philip thearle's autowerks

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8809 Mission Gorge RoadSantee, CA 92071


  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA -  meanpeoplestink

    Reviews: 1

    meanpeoplestink (1 review)

    Con artists, unethical. They act like they're doing you a favor when you go for an estimate. Don't go here. Run. Too bad I can't give zero stars.

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    I decided not to use them after being treated like crap.

    Cost $3,000 - $4,999

    Date February 2018

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA -  Lexuslover

    Reviews: 1

    You get what you or your insurance pays for!
    Lexuslover (1 review)

    ***Must read*** I've seen bad body and paint work done in the past. I've heard,"once your car has been in an accident it will never be the same." I've read the reviews about Autowerks and can't believe a bad experience could happen at this place after seeing what they are capable of. Damage consisting of major structural/mechanical problems restored back to original factory specs. They even stand behind their body/paint work for as long as you own your car! I understand there are some situations that are frustrating and bothersome but that can happen to any shop. Autowerks cares about their quality and being comfortable handing you the keys at the end of the process to the point they would put their own family in your car! They are known to be a little on the expensive side, I feel like quality takes time and money instead of just filling my car full of Bondo. I am not sure why anyone would go anywhere else!

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Guest G.

    Guest G.

    the best around
    Guest G. (Posted to

    My BMW 540 suffered major damage. Thearle's took a long time to do the work, but it was WORTH IT! The job was absolutely first rate, and their custome...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Guest G.

    Guest G.

    Terrible Service
    Guest G. (Posted to

    I had a horrible experience here. They overcharged me by a lot. Every time I thought I was getting the final bill they would send me another bill for ...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Guest G.

    Guest G.

    Poor Attitude
    Guest G. (Posted to

    Unfair policies tailored to screwing insurance companies and customers. Go to Brecht BMW for professional BMW repair and service.

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Guest G.

    Guest G.

    Consistently Top Notch
    Guest G. (Posted to

    Over the years I have four (4) occasions to work with Thearle's following automobile collisions (none my fault or the fault of my family members, of c...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Guest G.

    Guest G.

    if you want it done right
    Guest G. (Posted to

    If you want the work done right, call Phil's. No nonesense service. Honest and of the highest quality.

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA -  Genevax

    Reviews: 3

    It's true
    Genevax (3 reviews)

    All the things the previous reviewer commented. I have an '08 335i, had a to have the bumper replaced. Looks brand new. Great service, etc.

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Trish K.

    Trish K.

    Just Awful
    Trish K. (Posted to

    They took three times the estimated time.They left me with just enough gas to get to the gas station (I left the car there with gas in it)They lef...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Dana W.

    Dana W.

    way too long to fix nothing!
    Dana W. (Posted to

    I came in to get an estimate on my 2000 saturn and I thought I was getting great customer service. I took it in on January 28th. they didan est...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA -  bmwfreak

    Reviews: 1

    the best
    bmwfreak (1 review)

    I was referred to this collision center by a friend of mine who had his mercedes repaired there after being rear ended on the freeway. After seeing the quality of the repairs done to my friend's car, I knew my vehicle would be in good hands. I had no idea just how good until I arrived at the facility. Take any preconceived idea you have regarding a collision center and throw it out the window. This place is state of the art (and huge!) From the moment I arrived to drop the car off, I was greeted promptly, paper work completed, and rental vehicle waiting for me. I was given a tour by the owner himself thru the shop where each step of the repair process was explained. This collision center is known for the repair of higher end vehicles but I saw Hondas, Toyotas, VW's etc there as well, all being treated to the same quality and attention a BMW/Mercedes/Porsche/Lexus/Ferrari etc would experience. Needless to say, when I got my car back, I could not tell that any damage had ever happened. I highly recommend Philip Thearle's to anyone who has had the misfortune of being in an auto accident. You will not be disappointed.

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Sheri U.

    Sheri U.

    Not Worth It
    Sheri U. (Posted to

    I to was referred to Thearle's Autowoks. I kick my self now. We had a 94 Firebird in perfect condition until someone hit it in the front end. We recei...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Fred S.

    Fred S.

    Not Recommended
    Fred S. (Posted to

    I don't recommend this company. They had me drive out to the shop for an estimate only to tell me "we don't work on cars older than 2000" I drove 1 ho...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - Chris K.

    Chris K.

    Don't go there...and here's why.
    Chris K. (Posted to

    They sat on my car for 9 days after getting an insurance estimate. Even though my car was a possible total loss, they started repairing the outer she...

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  • philip thearle's autowerks - Santee, CA - J G.

    J G.

    Outstanding autobody
    J G. (Posted to

    Unfortunately my vehicle needed a minor repair and I called my local dealership for a refferal. My dealership referred me here along with my auto ins...

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Business details

Body Work

  • Collision Repair
  • Dents & Dings
  • Frame Straightening
  • Hail Damage
  • Scratches
  • Unibody Work


  • Air Bag Replacements
  • Convertible Tops
  • Mechanical Repairs
  • Suspension Repairs
  • Towing
  • Wheel Alignment

Vehicle Type

  • Luxury Cars
  • Passenger Cars
  • SUVs & 4x4s
  • Trucks & Vans

Painting Type

  • Baked Finishes
  • Clear Coat Finishing
  • Color Matching
  • General Auto Painting
  • Metallics
  • Paint Removal
  • Paint Repair & Touch Ups
  • Pearl Finishes
  • Refinishing
  • Spraying Booth
  • Stripes

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 7:30am
  • 5:30pm
  • TUE
  • 7:30am
  • 5:30pm
  • WED
  • 7:30am
  • 5:30pm
  • THU
  • 7:30am
  • 5:30pm
  • FRI
  • 7:30am
  • 5:30pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Payments Accepted

  • Cash Only
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Other
  • Spanish