Chet

37 years of experience
San Diego, CA

I have over 35 years of experience and am an ASE Level 1 master mechanic. I have extensive experience with Asian, European, and domestic cars and have Ford factory training. I'm an expert ain electrical and engine diagnostics and am skilled in finding performance faults and failures. I love figuring out why your car doesn't run like it should and making the necessary repairs to get it back in great condition!

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on September 19

My second time having Chet work on my vehicle and i will continue to book him for my automotive needs. Quick yet thorough and friendly. Pleasure doing business and will definitely be seeing Chet again.


on September 18

Chet was prompt, knowledgeable, and fast. He exceeds all my expectations in a mechanic. I would happily have him work on my vehicle again and will definitely recommend him to friends.


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  • CarGurus Pre-purchase Car...

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Toyota 4Runner
on September 12

Chet performed a pre-purchase inspection of a vehicle I was interested in. He provide an photos of all issues he noted along with a voice memo of his findings. I wasn't able to attend because I live in another state. His findings saved me a wasted trip. I will definitely use Chet again in the future if I come across another vehicle in his neck of the woods.


on August 31

Chet made what would otherwise be a stressful experience into a pleasant one. He was on time, had the parts as promised, did not waste time getting the job complete as quickly and thorough as possible in spite of a stuck crankshaft position sensor.


on August 30

Chet is very professional and knowledgeable. He does try to over sell you and respects your time. He is on time and treats you the way he would want to be treated.


on August 22

Great experience, wonderful people skills. Straight forward kind of guy and extremely helpful! I'm booking him for my future automotive needs for sure!


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Toyota Sienna
on August 26

He did a great job! I needed a lot of work on my car and Chet took his time. I was able to clean my house, pack my bags for vacation and check his progress while he worked. It was great! Very knowledgable.


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Kia Sportage
on September 20

Chet was professional and got the job done in a timely manner. Also had a great conversation with him! Really great guy!


on August 03

If you're expecting a big shiny shop truck to show up, you're in for a surprise (I was a bit taken aback initially) but it's a good lesson in not judging a book by its cover - or in this case, its vehicle! Chet was on time and every bit as knowledgeable and professional as any mechanic I've ever encountered. He knows what he's doing and wastes no time doing it, adding appropriate suggestions regarding future maintenance as he goes. Noticed helpful things to keep my 19 year old baby on the road and happy - things I might not have considered. Had good information about oil choices, too. Got the whole job done between 11:30 and 3:30, not only the timing belt and pulleys but water pump, too. Just an all-around A+ experience, and knowing he's backed by a warranty on the work/parts makes me feel even better.


on July 28

Chet seemed very experienced and a genuine person. Very good job and I would recommend him to anyone:) thank you Chet for all your hard work on my truck that I love!


on July 22

Chet was able to diagnose the problem and provided great advice regarding questions I had about the maintenance of my vehicle, including pending repairs I had planned doing with another provider. Thank you very much for your help and instruction.


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  • 15,000 Miles Maintenance ...

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Subaru Baja
on May 20

Chet was very professional, knowledgeable and nice. He completed the work as requested and let us know about a couple of things that needed work. He also suggested new tires, even though he and the company don't sell tires. I feel very comfortable driving my Baja again.


on November 18

I was extremely pleased with Chet's performance. He listened to me and fixed my car. A great bonus is that he came to me while I was a work. He is very professional. Answered all my questions. He even had a recommendation for how to keep my car running smoothly. I highly recommend him. Thanks. I will be calling back in the future.


on November 19

Chet's a lifesaver. Every time my car has left me stranded, Chet has been able to get it back up and running in a very timely manner. Getting me back on the road much, much faster than having to tow it to a shop to be serviced. And a helluva' lot cheaper! Highly recommend. Thanks Chet.


on May 25

Showed up early. My problem was simple enough, but I have no doubt in if I need something more extensive. Chethe can handle it professionally and in a timely fashion. Coming from a family of mechanics, I can appreciate the value of years of expertise.


on June 30

Chet worked fairly quick, and was very informational as he explained my combination set up for engine and why I was having vacuum issues with my timing.


