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Advanced Auto Care 5-Star Reviews

I had a great experience and Steve was wonderful. I've already recommended him to my friends and family and will continue to do so.

Brittany Via Repair Pal

I took my car in to have tires rotated and brakes checked. I told them I thought maybe I needed new brakes. Would have been easy for them to check and say "yes you need new brakes " . After a thorough check of my car they said no your brakes are fine. They did a thorough check of my car and found there were a few things I might want to think about. No pressure to get them done. I did choose to get them taken care of. I had a mechanic I used for 40 years who I always trusted what he said. He retired and sold his business. I was so leary of taking my car to anyone else. I am so glad I found these guys they are definitely my new go to shop. Thank you guys for everything. P.S. They even gave me a ride to my house after dropping off my car!

James h., Sun City, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Total professionalism throughout. Almost want another vehicle issue so I can have that remedied also. Almost. Thanks.

Jeff Via Repair Pal

Excellent Service, always pretty honest and straight up about what's going on with your vehicle. Also provides ride service to your destination if you are local, I haven't seen an auto shop that provides that, pretty cool💯👍🏾 …

Charlie Rock Via Google Review

Steve was wonderful. He made the transaction very easy and was able to repair my daughter's car and take care of some general maintenance to have been overlooked for some time.

Jerry Via Repair Pal

I have been bringing all my cars to Steve and Ryan for a couple of years now. Last week my daughter's battery died and right after that the car was making weird noises and several of the engine lights came on. I called Advanced Auto Care who said to bring it down and that they would check it out as soon as possible. I got a phone call the next day where they did a thorough check of the belts, the air conditioner as well as went through all the error codes and engine light messages. They didn't find anything wrong with it. When I went to pick it up, Steve explained to me what had happened and how the AAA guy was supposed to provide power to the car when he exchanged the battery and that what my daughter experienced happens sometimes when the proper process is not followed. Then he said that this was free of charge. I would give them a higher rating if I could for their impeccable work, their honesty and their business ethics. It is very rare to get a mechanic like that.

Patrick R., CA, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I broke down on the 15 North just north of Lake Elsinore. I called AAA and a tow truck came within 30mins. It was from Advanced Auto Care. I'm thankful for such a good and honest shop! I'm from out of town and knew my car was in good hands

Steve Via Repair Pal

Absolutely the best repair shop in Lake Elsinore. They are honest and really know what they are doing. They are also extremely polite. They always provide the best services. They just go that extra mile on their customer service to assure you a good experience.

Paul Singley Via Google Review

The employees were friendly and honest. I have already told some people they should bring their vehicles to you. I will be going back for another issue that needs fixing.

Audrey Via Repair Pal

Great place to take your vehicle. Ryan was extremely helpful , and it made me feel very comfortable with the confidence he displayed while explaining the process I would definitely recommend, and I will be returning for any future repairs. Thank you.

jorge renteria Via Google Review

Awesome customer service. They were really good about explaining everything from start to finish, just great overall experience.

Melissa Via Repair Pal

I had the unfortunate experience of getting a nail in my tire, but thankfully I found Advanced Auto Care. Steve was so kind and helpful when I came in. I can’t express my gratitude more. I would recommend them to anyone needing auto work! I’ll definitely be going back when I need something done on my car :)

Erika Segoviano Via Google Review

Provided professional, knowledgeable, and quick service repairs. Always provide great service and makes me feel like a valuable customer.

Janice Via Repair Pal

I had an oil leak coming from the side of my engine, and white smoke coming from under the hood. I took it in to Steve and Ryan and they diagnosed there were more leaks than I knew. Mind you, this is a 2004 Avalanche with plenty of miles. They had my vehicle fixed in a couple of days for a very reasonable price considering all the problems it had. Ryan was great about giving me a detailed and understandable explanation of what was going on with my vehicle. The shuttle to and from was extremely helpful as I needed to continue working from home while they did their magic on my "girl". Was able to pick it up today and she was a way different (read, BETTER) beast.
Thanks, guys!

Kimberly R., Wildomar, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I cannot express my gratitude finding this place and the two owners, Steve and Ryan whom work with such integrity and care! For the first time I do not have to worry for bad or incomplete work on my car. I wish there were two people like them for every other business that I needed care and attention for!

Larise Kia Via Google Review

Great and friendly service with a fair price. The workers went above and beyond to help me get my car fixed. Thank you!

Hailey Via Repair Pal

I highly recommend this place! They changed my tires for a fair price and the customer service i received was unreal. They really went out of their way to show that they care about their customers. Thank you!

hailey Via Google Review

More than anything else, I appreciate Advanced Auto Care’s honesty. If I lived closer, I would use Advanced as my go-to garage for auto repairs. I recommended Advanced Auto Care to my family that lives nearby.

