Placentia Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
| closed for lunch 12 - 1Buena Park Sat: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5

Great, honest, and friendly people with no push to sell and or pressure to “fix” good working parts. Loaned me one of their personal cars so they made sure I wasn’t not without a car while mine was being repaired. Highly recommend.

5

Good operation with personable staff..Helpful all the way! Rick

5

For anyone wondering about the condition of their car, this is a great place to have it inspected. A thorough inspection “State of Health Inspection” let’s you know what kind of work is necessary for the car. There’s a price for it, but all things considered I suppose it’s worth it. It’s nice to see Father and Son (Aki-san and Tatsu-san) in operation to run their family business. I do wish the shop is open on Saturdays. Perhaps the shop can be closed on Sundays and Mondays... so that it can be open on Saturdays?

5

I have been taking my Tacoma to Tokyo Automotive for about 10 years for service, and routine maintenance. I have always been a treated great by Tatsu, Aki & the entire staff. They do amazing work, they are prompt and I’ve never had a problem with anything that they’ve worked on. I will always take my vehicles there, and recommend them to all my friends and family.

5

I have gained trust in this shop and family. They took care of my Nissan a few times for major repairs and maintenance and each time my car ran better then ever before. They do things right with professionals and the prices are worth their service and satisfaction.

5

Great place! Totally appreciate the professionalism. I can trust leaving my car there to be repaired and maintained.

5

Tokyo special 21 point check for the car. Had some new brakes installed. Had some new windshield wipers put in. Had some new windshield wiper fluid put in. Had a new battery installed. Had new oil put in. Had scheduled my next semi-annual appointment/check-up for the car. The Tsuchida Family has been taking care of my car for over 15 years. Thanks Tokyo Auto.

1

I have been a long term customer and referred many people to Tokyo Automotive, but have to agree with L.C. that Tatsu has a new business model. I took my older Lexus to Tatsu because several warning lights had come on and the car was riding rough. I heard from Tatsu later in the day that a coil needed to be replaced. It was the #4 coil and spark plug and wires also need to be replace. He told me in writing it would be $780. or $1075.34 to replace the front 3 coils and plugs or he stongly suggested doing all 6 for $1939.64. I hung up and called a friend who is a mechanic and he said the prices were not right. Was I sure? I was referred to Dr. Mechanic in Placentia and call Tatsu at Tokyo to pick up the car. He charge me $160 for diagnosing the problem after telling me I should do all coils since every time to diagnosis would be $80. At 5:30 I drove my car to Dr. Mechanic and at 10:30 the next day my car was ready for a total of $248.37. If I had all 6 coils replaced per Dr. Mechanic the cost would have been $1100. As a courtesy to Tatsu parents, before posting on Yelp (my first time) I called Tatsu to get an explanation, apology or whatever. His answer was "I am not the cheap guy anymore." I pick up the Lexus and left my Tundra at Dr. Mechanic for brakes, oil change and rotation and will now be referring my friends and family to him.

Vince, I appreciate the many years you've been coming to our shop. I realize that from your standpoint what we're doing may seem like such a betrayal of who we were back then, but the way we were doing it back then and being able to keep it affordable for everyone would've forced us to underpay our employees or either that or force my dad to work well beyond retirement years. When faced with that decision, and we weren't willing to skimp on quality, we went with the high quality business model.

...and I get it the replacement of ignition coils and spark plugs is way cheaper at some places. But if I charged what that other shop charged, I could not afford to have a master technician on staff, I could not afford to give my guy's benefits, and I certainly would put the cheapest stuff on your car and hope that it doesn't come back within a year.

I just want to be the better shop, and sorry if I didn't state ahead of time that we've changed. Its so seldom that you come nowadays, that I forget that some of you remember us as the old version of us.

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5

My Family and I have been coming to Tokyo Auto for 30+years they provide quality service at price you can Afford! If you need help with your automobile I strongly recommend you bring it here to be fixed!

Arigato 小杉様! Thanks for your support of our family business, by that I mean you too fam! Hope all is well with your dad's Toyota Corolla and Mom's Prius! Tatsu

- Tokyo Automotive
5

Great service and reasonable prices.

Thanks for allowing us to work on your Tacoma! Toyota Trucks are renowned for their hold-up in value and their rugged durability. Anything we can do to prolong the life of that pickup!!!

We'll see you on 5/9 for that next oil service.!

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