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Got my car air conditioner fixed there....excellent job, fair prices and nice owner & employees

— Yelp User

Had a great experience through Carl's Automotive! They fixed my A/C same day and the cost wasn't too bad either. Carl was very friendly and efficient, and they even sent me a thank you card in the mail! Will definitely be going here again for work on my car.

— Google User

I didn't know where to find an honest mechanic, until I went to Carl's Automotive Service and found three! Carl, Brent and Mark are the best team of auto mechanics I've ever come across. I just moved out of the city to a remote area where a dependable vehicle is an absolute necessity - trouble is, my car is almost twenty years old and needed work done - badly. I called  Carl's Automotive Service and they told me to come in right away. These guys replaced my thermostat in no time at all and for a better price than any mechanic in the city. They even spotted a broken vacuum hose that I knew nothing about, and reminded me that one of my headlights needed fixing. In a matter of hours on the same day as my call, my car was up and running better than ever. Carl and his team are amazing mechanics, good people, and I'm a customer for life!

— Yelp User

Carl's Automotive recently Changed their name to Avenue Yucca Car Care. Don't worry, Carl still runs the shop, he just changed the name so it pops up earlier in the phone directory and web advertising.  Carl's been great to me and my wife over the last few years. He's worked with break issues, oil leaks, and most recently some inconsistent electrical problems. Significantly due to Carl's work, our two cars have a combined 350K+ miles and are still running well. Carl diagnosed and fixed the most recent inconsistent electrical problem on my car within 5 minutes of looking at the problem. Since it was such a minor problem, he refused payment. I know the majority of car problems can't be fixed as quickly or for free, but his trustworthiness guarantees I'll continue taking my business to him.

— Yelp User

We drove all the way from Los Angeles, to Lancaster to visit a family member at the hospital in the Antelope Valley, when we arrive we rolled the window down and then the window didn't wanted to go up, worried about the family in the hospital, I went to look for a place where they would help me with the window. My first stop was Pep boys, just to open the window and see what was on, they were going to charge me close to $200.00, then I asked the locals for another place like a small shop, they gave me the name of this other guy who was going to charge me $85.00 for a piece that apparently my window need it plus labor, and all this is over the phone. Then I went to a gas station where I asked other people for directions and that's when I guy told me about Carl's automotive service. Not knowing the area well I went to lo look for this place. When I arrived Carl welcome me with a smile on his face and I told him what was going on and he asked if this happen before I said no, he asked for the keys to turn the car on and with a little hit on the door the motor worked and the window went up. I got the chills when I saw the window work and with a hand shake he close the deal. What a guy, he saw the situation first and then  a price if any. He show genuine care and he understood my situation. Honesty and compassion is a unique quality, and without a doubt he has it. With close eyes I recommend it. Thanks for your help you made my day easy.

— Yelp User

Got my car air conditioner fixed there....excellent job, fair prices and nice owner & employees

— Yelp User

What a nice guy Carl is.  We were driving down from San Francisco bay area to San Diego when our check engine and trac off lights on the dash of our Lexus came on, along with a bucking of the car!  Egads!  What is this?!  We did a search and found good reviews for Cark's Automotive so we called.  He saw us immediately, diagnosed the problem, put our minds at ease that we were ok to keep going on our trip.  Whew.  When we tried to pay him, he wouldn't let us.  He could have charged us $50 or more for the diagnostic but didn't.  Peace of mind.  I'd recommend checking him out.  Integrity and honesty; good traits in an auto mechanic.

— Yelp User

We had a lot of maintenance work done on our older Nissan. Carl was great about being up front with us and always talking to us first about doing the work.

— Yelp User

Best mechanic I've come across. I have repaired heavy equipment, fixed my own cars, fixed the cars of others and finally, I found somebody that I can trust to take the care and skill  that I use in repairing my own vehicles. I have watched this man, and I would know a good mechanic from a bad one and these boys are A-OK.

— Yelp User

This place is in an Industrial area and doesn't look like much from the outside, but Carl, who runs & owns the place is SUPER kind, helpful, and honest. We are not local to Lancaster, but were driving through when our car stopped shifting allowing us to drive faster than 50mph and it was smoking. So we pulled over and found this place. Carl gave us a quick diagnosis the best he could by checking out the engine codes and looking under the hood. He was really helpful and put us at ease by giving us an idea of what we were dealing with.

