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Here’s what some of our Vista, CA customers are saying about us:

Jesse as well as all the staff there are well versed in all auto related issues.If you live in Vista that should be the only place you take your ride for service. 6 stars all around.

Zhuzhu Pug Google Review

Great service and friendly staff.

Leesa Singer Google Review

Always so helpful, and make sure the job gets done right. I don’t want to take my car anywhere else. Very trustworthy and reliable. Highly highly recommended

Susan Mitchell Google Review

I will absolutely return for future repairs and service.

Jerry Grimaldi Google Review

Quick response.

Pablito M123 Google Review

Fast friendly service. Was my first time there but I will be going back

Kim Babcock Google Review

Always a great experience at A1!

Jerome Toliver Google Review

Great customer service. I'll always be a customer of theirs.

Katherine Bryant Google Review

I had my third experience with Jesse, the owner of A1 Vista Auto Repair today. I got there early, but Jesse looked at my car right away. I told him my air conditioner was going on and off randomly. He seemed to know right away what it might be. He was right. Within minutes, he ordered the part. It arrived in a short amount of time. After 40 minutes my car was done and ready to go. I was so impressed, again. I highly recommend his service to anyone looking for a reliable, honest, and professional mechanic. I will continue to use him to repair my car.

Margaret Rector Google Review

5 stars!

Jon Padilla Google Review

My experience with A 1 Vista Auto Repair thus far have been superb. I have not even brought my vehicle yet. Just customer service alone so far, I will give them a 5 star rating. Sonya has been extremely patient, thorough, and easy to work with so far. Its' rare to have an auto shop that will go out of their way to get the parts that I need and to schedule a time to get the job done.

They also quoted me a price that was more then 1k less that what my dealer was charging. In addition, they offer a 20% discount to active duty service members! I will update this post once I get my vehicle repaired. Thank you Sonya!

Jeff N. Yelp Review

Excellent work, fair price

Michael Johnston Google Review

5 Stars!

J B Google Review

They do a great job every time I go, they are honest, hard working and quick to get the job done at a fair price

Natasha Walters Google Review

A1 Vista Auto Repair is a true asset to North County. From little issues such as a brake light needing replacement, to bigger repairs such as installing a new timing belt, Jesse knows what he's doing -- not just as a mechanic, but also as a business owner who treats people right. He has helped us out cheerfully, promptly, honestly, and at a fair price. I give A1 Vista Auto Repair my highest recommendation!

Sharon N. Yelp Review

5 Stars!

mary maser Google Review

5 Stars!

kyle prange Google Review

5 Stars!

Michael Moaze Google Review

We have been taking our vehicles to A1 Vista Auto Repair for around 20 years now. I can do a lot of work on my vehicles by myself, but whenever I have a problem that is more than I feel I can handle I take my vehicles to them. They are honest, do great work and their prices are reasonable. I highly recommend them!

Joe Dusel Google Review

Great service

Lawrence Rodriguez Google Review

“Pinsas” mechanic is the best

Roberto Figueroa Google Review

WOW! My battery light came on which is never good news. After googling the problem, I guessed it was the alternator. Searched for a mechanic near my home, and found A 1 Vista Auto Repair. I walked in at 4pm- one hour before closing time- and the determined the problem(alternator), ordered the part, replaced the alternator and I had my car back within 45 minutes!! And it cost a lot less than most places!! SO happy with them.

Leah P. Yelp Review

Mr Jessie is an excellent mechanic and he treats customers with patience dignity and respect. Sonya in the front office has amazing customer service. I won't take my vehicles anywhere else. They are a model for professional, yet compassionate and positive customer service. A1 is A number 1!

Jay Jordan A1 Vista Auto Repair Customer Review

Best mechanic in town!!!

