Reviews in Monterey, CA

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Kyle V

Would definitely recommend this place. Very friendly staff, very knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure I knew what was being done to my car. Not your typical mechanic who tries to nickle and dime you. Definitely going back!

Response from
business owner

Thank you Kyle! It was truly our pleasure to service your car. We are so glad you were able to take advantage of the “Brakes for Breasts” campaign. Your “brake” repair not only made sure you were safe on the road, but will help to fund research towards creating a vaccine to breast cancer.

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Danielle Carlson

Really nice people, love that they send the diagnostic info via email with photos

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CHRIS R

I contacted Wayside Garage the week before to schedule an appointment for a ridiculous requirement from the DMV. From the beginning phone call to the end of the inspection Wayside Garage was extremely professional very courteous and I could…

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Chris thank you so much for your review! I was truly our pleasure helping you to get through this "Brake and Lamp Inspection" process, and to be able to help you get your daughter back on the road. If there is anything you need, please feel free to reach out.

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SEAN L

I can’t say enough about this amazingly down-to-earth team at Wayside Garage. From the technicians to the Diaz family, everyone is stellar and super friendly. Stacey is very knowledgeable and sharp and an absolute pleasure to deal with, …

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business owner

Thank you so much Sean! I was truly our pleasure. We were so happy to get your "BMW" covered and back on the road. We appreciate you choosing us and giving us the opportunity to make sure you had a safe car to drive.

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STEVE A

Great service. Friendly polite and efficient.

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business owner

Steve, thank you for bringing in your "Ford Fusion" and allowing us to take care of your "Uber" and "Lyft" inspections. It was great chatting with you too.

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RICHARD V

Wayside Garage is the best. They went out of their way to fix my car, staying late to make sure I got back on the road. I highly recommend them.

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It's not every day that you get to see a gorgeous car like your 1960 Corvette! We were so happy to be able to get you back on the road and able to attend your Dream Drive event.

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NICHOLAS M

Nothing less than professional, really appreciate the work that they did for me. Would give more stars if it were possible.

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business owner

Thank you, Nick, for giving us the opportunity to fix the lights on your "Jeep". We appreciate all of our customers but especially our "military" customers. Best wishes on your next adventure.

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RANDY K

Cheerful, competent service and incredible communication, from the moment the car was brought into the bay, through the diagnostics and repair process. Wayside set a new standard of excellence, and I'll never take my cars anywhere else.

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RICHARD V

Please thank Sam for getting creative in fixing my 1960 Corvette .

I was able to participate in the car event the next day. The car performed flawlessly thanks to Sam!
















GUS D

Outstanding customer service!! Wayside provided an accurate diagnosis and timely service replacing brake pads and rotors for my son’s Dodge Challenger. They have earned our business next time we need it because I know their family’s job …

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business owner

Thank you so much Gus! Being a parent, I completely understand the importance of keeping our kids safe. It was my pleasure to get your son's Dodge Challenger safely back on the road. Although you have many choices for repairs in Monterey, we are so glad you chose us. Thank you and we appreciate your patronage and your kind comments.

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NICHOLAS T

Your the best all of you
















Joseph R

You won’t find a more honest and conscience people to deal with than Stacy and her team at Wayside Garage. They are reliable and go the extra mile when that need to with your car.

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much Mr. Rousso for giving us the opportunity to check out your BMW. We appreciate you taking the drive from Carmel to have us take care of your automotive needs. I loved chatting with both you and your wife.

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DANA M

On point and friendly service. Makes me want to bring al my cars here.

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CHARLES H

My experience with Stacey and the Team at Wayside was EXCELLENT! They conducted a thorough inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, with electronic reports and recommendations. Then Stacey was able to find and acquire the parts the next day…

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Charles it was truly our pleasure making your Toyota 4Runner safe to drive and get you back on the road. Sam and I can't wait to hear about some of your adventures as you explore California.

