Studio Automotive Center

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  • 11479 Burbank Blvd

    North Hollywood, CA 91601

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  • 818-769-8441

About Studio Automotive Center

Categories
  • Auto Parts & Accessories
  • Auto Body Paint & Repair
Hours
M-F 8am-6pm, Sa 9am-2pm, Su Closed
Special Offer
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Emails
  • edstudioautomotive@gmail.com
Phones
  • Alt (818-357-0349)
Year Established
  • 1971
Keywords
  • Auto Parts
  • Auto Repair
  • Engine Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Automotive Maintenance
Products
  • Batteries
Specialties
  • Jeep Repair
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Brands
  • Denso
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Bendix
Services
  • Oil Changes
  • New Engine Installation
  • Engine Repairs
  • Transmission Repairs
  • Overheating Issues
  • Air Services
  • Brake Services
  • Battery Services
  • Jeep Repair
  • Timing Belt
  • Hoes Repairs
  • Fluid Checks
  • HVAC Services
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

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Owner Ed and staff keep this little gem of a garage running tip top! One of the best auto repair experiences I've ever had in my 20+ years of driving. One day turn around, beyond friendly service -AND- help! I highly, highly recommend them!

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Owner Ed and staff keep this little gem of a garage running tip top! One of the best auto repair experiences I've ever had in my 20+ years of driving. One day turn around, beyond friendly service -AND- help! I highly, highly recommend them!

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It's been hard to find a mechanic that I get a good vibe from, but I feel as though Ed and his boys have been very fair with me. Though, it's not like I've spent a small sum of money at the shop. On the contrary, but I do feel at this point that we've caught all the problems with my Cherokee and it's been running great. Don't let the size of the shop or Ed's great Charisma fool you. Nobody's out to get you. These are just a bunch of guys trying to make a living doing what they love. To be quite honest, they've been very accommodating about payment and have allowed me to stay on track with other financial commitments because of that understanding. Good luck finding a perfect mechanic, I'm just glad I found one who is straight forward, upstanding and honest. Thanks Guys!!!

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It's been hard to find a mechanic that I get a good vibe from, but I feel as though Ed and his boys have been very fair with me. Though, it's not like I've spent a small sum of money at the shop. On the contrary, but I do feel at this point that we've caught all the problems with my Cherokee and it's been running great. Don't let the size of the shop or Ed's great Charisma fool you. Nobody's out to get you. These are just a bunch of guys trying to make a living doing what they love. To be quite honest, they've been very accommodating about payment and have allowed me to stay on track with other financial commitments because of that understanding. Good luck finding a perfect mechanic, I'm just glad I found one who is straight forward, upstanding and honest. Thanks Guys!!!

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Owner Ed and staff keep this little gem of a garage running tip top! One of the best auto repair experiences I've ever had in my 20+ years of driving. One day turn around, beyond friendly service -AND- help! I highly, highly recommend them!

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Owner Ed and staff keep this little gem of a garage running tip top! One of the best auto repair experiences I've ever had in my 20+ years of driving. One day turn around, beyond friendly service -AND- help! I highly, highly recommend them!

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It's been hard to find a mechanic that I get a good vibe from, but I feel as though Ed and his boys have been very fair with me. Though, it's not like I've spent a small sum of money at the shop. On the contrary, but I do feel at this

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It's been hard to find a mechanic that I get a good vibe from, but I feel as though Ed and his boys have been very fair with me. Though, it's not like I've spent a small sum of money at the shop. On the contrary, but I do feel at this

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I have been going to Studio Automotive Center for a couple years and the service is always wonderful and I have never had an issue with any repairs!! I recommend this company to everyone!!!

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I have been going to Studio Automotive Center for a couple years and the service is always wonderful and I have never had an issue with any repairs!! I recommend this company to everyone!!!

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They are quick to return phone calls and they told us up front how much things were going to cost!!!

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They are quick to return phone calls and they told us up front how much things were going to cost!!!

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I have been going to Studio Automotive Center for a couple years and the service is always wonderful and I have never had an issue with any repairs!! I recommend this company to everyone!!!

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I have been going to Studio Automotive Center for a couple years and the service is always wonderful and I have never had an issue with any repairs!! I recommend this company to everyone!!!

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They are quick to return phone calls and they told us up front how much things were going to cost!!

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They are quick to return phone calls and they told us up front how much things were going to cost!!

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My transmission was no longer going in reverse and I had to play with it to get it in drive. Studio Automotive fixed it quickly. (1 day to diagnose and get the part and fixed it the next day)

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My transmission was no longer going in reverse and I had to play with it to get it in drive. Studio Automotive fixed it quickly. (1 day to diagnose and get the part and fixed it the next day)

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I went to Studio Automotive with my Chrysler Sebring for a tune-up. My car is always expensive to tune-up because it has an inverted engine with spark plugs underneath and difficult to get to. THANK YOU Studio Automotive for not gouging me and doing a GREAT JOB!

