Precision Tune Auto Care 230-07
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1191 E Main St
El Cajon, CA 92021 USA
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8:00am to 6:00pm
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Auto Repair Experience

  • Manny Sarangi, Manager
  • Established 1997
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience

The El Cajon location of Precision Tune Auto Care has been serving the local community since 1997. 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”, “polite”, “dependable”, “helpful”, and "professional". This location features a team of automotive technicians with and excellent mix of experience, ongoing training and ASE certifications. They are well equipped to handle repairs ranging from tires and wheel alignment, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnoses and repair, to state smog inspections, 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 & loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, weekend business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Toyota Alternator Replacement Details

The alternator produces the electrical power needed to recharge the battery and power the vehicle’s electrical system while the engine is running.

Common Symptoms:

  • Battery warning light may illuminate
  • Engine stalls while driving due to loss of electrical power
  • Dimming of the dashboard and head lights
  • Problems starting the vehicle
  • Repeated need to jump start the vehicle due to dead battery
  • Abnormal noise

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • The entire starting and charging system should be inspected before replacing the alternator to eliminate other problems that may be affecting the alternator's performance. For instance, a weak battery and/or battery cables can result in a failed alternator test.
  • The alternator belt may be partially or totally removed while replacing the alternator, so if it shows signs of wear, this is a good time to replace it

Auto Repair Experience

  • Manny Sarangi, Manager
  • Established 1997
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

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

Message from the Shop

Precision Tune Auto Care is the fast, convenient and affordable solution to all of your car repair and routine vehicle maintenance needs. We are regularly featured on Channel 10 as a trusted car repair resource.


Overall Rating

40 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by - Verified Customer September 11, 2016

I had very good service here.

by - Verified Customer September 10, 2016

Fast fun and friendly!

by - Verified Customer September 02, 2016

It was a great service. They got my car back and done in a timely manner. Even put air in my tires.

by - Verified Customer September 02, 2016

I received excellent service there and my car was well taken care of.

by - Verified Customer June 03, 2016

No problems and fast service

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by - Verified Customer June 02, 2016

They were very friendly and extremely helpful.

by June 01, 2016

Very good like always.

by - Verified Customer May 30, 2016

Over the last 18 years, personal service, honesty, integrity, and value have been a straight 10...11 if I could give it.

by - Verified Customer May 28, 2016

Fast an friendly.

by - Verified Customer May 28, 2016

I brought car in for what I thought was a belt noise and ended up with cracked head gasket and in need of new timing belt and water pump because initial bad water pump was diagnosed as a bad thermostat.

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by - Verified Customer May 24, 2016

Fast, friendly, and reliable!

by May 24, 2016

They were fast.

by July 08, 2015

Great service, great staff.

by - Verified Customer July 08, 2015

Very trustworthy and fast services.

by - Verified Customer July 06, 2015

I have always received excellent and prompt service.

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by - Verified Customer July 03, 2015

Fast, honest, dependable and family atmosphere.

by - Verified Customer July 03, 2015

Good people and service.

by - Verified Customer July 03, 2015

I love this place. Always great service.

by - Verified Customer July 01, 2015

You guys are always polite, efficient and fast.

by - Verified Customer June 30, 2015

Good service, not to expensive.

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by - Verified Customer June 27, 2015

The customer service, expertise and honesty provided by the Precision management and employees made my experience extremely positive.

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2015

Friendly professional people work there!

by - Verified Customer June 24, 2015

Precision Tune goes a step above to make sure you understand what work is needed on your car, and they are very courteous.

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2015

Ken and the rest of the staff give you the feeling that they care about you.

by - Verified Customer June 19, 2015

Attendants are extremely friendly and helpful and the service is great.

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by June 19, 2015

I like the service but the wait is very long. They should make appointments to avoid this.

by - Verified Customer June 17, 2015

I and my husband have used them for smog checks many times and have had great and courteous service every time.

by - Verified Customer June 16, 2015

Customer service is great.

by - Verified Customer June 15, 2015

Good price and good service.

by June 14, 2015

Good service.

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by June 13, 2015

Your tech`s should wear gloves when entering our vehicle. Right around where the door handle were grease marks. I have responded before to your survey. last time your tech`s never put valve stem covers when they get done checking air pressure. pretty annoying, I have lost a couple of stems at your shop before.

by - Verified Customer June 12, 2015

Great place to get work done on vehicles. very honest mechanics, fair & competitive prices. Pretty busy at times on certain days at certain times of day. It may be "out of the way" for some to get service done on their vehicles. I have been going here for over 6 years & I like the work along with the honesty and integrity this business has with their customers!

by - Verified Customer June 11, 2015

They check every thing in my car.

by - Verified Customer June 11, 2015

Great folks and good service.

by - Verified Customer June 10, 2015

Fast, friendly and have coupons.

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by - Verified Customer June 09, 2015

Good people and great service.

by June 08, 2015

They are courteous, always lets me know what may be required for next service. Never pressured, recommendations but never pressured.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2015

Honest & dependable people.

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