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I highly recommend Encinitas Automotive. I've been going to see Peter and Alex (and Peter's son, Marcello) since 2009. I chose them b/c they were recommended by AAA and my experiences have always been first-rate.
We continue to take our Acura, Lexus and Scion there, and previously they worked on our BMW and Ford vehicles. They are honest, trustworthy, do excellent work, and their prices are always better than fair. Highly recommended.

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Good spot to take my car ,fic smog and suapension plus,

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I have been going to Encinitas Automotive for a while. I appreciate their honest opinion of what service I have to do and what I can hold off on. Always honest and a pleasure.

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Went here for a pre-purchase inspection and I the mechanic was very reliable and honest, gave many tips on how to take care of the car.

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Love these guys! They are kind, honest and good natured. I took in my car because my check engine light came on and I was sure I was in for a doozy. Peter and his team diagnosed my problem -- which turned out to be just an error in my sensors. They told me that since everything looked ok, to just go to my cars dealer and buy a new gas cap, since that would be cheaper than having them do it. They said if I wanted, I could even bring it back to them and they would do it for me. I was ready to pay them for their time and diagnostics, but they told me 'not to worry' and didn't charge me a dime. I will definitely be back to them from here on out. What a great business model they have. Truly compassionate for the customer and honest, through and through!

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We have been taking our cars to Encinitas Automotive for the past ten years. Peter and Alex are honest, trustworthy, and friendly. They always do a great job of diagnosing the issue, and letting you know what your options are to repair it, and how much it will cost. I highly recommend Encinitas Automotive and will continue to have them service our cars.

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Peter and Alex were super helpful and trustworthy. I've been looking for a good shop that is honest and reliable. I went to another shop in the complex which seen to be unfair and pressuring me for a huge repair. Turns out everything was fine and only had to do only certain things for my car. Thank you guys for your help!!

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Great place!
Looked after my car when I broke down and AAA suggested this shop as I was not familiar with the area.
Peter took my car no problem and greeted us when we arrived. A real family business and very genuine.
Got my car up and running as soon as they could, the serpentine belt was broken. Would recommend however, mainly because of the area, it is a little bit pricey, but you are paying for quality work!

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I just want to share my brief but powerful experience over at Encinitas automotive. I recently got into an accident and took the car there for an inspection. Peter, the owner was gracious and helped me get clear on exactly what needed to be fixed about my car. He treated me well and was communicative.

Later I wanted to get a second opinion on fixing the car, and he gave me the inspection for no charge. There's a lot of integrity in this man and his shop and I highly recommend them for any of you looking for a good place to bring your car for repairs.

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My brother(RIP) was a mechanic and would always walk me through car issues & repairs or ask to speak to my mechanics directly. Since he passed away & can't phone interview my potential mechanics, I have trust issues. I think every mechanic is shady or tries to take advantage of women. Yeah, I know, not healthy attitude. I have to say that Peter and his staff helped ease my concerns. I had the most pleasant experience with them today. I believe them to be honest and fair. The quote was accurate, and car was finished in a timely manner. I plan on doing business again with them. Hopefully next time will just be for routine maintenance.

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Peter and his crew are honest and professional. If ever I have any other car trouble I will look nowhere else.

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We have been going to Encinitas Automotive for years after finding them on AAA's carefully screened auto repair rating service. Peter and Alex have done outstanding work on our foreign and domestic cars and trucks without exception. They help us understand repair options and spend our dollars carefully. We have both new vehicles and some with close to 200,000 miles thanks to their good work. I have recommended them to many friends and none have been disappointed. They are friendly, plain spoken in explaining issues and always timely with repair completion. They have also been a good source of referral for auto work they do not do (e.g. body damage). Rating them five stars was a no-brainer.

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Great and honest workers here. They could have fixed my transmission for tons of money, but said it would be covered by warranty at the dealership, and I should do that instead. If I ever breakdown in Encinitas again, they are who I'd go to.

