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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 Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty

Mileage
59,214
Service Date
11/20/2019
Services Performed
  • Performed voltage tests, battery state of health test, and accessed starter circuits. All tests show no concerns. Ran vehicle and test for no start concern. Unable to duplicate on multiple attempts. During inspection, noted aftermarket alarm with starter interrupter. As first step, recommend removing alarm module.
  • Removed aftermarket alarm from vehicle. Completed starter circuit and verified repairs. Repairs made as first step for intermittent no starter engagement concern.
  • Replaced blower motor and verified operation.
  • Verified concern. Accessed and performed circuit tests. Used test lamp to verify voltage and ground available to motor. Used DVOM to prove motor is failed and cause of concern.
 
Amador O. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/22/2019

2008 Chevrolet Chevy Express

Chevrolet Chevy Express

Mileage
293,096
Service Date
11/22/2019
Services Performed
  • Installed reman transmission, 3 Year unlimited mileage warranty
 
SANTRACH L. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/23/2019

2005 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
279,033
Service Date
11/12/2019
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 6MM REAR SHOE REMAINING 4MM
 
MARY P. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/14/2019

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
144,845
Service Date
10/25/2019
Services Performed
  • ACCESSED AND REPLACED DIESEL FUEL FILTER BLEED AIR FROM SYSTEM, INSPECT FOR LEAKS, (Rest fuel filter life when applicable)
  • Installed customer supplied aftermarket fuel tank.
  • Replaced serpentine belt with customer supplied part.
 
JOHN T. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/13/2019

2009 Chevrolet Aveo

Chevrolet Aveo

Mileage
73,950
Service Date
11/8/2019
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 REAR PAD REMAINING
 
SEBASTIAN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/10/2019

2015 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
179,973
Service Date
10/25/2019
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.
  • Replaced rear brake pads and machined rotors, serviced calipers road tested
  • ROTATED TIRES, FRONT PAD REMAINING 8MM REAR PAD REMAINING 3MM
 
GLEN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/30/2019

2011 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

Mileage
95,133
Service Date
10/17/2019
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced leaking power steering fluid return hose
  • Installed left outside mirror light supplied by customer
  • Leak from cooler return to reservoir hose at reservoir connection.
  • Performed power steering fluid service
  • Replaced air filter
  • Replaced cabin air filter
  • See digital inspection, Sent to customer via text message Front brake pads at 6mm Rear brake pads at 5mm Upper 3rd brake light is inop, (Customer declined replacement at this time)
 
Charles K. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/20/2019

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Mileage
69,374
Service Date
10/16/2019
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 4MM
 
LISA L. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/17/2019

2008 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
133,902
Service Date
10/10/2019
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 6MM REAR PAD REMAINING 7MM
 
AARON L. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/16/2019

2009 Saturn Aura

Saturn Aura

Mileage
185,914
Service Date
9/30/2019
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 7MM REAR PAD REMAINING 6MM
 
JOHNNY L. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/2/2019

2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade

Mileage
27,963
Service Date
10/1/2019
Services Performed
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
  • Verified concern. Squeal type noise on light apply from front brakes. Both front rotors have multiple, deep grooves in them. These grooves have allowed debris to imbed into pads. Front and rear pads have 6mm remaining material. Recommend front brake service to correct concern. See other line for repairs Inspection only on this line,
 
ANDY T. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/1/2019

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser

Mileage
90,834
Service Date
9/10/2019
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced customer supplied spark plugs.
  • Replaced spark plug wires with customer supplied wire set. Passed wet test.
 
John C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/12/2019