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NANCY S

Hi! Everything was great...great job !...excellent customer service! ! REALLY ENJOYED SEEING You.. been too long...take care. . .
















JEFF R

Friendly, thorough,great service!

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Derrick

Been here once and it is a family business that is very professional. I believe her name is Stacy who was very knowledgeable on work that was done. They even take pictures of the work that was done. I will definitely be returning because of…

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business owner

It was so nice meeting you Derrick. Your Camaro SS is such a beautiful car and it sounds like you have lots of fun with it. I know there are many options for service in the Monterey area and we are so glad you chose us. When you are ready, stop by and talk with Sam about that exhaust you are looking at.

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JONATHAN S

I very much enjoyed the family atmosphere of a local merchant and becoming aware of yet another business in which I can fully trust. Thank you!!
















ERNEST L

I definitely going back to this shop this is my regular car shop for now on... they are very straight forward in everything. I definitely recommend this shop to all my friends and family

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CHRISTIAN R

I am very happy to have found a garage that provides customers with the kind of service they deserve. The entire staff at Wayside is friendly, informative and extremely competent. The tools and communication methods they use to keep you …

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business owner

Thank you so much Christian! We so appreciate you giving us the opportunity to work on both your Scion Tc and your Toyota Matrix. It was truly a pleasure being able to make sure your daughter would have a safe car to drive. We know that you have many options in our area and coming from Carmel is a little more of a drive, but we are very happy to have you as part of our Wayside family.

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JASON W

Great service

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JIM H

You all are awesome to work with and do excellent work,

Shorty Is great and so isStacy !!!! Thank you all so very much for the awesome

Service , I finally found a auto

Repair business you can trust
















Marshall McMillan

I was totally impressed with the service here. Very professional, quick, and affordable. Thank you again for ur efforts wayside!!!

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Donna Blair

Efficient, professional, meticulous, and genuinely kind.

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business owner

It was truly our pleasure to help you with your automotive needs. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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Marcy L.

Steller service..very nice friendly honest people. Stacey and daughter were delightful. Would definately recommend.

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much! It was truly our pleasure. You were amazing to chat with.

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ANTONE MICHAEL M

It went great great greater thanks to Samantha!!!
















Naiomi Skiles

If I could rate Wayside Garage with 6 stars I would. From Stacey answering the phone promptly at 7:30am, to having my car accepted right away and cheaper than Midas! Plus they were closer to my job. Plus they have these "vitamins" that my …

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Susan Rapp

A fFIRST TIME CUSTOMER .~ Excellent customer service and very professional ! I appreciated the resonable Hertz rental partnership .I will be back,however, hopefully not soon~smile

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Paul Ramirez

Wonderful friendly customer service! This is my new regular garage. Thanks to everyone that helped me and the wife out!

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DAN D

You guys did awesome thank you so much!
















Lee Garland

OMG – Stacy, Bob and crew at Wayside really saved my cookies by diagnosing and repairing my little Suzuki Reno. No one could figure it out and when I remembered having good experiences with them in the past, I took it to them and, voila! I'…

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Response from
business owner

Yay! Lee, I was going to call and check on you tomorrow 😀 you beat me to the punch. I love that we can keep your little Reno scooting down the road 🚙

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Luke S

Possibly the best garage in Monterey. Family owned and operated. They are straight with you about what you need on your vehicle and don't try and screw you over. They will refer you elsewhere if someone is more qualified to do the job.

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Rod Belton

Good experience very customer service oriented

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Jim Pirkle

All 4 of our vehicles are serviced at Wayside. Very easy to work with.

Response from
business owner

Thank you Jim. The continued trust from you and your family means a lot!

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Andrew Michael

Five star google reviews brought me to Wayside Garage, and they were right! Sam and Stacey got me what I needed, with honest advice, great service, and all was very timely! Highly recommend Wayside Garage! Great people!

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Michelle Baker

Family owned and operated wonderful place to go for quality work on your car with a Midas Touch of compassion. Always friendly and ready to assist you if you need help. I'm lucky I found them

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much Michelle!

