Sacramento Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
5

I had my car towed to Joe's Alfas Subaru when the alternator when out. I also needed the head gaskets replaced. Joe said that since they would be doing the labor for the head gaskets that would get to the alternator, they would just charge me for the part. Very nice! Also, although the work went a few days over estimation (they were waiting on the work of another shop), the price came out to be significantly below what was quoted.

5

I recently had my 2007 Forester serviced here. It was in need of the 105,000 mile service, plus some head gasket problems from a previous warranty "repair" at a Subaru dealer. The 105K service was about the same price as the dealer, but the list of things done and replaced was longer than the dealer's. I was happy about that because I had been researching some of the stuff that should be done at the same time (like seals, water pump, and a big list of others) and Joe had these items covered. It sounds like he really knows these engines and it was fun to talk to him about them. In the end, it wasn't a cheap service job, but a lot of things were done and I have a lot of confidence now that the car is going to last a while. I feel like I got more than my money's worth here. Being slightly North of Downtown Sac, the place is very easy to get to/from. Update: 15,000 miles later, everything is still perfect with the car; no leaks, extra noises, or smoke. Update: 30,000 miles later, still perfect. Thanks Joe. Update: 50,000 miles later, still running great. No leaks, bad noises, nothing, not even smoke. It runs like the day I bought it. I need to stop putting so many miles on this thing. Thanks Joe.

5

I've been a customer and huge fan of Joe's Alfa Subaru (aka Subaru Specialists) for over five years. I've referred my friends to them. We all have the same opinion: They are the most awesome shop ever. I've owned four Subies over the last 20 years and I'll buy another this year. You can bet the Subaru Specialists will get my business and as many people as I can recommend.

5

Subaru owners are a special breed imho. We love our vehicles and want them properly serviced. Joe and the rest of the crew at Alpha Subaru Specialists are excellent at diagnosing and repairing and go all out for their customers. They're a family business and they make you feel like you're part of that family. So happy to have trustworthy, top notch mechanics!!

5

BEST Subaru Mechanic in town! I have a 2002 Subaru Forester (my baby!) and was referred to Joe by a coworker of my husband. My car had a laundry list of things that needed repairing! Joe went from what was most crucial first! He worked within my budget and we recently had the rest of the list finished. My car is running very smoothly ..I am so jazzed! Joe is honest and forthright about what you are dealing with and prioritized what needed to be repaired first. The repairs were done FAST!!!!! They are very friendly and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend them to anyone! THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!!!

5

I was recommended to Joe's Alfa and Subaru by two independent people as well as by the high yelp reviews. I was not disappointed. The service was fast and professional. The staff was friendly and very knowledgable. I have had some bad experiences with other car repair shops, especially with my subaru (2002 wrx in awesome blue, its my baby), so I was very skiddish about going to a new mechanic. I was skiddish at first, but I was put at ease by Joe's staff. I would highly recommend Joe's to any one with a subaru and I would even drive from miles away to go here.

5

a little history about why I am writing the review: I was traveling down a mountain road between when it was snowing- pretty hard. I ended up crossing a curved bridge while going downhill. My forester ended up hitting a snow bank and had to get pulled out by a Cal Trans plow. I phoned Joe the next morning and told him what had happened and needed to get it checked out before driving back home to So. Cal. He said that he was busy until 12 noon. I asked if I could come in a little earlier. He said that there might be a wait. I went down to his shop around 10 AM, he had a spare lift open. He had his mechanic put my forester up on the lift and did a visual inspection of the suspension, drive train, etc. I had a piece of plastic from the inner fender that had come undone from hitting the snowbank. The plastic rivets holding attaching it were missing. His mechanic zip tied the plastics together for a temporary fix. They put the car down, and drove it a bit to make sure. Joe didnt charge me anything, and just told me if I need any work done the next time I am in town to stop in.

5

Joe and his team are upstanding. Very helpful, explain the issues and are just great to work with. They know what they are doing and charge a fair price. They have gone above and beyond for me and I highly recommend them for any subaru owner!

5

This is a weird review because it's about stuff these guys didn't do. The first time i went in was because I had an engine light on and my cruise control light on at the same time. Check this out...they said "tighten the gas cap" and it fixed the problem! No charge. I was in today because I get a weird shimmy at high speeds. They checked it all out and said "It's your tires, they are getting near the end". No charge. And they didn't try to sell me tires which brings me to my next point. Six months ago, I went to Maita for a warranty covered issue and it got fixed. Then some woman there says "Your tires are almost worn out , you need some new ones now" Well I'm a sceptical guy so a couple days later, I went over to the Goodyear place downtown to pick up tires I had selected online and called to order. Well I get there and the guy says "You don't need new tires" So a guy whose only job is to sell tires talked me out of them...after the people at Maita tried to sell me something I didn't need. So, get your Subie fixed at Joe's and buy your tires from Goodyear downtown!

5

I cannot say enough in praise of Joe and his guys. I have a 2005 Subaru Outback and was referred to Joe by a close friend and Subarau owner. I have since sent my boyfriend and his Toyota and my boss and her Honda. If you have a Japanese car, these guys will take very good care of you. They are honest, knowledgeable, offer competitive, reasonable pricing, and will give you a ride to and from work (in the downtown area) while they have your car. Knowing I have a trustworhty and reliable mechanic makes owning my Subie all that much more satisfying.