Service Excellence Since 1976! --Rizzoli’s Automotive


Expert car care. Exceptional customer service. This was the vision of a Master Mercedes Benz technician, Mario Rizzoli, when he and his family first opened the doors to Rizzoli’s Automotive on December 6, 1976. Sharing his dream were his wife, Mary, and son, Jim, founders of this now four decade-old family business. In 1989, Jim and his wife, Kay, purchased the operation, opened a second auto repair location in Santa Maria.  

In 2007, the third generation of Rizzoli’s, brother and sister Kyle and Karen, joined the business after graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Kyle with a mechanical engineering degree, and Karen with an agricultural business degree have added modern insight to our facilities and operations. Kyle is CEO and Karen is General Manager overseeing operations at all locations. In the fall of 2021, the third location in Grover Beach opened and grew the business to what it is today. 

Rizzoli’s Automotive has earned the reputation as the premier auto repair facilities for American, Asian and European vehicles in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Our customers throughout Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria stay on the path to peak performance because they trust Rizzoli’s. We are celebrating our latest accolades with winning the 2021 Best of SLO and 2021 Best of Northern Santa Barbara – Best Mechanic & Best Oil Change.  As a matter of fact, locals have voted Rizzoli’s their favorite mechanic and oil change over 20 times!  All our locations are proud to be Auto Club of Southern California (AAA) Approved Auto Repair Facilities, and recognized by AAA for providing outstanding customer service for over 45 years!  

At Rizzoli’s Automotive we promise, all repairs are done right, the first time, GUARANTEED!

Our quality auto services are backed by an industry leading  36 month/36,000 mile nationwide warranty!  

Rizzoli’s has the specialized tools the dealership has and our services protect your warranty.

Our purpose is to keep you on the road and your vehicle in excellent condition; today, tomorrow, and many, many, miles down the road.

 Rizzoli’s Automotive continues to provide our communities with state of art automotive technology and trustworthy auto services. With an exceptional team of ASE Master technicians and professional staff that are dedicated to your vehicle’s performance and safety.  These are exciting times for Rizzoli’s Automotive! And the times are just as exciting for our customers. No matter how much the business grows, one aspect will always remain the same, expert car care and exceptional customer service: the foundation upon which Rizzoli’s Automotive was built.


We are ready to serve you and service your vehicle. Our team has the state-of-the-art tools and equipment that the dealerships have to make sure your vehicle receives the best service possible. Your auto service experience at Rizzoli’s Automotive is not just about fixing malfunctions. We go above and beyond to assist  you to avoid costly future repairs. Your dedicated Service Consultant, who will answer all your questions, keep your budget in mind while ensuring your vehicle is safe and reliable. Our customers are always informed about the best practices for excellent vehicle maintenance and operation. You have better places to be than our repair shop, and we’re going to make sure you get there safely, and on time.

Give us a call today, or you can easily schedule your appointment online

Grover Beach – (805) 519-8229

San Luis Obispo – (805) 254-7047 

Santa Maria – (805) 254-7127



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