Miramar Automotive

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9499 Kearny Villa Rd #109
San Diego, CA 92126
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7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
9:00am to 4:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
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(858) 810-6390

Auto Repair Experience

  • Al Ponte, Owner
  • Established 2013
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 35 Years of Car Repair Experience


Miramar Automotive was established in 2013 and has worked very hard to established itself as a top quality automotive repair faculty. This effort was verified in our unbiased survey of their recent customers where they scored very well. Tim Livingston, the owner, has assembled a staff of experienced professional technicians who work hard to make sure they are able to provide good quality automotive service and repairs. They have at their disposal the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that is needed to make professional repairs to your modern vehicle. These repairs include check engine light diagnosis, minor and major services, and repairs ranging from timing belt and water pump replacement to brakes and suspension work. They back their work with a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, loaner vehicles, rental cars, early bird drop off, Saturday hours, and a clean comfortable waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Al Ponte, Owner
  • Established 2013
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 35 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • 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

Message from the Shop

Full service auto care with a customer focus. We just try harder than everyone else, its that simple. We offer a 24 month and 24,000 mile warranty for peace of mind on all of our repairs.

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Overall Rating

28 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerFebruary 05, 2014

Professional and no nonsense.

Verified CustomerJanuary 31, 2014

Good communication from Tim and John. Repair wasn't perfect but a good job overall.

Verified CustomerJanuary 27, 2014

Great service.

Verified CustomerJanuary 23, 2014

The service is amazing!

Verified CustomerJanuary 21, 2014

The service first of all was quick and painless, replaced my axel and motor mount in one day! I've also gotten an oil change for both my car and my boyfriends also very fast! The customer service is great! I could definitely say I was a difficult customer with insurance run arounds and everything and the staff was nice, understanding and very accommodating!

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Verified CustomerJanuary 13, 2014

I have been going there for about 4 years and have always received excellent service.

Verified CustomerJanuary 11, 2014

I have taken my vehicle to Miramar Automotive. They do an excellent job on your car. Also very friendly people.

Verified CustomerJanuary 08, 2014

Good, honest, reasonably priced service. We are 20+ year customers!

Verified CustomerJanuary 08, 2014

Excellent customer service, easy to get a no-appointment walk-in, fast and honest diagnosis.

Verified CustomerJanuary 02, 2014

Fair and competent.

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Verified CustomerJanuary 02, 2014

I had the drivers-side electric window mechanism repaired but a day later it started rattling inside the door. I have not taken it back yet but their work is under warranty so I am assuming that they will fix it for free. Nevertheless, it should have been done right the first time. Service was fairly quick and on short notice so that was good.

Verified CustomerDecember 31, 2013

Service provided was completed with excellent skill and knowledge of repairs required. Service was conducted in professional manner with convenient and friendly service. Service manager has exceptional knowledge of vehicle maintenance.

Verified CustomerDecember 31, 2013

I like and trust the owner.

Verified CustomerDecember 30, 2013

Excellent customer service. Explanations of the issues tailored well to knowledge level. They provide repair options, what can be put off or needs immediate attention, and potential consequences of each repair option, including not doing anything. No pressure/upsell for repairs.

Verified CustomerDecember 28, 2013

Friendly, efficient, fast service. Reasonable price.

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Verified CustomerDecember 27, 2013

Honest/straight-forward estimate Fast/quality work. Small add-ons (hook-ups, i.e. fixed crack in washer fluid container while working on something else at no charge) that build relationship.

Verified CustomerDecember 22, 2013

We have been going there for years. It is under new management but we are very happy with them as well.

Verified CustomerDecember 19, 2013

I have been going there for a decade. They recently changed ownership and the service is just as outstanding. They really try hard to be of assistance.

Verified CustomerDecember 19, 2013

They are pleasant, clean, efficient, and reasonably priced.

Verified CustomerDecember 17, 2013

They were fast and friendly! Even clean some parts that had leaked oil.

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Verified CustomerDecember 06, 2013

They are very reliable and honest. They don't try to rip you off. They are very professional and polite.

Verified CustomerDecember 04, 2013

Service was excellent despite a supplier sending brake pads that would not brake in properly. Immediately they took the car back and replaced with a different supplier w/o charge or delay. I believe my 2005 Infiniti FX35 now has the best brake it has ever had, including original factory brakes. Great job!

Verified CustomerNovember 26, 2013

Great honest customer service.

Verified CustomerNovember 15, 2013

Courteous and took time to explain what needed to be fixed before fixing. Nice waiting area with drinks and snacks provided.

Verified CustomerNovember 15, 2013

They were very helpful and informative. Easy to understand. I felt that they are very honest. The customer service was awesome.

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Verified CustomerNovember 11, 2013

Excellent customer service professional personal.

Verified CustomerNovember 11, 2013

Very friendly, knowledgeable, trustworthy staff.

May 04, 2015

Shop is awesome. Honest, thorough and reasonable prices. Estimates are clear and backed up with data, photos, and expert knowledge. Not pushy about optional repairs.

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