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I went to Studio Automotive with my Chrysler Sebring for a tune-up. My car is always expensive to tune-up because it has an inverted engine with spark plugs underneath and difficult to get to. THANK YOU Studio Automotive for not gouging me and doing a GREAT JOB!

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I went to Studio Automotive with my Chrysler Sebring for a tune-up. My car is always expensive to tune-up because it has an inverted engine with spark plugs underneath and difficult to get to. THANK YOU Studio Automotive for not gouging me

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I went to Studio Automotive with my Chrysler Sebring for a tune-up. My car is always expensive to tune-up because it has an inverted engine with spark plugs underneath and difficult to get to. THANK YOU Studio Automotive for not gouging me

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My transmission was no longer going in reverse and I had to play with it to get it in drive. Studio Automotive fixed it quickly. (1 day to diagnose and get the part and fixed it the next day)

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My transmission was no longer going in reverse and I had to play with it to get it in drive. Studio Automotive fixed it quickly. (1 day to diagnose and get the part and fixed it the next day)

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I could not be happier with my services. My car was done in a timely manner and was inexpensive. Thank you and I will come again.

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I could not be happier with my services. My car was done in a timely manner and was inexpensive. Thank you and I will come again.

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I ended up a very happy customer. They went above and beyond on what I brought my car in. While it wasn't cheap (but are car repairs ever?) it was very reasonable! I trusted Ed and his team and was not disappointed! Studio Automotive isn't the closest repair shop to where I live, but I will be coming here from now on.

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I ended up a very happy customer. They went above and beyond on what I brought my car in. While it wasn't cheap (but are car repairs ever?) it was very reasonable! I trusted Ed and his team and was not disappointed! Studio Automotive isn't the closest repair shop to where I live, but I will be coming here from now on.

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Studio Automotive Center was so honest and flexible with us. They told us upfront how much things might cost (while not ripping us off!) and were always willing to work around our schedule. They are quick to return phone calls and have even stayed open late for us to pick up our car! Though I never like it when my car needs mechanical attention, these fellas make it well worth it.

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Studio Automotive Center was so honest and flexible with us. They told us upfront how much things might cost (while not ripping us off!) and were always willing to work around our schedule. They are quick to return phone calls and have even stayed open late for us to pick up our car! Though I never like it when my car needs mechanical attention, these fellas make it well worth it.

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I ended up a very happy customer. They went above and beyond on what I brought my car in. While it wasn't cheap (but are car repairs ever?) it was very reasonable! I trusted Ed and his team and was not disappointed! Studio Automotive isn't

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I ended up a very happy customer. They went above and beyond on what I brought my car in. While it wasn't cheap (but are car repairs ever?) it was very reasonable! I trusted Ed and his team and was not disappointed! Studio Automotive isn't

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Studio Automotive Center was so honest and flexible with us. They told us upfront how much things might cost (while not ripping us off!) and were always willing to work around our schedule. They are quick to return phone calls and have

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Studio Automotive Center was so honest and flexible with us. They told us upfront how much things might cost (while not ripping us off!) and were always willing to work around our schedule. They are quick to return phone calls and have

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This is a long entry, but I promise it's well worth the time it will save you by reading it instead of wasting your time by taking your car here.

If there was a way to give a negative score to this business, I would. After breaking down on the highway, the tow driver recommended I go to Studio Automotive center. Not knowing where else to go and being totally stranded, I trusted his recommendation. Even as I rode in the tow truck to this place, the driver kept saying "he's going to overcharge you," "that's what he does," "just try to talk him down." ( I later was told by this driver that he gets his car worked on here for free and that's why he brings people here). Now, my dad's a mechanic, so I figured that if I could get a quote from him, no mechanic would be dumb enough to try to overcharge a girl who knows exactly what she should be charged for.
Boy, was I WRONG! The next day I found out what I should have been quoted at for $500, Ed Cremarosa (the owner) tried to charge me at $1200!!! I work at Universal Studios as a stunt performer, but even the oh-so-advertised 15% discount for Studios employees didn't mean squat at that gross over pricing.
Be warned: Ed will try to scam his way into getting you to trust him. He will put on the "good old boy" face and even try to pull the "I'm such a good Christian" card to make you feel safe.
My mechanic dad ended up talking to Ed, and asked him if the car started. Ed answered, "Uh, I don't know, we haven't checked. Let me check on that and call you back" My father has been in this business for 35 years, he knows that the FIRST THING you do is check to see if the car even starts!
After he called him back he wouldn't let my dad get a word in edgewise. He even upped the price to $2000!! That was it. I had my car towed outta there and to a place that I know is trust worthy (Morgan's Auto on Pico Blvd). When I arrived with a tow, Ed made a desperate price drop to $800 (still an overcharge for the service I need). I still took my baby away from this creep. It was then that Ed took off his "good ol' boy" mask and I saw up close and personal exactly who he really is: a filthy, dishonest, crooked jerk who wants your money, not to help you. As soon as he knew I was leaving for good, he was an absolute jerk to me. Not making eye contact and still making sure I paid his precious $95 for looking at my car (which is also hefty for a check, a normal rate is closer to $50 even in LA).

