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Eight Auto Repair Facilities Earn AAA-Approved Auto Repair Certification


(LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2009) —Eight car repair facilities throughout Southern California have earned certification as a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility.

The certification means the repair facilities meet the Automobile Club of Southern California's strict AAA-Approved Auto Repair Program criteria for technician certification and customer satisfaction. Auto Club- approved shops also offer a wide range of automotive services and are equipped with the high-tech equipment needed to repair today's sophisticated vehicles.

"The Approved Auto Repair program examines all aspects of a repair shop's operation and awards approval to only the best shops in the business," said Richard Kretsch, the Auto Club’s Group Manager of Automotive Services, which includes the AAA-Approved Auto Repair Program. "Typically, only one out of three shops we evaluate receives certification approval on the first attempt."

Any motorist can look to the Auto Club's Approved Auto Repair logo as an assurance of the facility's reliability, but Auto Club members receive extra benefits from approved repair shops.

Listed on an Auto Club poster displayed in every Auto Club–approved shop, these benefits include free inspections when a member's vehicle is in the shop for any paid repair and a minimum 12-month/12,000 mile warranty. Auto Club members also get guaranteed written estimates, return of replaced parts on request and Auto Club-mediated repair dispute–arbitration.


The repair facilities added to the AAA Approved Auto Repair Network are:

  • Bonita Valley Auto Care, Inc., 3995 Bonita Road, Bonita; Telephone: 619-475-1714
  • Community Chevrolet, 200 W. Olive, Burbank; Telephone: 818-843-2200
  • David Ellis Chrysler Jeep, 24122 Roscoe Blvd., Canoga Park; Telephone: 818-348-7510
  • Tune Up Shop, 449 Bay St., Costa Mesa, Telephone: 949-645-4641
  • Jack Ellis Glendale Dodge, 1101 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale; Telephone: 818-242-3202
  • Saddleback Cars, 24002 Via Fabricante, Mission Viejo; Telephone: 949-855-6700
  • Lael’s International Auto Service, 2042 Oceanside Blvd., Ste. B; Oceanside; Telephone: 760-433-5040
  • Purrfect Auto Service, 2048 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Telephone: 626-844-4665
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The Automobile Club of Southern California is a member club affiliated with the American Automobile Association (AAA) national federation and serves members in the following California counties: Inyo, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura.