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. We are San Diego's affordable dealer alternative auto repair shop.
Pacific Automotive is family owned and operated. All our mechanics are ASE certified. 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.
Properly functioning brakes can be a matter of life and death. It can be a scary feeling to see the brake warning light come on. If your brakes don’t function, then you shouldn’t be driving your car. You can survive rather simply without air conditioning or a heater, but your brakes should be in top shape at all times.
Your car’s transmission is its most complicated, and least understood, major component. In later model cars, it is a combination of sophisticated hydraulics and computer-controlled components. You can count on Pacific Automotive for all of your transmission repair and service needs in San Diego. We can handle virtually any transmission service need, including repairs and flushes, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and clutches.
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. The service engine light is connected to the electronic control module (ECM) of the vehicle. The ECM essentially acts as the electrical brain. It your car’s on-board computer.
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. We are close to Pacific Beach and La Jolla, California
Did you know that almost every working part of your car or truck is likely connected to the electrical system? So it is important to get your car electrical problem professionally diagnosed quickly, to avoid causing many more electrical problems. Whether your car’s built-in electrical system warning light is on, or you have you noticed problems for yourself – such as if you have started smelling smoke, or any of your vehicle’s lights stopped working – we can help.
Does your AC work, but it just isn’t as good as it used to be? This problem could be caused by low refrigerant pressure. This could be an easy fix of recharging your air conditioning refrigerant. Or it could be caused by a leak somewhere in your vehicle’s air conditioning system. If you want to try and check for a leak yourself, you can look at the fittings, hoses, compressor and condenser and determine if there is any kind of build up or oily grime.
If you live in San Diego and drive a Subaru, join the many other satisfied Subaru vehicle owners who have been coming to Pacific Automotive since the 1990s. Our ASE-Certified Technicians will use the latest diagnostic equipment and software to make any needed repairs to your Subaru. We are conveniently located off the 5 Freeway near Pacific Beach and La Jolla.
Do you live in San Diego and own a Toyota? Good news for you is that Toyota is one of the brands of vehicles with the highest resale value. As long as you keep your car properly maintained, you can expect to be happy with your trade-in price years down the road. Pacific Automotive’s ASE Certified Technicians use the latest software and diagnostics to keep your Toyota reliable and properly serviced.
For newer vehicles we use OEM parts and our maintenance services will keep your warranty valid. Pacific Automotive will keep your older Chevy running at its best, and expertly handle all repairs, whether major or minor. We’re the dealership alternative, offering technical excellence at lower prices.
San Diego Chrysler owners, we have you covered! Jim Riccio, owner of Pacific Automotive is a Factory Trained Chrysler Technician. We have the latest software and diagnostic equipment to keep your Chrysler running smoothly and reliably taking you where you need to go.
San Diego drivers of Ford cars and trucks can trust the ASE-Certified Ford experts at Pacific Automotive. The biggest problem that Ford owners are currently having is transmission failure with the Ford Explorer. The Ford Focus comes second the top complaint being the key won’t turn in the ignition.
If you own a Honda, you are part of a large group of award-winning vehicle owners. Whether it is the Edmunds “Lowest True Cost to Own” award, “Greenest Automaker” by the Union of Concerned Scientists, MotorTrend’s Truck and Car of the Year, or any number of the many awards Honda has won over the years, your vehicle is known to be one of the safest and most reliable.
Our ASE-Certified technicians are experts in Hyundai repair and service. We can perform all the major services required to maintain your factory warranty on your new Hyundai and we can also get your not-so-new Hyundai running better with regular maintenance. Hyundai has come a long way since they began selling cars in the USA in 1986 with a single model, the Hyundai Excel.
We’re the affordable San Diego Infiniti dealership alternative. As a full-service auto repair shop we’re ready to handle all your brake service, clutch repair, engine repair, and transmission repair needs. We’ll keep your Infiniti running smoothly year after year with scheduled maintenance. Pacific Automotive has been in business for over 20 years, and we stay up to date on latest technologies and current factory information.
The iconic Jeep® brand is recognized the world over. Jeep owners in San Diego who are looking for repair or service for their Jeep vehicles know that Go Anywhere, Do Anything® is a way of life for them— not just a campaign slogan for Jeep. San Diego Jeep drivers and owners love Pacific Automotive, the best Jeep Dealer Alternative in San Diego for both repairs and regular maintenance.
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.... Read More
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... Read More
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.Read More
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!
Bottom line, PACIFIC AUTO IS THE REAL DEAL!!!
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.
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.Read More
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