Del Mar Auto SVC

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626-795-9243

1789 E Del Mar Blvd

Pasadena, CA

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Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday closed
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Problem was solved and cleared itself during troubleshooting. Delmar Auto kept me informed and fully explained the issues.

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Problem was solved and cleared itself during troubleshooting. Delmar Auto kept me informed and fully explained the issues.

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Came in to have some wiring work done that involved the fuel pump management. Naturally, Hutch were able to get to me right away by virtue of my appointment. Work performed as expected, in a timely manner and for a very reasonable price. Thanks again Guys!

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Came in to have some wiring work done that involved the fuel pump management. Naturally, Hutch were able to get to me right away by virtue of my appointment. Work performed as expected, in a timely manner and for a very reasonable price. Thanks again Guys!

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Fantastic!!
Did exactly what they said they would do in the time they said it would take. My car was repaired in the time it took my wife to eat breakfast.

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Fantastic!!
Did exactly what they said they would do in the time they said it would take. My car was repaired in the time it took my wife to eat breakfast.

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Terrific job as always. I'm always appreciative that you can get my car in to be serviced so quickly. Frankly, one of the reasons I continue to buy BMW's is because I know I'll be able to have the after-warranty servicing done by such a reputable and high quality business. Thank you!

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★★★★★

Terrific job as always. I'm always appreciative that you can get my car in to be serviced so quickly. Frankly, one of the reasons I continue to buy BMW's is because I know I'll be able to have the after-warranty servicing done by such a reputable and high quality business. Thank you!

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Del Mar Auto is the best ! Hutch has been helping us extend the life of a bad 10 year old Honda transmission for years. It finally had to be replaced this year and boy was I shocked by all the extra work Hutch performed on the car. It now runs smoother than the day we bought it and no more awful noises. I'm always pleasantly shocked by the price too. I'm use to the days of visiting a dealership for repairs. Hutches prices make me wonder how he stays in business. He's an excellent mechanic and treats us like family. No need to look any further for a good mechanic.

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Del Mar Auto is the best ! Hutch has been helping us extend the life of a bad 10 year old Honda transmission for years. It finally had to be replaced this year and boy was I shocked by all the extra work Hutch performed on the car. It now runs smoother than the day we bought it and no more awful noises. I'm always pleasantly shocked by the price too. I'm use to the days of visiting a dealership for repairs. Hutches prices make me wonder how he stays in business. He's an excellent mechanic and treats us like family. No need to look any further for a good mechanic.

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If you dont want to be ripped off go to Del Mar Auto Hutch and his group are the most honest people i have ever had the privlage of dealing with. I have been taking my cars to Hutch for over 15 years and never had a bad experience. It is reassuring to know that there are still honest and fair people in this world that we as consumers can rely on, no matter how busy he is if one of my cars is in need of repair he fits us in . It is unfortunate that some one is trying to black ball this group in a review and then sign it anonymous. It is probable another mechanic who is loosing customers to a qualified , trustworthy and honest group like Del Mar Auto

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★★★★★

If you dont want to be ripped off go to Del Mar Auto Hutch and his group are the most honest people i have ever had the privlage of dealing with. I have been taking my cars to Hutch for over 15 years and never had a bad experience. It is reassuring to know that there are still honest and fair people in this world that we as consumers can rely on, no matter how busy he is if one of my cars is in need of repair he fits us in . It is unfortunate that some one is trying to black ball this group in a review and then sign it anonymous. It is probable another mechanic who is loosing customers to a qualified , trustworthy and honest group like Del Mar Auto

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Del Mar Auto is great! I have been to several different mechanics in the Los Angeles area, and Hutch and his team are by far the BEST! These guys are trustworthy and honest, and Hutch always goes out on his way to get his customers the best deals. If you want quality and want the job done right go to these guys.

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★★★★★

Del Mar Auto is great! I have been to several different mechanics in the Los Angeles area, and Hutch and his team are by far the BEST! These guys are trustworthy and honest, and Hutch always goes out on his way to get his customers the best deals. If you want quality and want the job done right go to these guys.

