Malibu Auto Repair in Brooklyn, NY


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Specialties

Malibu Auto center is a full-service automotive and collision repair as well as preventive maintenance center that have been performing high quality, guaranteed automotive repairs since 1989. We are your logical alternative to the dealership for all scheduled maintenance of your personal vehicle, or fleet cars and trucks. Bring in your foreign or domestic auto, SUV, or pickup today with complete confidence that your vehicle will be serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer's warranty. We are the most advanced repair facility in the area utilizing the most up to date service information and diagnostic equipment. We honor all after-market warranties and direct bill all fleet maintenance programs.

Malibu Auto Repair


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(718) 633-0030
Address:502 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11218
  • 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Reviews on Malibu Auto Repair

 
Karry L. | 2015-03-17

Customer service at this place was good. Very painless. Process is quick. All staff is wonderful. I have bought cars from Malibu Auto Repair before and had no problems. I propose to visit another best Car Auction Repokar is very cool and they make the selling process stress free and pleasant.

 
Robert V. | 2015-02-18

I was referred to this shop after my car was hit in a parking lot.  I went to two other shops before and finally brought it here and got a quote that as one third of what the other places were asking. Gene made me feel very comfortable leaving the car there and promised to have it done in 3 days. In 2.5 days it was done! I showed up and my car looked like I just drove it off the lot. They did a FANTASTIC job. Great quality; Honest and kind ownership! Hopefully I don't need to be at a repair shop again, but if i do, without question Malibu Auto Repair is my new go to place.

 
Haim T. | 2015-02-12

Gr8t place, The only honest mechanic in brooklyn

 
Natalie C. | 2015-02-11

If I could give 10 stars I would. Someone hit my car in the middle of the night while it was parked. I woke up the next morning to find it crashed. I took it to Malibu and they did an amazing job! Only took a few days to do the work and my car came out looking brand new. It looked like I had just taken it off the lot. The owner Gene was helpful, friendly, and honest. Thank you for the great work and although I don't wish too, I will definitely be coming back in the future.

 
LULU H. | 2015-01-20

Honest, trustworthy, ethical, reliable...oh and did I mention honest?  I became a Malibu convert last year when I developed a hole in my radiator, took it to Bay Ridge Honda (had been going to them for 40,000 miles) and they came back with an estimate that totaled $4200.  They were going to charge me $1200 for actual radiator job and told me I needed brakes immediately, and that I should have my 90-115k timing belt job done at 70k miles "just to be on the safe side".  I filled it up with fluid and drove to Malibu.  The new radiator AND new rear brakes was under $500.  Since then I will only go to Malibu.  They will be my now and forever mechanics.  Fast, reliable and most importantly HONEST.

 
Sam B. | 2014-12-17

A huge garage with all kinds of cars.
I went there for oil change, and i was told it will take less than 45 minutes. I ended spending there 2 hours, since they needed to bring a special filter.
The thing with garage is that you never know when you are being told the truth, and when not. But they gave me the feeling that they are really being honest.
I will use their services again (Hopefully i won't need to ;)

 
Lauren S. | 2014-09-06

A few years later, and I can only continue to say great things about this place. I bought an older, used car off of a friend. They were very honest about what did and did not need to be done and rates are beyond fair (a Midas in Philly had recommend twice the amount of work, and Malibu's owner let me know I didn't need half of what I originally feared). They go above and beyond to help, provide advice, and never over charge.

 
John A. | 2014-08-25

I discovered Malibu on Yelp last year when I moved to Brooklyn, and I have been back several times.  They have provided basic service, State Inspection, replaced parts, and most recently performed body work.

On each and every occasion the workmanship has been first rate; their price has been more than fair, and their delivery time has always been quicker than promised.

Most recently, Malibu repaired body damage, work that was not simple.  They finished the work with expertise and the car looked beautiful.  Most surprisingly they turned it all around in one day!

I highly recommend Malibu for your auto repair needs, whatever they may be,  This is a local independent business  that serves a broad community and should be supported.

John A.
Park Slope

 
Floyd R. | 2014-08-03

I have a 2006 Mini Cooper convertible that needed a new battery and oil change with filter and my car only can use synthetic oil which is more expensive. Called the dealer  in Freeport LI who quoted me a price of $400 for the battery, $150.00 to install it ( it's in the trunk) plus $135 for the oil change.  My buddy who highly recommended Malibu bc they worked on his Mini convinced me to take the LIRR out to Long Beach where I keep the car (I live in Manhattan) and take it all the way into Bklyn to get the work done, point being it was a schlep.  Bottom line, so glad I did.  Final cost was $200 for everything plus tax! Saved almost $500.  Threw the mechanic a $20 tip. Owner, who's name was Gene I think couldn't be nicer.  Calling them today to bring the car back to have some minor nicks and dings fixed.  Can't go wrong with them, really.

 
Johanna D. | 2014-07-30

I have been to Malibu twice already. The first time I had a dented front fender needed it pulled out and painted. I stumbled upon Malibu and took it in a week after finding it. The repair took only 2 days! Not only did it look amazing, but it was only $500. Other places had told me it was going to be over $1,000 and geico estimated the damage to be around $800.

The second time I had a cracked front bumper and needed it to be replaced and wanted my back bumper to be touched up for scratches and a small dent. All together it came out to be $800.

