449 W. Bay Street


Costa Mesa, CA 92627





Our hours are 8 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Friday 8 AM to Noon. Closed on week ends.

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To All Who May Wish to Employ our Services:

This letter is intended to provide an introduction to the services and philosophies of our business, the Tune Up Shop in Costa Mesa, CA.

Tune Up Shop, owned by Grant Burris of Costa Mesa since 1988, repairs domestic and imported vehicles. We are licensed by the State of California Bureau of Automobile Repair.  After more than 25 years of operation, we have yet to have a single complaint registered against us with the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair).  The following is brief list of our attributes:

  • Licensed by the State of California
  • Licensed by the City of Costa Mesa
  • Technicians certified ASE, Automotive Service Excellence
  • Continuous training of technicians
  • Technician licensed by California for brake repair
  • Technician licensed by California for lamp repair
  • Grant Burris has served as a director on the California Automotive Service Council
  • Grant has served on the advisory council for the automotive department at Golden West College
  • Grant has served on several occasions as an expert witness in automotive related trials
  • Grant has, prior to owning the Tune Up Shop, managed the service department of a large Costa Mesa Buick, Jaguar, Lotus, Isuzu dealership
  • Tune Up Shop has many of the current tools required for automobile computer diagnostics
  • Tune Up Shop owns one of the very few dynamometers for measuring horsepower and simulating road conditions to be found in southern California
  • Tune Up Shop has an extensive collection of automotive manuals dating back to the turn of the previous century
  • Tune Up Shop repairs and fabricates custom made vehicles of several types including American muscle cars and specialty type street rods.
  • Tune Up Shop regularly fabricates brake systems, air conditioning systems, suspension systems, electrical systems and cooling systems as well as troubleshooting existing systems and ultimately repairing those systems with a high degree of success.
  • Tune Up Shop can fabricate and repair fuel injection systems and supercharged systems of many types and repair existing systems
  • Tune Up Shop regularly inspects vehicles prior to their purchase by a new owner (we highly recommend this service)
  • Tune Up Shop can offer extensive photographic and video services during specialized projects or after completition of the project. Please feel free to request such services and pricing.


At the Tune Up Shop we take pride in our work.  We guarantee all of our repairs 12 months or 12,000 miles.  Many of our customers have become our personal friends. By the same token, many of our friends are customers.  We are widely hailed as the shop that can fix what others cannot.  We take that seriously.  We make every effort to live up to our reputation.  When a vehicle comes to us, we treat it as if it were one of our own.  By that I mean we try to make economical permanent repairs that leaves the vehicle is a safe condition suitable for anyone to go anywhere.  Our motto is, “Let us make your vehicle safe and reliable”. 

Many of the vehicles we service and build are speciality type vehicles. They include hot rods, classic cars and American muscle cars. We love these vehicles as do many others in the area. We refer to them as a "rolling 401k". They are. These vehicles, when properly purchased, can appreciate considerably while you are having fun with it. For those vehicles, when necessary and often, we fabricate items from scratch. On those items fabricated and installed by us, we warranty that work forever. Anything we design and install on your car has a warranty for as long as you own the vehicle.

If we are allowed to treat your vehicle you will soon notice the difference between our shop and the others.  I would appreciate the opportunity to prove that to you.



Grant Burris, owner