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We were a long time client of Del Mar Auto since moving to Pasadena in 98' . Ever since Mike moved to Hill, Hutch has been running the show. I would like to say this ends well, but unfortunately it does not. Took my son's Explorer in to fix road noise from front end and repair driver side window (window jumped out of the track). Hutch charged 600.00 to fix both. Rip-Off, 185.00 to fix window, without replacing any parts and putting silicone in the two rails which held the window. Window broke again after 1 day. Took back, another three hours to fix (give me a break)....broke again after 2 days (son works alot so could not return vehicle for repair again, so drove with broken window and out 185.00 dollars (not to mention forgetting to put back in two speaker screws after last window repair.
How I found out my son was ripped-off: His driver side mirror was busted-off and needed to be replaced, so I offered to give him a hand in fixing it. I had to remove the side panel and speaker in order to access the mirror mounts. Hutch did not even clean the old adhesive off window and rails so new adhesive would secure the window (I also had to squeeze rails with pliers so window would seat around lip) , and just globbed in some glue without even checking!! Bottom line, I fixed the window, replaced the mirror, ran the wiring and even had time to replace the bottom door seal in under an hour (this was a month ago and the window still works like new) and I am not a mechanic. It's too bad that ripping off a long-time client one time costs Hutch years of business and potential new clients. I no longer tell family and friends to patronize Del Mar Auto

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We were a long time client of Del Mar Auto since moving to Pasadena in 98' . Ever since Mike moved to Hill, Hutch has been running the show. I would like to say this ends well, but unfortunately it does not. Took my son's Explorer in to fix road noise from front end and repair driver side window (window jumped out of the track). Hutch charged 600.00 to fix both. Rip-Off, 185.00 to fix window, without replacing any parts and putting silicone in the two rails which held the window. Window broke again after 1 day. Took back, another three hours to fix (give me a break)....broke again after 2 days (son works alot so could not return vehicle for repair again, so drove with broken window and out 185.00 dollars (not to mention forgetting to put back in two speaker screws after last window repair.
How I found out my son was ripped-off: His driver side mirror was busted-off and needed to be replaced, so I offered to give him a hand in fixing it. I had to remove the side panel and speaker in order to access the mirror mounts. Hutch did not even clean the old adhesive off window and rails so new adhesive would secure the window (I also had to squeeze rails with pliers so window would seat around lip) , and just globbed in some glue without even checking!! Bottom line, I fixed the window, replaced the mirror, ran the wiring and even had time to replace the bottom door seal in under an hour (this was a month ago and the window still works like new) and I am not a mechanic. It's too bad that ripping off a long-time client one time costs Hutch years of business and potential new clients. I no longer tell family and friends to patronize Del Mar Auto

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They are very dishonest liars ,, watch the towing companies as they will try to take your car here . I think they get a kickback! Del Mar Automotive will try to charge you a fee to just look at your car and will keep making up repairs and say it did not work. Pasadena has a lot of good mechanics so do not even consider this place. Normally i do not post but these guys are so crooked they do not deserve to be in business .. an embarassment to Pasadena!!

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They are very dishonest liars ,, watch the towing companies as they will try to take your car here . I think they get a kickback! Del Mar Automotive will try to charge you a fee to just look at your car and will keep making up repairs and say it did not work. Pasadena has a lot of good mechanics so do not even consider this place. Normally i do not post but these guys are so crooked they do not deserve to be in business .. an embarassment to Pasadena!!

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WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. My husband and I could not be happier. Have been getting all of our cars worked on at Del Mar Auto for over 15 years. Go HUTCH !!!

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WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. My husband and I could not be happier. Have been getting all of our cars worked on at Del Mar Auto for over 15 years. Go HUTCH !!!

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I was introduced to Del Mar Automotive about four years ago. Since that time, I have regularly serviced our cars (we have 4 daughters ranging in age from 18 to 25, who all drive) at Del Mar. Their work has always been extremely competent, regardless of whether the vehicle was 2 years old, or 12. Fast, quality work delivered in a very friendly manner, and at reasonable prices. This goes for both basic servicing, as well as diagnostic and major repair work. In that 4 year period of time, I have been completely satisfied with all work done, and would happily recommend Del Mar to anyone.

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I was introduced to Del Mar Automotive about four years ago. Since that time, I have regularly serviced our cars (we have 4 daughters ranging in age from 18 to 25, who all drive) at Del Mar. Their work has always been extremely competent, regardless of whether the vehicle was 2 years old, or 12. Fast, quality work delivered in a very friendly manner, and at reasonable prices. This goes for both basic servicing, as well as diagnostic and major repair work. In that 4 year period of time, I have been completely satisfied with all work done, and would happily recommend Del Mar to anyone.

