Same Great Service at All Locations!

Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

San Diego Location

(619) 304-0815

6267 Riverdale St , San Diego, CA 92120

Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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El Cajon Location

(619) 404-5645

10813 Airport Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020

Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat & Sun: Closed

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$25 Off Brake Service
Disc or drum brakes, resurface drums or rotors, new brake pads or shoes. For most cars and light trucks. Some restrictions apply. Not valid with other offer or special. Coupon must be presented in advance.
$25 Off Your First Visit
New to the John's Automotive Care La Mesa family? Receive $25 off your first service or repair. Restrictions may apply. Limit one per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer or special. Coupon must be presented in advance.

Our customer Testimonials

Richard Snider
" John's...was recommended by C&D auto just up the assess and work on my daughter's BMW. Could not be happier with the service and advice they provided. It was a top notch experience and I would return here for any automotive needs. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Can't say enough nice things about them."
Keith Fero
"Our first visit to Johns for service on our eurovan. We were very pleased with our experience. We were kept updated and the vehicle runs great now . We give them 5 stars and our thanks for great service."
Krista Sabin
"Awesome customer service!! I think I found my new place to take my car. The staff is very knowledgeable and they provided pictures from my car of the parts that needed to be replaced! I feel like I'm getting the honest truth opposed to being misled. Highly recommend!"
Chris Watts
"As always, John Chung, my service writer, went above and beyond to explain current repairs and recommended preventative maintenance. "
Jorge Gonzalez
"Best service ever! Big ups to my man Brian for going all out and having that #1 customer service on point! Made me feel like I’ve never felt before at a mechanic shop! The staff is amazing and the technicians know what they are doing, I will bring my car back here if I ever have to, definitely recommend!"
William Shirkey
"Staff are very courteous and professional. I appreciated the electronic vehicle inspection report and photos that accompanied the report."

Welcome to John's Automotive Care

Your Full-Service La Mesa Auto Repair Center!

John’s Automotive Care is proud to announce the opening of our second location to better serve the needs of our auto repair community. Our highly trained and experienced ASE-Certified auto technicians already deliver the best in auto repair and customer service in San Diego and surrounding areas, but now we make it easier for those folks located out east with our new shop located on University Ave. next to Helix High School in La Mesa.

Owner of John’s Automotive Care, John Eppstein, was thrilled when offered the opportunity to take over Harloff Automotive from the previous owner, Brad McCombs, when Brad decided to take on a full-time opportunity with Cuyamaca College. Both men are committed to supporting local communities through providing great customer care, donating time and money to local charities, and helping develop training programs that will provide great jobs within the automotive industry. Harloff opened in the late 60’s with a true passion for cars and serving the people rather than making a fast buck. This same value is instilled in the entire team from John’s Automotive Care and is why John was so quick to jump at the chance to take on such a wonderful shop doing wonderful work in the community. Values aligned!

John’s Automotive Care has a team of experts in full-service auto repair, truck repair, and vehicle maintenance. We are dedicated to and focused on creating the best customer experience possible! Whether you live in San Diego, La Mesa, or one of the surrounding areas, you can count on John’s Automotive Care to provide you with skilled workmanship and a professional yet warm customer service experience.

John’s Automotive Care has been providing quality auto repair, service, and maintenance in San Diego, CA. since 1998. John showed mechanical interest and ability at the tender age of only 5-years old when not only did he take apart his parents clock, but put it all back together the right way! John’s Automotive Care is a locally-owned family business dedicated to delivering quality and professional automotive services to our friends and neighbors in San Diego, Tierrasanta, La Mesa, and surrounding areas. Our highly professional ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified technicians are skilled in the latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic cars and trucks.

We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own. We invite you to schedule an appointment online or give us a call. We are located at 7447 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941 and 6267 Riverdale St, San Diego, CA 92120. Hope to see you soon!

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John's Automotive Care La Mesa is your one-stop shop for your vehicle's needs.  Our knowledgeable, ASE Certified technicians are experts in auto repair, maintenance, preventative maintenance, testing and troubleshooting, and more.  Give us a call today!

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John's Automotive Care La Mesa is always looking for top-notch technical and administrative professionals to join our automotive team.  We are continually growing and value teamwork highly.  We are an AAA approved shop and have had great success in caring for both customers and employees!  Sound like the work environment you've been looking to join?

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