Convoy Auto Repair

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Convoy Auto Repair
306 Verified Reviews
Convoy Auto Repair
306 Verified Reviews
(858) 348-5264
3909 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111 USA
7:30am to 5:30pm
7:30am to 5:00pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • David Ely, Owner
  • Established 1976
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 101 Years of Car Repair Experience

Convoy Auto Repair Reviews
(290 Ratings)
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Joe always takes good care of my car. I will always bring my car in to this shop. They treat me well and never treat me differently because I am a woman which is not always the case at other car shops.


My AC had not functioned for over a year. It was diagnosed and repaired quickly and at a very fair price. This was my first time at Convoy Auto but they have earned a new repeat customer.


Although the problem with my air conditioning was not immediately diagnosed the first time because of my car's AC's intermittent operation, I was still given an immediate feeling of trust and confidence speaking with Shaun and his team of professionals. And as promised, the problem was diagnosed and immediately resolved once found. Their pricing is very competitive and I highly recommend this team of professionals. Well done, thank you.


Great job as always. Been a customer for years.


Service, honesty and integrity are very appreciated, specially in this kind of business. Thanks. MS

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Convoy Auto Repair has been serving the San Diego area since 1976. Their employees are highly experienced: their four technicians have a combined 101 years of experience between them! They are also an ASE Blue Seal Facility with all of their technicians and service advisers holding multiple certifications. One service adviser and three technicians are also ASE Master Technicians. All of this talent, combined with excellent tools and diagnostic equipment, goes a long way to help assure your vehicle will be fixed right the first time.

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Our staff of 12 seasoned and experienced technicians are ASE certified and we hold the coveted BLUE SEAL OF EXCELLENCE that is awarded to establishments with 75% or more of their technicians ASE certified in each area of service they provide. We are 1 of only 139 such facilities currently in all of California.

The entire team at Convoy Auto Repair considers our facility to be the finest auto repair business in all of San Diego County. That’s not ego or misplaced bravado speaking. Car owners from all over the county have been telling us we’re the best for years. We’re finally ready to publicly acknowledge the fact that our hard work and dedication has made Convoy Auto Repair a place that is truly something special.

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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  • ASA
  • ASE Blue Seal
  • NAPA
  • iATN
Questions Answered by Convoy Auto Repair
I just had my brake shoes replaced and the...
Good question. In the handling of used brake pads and/or shoes they are considered hazardous waste as they may contain asbestos. Each shop independently decides how they chose to handle this material. Some pay to have them hauled away and some get paid to have them hauled away. If the fee was part of the total parts and labor quote you authorized (less sales tax) then it is perfectly legitimate. If it was added to the final bill is is not.
My question says it all... The check engi...
PO301 (Cylinder 1 misfire) can be caused by many different causes many of which requires testing to get to the root causes. Replacing the spark plugs is alway a good idea from a maintenance viewpoint and if simple a easy test to see if one of the plugs may be the problem. After that I would recommend to have your vehicle tested and not to spend additional time and expense for parts that may not fix the problem.
Yes, I would consider it dangerous. The light is warning the driver that in the event of a accident the air bag may not deploy. This, depending on the accident will lead to potential serious injuries to the driver and/or passengers
My front lights light low. I jump started ...
Based on the fact that the engine cranks eliminates the battery as a problem. Most likely it is some type of input signal that has gone bad or a fuel problem. Either way the vehicle will need to be diagnosed to make the correct repair recommendation.
When the shimmie is not present under that speed and goes away above that speed is almost always tire related. My recommendation is to have you tires inspected by Discount Tire, Balance as/if needed. Then if you still have concerns it will need inspected by a repair facility
I would like to know as to what is the rea...
All the national labor guides show 7.0 hour per side. The manuals all describe that cylinder head removal is required. I have just recently completed a left side manifold replacement on a 4.7 Tundra and there is a way to remove the manifold without removing the cylinder head. It is still quite difficult but can be accomplished in half the time and at a substantial savings over “book time”
I was told radiator was cracked and I paid...
This is a very reasonable price. It is on the low side of the Estimator if you use that as a range guideline. Be sure the products and labor have at least a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty.
My Buick is smoking white smoke from hood ...
Your description indicates that the vehicle will need to be towed for diagnosis and repairs. Based on your detailed description their are multiple possibilities may of which would not actually be considered major. If we can be of service we can be reached at 858-560-9131. David
I have a 2001 Mazda Miata and the passenge...
Always a hard question. Testing the vehicles power and grounds to the actual window switch is step #1. This verifies that the fuses are good, the wiring from the fuse panel to the switch is good and that the switch itself is good. Assuming all those test out the next step is to remove the door panel to test the window motor, inspect the regulator and make the final determination on what does need to be repaired.
I used to have p0301 cylinder 1 misfire de...
The PO303 will need to be diagnosed. You could have a compression problem and/or a no spark condition on that cylinder. Based on your description of "loss of power" I would start with a compression test on all four cylinders wet and dry to verify the internal integrity of the valves and piston so you can eliminate any problem there. Then if the compression is good I would move onto checking the spark on cylinder #3.

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