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Affordable Dealer Alternative Auto Repair and Service in San Diego

Are you looking for an affordable dealer alternative auto repair and service in San Diego? We are ASE-certified Master Technicians that stay informed on all current factory information pertaining to the vehicles we service. We can perform all the major services required to maintain your factory warranty on your new car. We can also get your not-so-new car running better with regular auto and truck maintenance.

How are we able to work on so many makes and models? We have technicians that specialize in import luxury vehicles like BMW and Porsche, some that specialize in Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and others that work only on domestic vehicles like Ford, Chevy, and Chrysler. All technicians have received training on hybrid vehicle care and maintenance. Our diagnostic equipment is the latest in technology and is updated regularly

At Pacific Automotive we strive to provide our customers with quality service at affordable prices and develop a personal relationship with our customers and their individual vehicle needs, delivered with integrity.

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  • Brake Repair
  • Factory Schedule Service
  • Transmissions
  • Transit Van Repair
  • Radiator Repair
  • Electrical Repair
  • Fleet Services
  • Check Engine Oil Light
  • Bus Repair
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

Complete Auto Repair and Maintenance

Same Day Repairs on Most Vehicles
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Why Choose Pacific Automotive?

Relationship  At a large dealership, you likely have no idea which mechanic is working your car, what his or her experience is, and if they have or will ever work on your car again. It’s important to know that your mechanic is competent, and you can get to know your mechanic personally at a smaller repair shop. Local shops usually allow for direct communication with your mechanic. Often, you can get to know the owner of the shop and the mechanic by name.

Experience  Auto repair shops that specialize in more than one make of car can be very convenient for many families who drive more than one made. Factory-trained technicians often move on to work at independent shops, and they can be just as expert in their knowledge as a mechanic at a dealership. This can be helpful if you want one-stop shopping and prefer to see the same faces each visit.

Location  Repair shops are often in more easily accessible locations than dealerships, i.e., the proverbial “corner” garage. And just like dealerships, some independent shops will go the extra mile, providing consumers with loaner cars to drive while their service work is being performed. They may contract with a local car rental agency that is close by

Quality & Price  Auto manufacturers and their dealers offer only OE (Original Equipment) parts. While you can request OE parts from your local repair shop if you desire, smaller shops can offer OE or aftermarket parts, which are meant to substitute for the OE part. The advantage of aftermarket parts is that, like generic prescription drugs, they are supposed to perform the same function for a lot less money. So you have the choice at small shops — go with OE parts, or save the money.

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Maintenance

Service Schedule

The manufacturer of your car provides a factory maintenance guide specific to the year and model of our car. This is your minimum guide for routine maintenance. Not all vehicle models require the same schedule so it’s important to use the specific manual for your specific year and model.

Engine Repairs

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Is your car overheating?  Don’t wait until there’s steam coming out from under the hood.  Give Pacific Automotive in San Diego a call instead. If you delay radiator repairs you could very well end up as the classic vehicle beside the road, hood up, and radiator steaming.

Fleet Services

Service Fleet

Pacific Automotive is ready to meet all of your fleet repair and maintenance needs.  Our fleet service technicians can provide quick repairs and necessary factory maintenance requirements to maintain the factory warranty. Ask our manager about our 2 years, 24,000-mile nationwide warranty*

Check Engine Light

Is Your Check Engine Light On? The first thing to remember is that when the check engine light stays on, its time for some car maintenance. Inspecting your car sooner rather than later can help you to avoid costly repair problems down the road.

Customer Reviews

  • Molly GreeneMolly Greene

    Bad luck: My beloved older Subaru broke down while visiting PB. Good luck: AAA towed it to Pacific Automotive. Ben, Jim, John and their team are caring, compassionate professionals who pretty much rebuilt the entire engine and replaced the radiator, etc. etc. Took great care of me. It's always difficult to handle unexpected car repairs, but I will forever be grateful for their kind and beyond fair care. If I lived closer, I would never take any vehicle I owned ANYWHERE else. Highly recommend!

  • Shaun KuklaShaun Kukla

    These guys are awesome!!!

    I was recommended this place from a friend and man did they help me out!

    My car was starting to make some weird noises and I brought it to Aamco at first and they said it’s the transmission failing. They quoted me $3500 for a rebuild.

    Jim and the boys here realized it was super low on trans fluid due to the seal going bad so they added some and the noise went away.

    The seal is being replaced along with the filter, and fresh fluid.

    So glad I got a second opinion and I’m very happy with the price.

    5 stars!

  • Kara MorriseyKara Morrisey

    My husband bought a 75 MG and the break lights did not work. Called around and was given this shops as a recommendation a few times. We are happy with the communication about things they suggested that needed to be done. If we need any additional work we will definitely take it here.

  • Chip LyonChip Lyon

    The mechanics and staff at Pacific Automotive are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Their lead Brittish motors tech David is particularly impressive and is, in my opinion, one of the best Jaguar and Land Rover mechanics in the county. 100% A+++

  • Howard MaysonHoward Mayson

    My 1991 Ford Mustang 5.0 unexpectedly quit on the freeway. I called Pacific Automotive and Jim organized a tow truck for me.

    The problem with the car was the computer died - since it dates to 1991 it was no small task finding a replacement and someone who could get it set up for my car. Jim and Team did a first rate job getting my car back on the road - customer service at its best!!!

  • Danna P.Danna P.

    I was stopped by the police because my tail lights were out and couldn't one shop that would help. Especially, Subaru. I called all the auto electrical...

  • Dwight C.Dwight C.

    It took my awhile but I finally found an automotive repair shop to work on my E450 25 passenger shuttle bus, I dealt with Jim and Ben and both were very...

  • Sandy S.Sandy S.

    "The Guys at Pacific Automotive in PB, took good care of me."
    they are Honest, Friendly, Fair and Fast !!

    My 2005 Lexus es330 overheated on a Sunday night...

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