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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

2009 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
139,607
Service Date
5/26/2022
Services Performed
  • Verified noise on tight turns under power. Inspection found torn outer C.V. boot on right axle. Recommend replacement of both based on age.
  • 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 both axles as recommended. Verified repairs on road test.
 
BRIAN R. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/26/2022

2012 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
119,944
Service Date
5/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Used air conditioning analyzer to find pressures and charge to spec. Accessed and inspected air flow in module. Found dirty cabin filter causing poor flow and cause of concern. Removed filter to find 12 degree drop in output temperature.
  • ACCESSED AND REPLACED CABIN AIR FILTER
 
SEI S. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/20/2022

2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
107,113
Service Date
5/16/2022
Services Performed
  • FOUND: RODENT DAMAGE TO THE WIRING FOR THE PURGE CONTROL VALVE. USING CUSTOMER PROVIDED PART MADE A WIRE REPAIR.
 
MILOS D. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/17/2022

2013 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark

Mileage
115,147
Service Date
5/2/2022
Services Performed
  • Found no compressor operation and no command voltage to compressor. Found system void of charge. Pressure test to find crack in cycling switch block cause of concern.
  • Evacuated system for repairs. Vacuum test system after repairs passed. Charged system to specification and verified operation.
  • Accessed and replaced compressor cycle switch and filter.
 
DIONNE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/4/2022

2007 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
139,142
Service Date
3/29/2022
Services Performed
  • Pressure test to find large leak from crack in right side radiator tank. Appears font end damage has bent radiator and probable failure. During inspection noted vibration in vehicle due to broken or weak powertrain mounts. Engine oil leak from valve cover gasket. Both lower control arm bushings are torn, sway bar links are worn, and play in inner tie rods. Tires are near wear bars.
  • P0125 store due to low coolant level. Cleared code.
  • RADIATOR – Remove & Replace – Automatic Trans
 
TINA D. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/30/2022

2005 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
121,242
Service Date
3/21/2022
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. THE FRONT BRAKE PADS HAVE 6MM AND THE REAR BRAKES HAVE 8MM OF FRICTION MATERIAL REMAINING.
 
CAROL P. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/24/2022

2012 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
163,356
Service Date
1/21/2022
Services Performed
  • Replaced right headlamp bulb.
 
SANDRA D. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/21/2022

2016 Nissan Versa Note

Nissan Versa Note

Mileage
67,392
Service Date
12/29/2021
Services Performed
  • Unable to duplicate concern on road test. Scan test shows P1122 stored in ECM. Used scan tool to view mass air flow (MAF) data and found erratic air flow measured during idle at times. Wiggle test of circuit found no concerns. Suspect MAF sensor is cause of concern.
  • Performed base brake inspection. During road test, noticed clunk during moderate braking from torn lower control arm bushings.
 
KATHRYN R. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/29/2021

2015 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage
62,970
Service Date
12/22/2021
Services Performed
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results. FRONT BRAKE PADS HAVE 5MM REMAINING AND THE REAR BRAKE PADS HAVE 8MM REMAINING.
  • 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.
 
ARNOLD V. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/22/2021

2005 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
186,379
Service Date
12/14/2021
Services Performed
  • Verified concern. Vibration during acceleration that gets worse with heavier acceleration. Seems to go away with freeway speeds. Vibration seems to be third order in nature with vehicle speed. Performed inspections and found rear engine mount is broken and front mount has tears in it. Felt vibration in right axle during inspection is worse than left side axle. Both axles have compromised grease boots that will start to leak in near future. Recommendation is to replace both engine mounts and axles for concern and retest.
  • Accessed and replaced weak front motor mount
  • Accessed and replaced broken rear motor mount.
  • Accessed and replace both axles due to right is bent and both have cracking in grease boots.
 
John M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/14/2021

2004 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
141,902
Service Date
12/10/2021
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)
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
  • FOUND:
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
  • Replaced rear brake pads and machined rotors, serviced calipers road tested
  • PERFORMED BRAKE FLUID EX-CHANGE
 
ARMANDO J. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/10/2021

2006 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
168,684
Service Date
12/8/2021
Services Performed
  • Replaced crankshaft position sensor, bank 1 sensor 2 HO2S, and repair gross exhaust leak.
  • Rear locker sensor wires are melted and front locker sensor has broken wires. Repaired sensors wires and test system. No 4WD indication from transfer case due to failed switch. Replaced switch and found mechanically transfer case dentents are correct, but 4WD indication is off. Attempted to adjust linkage to line up with switch and was unable to due to worn linkage and missing bushings. Rear locker light will not turn off without seeing locker released by PCM. Installed toggle switches for locker pumps and bypassed factory switch per customer request.
 
KEN M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/8/2021