Allman Family Auto is a truly family-owned and operated auto-repair and maintenance facility. We are a full-service garage and offer everything from basic oil changes and diagnostics, to major engine and transmission repair. Our two main goals at Allman Family Auto are to maintain your vehicle in the most cost effective way and to treat each customer like family.
I found Mike on Kudzu about 10 years ago, he is HONEST, friendly, quick, an expert at his job and reasonably priced! I have refered him to all my family and friends,I keep a stack of his cards in my purse and anytime i hear someone mention car trouble I give them his card! You wont be disappointed!
Posted: 10/24/2012 • Link to this review
I read about Mike and his shop in the Christian Examiner. I was well pleased with how quickly they finished my truck. He explained in detail how differentials can be touchy, and you never know what your going to find until you get in there. Thank goodness the damage was not as bad as we were anticipating. We will be back, and will send family and friends his way! Thanks Mike and God Bless. Alex Chacon.
Posted: 2/08/2012 • Link to this review
i had them work on my car when the service light came on, they told me what the problem was, how much it would cost and how long it would take. they didnt try to charge me for things i didnt need. very good place
Posted: 5/31/2011 • Link to this review
Mike sat with me for an hour giving me advice on car shopping and what model to choose. Eventually because of his advice and thorough inspection I found the best deal of my life on a Toyota highlander. Mike is really the first truly honest and reliable auto guy I have ever found. Wish he was in point loma where I am now. Thanks mike.
Posted: 2/16/2011 • Link to this review
Mike was upfront and honest about what needed to be done. He gave me estamates for all sanarios that were affordable and in my budget range. The work was done quickly. I highly reccomend Allman Family Auto! I'll be going back for all my car needs.
Posted: 9/21/2010 • Link to this review
We have used ALLMAN AUTO several times....Reset our airbag censor- after checking for problem, none was found....Adjusted idle on our car...Installed a new master cylinder for our truck....ALL DONE AT EXTREMELY REASONABLE PRICES....VERY FRIENDLY, HONEST AND PROFESSIONAL.....MIKE EVEN FIXED THE MOLDING ON OUR CAR DOOR LATE ONE AFTERNOON FREE OF CHARGE...THAT'S UNHEARD OF....THANKS MIKE AND ALL ALLMAN AUTO STAFF!!!!!
Posted: 9/15/2010 • Last edited: 1/13/2012 • Link to this review
Took 2000 Toyota Van in. Toyota wanted around $3000.00 to repair the ABS system. This shop got the right parts the first time and replaced the ABS unit. Car runs like a top. and price was much much better then qouted by Toyota of El Cajon,
Posted: 8/05/2010 • Link to this review
Allman family auto gives me excellent service. In 08, I purchased a new vehicle and I've never brought it back to the dealer for service. I've only used Allman family auto and will continue to do so. They take care of both my 2008 and 1980 vehicles. I couldn't be more pleased with thier service and honesty.
Posted: 7/07/2010 • Link to this review
Mike is a very trust worthy mechanic who will not lead you wrong. Allman Family auto is the place to take your car if you want to feel confident and relaxed after your car is worked on. Finding an honest mechanic is hard to find and Allman family auto is the place.
Posted: 1/11/2010 • Link to this review
The thing I like most about Allman Family Auto is that they give honest, up-front price quotes (no hidden fees or fake costs). I also like the fact that Mike, explains exactly what is wrong, answers all my questions, and gives me options. My car was leaking fluid bad and it would have cost 800.00+ to replace the malfunctioning heater. Mike told me they could bypass it for much, much less - I'd just be w/out a heater. Seeing how my car is an old '93 chevy beater (not worth the expensive heater), and I live in San Diego (don't NEED a heater), I was relieved that I had a cheaper option. He also keeps me up-to-date on what my vehicles need maintenance-wise, but I make the decisions when to have the work done. Well worth the money for peace of mind and quality parts and service!
Posted: 11/11/2009 • Link to this review
I have to say, that after reading most of these reviews, what people have to say is exactly correct. Allman Family Auto is great! They provide excellent service and advice at a very reasonable price. Its refreshing to finally find an honest mechanic in San Diego. Thanks again Mike!
Posted: 11/10/2009 • Link to this review
I was stuck in El Cajon and luckily found Allman Family Auto. I ended up having a number of mechanical problems with my car. Not only did they completely repair my engine, they did it sooner than I thought they would and their charge was very reasonable. I tell all my friends about Allman Family Auto!
Posted: 11/03/2009 • Link to this review
We are ASE certified as a Master Auto Tech for many years. Also have ben trained and certified in all areas of automotive repair and diagnostics. We display many certifications on our wall in our office. But Actually there are many more certs we dont display for sake of wall space. Those certifications only mean something when we have proven to you our abilities and integrity.