Own a Classic or Hot Rod, Want to increase the power of your import or domestic, we can help. From Basic tune ups to custom work. We provide the same dedication to maintaining your Classic on the road as any modern vehicle. We offer Power programmer installations that help both in performance and fuel saving, looking for some more power at the track? We also install and tune for UNICHIP. Call for more info.
We are now offering various services for Motorcycles.
Harley OEM diagnostics
Contact us with your inquiry
CNC & 3d Printing
I have incorporated my CNC & 3d printing business into my website. All my customers can find all the details on custom fabrication and gift ideas. I will update this page within the next few weeks with services I will provide.
Mobile Automotive Programming & Diagnostics
We are focusing on Mobile Programming of Modules and Diagnostics. It is very hard for most shops to have the capabilities to program new modules and the variety of makes and models, this is where we step in. We use the same equipment as the OE and perform updates, initial programming, coding and calibrations of most systems. New vehicles with the ADAS camera systems require special calibration procedures whenever removed or replaced. We do many of these calibrations for body shops.
We not only do programming but all the most troublesome diagnostics. From driveability to electrical, just give us a call. All services are performed at your location and upon appointments.
From a basic safety inspection to a total vehicle inspection. We will give you results from what needs to be serviced to what will need to be serviced soon. We only recommend what is in need of service.
“Excellent mechanic, very experience and honest, highly recommended”
“Victor Leon is a God send. I got the pleasure to work with Vic for 4 years. Truly and honestly the best mechanic ever!!! Diagnostic genius. Your in excellent hands at Vic’s garage. I work at a shop but my classic will only go there. That should tell you something. =)”
Truly and honestly the best mechanic ever!!!
Complete smog check and certificate for $28 flat with the coupon from the Monterey Weekly. Fast, friendly service provided by Vic. Complimentary safety inspection was also helpful. I would recommend to anyone in the Salinas area.
Steve N. Yelp Review
Fast, friendly Service provided by Vic.
“Took my truck in for a transmission service and a 1-2 shuttle shift Vic was super helpful competent mechanic. Had my truck done fast and no more problems! The shop is clean and organized I would defiantly recommend the shop.”
Dylan S. Yelp Review
Definitely recommend the shop
“Extremely friendly and professional service. Honest owner whose people do great work. Vic will treat you right and keep your car running great.”
Mack D. Yelp Review
“Came in for a smog check, fast friendly service with no appointment. Would recommend to a family member.”
Lori B. Yelp Review
Fast, Friendly Service
“Vic is one of the best techs/owner that I know. Definitely one of the best shop in Salinas.”
Phillip Landa Facebook Review
Best Shop In Salinas
“Vic is great, worked with him for a short time and I learned a lot from him. I’d trust him with my car any day. Definitely recommend Vic’s garage to everyone!!”
Michael Robb Facebook Review
I’d trust him with my car any day!
” I had the pleasure of working with Vic for 3 years before I moved on to other ventures. During that time I was always impressed with not only Vic’s technical prowess but his kind, honest and good hearted nature with our fellow employees and customers. Take your car to Vic’s garage, put your trust in him and I know, without a doubt, you will never go anywhere else again for your auto repairs. Our family supports Vic’s Garage, a family owned and much needed expert in the field for our community!”
Buck Blackwell Facebook review
Honesty is one of the best policies! Victor is very knowledgeable & efficient. Excellent service! Thanks a million to Vic’s Garage.
Honesty is one of the best policies!
Vic has 5-stars…master knowledge, experience, honesty, personality and great location!
Judith Wall McCaskill-Robinson
I can’t praise them enough! Our car has been overheating and we went here to check out the electrical for our cooling system because it was our best guess for what was wrong. He quoted us $90 for the diagnostic which was what we had seen elsewhere, so a very reasonable price. He checked everything thoroughly and found it all working well. He suggested it might be an intermittent problem and to come in as soon as it starts overheating again. Even though he’d spent the time inspecting everything, he didn’t charge us anything! He said that he hadn’t helped us fix the problem so he wouldn’t charge us. I don’t know another mechanic that’s as honest or provides that level of complimentary service.
I can’t praise them enough!
Marissa Bischoff - Google review
Our transmission went in our 1982 Volkswagon Van in Salinas on our way to Washington. We feel so fortunate to have found Vic’s Garage. The work was done in a short time. Vic had us on the road again very quickly with a new transmission and clutch for a very reasonable cost. If Vic’s was in our area we would take our cars to him and refer his shop to all our friends
1982 Volkswagon Van
Cherie' W. Shelton, WA
I am so glad I finally found a great mechanic. Vic took my car in and fixed it the same day that I called. I heard a bad grinding sound on the driver’s side of my car, and I imagined the worst. It turned out to just be a loose hub cap – hurrah!. He fixed my brakes over 3 months ago, and everything is still working great. This guy knows the meaning of great customer service. I also love the fact that his shop is so close to the downtown restaurants and shopping. I highly recommend him to anyone who appreciates quality, value, and honesty.
Quality, Value & Honesty
D S. Santa Rosa, CA
Vic gets Classics! I brought my 1967 Camaro in, yes the cream colored one in the photos, for a water pump issue. Vic was able to press the pulley onto the shaft to correctly align the belts and got me back on the road again. Great, friendly service. I recommend him to my car buddies!
Vic gets Classics!
I give this place a 5 stars because he always try to help as much as he can. He give you the best lowest prices. You really don’t have to wait long for him to finish his work. Just depends on what your car really needs. A very nice guy and really knows what he’s doing. I totally recommend you to give him a try.
A very nice guy and really knows what he’s doing!
Mariana M. Yelp Review
What I appreciate is the peace of mind of knowing that the repair will be done correctly. My experience with other mechanics is always feeling uncertain whether the repair was done correctly, whether I just wasted good money.
Peace of mind
Hermann, G. Salinas Ca
Just had a smog done on my ’05 Saab. Fast and friendly! No waiting area, but there are a couple great coffee shops about a block or two to the west. I didn’t need them as the smog test was done in minutes while I was chatting with another customer. If you need anything done on your car, you need to at least check out Vic’s.
Fast and friendly!
Mi K., Yelp Review
I’ve had my project cars as well as my daily driver repaired at Vic’s. He does great work from mechanical to electrical. His rates are very competitive and his turnaround time far exceeds that of his competitors. I’ve also referred Vic to several friends of mine who now bring their cars to him from San Jose.
Great work from mechanical to electrical!
Matt A. Yelp Review
What’s Happening at Vic’s
Vic’s Garage has made a drastic change, I have directed the business to mobile diagnostic’s and module programming.
I still perform hot rod custom jobs but only as a hobby now.
I have joined my CNC and 3d print hobby into Vic’s Garage. If you see anything you like or have a comment please contact me.