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I will tell you this... I have had many mechanics in the past and many good ones. I have worked on my own cars in the past and am somewhat knowlegable as to who would give you the run-around, attempt to overcharge you, etc. Del Mar Automotive has ben the best place Ihave ever taken a car to. Bottom line is, Hutch is a nice, generous and thoughtful guy who cares a lot about his customers. I live nearby and my kids take the bus to school from next to his shop. While waiting for the kids I often see who comes and goes from the shop. Many are old and needing of trust. They ALL get it from Hutch. Whoever writes the negative reviews I've read don't sound like they really had the problems they describe. After 5 years of seeing Hutch with my aging Chrysler I can tell you he is now one of the few mechanics in Pasadena I do trust!

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I will tell you this... I have had many mechanics in the past and many good ones. I have worked on my own cars in the past and am somewhat knowlegable as to who would give you the run-around, attempt to overcharge you, etc. Del Mar Automotive has ben the best place Ihave ever taken a car to. Bottom line is, Hutch is a nice, generous and thoughtful guy who cares a lot about his customers. I live nearby and my kids take the bus to school from next to his shop. While waiting for the kids I often see who comes and goes from the shop. Many are old and needing of trust. They ALL get it from Hutch. Whoever writes the negative reviews I've read don't sound like they really had the problems they describe. After 5 years of seeing Hutch with my aging Chrysler I can tell you he is now one of the few mechanics in Pasadena I do trust!

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I first went to Del Mar Auto four years ago when my transmission went out on my 2000 Monte Carlo. Hutch was excellent in fixing the car and because of some financial trouble I was having worked with me on the charges. I checked around and he charged me almost 20% less than most of his competitiors. My fiance has also used Hutch on three occasions and he's been fair and honest.

I recently had another electrical problem with my 2006 Dodge Charger and the first thing he asked me was about my warranty because he was looking to save me money. With Hutch's assistance I did eventually take the car to the dealer but he did a lot of leg work for me and ended up saving me some cash. I recommened hutch without hesitation if you ever have car problems.

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I first went to Del Mar Auto four years ago when my transmission went out on my 2000 Monte Carlo. Hutch was excellent in fixing the car and because of some financial trouble I was having worked with me on the charges. I checked around and he charged me almost 20% less than most of his competitiors. My fiance has also used Hutch on three occasions and he's been fair and honest.

I recently had another electrical problem with my 2006 Dodge Charger and the first thing he asked me was about my warranty because he was looking to save me money. With Hutch's assistance I did eventually take the car to the dealer but he did a lot of leg work for me and ended up saving me some cash. I recommened hutch without hesitation if you ever have car problems.

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I came here when my car's battery had died. They were friendly and helpful, and gave me a great price on the new battery. They could have marked up the price like many shops do, but they didn't. I will return there for future repair needs.

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I came here when my car's battery had died. They were friendly and helpful, and gave me a great price on the new battery. They could have marked up the price like many shops do, but they didn't. I will return there for future repair needs.

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My wife and I were told about Hutch and Del Mar Auto by a friend who takes his business trucks there. We were in need of a new radiator and the Honda dealer's price was more than my car was worth. Hutch fixed my car quick and the charge was very reasonable. Since then, my wife and I have purchased three additional vehicles and Hutch and company have taken great care of them all. Del Mar Auto does great repair work for a very fair price. my wife and I both have to drive long distances for work, and if our vehicles aren't running well, we are in big trouble. We can't afford to have a less then great auto repair shop when we need one. We absolutely trust Hutch to take the best of care of our cars and to charge us a fair price. we have recommended Del Mar Automotive to all our friends, and many of them go there and are as happy as we are. An additional plus is that Del Mar Auto is a family operation, and the customer service is stellar. I often sit and wait while my oil is being changed because the people that work there are so nice. Honestly, my wife and I look forward to oil changes or minor maintenance servicing, because Hutch, Lisa and the others at Del Mar treat us like friends. We are never going to take any of our vehicles anywhere else. Why would we? We have always had great experiences with Del Mar Auto, because they deliver timely and professional repairs at a very fair price and they are genuinely nice folks too. I wish every business I patronize were as exceptional as Del Mar Automotive.

