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Shige's Premier Auto Service Core Values

We are committed to practicing the highest level of honesty, integrity and transparency in the Automotive Industry. How do we make that happen? We always focus on our Core Values, which are:

RESPECTAmongst the employees
and our customers.
TransparencyIn our billing
and education.
EducationGrowth and understanding,
for both the employees and
the customers.
Action PlansFor our business, for our
team, and for our customers.
RelationshipsDevelop and cultivate
relationships within our team,
and with our customers.
CultureBuild a positive and thriving
environment for our team
and our customers.

At Shige's Premier Auto Service. we don't do good, we do great! We take pride in the quality of everything we touch and everything we do. From the way we greet our customers, to the way we answer the phone, from the way we set up our facility, and even in the way we fill out paperwork we always ask ourselves, "Is this our best work"? Integrity is not about convenience. It's an unwavering commitment to do the right thing in every action we take and in every decision we make. Even when no one is looking. We make decisions based on the concept that we are wanting to build strong, trusting relationships.

Shige's Premier Auto Service has been providing superior automotive service in Gardena, CA since 1978. Founded by Shigeo Kadowaki who emigrated from Japan and built a business based upon his dreams. The foundation of honesty, integrity, and trust has made Shige's Premier Auto Service the best. In 2013 his son John Kadowaki took over to continue his family's legacy. With the same values instilled within him his plans are to reach out to more people to help more people and also to Live the Legacy.

What We Do

We provide expert auto and light truck / van repair, as well as maintenance services for a multitude of makes and models. We are a full service shop and can handle both your basic requirements and your ultimate performance needs!

We have a 3 year, unlimited mile warranty on parts and labor.Learn Moreabout warranty

Clients testimonials

"I had an amazing first experience with Shige's! They dropped me off at work and picked me up when the work was done. Their service was impeccable and I felt like I was being treated like family. Plus you can't be their amazing digital service report complete with links, visuals and videos. A family business that treats you like family - what could be better?"
5 Star Review by Sophie Rebecca
"I came here after my mom said her friend had been going there for over 20+ years and great Yelp reviews but this is the best place for Japanese car repairs by far. I have a 2001 Toyota 4Runner and they are great, no hassles, very comprehensive and John is great. I referred my wife, dad, father in law and a close friend and they are all sold on Shige's. I can't recommend them enough."
5 Star Review by Ed Sanada
"Hands down the best auto service around LA. John and crew not only know their way around a vehicle and they have top notch customer service. The pdf they sent me had a detail list of the issues that they found with my car. I have never received a document like that from any mechanic. Thanks fellas for the fabulous experience."
5 Star Review by Alejandro H.
"Thank you John and Wesley of Shige's for helping me to kick the habit of wasting my hard-earned money by thinking that only a Dealership can service my vehicle right. I was so wrong. I am now confident that I can bring my vehicle to you for the same type of work but with better customer service and prices than a dealership has to offer. I'd only wish I had discovered you sooner."
5 Star Review by David T.

Shige’s Customer Action Plan

  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Failed Components
Preventative Maintenance
  • Fluid Service
  • Induction Cleaning
  • Servicing Worn Components
  • Custom Prioritized Service Plan
  • Explaining Pros & Cons
  • Understanding The Value
  • Providing Helpful Advice
  • Having A Clear Understanding Of The Path To Keep Your Vehicle Safe And Reliable
  • Having Certainty And Confidence In Automotive Service And Repair