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 own an Audi you are in luck. At Pacific Automotive, we are experts in Audi repair and service. Audis are some of the best built cars on the market. However, as with any make of car, Audis will occasionally develop problems that we can help you fix.
BMW drivers in San Diego have been taking their vehicles to Pacific Automotive since the 1990s. Our BMW specialists are experts in BMW repair and service. Are you tired of the high cost of BMW dealer repairs and service? Give our ASE-Certified BMW Dealer Alternative Repair shop a try.
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.
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