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This place is awesome! I have taken my car in here a few times now. All the mechanics are friendly, accommodating and honest! Peter, Marcelo and Alex are all helpful and don't sell people things they don't need. I don't know much about cars and they explain details to me so I can understand and give recommendations on things that I might need in the future without overcharging or pressuring. Seriously the best place I have gone to in San Diego!

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Marcelo was awesome! My brakes were squeaking, so I figured a replacement was due. Upon bringing in my car, Marcelo advised me that my brakes were in fact fine, and that it wouldn't be worth replacing them until a later date. He went ahead and checked out the rest of my car, and found that everything was in order. I left without spending a penny, and with a good feeling. These guys are HONEST, and they won't charge you for looking at your car, as any good mechanic should. I'll be bringing my car back to get the brakes done when the time comes, and likely for any other services. Thanks for being honest guys, you rock.

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My car broke down and Triple A recommended I take my car to this shop. They were honest and very nice and got me back on the road the next day. I'd highly recommend them.

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Parking was a bit of a challenge pulling up but otherwise friendly staff, professional and quick service! My oil change was done in 30 m

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Very good service and so honest. I highly recommend this place. Price is very fair and the staff is wonderful.

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I had a wonderful experience here! There was no sales tactics or beating around the bush. They checked out my car, found the problem right away, ordered the part, and fixed it all in the same day. When I asked for it to be done by a certain time, they did it. They forgot to add my oil change onto my total bill so instead of trying to charge me for it after the fact, they gave it to me for free. This is where I will be going from now on for everything I need done to my car.

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Peter is absolutely wonderful. I was having car issues, my battery kept dying even after getting a brand new one, and know very little about cars, after taking it to several different places and getting super taken advantage of by terrible people in the industry I am SO HAPPY I finally found my way to Peter, he is so warm, genuine, and honest! He made me feel taken care of and safe, did an amazing job on my car for a really low price and saved the day!!! I will be sending everyone to him from now on! He is a genuinely good human and I wish there were more like him! Thanks Peter, you're the best!

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My husband and I take both of our cars here whenever they need maintenance. Recently stopped in and they fixed my burned out tail light on the spot for free. They're always fast and friendly and super nice to my son as well.

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Repairs look great, fair price, and constant communication from the owner. Highly recommend and will differently go back (sure hope I don't have too!)

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Very friendly staff. Helped me out with some difficult windshield wipers and have done numerous other repairs on my vehicle. Highly recommend these guys..

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Very nice job reasonable price

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I truly have nothing negative to say about Encinitas Automotive Repair. I do not know much about cars but when asking questions they were very understanding and offered help immediately. They did not try and sell me on other parts, simply told me what was wrong and what I had to do. They even gave me good deals around and at their shop. Overall, a wonderful experience with excellent service. Would recommend to anyone who is in need for quick and good priced service!

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Great work and legitimate honesty that I can verify. Had one ignition coil go out. Peter could have easily told me that I NEEDED to replace all of them right now and I would’ve been none the wiser and he would’ve made an extra few hundred dollars off me. Instead he plainly and honestly explained that I could change the rest now but could also wait until they go out next time, whenever that may be. Definitely a great guy and does great work. Thanks a lot!

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Amazing service! I was far from home and had an electric malfunction in my truck. These guys immediately knew what to look for and had me back on the road in a couple hours. I can’t thank them enough! Great people doing great things for their community!

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I've been taking both of our cars here for several years. Peter & Alex are always beyond friendly and professional. They always call and check-in with me to let me know about the current status, when the car will be ready, and other important information. There's no need to take our cars anywhere else. Highly recommend!

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Best customer service and honesty in the business.

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Super professional, high integrity & honesty, work done in timely manner, very communicative. Peter and Alec 100% trustworthy, not common in car repair business.

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Kind, knowledgeable and super friendly staff with the prices to make you wish you stop here first

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Took my Jeep Wrangler in and I thought I was having problems with the alternator. I specified that it wasn't starting and I just recently did a battery change. He checked out my Jeep and told me everything was fine. Checked my alternator advised me to better get a diagnostic then switch it out because what if it's not even that. He was honest and said I didn't need any work. My car started up and I was a happy camper! I'm from the OC also just visiting so I'm glad I was treated well.