One final note:
The guy who towed me away ( a different guy from the tow before) told me stories of how much he hated Ed. He tows people like me away from there all the time. He told me about a time that Ed tried to charge a girl who needed a $150 repair $900!! He is also infamous for doing faulty work on people who get him into that "low zone." I 100% believe that if I would have let him work on my car for $800, he would have either not fixed it properly, or would have messed with something else that would have forced me to come back in.

I'm really sorry this post was so long, guys. But I hope it saves you time in the long run.

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This is a long entry, but I promise it's well worth the time it will save you by reading it instead of wasting your time by taking your car here.

If there was a way to give a negative score to this business, I would. After breaking down on the highway, the tow driver recommended I go to Studio Automotive center. Not knowing where else to go and being totally stranded, I trusted his recommendation. Even as I rode in the tow truck to this place, the driver kept saying "he's going to overcharge you," "that's what he does," "just try to talk him down." ( I later was told by this driver that he gets his car worked on here for free and that's why he brings people here). Now, my dad's a mechanic, so I figured that if I could get a quote from him, no mechanic would be dumb enough to try to overcharge a girl who knows exactly what she should be charged for.
Boy, was I WRONG! The next day I found out what I should have been quoted at for $500, Ed Cremarosa (the owner) tried to charge me at $1200!!! I work at Universal Studios as a stunt performer, but even the oh-so-advertised 15% discount for Studios employees didn't mean squat at that gross over pricing.
Be warned: Ed will try to scam his way into getting you to trust him. He will put on the "good old boy" face and even try to pull the "I'm such a good Christian" card to make you feel safe.
My mechanic dad ended up talking to Ed, and asked him if the car started. Ed answered, "Uh, I don't know, we haven't checked. Let me check on that and call you back" My father has been in this business for 35 years, he knows that the FIRST THING you do is check to see if the car even starts!
After he called him back he wouldn't let my dad get a word in edgewise. He even upped the price to $2000!! That was it. I had my car towed outta there and to a place that I know is trust worthy (Morgan's Auto on Pico Blvd). When I arrived with a tow, Ed made a desperate price drop to $800 (still an overcharge for the service I need). I still took my baby away from this creep. It was then that Ed took off his "good ol' boy" mask and I saw up close and personal exactly who he really is: a filthy, dishonest, crooked jerk who wants your money, not to help you. As soon as he knew I was leaving for good, he was an absolute jerk to me. Not making eye contact and still making sure I paid his precious $95 for looking at my car (which is also hefty for a check, a normal rate is closer to $50 even in LA).

One final note:
The guy who towed me away ( a different guy from the tow before) told me stories of how much he hated Ed. He tows people like me away from there all the time. He told me about a time that Ed tried to charge a girl who needed a $150 repair $900!! He is also infamous for doing faulty work on people who get him into that "low zone." I 100% believe that if I would have let him work on my car for $800, he would have either not fixed it properly, or would have messed with something else that would have forced me to come back in.

I'm really sorry this post was so long, guys. But I hope it saves you time in the long run.

Pros: Absolutely none

Cons: The worst kind of way to run a business

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I was very dissappointed as the owner Ed pretends to be a christian and even used that as a basis to get me to trust him. What he didn't know was that I had the car looked at before i let him work on it. He charged me the max and then didn't fix the car. So, once I found that he didn't fix the car...I panicked and put a stop payment on he check as I have been duped before.....he keeps calling and harrassing me after hours and cussed me out saying that he is going to get his money one way or the other...then called me out of my name. Now I am afraid to take my car back to be fixed. A

I drove my car through water and it stopped. I let another shop see my car and they said it was probably the starter, but if it was the engine.....then I would be in trouble. I called the tripple A guy to tow my car to the shop and he asked me what happened, I told him and he said he knows this great mechanic and he towed my car without my being with him. Once Ed called me back, he immediately told me what I told the Tripple A guy and told me it would cost $1200. I don't even thin they looked at my car before installing a damaged engine in my car. Now....the car makes noice the idol is off as the car shakes and the break light , engine, oli lights are on all the time. Before I drove through the water, my car had on issues, but an oil leak. Con Men Pros: wants to get paid is the agenda
Cons: didn't fix car