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My wife and I were told about Hutch and Del Mar Auto by a friend who takes his business trucks there. We were in need of a new radiator and the Honda dealer's price was more than my car was worth. Hutch fixed my car quick and the charge was very reasonable. Since then, my wife and I have purchased three additional vehicles and Hutch and company have taken great care of them all. Del Mar Auto does great repair work for a very fair price. my wife and I both have to drive long distances for work, and if our vehicles aren't running well, we are in big trouble. We can't afford to have a less then great auto repair shop when we need one. We absolutely trust Hutch to take the best of care of our cars and to charge us a fair price. we have recommended Del Mar Automotive to all our friends, and many of them go there and are as happy as we are. An additional plus is that Del Mar Auto is a family operation, and the customer service is stellar. I often sit and wait while my oil is being changed because the people that work there are so nice. Honestly, my wife and I look forward to oil changes or minor maintenance servicing, because Hutch, Lisa and the others at Del Mar treat us like friends. We are never going to take any of our vehicles anywhere else. Why would we? We have always had great experiences with Del Mar Auto, because they deliver timely and professional repairs at a very fair price and they are genuinely nice folks too. I wish every business I patronize were as exceptional as Del Mar Automotive.

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These days its hard to find a family owned shop committed to providing their customers with respect and piece of mind. From my '87 300E mercedes to my wifes '04 Audi A4 Hutch has always taken care of my cars when other mechanics wouldnt even give me the time or day to see what my problem was.

In the case of my 300E, the A/C was cutting off after the first 30 minutes or so. I first thought maybe the belt was loose or compressor was seizing but was not 100% sure as everything seemed to be in working order. I took it to Del Mar Auto and the mechanics there found the evaporator behind the dash was clogged with dirt and grime. They professionally cleaned it out to fix the problem for a total of $50 bucks.

Del Mar Auto always welcomes you with a smile which i truly appreciate.

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These days its hard to find a family owned shop committed to providing their customers with respect and piece of mind. From my '87 300E mercedes to my wifes '04 Audi A4 Hutch has always taken care of my cars when other mechanics wouldnt even give me the time or day to see what my problem was.

In the case of my 300E, the A/C was cutting off after the first 30 minutes or so. I first thought maybe the belt was loose or compressor was seizing but was not 100% sure as everything seemed to be in working order. I took it to Del Mar Auto and the mechanics there found the evaporator behind the dash was clogged with dirt and grime. They professionally cleaned it out to fix the problem for a total of $50 bucks.

Del Mar Auto always welcomes you with a smile which i truly appreciate.

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My car was towed their and they charged me a fee just to look at it making me sign a statement for $69. They then called me up and said it would be $250 for repairs. They said the repairs didn't take and they needed to keep investigating. I towed my car the hell out of there. Don't trust Hutch he'll screw you over. There are alot of good mechanics in Pasadena - save yourself the trouble and go elsewhere!

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My car was towed their and they charged me a fee just to look at it making me sign a statement for $69. They then called me up and said it would be $250 for repairs. They said the repairs didn't take and they needed to keep investigating. I towed my car the hell out of there. Don't trust Hutch he'll screw you over. There are alot of good mechanics in Pasadena - save yourself the trouble and go elsewhere!

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I recently took my car into Delmar auto and was amazed at their service. These people actually gave me a ride to work and back. The owner of the shop was incredibly nice, never pressured me into to doing any work.

My car had a coolant leak and after calling many different radiator shops Del mar gave me the best price and took me in right away even though they were swamped. They replaced the radiator the same day. I dealt with Hutch he was so nice and explained everything to me in detail before doing the work.

I was so pleased with the service I recieved, I decided to leave a review describing my experience at Delmar. When I read these other negative reviews I was shocked at how wrong they were. These people can't be talking about the same place I went!

I've never met such a trustworthy mechanic! I've recommended Delmar to all my friends and family and they have never had a problem there. It's nice to know that there are still honest mechanic shops out there!

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I recently took my car into Delmar auto and was amazed at their service. These people actually gave me a ride to work and back. The owner of the shop was incredibly nice, never pressured me into to doing any work.

My car had a coolant leak and after calling many different radiator shops Del mar gave me the best price and took me in right away even though they were swamped. They replaced the radiator the same day. I dealt with Hutch he was so nice and explained everything to me in detail before doing the work.

I was so pleased with the service I recieved, I decided to leave a review describing my experience at Delmar. When I read these other negative reviews I was shocked at how wrong they were. These people can't be talking about the same place I went!

I've never met such a trustworthy mechanic! I've recommended Delmar to all my friends and family and they have never had a problem there. It's nice to know that there are still honest mechanic shops out there!