Leonard Via Repair Pal

It's a pretty long wait to get anything done BECAUSE they are super busy I'm sure they are really professional Mechanics AAA endorsed I will post more when they finish repairs

Frederic Chevalier Via Google Review

I found this shop while looking for a place to get my car smog checked. It's the cleanest auto shop I've every seen and they're extremely polite and professional. They set my appt and got me in and out very quickly and efficiently.

Mark W., Bethlehem, PA Via Yelp Testimonial

Steve and Ryan are honest and do good work. I've been bringing vehicles to them for years and I'm always very satisfied with their work.

Ericka Via Repair Pal

We've been getting all our vehicles smog tested here for 10 years. Service and price is good. I've never been there longer than 30 minutes with an appointment. Kind staff

Heather Young Via Google Review

Just went to Advanced Auto for a non-op A/C on 2002 Yukon. The found the problem(s) and fixed it asap. I hadn't touched the system in 20 years so it was No surprised I needed a lot...but I needed it. AND...surprisingly, they warranted the parts and labor for 3yr / 36K miles. That's unbelievable. I would highly recommend this shop and the two owners are nice guys.

Patrick R., Santa Rosa, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I have been coming to Advanced Auto for years. STEVE and RYAN are the best...always professional but personable. Great prices that are competitive and fair. The work is QUALITY - it always is and that is a huge selling point. Thank you

Douglas Via Repair Pal

Advanced auto care is a great place to take your vehicle to get repairs done. I took my Kia there to get major engine repairs and they were able to get it done despite having to deal with my warranty company dragging their feet and trying to find a way out of being responsible for the repairs. Steve and Ryan fought tooth and nail with the warranty company to get the repairs approved. They were able to get everything approved and now my car is running like a champ. This is the first time I’ve ever had to take a car to a mechanic shop and Im very happy with the service I got with Advanced auto care

Osvaldo Pedroza-Flores Via Google Review

This shop is AAA approved auto repair shop and that's how we know them. My family has taken our vehicles to this shop for services since 2016 and we love them. Both Steve and Ryan do a good job by explaining everything in details down to the cost of the repair. They are very nice and professional. We highly recommend this shop to service your vehicles when needed.

Luz W., Menifee, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

The absolute best shop!! Advanced Auto Care is the only place I take my truck and my wife’s car! Ryan & Steve are the most professional customer service managers in the business, period! Every time I brought in my wife’s car or my truck, they greeted me with hello and how can we help? From that point on is the best upfront service you are going to find!! Thanks guys!

John Via Repair Pal

Very stressful situation being stranded on the road, car was towed to their facility and they got me back on the road the next work day. Very nice experience for an unexpected situation. Thank you!

M W Via Google Review

The guys here are fantastic! They run a professional operation. The shop is clean and the work is fast. I appreciate their expertise, even although fixing my car is never what I want to be spending my money on! I've been taking out vehicles here for 3 or 4 years, and I really can say these are some of the good guys!

Joan A., Canyon Lake, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Excellent auto shop: i am a returning customer and will continue to take my Mercedes there as well as recommend them to family and friends. Steve and Ryan are both so friendly and helpful. The prices are so much more reasonable than the dealership and AAC actually performs more checks on my vehicle than the dealer recommends - for a less expensive price! I also find AAC to be very honest. Would highly recommend!

Denise A., Wildomar, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Great repair shop, Ryan & Steve provided excellent service at a fair price. The shop is so clean you can eat off the floor. I have finially found a great mechanic right here in Lake Elsinore. I will be back again & again.

Rene M Via Google Review

Just got my oil change, tires rotated, and oil filter replaced today. Advanced Auto Care was on time and professional about it. Easy process for a really great price👍 Definitely will return for future maintenance needs

MineTime Via Google Review

they are courteous and reasonably priced.

Keith Saddler Sr. Via Facebook Review

Simply the Best, Honesty, Integrity, and always a job well done. Thanks Ryan & Steve, your customer until they take my keys away.

Dan Rodriguez Via Google Review

Best Smog Service by far & lowest price in area, Strongly RECOMMEND!

Alfredo y Maria Guzman Via Google Review

Super friendly and honest. I'll keep taking my car here. Definitely recommend them.

Teri Via Google Review

Steve and Ryan did an amazing job! Very professional and courteous and the work they did on my vehicle was first class! Highly recommend their place of business! They've got my business my future business for sure.

Jibril H., Huntington Beach, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

These guys are the best. I spent over $1200 at another shop trying to get my vehicle to pass smog. They just kept replacing parts with no idea what they were doing.

Advanced auto care diagnosed the problem immediately and took care of it at a very affordable price. Their shop is so clean you could eat off the floors. Their staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend them!

