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Miramar Automotive - 18 Reviews - 9499 Kearny Villa Road #109, San Diego, CA - Auto Repair & Service Reviews - Phone (858) 578-2651

Miramar Automotive

9499 Kearny Villa Road #109
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 578-2651
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Miramar Automotive - San Diego, CA


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They are very friendly and Provides with prompt and attentive services Pros: null Cons: null


Took my truck in for breaks and an oil change. Breaks noisy, brought it back to fix, no help. Oil filter change not done. Had to return to get oil change. Do not trust workman...

Prompt and attentive 12/5/2011

They are very friendly and Provides with prompt and attentive services Pros: null Cons: null more

Check to make sure work is performed. 12/27/2010

Took my truck in for breaks and an oil change. Breaks noisy, brought it back to fix, no help. Oil filter change not done. Had to return to get oil change. Do not trust workmanship or ethics. more

On the fence.. 4/15/2010

I've taken my truck in twice now. The first time was a great experience, the second time they overcharged me. I won't go back, but I will admit it could have just been my situation. more

"Keeping my car running" 2/25/2010

I own a 1989 Aerostar which is slowly dying but I love her to death. I have always trusted the AAA approval ratings, I look for the signs in the shop windows that I may do business with, it makes my job easier because they have done all the research for me. At these hard times money is very tight and the last thing you want to happen is to have your car break down. Its been great to find an automotive shop friendly to their customers, thats fast and has quick service, Prices are compariable to other shops in the area plus they offer coupons.The owner, Rich Gingery and Ray Fear, the service advisor have helped keep my Van running by their knowledge of vehicles. Thanks Guys\r B. Trusty more

Apparently Need $$$ 1/30/2010

I have been a customer of Miramar Auto for over 13 yrs; 2 cars needing 5-6 major repairs (Timing belt, major wheel/axle repair, etc) and 2-3 minimal repairs (oil change, replace brake pads, etc). I have never felt ripped off by them until twice in the the past 6 months. Previously I felt I was getting a good repair at a good price w/ them. Now I KNOW I am making somebody's vette or boat payment each time I go there. W/in the past 6-mos I have taken the car there twice. On each occasion, I have been overcharged and treated by staff there as if I am stupid and cannot tell I am now being ripped off. When I pointed out that the cost of my last two repairs-a front axle rebuild and a clutch repair-together added up to about the current value of my vehicle, the owner laughed and said "Yeah, you're probably right." 6-mos ago I brought in the car for preventative maint and told the owner I did not want to spend an arm/leg on repairs. He winked and said, "We'll work something out." This later translated to a 2% discount on repairs (on a bill over $1000). Big Whoop!! Most currently I was offered a 5% discount on a $1000 repair bill; a $50 discount. When I asked if there were other discounts avail, the owner could only find an addditional 2% discount- a coupon deal for new custs, then griped because I didn't bring in a physical coupon. I say there are plenty of other AAA rated shops in mira mesa, possibly with less expensive boat or mortage pmts and want ur biz. This plc just wants $$$ more

Breath of Fresh Air 5/1/2009

I have never been treated so good. I really dig it when people don't try capitalize on my not understanding something. I don't understand car repair. Rich took a lot of time helping me understand why my car needed the repair. I got it. And... my car drives like new again. Pros: Owner has been there himself for 30 years Cons: none more

People you can trust. 12/30/2008

We have had a lot of problems with out Expedition. At one point, they performed over 5 hours of labor to try and find an electrical problem. My wife and I were waiting for a huge bill, but they said don't worry about it and that it was a good learning experience for them and that they would not charge us for the labor. Have always had great service and would recommend them to the Pope. Pros: Freindly and Honest Cons: None more

Brought it back to life 12/24/2008

I chose Miramar Automotive because of all the reviews I read. I was very pleased to see that this car repair shop was everything I hoped for. I thought my car was dead. They brought it back to life. Very honest shop. Very good prices. Will recommend and use them again. Pros: AAA approved, fair price, personal attention more

