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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

2016 Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V

Mileage
148,098
Service Date
1/9/2024
Services Performed
  • FOG LAMP BULB – Remove & Replace – Each
 
LINDA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/9/2024

2012 Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier

Mileage
80,293
Service Date
1/8/2024
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.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
ROBIN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/8/2024

2011 Kia Forte

Kia Forte

Mileage
65,307
Service Date
12/28/2023
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Inspection found oil leaking onto exhaust from rear of valve cover seal. Small coolant leak from reservoir feed hose not secured on bottle. Added clamp to hose for security.
  • Accessed and resealed leaking valve cover.
  • POWER STEERING FLUID FLUSH FOR MAINTENANCE
 
CHERYL A. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/29/2023

2012 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
182,596
Service Date
12/27/2023
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.
 
SANDRA D. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/27/2023

2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Mileage
61,724
Service Date
11/10/2023
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.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
JAMES S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/10/2023

2008 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
159,001
Service Date
10/20/2023
Services Performed
  • Used system analyzer to find rapid compressor engagement and higher than expected high side pressures for conditions. Evacuated system to find overcharged condition. Accessed and inspected cabin air filter and serviced. Filtered freon and charged system to specifications. Verified pressures are expected to conditions.
 
DICK R. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/20/2023

2017 GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia

Mileage
61,351
Service Date
10/17/2023
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Scan test shows U0101 stored in power steering control module (PSCM) as invalid data received from engine control module (ECM). Noticed cooling fans are on high and engine coolant temperature gauge is on cold. Used scan tool to view engine coolant data and temperature is at 167*f and is unable to achieve operating temperature (195*f) under extreme circumstances indicating coolant flow at all times from stuck open thermostat as cause of concern.
  • Accessed and replaced thermostat housing. Verified repairs with run time and road test.
  • Accessed and replaced engine coolant temperature sensor for repair integrity.
 
DANA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/17/2023

2004 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
145,176
Service Date
10/6/2023
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.
  • ACCESSED AND REPLACED DIESEL FUEL FILTER BLEED AIR FROM SYSTEM, INSPECT FOR LEAKS, (Rest fuel filter life when applicable)
 
ARMANDO J. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/6/2023

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
78,539
Service Date
10/4/2023
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.
  • Brake inspection with free tire rotation
  • First start was unable to duplicate concern. Performed service and second attempt duplicated concern. Heard change in exhaust sound indicating engine preparing for regeneration of DPF. Installed scan tool and confirmed DPF status was in warm up mode and later turned to active regeneration. A brake pedal press exited regeneration, and regeneration went active again when conditions were met. This is a normal condition and no repairs should be made. Ran vehicle health report with scan tool and no vehicle propulsion codes are stored.
 
DAN H. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/5/2023

2014 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
71,879
Service Date
8/30/2023
Services Performed
  • Installed customer supplied steps.
 
Alan L. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/30/2023

2011 Kia Forte

Kia Forte

Mileage
64,827
Service Date
8/30/2023
Services Performed
  • Pressure test shows very small leak from upper radiator hose at radiator inlet connection. Removed hose for inspection and found no damage to radiator pipe. Replaced hose and verified repairs with run time and road test.
 
CHERYL A. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/30/2023

2016 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Mileage
93,559
Service Date
8/15/2023
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.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
MEGHAN F. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/15/2023