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Good people, professional service.

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I recently went into Encinitas Automotive Repair for my truck as for some reason it would randomly not start. They saw me within 2 hours of my phone call and checked the battery, alternator, starter and told me had a loose connection. They tightened a few things and sent me on my way no charge within 10 minutes of showing up. Hard to find good people let alone trustworthy automotive shops these days. This place is awesome and friendly and I will always take my car needs there in the future. I highly recommend and thanks again!

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Peter & Alex looked at my car & fixed what needed to be done & did a great job. :) great customer service & professionalism. I will definitely go back.

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Great Service ! Fast And Friendly !

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Great place the repair was right on the money and the price was reasonable Highly recommend this place

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Great service, brought my car and got it back the same day highly recommend this place for any auto repair. Very fair price and honest!

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Great experience and professionalism from Peter and Alex. They explained very clearly why my car broke down and what needed to be fixed accordingly rather than blow my money away from the dealer. Thanks guys!

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4 Stars!

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They guys are honest and they do a great job!

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I know people usually don't like going to the mechanics, but these guys are awesome, you won't regret it.

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Peter is the Best!

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Louis does a great job, he is honest, fair priced, for those easier car repairs, highly recommended

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Have been taking all my families' vehicles here for two decades. Peter, the owner, is great, honest, and friendly.

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I try to do most of my own repairs but with newer cars some things require special tools and too much time. When those things come up I go to Alex and Peter at Encinitas Automotive. They will tell you what honestly needs to be done and what is not necessary. They guarantee their work and take the time to make sure you get the results you need.

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Awesome service and honest! Peter is very helpful and went out of his way to answer my questions. I highly recommend this shop.

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Spoke with Alex and he gave me a detailed report on what was wrong (in this case with my AC unit), and completed the work expediently and with a final price significantly lower than average. The work was perfect, no issues whatsoever.

Both my parents and my wife now go there for their automotive needs. I couldn't recommend Encinitas Automotive Repair highly enough.

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GREAT SERVICE!!!! I worked closely with Peter at Encinitas Automotive Repair. He first helped me determine what kind of vehicle would be good to purchase with a higher mileage based on reliability. He was so kind and spoke to me for at least 20 mins. We ended buying a Ford Expedition that had a mechanical issue. When I brought Peter the vehicle to check out, he found that the engine needed new coils and did not charge us for the inspection. They got the coils replaced in less than a day and the charge was LESSS than the estimate. AMAZING! Our Ford Expedition runs perfectly now and I feel like Peter is the most fair and honest repair shop owner I have ever worked with. My mom has also been going to him for awhile as well as a few neighbors and coworkers. They all say Encinitas Automotive Repair is the best place they have been!

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Awesome friendly honest service

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The guys at Encinitas Automotive are very knowledgeable and provide incredible, top-notch service. I've been using their services for two years and highly recommend them.

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I've never had such a positive experience with a mechanic, nor have I felt such confidence that he was providing honest, informed and thoughtful advice. I took my Prius V in for a service, with the assurance I could pick it up that afternoon. Marcello called when he said he would (this never happens with my car repairs) and when I returned for the car he gave me a comprehensive break-down of it's condition--what was needed and when. He made suggestions but did not insist on further maintenance (and more money) until a later date. My car is running great now. Most of all, Marcello and his father were so friendly, so knowledgeable and so kind. I am relieved to find a place I can trust with my car.

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Peter and the crew at Encinitas Automotive are the best! I have brought our cars here for several years and they are honest, trustworthy and super knowledgable when it comes to auto repairs. I wouldn't go anywhere else to get our cars repaired.

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Came in this morning to have my car smog check.
Also saw that that there a complete car care service. Was told by a previous car center that I need front breaks. They out beat the price of the previous center. Their staff was great, courteous and welling to work with me . Thanks will come back for any service my car needs. Rose

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My 17 year old daughter was on a trip to Encinitas this past week when our Chevy Tahoe had some issues. After roadside assistance came out to replace the battery, they indicated more work was probably necessary to safely drive the car back to Northern CA. I called a few places and was fortunate enough to speak with Carlos at Encinitas Auto! He was extremely helpful and accommodating. He was quick to answer questions, give me an estimate and complete the work in a timely manner. If I was a local resident, I would definitely take all my cars to Encinitas Auto!!!

