Alternative Automotive

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alternativeautoappts@gmail.com
137 S Vinewood St
Escondido, CA 92029 USA
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37 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Steven Rabideau, Owner
  • Established 1995
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 38 Years of Car Repair Experience
RepairPal Scorecard

Alternative Automotive has been serving the Escondido area since 1995. This RepairPal Certified shop strives to stay on top of the latest technologies and to be a leader in the local community by providing the highest level of automotive repair coupled with the best customer service. Our review of this shop revealed they are achieving this goal. Recent customers describe this team as “honest”, “courteous”, “outstanding”, “professional”, and “superb”. This location features a team of automotive professionals with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training, and ASE certifications. An investment in tools and equipment helps make them capable of repairs ranging from check engine light diagnoses and repair, to minor and major mechanical repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, rental vehicles, early bird drop-off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.

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Auto Repair Experience

  • Steven Rabideau, Owner
  • Established 1995
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 38 Years of Car Repair Experience

Specialties

  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair

Amenities

  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Reviews

Overall Rating

37 Verified Reviews
by - Verified Customer September 09, 2016

Very awesome service love how friendly everyone is!

by - Verified Customer September 09, 2016

Excellent service.

by - Verified Customer August 31, 2016

I was bummed when it added up and got so expensive, but I trust them with my old Toyota.

by - Verified Customer August 29, 2016

Always pleasant and work is done in a timely fashion.

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2016

I take our cars to Alternative Automotive regularly. I really like how they give an honest opinion repairs and maintenance things coming up, so we have an idea when to expect the repairs and how much they will be. They also tell me which repairs are critical for safety and which ones can wait if necessary.

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by - Verified Customer August 24, 2016

Excellent, friendly customer service. Quality service - car runs great.

by - Verified Customer August 23, 2016

Honest and friendly mechanics.

by - Verified Customer August 19, 2016

Easy to work with and won't leave you hanging.

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2016

Very prompt. waited for the vehicle and they had it serviced in the time they stated.

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2016

Prompt service. Expert diagnosis. Rapid resolution. Reasonable price.

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by - Verified Customer August 16, 2016

Kept me involved as the problem was identified with alternative solutions.

by - Verified Customer August 15, 2016

Good quality parts and workmanship performed by well-trained mechanics.

by - Verified Customer August 11, 2016

Excellent service.

by August 11, 2016

Steve took great care of us - as always.

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2016

Always get great service. Very honest.

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by - Verified Customer August 08, 2016

Courteous, fast, honest.

by - Verified Customer August 04, 2016

My Camry runs like a well-maintained watch.

by - Verified Customer August 01, 2016

I have never been dissatisfied.

by - Verified Customer July 22, 2016

Had my Lexus serviced here for 15000 mile checkup and my service was performed in minimal time and at 50% less than the Lexus dealership.

by - Verified Customer July 20, 2016

WORK WAS DONE EXTREMELY WELL AND WAS TOTALY SATISFIED WITH ALL THE WORK.

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by - Verified Customer July 18, 2016

These guys are great! Honest and excellent!

by - Verified Customer July 12, 2016

Very courteous people.

by - Verified Customer July 12, 2016

They take very good care of my car. Never try to sell me the store, just what needs to be taken care of for safety reason.

by - Verified Customer July 08, 2016

Friendly service and very professional.

by - Verified Customer July 08, 2016

I love this shop.

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by - Verified Customer June 22, 2016

Everyone there made me feel welcome and informed me of all repairs before they were initiated.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2016

Very helpful and professional, they even rent you a car!

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2016

Excellent service. Explain everything, don't try to sell you work you don't need to have done & Steve provides a rental car (Avis) for major work if your car will be in the shop for a couple of days.

by - Verified Customer June 03, 2016

Professional and competent at a ressonble price.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2016

Fast and they charged what was quoted.

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by - Verified Customer May 24, 2016

They get the job done in a reasonable amount of time in a professional manner, are reasonably priced, give fair and accurate recommendations and help out in a pinch if necessary.

by - Verified Customer May 04, 2016

Superb attention to customer service and satisfaction. Always on time.

by - Verified Customer April 21, 2016

Service is prompt and pricing is competitive.

by - Verified Customer April 14, 2016

Good and effective service with honesty and high integrity.

by - Verified Customer April 01, 2016

This shop is a must go for quality and professional work on your Toyota. A very clean and friendly down home auto shop that gets the job done and done right.

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by - Verified Customer March 31, 2016

Quality work, fair prices.

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2016

Regular maintenance on car. Outstanding as usual.

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