L.A. Auto Center in Los Angeles, CA

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L.A. Auto Center

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(213) 747-2847
Address:2001 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90007
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on L.A. Auto Center

Lilly P. | 2015-04-11

I took my car in because I needed a new radiator and the guy charged me $378, they also told me that it needed a new barring and they would charge me 300 extra to fix it. I decided to get a second opinion at another shop close to my house and the guys there told me that the radiator was still leaking because it was not installed correctly and they said that I was over charged at LA Auto center for a job not done right- they fixed and corrected the problem charged me $10 for a small mistake that was making my car leak! And took care of the other problem for only $75  when LA auto wanted to charge me $300!!! LA Auto Center is a rip off and take advantage of people! Beware and look around before you decide to take your car there. I will never go back again! I am glad I found a good and honest auto shop near my house.

Jo A. | 2015-02-25

I ended up at this location as AAA was having a free 40 point inspection done by their AAA trusted facilities. My rear brakes were having issues so I figured I would get them checked for free and the rest of my car. I arrived right when they opened and was helped first at 8 am. They began my inspection and when it was done were honest about what needed to be done as soon as possible and what would need to be fixed eventually. They didn't try to add anything unnecessary. I liked that.

My rear brakes were in terrible shape. They broke off as soon as the tired, hub cap (the whole set up) was taken off to inspect them. So legally I had to get my brakes fixed there. I said okay as I had no other choice, there would be no way to take my car. The manager gave me a good deal and so I went ahead with the repair. I went home. I returned at 2:30 and my car was ready. So I paid and took it home. HERE IS WHERE THE ISSUE BEGAN! My car with its bad brakes before they were fixed, would break automatically if I needed to. Just the initial push and it stops. When I tested my brakes after "they got fixed", I would press the brake almost half way down and my car would roll and then stop!

I took it back to LA AUTO CENTER immediately and told them the situation. The manager tried to brush it off and say that my front brakes needs to be fixed still and the rear ones just need to be adjusted to normal by driving around. I insisted on a second opinion because even though my brakes were bad before the repair, they worked better than whatever they did now. So the manager has his lead mechanic check the brake work and guess what? The original mechanic who worked on my brakes did a half a**ed job!

The lead mechanic was up front and told me the truth, the brakes were not repositioned correctly. There was air between the brake disc and the calipers. And the pedal was not reset. The emergency brake was not set back to position either and instead having 3 clicks and setting in place when you pull back, it had 15 clicks before any type of lock. The lead mechanic reset the whole thing. Front and back. And test drove it with me. My brakes were perfect after that. The manager apologized as I walked away and the mechanic who first worked on my truck wouldn't even look at me and it didn't look like he cared. I had to wait two hours at the shop so they could fix my brakes again.

I'm happy that they got fixed. The service from the lead was excellent, so was the manager at first and then he turned into crap. My issue is that if this is AAA certified, how could they get lazy with their work? I hope this helps.

Jordan W. | 2014-12-08

I had iffy feeling about taking it to these guys in the first place. But I was in a bind. My regular mechanic couldn't get to mine in time and they were close to him. Plus they were AAA approved. So they couldn't be that bad right?

Boy, was I wrong. It took them two days to get to it and then they kept it for another day. So I could've stayed with my other guy. When I went to pick it up they were all confused about how much I owed them and even which car it was. I'm just lucky I was able to get my car back.

Well they did fix my car, I thought. skip to about a week and a half later. My check engine light came back on. I took it to my regular guy. and he had to fix their job. It was basically a very sloppy fix and they didn't plug up everything and connections were left loose.

So just do yourself a favor and stay away from these over priced hacks.

Nicole S. | 2014-03-04

The location is to be with easy and nice trained guys at the place. The guys were expert and fault finding too. It was perhaps should be given five stars but their price a bit high.

They were so fast and hones. I will even back here.

Robbie C. | 2013-11-22

I am thoroughly disappointed.

