Silicon Beach Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 7:45 AM - 5:30 PM
(Closed daily 12-1pm for lunch)
Licensed for smog testing and repair
5

These guys are great. I've taken my aging Subaru Outback to them several times and like the fact that I never feel like I'm being pressured/upsold to get more work done than is necessary. Unpleasant and expensive surprises from repair shops are pretty standard stuff but I haven't experienced any of these with Modesti's. Everyone I've dealt with there -- the front desk guys, the shuttle driver -- is friendly and helpful, and they do quality work. Highly recommended, check 'em out.

5

I have been a customer of Modesti's Independent Auto Repair in Culver City, CA for a little over a year. I found them on Angie's List and have always been impressed with their honesty, integrity and very fair prices. Because I was going to give my gently used MINI Cooper to my son (who is going out of state to school) I thought it would be a good idea to go to a dealership (dumb idea), have them do a diagnostic and then take my car to Modesti's to get the recommended repairs. I made the mistake of going to a MINI dealer in Los Angeles (I've never been there before) and dropped my car off early in the morning. I was told that the diagnostic would cost $389 (a lot of money...but that it would be applied to any repairs done to my car). I did not receive a call late that afternoon--as I was told--so I called them. I was told that there were problems with my car and that my "service" rep was trying to get MINI to pay for a portion of the costs. This was a shock because I've really taken great care of my MINI. My "service" rep promised to call me the next day. In the afternoon of the following day I hadn't heard anything--so I called and was told that I needed:1.) new clutch and possibly flywheel=$3900 for the "clutch assembly"2.) the oil pan was leaking; 3.) the cylinder head and gasket were leaking=$37004.) I needed coolant 5.) may need to machine the cylinder heads (I have no idea what that would have cost)6.) an alignment7.) 2 new front tires Total cost...I have no idea because I was only given a "guestimate" on the "clutch work" and work on the "leaky cylinder head gasket" Totaling $7600 for now.The other things that he told me about on the phone would be extra. My husband was ready to sell my beloved MINI and buy another car for my son.I called Danny at Modesti's and told him what was going on, and he explained a variety of things to me about how the tests were conducted and gave me some questions to ask dealer about the tests that were done on my car. When I spoke to my "service" rep at the MINI dealer about the oil leak and head gasket "repair", I was told that they did a test, which turned the green fluid blue which indicated there was a "major leak". I told the rep that I didn't have any oil on my garage floor, but that didn't seem to matter to him. I told the rep that I wasn't putting that kind of money (ultimately in excess of $8,000) into my car. I asked him what $389 (the cost of the diagnostic) would buy me and he told me "Nothing". I said, "You told me yesterday, that the cost of the diagnostic would be applied to work done". He told me that it would only be for the clutch work or the oil leak issue--the major items. I didn't even get a crummy quart of oil. The following morning I picked up my car and immediately took it over to Modesti's to have them repeat the tests and to do whatever my car needed. Danny--God Bless him--called me promptly that afternoon and told me that that he had "good news". I didn't need a clutch, nor did I need a cylinder head gasket or anything major. I needed a service, windshield wipers, some fluids and a light bulb. Everything totaled to approximately $600. I thought that Modesti's was great before, but now??? Wow!! I can't explain how happy I am with Modesti's, Danny (my awesome service rep) the mechanics and everyone associated with this wonderful company. They gave me the ability to give my son a safe car, keep my MINI in the family and save me over $8,000. If you want efficient, honest service from people who care about what they do...forget the dealers and go to Modesti's Auto Repair--they're the best!!Thanks Guys!!

5

I have found the one and only auto shop that I will go to for the rest of my life!!! They are honest, informative, and pleasant. From the time you drive in and drive off, you feel taken care of. Heck, they make spending a couple hundred dollars enjoyable. They're not like your dad's auto shops, they have the latest equipment and diagnostic equipment and do an amazing job.It's awesome that they also provide shuttle service back and forth in the area. All in all, the most amazing auto shop EVER!!!!

5

What can I say... The service at Modesti's is great!!! I needed a belt replaced in my car a few months ago, and I started calling around to local repair shops. I spoke with John at Modesti's and he was really nice and helpful. Aftter calling around to several other shops, Modesti's was actually the lowest. They were all very nice and helpful, and even had a courtesy shuttle to take me back to work. I will definitely be going back for any further repair needs!!!

5

The service I received at Modesti's was superb. Their staff was professional and courteous. Nick, my service writer, answered all my questions. The work on my car was completed in a very timely manor. They offer a shuttle service that took me home and picked me up when my car was ready. It was overall the best experience I've had when it comes to taking my car in for maintenance and service.

5

Modesti's is a really great establishment. They came highly recommended from my friend and met all of my expectations. They are detailed in their work and gave itemized estimates to my questions with no pressure or hassle to purchase. They ran a free, thorough body evaluation of my car while I sat in their clean and well magazine stocked area and enjoyed complimentary beverages. Their service is professional, polite, quick and more thorough and organized than any other auto body or car care center I've ever experienced in Los Angeles or other states (I come from a large family with alot of cars, so I've been to ALOT of car care/service centers.) I very highly recommend this place, they treated my car and me very well.

5

the service was quick and well done - everyone is so polite and nice! They even gave me a ride to and from work while the work was getting done, and called me to let me know everything that could be done, why it might need to get done, and they didn't pressure me about accepting any services I didn't feel comfortable with. Plus, I love all the magazines in their waiting room! I will definitely be going here again. Make sure and mention yelp if you stop by!

4

Not pushy, remembered my name, very personal, gave great advice even when it didn't benefit them, Quick, curteous, kind, helpful. No matter what car I will have, I will definitely keep bringing it back here. And recommend it!

5

I personally hate anything related to cars. My father was a mechanic when I was a kid and tried to teach me how to fix cars. Since I was an only child with a single dad, he dragged me to every auto repair shop and parts store in the county. Now that I have a car that is older and needing work, I have been to a couple different auto repair places for fixes from here to San Diego. I have to say that Modesti's is hands down the cleanest, most professional auto repair I have EVER been to. The staff-Jonathan & Nick are so amazingly nice and professional. Even the cleaning guy walks around whistling pretty songs. They explained everything in a way for me to understand exactly what is going on with my car, what is desperately needed and what can wait. These guys are AMAZING!!! I will honestly never go any where else and will recommend this place to everyone I know!!!!

5

This place is great! The work on all Asian makes and have been in business since 1972. They do good work, great diagnostics. I have been taking my cars to them for years. I took my 87 corolla there and I take my 2005 corolla there as well. The prices are competitive and they have decades of experience.One of the nice features is the nice environment with clean rest rooms, waiting areas with tea and coffee. Another benefit is their pick up van service. If you live in their 'pickup/delivery zone', you can drop off their car and they will take you home/to work while they work on your car. When its done, they will pick you up. Not everyone today offers this service.The prices have always been close in the estimates they give and they always call me if they find anything else that needs to be worked on. The staff is professional and courteous. Take your care there and it will be well cared for!

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