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They are extremely dishonest. I should have read these reviews before I went here. They will try to take you for every last dime if you let them. They had my vehicle for over a week -charged me several hundred dollars for doing absolutely nothing. They told me I need to spend approximately $2,000 on additional repairs and at least another week. I took the vehicle to another nearby garage who cleaned the spark plugs and presto - problem solved. The other garage charged me $25(yes $25) when Dela Mar Automotive quoted approx $2000. (yes $2 thousand)

You took the time to read this review - save yourself the grief and under NO circumstances should you go here. Hopefully dishonest garages like this won't be around Pasadena for long with sites like this that allow users to review them.

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They are extremely dishonest. I should have read these reviews before I went here. They will try to take you for every last dime if you let them. They had my vehicle for over a week -charged me several hundred dollars for doing absolutely nothing. They told me I need to spend approximately $2,000 on additional repairs and at least another week. I took the vehicle to another nearby garage who cleaned the spark plugs and presto - problem solved. The other garage charged me $25(yes $25) when Dela Mar Automotive quoted approx $2000. (yes $2 thousand)

You took the time to read this review - save yourself the grief and under NO circumstances should you go here. Hopefully dishonest garages like this won't be around Pasadena for long with sites like this that allow users to review them.

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I'm sorry that a previous poster had a bad experience at Del Mar, but it's clear that he feels he knows more about cars than the mechanic. If you're so confident about the solution and how cheap it should be to fix it, why not just go buy the parts at Pep Boys and install them yourself? When you go to the doctor, do you say "I already know which drugs I need, I'll give you $20 for the medicine, and $10 for your time to write the prescription" ? For auto repairs, you should always ask for an estimate in advance. If the total is more than you want to pay, then take your business elsewhere.

I've taken my cars to Hutch for almost 20 years and he's always been able to diagnose and fix problems. Years ago I drove a clunker halfway across the country to Los Angeles, which broke down along the way. The two mechanics I dealt with on the road couldn't fix it, but Del Mar figured it out right away (alternator and starter),. I later bought a new SUV which developed a minor but irritating rattle. I made 3 trips to the dealer, each time they told me they couldn't reproduce the problem, so I gave up. I took it to Hutch, and he figured out in a few minutes that it was a metal band around a hose with too much excess. He snipped off the excess metal band in about 15 seconds and no more rattle.

I now have an older car (10+ years, 200,000 miles), so it needs work fairly often. Each visit I get a reasonable diagnosis and accurate estimate. I've *never* gotten any pressure to have work done that I didn't want. Their shop is always crowded, they don't need to scam me into doing additional unnecessary work, they're busy enough as it is. I can't say that they're the cheapest shop available, I don't comparison shop each time a problem comes up, but Hutch is most certainly competent and trustworthy. Maintaining an old car is expensive, but making payments on a new one is even more so. Everyone wants to get a good value, but some customers seem to expect something for nothing.

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I'm sorry that a previous poster had a bad experience at Del Mar, but it's clear that he feels he knows more about cars than the mechanic. If you're so confident about the solution and how cheap it should be to fix it, why not just go buy the parts at Pep Boys and install them yourself? When you go to the doctor, do you say "I already know which drugs I need, I'll give you $20 for the medicine, and $10 for your time to write the prescription" ? For auto repairs, you should always ask for an estimate in advance. If the total is more than you want to pay, then take your business elsewhere.

I've taken my cars to Hutch for almost 20 years and he's always been able to diagnose and fix problems. Years ago I drove a clunker halfway across the country to Los Angeles, which broke down along the way. The two mechanics I dealt with on the road couldn't fix it, but Del Mar figured it out right away (alternator and starter),. I later bought a new SUV which developed a minor but irritating rattle. I made 3 trips to the dealer, each time they told me they couldn't reproduce the problem, so I gave up. I took it to Hutch, and he figured out in a few minutes that it was a metal band around a hose with too much excess. He snipped off the excess metal band in about 15 seconds and no more rattle.

I now have an older car (10+ years, 200,000 miles), so it needs work fairly often. Each visit I get a reasonable diagnosis and accurate estimate. I've *never* gotten any pressure to have work done that I didn't want. Their shop is always crowded, they don't need to scam me into doing additional unnecessary work, they're busy enough as it is. I can't say that they're the cheapest shop available, I don't comparison shop each time a problem comes up, but Hutch is most certainly competent and trustworthy. Maintaining an old car is expensive, but making payments on a new one is even more so. Everyone wants to get a good value, but some customers seem to expect something for nothing.

