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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

2008 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra

Mileage
92,169
Service Date
1/11/2021
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.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
JULIE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/12/2021

2016 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
59,761
Service Date
1/5/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVED ALL 4 WHEELS TO INSPECT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS. FRONT BRAKE PADS HAVE 7MM AND THE REAR BRAKE PADS HAVE 5MM REMAINING. ROTORS ARE ALL ABOVE SPEC. PERFORMED ROAD TEST. BRAKES ARE WORKING AS DESIGNED. NO PULSATION OR NOISE.
 
JACK P. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2021

2012 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Mileage
90,109
Service Date
11/25/2020
Services Performed
  • Pressure test shows large leak from upper radiator hose due to rub through on power steering pump pulley. Upper radiator hose retainer is broken and allows hose to contact pulley.
  • Replaced coolant contaminated drive belt.
  • Replaced upper radiator hose and lost coolant. Secured hose to radiator to prevent rub through condition again.
  • Scan test shows P1283 stored in ECM. Low voltage from alternator history code. Suspect coolant contamination on belt caused slipping of alternator pulley and cause of concern. After repairs, code did not return on road test.
 
ADAM K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/28/2020

2017 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
64,356
Service Date
11/23/2020
Services Performed
  • 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.
  • INSPECT ENGINE AIR FILTER AND ADVISE IF REPLACEMENT IS NEEDED. INSTALLED NEW ENGINE AIR FILTER
 
ETHAN V. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/24/2020

2008 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
195,050
Service Date
11/10/2020
Services Performed
  • Align vehicle to preferred specification
  • 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 all 4 ball joints due to wear
  • Replaced all tie rods on front end due to wear
 
Todd R. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/12/2020

2006 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
196,465
Service Date
10/30/2020
Services Performed
  • Accessed and replaced lower transmission cooler line. Secured lines to engine block to avoid contact with steering components. Cleaned area best as possible and topped off fluid. Verified repairs.
  • Verified concern. Leak from lower (inlet) transmission cooler line due to broken retainer allowing line to contact steering components.
 
Brett S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/30/2020

2009 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
170,185
Service Date
10/27/2020
Services Performed
  • PERFORM BRAKE INSPECTION
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
 
Laurel G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/27/2020

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
18,878
Service Date
10/26/2020
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.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
 
JOE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/26/2020

2014 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
100,330
Service Date
10/23/2020
Services Performed
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • 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
  • Replaced both headlamp bulbs supplied by customer.
  • Verified concern. Accessed and tested voltage to door locks and radio screen. Found no voltage to either. Jumper voltage to circuits and verified operation of affected units. Performed tests to source voltage circuits. Found poor terminal tension at pass through connector C212 as cause of concern. Serviced terminal and verified operation of screen and fob.
 
JONATHAN P. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/23/2020

2007 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
283,733
Service Date
10/20/2020
Services Performed
  • Scan test shows P2562 Stored in ECM. Inspected cylinder 2, 5 injector circuits. Found with wiggle test that concern would happen with movement of C112 Connector. Poor terminal tension on voltage supply for injector group 3 is cause of concern. Serviced terminals and secured connector. Verified repairs with run time and road test.
 
Mike G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/20/2020

2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
80,376
Service Date
9/21/2020
Services Performed
  • Road test vehicle and found strut performance was fair with no noise. Visual inspection did find bellows are torn and sway bar link dust boots have cracks, but no grease is escaping. maintenance interval for struts is 100k miles, recommend replacement at that time.
 
Frank C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/28/2020

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
139,573
Service Date
9/25/2020
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.
  • P0443 stored in ECM. Used DVOM and scan tool to find faulty EVAP purge valve. Valve installed on RO 12094 on 10-26-18 at 110577 miles. Part warranty replacement. Cleared code and verified operation.
  • Performed Brake Inspection. See Inspection for Results
  • Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors, service calipers road tested
 
CHARLIE L. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/25/2020