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Highly recommended! I had oil leaking from a previous oil change at a different location. The staff here were extremely helpful, accommodating, and honest. They got my car in right away and fixed the problem, without charging me anything crazy.

Great place and people!

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Don't you just love when your mechanic calls you and says "Good news! Absolutely nothing is wrong with your car!". This happened to me last week with Peter @ Encinitas Automotive. My check engine light was on. I had just gotten an oil change and usually that fixed the light bc my car is only 3 years old. So mucho props to my man Peter for checks no out the problem, finding nothing, turning light off & charging me nothing! My husband and I have been taking our cars to him for the last decade and have found fair prices and quick service every time.

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Very easy to work with. I spoke with Marcelo yesterday and dropped my car off today ... squeaking from brakes. I suspected pads and maybe a rotor cut given the mileage. Peter called back with an estimate ... gave them the go ahead and had my car back this afternoon. Very pleased, nice group of guys.

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Just stopped by to get my smog check on a car I just bought and the gentleman there was nice and very helpful. I didnt realize I had the I had the paper already and the previouse owner had already smogged the car. He pointed it out, was very honest and didnt try to get me to do another one. People there were very nice and helpful. I greatly appreciated it.

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Without a doubt, this is an honest and well run shop. I was on my way up North and ran into what could have been major engine issues on the highway. I was fortunate enough to have my car towed here and Alex was able to get me back on the road with in the hour. I would have full confidence taking my car here and have piece of mind knowing they will get the job done right and not over charge. Thank you again Alex!!!

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Awesome! I called for an appointment for a minor repair, and they gave me a time to come in a couple of hours later. They immediately and effectively attended to the repair. I will certainly return to them in the future to care for my Subaru. What a great experience!

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Marcello was quick and efficient...I was in and out within 20 mins. A very pleasant experience.

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Needed my blinker fixed in a hurry today. They were very quick and prompt with their service. I highly recommend them. They were very courteous and well priced.

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10/10 - very professional , straight forward and honest to deal with . A rare find in today's auto industry . Alex and Peter were great to deal with and can't recommend highly enough .

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Peter and the gang were awesome! I have a "87" Westy with a "92" Subaru conversion. And idle issues that resulted in not passing Smog. Not for the timid, and they knocked it out of the park. Over the years, lots of well-recommended local mechanics attempted at fixing the Westy; the outcome was bills with little to anything to show for it. Thanks guys, we love our buggy.

Cheers!

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Peter is awesome!!! They looked at my car only told me what I needed to do and didn't try to pressure me to do anything else. I will continue to take all of my vehicles here. Such great customer service!!!

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Went here again for an oil change. Peter is so honest explained about my check engine light and did not charge or push extra service on me. Will keep bringing our cars in this place is awesome.

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I have been going to Peter and his team for over 10 years now. I cannot say enough good things about this shop. The most important point I will stress is - they are trustworthy. I have been impressed with how many times Peter has found an issue to be something simple and he fixed it on the spot and he didn't even charge me. (Any other shop would have found "something" and charged me for an expensive repair.) I have also never once been disappointed with the quality of work. Peter and his team have always been able to find the problem and fix it right the first time.

I have referred many friends to Encinitas Automotive Repair and I will continue to recommend them to others for the high quality work they perform and the honest approach that they use. Thank you Peter and team! 5+++++ STARS!

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Peter and his crew are amazing! I have been coming here for many years and I am always impressed with their diagnostic skills and follow through as well as their friendly and competent service. Reasonable rates and a AAA referred site. You won't be disappointed!

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I have been going to these guys for years....they do excellent work and truly care for their customers. Honest --- Reliable --- Great at diagnosis--- and repair!