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Wallace Chen

Professional job well done! Thoroughly checked my car free during the oil change and offered recommendations. Friendly people and knowledgeable staff.

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much!

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Rick Stein

Great, friendly and reliable service !!

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much Rick!

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Sherry Sands

Stacy is friendly and easy to work with. They always give a fair price and do the work in a professional and timely matter.

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much Sherry! We appreciate you and your family and your continued patronage.

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Monica Wason

Thanks for the fast service!

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much! Our goal is quality service/repairs in a timely manner.

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Marc Christ

Nicest folks to work with. No BS either!

Response from
business owner

You are so kind! Thank you !

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Dayna

Excellent service, good prices and a prompt service.
















Fahmi Chandra

They do their job very well

Response from
business owner

Thank you 🙂

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Carolym

Wayside garage did a wonderful job on my car as usual, I highly recommend them
















Sandy Barajas

Front office person was very nice and explained everything that needed to be done. Yes I would use their services again.

Response from
business owner

Thank you so much! I do try to make auto repair as understandable as possible.

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Angie M

We are from the north bay and had smoke coming out from under our car as we were leaving Monterey, pulled over and called a tow truck. Of course the tow truck company referred their own garage, but then the car rental company thankfully …

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COREY D

The staff at Wayside is friendly, diligent, and will keep you updated about the status of your vehicle. If you are in the Monterey area, I highly recommend this garage for your vehicle's repair needs!
















Leonard O

Fast accurate friendly and observant!
















Ernest D

You guys rock. What else needs to be said???
















Brian Weed

As always I receive excellent service from Wayside due to the friendly attention of Stacey and Sam.

Response from
business owner

Thank you Brian! The continued trust of you and your family mean a lot to us.

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Jeff Olinger

I have been a customer of Wayside Garage for several years. Recently I had the transmission go on my 4 wheel drive and it couldn't have happened at a worse time. Stacy and Sam replaced it and I have had no further issues with my truck. …

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Response from
business owner

Thank you Jeff 🙂

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Jacob

Great service, explained every problem with the vehicle and did a great job working on all my cars and trucks
















Gina Staedler

The Diaz family are a local family that has been in the business for Years! They took in my son's car and shopped for the best price in parts and fixed it within days (during this past Christmas). We feel fortunate to know they are honest …

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Response from
business owner

Thank you so much Gina! We truly love our customers and helping them with their automotive needs.

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Mark

Very professional and thorough service
















STEVE & JULIE HUNT

I have relied on Wayside Garage for years. From oil changes to motor repairs. The staff is friendly and their service is excellent.
















King Walters

Thanks Sam, Stacey and the rest of the Wayside crew. Our car broke down over Thanksgiving in Monterey. We were so happy to be able to leave it at the shop and return to San Francisco after the holidays. While working out details over the …

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Sue Lee

I was traveling through Monterey on vacation when my clutch went out. I was in dire straights..... at least I thought I was. I pulled into the nearest garage (brake shop) who directed me next door to see Sam. He walked over checked things …

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Response from
business owner

We are so glad you had a safe trip... thank you so much! Have a fantastic day

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David Miller

I had a smog check performed. Work was done quickly and everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful

Response from
business owner

Thank you! I always enjoy seeing our long time customers and catching up with them too.

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Alex

Fantastic, friendly customer service. I appreciated being informed up front as to how the vehicle would be serviced and that the work was done so quickly. Overall a great experience, I will be back! Thanks Wayside!
















Peter James

My second visit to Wayside garage ! This time with the family car ! Needed a smog so made an appointment ! Had trouble deciding from the days and times they offered but they were patient with me. They took care of me quickly and efficiently…

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Thank you!

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Brian

Stacey and Sam do serve all my mechanical needs. They are truly professionals you can trust.
















Patty Kennedy

Great service and thanks for supporting the fight against breast cancer!

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business owner

Thank you!

