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A message to our Customers regarding COVID-19

As an Essential Business we are open, practicing safe workspace, and happy to help.

We hope you all remain well and safe! We thank you for your patronage and interest during these unprecedented times. We wish everyone continued health. To that end, we know that you will appreciate our request to exercise the basic health and safety practices to ensure everyone’s continued safety. We have put precautions in place within our operation to ensure this and ask of the same of our customers.

If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath), please contact your doctor. Please contact us to reschedule any appointment you may have with us – we are happy to assist you with that!

Let’s all be safe and practice Social Distancing, hand washing and cough or sneeze into your arm or tissues.

Thank you!

For more information, please visit CDC.gov

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Welcome to John's Automotive Service,
your car service in Escondido, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Escondido, CA, you’ve found us. Here at John's Automotive Service we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Escondido car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at John's Automotive Service we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Escondido offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Escondido, we are totally confident that John's Automotive Service is the best option in town!

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About John's Automotive Service Escondido, CA

Darren
Owner

Ben
General Manager

Matt
Mechanic

We have been in the Auto Repair business since 1958, providing our customers with complete auto repair services and maintenance. At John’s, all of our mechanics have 25+ years in repairs and service experience. Whether your vehicle needs routine maintenance or a complete engine overhaul, our staff is here to provide you with reliable and professional auto repair assistance.

Our experienced staff has the knowledge to repair and rebuild even the most challenging auto problems on most makes and models of automobiles, SUVs, mini-vans, truck, diesel truck, trailer, equipment, RV, and even vintage cars. At John’s, we maintain the reputation of high quality, efficient performance on vehicles while preserving focus on our customers.

In addition, we have a heavy equipment repair and service division offering shop and mobile services available. Click here for more info about L-Care heavy equipment and mobile services.

We work with most extended service contracts and fleet service companies.

Are you ready to experience the best Escondido car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Escondido, CA

What sets John's Automotive Service apart from all of the others in Escondido, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Escondido, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At John's Automotive Service, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Escondido auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Escondido, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2018 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
34,112
Service Date
4/6/2021
Services Performed
  • Rodent damage to washer line near reservoir. Replaced damaged section of line and added heat reflecting tape to lines to deter future occurrence. Verified operation.
 
CURT B. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/13/2021

2005 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
249,250
Service Date
4/9/2021
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES: CHANGE OIL AND FILTER. LUBE ALL FITTINGS ON STEERING LINKAGE( IF APPLIES), BALL JOINTS & DRIVE SHAFT(S) I( IF APPLIES ). CHECK AND CORRECT ALL FLUID LEVELS TO INCLUDE BRAKE FLUID, POWER STEERING FLUID, COOLANT, BATTERY ACID (UNLESS A SEALED BATTERY), AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE. INSTALL "NEXT SERVICE DUE" STICKER.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
Stan A. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/10/2021

2018 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline

Mileage
31,193
Service Date
3/22/2021
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Inspection shows bent propshaft support and safety loop. Positioned both components back to original position and verified repairs on road test.
 
GIL H. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/22/2021

2010 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
161,389
Service Date
3/18/2021
Services Performed
  • FOUND: MOISTURE IS COMING FROM THE A/C VENT AND FROM THE EXHAUST.
  • INCLUDES: CHANGE OIL AND FILTER. LUBE ALL FITTINGS ON STEERING LINKAGE( IF APPLIES), BALL JOINTS & DRIVE SHAFT(S) I( IF APPLIES ). CHECK AND CORRECT ALL FLUID LEVELS TO INCLUDE BRAKE FLUID, POWER STEERING FLUID, COOLANT, BATTERY ACID (UNLESS A SEALED BATTERY), AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE. INSTALL "NEXT SERVICE DUE" STICKER.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
Kevin G. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/18/2021

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
47,131
Service Date
3/1/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVED FRONT AND REAR WHEELS TO INSPECT. FRONT BRAKE PADS HAVE A LITTLE OVER 4MM REMAINING AND THE REAR BRAKE PADS HAVE 7MM REMAINING. ROTORS ARE ABOVE REPLACEMENT SPEC.
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
 
JIM M. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/1/2021

2018 Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

Mileage
26,964
Service Date
2/24/2021
Services Performed
  • Replaced condensor with radiator.
  • Vacuum test system passed. Evacuated and recharged system to specification.
  • Verifiied impact damage to radiator as well as condensor from debris. Replaced radiator and lost fluid. Verified repairs with run time and road test.
 