David Moyes Via Facebook Review

Friendly knowledgeable staff. Lobby is clean and the smog special with appointment will make me a long time customer. I was in and out. Thanks guys!

Lucy Van Pelt Via Google Review

This NEVER happens. Had a horrible pinging noise as I drove my car. Had it looked at and the estimate was much higher than what the bill came out to be. The problem wasn't as severe as originally expected. Most shops would just do the original work instead of what you actually need.

John B., Lake Elsinore, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Excellent service, very professional and spotless business. Went in with squeaky brakes and a check engine light on. Less than 24 hours and I was back on the road with a very quiet vehicle. Prices were inline if not better than others I called. They also have a FREE shuttle that took me home and came the next morning to pick me up. If you need any work done on your vehicle give them a call.

Bernie J., Sevierville, TN Via Yelp Testimonial

My number one spot i always go to now...very reliable and good pricing...extremely professional and great customer service..I definitely recommend this spot to everyone

king reyes Via Google Review

We had a great experience. Their professionalism and caring about their work and their clients is outstanding. I would trust all my vehicle maintenance to them.

Linda White Via Facebook Review

This is the best mechanics shop in the area...period. They do great work, way reasonable price and they won't rip your head off. One time Mike even told me I should try to get my brakes fixed under the warranty before going ahead with a $400 job which I was fully prepared to do.

We have four cars and they all go to Advanced Auto Care!

Stephen H., Lake Elsinore, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Thanks so much to Steve, Ryan and his group of great mechanics for bring my 1998 Ford F-150. I thought my Ford’s life was over and was picking out a "junk yard". Personnel were knowledgeable and professional and appreciate the “CPR” on my truck. If I'm in need of auto service, only one place I'll go!! Thanks again

Richard Willcox Via Google Review

Excellent auto shop: i am a returning customer and will continue to take my Mercedes there as well as recommend them to family and friends. Steve and Ryan are both so friendly and helpful. The prices are so much more reasonable than the dealership and AAC actually performs more checks on my vehicle than the dealer recommends - for a less expensive price! I also find AAC to be very honest. Would highly recommend!

Denise Ames Via Facebook Review

Advanced did complete brake job months ago on my 2012 Accord. The work done was and is still perfect. With these guys you get what you pay for and they just completed efi work on my daughter's Honda civic. You can trust this shop.

Mark A., Corona, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Had my vehicle serviced today and steve and Ryan did a great job, they listened to my needs and got the job done without any additional pressure. They squeezed me as I didnt have a appointment and called me when the car was ready.. Great job guys. And I would recommend Steve and Advance Auto for all your mechanical needs!!! Thanks guys.

Marie B., Lake Elsinore, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Kindest staff, always quick service!

Very welcoming, and offer great prices!

Always satisfied with services whenever I've come by, highly recommend!

Jahaira C., Lake Elsinore, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Friendly fast service that is super affordable. - I had an appointment at 10 and they got me out of here in less than 10 minutes... I didn't even finish the freshly brewed coffee they had available in their clean reception area - Thank you Steve and Ryan! I wish I found them when we first moved to LE in 2015. When I searched for a smog check in 2015 I ended up paying more than my car registration. Something told me to Google search for my smog check this year and Advanced Auto Care popped up. Such a blessing! I have a 2001 Lexus and the registration is $145 the smog check is only costing $39.95. Will definitely be a repeat customer. When driving down Collier, make a right at Riverside drive by the cemetery, and their facility is in the same parking lot as the recycling center.

Ofelia E., San Diego, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Good Honest guys. Always been suspicious of all mechanics but so far, these guys have been 100% honest and upfront. Definitely would recommend to friends and family

Andres Marmolejo Via Google Review

Awesome customer, friendly staff & the cleanest auto shop I ever seen!!

Steven Mannon Via Google Review

Traveling in RV, can't find a place to get air in tires. A RV repair shop (not sure why they couldn't assist us???) suggested Advanced Auto Care. We drove across street, asked if they could help us & they were courteous, friendly, polite & fast! Appreciate their awesome customer service. Plus, their shop is the cleanest auto repair shop I've ever seen!! THANK YOU

Juana A Capuchino Via Facebook Review

These guys are great had a loud noise coming from suspension took it to advanced auto and had it fixed within 24 hr. Also had them do a four wheel alignment while it was there and its never driven better thanks Steve.

Keven Jones Via Google Review

Great customer service.

Wm. Mileham Via Google Review

Best place to take your vehicle.

Kristianna 2008 Ford Ranger Via Repair Pal

This place is amazing. I was in and out about less than 20mins for a Smog Check!!! Very courteous and the customer service made you feel that you matter. Pricing was very competitive for nearby Smog Check centers. I strongly recommend.

