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Alternative Automotive

RepairPal Certified Shop in Escondido

Alternative Automotive

135 Verified Reviews
(760) 292-2534
137 S Vinewood St
Escondido, CA 92029 USA
"Very awesome service love how friendly everyone is!"
— Tori, a Verified Customer
Hours
Su
Closed
M-F
8:00am to 5:00pm
S
Closed
Auto Repair Experience
  • Steven Rabideau, Owner
  • Established 1995
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 38 Years of Car Repair Experience
Alternative Automotive Reviews
135 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 128reviews
Tom
11/09/17
Verified Customer
I had an intermittent starting problem that was difficult to diagnose but rather than just replacing parts randomly they took the time to identify the problem and only replace the parts that were needed. I really appreciate the service I received from the Alternative Automotive team much better than what I received from the dealer where I originally took the vehicle. Thanks again.
Jeremy
10/25/17
Verified Customer
Steve, Omar and staff made me feel very comfortable leaving my vehicles in their care and they did a great job.
Mike
10/23/17
Verified Customer
You've served my one car for about 250,000 miles and it's still running well. Thanks!
Gail
10/10/17
Verified Customer
Per usual, I always have had excellent & fair service from Alt. Automotive. They keep my Camry running very well!!
Jesse
10/05/17
Verified Customer
Omar explained everything to me and all was completed as agreed Thanks!
Lisa
10/02/17
Verified Customer
I've been coming to this shop for many years because I know I will be treated fairly and with respect. They help me understand upcoming maintenance so I can plan for them in the future and fit them into my budget. They are the best!
David
09/20/17
Verified Customer
First time going here. Had a great experience. Will be back!
Pam
09/10/17
Verified Customer
I trust this shop every time I need something done with any of my cars.
Jill
09/05/17
Verified Customer
We believe this is a reputable auto repair shop. The communication is good. A mistake was made in predicting when a part would be available for repairs needed and that then required another day of rental car for us. In a perfect scenario, the repair shop should have offered to compensate us for the miscalculation that ended up costing us more money. We feel this is an honest shop that communicates well. Sometimes the price is on the higher end though.
Diane
08/28/17
Verified Customer
good, but not having Steve there to run things by, I felt somewhat unsettled.
Jeff
08/23/17
Verified Customer
Friendly and honest
Richard
08/17/17
Verified Customer
Went in for my oil change, the front brakes needed to replaced and were, and I was happily on my way in an expedient way, Thank you! Alternative Auto has always looked out for me for over 20 years.
Sharon
08/15/17
Verified Customer
My recent experience was very pleasant. Omar did a great job explaining my problem.
Dave
08/13/17
Verified Customer
I always feel like I'm not being taken advantage of for unnecessary repairs, which is hard to find in this day of cheating everyone toucan for an extra buck.
Ken
08/17/17
Verified Customer
great, I will be back!!!
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RepairPal Scorecard
92
Overall Quality Score
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12-month / 12,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
99
Tools & Equipment
87
Customer Service
92
Customer Amenities
93
Alternative Automotive has been serving the Escondido area since 1995. 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”, “courteous”, “outstanding”, “professional”, and “superb”. This location features a team of automotive professionals with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training, and ASE certifications. An investment in tools and equipment helps make them capable of repairs ranging from check engine light diagnoses and repair, to minor and major mechanical repairs, 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 vehicles, early bird drop-off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.
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Message From the Shop
“Leading the Way in Quality Service” For Foreign and Domestic we consider ourselves the standard bearer for local auto repair shops. We’re strong in diagnostic services, strong in maintenance service plans, and strong in quality auto repairs.
Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
Amenities
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • 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
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What verified customers have to say about Alternative Automotive
Would recommend to a friend
100%
Car was ready when promised
99%
Did not feel sales pressure
100%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
100%
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