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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

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
139,573
Service Date
9/25/2020
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.
  • P0443 stored in ECM. Used DVOM and scan tool to find faulty EVAP purge valve. Valve installed on RO 12094 on 10-26-18 at 110577 miles. Part warranty replacement. Cleared code and verified operation.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
 
CHARLIE L. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/25/2020

2018 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Rogue

Mileage
15,708
Service Date
9/23/2020
Services Performed
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • 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
 
WILL R. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/23/2020

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage
105,793
Service Date
9/2/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced weak battery.
 
Richard C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/2/2020

2007 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
167,970
Service Date
8/25/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced bank 1 catalytic converter.
  • Scan test shows P0420 Stored in ECM. Used 3 gas and scan tool to find failed bank 1 catalytic converter as cause of concern.
 
Eveie H. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/31/2020

2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

Mileage
70,216
Service Date
8/28/2020
Services Performed
  • ELECTRIC FAN MOTOR – Remove & Replace – Assembly
  • Perform air conditioning performance test, check R134A level, Check operation and perform leak test, Advise on repairs needed
 
Rowan T. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/28/2020

2013 Infiniti JX35

Infiniti JX35

Mileage
112,414
Service Date
8/25/2020
Services Performed
  • AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – Complete Charge – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Air Conditioning system recover, evacuate and recharge.]
  • CONDENSER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: R&I Bumper Cover.] – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • Perform air conditioning performance test, check R134A level, Check operation and perform leak test, Advise on repairs needed
 
Mike S. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/25/2020

2004 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
206,672
Service Date
8/19/2020
Services Performed
  • Found air condition operating as designed. Performed evacuation and filter of R134a. System was slightly low. Charged to spec. Serviced cabin air filter.
  • Replaced oil pan due to damaged plug threads.
 
Char R. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2020

2007 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
167,018
Service Date
7/28/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced leaking condenser.
  • Evacuated system for repair. Vacuum test and charge system to specification. Verified operation.
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
  • Verified AC is inop. Found system void of charge. Pressure test shows leak from condenser due to impact damage from rock.
 
Eveie H. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/28/2020

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
142,585
Service Date
7/16/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and soldered new injector connector to cylinder 1. Verified repairs with run time and road test. Inspection of front end shows both wheel bearings have play and recommend replacement soon. Inner and outer tie rods have been replaced. Recommend Cognito kit for idler, pitman arms. No other concerns found.
 
Kyle M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/17/2020

2008 Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mileage
155,171
Service Date
7/16/2020
Services Performed
  • A/C COMPRESSOR – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – Complete Charge – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Air Conditioning system recover, evacuate and recharge.]
 
David I. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/16/2020

2010 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Mileage
163,505
Service Date
6/16/2020
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.
  • ROTATED TIRES, FRONT PAD REMAINING 5MM REAR PAD REMAINING 5MM
 
CHARLES T. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/20/2020

2006 Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Mileage
167,654
Service Date
6/18/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced air conditioning compressor and belt.
  • Evacuated system for repair. Vacuum and charge system to specification. Verified operation.
  • Here is a link to your 2006 Mazda 3 s inspection: https://2un.me/8bocl2es Rotated Tires During Inspection Front Brake Pad at 6MM Rear Brake Pad at 8MM A/C Belt Missing A/C Compressor seized Temperature control switches inop due to rheostat failure Temperature blend door actuator is internally shorted Valve Cover Gasket leaking
  • Replaced temperature control assembly with used unit and verified operation.
  • Verified concern. Found several component level concerns in HVAC system failures. First, air conditioning compressor is seized and has melted belt off. Continued diagnostic on HVAC control systems. Used DVOM to find no voltage change from either fan speed or temperature control switches due to rheostat failure. Scan test shows B1261 stored. Accessed and tested sunload sensor, actuators in circuit. Found temperature blend door actuator is internally shorted and cause of concern. See other line for repairs made on this invoice diagnosis only on this line,
 
Kari S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/18/2020