12019 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA | Directions 9023033.983542 -118.405851
Neighborhoods: Westchester, West LA
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I've been taking my car here for years now. Dave is honest, competitively priced, and does a great job. I recommend him to everyone. Best mechanic in town hands down.
There are only two down sides, they don't replace tires, and they don't have a car service so you'll need another way to get to work, but it's well worth they extra hassle.
Top notch work, done as agreed! – I was very happy to have found Dave Frost, I can agree with almost all of the reviews here. My clutch on my Honda Civic failed and I called the shop I had been using in the past to get a qoute. They told me they were booked up until december 2nd and they would not have time to check it. A co worker of mine raved about Dave Frost Auto. So I proceeded to check his reputation online, always do that no more getting burned for me. Looks good, called for and got an appointment the following day. Dropped off the car and left it in Dave's Good hands, he called me and advised the clutch was toast and needed to be replaced. I checked the Price on his Quote and it was very reasonable, he actually took the time to explain the repair which was nice. The work was completed same day, and the best part was when I went to pick up the car he actually charged me what we had Qouted me, and changed a brake bulb for Freeeeee! I am very pleased with his work and will actually look forward to returning when my car needs repairs. Thank you Dave Frost.
Great friendly auto shop close to Playa vista – I have recently moved to LA from the Bay Area to start a new job here I was unfortunate enough to have car problems recently after arriving. I found Dave Frost's shop on the internet after doing some shopping around to get my car repaired. I had my car diagnosed at a local gas station so I knew what my car needed. I called around for the best price as money is not growing on trees lately. I found his prices to be very fair and he was convienent to where I lived. He had the car repaired in 4 hours and got me back on the road, all in all I am very pleased and will go back. I am glad I found an honest and friendly mechanic close to my new home!
Didn't check coolant when checking car – Took car in for a oil change and ask to check car before a long trip. Got the car back and Dave said it is in great shape. Before leaving saw coolant looked low, but thought Dave Frost Auto know's best it was my wife's car and wasn't used to checking coolant on her car. The car ended up over heating and a bunch of things got fried. Costing a lot of money and being far from home I had to rent a car to drive home while car was getting fixed.
I take the work I do very seriously, I treat every car as if It were my own wife or daughter driving it.we checked your car thoroughly to find any potential or present problems and we found none. What you refer to as "low coolant" is in fact the coolant expansion tank. It is never filled full to the top it is only filled to the full mark which is usually half way up. Modern cars can develop problems that cannot be predicted or forseen even by the best mechanic's.
Excellent Mechanic! Great shop! – I was recommended to Dave Frost Auto by a Friend that has used him for many years. I called him and made an appointment to have my car checked as I was hearing some unusual knocking noises and turning up my music until now had not made it go away or cured the problem. (I was hoping). When I arrived at D.F.A. I could see the shop was pretty busy, but Dave greeted me quickly and he went for a test drive with me, he felt it important that he hear the noise with me. We drove around the area and I pointed out the noise to him as we drove. I ended up having to leave the car as he informed me a further inspection on the lift was necessary! He told me I would get a call before 11am with an estimate for the repairs and an explanation of what was wrong. Sure enough I got a call at 10:30 am just like he said. Bad sway bar links was the diagnosis. He said it was going to cost $120.00 total and it would be ready at 4:00pm. Well guess what. At 3 pm it was ready and it cost $118.00. I love it, faster and cheaper. The car works great now I cant hear any noises, although I sort of miss the clunk clunk clunk. Dave Frost Automotive is great and I will certainly go back and I highly recommend them if you want straight talk, no run around and things explained to you in terms you can understand. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Old fashioned service – We drove our Daewoo Leganza to LA to leave it with our in-college son. We had done our due diligence and had the car gone through eo ensure that it was in good mechanical shape. Unfortunately, the shop we took it to at home wasn't able to get new parking brakes installed in time (the car had been dealership maintained, but Daewoo dealerships are now extinct). They never really gave us a good explanation for this; nevertheless, since we were on a timeline, we took off for LA.
So, we used CitySearch to find Dave. Dave made a complete assessment and spent time shopping for new parking brake shoes. Unfortunately, because Daewoos are themselves nearly extinct, brake shoes are hard to acquire and even then, quite expensive. So, we chose not to replace them at that time (I'm shopping for a reasonably priced set). Dave was not only professional he reminded me of days growing up in the 60's when businesses would deliver great service for little or no cost. In this case, even though Dave had spent significant time on our car, he didn't charge us a cent.
Our son will be servicing this car with Dave when needed. It's also peace of mind for us to know that he has someone like Dave to take the car to.
Thanks again Dave!
You'll never go to another mechanic! – I had a fantastic mechanic for a number of years in the Valley who was honest and trustworthy. When he told me he was relocating his business to Napa Valley, I began to worry about finding another shop that would provide the same high quality, honest service as I had grown accustomed too. Well I found one!!
Pulling into the shop, I realized why an appointment was necessary. The shop had two bays and parking was very limited. I was quickly greeted and was brought in to see Dave Frost. He was very personable for a mechanic, which is rare, and stated he would look over the vehicle and phone me by noon. Honestly, I was expecting a call about 4 because what mechanic call back when he says he will. Well, Dave does! He called me early actually and was very clear on explaining the problem. He also made several suggestions and wasn't pushy about it. He explained all of the costs involved and provided some options as well. I agreed to all the work and felt comfortable with my decision.
A day later I dropped off my rental car at Enterprise about 2 miles away. The associate who was dropping me off said many customers use Dave and many of them we see as repeat customers - so he's doing something right. When I picked up my truck, he was extremely thorough in explaining what was done, and actually showed me the worn/damaged parts. As I drove out of the shop, I felt good about my purchase...and the truck is working GREAT!!
I will use DAVE FROST again, and I have told all my friends about the shop.
DAVE FROST AUTO is the best kept secret in Los Angeles! – DAVE FROST AUTOMOTIVE is the best kept secret in Los Angeles! Even before he opened his shop in Culver City, he took care of my ailing Porsche 928. Thank goodness I sold that piece of junk and took his advice and bought a car that didn't need the kind of service that the 928 required. If you want a truly honest car care professional that will take the time to explain the in?s and out?s of fixing your car, Dave Frost is your man. It?s a small shop run by a man with exceptional integrity and honesty which is a rare thing in the auto repair business. Unfortunately, I moved to San Antonio Texas and have not found anyone that can compare to Dave. Thru the years, I now consider Dave a friend and I am very careful about choosing my friends.
A truly honest and experienced shop! – I went to Frost Automotive after a co worker had recommended the shop to me. I felt even better after reading all of nice reviews on City Search. I had taken my Toyota Corolla to a local dealer for an oil change and a check up. I walked out with a list of 2000 dollars worth of repairs. I really felt like I needed a second opinion. I booked an appt. with Frost Automotive and took my car in with my list. They checked the car and found out that nearly half of the repairs that were recommended were really not needed. I am very happy Dave took the time to explain why some of the repairs were needed and some of the repairs were just another way for these large dealerships to line their pockets with the hard earned money of a working stiff! I got the feeling he really cared and I am glad I can count on an honest shop for my future car needs.
Great service! – Great service. Fast, reliable, according to the estimate that was made. No hidden costs or surprises. Feels great to be able to leave your car into the hands of people who know what they are doing and not having to fear they will rip you off.
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