Driven SD

227 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020 US
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Driven SD is a highly capable BMW repair shop in El Cajon CA with BMW dealership experience since 2005 and BMW Master Technician credentials. From a light bulb to a new engine and most things in between, Driven SD is a better way to care for your BMW!


  • Refreshments
  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Magazines
  • Weekend Hours
  • Customer Lounge
  • Transit Accessible
  • Walkable Area
  • Contact-Free Service
  • Vehicle Sanitizing

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  • Anthony Scrofano, Owner/Lead Technician at Driven SD in El Cajon, CA

    Anthony Scrofano

    Owner/Lead Technician

    I'm Anthony (Tony) Scrofano and I am the Owner/Lead Technician at Driven SD. I've been working at BMW dealerships since 2005 and opened my own shop in September 2019. I have BMW Master Technician credentials, years of dealership experience, and even a few awards for being the #1 technician at BMW of San Diego for multiple consecutive years. My goal is to provide an honest/professional alternative to the expensive BMW dealership repair costs.

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  • Tony of Driven SD has done all the work on my 2004 BMW X5 v8 AWD. He is always on point on what the problem is and puts her back to perfect healthy- she is solid and will last along time with Driven SD keeping her sound. He has also done all the basic maintenance on her to brakes, rotors oils etc. His prices are extremely fair and always done right on the 1st visit. Definitely recommend to anyone, especially to a woman, because he takes time to explain things so I always understand what and why he is doing!

    Satisfied Customer
  • Tony at Driven SD is a true find! As a car guy who won't work on my BMW, I finally found an honest, personable mechanic who knows BMWs expertly! He diagnosed my car quickly and we talked about how we should proceed. We had options and I am totally pleased at his approach. I've had this 2008 328XI for years and have taken it to many places often not happy with the experience. Today was the opposite. I have no complaints and nothing but praise for Driven SD. I won't take my BMW anywhere ever again except to Tony at Driven SD.

    Satisfied Customer
  • Brought my BMW to see Tony he was able to diagnose the problem within five minutes. He obviously knows BMWs, was very honest and did not try to sell me things I don't need. Very reasonable, much better service than the dealer. He's my new go to guy for all my BMW needs. Thanks Tony.

    Satisfied Customer

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  • Laura Mages11 months ago

    We have brought our car to Driven SD several times in the last year and I couldn't recommend Tony more! He has performed detailed inspections each time we visit, replaced both front brakes as well as a rear wheel bearing replacement. We bought the car with relatively high mileage and have put a lot more miles on with a handful of cross-country road trips. With the challenges that come with having a higher mileage vehicle, Tony keeps our car in great shape for more trips to come! I feel so grateful to have an honest and reliable mechanic, whenever I have concerns he addresses them quickly and is often flexible and willing to get me in the next day or two when I reach out to him about urgent sounds that need inspection. His customer service is impeccable! He does quality work quickly! On my most recent repair, he had already inspected and sent me a quote in the time it took me to get home from dropping it off. The wheel bearing was replaced by noon and we were able to pick it up just a few hours after leaving it. Do yourself a favor and look no further for your next mechanic! Driven SD is the place to go! Thanks Tony!

  • R P11 months ago

    Tony at Driven SD was great! He took on a big job for me, gave me a fair and clear quote, explained the details thoroughly and went to work. He completed the job in less time than he thought and he charged accordingly, adjusting the price down from his original quote. It’s hard to find a great mechanic, and it’s REALLY hard to find any business owner/manager that will actually be honest enough to charge you less than you agreed to. I am impressed, and I will be back! If you’re looking for a great, honest mechanic, you’ll be happy you found Tony at Driven SD!

  • James P6 months ago

    Driven SD is awesome. I took my car in for a brake replacement and oil change about a month ago and they were courteous, professional, and friendly. The process of invoicing was super transparent and I had the option to approve or disapprove work before it was completed. I felt well cared for and like they were very fair in their assessment on what work needed to be done and pricing. Highly recommend these guys!

