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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

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

2010 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
104,367
Service Date
12/23/2019
Services Performed
  • Metal on metal condition on left rear. Rotors are within specification for service. Front brake pads at 5MM See other line for brake work performed inspection only on this line,
  • PERFORMED BRAKE FLUID EX-CHANGE
  • Replaced rear brake pads and machined rotors, serviced calipers road tested
  • Replaced rear wiper
 
Joe S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/28/2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
31,642
Service Date
12/23/2019
Services Performed
  • FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM SERVICE
  • 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 3MM
 
LISA L. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/24/2019

2006 Dodge Sprinter

Dodge Sprinter

Mileage
143,568
Service Date
12/20/2019
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.
  • Leak from camshaft position sensor oring. Replaced oring and cleaned area.
  • Low oil level due to leak. Repaired with oil change.
 
JERRY K. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/20/2019

2012 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
83,451
Service Date
11/29/2019
Services Performed
  • Verified alternator has no output. Accessed and replaced alternator. Verified operation.
 
BRENT C. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/17/2019

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