Cisco Martinez Google Review

Very professional

Dale Snider Google Review

5 Stars!

Katherine Smith Google Review

5 Stars!

jesse rodriguez Google Review

Kindness professionalism and experience

Juan Alva Google Review

Best mechanic in town. Fast and reliable. Jesse could have charged me thousands more than he did, totally trust worthy. Highly recommend

Scott Bash Google Review

Just had my 1993 Accord tuned up and o rings replaced. A1 has always been my go to place for 17 years. Can't go wrong coming here because you'll always get a good price and excellent service. Look forward to getting my 200,000 maintenance done.

Aaron Alvarez A1 Vista Auto Repair Customer Review

4 Stars!

nicmtrace Google Review

5 Stars!

Nancy Ortiz Google Review

5 Stars!

Jacob Brown Google Review

Helpful, honest staff.

Dawn Hill Google Review

Best services in town.... Sonia was phenomenal answered all my questions and as for the Mechanic Jessie man dude had my truck up and running in no time best services ever thanks man....

plumber boy Google Review

Simon Valdez (owner) and his crew are the best, most skillful, most reliable and honest (Acura Certified) mechanics in the area. My family owns several Acura's and have all received great service from A1 Vista Auto Repair for years. Never give it a second thought when someone asks me, "Do you know a good mechanic?" Yes, I do...A1 Vista Auto Repair. Thank you!

Yvette Villegas Google Review

They totally fixed my engine in a very timely fashion. The price was right too. Totally satisfied!!

Justin Graziano Google Review

A1 Vista Auto Repair has been our auto service center for almost 20 years. They are excellent mechanics and consistently honest and reliable. They are so very helpful and caring. Their work is extraordinary. I have never had anything but extreme admiration for their work. I am so thankful that we found them and wish all could have the kind of service we have had; therefore I tell everyone I know about them.

Roy Smith Google Review

I feel like I should add to the positive reviews for A1 Vista Auto Repair because of my extremely positive experience today. The employee who worked with me was just so relaxed and amiable that I began to enjoy being in an auto repair shop for the first time in my life. My car and my satisfaction with the service seemed important to him. Who would have thought an oil change could be a fun way to spend part of a morning?

Connie Myers Google Review

Simon and his staff are simply the best. Excellent service, honest communication, more than competitive pricing (much better than the dealerships), and ALWAYS willing to go the extra mile and accommodate you for any special needs or timing. I'm not much of a "car guy", but I never have to worry if I'm getting the run around...again, excellent service and timing at competitive prices, always with customer service as priority one. You won't regret using A1 Vista Auto Repair!!

Michael Wade Google Review

I've been going to this repair shop for a number of years. Simon and Jesse always do an outstanding job in caring for my autos.

Sandra Hauser Google Review

Very good, honest, fair mechanic shop. First tried them out because they're right off Civic Center Drive from the 78 Freeway in Vista. Good shop. The girl at the front counter is very helpful and sweet. I don't write reviews but these guys deserve it.

Stumble Shout Google Review

These guys are honest....that's all that needs to be said. They can work on old and new. They don't try to do things to up sell you like other places. They are family owned and operated....

A Google User Google Review

On my way to work this morning, I ran into some car troubles and stumbled upon this shop (and thank God I did!!). Jesse is one of the sweetest and most helpful people I have ever came across and I wish I would have found this shop sooner! He quickly threw my car on the lift to see if I would be safe to drive to work that day, deciding against it, he offered me a vehicle to take so I could make it to my shift then met me back at the shop when I got off work to pick up my car. I am not one to leave reviews, but there was no way I was not going to brag about Jesse and his kind heart!! Thank you Jesse for being so flexible and helpful! You're awesome

Courtney V. Yelp Review

Our family has been bringing our cars here for decades. Simon was the previous owner and was great, and Jesse has been just as wonderful! He has helped us with the smallest light bulb changes to restoring and rebuilding an engine for a classic car. Highly recommend!!

