Caprice Howry
Customer Review
My daughter was traveling through the area when her car started acting up! Gus checked it out, assured she was safe to make it home! He even checked that she made it back to Bakersfield! Thank you!
David Taing
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I took my truck in for service, Guss and his crew took great care of it. Told everything I need and gave me a great feedback and deal for the service. One of the best shops in Newbury Park. Highly recommended 👌 …
Holly Hughes
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I cannot recommend Academy Automotive 805 enough. I brought my 2011 Camaro in to have both headlight assemblies replaced. I was unsuccessful at 3 other shops, including the dealership (due to the uncertainty of obtaining the parts needed). Gus not only facilitated in sourcing out the accurate parts, but completed the job in less time than anticipated and a fraction of the anticipated cost. I'm planning on going back to have my catalytic converters replaced and referring everyone I know. -Very Satisfied Customer
Jim Dellinger
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I'm so happy with how they worked on my Dodge Diesel 3500 truck. I have now given them all of my fleet vehicles, a total of 13. I am extremely happy with their service, price, and speed of service. I give them my highest recommendation.
Cody Bowden
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Gus and his team have been great. I've had my F350 worked on here twice and both times, they worked hard to get my repairs done quickly and have been open and honest about the repair. Highly recommend using them.
Maunalei Patten
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I’ve been bringing my car to Academy Automotive for years! They are upfront and honest with their work and costs. Gus and Andrea answered all of my questions and were very helpful. I highly recommend them!
Garrison Cook
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If you're looking for a shop that you can trust, Academy is the place to go. Gus has been extremely consistent when it comes to keeping me updated on my vehicle, and has been very fair on price. I took my vehicle in for some pretty big repairs, but I would recommend Academy for any type of job.
Jerry Vacc
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Radiator leaking on my Ford F250 diesel. Got it back with new one installed the next day after taking it in. No issues. Gus easy to talk to and takes time discuss what's happening. That's a winner!
Randy Breskin
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Gus and Andrea always take excellent care of my rides! Honest helpful and easy to work with and affordable service. I would recommend any of my friends and family to get their vehicles serviced by them.
Benjamin Adkins
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Gus treated me fairly and showed me what needed to be done and then showed me what work was done when it was finished. You come here you are talking to the owner, not some service writer. There is something to be sad about being able to talk to the man or woman in charge and they can look you In the eyes and stand by their work or the work of their employees. Old school type business is something that is missing nowadays and my experience here was refreshing. I can see me developing a long term relationship with this business and then being my go to shop for anything automotive.
Stephanie Melendez
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I found Academy Automotive searching on Yelp, I am so glad I did because Gus is so caring, kind and honest. Being a girl it’s always a little nerve racking bringing your car to an automotive place. I feel like I’m always taken such great care for and am so thankful to Gus and the team for everything they do. I’ve been bringing my car for about a year and a half now and I’m so happy with everything.
Bruce Klumph
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Gus and the team at Academy Automotive are fantastic. Very communicative throughout the whole process and got my truck back on the road quickly. You’re in great hands with this crew.
Daniel Marquez
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Academy Automotive had set the standard for me when it comes to my automotive repair needs! Gus at Academy replaced the transmission in my 2016 Tahoe, tune ups and body work on my 86 Land Cruiser. Academy has consistently delivered top-tier service. Thanks for keeping me running!
Jenna Mac
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From the moment I called Academy Automotive, I knew I made the right decision to have them look at my car. I'm not from the area, so I had been looking for an oil change and a battery check, quickly before heading off to work. Gus was not only quick to get my car in but clearly answered all my questions by SHOWING me what the cause. Gus not only made me feel comfortable with the service, but also confident I was getting the best service. I would gladly return and refer others to Academy Automotive!
Christian Brown
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Brought my car in for a complete brake job and was pleasantly surprised that Gus and his team were able to get straight to work and have my car done and ready on the same day. They even FaceTimed me to show me what they were doing and why they were replacing parts. It’s hard to come by an honest shop like that nowadays and I will definitely be recommending.
Kaili Kimura
Customer Review
Thanks to Gus at the Academy Automotive; I dropped my car off last minute, and got it back the next day. Not only was my car's door window fixed, but Gus did not charge me because he said it was such an easy quick fix. Thanks again for being an honest mechanic; I will keep going to Gus whenever my cars need work and recommend Academy Automotive to my friends.
Peggy Beal
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I highly recommend Academy Automotive for their friendly, fast, and expert service! Most of all, I greatly value their honesty! I brought my car in for a few issues I was concerned about. After they took my car on a test drive and then inspected it, Gus insured me that everything is safe and it's running as it should. He didn't feel right about charging me since they didn't find anything, even though I agreed upfront to the inspection cost. Now I can continue my occasional long drives for work projects with great peace of mind! Huge thank you to Gus and his crew!
Bryan R
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Gus and his team at Academy Automotive are fantastic! I had a brake failure on one of my vehicles and despite being a new client, they got my car in the same day! After a major repair they had me back on the road that same week. I took my car back a few weeks later for general fluid services (transmission, transfer, differential, and engine oil) and everything went great. Communication is top notch and they stand behind their work! I’ve definitely found my mechanic!
Kieran Moore
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Academy Automotive always takes really good care of all the vehicles I bring them. Gus always keeps me informed as to the status of my car, and his team takes pride in maintaining and modifying ALL kids of cars and trucks. Definitely a shop you can trust.
Kati Padgett
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Five stars is not remotely sufficient to give Academy Automotive (805) and they're outstanding service. We discovered Academy Automotive through Google reviews and those Google reviews did not lead us astray. This repair shop has earned every single one of those five star reviews. When our car unexpectedly broke down, I looked on Google for a nearby service center that could deal with possible catalytic converter issues and Academy Automotive came up. Based on all of their five-star reviews, I decided to take a chance. What was so great about Academy Automotive was that you could drop your car off after hours and leave a key in a drop box and then they would touch base with you the next day. This was our exact experience. Gus and company were very understanding to our situation and even though our repair was going to be extremely expensive, we were treated very fairly the entire time. Gus even goes as far as to show you the parts that he's replaced so that you know and can see that they needed to be replaced. Our car was so problematic that we have visited Gus four times over the past month and each time we have been treated fairly and with outstanding customer service. Not once have I ever felt like the moron bringing their car into the mechanic. Gus takes his time to explain what's wrong with your vehicle and you feel very reassured that your vehicle is good hands. We actually live in Ventura and from now on will happily have our car towed to Academy Automotive in order for Gus to service it. That's how much we appreciate the professionalism, customer service and courtesy that Academy Automotive provided us. Highly, highly recommend you use this auto mechanic.
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Academy Automotive 805

165 Ruby Dr.
Newbury Park, CA 91320
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