MICHAEL U. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/24/2021

2006 Dodge Sprinter

Dodge Sprinter

Mileage
121,370
Service Date
2/19/2021
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced cylinder 4 glow plug. Cleared code and verified operation.
  • Failed smog test due to codes stored.
  • Scan test shows P0604, P0113 stored in ECM. P0604 is current at this time. Used test lamp to find glow plug has high resistance and cause of P0604. P0113 is history and data shows correct intake temperature. Visual and wiggle test of circuit found no faults.
 
Harvey C. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/23/2021

2006 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
188,440
Service Date
2/18/2021
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES: CHANGE OIL AND FILTER. LUBE ALL FITTINGS ON STEERING LINKAGE( IF APPLIES), BALL JOINTS & DRIVE SHAFT(S) I( IF APPLIES ). CHECK AND CORRECT ALL FLUID LEVELS TO INCLUDE BRAKE FLUID, POWER STEERING FLUID, COOLANT, BATTERY ACID (UNLESS A SEALED BATTERY), AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE. INSTALL "NEXT SERVICE DUE" STICKER.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
  • Verified concern. Scan test shows no codes. Used scan tool to view data and found no switch operation. Accessed and used test lamp and DVOM on switch circuit. Found no voltage to switch and traced to steering column clockspring is open on that circuit.
 
Russ M. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/19/2021

2010 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
72,664
Service Date
2/3/2021
Services Performed
  • Brake inspection with tire rotation included with digital inspection. See inspection for results.
  • PER CUSTOMER REQUEST PERFORM DIGITAL MULTI-POINT VEHICLE INSPECTION, ADVISE ON ANY REPAIRS OR SERVICES NEEDED,
 
ARNOLD V. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/3/2021

2008 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra

Mileage
92,169
Service Date
1/11/2021
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES: CHANGE OIL AND FILTER. LUBE ALL FITTINGS ON STEERING LINKAGE(IF APPLIES), BALL JOINTS & DRIVE SHAFT(S) I(IF APPLIES). CHECK AND CORRECT ALL FLUID LEVELS TO INCLUDE BRAKE FLUID, POWER STEERING FLUID, COOLANT, BATTERY ACID (UNLESS A SEALED BATTERY), AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE. INSTALL "NEXT SERVICE DUE" STICKER.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
JULIE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/12/2021

2016 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
59,761
Service Date
1/5/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVED ALL 4 WHEELS TO INSPECT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS. FRONT BRAKE PADS HAVE 7MM AND THE REAR BRAKE PADS HAVE 5MM REMAINING. ROTORS ARE ALL ABOVE SPEC. PERFORMED ROAD TEST. BRAKES ARE WORKING AS DESIGNED. NO PULSATION OR NOISE.
 
JACK P. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2021

2012 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Mileage
90,109
Service Date
11/25/2020
Services Performed
  • Pressure test shows large leak from upper radiator hose due to rub through on power steering pump pulley. Upper radiator hose retainer is broken and allows hose to contact pulley.
  • Replaced coolant contaminated drive belt.
  • Replaced upper radiator hose and lost coolant. Secured hose to radiator to prevent rub through condition again.
  • Scan test shows P1283 stored in ECM. Low voltage from alternator history code. Suspect coolant contamination on belt caused slipping of alternator pulley and cause of concern. After repairs, code did not return on road test.
 
ADAM K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/28/2020