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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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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

  • 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!!!

  • Kevin GirgisKevin Girgis

    This is a business that truly cares about their customers. I worked with Ben from their team and he was outstanding to work with. Unlike a lot of car shops, this place genuinely cares about doing what’s best for the customer. Would absolutely recommend.

  • David TimmDavid Timm

    This place is one of the best in San Diego. Service is great and the people are friendly. Good mechanics are hard to come by these days. If you need some work done on your car I would recommend these guys.

  • Hike San Diego CountyHike San Diego County

    Honest and fair repair shop. You won't be sold a bill of goods here, only what your vehicle needs. No long waits either, they get the work done in a timely manner, and always high quality. Years of knowledge, experience and expertise. Probably one of best in San Diego.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Christian T.Christian T.

    Let me first say this company is very honest and transparent. I needed to get my whole transmission replaced from my vehicle. Originally called the...

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