|Address:||2613 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618, USA|
|Working:||7:30AM–6PM 7:30AM–6PM 7:30AM–6PM 7:30AM–6PM 7:30AM–6PM Closed Closed|
Im a UC Davis student, I was fooled by their reviews on yelp and trusted them. I went here thinking that everything is reasonable, I paid without thinking much about it. After my friends found out how much I paid for the service, I was told I got ripped off really badly. They found the exact same HID bulb online for less than $80. My bill comes out to be $191 to change ONE HID LIGHT BULB. To be exact: I was charged $150 for the bulb and $30 for 10 mis service and tax. Dear students, save yourself some money and stay away from these heartless people. I know its necessary to make profit, but really now......the price they charged me was way overboard. Go somewhere else where they wont rip you off. My biggest mistake was trusting their 5 star reviews on yelp and not ask anyone else about the price I had to pay for beforehand. In addition, the owner was very rude on the phone after I complained about the price of the bulb he charged me for. VERY RUDE! YOU just took $191 of my hard earned money within 10 mins, **** you. seriously. stay away from this place! If you dont mind the cost, yep go for it!
Hoffmans Automotive will do a good job at the maximum price. They replaced rotors and pads (easiest way for them and maximum cost for you) rather than "miking" (actually measuring the wear) on the rotors and replacing or resurfacing based on DATA. I "miked" the old rotors and they were within Honda (03 Element) specifications (no significant wear on rears: 9.0 mm measured, 9mm new, and 7mm replace; front: 22.7 measured /23.0mm new, where minimum is 21mm). Bottom line is that these rotors were fine, and did not need to be replaced. With a little effort, Hoffmans could/should have explained that option, but they didnt even make the measurement! Any automotive service technician that does not base decisions on actual measurements is a poor one, and needs to be watched. When (courteously) presented these data, they just made excuses rather than admitting doing anything wrong. Im an experienced (but not a professional anymore) mechanic from out of town. I recommend that you get estimates from at least one other shop before you have work done at Hoffmans, unless money is of no concern.
I hadnt driven my car for a year and it had been sitting in the sunshine/rain, heat/cold all that time. All of a sudden I needed to use the car but was afraid all the fluids would be low, the tires maybe low, and who knows what else. I called Hoffmann and they told me honestly they couldnt get to it that day but 2 days later would be possible. I started my car with "Jump-It" and drove the mile or so to Hoffmann, and left it. They recharged the battery, checked the fluids and tires, and my bill was much lower than I expected (Ive forgotten the exact amount). They have a wonderful waiting room stocked with cold water and sodas, a clean restroom, and courteous service. They never treat me with condescending contempt just because I am a woman. Ive always had good experiences with Hoffmann and I recommend them to everyone I know.
I’ve been going to Hoffman for selective repairs since I learned to drive 30+ years ago (yep, back in the 76 station days). If you ask questions, they will answer you honestly and you can depend on that. If you need ‘real’ work done on a vehicle, they will do an excellent job guaranteed and that’s what you’re paying for. I’m not wealthy, so I can’t afford to be stupid. If you’re not mechanically savvy, can’t use the internet for research then I’d recommend asking those ‘friends’ who tell you what something “should have cost” before, rather than after you have the work done. I’ve done the research and they’re prices are well within reason but these guys focus on optimal performance rather than patch up work so you just have to be clear about what you need.
Their generosity and honesty made me cry today. After living almost one year in Davis, I found this shop as a best place. I cheated from Davis Auto-works on January 2017 and then by Lube Express. They only charged money without giving me an advise that what should I do with my car. Today, Hoffmann Automative give me the correct direction with full of honesty and generosity. Hoffmann is not only thinking about their own pocket and business and money, but, they honestly serve the community with their great services. I do not know what kind of words should I use to be thankful of Hoffmann Automative. Thank you so much and hearty appreciate your advise and instruction!!
Kelly Carolyn Connelly
Today my 17 y.o. car was born again at Hoffman Automotive. No longer yelling in pain on those bumpy town and country roads, it now drives quiet, tight and smooth. And the best part is my air conditioner is working again ! Hoffman. . . synonymous with honest, prompt, efficient and excellent work! Thank you so much !
I love these guys! My Prius loves these guys. My chihuahua loves these guys. Friendly, professional, fair, thorough. They gave me a great recommendation for windshield replacement. As long as I live in Davis (forever) I will trust my two autos to Hoffman Automotive.
Hoffmann Automotive has always been quick and professional. We have been taking all of our cars here for years and have never had any issues. Even our car with over 230k miles is running great! I would recommend Hoffmann to anyone.
We take both of our cars to Hoffman and have always had excellent service. Its the kind of place where you feel like they really care about your experience and more importantly your safety. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Really just remarkable work done here, -top quality. Though its not the cheapest place in the area, youre clearly getting a higher standard of care and advice. This is a place Id recommend to someone I actually cared about...
The service is outstanding and all employees make sure the customer comes first! I appreciate the high quality and excellence of Hoffman Automotive.
Great automotive repair facility. Quality work at a fair price.
Good people and no B.S.