Personal 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, both of whom were also 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 and grew the business to what it is today. Rizzoli’s Automotive has earned its reputation as one of the premier auto repair facilities for American, Japanese and European vehicles in San Luis Obispo County. Our customers throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria stay on the path to peak performance because they trust the Rizzoli’s. We stand behind our name and our reputation. Our purpose is to keep you on the road and your vehicle in excellent condition; today, tomorrow, and many, many, miles down the road.
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 so much value to our facility and operations. The vision was for Rizzoli’s Automotive to provide this community with dependable and trustworthy auto services. Kyle is General Manager overseeing operations at both locations and is making the dream come true every day. As the automotive industry progresses, Rizzoli’s Automotive is committed to keeping up with the latest in automotive technology. These are exciting times for Rizzoli’s Automotive! And the times are just as exciting for our customers. They have a team of qualified repair techs and professional staff that are dedicated to their vehicle’s performance. No matter how much the business grows, one aspect will always remain the same, quality customer service: the foundation upon which Rizzoli’s Automotive was built.
Our team is ready to serve you and service your vehicle. We have the state-of-the-art tools and equipment that are needed 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 make sure you avoid costly repairs altogether. Our services include expert automotive counsel as well. 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 gonna make sure you get there safely, and on time.