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.

Services

Brake Repair and Service

Brake Repair and Service

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.

Transmission Repair and Service

Transmission Repair and Service

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.

Check Engine Light Service

Check Engine Light Service

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.

Radiator Service & Repair

Radiator Service & Repair

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

Auto Electrical Repairs

Auto Electrical Repairs

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.

Air Conditioning Repair and Service

Air Conditioning Repair and Service

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.

Makes & Models

Subaru Repair and Service

Subaru Repair and Service

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.

Toyota Repair and Service

Toyota Repair and Service

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.

Chevy Repair and Service

Chevy Repair and Service

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.

Chrysler Repair and Service

Chrysler Repair and Service

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.

Ford Repair and Service

Ford Repair and Service

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.

Honda Repair and Service

Honda Repair and Service

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.

Hyundai Repair and Service

Hyundai Repair and Service

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.

Infiniti Repair and Service

Infiniti Repair and Service

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.

Jeep Repair and Service

Jeep Repair and Service

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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5181 Santa Fe St # A
San Diego, CA 92109
  • Phone: (858) 483-1565
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Reviews

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4.5 Stars - Based on 35 User Reviews
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.... Read More

Kimberly N Kevin F.Kimberly N Kevin F.

This was a great experience, despite having to get a new radiator. They knew immediately the issue and how to fix it. I got a complete estimate, and added... Read More

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4.8 Stars - Based on 62 User Reviews
Justin YoungJustin Young

I highly recommend taking your car here if you are in need of an experienced repair shop. They are very friendly, responsive, and do great work. I had my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine rebuilt and they did a phenomenal job. The vehicle runs great now! They also did some extras at cost because of the large repair business. This is my second time using them and they continue to impress.

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Scott DitzenbergerScott Ditzenberger

Troublesome oil leak fixed! When my usual little mechanics shop saw my issue was a bit too big to handle, they personally dialed up the good folks at Pacific Automotive and they gladly took the job. Right away they were candid about the repair and gave an estimate and timeline. They called me several times to provide progress updates which I greatly appreciated. In no time I had my Honda Pilot back in great shape and not only that, the repair came in a few hundred dollars below estimate. Courteous and professional. Would absolutely recommend.

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Lora BesseLora Besse

I went to a competitor Family Auto Service for an estimate and they were going to charge me over $4,000 vs 1,084 the amount from Pacific Automotive. Pacific Automotive helped save me so much money, were amazing to work with. I strongly suggest that you don’t go to a big chain and that you should go here for all your auto needs!!

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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.

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Hours

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:00 PM
SatClosed
SunClosed