Big Reds Reviews

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Big Reds Automotive is known across San Diego County for our high quality service and value. We have customers that travel inland from the coast, and from the far north and south parts of the county to have us service their vehicles. We service autos for individuals, businesses, and fleets with our fleet service management program. We have a great reputation because we treat our customers right and always give very good value for the dollar.

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Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Cassandra M. from San Diego Says:
I had quotes of $3000 + from various different mechanics, all of which could not or would not give me a definite answer for what was wrong with my minivan. So I got Big Reds number from a friend. I talked to Ken on the phone, told him my thoughts and described the problem to him. Right away he knew that it was the head gasket and so we had it towed to his shop. He called me later that day to give me a quote of $1500 for everything! Less than half the cost of each of the other places that I had been to. He did a great job, very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend to any friend or family member. Thanks Ken!

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Tracy P. From Escondido says:
Big Red's Automotive is a great place to take your cars for evaluation & repairs- we've been there a lot recently and know we're getting honest estimates and that Ken's team will give our cars the best attention! Way to go, Ken! Thanks for all your efforts!

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Leane O. from Escondido says:
Ken and his staff are AMAZING! My entire family gets their cars serviced/repaired here and as long as we have cars, we'll keep coming. They keep it honest and affordable....what more can you ask for? I recommend them to anyone and everyone that I talk to about cars. As a matter of fact, I recommended them yesterday to a coworker that lives in East County cause TRUST ME....it is worth the drive!! Keep up the great work!

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Shelly S. says:
Big Red Automotive is the best place to take your car. Honest and reliable. I had to ask 3 times if the price was right after my last maintenance. Anywhere else would have added another digit for less service. I am grateful to have found Big Red. It was recommended by my co-worker.

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Keven B, from Escondido says:
I've looked for an honest and dependable mechanic in the area for a number of years. I was introduced to Big Red's a few years back and have finally found my solution for our automotive needs. We take both of the family vehicles to BR's and have been treated with honesty and kindness by Ken and his staff each visit. Thanks to Ken, I never have to step foot on another dealership except when purchasing a new car. Highly recommend Big Red for any make and model. Also FREE Wifi in the waiting area allows me to work while I wait for my car! Bonus!

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Andrew S of Escondido says:
My radiator broke and I took it to Rig Reds Automotive. Service was same afternoon and customer service was great. Recommended. Phone estimate matched final payment.

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Ian S of Escondido says:
Big Red' and his team have serviced my aging Chrysler Mini Van and Geo Metro for the last five years or more. Their service goes beyond normal industry standards, including removing a couple of rat nests in my Mini Van engine bay and at another time, removing a dead rat 'baked' to the engine block and also partially attached to the drive belt. Repairs are done on time and per estimate. They honor their warranties without question. They take care of the 'little issues" they notice as they do their work, that are out of the scope of the original job. For example, the car is up on the hoist for a brake job and they notice the muffler bolts need to be tightened, bolts tightened, no charge. Ken believes in building long term relationships with his customers by providing honest services at competitive pricing, on time delivery and standing behind his work. I have no hesitation recommending Big Red to my friends and colleagues.

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Elma B. of Escondido says:
My car needed a lot done to it and I knew it wasn't going to be cheap. I started calling around to different Auto Repair shops to get estimates on what I needed done. I started to compare prices and found that Big Reds had the best deals in town. It gets better... When I was calling for estimates a lot of the places told me they'd have to keep my car for a few days because what I needed done was going to be a big job. I guess I was fine with that other then the fact that I would have to find some type of transportation to work and school for a few days which would probably cost me even more money, BUT when I had arrived to big reds for my appointment they told me they'd have it done by the end of the day! Everything worked out great! They got my car done by the end of the day! They saved me a lot of money and my car works like brand new!!!

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp John S. of San Marcos says:
Thank You Big Reds! These people are great- top notch character and excellent service. I have using them for 10 years for all my vehicles, and I've had nothing but great service and reasonable rates. Thank you one more time for your great job on fixing my wife's Honda Element- its running great!

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Georget F. of Carlsbad says:
At last an HONEST mechanic!!!! I recently took my car to Big Reds with a printout from a Honda dealership outlining work they said I needed to have done. Among services I supposedly needed were front and rear brakes. I got a call from Ken when he had the car up & tires off asking me to "come and look at something". When I arrived he showed me with his little measuring dohickie that there was enough left of brakes to last another 10,000 miles!!! If he had gone ahead with service I would have paid, driven away and been none the wiser. But he is an ethical person who does not take advantage of his customers even if it means a loss of revenue. This action has won my undying loyalty. So if anyone is looking for a good and HONEST mechanic Ken is your man! Sincerely, Jet

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Cindi M Says:
Just want to send a big Thank you and shout out to Big Red's automotive for helping me out in a pickle. Yesterday my car started acting up on highway 15 near Fallbrook on my way to work. I made to the exit and of course cell phone was just about dead. Panicking I made a call to Big Red's telling them I needed a tow and needed to get back to work and that I my cell phone may die. Tow truck came within 15 minutes and brought me and car to shop. I got immediate attention, which I know is difficult seeing that there were an abundance of cars. They checked out my car and before I was back at work, I got a call that the problem had been evaluated and would be fixed shortly. Very reasonable prices and great friendly service...Would highly recommend!

Yelp logo  five star logo On Yelp Cindi M Says:
Just want to send a big Thank you and shout out to Big Red's automotive for helping me out in a pickle. Yesterday my car started acting up on highway 15 near Fallbrook on my way to work. I made to the exit and of course cell phone was just about dead. Panicking I made a call to Big Red's telling them I needed a tow and needed to get back to work and that I my cell phone may die. Tow truck came within 15 minutes and brought me and car to shop. I got immediate attention, which I know is difficult seeing that there were an abundance of cars. They checked out my car and before I was back at work, I got a call that the problem had been evaluated and would be fixed shortly. Very reasonable prices and great friendly service...Would highly recommend!

Google logofive star logo On Google Stacy Review:
The email reminder is great as well as being able to see the repair record. I've been coming here for years, each location change. It's great to have honest work, decent employees and feel like family.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed 7 months ago:
Big Red's Automotive is a great place to take your cars for evaluation & repairs- we've been there a lot recently and know we're getting honest estimates and that Ken's team will give our cars the best attention! Way to go, Ken! Thanks for all your efforts!

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
I trust Big Red's (Ken) and his crew. It's a well run garage. Honest. Always get all info to make best decision. Always stood behind their work. Friendly yet professional. He never tried to sell me anything-he just give me choices!!

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Big Red's is up front and Honest! Anytime I am going to get my car worked on I want an honest mechanic and honesty is what I got from Big Reds. My car made horrible sounds when starting and now they are gone! I will definitely be back and I will recommend Big Reds to my friends.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Ken believes in building long term relationships with his customers by providing honest services at competitive pricing, on time delivery and standing behind his work. I have no hesitation recommending Big Red to my friends and colleagues

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Good place to go with car troubles.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Good place to go with car troubles.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Looking for an Honest Mechanic, look no more. Red will give you a far price and not rip you off.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Quick turn around service on smart car especially with difficult to find parts.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
per estimate. They honor their warranties without question.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Excellent service. Would Highly recommend for anyone.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Great Job!

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
Like the new location.

Google logofive star logo A Google User reviewed:
I'll be back.

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