Great Help

My husband met Larry at the local Starbucks early one morning over coffee and a discussion over a car dilemma. They have since built a great rapport with one another and without question the next time we needed a mechanic Larry's was the first place we turned. Our first real experience I was in a panic, My kids had blown the transmission and axil in their 2001 Honda Civic... and we only had one other vehicle for the 4 of us to share! Time and cost were a HUGE factor. Larry provided us with a very honest and reasonable quote as well as a service check of the rest f the car and went OUT of his way to find us a low milage USED replacement transmission in a timely manner. This saved us approx. $3,000. Priceless... The service work was done as quoted, in the time stated and with no additional surprises. Plus... as a woman... I have never felt like or been treated like an idiot! We return for all of our routine maintenance and service questions as well as advice and service checks for vehicle safety and reliability before purchases. If you are looking for a friendly, honest place to take your vehicles for regular maintenance and major repairs Larry's Auto and truck repair would be my recommendation.

-Mel G.

My To Go

Larry is one of the best mechanics I've met. He has worked on several cars for me over the years and I'm a satisfied customer. He explains what the problem is, how to fix it and he also will save you money.  I've been fortunate over the years to have had great experiences with small repair shops like Larry's. There's only negative. Good things don't last forever. One of these years he's going to retire and then we will all be up a creek. But until that day, Larry will be my "go-to" repair shop.

-Mark C.

Fair & Honest

Larry is awesome.  He is fair and honest.  I will not go elsewhere.  He has saved me multiple times.  Great service, fair, honest....what more could you ask for in a mechanic?  He is very knowledgeable and will help you decide what is worth fixing and what you can let go or wait til later.

-Art-Suzanna R.

Fixed Me Up

Larry is terrific! Our car started having trouble in Salinas and we ended up staying at a motel. I spoke with the Toyota dealership and they thought it was unlikely they'd be able to fit me in, the next day. Then the motel manager recommended Larry. I called on a Sunday night, Larry answered and told me he could see me first thing in the morning - at 6 am! We went into see Larry, he diagnosed what was wrong with our car, fixed it and we were on the road in less than an hour. He's honest, very personable and a tremendously capable mechanic!

-Howard S.


Larry has been my mechanic since asking a family friend for advice on where to take my 2001 vw jetta. Since that time has passed he has literally saved me THOUSANDS of dollars on vehicle repair and service compared to a standard dealership. He has very competitive pricing, and great work. He will work with you on any common repair need and wont charge you for stuff you don't need! I had Larry inspect a vehicle I was considering purchasing, and after a quick inspection and showing me everything wrong with the vehicle I decided not to purchase it, the purchase surely would have been a disaster if I was left with such a lemon! A+

-Chris H.

Larry's Auto & Truck

location small552 Brunken Ave
Salinas, CA 93901


CALL:  (831) 757-3712

Shop Hours

Weekdays:   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays: CLOSED

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