In my opinion, and the opinion of many many Sarasota residents, snowbirds, and visitors, Dave's Auto Repair in Sarasota is the #1 auto repair shop. It begins with Dave who is a superstar mechanic; the very best. Naturally, a person of that topnotch skill level would only hire the cream of the crop additional mechanics [such as Brad]; after all, Dave's name is on the building. Unlike most folks, I have a somewhat unusual auto therefore it from time to time has unusual problems. Over the past 20 years of living in Sarasota, I have found that Dave is the only mechanic in the area that can resolve these unique and at times critical issues. If the problem is intermittent Dave will hang in there with the owner until he diagnoses and eradicates the problem. I highly recommend Dave's Auto Repair.

Well John, car issues aren't always cut & dried. Some things are harder to find than others & yours was no exception! Dave is well known in town for his diagnostic capabilities and he takes the time to track the problem down. Glad we could help & thanks for the great review!Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

I can't say enough about this place. I will keep coming back. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. They only recommend what my car needs.

Thanks Nancy! We'll keep your car going!!Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

Honest and efficient Mom and Pop repair facility, very clean too. They don’t sell tires or do alighnments though.

Sorry about the tires & alignment issue. First our building isn't big enough for those services & second it is hard for a small independent shop to compete with the big box stores! Thanks for the 5 star review!Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

I've been going here since I moved to Sarasota five years ago. I recently moved to Parrish, which is 1/2 hour to 45 minute drive. I was going to try a closer place, but couldn't find any place I trust more than Dave's. They do a great job and don't try to push repairs I don't need. Will keep coming as long as my 12 year old car holds out.

Thank you Nancy. We know how much traffic there is between here & there (especially this time of year) and really appreciate your going the extra miles to let us care for your car! It was good to see you again yesterday!!Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

5 stars, ready for me, length of appointment within two minutes of what I was told.

We realize your time is valuable & we try very hard to get the vehicle in & out on time!Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

I've been a customer for well over 15 years (3 cars). They are extremely honest and fair in prices. I would not trust anyone else!!!

Thank you Denise we enjoy working for you.Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

I have used Dave’s Auto for years, and recommend their work highly. In fact I will not take my vehicle anywhere else.

Thank you Laura!! We appreciate you!! (especially since you are one of our long time customers!) Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

Outstanding service with a smile and reasonable prices. He's the only repair shop that I trust my car to.


Enjoyable experience for a change, didn't feel like I was being taken advantage of. They did a great job and started with the least expensive repairs first to eliminate the problem without wasting time and money. Very satisfied.

Thank you Christina! It was nice meeting you! Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota

Very prompt service and friendly. Explained what was needed and completed it very well.

Thank you Mildred, :)Dave's Auto Repair - Sarasota
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