Mathilda Shop Testimonials

At Ivy & Truman Automotive, we continuously strive for the highest customer satisfaction. Here's what our customers are saying:

499 N Mathilda Ave

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 245-9888


Gary R. in Palo Alto, CA

A convenient professional smog check station. I am a regular. There is a Starbucks across the street.


T N. in Sunnyvale, CA

Toyota Sunnyvale quoted me a very high price to replace my front brake pad and rotors. Good thing I decided to do some research online and found the average price range and decided to support an independent business. The labor cost here is a bit high but the actual parts cost less. The total on my invoice was still much, much *less than Toyota Sunnyvale plus I received fast same day service and a clear invoice. THANK YOU!


Diana M. in Sunnyvale, CA

Came in for a smog check and had my headlights changed great service. Quick and easy. Used my yelp coupon,


Xiao B. in Santa Clara, CA

I really like the service from Ivy and Truman.  I have passed by their shop many times and never gave them a second thought. However, this week, they delivered. I brought my car in for a smog check.  It didn't pass because the computer could not detect the oxygen sensor.  Quang asked a few more questions to better understand the situation and then proposed a clear simple solution.  I came back the next day, and my car passed the smog check without any issues.  It felt good knowing he had the customer interest in mind, instead of recommending a more drastic (and costly) solution like replacing the sensor. I will likely return to Ivy and Truman for further service.


Joie C. in San Jose, CA

Great experience I had in the pouring rain with a flat tire not only did they go above and beyond! They would hardly charge me   What they did. God bless them!


Gian-Carlo A. in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been going to Ivy Truman #2 since 2012 (2006 Civic coupe). Mike and Ramon have helped me with yearly tune ups, oil and brake changes, check engine lights, and etc. They are very attentive, honest, and knowledgeable. Definitely a gem in Sunnyvale.


Anatolie H. in San Jose, CA

Great price and amazing service, Mike is the best. And they are very fast. I changed the brake pads and rotors for my mitsubishi in less 40 minutes.


Peijen C. in Los Altos, CA

Mike is the best!  Cannot say enough nice things about his great service.  So happy to have found the local auto repair shop last year. I believe my search for an honest mechanic has come to an end. I liked that he wasn't pushing the sale on me. He was also happy to answer some other related issues with my car. All in all he seemed honest, quotes where reasonable. Will definitely come back and support our local business.


Steven S. in San Francisco, CA

Mike was very friendly & helpful, I needed my breaks done for my Camry and was extremely knowledgeable and honest with me about my car and what needed to be done & what didn't. I was also offered a discount and Mike was even nice enough to throw in a few extra services in for me on his own without charge. I will be a return customer because of the service & helpfulness.


Jeff Y. in San Jose, CA

Mike is a trustworthy guy. He has worked on my car for years. He will first and foremost do a good repair with high quality parts. He will also give a very fair price. I recommend him to my friends.


Rebekah G. in San Jose, CA

Busy place but excellent service. Mike got me in for a smog check and then took great care to help me find other little issues plaguing my old Honda Accord. Will definitely be back and highly recommend!


Sara M. in Sunnyvale, CA

I had a flat tire, so I took it here to get it fixed. They quoted me $25 but only ended up charging me $20. They even recommended something to anchor my loose license plate frame. I would definitely come back here, they seem like really honest guys.


Eden K. in Hayward, CA 

Honest and efficient business. I had to get my brakes fixed. Nadine made sure that the whole process was smooth and reasonably priced. It's been a few months, and I've had no issues with the brakes. I plan to bring my car into them when I can for regular maintenance!


Tanya S. in San Francisco, CA

These guys are nice and honest. Mike was particularly helpful. I had a piece of metal stuck in a $250, brand new tire and needed to make it home to SF. It was Saturday at 3:45 pm . Yikes. Double yikes. Mike couldn't fix it but got the number for the Goodyear place nearby and even waited to make sure they could fix it. Thanks for being my hero Mike and getting me home sage to my babies


Sandra R. in Los Angeles, CA

Best mechanic award should go to Ramon!! He is so trustworthy and honest! You don't feel like you're getting swooped for your money.... I highly recommend this place and especially Ramon!


Adam G. in San Francisco, CA

I use these guys for all of my car servicing now. Fast, honest, good quality work.


Cheryl N. in San Jose, CA

Fantastic customer service @ very reasonable rates!! Moved here from Vermont, needed a smog check. I watched as the technician started the process, within minutes he removed my oil cap and showed me it was cracked. That explained the burning oil smell of the past few months - my VT mechanic claimed there was no leak and I never found drips on the pavement so I was baffled). Ivy & Truman installed a new oil cap, completed the smog test and offered to put on the new plates at no charge once I get them from the DMV!! Plus they showed me the wear on my tires and said I have a couple months of life left on them - didn't try to sell me new ones. I will definitely be back for an oil change!! Very nice job Ivy & Truman, thank you!!!


Anatoliy B. in Mountain View, CA 

Friendly, quick and surprisingly inexpensive! Highly recommend for any tire work! I had flat tire and Mike fixed it so quickly! It saved me from being late.


Marlon M. in Sunnyvale, CA

Shopping around for a smog check place and ran into this shop using Yelp as they had a coupon when you check in. Brought my 2003 Land Rover Discovery for a standard smog check and it only took 20 minutes. No issues with the facility, employee or owner. Would recommend to have your smog test here.

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Natesh Srinivasan

Went in with an Electrical Issue on my Toyota Highlander. Ramon did a great job and overall came away quite happy from the experience!


Nhat Do

Went in to change my head light bulb & battery on a Friday morning. Decent and fairly quick service. Beware though, like most shops, they will try to milk you for more money. Told me I had to also replace my headlight igniter and ballast for my HIDs after they had replaced my bulb. Took my car back, tested the headlights, did a little research, and discovered that I actually did not need those parts.


Sandra Castorena

Good work, fair pricing, great customer service.


Ningzhuo Cui

I called them for a smog check and got an appointment very soon. The reception was friendly and the service was fast. And they have good price on Groupon.


Thomas Winkler

Great and fast! Came here to get a leaking tire fixed. They fixed it within minutes for a fair price.

Whatever your experience might be, we appreciate your honest feedback so we can continue to improve our service. 


Krystal G. in Gilroy, CA

Decided to give this place a try since I had a few colleagues say their oil service was great and very affordable. Dropped my car off at 11 and told the man that I would be out of work by 3 and if I can just pick up my car then. They finished my oil change within 45 mins. SUPER FAST!!! Overall great service, will be returning soon.


Erika S. in March Air Reserve Base, CA

Very nice service department!!!! They hooked me up in less than five minutes (I.e. filled my low tire up)! Within that time, they earned my business. Thanks for taking care of the customer!

Ivy & Truman Automotive


1062 E El Camino Real

Ste A, B, C, & D

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Phone: (408) 557-9975

Fax: (408) 557-9929


499 N Mathilda Ave

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(inside Alliance gas station)

Phone: (408) 245-9888

Fax: (408) 245-1888

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Business Hours


El Camino Shop

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Sat: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm



Mathilda Shop

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

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