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John Hine Auto & Truck Center

Phone: (619) 297-4251 Fax: (619) 297-6268 1545 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108 View Additional Email Addresses View Additional Web Addresses

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This company offers new and used automobile sales and service, collision repair and parts.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for John Hine Auto & Truck Center include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on John Hine Auto & Truck Center
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 01, 1957 Business started: 04/29/1957 in CA Business incorporated: 04/29/1957 in CA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

DMV Occupational Licensing
9174 Sky Park Ct #210, San Diego CA 92123
Phone Number: (619) 688-0124
The number is 2951.

Bureau of Automotive Repair- San Diego
16855 W. Bernardo Dr #112, San Diego CA 92127
Phone Number: (858) 716-1025
Fax Number: 858-716-1136
The number is 4060.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. John Hine, President Mr. Dave Miller, Vice President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. John Hine, President
Principal: Mr. Dave Miller, Vice President
Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars Auto Dealers - Used Cars Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Renting & Leasing Auto Repair & Service

Products & Services

John Hine Auto & Truck Center sells the following brand(s): Certified Pre Owned Mazda's, Mazda

John Hine Auto & Truck Center offers the following product(s): Collision Repair, Lojak, Parts, Service, Service Contracts, Tires, Used Cars

Alternate Business Names
John Hine Mazda
Industry Tips
Auto Repair Tips Leasing a Vehicle Lemon Law Used Car Sales

Additional Locations

  • 1545 Camino Del Rio S

    San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 297-4251


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.

Complaint Detail(s)

9/18/2013 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Car has been in shop about two weeks now waiting for an engine repair. Was initially told car would be ready about a week after was brought in. Wasn't ready when they initially stated but got told last minute the engine that they ordered was being shipped from Japan and would arrive the following Friday. Following Friday comes and still no engine and now are being told the shipment is coming from Texas and will arrive Wednesday. Have been told the engine is on back order which they knew the whole time from when they initially placed the order. But for some reason keep getting told different dates on when it will arrive. Currently am in the middle of traveling to mayport, fl for a change of orders through the military, told the dealership this and it was extremely important I either have this car or at least know when it will be ready but plans keep changing last minute for when it is expected to be worked on and now I have very limited time with no vehicle to get to where I need to be. They have offered to sell me a new vehicle but the price they can sell at is just to much.

Desired Settlement: Either need vehicle shipped to mayport,fl when it is actually repaired since the date keeps getting pushed back or I need a vehicle so I can get there and they can have the old one.

Business Response:

RE: *******

Dear BBB

***** **********’s Mazda 3 was brought into our dealership on August 20, 2013, because of an engine failure that was related to a prior accident.

Mr. **********’s insurance company covered the repair of the engine and provided him with a rental car.  However, Mr. **********, who is a member of the U.S. Navy, was on PCS orders to Mayport, Florida.  He had to report to his new duty station in early September.

On August 21, 2013, the John Hine Collision Center determined that the engine could not be repaired and a new one would have to be ordered from the factory.  This order was placed and the dealership was given August 30th as a tentative delivery date for the engine.  Due to unavailability, this delivery date changed and the dealership did not receive the engine until September 5, 2013.  The engine was installed and Mr. *********’s vehicle was ready for delivery on September 9, 2013.

Mr. **********’s vehicle was damaged in an automobile accident.  The costs of the repairs to Mr. **********’s vehicle were paid by an automobile insurance carrier.  Because of this, we do not believe that we are obligated to absorb any expense related to the delivery of Mr. **********’s vehicle.

It’s unfortunate that Mr. ********** is a victim of circumstances beyond the control of himself or **** Hine Mazda; i.e., the actual time it took to receive the engine from the factory.  Obviously, we cannot control, nor be responsible for the factory delivery schedule.  We do, however, regret that the timing of his repair did not match up with his travel arrangements.




**** ******

General Manager

John Hine Mazda

Collision Repair Center