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Japanese Carmasters

I just drove my car across the country from South Carolina to San Diego this week and desperately needed an oil change. The (new, as of 2 months ago, I believe he said) owner let me bring it on the same day I called and he was so wonderful! He was very friendly and knowledgable, and didn't offer maintenance I didn't need, like some shops I've been to have. I'll go back to this place in the future, for sure!

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Japanese Carmasters

I had my 2005 Prius air conditioner fixed by Jeff Arkin at Japanese Carmasters and I'm already a big fan. Japanese Carmasters is only a couple blocks north west of the former Furniture Pyramid on Carroll road. It's kind of hidden but there is a big sign in Red and screaming Yellow pointing to the entrance round the side of the industrial block it's located in. Jeff Arkin the new owner is a native of San Diego. He has been in auto service most of his life. A local of the beach communities he has the big grin and warm sincerity and honest sensibilities of a true San Diegan. Considering he has experience with Japanese makes (and in fact all makes of cars) I thought I would give him a try and he did a great job replacing the unusual type of air conditioner in my Toyota Prius. He brought in the repair under $850 including a compressor re-gassing and other parts. The compressor is electric not like in most cars. He helped me find one online that was decent and did the installation perfectly without unnecessary steps that could have been very costly.

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Hands down to you & your crew, sir! My boyfriend got his car's oil pan changed, tune up, & oil changed here. For a very reasonable price. We went to a couple shops for price check and was charging us double the price. So thankful to have listened to my brother's advice and brought the car here. We couldn't say enough good things to this shop! A friend of ours was complaining how his "auto-mechanic friend" was charging him $1,800 to get his van fixed. (Can't even pin-point what the actual issue is). Told him about this shop. Charged him $800 with extra things done, ZERO charge. He even dropped him off & picked him up all the way to Chula Vista! Will definitely recommend this shop to everyone i know! Tips: Double check the name of the shop. There's another shop in the same compound with "Japanese" name.

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Japanese Carmasters

Great place, New Shop Owner is Amazing! He knows everything inside and out about anything wrong with your vehicle. Super Nice guy as well and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommend to anyone who wants an honest shop with reasonable prices. #1 shop in San Diego

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Japanese Carmasters

My first experience here was great. On my way to LaJolla and my hose to the oil cooler comes off on my 2008 Nissan altima. ASAP towing picks me up and tells me about a mechanic. I say ok let's check him out. It was close to closing time when the tow truck driver and I arrived, but without hesitation they reclamped the hose and it only cost me $60. Every since then I come here with all my vehicle problems. I even show up here in my active duty uniform with no worry of being cheated or taken advantage of. I was getting ready for a long road trip to Texas and they inspected my 2005 Chevy Trailblazer from top to bottom to make sure it was suitable for the trip. Only $50. This is an EXECELLENT shop to get vehicle repairs done for a fair price. They do not do wheel alignments. Besides that I can't say anything bad.

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Japanese Carmasters

These guys are fantastic! Anything I need they always take care of me and my husband. seriously the nicest guys and HONEST! When you find a good mechanic you stick with them! and that is what I'm doing! I won't go anyplace else! They won't BS you! Thanks guys!

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Japanese Carmasters

Excellent service and price. I've been going to another shop for my car for years, until I had a problem and the tow truck driver recommended I try this place. I couldn't have been happier with the very reasonable price they gave me for a new starter and the owner was a great guy with a very lively personality. I've found my new shop for years to come. Even threw in a free car wash!

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Japanese Carmasters

Had problems with my Dodge Caravan that the dealer couldn't figure out. Took it to JCM they found out had a transmission problem, they fixed it at a great price and gave me a Nationwide Warranty!

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Japanese Carmasters

Legit. Owner and staff is knowledgeable about mechanic work and problem solution. Best price in town btw

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Japanese Carmasters

Japanese Carmasters is the place to go! I have a 2007, Honda S2000. My engine seized up and the situation was grim. Larry, the owner walked me through every step of the process. It took a while to pinpoint the exact problem. Communication was professional and ongoing throughout the process. Now for the best part, Larry held fast to his initial quote, when it turned out there were even more replacement parts needed than were originally anticipated, Larry was a man of his word. He still made it all work out within the price boundaries he had quoted. A great experience over-all, I will definitely be back. Thank you Larry and team, you are phenomenal!!

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