Genesis Automotive Service was launched in mid 2013 after nearly a year of planning.

Carl Walker has spent his working life in the automotive repair business working at several different dealerships, pursuing his careers as an automotive technician at shops such as Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, and independent vehicle service and repair shops where he gained experience working on a variety of vehicles.

Carl’s dream was to open his own shop and began planning while working at Longo Lexus in El Monte.

While talking to a friend one day, they both realized that they had the same dream of opening their own auto shop. It was then that they decided the timing was right to make it happen.

Carls original partner moved on in early 2016.

They opened their shop in Covina which is centrally located in the San Gabriel Valley near Duarte, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, West Covina, La Verne, El Monte and neighboring cities.

Our goal is to establish long-term relationships in the community by using our many years of training and experience to provide our guests with honest, reliable, timely and ultimately the best car service possible.

We are an honest shop with fair prices.

  • 5 star ratingI took my Chevrolet Tahoe 2005 in for a Fuel Pump replacement and Carl was so reasonable about his labor rates. He was upfront and honest about what other repairs and issues my Truck had.  I'm a female and it's really hard to find a repair shop who won't take advantage.  I'm financial strapped for cash and when Carl told me what repairs are needed and what could wait, I felt as though he really understood the position I am in. I would love to fix it all and have my truck running perfect, but I can only afford to... read more

    Elizabeth G. Avatar Elizabeth G.
    10/06/2014

    5 star ratingI come to this shop for everything i need on my vehicles. Been coming here for a few years and trust them alot. They will let you know whats wrong give you options and not try to sell you stuff you do not need. This shop is the best. I have come for silly things like oil changes and tire rotation to more serious stuff. They can do it all. Great staff too.

    Jamie B. Avatar Jamie B.
    9/27/2017

    5 star ratingMy Toyota 4 Runner needed some serious attention at 260,000 miles and I didn't want to take it to the Toyota dealer which I have done numerous times. A friend told me about Genesis and that Glenn and ..the other guy..can't remember his name..but that they specialized in Toyota, Scion, and Lexus. Took his advice and was real happy. These guys know their stuff and were willing to take the time to discuss and explain what was wrong and what needed to be done. Real nice guys. After dropping my car off I knew I could trust them. They did... read more

    Ryan B. Avatar Ryan B.
    10/16/2013
  • 5 star ratingWonderful! Bought a Lexus on Craigslist and got scammed with all the repairs it needed. Took it to another mechanic first and they wanted to fix every tiny detail and every big detail for a big price.

    So went on Yelp and found Genesis.

    Genesis is the best. Very well trained and professional, polite, much more reasonable prices! I will only be taking my Lexus there from now on. Gets so much better gas mileage too. THANKS, Genesis

    L H. Avatar L H.
    1/06/2015

    5 star ratingOne of the best shops in San Gabriel valley for all your truck lifts! Big thumbs up for Carl and his team you guys couldn't make it any easier for me! I highly recommend them for all your Truck lifts and mods!

    Jack N. Avatar Jack N.
    7/25/2016

    5 star ratingIf you have a Toyota and want to deviate from having to pay the crazy fees that the dealer charges for simple repairs, look no further.  My 07 Camry Hybrid had a leaking oil pan and Toyota said it will cost $495 to fix it.  It wasn't that big of a leak, more like a seep but I didn't want to keep driving the car and let that issue worsen.  So instead of bringing it back to Toyota, I shopped around the neighborhood.  Found a guy who would do it for $300 in Route 66 then another guy from Arrow... read more

    Mighty M. Avatar Mighty M.
    9/02/2014
  • 5 star ratingI've never had a mechanic explain so much and really involve me in the diagnosis like Carl did I really appreciate feeling involved I feel like he did every thing he could to get the price down as well. Over all it's a great experience and I'm happy to now have a great mechanic

    Josh R. Avatar Josh R.
    6/05/2014

    5 star ratingIt's hard to find a trustworthy mechanic.  My dad recommended I try this place out.  Carl is THE man when it comes to Toyota/Lexus.  He knows these cars inside and out and can diagnose a problem within minutes.  I have a 2000 Lexus es300.  