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I had a radiator problem with my car and these guys were the only one within a reasonable distance, so I took my car into them. I was pretty sure it was just a thermostat issue and the fan wasn't coming on, but I'm not an automotive repairman.

So I drop the car off and they call me an hour later to tell me, "yes, the thermostat needs to be replaced, and by the way did you know that your brakes need to be replaced, you're due for an oil change, your tires need to be balanced and you have a leaky exhaust?"

Now, I don't know about anyone else, but I have been held hostage by repair shops in the past, so I politely told the shop owner to replace the thermostat and I would see to the other items later. The shop owner became very aggressive and started telling me that these things had to be fixed, so I told him politely (again) to just fix the thermostat and I would take care of these other items when I took my car in for a tune-up at the dealership. At this he became extremely snippy and started telling me how the dealership was expensive, etc.

So, finally, he just replaced the thermostat, refilled the coolant and charged me $140!!!! I told him that the thermostat cost like $5 and the coolant was more like $2, so even with labor and an hour to diagnose it should be around $80. Needless to say, he didn't like to hear that.

Long story short, I took the car to my dealer for its regular tune-up and he said, "No problems with the exhaust. The brakes have about 5,000 more miles on them, and your tires are fine.

Bottom line: don't trust or patronize these unethical scheisters!

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I had a radiator problem with my car and these guys were the only one within a reasonable distance, so I took my car into them. I was pretty sure it was just a thermostat issue and the fan wasn't coming on, but I'm not an automotive repairman.

So I drop the car off and they call me an hour later to tell me, "yes, the thermostat needs to be replaced, and by the way did you know that your brakes need to be replaced, you're due for an oil change, your tires need to be balanced and you have a leaky exhaust?"

Now, I don't know about anyone else, but I have been held hostage by repair shops in the past, so I politely told the shop owner to replace the thermostat and I would see to the other items later. The shop owner became very aggressive and started telling me that these things had to be fixed, so I told him politely (again) to just fix the thermostat and I would take care of these other items when I took my car in for a tune-up at the dealership. At this he became extremely snippy and started telling me how the dealership was expensive, etc.

So, finally, he just replaced the thermostat, refilled the coolant and charged me $140!!!! I told him that the thermostat cost like $5 and the coolant was more like $2, so even with labor and an hour to diagnose it should be around $80. Needless to say, he didn't like to hear that.

Long story short, I took the car to my dealer for its regular tune-up and he said, "No problems with the exhaust. The brakes have about 5,000 more miles on them, and your tires are fine.

Bottom line: don't trust or patronize these unethical scheisters!

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I dropped my car off and these guys spun me around in too many circles. They told me they could not figure out what was wrong with my car and had it for 28 hours. Totally ridiculous. I took it to Lake Ave Auto Center and they fixed it within 3 hours. Del Mar Service also made me pay a fee just to look at it. I do not recommend this place at all and they make promises they can't keep. Total amateurs.

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I dropped my car off and these guys spun me around in too many circles. They told me they could not figure out what was wrong with my car and had it for 28 hours. Totally ridiculous. I took it to Lake Ave Auto Center and they fixed it within 3 hours. Del Mar Service also made me pay a fee just to look at it. I do not recommend this place at all and they make promises they can't keep. Total amateurs.

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We have taken our cars to Del Mar and are very satisfied. They are fair and get the work done fast. It's so difficult to find a good mechanic who won't rip you off, but Hutch at Del Mar is great!!

PROS: Fast, fair, and good work
CONS: can't really think of any

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★★★★☆

We have taken our cars to Del Mar and are very satisfied. They are fair and get the work done fast. It's so difficult to find a good mechanic who won't rip you off, but Hutch at Del Mar is great!!

PROS: Fast, fair, and good work
CONS: can't really think of any

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Message from Del Mar Auto SVC

Delmar Auto Service provides complete automotive repair and services such as Auto Radiator Repair, Brake Service & Repair, Auto Transmissions, Automotive Sales & Service, Smog Inspection, Muffler Repair, Fuel Injection Service.

More about Del Mar Auto SVC

Auto Repair Pasadena CA, Oil Change Pasadena, Radiator Pasadena, Smog Inspection Pasadena, Tires, Muffler Repair, Auto Service Pasadena, Fuel Injection Service, South Pasadena Auto Repair, Shocks

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