— Yelp User

My wife has a 2009 Toyota matrix that had been getting service at Sierra Toyota in Lancaster. They said that she would have to get the engine main seal replaced and the CV axle boot replaced. The labor alone would have cost well over 1500 at the dealership for this work. I heard of Carl's Automotive through word of mouth and decided to give him a try. I truly believe that this way is better than yelp could ever be. I got an appointment to bring in the Matrix and let Carl have a look at it. Luckily, I had a week where the car could just stay at Carl's and he could have a really good look at everything. A few days had passed because I knew there would be a great deal of work to be done. Made a phone call to get an update on what work had been done and how much it would cost. Come to find out, Sierra Toyota had misdiagnosed my wife's car. The main engine seal was not the issue. The issue was properly diagnosed and fixed at Carl's shop. The total cost of being at his shop for a week with parts and labor was just over $500. Also, the car got fixed properly and there are no more leaks. I truly believe Carl's Automotive is one of the last places in the state of California where you can get your car worked on and have that elusive piece of mind we all yearn for. I just hope he doesn't mind the business I will give him in the future.

— Yelp User

I have repaired heavy equipment, fixed my own cars, fixed others and finaly I found somebody that I can trust to take the care and skill that I use in repairing my own vechiles. The lady above probably wanted a quicky and didn't want to "fix it" properly, just "get it running". I have watched this man and I would know a good mechinic from a bad one and these boys are A-OK

— Google User

I have alway had great service here.  He is one of the last honest mechanics and that is worth a lot!   He has always done work at a reasonable price and it is done when he promised.  The one time there was a problem he made it right and he paid for it.  That is unheard of. As long as he is in business I will be a client.

— Google User

Carl's Automotive is always honest, fairly priced, and efficient.

— Google User

Honest as the "Day is Long".

— Google User

Carl's is THE" place to go for any auto repair you may encounter. Fast, friendly service is what keeps him as MY auto repair shop in the Antelope Valley.

— Google User

As long as Carl is in business I will take my vehicles there, He's honest, does a thorough job, and a pleasure to do business with.

— Google User

Carl's Automotive has become my go to place for almost everything automotive. Carl is one of the few I know that does an excellent job, usually on time, always as promised and done well.   His charges are reasonable and for the work actually done, not for padding or a little "extra"  He's even fun to talk with when he has a few spare minutes.  Highly recommended!

— Google User

I've been going to Carl's for a few years now.   Always a pleasant experience. Carl is very friendly and knowledgeable.   He thoroughly explains the ins and outs of your repairs, has never recommended repairs that weren't needed,  and keeps his prices fair. I will continue using Carl's for my vehicle maintenence for these reasons and because I don't feel ripped off like I have at other mechanics in the past.  

— Google User

Been a customer of Carl's since I came here to this valley. I keep going threw mechanics who either never responded to my calls or were either very over priced or were causing me issue after issue. Then I was finally referred to Carl's automotive. And I have never had to seek better help any where else. I have that Mechanic that you could entrust your worries to and he takes great care with honesty and always lets you know what you would need to prioritize and what can wait for service. And if nothing needs done then it is that simple. Works with us on all our vehicle issues. No job is to big or to small. And if he does not do it he will tell you. Since about 2005. My step father and half brother were both mechanics and both passed and Carl gave that feeling of comfort back to me. I feel very confident with all my vehicles and when buying a vehicle that I have the right guy to support me is my purchases.

— Google User

Honest Mechanics! I have always had great service here. Carl is one of the last honest mechanics and that is worth a lot! He has always done work at a reasonable price and it is done when promised. The one time there was a problem, he made it right and he paid for  it. That is unheard of. As long as he is in business, I will be a client.

— Google User

Carl's Automotive has become my go to place for almost everything automotive. Carl is one of the few I know that does an excellent job, usually on time, always as promised and done well. His charges are reasonable and for the work actually done, not for padding or a little "extra" He's even fun to talk with when he has a few spare minutes. Highly recommended!

— Google User

I've been going to Carl's for a few years now. Always a pleasant experience. Carl is very friendly and knowledgeable. He thoroughly explains the ins and outs of your repairs, has never recommended repairs that weren't needed, and keeps his prices fair. I will continue using Carl's for my vehicle maintenence for these reasons and because I don't feel ripped off like I have at other mechanics in the past.

— Google User

They're the best mechanics in the Antelope Valley!

— Yahoo User

It's good to find an honest mechanic. Carl's is honest and they back up their work!

— Yahoo User

What a great place to take your car when it is broken down. The guys at Carl's Automotive are both reliable and honest. It was a really comfortable experience. Thanks Carl and the  rest of your crew.

— Yahoo User

Great guys and good friends, thanks for all of your hard work!

— Yahoo User

From the first time I was referred to Carl's Automotive Service, I have NEVER been sorry!!  He is absolutely an honest and caring people person who KNOWS and is great at his profession. I've been a customer for almost 5 years now and have never regretted it; only when I've tried another mechanic did I fully realize how good it is to have this guy as your personal mechanic...thanks Carl for everything.

— Yahoo User

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