    I brought my car in because I had issues starting the car and figured it might be the alternator not charging the battery since i just replaced it at Costco a couple months ago.  I was able to have AAA jump start the car and drove it to have Carl take a look at it.  Turns... read more

    Huy B. Avatar Huy B.
    12/07/2016

    4 star ratingYes I did say on my last post post that they are now our family mechanic, since we "killed" our last one, lol. You would definitely at least go to Carl and Glenn, they are the best, always have room for your vehicle, honest, friendly, trustworthy, professionals and will get your ride going again. Affordable charges and don't be afraid to ask for  discount, sometimes they will if you pay in cash!!

    Rolando A. Avatar Rolando A.
    11/10/2015
  • 5 star ratingHonest and trustworthy mechanics are hard to come by and I believe Genesis Automotive Services includes both.

    Carl, the head mechanic provided a timely and professional service.

    I recommend this place.

    Samuel K. Avatar Samuel K.
    2/29/2016

    5 star ratingIf you have a Toyota and want to deviate from having to pay the crazy fees that the dealer charges for simple repairs, look no further.  My 07 Camry Hybrid had a leaking oil pan and Toyota said it will cost $495 to fix it.  It wasn't that big of a leak, more like a seep but I didn't want to keep driving the car and let that issue worsen.  So instead of bringing it back to Toyota, I shopped around the neighborhood.  Found a guy who would do it for $300 in Route 66 then another guy from Arrow... read more

    Mighty M. Avatar Mighty M.
    9/02/2014

    5 star ratingCarl is one of the most trust worthy mechanics in the area and has a vast knowledge of Lexus is very apparent. I would recommend Genesis Automotive to anyone looking for trustworthy mechanic. The best part is Carl tells you like it is and even helps you with things that aren't part of the description. For example, my new headlights I installed were lower than usual and Carl spent time to adjust them and make sure that I was safe on my trip to Vegas. Finally, who can beat the oil change prices for $25 for synthetic blend on my... read more

    Jeffrey Z. Avatar Jeffrey Z.
    8/22/2015
  • 5 star ratingHad a "no start" issue with my 99 miata

    Also the nigh time dash running light and taillight wouldn't work.

    I've called several shops as well as "miata specialists" around the area, all the other shops charge a ridiculous amount, for ex: another shop quoted me

    175.00 to diagnose dash and tailight issue, 275.00 for the no start issue. 450.00 and that's not even fixing the problem, that's just "diagnosing"

    I'm not a pro mechanic but I do know how to work on my car, I just never have time nowadays so finding a good dependable mechanic is tough.

    I took my car here. Friendliest... read more

    Giancarlo R. Avatar Giancarlo R.
    7/07/2017

    5 star ratingCARL IS AWESOME!!! such a cool guy. I trust his work and he gives a fair price. He will be real with you but I never feel pressured to fix other things like at other places when they try to up sell or BS you.

    Emma L. Avatar Emma L.
    5/04/2016

    5 star ratingI bring both my personal and company trucks here. Great service, accommodating staff, fast and hard working.

    Jason B. Avatar Jason B.
    8/26/2016
  • 5 star ratingI come to this shop for everything i need on my vehicles. Been coming here for a few years and trust them alot. They will let you know whats wrong give you options and not try to sell you stuff you do not need. This shop is the best. I have come for silly things like oil changes and tire rotation to more serious stuff. They can do it all. Great staff too.

    Jamie B. Avatar Jamie B.
    9/27/2017

    5 star ratingCarl was very helpful and thorough when we needed to check my daughters car before a long drive. We will be back!

    Angela D. Avatar Angela D.
    11/21/2013

    5 star ratingHonest mechanics? Yes!! Carl, the owner, actually shows you the used or damaged parts that were in your car. He always carefully explains their function and why they needed to replace them. Also, they never push for any extra services. I'm never going anywhere else... Genesis is an outstanding auto service shop!!

    Allison B. Avatar Allison B.
    9/14/2017
  • 5 star ratingI took my 2010 Jetta to Genesis. Trusting the reviews from others on yelp. Well, I'm so glad I did! Glenn and Carl were able to diagnose the electrical issue with my car and fix it promptly. You can certainly trust these gentlemen! They are honest and reasonable! Thank you! My car is running great.

    Rosa W. Avatar Rosa W.
    3/29/2015

    5 star ratingFinally found a mechanic who has utmost integrity, is professional and never gouges us price-wise!  Thanks Carl, for always having our back.  You run an amazing business that's a real stand-out!