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I was very dissappointed as the owner Ed pretends to be a christian and even used that as a basis to get me to trust him. What he didn't know was that I had the car looked at before i let him work on it. He charged me the max and then didn't fix the car. So, once I found that he didn't fix the car...I panicked and put a stop payment on he check as I have been duped before.....he keeps calling and harrassing me after hours and cussed me out saying that he is going to get his money one way or the other...then called me out of my name. Now I am afraid to take my car back to be fixed. A

I drove my car through water and it stopped. I let another shop see my car and they said it was probably the starter, but if it was the engine.....then I would be in trouble. I called the tripple A guy to tow my car to the shop and he asked me what happened, I told him and he said he knows this great mechanic and he towed my car without my being with him. Once Ed called me back, he immediately told me what I told the Tripple A guy and told me it would cost $1200. I don't even thin they looked at my car before installing a damaged engine in my car. Now....the car makes noice the idol is off as the car shakes and the break light , engine, oli lights are on all the time. Before I drove through the water, my car had on issues, but an oil leak. Con Men Pros: wants to get paid is the agenda
Cons: didn't fix car

Pros: none. Ed will use the christian role to get business

Cons: Only after your money and will stoop to threatening you

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I was very dissappointed as the owner Ed pretends to be a christian and even used that as a basis to get me to trust him. What he didn't know was that I had the car looked at before i let him work on it. He charged me the max and then didn't fix the car. So, once I found that he didn't fix the car...I panicked and put a stop payment on he check as I have been duped before.....he keeps calling and harrassing me after hours and cussed me out saying that he is going to get his money one way or the other...then called me out of my name. Now I am afraid to take my car back to be fixed. I don't even think he checked the car before attempting to fix it. I got the car back hood dented, roof of trunk torn fiber glass exposed. Brake light on, engine light on. The are crooks.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very dissappointed as the owner Ed pretends to be a christian and even used that as a basis to get me to trust him. What he didn't know was that I had the car looked at before i let him work on it. He charged me the max and then didn't fix the car. So, once I found that he didn't fix the car...I panicked and put a stop payment on he check as I have been duped before.....he keeps calling and harrassing me after hours and cussed me out saying that he is going to get his money one way or the other...then called me out of my name. Now I am afraid to take my car back to be fixed. I don't even think he checked the car before attempting to fix it. I got the car back hood dented, roof of trunk torn fiber glass exposed. Brake light on, engine light on. The are crooks.

Pros: wants to get paid is the agenda

Cons: didn't fix car

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Several years ago, I brought my car to this joke of a repair shop. Initially, the owner, one Ed Cremarosa, a greasy, hawaiian-shirt-wearing, goon of a man was courteous since I was giving his shop my business.

My car would lose power during turns and the engine was cutting off intermittently, so I was desperate to get it fixed. I told him what I was experiencing, and ask that they figure out what was wrong with my car, and fix it if possible. Before they even lifted the hood, they slapped a $75 estimate in my face. Being an automotive dummy at the time, I let them work on it. I received a call from them that afternoon, and all of a sudden, it was going to cost me $350 to fix the problem, which included adjusting the throttle linkage and air control valve, and replacing the center support.

Over the course of my week long ordeal with this place, my costs jumped again to $771, they randomly dismantled my drive shaft, totally screwed up the idle, wasted my time, and did absolutely nothing to find, much less fix, whatever problem my car was having. If it was possible to look up the definition of "dishonest mechanic" in the dictionary, these guys would be next to it. AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!

PROS: NOT A SINGLE THING!!!
CONS: Dishonest and unknowledgeable! Do you need any other reasons?

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Several years ago, I brought my car to this joke of a repair shop. Initially, the owner, one Ed Cremarosa, a greasy, hawaiian-shirt-wearing, goon of a man was courteous since I was giving his shop my business.

My car would lose power during turns and the engine was cutting off intermittently, so I was desperate to get it fixed. I told him what I was experiencing, and ask that they figure out what was wrong with my car, and fix it if possible. Before they even lifted the hood, they slapped a $75 estimate in my face. Being an automotive dummy at the time, I let them work on it. I received a call from them that afternoon, and all of a sudden, it was going to cost me $350 to fix the problem, which included adjusting the throttle linkage and air control valve, and replacing the center support.

Over the course of my week long ordeal with this place, my costs jumped again to $771, they randomly dismantled my drive shaft, totally screwed up the idle, wasted my time, and did absolutely nothing to find, much less fix, whatever problem my car was having. If it was possible to look up the definition of "dishonest mechanic" in the dictionary, these guys would be next to it. AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!

PROS: NOT A SINGLE THING!!!
CONS: Dishonest and unknowledgeable! Do you need any other reasons?

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