Chantae Y. Yelp Review

Best mechanic in town. Fast and reliable. Jesse could have charged me thousands more than he did, totally trust worthy. Highly recommend

Scott B. Yelp Review

Highly recommend, they do a great job and not only that they're really friendly. Great prices! I recommend them to anyone who has cat problems!

Nancy O. Yelp Review

A-1 Vista Auto Repair is the best! I've been taking all my vehicles to A-1 for 20 years and for very good reasons. Simon and his team of mechanics are simply the very best at what they do. There's never any up-selling or pressure tactics to do unnecessary maintenance. Simon's work is of the the highest quality and his mechanics are extremely professional and honest with you and the service prices are very reasonable and fair. You can pay more elsewhere, but you certainly won't get more. I've recommended his services to many of my friends and they all agree that you can't go wrong with A-1 Vista Auto Repair. Thank you Simon!

Oscar S. Yelp Review

Yes, 5 stars! I've been taking my rides to A1 for several years. Simon and Jesse are honest about what repairs are needed now or in the near future and from past experiences they are not trying to price gouge you. From a quick oil change to preparing for a road trip I trust them with my vehicle servicing.

Rene B. Yelp Review

My family has been going to A-1 Vista Auto Repair for many years and for good reason. Simon, Jesse and the rest of his staff are absolutely professional and unlike other shops (that try to shake you down for every dollar you have) they are honest, flexible and charge a very fair price for the service they provide. There are many repair shops that are much closer to where I live, but I always take the time to drive to A-1.

Paul S. Yelp Review

Simon was very helpful and friendly. I had my brakes done on my Mercedes and saved so much $ by not getting it done by the dealer. Simon gave me a great deal and it only took a few hours on a Saturday. I will definitely be back for future repairs!

Zel M. Yelp Review

I have been a dedicated customer of A1 Vista Auto Repair for nearly 20 years! There is no better mechanical team around! They are honest, highly skilled, and even more unusual, they really care about their customers. I have recommended them to all my friends. It is so rare to find a business like A1 that treats you with the "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" philosophy. I am so blessed to have found this business! They are fair, excellent mechanics, and honest. What more can you ask?

Roy S. Yelp Review

Really nice people, Bent over backwards to help me with my car. I took it in to have several things looked at. There were several thing wrong with my car. Great at working with me to fix the things that absolutely needed fixed and could not wait. I needed a battery for one, I called Walmart and 2 other places to price a battery to save every dime I could. A-1 had the best price and were great about me getting other pricing. Anna the office manager was just OUTSTANDING! she gave me a ride home while they worked on my car and picked me up after it was ready. I am a single lady who needed a good auto repair I could trust and I have found one, They fixed several other things on my car and it is running great. A-1 Auto Repair was recommended to me by my neighbor who has used them for years. I am completely Happy with the service I received. I now have a trusted place to send my friends.

Thank you Anna and crew you did a great job.

Karen P. Yelp Review

I keep it simple. good mechanics+ good guys= I am a happy cusomter

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Belia R. Yelp Review

I had great friendly service here! They even gave me a ride home! Simon and Jesse are great mechanics and finding that is a difficult task. I also loved the fact that they are a mom and pops type of shop and not some corporate run facility.

NO M. Yelp Review

My car needed a new timing belt which is not a huge job but being a female I am always trying to make sure I take it to the right spot. A co-worker of mine recomended A-1 saying she has been going there forever. So I went and I was very happy with the friendly service and especialy the customer sservice. I had to take my car on my lunch so I didn't have much time. They actually took me back to work and then picked me up once I was off. I was so greatful and now I do all my regular oil changes and more with them. :)

Alex V. Yelp Review

I've been taking my cars here for years. First a Honda Civic and now my Toyota Corolla. They are honest and trustworthy. I've never felt that I've been pushed into getting work done that didn't need to be done.
I always use them for oil changes even though I have to drive out of my way from Encinitas.

Debra M. Yelp Review

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