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Ford Ranger
on December 09

What a great experience ... took a shot on an at-home repair job(s), and I will absolutely do this for all my future diagnostic/repair needs (assuming I don't need anything big like a tranny/engine replacement). Chet was a great guy, knew his stuff, solved problems that popped up, and had all the necessary tools to get the jobs done. Most importantly, he didn't mind me watching/helping which was important for me as I like to learn stuff and get my hands dirty. I'm pretty confident that I would have paid a lot more for a fuel pump replacement and all-around brake job at a shop, plus not having to screw around with tow trucks and travel too/from shop (vehicle was dead). Also, you can save a lot of money if you shop around for your own parts but they just won't warrant them (understandably, but I felt like that was a low-risk chance to take). Funny thing, I hope I won't need Chet's services again, but you can be assured I would call on him when I do!


on December 10

as usual Chet is an experienced personable person who tells you what is wrong with vehicle and fixes it right the first time. always nice to talk with.


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  • 65,000 Miles Maintenance ...

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Honda Civic
on August 16

Chet showed up on time and navigated the hard parking situation near my office without complaining. He inspected the car and explained to me, a complete car neophyte, what needs to be fixed and how things work. Definitely a 10 out of 5.


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BMW 325xi
on December 11

Chet was great... like a trooper, he worked in the dark with a head-light and a smile! He took the time to show me what the problems were and possible problems down the road to look out for. I appreciate that he was professional and knowledgeable while working without wasting time. My cars runs great now and I am so happy to not be nervous jumping into with a 91 year old mother in the seat next to me. Thank you! Linda G.


on December 13

Chet was very knowledgeable in the problem with my car, unfortunately he didn't fix my car because the initial problem I thought it was, was actually different from the work needed, but Chet told me everything that needed to be done so I could reschedule my appointment


on August 04

Chet arrived on time and had my vehicle fixed extremely fast. Very personable and professional, I'll definitely be calling him anytime I need car issues gone.


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Volkswagen Beetle
on May 08

Chet was thorough and did what he could. Waiting to hear from home office about getting needed parts to see if he can fix the problem. He seems very honest and helpful and I hope he can fix it.


on October 15

Excellent service! Reliable, thorough, extremely convenient and saved me a ton of money! I feel confident that I will be able to continue running my old cor for much longer now. Thanks, Chet!


on October 18

Chet was very helpful in explaining what was going on with my car. I had lots of questions and he answered and explained them all so that I could understand. Told me things that I could do to help maintain my car and was very informative on anything I was concerned about. I would highly recommend him!!


on May 10

Fast, clean, knowledgeable. I had a problem with my Surge tank, and in 5 min he figured it out what's wrong and booked my fixing. The fixing was even faster. I will always book with Chet for problems with my car.


on October 22

I have dealt with Chet twice now and I have been very satisfied with the service. He is very honest and has always completed an excellent job. I would highly recommend Chet to anyone that needs work done.


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Dodge Ram 1500
on May 13

Awesome experience all around. Chet was professional, courteous and friendly. Very knowledgable and I will definitely recommend him to others. Thanks Chet!


on October 30

Chet was very helpful in explaining what I needed to know about the car I was inspecting before buying. He told me all the things that would require fixing and the things the seller wasn't telling me before buying the car. He helped me see that I could lower the price because of the a few small things than needed fixing. I would definitely recommend him!!


on May 04

Chet was great! Very knowledgeable and pleasant. Did a thorough check and let us know exactly what was needed. Will definitely use this service again.


Rating summary
5 star
311
4 star
13
3 star
4
2 star
0
1 star
8
How people describe Chet

Friendly

(236)

Professional

(242)

Competent

(217)

Courteous

(195)

Goes above and beyond

(186)

Expert

(196)

Knowledgeable

(240)

Timely

(202)

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