This place is an honest business and I would recommend it to anyone looking for cheap and awesome service. The guys there are super nice and get the work done fast and quality. This is my go to place and I loved doing business with them! They're amazing !

 
Annie C. | 2014-07-21

I had a hole in my tire and drove it down to Malibu on a Saturday afternoon. They were clearly busy with other things but made time to take a look at my car and fixed it within the hour. I was curious about how tires are fixed and they let me watch. On top of that, the kind mechanic even talked me through the whole process!

Honest and professional work. These guys are great!

 
Mark H. | 2014-06-14

I love these guys.  I have an 04 Explorer, and I want to keep it for a long time to come.  I know whenever I take it there for an oil change and ask them to let me know if anything needs repair, they will only suggest a repair if it needs it.  Then I had a chance to get some body work at the shop.  Holy smokes its beautiful! They are closed on Saturday so it takes some planning but it is worth it.  They are honest, and up to date with all the technology needed for repairs.  Quick too!

 
Stiven J. | 2013-12-04

Good service from honest and professional people.
I went there after visiting an other garage, who asked a ridiculers price to replace the brakes.
They did the same job for half price! The only star i took off is because it took them 2 hours to receive the parts.

 
John H. | 2013-10-22

This is a really  honest and fast repair shop on Coney Island Ave.

My car was having trouble starting, and when I had it in a different mechanic a few weeks ago, was told it was a flywheel problem and a very expensive and labor heavy fix.

It turns out that the starter motor was just a little loose and the bolts were threaded. I don't know how that escaped the other, also highly reviewed, mechanic.

At any rate, I'll come back in 3000 miles for an oil change.

 
Sarah J. | 2013-08-23

I have been bringing my car here for 4 years.  They are always honest, helpful and efficient.  I can definitely recommend this place.

 
Tyler B. | 2013-07-18

Malibu is excellent. I first came in for an inspection and they changed a turn-signal bulb for like $2 (I've had shops try to charge me $30 for that). I'm always surprised by how low the charges are for service. I've had them do body work and mechanical, and the work is always great. They never try to upsell expensive services and have told me not to do repairs I thought I needed. They can be a little brusk as other commenters have said, but that's mostly due to the language barrier I think. And they don't really do appointments.

I've been thrilled to have Malibu around the corner. Super trustworthy, high quality, affordable work.

 
Shelly S. | 2013-03-24

The only reason I am giving two stars is because the employee in the garage was very sweet. But who ever the Russian guy at the desk was, he was a major jerk and very condescending. I wanted to get a bump on my bumper popped out and then have a photo inspection done. Before I could mention my bumper he jumped down my throat to tell me he didn't do photo inspections. The manner in which he responded was enough for me to just turn around and take my business else where. Customer service is everything!!

 
Gary P. | 2013-03-04

scratched up my right fender against a post at night. not a lot of damage but the scratches bothered me a lot. i went to malibu repair shop for consultation, they told me they can match my cars color 99%. I gave them my car and they provided my with a rental. they called me in the next day to get my car, after my inspection i couldn't even find the area where my paint was scratched. they did an awesome job with the paint job and it wasn't that expensive. plus all of their paint is epa safe, i guess even the repair shops are going green now.

 
A. Z. | 2013-03-01

If you are looking for top-notch, very honest and inexpensive car care/body shop - from simple oil change to high-end engine tuning/car body detailing - THIS IS THE PLACE YOU NEED TO GO TO!!!

My car had a persistent, very annoying cooling system issue that no mechanic was able to fix. At the recommendation of a friend of mine, also a great mechanic, I drove my car to Malibu Auto Repair and explained the problem to them. They patiently listened to my explanation and said: "No problem - we will take care of it!" In less than two (2) hours, - Voila! My car's cooling problem was 100% fixed! I expected to receive a bill in hundreds of $$$, but it was actually under $80 including tax!

On top of everything, Malibu mechanics are extremely intelligent, analytical and personable - qualities that are practically non-existent in auto-industry these days.

I am sure - after coming to Malibu Auto Repair and meeting Arcadiy, Gene, Valeriy and others (not to mention an absolutely adorable office kitty) you will make this shop your final stop for all your car care needs.

 
andy l. | 2011-06-13

Great place! Very honest! They do not overcharge! Open on Sundays and took me right away for a heat shield repair.

 
isaac j. | 2010-12-26

These guys were open not just on a Sunday, but on the Sunday after Christmas. They took me right away (even though they were busy)  put in a new battery for me, charged me twenty bucks for labor, and had me out of there in an hour.

 
Daniel J. | 2010-10-28

I went here for a routine NYS inspection.

Interaction was a little brusque, seemingly due to language barrier, but they were efficient and did the job they promised at the correct price.

I appreciated that they asked if I wanted to stay or come back, and when I suggested I would prefer to stay, they seemed to drop everything to drive my car in and do the work.

 
Paul G. | 2009-09-24

Have been going here for years.  I remember going as a kid with my father.  I now take my car their as well.  Always fair prices and honest diagnosis.  No BS.  Body shop does good work as well. Being open on Sundays is a huge convenience.

 
Michael M. | 2009-06-23

Just had a great experience here. They were open Sunday (!)...Father's Day (!!!). Their shop is large, clean, and organized. They were friendly and did the work very quickly; and they were very responsive and proactive about calling me about the service done. The price seemed fair, and they managed to fix something that two other mechanics were unable to.