Miramar Automotive

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9499 Kearny Villa Rd #109
San Diego, CA 92126 USA
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28 Verified Reviews

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.


Toyota Front Strut Replacement Details

The front suspension strut—also referred to as a MacPherson strut—combines a shock absorber and coil spring into one assembly. This reduces the weight of the components and saves space, providing a lighter and more compact suspension system.

Common Symptoms:

  • Vehicle may feel unsettled over bumps
  • Vehicle may continue to bounce more than normal after a bump
  • Knocking noises
  • Oil leaking from strut
  • Uneven tire wear

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • We recommend that struts be replaced in pairs, front and/or rear
  • We recommend replacement of the upper strut bearings/bushings along with the struts
  • Prior to replacement of the struts, a full inspection of the steering and suspension should be performed to identify any needed repairs. This will cut down on the labor costs when compared to replacing the worn parts separately.
  • We recommend a four-wheel alignment when struts are replaced. The new struts can change the vehicle's ride height, which will change the wheel alignment.

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


  • NAPA
  • iATN

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.


Overall Rating

28 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2014

Professional and no nonsense.

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2014

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

by - Verified Customer January 27, 2014

Great service.

by - Verified Customer January 23, 2014

The service is amazing!

by - Verified Customer January 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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by - Verified Customer January 13, 2014

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

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2014

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

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2014

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

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2014

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

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2014

Fair and competent.

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by - Verified Customer January 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.

by - Verified Customer December 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.

by - Verified Customer December 31, 2013

I like and trust the owner.

by - Verified Customer December 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.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2013

Friendly, efficient, fast service. Reasonable price.

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by - Verified Customer December 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.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer December 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.

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2013

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

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by - Verified Customer December 06, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer December 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!

by - Verified Customer November 26, 2013

Great honest customer service.

by - Verified Customer November 15, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer November 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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by - Verified Customer November 11, 2013

Excellent customer service professional personal.

by - Verified Customer November 11, 2013

Very friendly, knowledgeable, trustworthy staff.

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