4.9 star rating based on 1470 reviews
La Jolla1027 Virginia WayLa Jolla, CA 92037(858) 260-2000
Alpine2417 Alpine BlvdAlpine, CA 91901(619) 445-1444
La Mesa7191 Alvarado RdLa Mesa, CA 91942(619) 469-1895
5
Family Auto Service - La Mesa

I just went in to get a simple oil change with the safety inspection. I had a good coupon for it. they were really nice and have great service. they even showed me where exactly the oil leaks where so I could fix it myself, if I wanted to.

5
Family Auto Service - La Mesa

Bob Bowen is a great place for all automotive repairs. Â The staff and mechanics are knowledgeable and kind. They have patience especially with an inquisitive person as myself. Â I decided to bring my other vehicle as well since I was impressed with their work. I would definitely recommend this shop to anybody. Â They offer coffee, cookies, candy and water. As well a free shuttle service if you don't have the time to wait! Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

5
Family Auto Service - Alpine

I always come here. I trust Chris to work on my car. I appreciate Nancy's ability to always to be courteous and plesant even though some days are tiring. The rest of the crew are helpful as well.

5
Family Auto Service - Alpine

Treated like Family, respectfully. And Jim explaines everything in terms I could understand. He was more than pleasant and patient with me and my 3 kids.

5
Family Auto Service - Alpine

I've been here a couple times and had great experiences. The staff was very friendly and got my cars in and out the same day.

5
Family Auto Service - Alpine

Great Service ! Very honest place all employees were very professional!

5
Family Auto Service - Alpine

Great additional info from Jim that helps make more informed decisions.

5
Family Auto Service - Alpine

Very friendly service!

4
Family Auto Service - La Mesa

I do 99.9% of my own auto maintenance, so I don't have a regular shop I go to. Â I am not afraid of working on anything, but I don't have all the diagnostic equipment to get a few things done. Â Even then, I will sometimes still give it a shot.My 34" Class A RV wouldn't pass smog due to failing the evaporative emissions portion. Â I know what that involves, but didn't feel like just replacing everything and hoping for the best, then taking it to the smog place again and again. Â Just a pain to drive the darn thing around town!Not many places near me have the room to work on an RV, so Bowen's was the first local place to come up on a Google search as RV friendly. Â I made an appointment the afternoon prior and dropped it off the next morning. Â I got a call in the afternoon updating me on the repairs needed and approximate cost of parts. Â A few hours later it was ready for pick up. Â My wife picked it up, heard no complaints from her.All in all it seemed like a good interaction with them, they were friendly and quick with the repair. Â I got a cup of coffee in the morning. Â I think the parts were priced about three times what I could get them for, and in the end my hunch was correct and they replaced exactly what I would have. Â I didn't have time to keep changing parts and bringing it to the smog place so I guess the money I spent was worth it to just be done with it. Â A home mechanic is probably the hardest to please at a repair shop.

5
Family Auto Service - Alpine

From Joshua Tree...Upon arriving at the State Park between Julian & Alpine, my husband said the brakes feel like they are going out on our truck! He talked to a ranger who referred him to Alpine Auto. He "crippled" it there and from the minute we stepped into the shop until we picked up our truck the next day, (A SATURDAY)!, we were treated with friendliness, professionalism & excellent customer service. "Jim" itemized all details of the issues, parts needed, cost & labor for each issue. My husband is quite a mechanic himself so very much knew we were being treated fairly as he was shown all problems. "Mike" our mechanic who did the work was very knowledgeable as well. And...I do not want to forget "Betty" who made our dog feel welcome also. :) Thank you for us not regretting our vacation even with truck "woes."