  • 04 months ago

    My mom used to be a service writer at BMW San Diego and one of her best technicians was Tony. Fast forward a few years and Tony has opened up his own shop, Driven SD. Not only is Tony an awesome wrench, he is super fair and reasonably priced. He now does all of the repair and maintenance on my 328i, my moms 530 and I have referred him to all of my friends who have BMW's! I can't give Tony and Driven SD a higher rating!!!

  • Vicente Diaz8 months ago

    Just came in for oil change but Tony check and take care of few things that show off on my dashboard without charge. He is courteous prompt and I will bring my X-5 to Driven SD again for any maintenance. I highly recommend.

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5 Reviews

  • Jack Porter
    Jack Porter6 months ago

    Quite simply the best auto shop I've been to. they know what they're doing and they don't overcharge.

    Been tracking down an ecu/ electrical nightmare on my 2013 BMW m6, been to well over 4 independent auto shops and two local dealerships over the past 6 months, all of whom didn't have the knowledge to properly and efficiently diagnose the vehicle, or in the dealerships case, wanted a dozen of labor hours to just look into the vehicle.

    Tony was a pleasure to deal with and was as professional as it gets. Runs a very honest business and when replacing a part that didn't resolve the issue during diagnostic was kind and honest enough to work with me on the cost.

    Ilya the main mechanic had the knowledge other shops didn't have in order to determine one of my dme's was faulty, and was able to switch wires to divert the load onto the good dme. He knows his stuff and I would trust him with any repair.

    Also the initial overall vehicle checklist I got here was the best by any dealership or other independent auto shop, here they noticed my blower motor fan was clogged and other small things only the driver of the vehicle everyday would notice!

    Their text and email communication was very detailed on my car condition, and electronic service breakdown and authorization is a welcome improvement in the experience as well.

    Would recommend to anyone.

    2013 BMW m6
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    Anthony Scrofano3 months ago

    Thanks for the great review, Jack! We really appreciate the support!

  • Andy Cross
    Andy Cross10 months ago

    Tony at Driven SD is a top notch professional! Very personable and straight forward. I would definitely recommend them for service.

    2000 BMW 528it
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    Anthony Scrofano3 months ago

    Thanks for the review, Andy! We really appreciate it!

  • Betsy Jensen
    Betsy Jensen1 year ago

    I’m so thankful to find Driven SD! I can feel secure that my X3 is being taken care of by knowledgeable techs that are taking good care of my car service needs and aren’t just trying to sell me a new car.

    Honest, fast, knowledgeable, caring, and a detailed list with all the info for future appointments as the

    needs arise. I’m very happy with Tony and everyone at Driven SD. Driven SD is my new BMW service center.

    2013 BMW X3
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    Anthony Scrofano1 year ago

    Thanks for the great review Betsy, we really appreciate the support!

  • John Ruff
    John Ruff1 year ago

    Tony is definitely my new go-to guy. He was able to confirm my suspicions about my car (valve cover gasket) and gave me a no-BS quote that was less than half of what the dealership was going to charge me. He discovered a suspension problem and told me about it complete with pictures of the leakage. But he advised me to wait on those repairs as they are extremely expensive and nothing else will fail even if these fail completely. Work was done in less time than originally estimated. Definitely a good experience

    2014 BMW Z4 28i
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    Anthony Scrofano1 year ago

    Thanks so much for the great review John! I really appreciate it!!!

  • John Reyes
    John Reyes3 years ago

    Tony (owner) is such an experience European or any vehicle mechanic I know. He specializes in BMWs and the work that he does can speak for itself . Not only he saved me thousands of dollars compared to what the dealerships were charging me, he also was very honest and truthful in every part of the way when it comes to my vehicle. He will tell you exactly what your car needs to get it back on the road and nothing extra. No extra cost for labor or part. He will walk you through everything with parts and labor as he did with me. He’s really good with scheduling and very flexible ie. if you need your car done at a certain time he will do his best to do so and so far he has done it with mine every time. It feels good to finally have someone I can trust with my vehicle that wouldn’t rip me off for unnecessary over price labor and parts. He will also recommend and give you options on the best and cheapest fix to do with your car instead of telling you what’s wrong and charge you without further explanation.

    2013 BMW 328i
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    Anthony Scrofano3 years ago

    Thank you for the review John, I really appreciate it! Its been a pleasure working with you!