    Lisa F. Avatar Lisa F.
    8/06/2016

    5 star ratingCarl and Glenn are the best mechanics around. I would trust anyone else with my vehicles. I would recommend them to anyone that needs work done

    Greg S. Avatar Greg S.
    6/24/2014
  • 5 star ratingTook my car in. Carl diagnosed the issue with the car rite away gave me the estimate to replace a water pump in my 2008 scion. Let me know rite away other places will be more. They were. Picked up my car and payed a little under the estimate.  Pleasantly surprised, honesty is hard to come by in this field but that's what you get here. Highly recommend this place. Any future problems I know where to bring my car.

    Patrick P. Avatar Patrick P.
    2/24/2016

    5 star ratingI took my Chevrolet Tahoe 2005 in for a Fuel Pump replacement and Carl was so reasonable about his labor rates. He was upfront and honest about what other repairs and issues my Truck had.  I'm a female and it's really hard to find a repair shop who won't take advantage.  I'm financial strapped for cash and when Carl told me what repairs are needed and what could wait, I felt as though he really understood the position I am in. I would love to fix it all and have my truck running perfect, but I can only afford to... read more

    Elizabeth G. Avatar Elizabeth G.
    10/06/2014

    5 star ratingCarl, Jeremy, and team were massively helpful when I was visiting my dad and his car needed some attention. They got to it quickly and fixed it that day--Whew!

    Carl has worked for Toyota and Lexus dealers most of his career; it shows. He knows what he's doing.

    Alison S. Avatar Alison S.
    1/29/2017
  • 5 star ratingI have a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta that I want to keep running until it dies. I love my car. I brought it to Genesis based on a referral from a family member because I don't have a mechanic that I like. They were super helpful! The garage was clean, the technicians were friendly and talked to me like a person, not just a girl! They fixed my car up, they did not try to sell me a ton of extra stuff.   I've gone back three times since then for various maintenance. They are consistent. I'm so relieved to find... read more

    Darcy B. Avatar Darcy B.
    8/01/2014

    5 star ratingI took my 2010 Jetta to Genesis. Trusting the reviews from others on yelp. Well, I'm so glad I did! Glenn and Carl were able to diagnose the electrical issue with my car and fix it promptly. You can certainly trust these gentlemen! They are honest and reasonable! Thank you! My car is running great.

    Rosa W. Avatar Rosa W.
    3/29/2015

    5 star ratingI bring both my personal and company trucks here. Great service, accommodating staff, fast and hard working.

    Jason B. Avatar Jason B.
    8/26/2016
  • 5 star ratingI was referred to the mechanic Carl and went and had an oil change done. I have to say, these guys are really good and know what they are doing. They rotated my tires and Carl found a two nails that had punctured my tires (but didn't go all the way through). They checked multiple other areas too and were verify extensive. I was referred here from two different friends that touted their honesty and service, now that I have been there I have to say I agree!

    Adam B. Avatar Adam B.
    6/09/2014

    5 star ratingWas recommended by a friend to check out Genesis Automotive when we got an outrageous quote from the dealership for a water pump replacement.  Not only did they replace the water pump but they replaced some belts and seals that the dealership hadn't even mentioned.  It was all done for about half of what the dealer quoted.  Thank you Carl and Glenn!!  I found my forever mechanics 😉

    Di H. Avatar Di H.
    5/24/2015

    5 star ratingWas recommended by a friend to check out Genesis Automotive when we got an outrageous quote from the dealership for a water pump replacement.  Not only did they replace the water pump but they replaced some belts and seals that the dealership hadn't even mentioned.  It was all done for about half of what the dealer quoted.  Thank you Carl and Glenn!!  I found my forever mechanics 😉

    Di H. Avatar Di H.
    5/24/2015

Genesis Auto Service

Genesis Automotive Service
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Vehicles we Specialize in:

Lexus, Toyota, Honda, Hybrids, Trucks and Diesel Trucks.

We Also Service Other Makes and Models Including:

Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Geo, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Range Rover, Rotary Engine Cars, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, VW, Yaris and more.

We also do repairs and restorations on older cars, as well as smog repairs

Payment Methods:

Cash, Check, Debit, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa

© 2017 Genesis Auto Service

Location (Click for Map):
Genesis Auto Service
1441 N. Ranger Drive
Covina, CA 91722

Contact Us:
P: 626-331-5741
F: 626-331-5781

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday by Appointment Only

Proudly Serving the East San Gabriel Valley including the cities of:

 

Azusa, Baldwin Park, Charter Oak, Covina, Glendora, Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, San Dimas, West Covina and Walnut.

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