I was prepared to hear that I definitely needed a brake Job during my latest service ....they could have easily confirmed my suspicions but Peter said that the brakes were still fine....so I was able to get some other minor work done and still save money.

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Our family has been going to Encinitas Automotive for the past 15 years; Peter has taken care of all our cars with honesty and professional workmanship. We have recommended our friends to EA, and they also have been very pleased.

We appreciate you very much!

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I have been going to Encinitas Automotive for several years. They are honest and trustworthy and do great work.

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Been here 4 times but for 3 different cars over the past year. So far so good. They are so fast! And I felt like they aren't trying to rip you off. The guy insisted I look at the rotors he had to replace because I think he thought I didn't believe him or he was just that thorough on his transparency with the customer. I'll be back!!

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I was visiting from out of town and had burned out bulbs. They got me right in, not only checked all bulbs but also the fluids to make sure we had a safe trip home! Great service!! Thank you!!

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I've had a string of bad luck recently with two auto accidents among other things. I thought my bad luck streak was continuing when I was driving back from Irvine from a day of camping on the coast. As I was heading down the 5 my suddenly shut off. All power was lost. No power steering, no breaks, no engine. The battery had completely died. Fortunately traffic was slow and I was able to roll to the left shoulder and called AAA. Fortunately for us AAA dropped us off at this location. The owner (unfortunately I can't remember his name) was incredibly friendly and helpful. We agreed to the diagnostic fee and he informed us it might take a day or two since they were about to close. After a quick diagnosis they found the battery terminal actually came loose and that was it! They even did a quick batter test for us to make sure everything was in good health. Owner was super friendly and waived all fees and wished us a safe trip home. Now that's service!! Highly recommend the honestly and integrity of the owner and the people that work here.

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Fast, friendly service. Excellent results. I would recommend these folks highly. They made my Honda Accord look like new again after a rear end collision.

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I want to give this place 5 +++ stars. Peter is a trustworthy, honest, and helpful mechanic.

I was driving home from SD to LA yesterday and my engine started smoking on the 5 freeway, I yelped Peter's auto shop and saw good reviews and went to him right away. He inspected my vehicle and took really good care of me. I was very distressed and not sure if I was going to make it home in my '99 Toyota Camry but he made sure I felt safe and could make it home safely and gave me advice on how to take care of it.

I highly recommend. Thanks again Peter.

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I took two separate land cruisers in, one for brakes and then one for mis-firing issue. They did a fantastic job on the brakes for the 1998. On the mis-firing problem they checked everything and boiled it down to the Electronic Control Unit. The cost for the unit was around $1200 and they were very honest in saying that they had no way for certain to ensure this was the problem, but would do the work. They went as far as to recommend going to the dealer just to be safe. This is an amazing shop, very honest and super knowledgeable. I will be taking all other cars back when they need service.

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Took my car in for a oil change and smog test. This place is awesome! Definitely would recommend this place to all of my friends.

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I come here for my smog checks and oil changes, usually by Marcelo, and I will never go anywhere else!! Not only are they fast and efficient, but their prices are the best I've seen in my area. They are also AAA approved! As a female it's hard to find people in this industry who won't take advantage of you, but they sit you down and go over all the pricing with you. I've never felt pressured to make a purchase I was unsure of. Definitely a friendly and trustworthy company

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Service with a smile. These guys are very friendly and knowledgeable. They get the job done in a timely manner. No wonder they are always busy. Call ahead to set up an appointment. I highly recommend taking your car for repair or maintenance to this 2+ century old automotive repair shop.

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Marcelo is the one who helped me withy car very nice man and he helped me get my oil into my car and he helped me with rotating my wheels and other things as well to make my car safe

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AAA recommended this repair shop when my starter broke nearby. Had it towed there and they were fast and very reasonable. I take all of my cars there now for just about anything. Alex was very friendly and inspected all of the things I listed I thought might have problems with. I will use them again.

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They are open on the weekend, just call and confirm. I went to get a diagnostic test done since there was a light on my car. They told me it was on because I hadn't put the gas cap correctly. They taught me how to do it and they did not charge me. I will definitely be going back if anything comes up in my car again.

