Cornerstone Automotive

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477 N El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92054
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8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 2:00pm
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(760) 981-0085

Auto Repair Experience

  • Bruce Kropp , Owner
  • Established 2005
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 42 Years of Car Repair Experience


Cornerstone Automotive has been serving the Oceanside community since 2005. This RepairPal Certified shop has built it's reputation on honesty. This was verified during our unbiased review of their most recent customers who described this team as reasonable, efficient, trustworthy, timely, and fair. Cornerstone features a team of very experienced professionals who are ASE Certified and take the time to attend the training that is require to ensure that your vehicle is fixed right the first time. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. They back their work with an amazing 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, loaner vehicles, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Bruce Kropp , Owner
  • Established 2005
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 42 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • Service & Repair


  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • 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
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Overall Rating

25 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerAugust 02, 2014

Great repair at a fair price. Bruce always provides me with my military discount.

Verified CustomerAugust 02, 2014

Been going for long time n always satisfied with their services. Highly recommended.

Verified CustomerAugust 01, 2014

They did a great job on getting my car ready to be sold.

July 23, 2014

I had been quoted a price and when I asked how much when they finished it was 50 dollars more. It was a basic job, just wheel bearings. I told then what I had been quoted and they did adjust it but on a simple job like that, for me that's a bit of a flag with mechanics. I asked them to leave my keys in a place so I could pick my car up due to my commute and job schedule. I had paid over the phone and when I got to the shop, my keys were not there, and my door was unlocked. It was a huge inconvenience and was my first experience. They did take the car to my house for me and have me movie tickets but it makes me nervous that I cannot depend on them to deliver when I need them to.

Verified CustomerJuly 16, 2014

They came highly recommended to me and my experience with them has been very pleasant. I found them to be a company of high integrity and trustworthy. They explained everything to me that I needed done to my car and why. Also let me know if it was safe to delay certain things til later. I was provided transportation home and back so I didn't have to wait. I really like their monthly newsletters and especially appreciate their special offers.

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Verified CustomerJuly 14, 2014

I brought my car in to have an over sized drain plug (placed by Cornerstone) inspected for damage to pan. Previous mechanic had to "suck" the oil out for fear of stripping the pan. When I picked my car up I was overcharged for oil change, approximately $35; Bruce's response was "that's what the other guy charged you" ... the previous guy had to "suck the oil out". I thought Bruce was trustworthy, his business claims to be Christian, but I no longer believe that. I will never use him again, or recommend him to anyone.

Verified CustomerJuly 03, 2014

Great customer service.

Verified CustomerJune 30, 2014

Good service. Friendly staff.

Verified CustomerJune 28, 2014

They provide excellent work, are great people, and I trust them with my car completely.

Verified CustomerJune 27, 2014

Excellent team, from customer service to technicians. All around outstanding visit.

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Verified CustomerMay 20, 2014

Excellent service.

Verified CustomerMay 19, 2014

Attention to detail with good prices.

Verified CustomerMay 19, 2014

They give you a fair price for repairs.

Verified CustomerMay 16, 2014

Great customer service.

Verified CustomerMay 12, 2014

Customer Service is great. The staff is friendly and honest. There are very thorough in explaining problems and what is needed for repair.

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Verified CustomerMay 08, 2014

They are efficient, reasonable, and provide excellent service.

Verified CustomerApril 30, 2014

Bruce et al have given me the very best of service and fairness with warranties.

Verified CustomerApril 16, 2014

Friendly and good customer service. They provided accurate vehicle diagnosis and offered reasonable repair costs.

Verified CustomerApril 10, 2014

Great service, nice people, know what they are doing, and have a clean shop.

Verified CustomerApril 05, 2014

They give me good service.

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Verified CustomerMarch 28, 2014

You are very fair and timely.

March 28, 2014

Not very nice waiting area, very dirty but overall good service.

Verified CustomerMarch 26, 2014

After 10 years with Cornerstone, I would not take my vehicles to anyplace else.

March 24, 2014

Slow service.

Verified CustomerFebruary 18, 2014

Honest, straight to the point diagnosis.

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October 16, 2009

Well I've lived in Oceanside for 7 years now and thus far this is the best shop I've found. I always bring my car's here if its possible anymore.
I have several repairs done by them and it has always been quality work at a fair price.
On more than one occasion I've essentially had them tell me they can't find anything wrong and it all turns out to just be nothing which is always good. Much better than the alternative of just coming up with something to say that is wrong when it's really nothing and doing unnecessary work.
Finding a decent mechanic you can trust is difficult at best and usually takes a few visits before you really know for sure. I'd say I've been here a half dozen times at least and they never disappoint. If you need a mechanic go see them, they will give it to you straight.
I've also been to carr's right up the street and needless to say I won't be back to see them again. You can checkout the reviews on Google and will clearly see why.
After 7 years I have my goto mechanic. Give them a try and you'll probably have your's as well.

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