R&D Automotive

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175 Navajo St
San Marcos, CA 92078 USA
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 2:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(760) 472-5027
30 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Jim Raney, Owner
  • Established 2011
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 75 Years of Car Repair Experience

R&D Automotive was established in 2011 and has been providing the local community with quality automotive repair ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a very experienced and well trained team led by an ASE certified Master Technician. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to state smog inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “trustworthy”, “knowledgeable”, “professional”, and “friendly”. A local shuttle service, rental & loaner cars, early bird drop off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Jim Raney, Owner
  • Established 2011
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 75 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • 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

Overall Rating

30 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by - Verified Customer July 14, 2016

Great guys- easy drop off and pickup.

by - Verified Customer April 25, 2016

A wonderful job was done and the service was outstanding.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2016

Jim and team are very friendly and honest.

by - Verified Customer February 29, 2016

Good shop.

by - Verified Customer February 18, 2016

I get good service, eventually.

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by - Verified Customer October 29, 2015

They are just trustworthy people and I feel like my car is going to get fixed correctly.

by October 20, 2015

The owner Jim was very humble, he was fair and extremely considerate and he worked very well with my schedule.

by - Verified Customer October 20, 2015

Service was great. Estimate and expectations stated upfront. I received continuous updates on progress. The owner was my primary contact.

by - Verified Customer October 19, 2015

They provided very fast service and they were very fairly priced. They also presented options for what needed to be done vs. what could have been done.

by - Verified Customer October 15, 2015

They are cool.

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by - Verified Customer October 06, 2015

We felt comfortable with the fact that we weren't taken advantage of, like can happen, and has happened to us in the past at other shops.

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2015

They are honest and fair.

by August 17, 2015

They have good service that you can depend on.

by - Verified Customer July 23, 2015

Honest, quick and quality service.

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2015

I was happy with the experience.

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by - Verified Customer June 19, 2015

I had an issue, popped in late in the day on Friday, and they were able to take care of it and have my car ready by that afternoon. This was very important as I was headed into the mountains and needed my truck!

by June 17, 2015

I find them to be honest, attentive, and competent.

by - Verified Customer June 12, 2015

The service was fast friendly, Price was fair and honest.

by - Verified Customer April 07, 2015

Great service.

by - Verified Customer March 10, 2015

They were quick, did good work & came recommended from my primary mechanic. R&D did my front end alignment.

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by - Verified Customer March 09, 2015

This is the very best automotive shop. They do what they say they will do, and in a short period of time.

by - Verified Customer February 16, 2015

R&D Automotive was recommended to me by another auto shop when I realized they could not service my Jeep. R&D accommodated me without notice and quickly diagnosed the problem with my headlights. They gave me options in solving my problem. Once I chose to have them proceed with the recommended repair, the quoted price was extremely reasonable. I have not experienced any issues with my headlights since.

by - Verified Customer February 03, 2015

They did a great job!

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2015

Honest shop that took time to explain what was wrong, and did not try to fix "everything".

by - Verified Customer June 18, 2014

R&D does good work and they are dependable and honest.

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by - Verified Customer April 29, 2014

They did the work in a timely manner and we're professional.

by - Verified Customer March 10, 2014

The are honest and knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2014

Jim is an honest guy.

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2014

Jim is very trustworthy! Hands down best auto repair place ever!!!!

by - Verified Customer January 07, 2014

Fair and honest.

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