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Japanese Carmasters

Without warning my car died and then let out smoke from the engine --- bad sign. It was towed to Japanese Car Masters where they examined it and discovered a crack in the block (really really bad) which means I needed my entire engine replaced. They found a great price for a used engine and gave a fair quote for the labor. I even brought my mechanic uncle there to verify the problem and he agreed with everything JCM said. Ended up that Honda has a little known "extended warrenty" for this type of problem and replaced my engine at no cost. Although JCM didn't do the work, they were VERY professional, visibly showed me the problem, honest, and had great customer service. I will bring my car to them for all my repairs in the future. I'm officially a lifer!

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Japanese Carmasters

Japanese Car Masters is one of the best, most honest mechanic shops I've ever dealt with. I lived in San Diego until 2006 and found them through a coworker's recommendation. The first time I went there it was for a 1994 Nissan that kept hesitating/jumping a few times a day. A couple of other mechanics could not figure out what the problem was, but Sam (the owner at the time) figured it out and fixed it within two hours. Since then, I owned one other car (a new Civic) and always took it to Andy (Sam's successor and protege) for both regular maintenance and the occasional hiccup. They required an appointment (usually available the next morning), and drove me to work after I dropped off my car. For most work, the car was ready by evening. Their service was always top-notch and fairly priced, including a discount on oil changes when I took my own quarts of synthetic oil.

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Japanese Carmasters

Good service! I had a very pleasant experience with this business. Even though my car is not a japanese car (it's a Hyundai) they did an excellent job fixing it. Prior to taking my car here, I had left it at the Hyundai dealership for 2 weeks, and in all that time, they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. A little while later, my car happened to break down near JCM. They had the problem figured out within a couple of hours and the work completed in one day! Amazing! And the price they gave me was very reasonable. I would definitely return again if I need more work done to my car in the future.

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Japanese Carmasters

My 2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro decided to stop at an intersection around 6:30 pm. ASAP Towing picked up my car within 30 minutes and recommended I send my car to Japanese Car Masters. I am going to be honest, I was very skeptical because I usually only have my car serviced at Audi repair shops. To my pleasant surprise, even though it was after hours, a mechanic still at the shop, took my car in and said that they would run tests to diagnose my car in the morning. I received a phone call the next day that my car needed a new fuel pump and filter. Amazingly, they went right to work and had my Audi ready by 4 o'clock that day! Larry (the owner or at least the manager) and Alex (the mechanic) put my mind at ease that genuine German parts were being put into my car (they even saved my old parts to show me why the part had failed and gave me recommendations for maintaining the fuel pump!) From the beginning, I felt comfortable that this repair shop was not "trying to pull a fast one" or make me overpay for services or parts that I did not need. The entire staff was honest and straightforward about what repairs needed to be done. They quoted me a price and after I told them that the Audi repair shop had quoted lower because of a one time discount and a coupon I had, Larry matched the price. **DISCLAIMER: I received a discount for my service, but I am guessing that there are some types of repairs that the shop may not or cannot discount for whatever reason. I just wanted to mention this kind act so a skeptic of the shop knows that they do not charge ridiculous prices or overcharge you!** DO NOT let the name throw you off! They specialize and deal with all types of cars, I saw both a BMW and Mercedes being serviced while my Audi was being fixed. Overall I had a wonderful, fast, pleasant, fair experience with Japanese Car Masters and would highly recommend this shop to any one of my friends or family and to any YELP reader that is in search of a quality repair shop!

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Japanese Carmasters

these guys worked effortlessly on my jeep. i was towed, and the guy that towed my car took me to them, i was very skeptical because i thought that he was just sending me there because he knew them and they had some kind of deal going on, but i couldnt have been more happier. they are very personable, and some nights would stay late just to put some extra hours in on my car. i had to get a new engine, and they showed me what was wrong with my old one, and how to really take care of my new one. They were great to work with, and i will for sure bring my car back to them with anything!

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Japanese Carmasters

Another lucky family referred to Alex by a tow truck driver! Our trusted mechanic of 15 years lost his lease and for over a year we went place to place trying to find someone who could come close to giving us the peace of mind we had been so lucky to have. Alex/Japanese Car Masters is the best thing we've had happen to us! We have three older cars he keeps running smoothly with inexpensive maintenance. He's so busy, no doubt because of the way he runs his shop and treats his customers, that he doesn't have the time or need to find things to fix that don't need fixing! And it seems he'll work on anything. We just acquired an old, long-neglected, 31' RV knowing we could count on him to get it running almost like new at a price we could afford. Just picked it up and am posting this review because we need Alex to stay in business for a very long time!!!

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Japanese Carmasters

Great experience at Japanese Car Masters! Was hearing some screeching and knew my brakes were out of whack so after asking a friend for recommendations on where to get it fixed, I called (a little frantically) and talked to Aleks. He told me to bring my car in later that day, did just that and it was a breeze getting my brake pads replaced, I picked up my car a couple hours later. The yelp deal I used which saved me $30 was just the icing on the cake! Even without the deal, a totally fair price. Had an overall great experience and will be recommending this place to friends.

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Japanese Carmasters

I took a Honda Civic for an a/c compressor replacement. Alex (hope I got that right) did the job for me and was everything a mechanic should be. For a few extras he recommended changing, he explained why, was clear about price, and showed me all the parts after the job was done. Considering the job, the price was good. The office staff was also great. I am comfortable returning and recommending the shop to friends.

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Japanese Carmasters

Im may , my Rv brakes went out. I took t to Japanese CAR MASTERS. it cost me 600.00 for a complete rear brake system, whille it was in the air they found out my 2 iner tires were worn TO SHREDS , they replaced them for me TOATAL REAR BRAKES AND TIRES///900.00 Im a very happy customer. AS in nov last yr I tooki t to FUNDAY RV , for front brakes. They charged me 900.00 , and never notced my tires. FUNDAY RV IS A RIPE OFF. I LOVE JAPANESE CAR MASTERS TY ~~~~~ANDY AND YOUR CREW. FORGOT TO MENTION FROM NOV TO MAY I NEVER TOOK RV OUT. SO WHY DDNT THEY NOTCE BACK BREAKS AND TIRES AT FUNDAY RV?????

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Japanese Carmasters

I have been to Japanese Car Masters approx 5 times. EVERY TIME they have done everything possible to be the most cost effective in repairing my car. I am entirely comfortable with them and knowing that they do the best job possible for the least money. In short, I TRUST them

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