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Had a horrible experience with another shop that I would use when I didn't have time to do the work myself. Checked on yelp and liked the reviews I saw. Arrived first thing this morning when they opened and had the pleasure of meeting Alex. He got my wifes car in right away and the total came in below what he originally estimated. Would gladly use them again

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Oil pressure gauge light was on in my car for the last couple of months. In addition to that, the gauge needle was jumping around from 0 to Max rapidly. So, I thought it was the time to go and have someone check it out.

The problem was about the oil pressure gauge switch. I took my car there in the morning and a few hours later it was ready to go. Peter was nice and helpful. Hopefully not, but if I have to go to a repair shop anytime in near future, I would come back here again.

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I've been looking for a great "Family" mechanic like the one our family had growing up. Someone you could trust and rely on making the repairs at the right time to keep your car on the road. Thanks to yelp I found one. Alex was wonderful and a straight shooter. No nonsense. Goodbye dealership!

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Amazing place! Great service, super friendly staff. I was in and out in 15 minutes for my smog test! They definitely getting added to the rolodex!

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Been going to Alex and Peter for 10 years. Awesome service, always under budget, and great people. ENC automotive every time!

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My car recently had the check engine light turn on so I was looking for a place to get my car fixed. I am new to the Encinitas area after transplanting from the east coast so I decided to give this place a try.

I was very fortunate to find this place since the mechanic, Peter was more than helpful. He is very honest and I would highly recommend him to everyone.

Personally, I am very happy to find a new honest mechanic near my new hometown. If my car runs into any other issues, I know exactly where to take it.

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GREAT SERVICE!!!! I worked closely with Peter at Encinitas Automotive Repair. He first helped me determine what kind of vehicle would be good to purchase with a higher mileage based on reliability. He was so kind and spoke to me for at least 20 mins. We ended buying a Ford Expedition that had a mechanical issue. When I brought Peter the vehicle to check out, he found that the engine needed new coils and did not charge us for the inspection. They got the coils replaced in less than a day and the charge was LESSS than the estimate. AMAZING! Our Ford Expedition runs perfectly now and I feel like Peter is the most fair and honest repair shop owner I have ever worked with. My mom has also been going to him for awhile as well as a few neighbors and coworkers. They all say Encinitas Automotive Repair is the best place they have been!

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Wow ! ! Where to begin. I honestly was so apprehensive about going anywhere and being "ripped off" like so many other times in my life, as a woman and no knowledge of auto repair work AND even calling every friend for advise -- No one could recommend anyone, except for my boss said to "YELP" As he is from Boston and only goes on yelp to find any service. I have never before... BUT will from now on. Not only am I a single very hard working mom but have had nothing but being "taken" all my life because of it. So now to make a long story short-- I first called and spoke with Alex... who was so nice and accommodating and got me right in. Then I got nothing but the kindest service ever expected once I arrived. I met the owner and all the guys and could not ask for a better feeling because I was so stressed out because of the problems with my SUV not being able to pass smog and all the money it was costing me all the other places I went to who "could not help me" except for WAY TOO MUCH $ . Alex was nothing but the most personable and kind man in any situation... let alone this one. I honestly had a hard time even believing all the wonderful comments on here( YELP) before I went.......... but now understand AND then some. Thank you so much for all you did (even cleaned my windshield) I would say "I can't wait to come back"- but that would be pushing it. In all honesty though if and when I need any service for my car... it will be there with you guys!!! I will also be bringing in a "thank you" gift for you all soon! God bless you AND THANK YOU. I do believe it was the power of prayer. (: Sincerely, Elizabeth Ott Nanny and doggy-RESCUE daycare owner.

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I took my jeep in that needed some work, and Alex was super explanatory, honest, and experienced.

I would definitely recommend this place for their next vehicle maintanance...my customer service experience was awesome.

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I took my car in to replace the A/C and Alex was very helpful in giving me all of my options, even if it would mean him not making as much money. The work was done quickly and the price was reasonable. I even got a AAA discount! I will definitely return to Alex when my car needs other work.