. J., Lake Elsinore, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

I took my vehicle here and absolutely loved the service. They took care of the issue and they even shuttled me to and from my house at no extra cost. Everyone was super friendly.

I'll definitely be coming back for any of my vehicle repairs. Thank you for making my experience a pleasant one.

Levi B., Riverside, CA Via Yelp Testimonial

Clean shop, very professional. I have all of my cars taken care of here, In and out quickly and work is always done right the first time.

garrett nyrkkanen Via Google Review

The service was excellent! I would recommend them to all my friends!

Edgar 2010 Honda Civic Via Repair Pal

Best local mechanic in Elsinore

Debi Pittman Via Google Review

Great honest service.

Carlos Ortiz Via Google Review

Great job! Shuttle driver is prompt and friendly. Everything was done as requested. I highly recommend these guys

Jeff Siler Via Facebook Review

Steve and Ryan are a cut above and always professional. I've been a customer for over 10 years and plan on continuing to do so.

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Ron 2003 Volkswagen Beetle Via Repair Pal

Steve and Ryan are honest and do good work. I've been bringing vehicles to them for years and I'm always very satisfied with their work.

Ericka 2002 Toyota Tacoma Via Repair Pal

Steve and his team are some of the friendliest and most professional auto repair specialists in all of the Temecula valley! I would definitely recommend!

Brian Friesen Via Google Review

Advanced Auto Care is the best! I have always found Steve (the owner) and Ryan (the office manager) to be professional and honest. Let's be real, having car troubles are never fun, but when something does go wrong it's nice to have a place that I trust to take my car. Their waiting room is one of the cleanest I've seen, and the service is fantastic! I'd recommend these guys to anyone!

Joan Acuna Via Google Review

They are very good and very honest. I have been going there for 10 to 12 years and I have never had any issues.

Verified Customer Via Repair Pal

They are very nice and reputable.

Verified Customer Via Repair Pal

They are always very helpful, they are honest, they tell me everything I need do, and their staff is fantastic.

Natalie Via Repair Pal

They do very good work and they are very professional.

Verified Customer Via Repair Pal

Anytime I go down there when my other mechanic can't fix something, they have always fixed it for me. When I go to the office they are always very polite, and it makes a difference.

Ann Via Repair Pal

They were friendly and they provided good service.

Eula Via Repair Pal

They did my smog check very fast. They are friendly.

Rosario Via Repair Pal

They do good service, the people are very helpful and we trust them.

Creusa Via Repair Pal

They did a good job. They are very straightforward with their service.

Rick Via Repair Pal

Every time I go in they keep the work simple they don't make it complicated and they do the work quickly.

Gwen Via Repair Pal

They are honest and do very good work for me.

Verified Customer Via Repair Pal

They were very fast and efficient. They can always get me in when I call them up and they are very friendly.

Kathy Via Repair Pal

Steve, the Owner, is amazing! This shop is rated a TEN!

JaNene Dorsett Via Foursquare

When my PT Cruiser's engine light started coming on, I had a gut feeling it was going to need some major repairs, because it wasn't sounding smooth. I originally found Advanced Auto Care doing an online search for a place to have my car smogged in order to complete my car registration. From the moment I walked into their shop, I felt I found "my" mechanic. Customer service is outstanding. Steve took the time to explain how and why my car was behaving the way it was and what I could expect in order to get the registration completed. Their shuttle service made it convenient for me to drop my car off without having to rely on a neighbor. After seeing the diagnostic report and getting a detailed explanation of it, in no way whatsoever did I feel pressured to have them do the necessary repairs. Steve even helped me weigh my options whether it would be more cost effective to do the repairs or trade my car in for a newer vehicle. Because of the level of professionalism and integrity I saw, I felt very confident returning with my decision to entrust my car to their care. My PT Cruiser's cruising smooth now with no more strange noises. It feels like driving a brand new vehicle. Thank you, Advanced Auto Care for caring for cars AND their owners ;-)

joanne56 Via Yellow Pages

This place is awesome and the guys here are so kind! :)

Lisa Wilson Via Foursquare

I needed a smog check and found Advance Auto Care on the web. I looked up the web site and info to contact them. I called and was greeted by Steve on the phone. I asked if I need an appointment for a smog check had he said not at the moment we are open. I rushed down and had the smog check done. I was notified (my gas cap failed). I thought it's about time I had the same cap for 12 years.. LOL! They had a cap in stock and finished the smog check while I waited. (20 min. in all). This is my first time to Advanced Auto Care and being an ASE Certified Technician myself That is some record breaking work in my book. Thank You Steve, Ryan, and everyone else that works there. Your Top notch in my book and will recommend to all my friends. A+ service

Tj Man Via Google Review

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