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 who stay informed on all current factory information about 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 who specialize in import luxury vehicles like Land Rover and Jaguar, some who 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.

  • 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

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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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

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

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

  • NPNP

    Pacific Automotive resolved an annoying rattle that Hyundai could not identify on my 2007 Elantra with 185,000 miles. The service team was friendly, and we also completed a much-needed tune-up for an excellent price. The car runs like the day I picked it up from the dealership! Great work, Pacific Automotive! I highly recommend this shop.

  • Maria QbergerMaria Qberger

    After years of frustrations on finding a good car repair shop, FINALLY! Pacific Auto, Trade St. San Diego has been our repair shop for 10+ years. NICOLE - Receptionist/coordinator is a gem; accommodating, friendly, follows up to let customers know what the status is on repairs, when it will be finished, etc. NICOLE is a real pro! *** Owner Olivier, honest, competent, as his repair recommendations are 100% trustworthy, one can count on his decisions to be fair and straight forward, like Olivier's personality; a no-nonsense kind of guy. NOW COMES THE CLINCHER, we've never had to come back a 2nd time for the same repair...
    Which proves the staff is as good as the man who hires them 👍 You guys are ALL awesome!

  • Joyce RomioJoyce Romio

    Honest and thorough. I wasn't sure what I would hear about the condition of my 2005 Ford Escape. They walked me through what was needed and made me feel confident in their judgement.
    I feel confident driving my vehicle now and love all of the work they did bringing my car back from the edge. Sometimes you just need an honest team that understands you are putting your trust in them.
    The work was done in a very timely manner. The team was friendly and professional.
    I recommend giving them a visit and I will be bringing them more vehicles as I trust them.

  • Rick & Eunie JohnsonRick & Eunie Johnson

    Although I personally and on behalf of an organization have used Pacific Automotive for more than two decades, this is the first time I have posted a review.

    WHY rate Pacific Automotive with the highest rating? Trustworthy, honest, integrity, quality and professional work! There are shops that may recommend work not needed or bill you for work not done. You can rest assured that Ben and the Pacific Automotive team will take care of you and your vehicle as family.

  • MagnusMagnus

    If you're seeking more than just a mechanic but a competent one, you've come to the right place with these guys. They know exactly what they're talking about.

  • Donald D.Donald D.

    Top notch service. Friendly, professional and very trustworthy. They will tell you like it is and won't try to upsell you on services you don't need....

  • Jaylene J.Jaylene J.

    I just want to say 100000% RECOMMENDED!
    Thankyou to the owner for being such a amazing man and serving others, highly appreciated sir. Also want to thank...

  • Ru B.Ru B.

    We've been going to Pacific Automotive for 10 years. The service is the most dependable car repair we've ever experienced, which is why we always go back to...

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