and his crew at Fitzgerald's!"

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"My Nissan Altima was making a really loud rattling sound whenever I started the car. My girlfriend told me about Fitzgerald's. I went in and
spoke to Dan, the owner, and he immediately figured it had to do with the heat shield. Nissan knows about this issue, but my car was not under
the factory recall. I dropped the car off that evening with Dan. Dan estimated it would take about a day-and-a-half to repair. I got the
car back the same day. The price was very honest and reasonable for the amount of work done. Had I taken the car to Nissan, they would have
charged twice the amount. Nissan had told me that the car needed a lot of repairs. Dan and his mechanics looked over the car and found no other
problems. It's great to go to a mechanic who is honest and does the job right. My Altima runs like new, even with 70K miles on the odometer. I highly
recommend Dan and his crew at Fitzgerald's!"

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"I have been a customer of Fitzgeralds for many years. I have recommended
this business to family and friends. They too return for service when
needed. Fitzgeralds' work is excellent."

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"I have been a customer of Fitzgeralds for many years. I have recommended
this business to family and friends. They too return for service when
needed. Fitzgeralds' work is excellent."

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Very pleasant!! The staff is very nice and very informed in what they're doing. They really take time to explain to the patient each step they're doing. Great attitudes, great atmosphere. I wish I would have found out about this location sooner. Thank you Dr Aubert and your great staff.

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Very pleasant!! The staff is very nice and very informed in what they're doing. They really take time to explain to the patient each step they're doing. Great attitudes, great atmosphere. I wish I would have found out about this location sooner. Thank you Dr Aubert and your great staff.

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"Employees are SO POLITE and nice! I cant stress this enough. (they even
offered me a ride home when I dropped my car off). They do impeccable
work and dont over charge or try to up sell something you dont need. I
have been here twice, first to have the transmission chip in my 2008
Mazda 3 hatch S. replaced then shortly after I brought it back to have a
tire replaced and all 4 brakes (which would have been an arm, leg and
eye at the dealership.)

HIGHLY recommend if you want a fair, honest price and good work."

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"Employees are SO POLITE and nice! I cant stress this enough. (they even
offered me a ride home when I dropped my car off). They do impeccable
work and dont over charge or try to up sell something you dont need. I
have been here twice, first to have the transmission chip in my 2008
Mazda 3 hatch S. replaced then shortly after I brought it back to have a
tire replaced and all 4 brakes (which would have been an arm, leg and
eye at the dealership.)

HIGHLY recommend if you want a fair, honest price and good work."

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Fitzgerald's does an awesome job and has for years. We have 3 vehicles, two of them more than 25 years old. Fitzgerald's is the main reason those two run well. When we finally had to replace the third vehicle with a 2006 model still on warranty, we found the dealer failed to properly bleed the brakes after they did some work on it. We have taken it to Fitzgerald's ever since. You are not a nameless driver to them. When I called today to make an appointment for the 2006's 65K scheduled maintenance, they knew me right away. They are a local family-owned business that's been in Costa Mesa since 1964. You just can't find anyone better.

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Fitzgerald's does an awesome job and has for years. We have 3 vehicles, two of them more than 25 years old. Fitzgerald's is the main reason those two run well. When we finally had to replace the third vehicle with a 2006 model still on warranty, we found the dealer failed to properly bleed the brakes after they did some work on it. We have taken it to Fitzgerald's ever since. You are not a nameless driver to them. When I called today to make an appointment for the 2006's 65K scheduled maintenance, they knew me right away. They are a local family-owned business that's been in Costa Mesa since 1964. You just can't find anyone better.

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I have been to a lot of different auto repair centers to get an oil change. One day I thought to myself, "How do I know they are actually changing my filter?" So I started to mark them with sharpies or sandpaper. There has been many times I have caught auto repair centers not changing it. I have not had that problem with Fitzgeralds.

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I have been to a lot of different auto repair centers to get an oil change. One day I thought to myself, "How do I know they are actually changing my filter?" So I started to mark them with sharpies or sandpaper. There has been many times I have caught auto repair centers not changing it. I have not had that problem with Fitzgeralds.

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we have a jeep and a grand am with over 130,000 miles each.
Fitzgeralds keeps them both running smoothly. My wife brings the car in most of the time and they always treat her right. They always tell us what we don't need done as well as what needs fixing now. Many times I was sure something bad and expensive was wrong, but Fitzgeralds found a loose hose or other small deatail and fix it free or a very low price. No rip offs, or tring to sell you things you don't need.

big time recomenation

5
★★★★★

we have a jeep and a grand am with over 130,000 miles each.
Fitzgeralds keeps them both running smoothly. My wife brings the car in most of the time and they always treat her right. They always tell us what we don't need done as well as what needs fixing now. Many times I was sure something bad and expensive was wrong, but Fitzgeralds found a loose hose or other small deatail and fix it free or a very low price. No rip offs, or tring to sell you things you don't need.

big time recomenation

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I drive a VW, which means that when my left headlight goes out, it takes an entire military troop and an act of Congress to change it. I had the bulb, but couldn't remove all the parts to fix the light. Fitzgeralds did it one Saturday morning and I think he charged me $5. Said he wasn't going to be doing anything else if I hadn't come in.

They are so fair and really nice. And, he was talking about VWs and repairs, and how they won't fix Beetles, so I know that they are knowledgeable as well.

I was really happy.

PROS: Fair, reasonable
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I drive a VW, which means that when my left headlight goes out, it takes an entire military troop and an act of Congress to change it. I had the bulb, but couldn't remove all the parts to fix the light. Fitzgeralds did it one Saturday morning and I think he charged me $5. Said he wasn't going to be doing anything else if I hadn't come in.

They are so fair and really nice. And, he was talking about VWs and repairs, and how they won't fix Beetles, so I know that they are knowledgeable as well.

I was really happy.

PROS: Fair, reasonable
CONS:

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These guys have been around for quite a while. I went to fitzgeralds auto care some time ago when I had trouble with my engine. The mechanics were able to pinpoint the problem and give me a reasonable estimate before performing repairs. The service was professional and I didnt feel like I was being ripped off. They also give a 12k or 12000 mile warranty on their repair work. Recommended.

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These guys have been around for quite a while. I went to fitzgeralds auto care some time ago when I had trouble with my engine. The mechanics were able to pinpoint the problem and give me a reasonable estimate before performing repairs. The service was professional and I didnt feel like I was being ripped off. They also give a 12k or 12000 mile warranty on their repair work. Recommended.

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Fitzgeralds Auto Care Center provides Auto Repair Costa Mesa Services. Family Owned and Operated since 1963, we service vehicles like car repair service, truck repair service, van repair service, minivan repair service, suv repair service, hybrid repair service, sport utility vehicle repair service, and fleet repair service. Auto Repair Costa Mesa services every type of automobile repair on almost any type of automotive. Your vehicle is in good hands with our ASE Certified Technicians, AAA Certified and in an Award Winning Facility.

 

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