Lavender Brothers, The Best Truck and Car Repair Service in Seaside
Get top-notch auto repair services today at Lavender Brothers. From AC repair to transmission services, our goal is to offer expert auto repairs at an affordable price. We are conveniently located near you in Seaside. Come by our shop at 1965 Del Monte Blvd or call today to schedule an appointment at 831-899-2144.
Quick and Trouble-Free
We know your time is money. Most truck or car maintenance services can be completed while you wait. Many repairs such as AC repair, brakes, and transmission repairs will be performed that day. Straight forward or complicated, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road right away.
Get A Clear Estimate With No Hidden Costs
We will provide you with an easy to understand estimate before beginning any services. Ask us about options to keep auto repair costs low or upgrades to keep your car in top shape. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can count on. Call today to schedule an appointment at 831-899-2144.
Our Mechanics Can Handle It
Our certified mechanics and highly skilled auto repair specialists provide the best in auto repair services for domestic and import automobiles of all makes and models.
See What We Do!
4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Quick Lube Services and Undercar Services
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
They do really good work. Very experienced
Great service. I had a Jasper transmission put into my SUV a year ago, and when it started having serious problems, Lavender Brothers worked with Jasper to install another unit completely under warrant. I was impressed!
The crew here was play and knowledgeable. They did exactly what I asked for at a reasonable price and in a timely fashion. They have experience with a wide range of cars and trucks I will definitely be bringing my vehicle back here in the future for my auto repair needs. They also specialize in off-road vehicles so if you want to get a lift done or perhaps some rock sliders this is a good place to look at in this area. There are not a lot of shops around here that will do that.
We pulled up to lavender automotive in Ashley's golden-peach 1983 VW Rabbit (AKA Buttercup) as sunset was fast approaching and the cold night was near with an oil pressure emergency. the kind gentleman, Robin and Matt there served us four different types of chocolate and free coffee and then swiftly took us at the beginning of the line and solved our issue. as we were on a road trip and had nowhere to stay this was quite essential. Needless to say we're quite pleased. After a short nap a cup of coffee a smile a handshake and a wave we rode off on our way south to whatever adventures awaited, with a car, and a clean bill of automotive health
Decided to branch out and try another automotive repair place and picked this one based on prior reviews; was not disappointed. Had a chance to speak with Toby (owner) and Matt who were both very knowledgeable, friendly and willing to answer any questions. They don't try to sell you services you don't need and prices are very reasonable. Even if you have a place you have been going to for awhile, I highly recommend giving this place a shot.
I brought my jeep into Lavender Brothers and they have been nothing short of amazing. Robin has been incredible helping me step by step with the customization of my jeep. This is the best shop in town for any automotive work or custom fabrication. I will not take my jeep anywhere else. Lavenders brother are the best shop in California.