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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

2017 Audi A6 Quattro

Audi A6 Quattro

Mileage
50,142
Service Date
8/2/2021
Services Performed
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
  • Replaced rear brake pads and machined rotors, serviced calipers road tested
 
ANDREW M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/2/2021

2019 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
36,394
Service Date
7/29/2021
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.
 
CARLOS M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/31/2021

2011 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
71,022
Service Date
7/22/2021
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.
 
SANDY D. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/22/2021

2005 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
181,758
Service Date
7/14/2021
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
 
John M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/17/2021

2005 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
180,299
Service Date
6/16/2021
Services Performed
  • PER CUSTOMER REQUEST PERFORM DIGITAL MULTI-POINT VEHICLE INSPECTION, ADVISE ON ANY REPAIRS OR SERVICES NEEDED,
 
John M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/13/2021

2017 Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy

Mileage
58,381
Service Date
7/6/2021
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
 
SEAN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/6/2021

2015 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
80,279
Service Date
6/29/2021
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced left side drive axle due to hole in CV boot expelling grease. Verified repairs on road test.
 
DANA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/29/2021

2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
258,939
Service Date
6/25/2021
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Scan test shows P0093, P0087, P008A stored in ECM. Found fuel system unable to make max pressure. Tested low side fuel system and all tests pass. Removed fuel filters and sample of fuel from both. There is fine metal in both filters. Suspect high pressure fuel pump is source of concern based on similar concerns with similar makes. Recommend complete fuel system repair for concern.
 
SEAN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/25/2021

2005 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Mileage
143,744
Service Date
6/17/2021
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
  • CONTROL ARMS – Remove & Replace – 4WD Upper – [DOES NOT include alignment.]
  • PERFORMED 2 WHEEL ALIGNMENT SEE PRINT OUT,
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
  • Replaced rear brake pads and machined rotors, serviced calipers road tested
 
JERRY K. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/17/2021

2005 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
180,299
Service Date
6/16/2021
Services Performed
  • PER CUSTOMER REQUEST PERFORM DIGITAL MULTI-POINT VEHICLE INSPECTION, ADVISE ON ANY REPAIRS OR SERVICES NEEDED,
 
John M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/16/2021

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
300,770
Service Date
6/11/2021
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Scan test shows only glow plug codes stored. Used scan tool to view data during cranking. Found injector control pressure (ICP) is below desired and lower than 500 psi needed to fire at 160 psi. Used manual gauge to verify sensor is reading correctly. Oil quality and quantity is good, filter is fair. Suspect failure in high pressure oil pump (HPOP) is cause of concern. Recommend replacement of HPOP and advise.
  • Accessed and replaced failed high pressure oil pump (HPOP). Verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • 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.
  • Accessed and replaced all glow plugs and both harnesses.
  • Accessed and replaced engine oil cooler with bulletproof product per customer request. Replacement done in conjunction with HPOP repair.
  • Accessed and replaced EGR cooler with Bulletproof product per customer request. Replacement done in conjunction with HPOP repair.
  • SHIPPING CHARGES
 
ROBERT H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/11/2021

2008 Saturn Astra

Saturn Astra

Mileage
100,180
Service Date
5/20/2021
Services Performed
  • PLEASE SEE INSPECTION SHEET FOR DETAILS.
 
ANNA A. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/21/2021