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Encinitas Auto was a lifesaver. My alternator died late on a Thurs. night (in the middle of traffic in a turn lane) and per AAA's recommendation, the car was towed to Encinitas Auto. I received a call first thing the next morning, the situation was assessed, and the alternator replaced. They also made some suggestions for other things that needed repaired; such as, new brake pads and a much needed oil change. They had my car back to me by 12:30 that day in time for me to pick up the car and make my flight for the weekend.

Reliable, professional and reasonable priced. Highly recommend them.

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Excellent! Alex and his staff were extremely professional, helpful, and accommodated my time. My Honda needed a scheduled service and Yelp reviews help me find this business. My car was serviced as promised, faster than I even expected. They were courteous, explained everything to me and had me out the door early.

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Alex and the guys are the most trustworthy, reliable auto mechanics I have ever met. There have been multiple times where I have brought the car in, and they fix something minor for no charge at all. When there are bigger problems, they offer me a competitive price, or explain where I can get the parts elsewhere for cheaper. I don't usually write yelp reviews, but there guys deserve it

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Encinitas Automotive Repair is exactly what you want in an auto repair shop. I have brought my car here multiple times and each time they are clear with communication, give a fair price, and are quick with their repairs. After having gone to not as great shops in the past it is so refreshing to know that my car will be taken care of quickly and easily. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else again.

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Alex and his team work quickly and will take good care of your car. Very reasonable, trustworthy and you will not get any unnecessary repairs.

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I had some problems with my Mazda in September and it got towed to their shop. They were great to work with. They fixed the problem and they also did everything in a timely manner. I was also happy that I was able to get a discount with my AAA card. I would highly recommend them, now they are my go to place for all of my cars needs!

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TERRIFIC experience today with a smog check. They were right on time (even though I was a bit early) and took my car right in and it was completed in less than 20 min. Great discount with AAA too...in fact that's who referred me. I'm going back here every time...much more professional, and frankly, more intelligent, than the several places I called to comparison shop. Nobody else was any less expensive either!

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I took my old car in that hadn't had any work done on it in a couple of years. They were very reasonable and helpful. Checked it over, didn't suggest a lot of work that i didn't need, and kept the bill under $100 including the smog check.

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Took my car there when I was having a problem with it overheating. They stayed within the quote and kept me well informed along the way. They told me what was wrong, why it was causing the problem and why they need to do what they did. They were very knowledgeable and seemed very genuine. When I picked up my car they showed me the broken parts and why they needed to be replaced. They called to check in after and make sure it was running fine.

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My car was towed to their shop when my timing belt broke. Alex, was great..his estimate was on the money and the car was done when promised. Thank you guys

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I am very happy with the work that Alex and his team did on my car recently. It overheated and I had a feeling I was in for an expensive repair. He was hundreds less than the dealer, did a great job explaining exactly what I needed and repaired it the same day. I love the fact that you get to deal with someone that actually works on the car and has tons of knowledge. I used to only take my cars to the dealer but I am going to make Encinitas Automotive my preferred stop.

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I moved to the area in 2009 and was looking for an honest mechanic who preformed quality work. I was recommended to Alex at Encinitas Automotive. I use him regularly now. The work was done properly and the price was very fair. I would highly recommend Encinitas Automotive for anyone looking for a quality mechanic. NO surprises, just good communication and quality work at a fair price.

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When my last mechanic moved much further north into Vista, I looked around for a new trustworthy and honest mechanic in the Encinitas area. I was recommended to talk to Alex at Encinitas Automotive. They work fast and they don't try to ding me for "extra repairs" like I've had other shops try to do.

I would recommend them, and I have done so for a few friends.

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Straightforward work. They find what's wrong, don't try to fix what's not and don't charge too much. I appreciate when they tell me there's nothing wrong with the hula-mobile even when I complain ("lady, it's 8 years old, it's gonna make noises"). They look for the problem behind my vague descriptions and make it all better! I can make the drive up I-5 with confidence after having these guys check out the minivan.

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