I spoke with Nader over the phone yesterday to do the AAA Special which includes oil change, inspection, and tire rotation. I was held up in traffic and called him over the phone prior to the appointment and told him that I could not make it at 9:30am and if there was a different time available. I was hoping for 10:30am the next day since traffic is so bad in that area. He told me that only 9:30am was open. I confirmed the appointed time with him and woke up extra early to drive there to be on time.

I hate waking up early.

So I get there, drive my car into the lot and get ready to pull in and he asks 'Who are you?' in the most non-customer friendly way possible.

Okay fine, maybe he's having a rough day. No big deal.

Except that he says I never talked with him over the phone, he has no idea who I am and that I have no appointment with him.

I'm steamed.

He tells me he can't do it, he's already backed up and gestures to TWO Cars waiting ahead of me. I'm not sure how long a tire rotation takes, or an oil change, but google said about 20 minutes for tire rotation and 30 for an oil change. That's TWO hours ahead of me at best.

I tell him I'm not unreasonable, I want it done today and I can be patient. He tells me I can leave my car and pick it up at 6pm. It was 9:30am. That's a full 8 hours. The other thing is that the place is a tow yard and I didn't feel comfortable leaving my car there. If someone can't honor an appointment, or lies to me about it, that's shady, so what am I to do if I come back and say "Where's my car?" and their response is 'You never left your car here.'

Yeah. This place is downright shady. Avoid at all costs.

Denis S. | 2013-02-05

I honestly debated whether or not to write this review.  So far they have a 5 stars average, but not that many reviews, and I'm hoping the circle doesn't get much bigger, because this place is amazing.  I've been here a few times now and they're very efficient, very honest, and do a great job.  They could probably use a little work on their bedside manner, but they're great mechanics.

Eric M. | 2012-12-15

AAA brought our car here after we had trouble with the alternator.  Nader was very helpful, responsive, and professional.  Given how difficult it is to find good mechanics, we plan to come here next time we need help.

Paul H. | 2012-07-02

I was going into Dodger Stadium, on Stadium way 100 yards from the parking lot ticket booths, when I stalled in a sea of other cars.  Son-of-a-.....!  Never got to see the Dodgers beat the Mets on Sunday.  Had to eat the tickets.  Oh well, I did see them beat the Angels in Anaheim last week sitting 8 rows back of third base.

L.A. Tow took me to L.A. Auto Center (they share a lot, and one would think the towing biz generates a lot of auto repair biz).  The auto center was closed, but I was able to leave the car there Sunday night and the tow guys gave me a form to fill out so they could work on it the next day.

Nader is the auto center manager and took good care of me the next day.  He seemed to be a straight-up guy and trustworthy.  Took the time to talk with me and explain things.  Didn't overcharge, IMO.  I was expecting worse, to be honest, because I was an out-of-towner with a dead car and nowhere to go.  Thanks Nader!

Stephanie L. | 2012-03-25

I was introduced to the auto center after a AAA tow and repair. I have been returning ever since for routine oil changes, brakes, etc. Trusty auto centers and mechanics are hard to find and I find this center reliable. They are communicative, great on pricing and are able to tell me when things need to be repaired without pressuring me to spend more money. I highly recommend this place!

Ben V. | 2012-03-17

This is a AAA certified shop just north of USC.  Nader, the manager, will take care of you here.  It seems like a lot of their business comes from referrals from L.A. Tow which uses the same lot, but there's nothing shady about this place.

Nader and his crew did a diligent job diagnosing my problem and gave me a quote.  I called around and found it cheaper, which he respectfully mentioned he couldn't match.  They use only quality parts here so they can back their repairs with a solid warranty with AAA.  I found a shop that would use a riskier aftermarket part since I don't have the money to put in any original parts.

This place is definitely worth the stop.  Nader was more than kind, offering me free coffee even after I told him I'd be going to another shop.  They run a class act here.  Worth your business 100%!