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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 Kia Optima

Kia Optima

Mileage
91,025
Service Date
3/16/2020
Services Performed
  • FOUND: Small hose leaking coolant, re adjusted both clamps and topped off coolant, retested verified repairs,
  • 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 front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
  • ROTATED TIRES, FRONT PAD REMAINING 2MM REAR PAD REMAINING 3MM See other line for brake work performed today
 
Heather B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/30/2020

2013 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
147,981
Service Date
3/10/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced water pump and replaced water pump belt with customer supplied belt. Verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • Verified noise and failed water pump shaft bearing as cause of concern.
 
Thomas M. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/30/2020

2014 Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent

Mileage
100,124
Service Date
3/6/2020
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.
  • Replaced rear brake pads and machined rotors, serviced calipers road tested
  • ROTATED TIRES, FRONT PAD REMAINING 4MM REAR PAD REMAINING 0MM See other line for brake work performed today,
 
SYDNE A. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/6/2020

2005 Volkswagen Phaeton

Volkswagen Phaeton

Mileage
141,532
Service Date
2/19/2020
Services Performed
  • (Combination) – CAMSHAFT SEAL – Remove & Replace One
  • (Combination) – CRANKSHAFT OIL SEAL – Remove & Replace All Applicable Models
  • (Combination) – TIMING BELT TENSIONER &/OR BEARING – Replace Each
  • (Combination) – WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace All Applicable Models
  • Charged battery.
  • Installed customer supplied bumper cover. Transfer parts as necessary and repaired broken parts as best as possible.
  • Replaced timing belt, pulleys, water pump, and seals with customer supplied parts. No warranty on repairs due to customer supplied parts
  • Right rear height sensor arm is dislodged from control arm and sensor bracket is loose. Repaired height sensor and arm. Used scan tool to calibrate and set levels.
  • Verified concern. Noise from front of engine while running and smoke from timing belt area. Accessed and removed one timing belt cover to find coolant leak from water pump. Water pump shaft is frozen and not turning and is cause of noise and smoke. Belt is severely damaged due to pump condition. See other line for repairs diagnosis only on this line,
 
Konrad D. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/24/2020

2009 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
124,995
Service Date
2/3/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced spark plugs and cylinder 4 ignition coil. Verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • Cleaned throttle body
  • Scan test shows P115E stored in ECM. Inspection shows dirty throttle body, but will not cause concern. Road test and verified concern. Used scan tool to graph cylinder acceleration . During concern, found cylinder 4 is erratic and slower than other cylinders. Accessed and removed coil to find spark plug well is full of dirt and debris with signs of moisture. Cleaned out well and removed spark plug. Plug gap is in excess of .070" max specification is .043". Recommend replacement of all spark plugs and cylinder 4 ignition coil due to debris build up and stress on coil. Cleaned throttle body and cleared code. See other line for repairs diagnosis only on this line,
 
Lisa D. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/18/2020

2012 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

Mileage
176,192
Service Date
2/11/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced spark plugs for maintenance and repairs. Cleared code and verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • Replaced ignition coil due to carbon tracking.
  • Verified concern. Scan test shows P0300 with active misfire under load on cylinder 3 during concern. Accessed and tested ignition, fuel, compression to cylinder. All passed. Found carbon tracking on spark plug when removed and is the cause of concern. Plug and coil will need to be replaced. Recommend all plugs be replaced for maintenance. See other line for repairs diagnosis only on this line,
 
Robin L. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/12/2020

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
174,952
Service Date
2/5/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced both motor mounts.
 
MAX F. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/8/2020

2009 Saturn Aura

Saturn Aura

Mileage
188,250
Service Date
1/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Replaced starter and verified operation
  • Replaced starter. Verified operation.
 
JOHNNY L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/31/2020

2009 Kia Spectra

Kia Spectra

Mileage
70,077
Service Date
1/28/2020
Services Performed
  • FLUSH TRANSMISSION FLUID. FILL WITH TRANSMISSION ADDITIVE KIT.
  • FRONT PAD REMAINING 6MM REAR PAD REMAINING 4MM
  • 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.
 
LANNY B. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/31/2020

2006 Lexus GS 300

Lexus GS 300

Mileage
94,658
Service Date
1/16/2020
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 8MM REAR PAD REMAINING 4MM
 
ROSALINA V. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/22/2020

2018 Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade

Mileage
11,662
Service Date
1/9/2020
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 REAR PAD REMAINING
 
ADAM S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/11/2020

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

Mileage
130,565
Service Date
12/20/2019
Services Performed
  • Replaced both lower control arms due to worn and torn bushings.
  • Replaced both sway bar links for torn boots and noise due to play.
  • Replaced left rear wheel speed sensor. Cleared code and verified repairs on road test.
  • Verified concern. Used chassis ears to find noise is greatest around left lower control arm. Inspection found very loose front lower control arm bushing and rear bushings on front lower control arm s are torn on both sides. Scan test vehicle and 00290 is stored in EBCM. Performed diagnostic to find left rear wheel speed sensor has low resistance and is cause of lights.
  • Set vehicle up on alignment rack and was unable to perform alignment due to the tie rods are seized and unable to move for adjustment, Also found left upper strut bearing is noisy, Repairs are required before alignment can be performed
 
TREVOR L. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/27/2019