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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
132,677
Service Date
5/5/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced transmission assembly. Verified repairs on road test.
  • Evacuated system for repair. Vacuum and charge system to specification.
  • Flushed cooler lines of debris.
  • No noise heard on road test. Front pads at 5mm, rear shoes at 4mm. Some squeaks during cold or light braking is considered normal.
  • Replaced air conditioning compressor for internal failure.
  • Road test and verified concern. Second and sixth shifts flare and clunk. Scan test shows no codes. Fluid level is very low due to severe leak from transmission torque converter housing gasket. Filled fluid and found condition to remain. Suspect 2-6 clutch circuit damage. Recommend replacement or removal and disassemble for repair needs.
  • Verified concern. Used air conditioning system analyzer to find adequate charge and noise when air conditioning is on. Used chassis ears to find noise is from compressor. Very little pressure from compressor due to internal fault. Recommend replacement.
  • Programmed new Transmission control module (TCM) with operating system and all available software updates, Scanned and cleared codes. No codes or light present,
 
CHARLIE L. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/5/2020

2010 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
108,049
Service Date
4/28/2020
Services Performed
  • (Combination) – TIMING BELT TENSIONER – Remove & Replace All Applicable Models
  • (Combination) – WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace All Applicable Models
  • Accessed and replaced spark plugs for maintenance
  • 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. John's Automotive Service Multi-point Inspection : https://2un.me/p89bs1yo
  • Replaced timing belt kit with tensioner, idle pulleys and water pump. Verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • ROTATED TIRES, FRONT PAD REMAINING 6MM REAR PAD REMAINING 6MM
 
Joe S. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/1/2020

2007 Lexus GX 470

Lexus GX 470

Mileage
96,801
Service Date
4/28/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced right front turn signal and left front side marker bulb. Verified operation.
  • 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.
  • Removed left caliper assembly and untwisted brake line, re-installed caliper verified repairs
  • Replaced all 4 brake lamp bulbs as unable to obtain replacement aftermarket bulb previously installed.
  • ROTATED TIRES, FRONT PAD REMAINING 10MM REAR PAD REMAINING 8MM
 
TOM N. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/1/2020

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage
147,429
Service Date
4/8/2020
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Thickness variation in front rotors. Rotors are too close to minimum specification for resurfacing. Replaced rotors and verified repairs on road test. Due to recent brake work on front brakes see invoice 13216 12-20-19 mileage 144077 No labor charge to customer for repairs, Customer is going to pay for the front rotors only,
 
Michael P. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/1/2020

2013 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

Mileage
68,377
Service Date
4/24/2020
Services Performed
  • Front Pads 2MM Rear Pads 6MM See other line for brake work performed today
  • INCLUDES: DRAIN AND FLUSH COMPLETE COOLING SYSTEM. REFILL WITH SPECIFIED MIX OF ANTIFREEZE AND WATER. CHECK WATER LEVEL, PUT COOL FLUSH KIT ADDITIVE, AND SEALER.
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
 
MIKE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/28/2020

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Mileage
50,995
Service Date
4/22/2020
Services Performed
  • Evacuated, vacuum, and recharged system to specification. Replaced both service valves.
 
DAVE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/28/2020

2016 RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Mileage
68,932
Service Date
4/23/2020
Services Performed
  • Front Pads Metal on Metal Rear pads at 2mm See other line for brake work performed today.
  • 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. John's Automotive Service Multi-point Inspection : https://2un.me/znrbozpd
  • PERFORMED BRAKE FLUID EX-CHANGE
  • Replaced front brake pads and rotors, service calipers road tested
  • Replaced rear brake pads and machined rotors, serviced calipers road tested
  • ROTATED TIRES DURING BRAKE INSPECTION
 
Russ M. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/24/2020

2013 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
86,287
Service Date
4/15/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced transmission main control. Program solenoid strategy and verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • FLUSH TRANSMISSION FLUID. FILL WITH TRANSMISSION ADDITIVE KIT.
  • FOUND:
  • 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. John's Automotive Service Multi-point Inspection : https://2un.me/ctybl0tj
  • Related to line 1 concern.
  • ROTATED TIRES, FRONT PAD REMAINING 8MM REAR PAD REMAINING 6MM
  • Verified concern. Scan test shows P0722, P0774 stored in ECM. Used scan tool to monitor output speed sensor (OSS) activity. Found erratic at times. Accessed and removed transmission pan for inspection. No signs of excessive metal in pan. OSS is faulty and cause of concern. See other line for repairs diagnosis only on this line,
 
MIKE T. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/21/2020

2014 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
100,946
Service Date
4/3/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced spiral cable. Verified operation.
  • Replaced left side cargo bulb. Verified operation.
  • Road test vehicle 5 miles and was unable to duplicate concern. No abnormal conditions felt. Raised vehicle for inspection and no concerns found in steering or suspension systems. Did notice abnormal amount of weight on left rear tire in a suspicious manner. All weight is installed in same location, leading to believe tire was static balanced rather than dynamic. This will not create concern, but rather highway speed shimmy.
 
Lauren E. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/7/2020

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Mileage
229,951
Service Date
3/31/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced leaking radiator and lost coolant. Verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • John's Automotive Service Multi-point Inspection : https://2un.me/mkobe8c0
  • Replaced both transmission cooler lines and lost fluid.
  • Resealed leaking oil pan.
 
Rodney S. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/1/2020

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