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Rebecca Jo Skolnick

Took my car there for a service, and they did an outstanding job! Thanks Wayside, my car is very happy �✨

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mitzy garcia

This place is great. Will continue to keep coming.

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business owner

Thank you!

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Charlie Kelsey

Efficient and helpful...thanks Wayside!

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business owner

Thank you!

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bkgonefishin

Great garage. Super friendly owners and very thorough mechanics. I will keep using them and recommend them to my friends. Thanks

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business owner

Thank you so much! We love our customers!!!

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Christine Palochak

Required emergency auto repair service on a visit from out of town. Staff gave immediate assistance and great service for a reasonable price.

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business owner

Thank you and safe travels!

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Glenn Gage

Very smooth and friendly operation! I really appreciate their straight forward and professional approach. They know what they are doing and it shows. Keep up the good work!

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business owner

Thank you Glenn!

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Jim Wigdahl

Had a 50K check done on our VW Tiguan and am very pleased. A slight glitch when they added a bit too much oil on the oil change, but Stacey and Sam hustled to make it right. (I of course have never made a minor error on anything...). Wouldn…

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Response from
business owner

Thank you Jim! It was such a pleasure taking care of your VW and chatting with both you and your wife. If you have any questions, please never hesitate to ask.

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Jomil Salangsang

Stacy and Sam made our experience great! Looking forward to referring them to friends and family!

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business owner

Thanks Jo! It was great getting to meet you and chat with you.

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William Cornick

Great customer service. Enjoyed talking with Pat....car rides great!

Response from
business owner

Thanks Bill, I'm glad that took care of your problem. I also enjoyed talking with you.

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Carolyn DiMaggio

In response to Melody Driver, stating that I personally attacked her on social media, my responses to her were only because of her false accusations towards me, and, for her using and posting a picture of my granddaughters in her rude …

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Carolyn DiMaggio

I have been dealing with Wayside Garage since they first opened and were in their first location, they are honest, and knowledgable about all aspects of automotive repair, and Stacey and Sam keep up on the newest of cars coming out, by …

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Bill McNamara

Great shop, Never have had a problem on the work that was done or the charges for the work. They will work with you on getting you car or truck in to be fixed. I have been going here for years with several cars and trucks and can't say …

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Christopher Dolan

I have had my truck repaired here as well as my brother in Laws car! It has always been Great Customer Service and the Communication is Awesome! There is now crazy overpriced labor costs or parts cost! Very Honest Business.

Will do business…

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Thank you!

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Martha Castro Gaynor

Wayside Garage is great. Their customer service is amazing.

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Bonnie Hotz

Always a good experience at Wayside. Tracy's great at scheduling appointments and communicating what's going on. The repairs are made in a very timely fashion and they are well done the first time. The garage is very clean and the work done…

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Thank you!

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Ann Elliot Artz

Very efficient and friendly. Thanks!

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Thank you!

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Linda Salinas

GREAT REPAIR SHOP.

I feel very comfortable taking my SUV there. Stacy is very honest and friendly,takes care of my car like if it was her. Her husband and mechanics are the best in monterey bay.

Great with last minute appointments.

Hope I'…

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Thank you so much! We love our customers.

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Tim Patterson

I have been going to Wayside for a number of years and have been very pleased with them. Any time a car falls out of warranty I take it to Wayside.

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Thank you Tim!

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Jasmine Parker

ONE OF THE LAST HONEST MECHANICS! I have sent many people to Wayside as well as I go myself. The customer service that Stacey provides you with is friendly and kind. She is very patient and is willing to listen to all your concerns! She is …

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Thank you!

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Carolyn Bluemle

I have been several times... they are honest, friendly and take good care of my car without overdoing it.. They let me know what needs doing, how necessary it is and whether it can wait. My car drove better after each visit.. A good shop …

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Kym Avila

Love this place! Very professional, fast, and trustworthy!

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Jesse Avila

Business you can trust, service definitely recommend.

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