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Old 09-10-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Mechanic in San Jose Area?

I have a few mechanical jobs I need done for my 03 WRX that I don't want to do myself.

Any recommendations for good subaru mechanics in San Jose that will not rip you off?

Thanks,
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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http://www.garage1auto.com/

You will not be disappointed. They are awesome and super friendly, honest, and fair. They don't push unnecessary repairs and will even send you a thank you card.

Tell them Ben sent you!
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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Speed Element
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #4
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i-club has a list of bay area mechanics
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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Kevin at AutoHQ does precision work. Located in Redwood City if you are willing to take the short drive.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:39 AM   #6
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San Jose. Speed Element
Hayward. GST
North Bay. LIC
Sac. FW

Those are all awesome vendors that have been awesome to the local subaru community.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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Also Mann Engineering is in SJ. So Mann and AutoHQ are your best bet in the area guaranteed.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the referrals! I live in Santa Cruz and its hard to find a honest Subaru mechanic
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:05 AM   #9
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I've been to Mann once already, and would definitely recommend them. Gary is a nice guy and they point out things that need attention.

Tell them Austin sent ya, if you ever go.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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Are there any great independent Subaru garages like Garage One in the Sacramento area? I need a head gasket repair on my 2002 Forester with 73,000 miles.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:35 PM   #11
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closest i know is LIC in novato. An hour 30 isnt bad
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #12
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Are there any great independent Subaru garages like Garage One in the Sacramento area? I need a head gasket repair on my 2002 Forester with 73,000 miles.
Sacramento...

FW Motorsports.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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Thanks for the referrals! I live in Santa Cruz and its hard to find a honest Subaru mechanic
The dealership does good work and so does Rick's.

I'm in watsonville.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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Are there any great independent Subaru garages like Garage One in the Sacramento area? I need a head gasket repair on my 2002 Forester with 73,000 miles.
I've had Kevin at AutoHQ Redo my head gaskets and a bunch of other maintenance surrounding the short block, car feels better than a brand new EJ251 in 2000! Runs strong and no problems til today, been a little over 2 years now. Catch him when hes in town, because he does take vacations some times.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #15
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The dealership does good work and so does Rick's.

I'm in watsonville.
I have used the dealership before, but they charge you top price for everything.

I would rather use a independent.

Where is Ricks? Do they know subaru's that well?

Thanks,
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #16
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Rick's is a subaru specialist in santa cruz.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ricks-auto-shop-santa-cruz


totally understand wanted to keep it out of the dealership and support a smaller shop. SC Subaru services my wife's car under warranty and mine when it was under warranty. Now that mine is not under warranty it pretty much only gets touched by me/friends and GST.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #17
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Are there any great independent Subaru garages like Garage One in the Sacramento area? I need a head gasket repair on my 2002 Forester with 73,000 miles.
We're in Fairfield. Not too far from Sac.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #18
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If your going to go anywhere in San Jose go to speed element. Ryan is the most knowledgable about subby's...their prices are the best..turn around time is amazing..and they are the most trust worthy. I've brought my 04 STi to them a couple of times and they always help me out. They're gunna be doing my front mount swap and a new up pipe. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else.
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