San Diego Auto Repair

Working Hours:Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5

Beeline is great! A family-owned business (currently owned by the son of the original, and his two sons work there), they have a guarantee that the person who works on your car will have at least five years experience. They clearly know their stuff. While the work ended up being 10 times the original quoted price, this was because of problems with my car (which has 128k miles on it). My tires had worn out prematurely with a lot of exposed metal on the inside - a sign of bad camber. The last time I bought tires, I went to another shop where they told me that this was a known problem with Siennas, and it couldn't be fixed. Well, it *can* be fixed. The Beeline people told me that the camber was right at the outer limit of the specifications for the car, but that they could fix it for about $200. Then when they got into it, I had a bad wheel bearing on the left side (another $200 - this is a front-wheel drive car and the bearings alone are $100, and have to be pressed into the wheel). Anyway, for the FIRST TIME since I have owned the car, it no longer vibrates between 70 and 75 mph! I am really happy about this!!!

5

The fact that these guys are honest, friendly, and inexpensive is icing on the cake. The fact of the matter is that they are incredibly good at what they do. Not only did they fix my botched front suspension installation, they found and pressed a hard to source bushing on my '97 BMW 840ci in 3 hours. After work was completed, they informed me that due to tire wear it would pull slightly to the left - and it did. 2 new front tires later and the car drives itself in a straight line. The whole job cost about as much as a nice dinner in La Jolla. I will never go anywhere else as long as I live in San Diego.

5

I've been bringing my cars here for 5 years - my old car, my wife's current 10-year-old car and my new car. There are so many shady mechanics and rip-off artists out there, it's nice to know I have a reliable auto shop right down the street. These guys are as honest and skilled as any shop I've ever been to and I will continue to use them as long as I live in San Diego County.

5

First of all, I am writing this review three months after the service. The reason for waiting is to make sure that the work they did was in fact done properly. Based on looking at the wear on my tires, the answer is Yes. The war on my tires after BeeLine aligned my wheels is Spot On.Got a new set of tires ($700) in December because the previous ones wore out before their time, due to improper alignment by another local alignment shop with a computerized four wheel alignment rack. Decided I needed to try BeeLine this time. The initial vibe when I drove in was very laid back. From past experience this can be either VERY good, or VERY bad.I called ahead for an appointment. The customer service rep was attentive, and got me in right away as promised. At first I was a little bit skeptical because the shop did not have a 4 wheel alignment rack. This means that the technician will have to align the wheels two at a time. (My car is an All Wheel Drive Subaru with 4 wheel independent suspension, and call for a 4 wheel alignment. With an All Wheel Drive car you also have to replace all four tires at the same time, even when only one or two of them are worn out.)The technician worked very methodically, but efficiently. (Based on how the job turned out, he obviously knew what he was doing.) Since I had the set of tires that came off of the car in the back, I showed the service rep how they wore. The service rep said he thought the previous alignment tech put a little too much negative camber in the alignment, and the technician confirmed that. (I asked him if he thought I mght have been knocked out of alignment, and he thought probably not based on how all four tires were worn.)With the benefit of time, I highly recommend this shop. My only suggestion for the owners/managers of BeeLine would be to be to open on Saturday. Until they open Saturday, my suggestion to car owners is to find the time during the week to get to BeeLine, because the other shop in the area that is open on Saturday was the one that didn't do such a hot job on my car's alignment the last time. (Sometimes we pay for convenience.)

5

Awesomeness. Trustworthy, friendly, experienced and priced right. These are the guys that takes care of cars. I really mean that they do love cars even if it's not their cars. At least I got a feeling that these people are nice people and they are proud of what they do. I got my car in and out fast. My car now goes straight and steering wheel is centered and drives really well. I agree with all 4 to 5 stars reviews. I just want to increase the review counts. I would recommend this shop to all my friends. If you look at google map and you are coming from North on I-5, it says to exit Balboa/Garnet exit and merge into Mission Bay drive, make a left on Damon and then follow that right curve and come out from Santa Fe and turn right back on Balboa. But a simpler way I did was just turn left on Balboa and make a U turn on Morena Blvd traffic light and it's going to be on your right side of Balboa Ave.

5

I have been a customer of Beeline for over 35 years. My family has used them as well for at least that long. From time to time I need to test other front end alignment shops. Each time I'm sorry I did. Bud runs his business the old fashion way. Straight up and honest. His prices are very fair. The work is outstanding. If money is tight, they will work with you to figure out the most cost effective way to solve your problems. In a friend of mine's case, that meant using used parts. NO other shop would do that. In some cases, used parts are as good as new where wear isn't as critical. In my most recent case, the part for my car wasn't available. They allowed me to buy my part on line and they installed it at a very good price. I highly recommend Beeline to everyone. If you think it's an average shop, ask your mechanic ho long he's been there. They stay for a reason!

5

Great place! I brought them a lowered vehicle and they did an awesome job in getting it aligned. Keep in mind, lowered vehicles with fully adjustable suspensions are a real chore to get aligned! It's difficult to find a honest automotive repair shop but BeeLine always comes through. They are honest and you never get the impression that you are getting the run around. Their prices are very reasonable and the staff is very friendly.Highly recommended!

5

Great little shop. I had some tires put on yesterday at Discount Tire and knew my truck needed an alignment. DT does not do alignments, and referred me to Dualtone; however, Dualtone could not get me in until the following day. I called up this shop and they got me right in.Auto-shops scare me because you typically walk in off the street and can easily be told you need $1000 worth of work done. The problem is, chances are you have no idea what they're talking about, and therefore no idea whether you need it or not. True or not- people are always skeptical auto-shops are just trying to sell you stuff you just don't need.Walking into the shop I immediately felt a sense of trust with the good 'ol boys working in there. They have been in business since 1951 (wow) and were very friendly and eager to help. John, who did my alignment even took me down to the floor and showed me that my "bushings" needed replaced. I didn't even know what bushing did, but that little act really enhanced my confidence.Bottomline: Seemed like great guys and I felt I could trust them. The price was reasonable; however, I would happily pay a few extra bucks for the "satisfaction" factor of trusting those doing the work, and knowing you're helping out a local small guy who ACTUALLY cares about the work.

5

BeeLine is awesome, bottomline.I went there last week to get my 66 Mustang aligned after a full frontend rebuild. The guys there were friendly, helpful, and answered all of my questions. They did a great job on the car, and it was done fast! I got it in at 2:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon, and just like they quoted it was done at 5.They let me know about some small issues, and checked all of the components I asked them to look into since it was a new rebuild.They were dead on their price estimate, and did quality work.Overall I'm really happy with the experience and quality of work at Bee Line, and I'll recommend them to anybody.It's a plus that they are very familiar with old cars, and being into hot rods and old cars, I appreciate a shop that says they know them and then follows through.Although I do all of my own mechanical work, I won't hesitate to go back to these guys for anything I can't take care of in my garage.

5

Only bad part about this place is trying to leave it. This shop is top notch and they do awesome old school mechanical alignments. I like the guys there i can relate to them, i found them polite and respectful and they did not rip me off, very very honest shop glad to see there's a few left.

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