First Nervous but then relaxed. Left HAPPY! 10/11/2008

I wasn't sure what to do when my car started making a load rubbing noise. I decided to give Miramar Automotive a try after reading their reviews online. I began to relax when I entered the office. They were so kind and helpful. They explained what happen to my car so I could understand it. The price for the repair was reasonable and I got a great warranty. I plan to come back here next time I need something. Pros: Very friendly people more

Tops the dealer 7/22/2008

I had my 30K service done here. It was just under 1/2 the price of the dealer. But here is why I'm really happy. Ever since it was new, I have been complaining to the dealer about a clunk noise in the rear. They were never able to fix it. When dropping off my car, the owner Rich asked if there was anything wrong with the car that they should know about. So I told them about the clunk. Not only did they find the problem quickly, it costed all of $35 to fix it. I've started using Miramar Auto for my normal oil changes and service. Great shop! Pros: reasonable prices, AAA Cons: none more

Great family owned shop 4/30/2008

I started going to this auto repair shop about 3 years ago. It's owned by a family which is really cool. Jeremy starts the day and his dad Rich closes the doors. They have done all my tune ups and oil changes. Never had a problem and the prices seem good. I like it that they don't try to over sell me on things I don't need. Pros: AAA, Nice location (very close to the freeway exit) Cons: none more

My brakes feel great 3/8/2008

I have been going to Miramar Automotive for 3 years now. Just had them do my brakes for the first time. Wow what a difference! They grab really good. I can't tell you what that means to me. My brakes have always been just OK since it was new. I really am happy using this shop. Pros: AAA Approved Cons: They don't work on my husbands BMW more

Trusted Shop 2/28/2008

I am so done with the dealers. I was recommended to this shop by a co worker. I had them do my 60k service for 1/2 the price of what the dealer wanted. They didn't try to up sell me. I will continue to go here and recommend my friends. A+ Pros: AAA Approved Cons: closed weekends more

AVOID 6/26/2007

Took my car to this shop to replace spindle, control arm, was quoted a ridiculous price. Took my car to another shop and got it done for $500 less. Stay away, they will overcharge. more

3,000 Miles Away 5/17/2007

You made it possible for me to fulfill my mission of getting my son's Tahoe back in running order for his return home from deployment. I hope that some day I can meet you guys face to face to thank you. I have never felt so comfortable doing business with an auto repair center...especiallly doing business over the phone with guys have never seen and 3000 miles away. Thanks again for your professional expert diagnosis, repairs, and above all, the customer service. Pros: You can just tell you can trust them Cons: None yet more

Always had great service 5/16/2007

I have taken my car to Miramar for about 10 years for auto repair. Their car service in San Diego is the best that I have ever had. My car just keeps running and running. Take it for what it is worth, but I would keep going there as long as I have a Japanese car. Pros: Service, People, Quality of work. Cons: Wish sometimes they had longer hours, and occasional weekends. more

Tried to do unneeded repair 5/9/2007

I took my car in for an oil change and was told my battery was almost dead. They recommended an expensive battery be installed that day. Instead I took my car that day to a Sears location. There I was told and shown that the battery was fully charged and in excellent shape. more

The only place to go! 1/4/2007

Once you go to this auto shop you will not want to go anywhere else. These guys are for real. They explain everything to you so you know what you are getting for your car. I understand them and I've never even opened my hood. What brought me in originally is that I heard about their AAA Awards. They have 6! These guys are honest and good. Pros: AAA Approved, trustworthy Cons: Closed on weekend more
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Owner Message

  • Miramar Automotive has been in business in the same location under the same ownership since 1978. We provide full service for American & Japanese vehicles. Our technicians are trained to repair your vehicle right the first time.

    We believe that our employees are what makes Miramar Automotive a success. All of our automotive technicians and management staff are committed to delivering only the highest level of automotive
    repairs, and place heavy emphasis on customer service. At Miramar Automotive the customer comes first, and our objective is to complete each job effectively and efficiently. Almost all repairs and maintenance are guaranteed same day service.

    It takes a lot to become a AAA Approved Auto Repair Facility. When the AAA puts their name on something, you can be sure that it represents them well.


  • Full-service auto repair in Miramar area for American and Japanese cars since 1978.

  • 3/30/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Miramar, Northeastern San Diego, Northeastern