Performance Automotive of San Diego

(858) 943-3242
24 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 5:30pm
9:00am to 1:00pm


7629 Carroll Rd
San Diego, CA 92121 USA


  • Jose Maldonado, Owner
  • Established 2010
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 22 Years of Car Repair Experience

Performance Automotive of San Diego Reviews


24 Verified Reviews
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by September 28, 2014

He is honest and trustworthy and good at what he does.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2014

Great service, honest and reasonable suggestion on what needs to be done. They will not suggest something that does not need to be done. They are trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2014

Good service, and they have low prices.

by - Verified Customer September 21, 2014

I have already recommend them to a bunch of people. They care about customers. I enjoy going there. I feel like I can trust them.

by - Verified Customer September 07, 2014

I have had good service from them, but this last visit they didn't do the work that was needed.

by - Verified Customer September 04, 2014

Everytime I have taken my car there they show me what is wrong, and they do the work in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer August 25, 2014

They give good service at a reasonable price.

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2014

They are very honest, and they have a lot of integrity.

by - Verified Customer August 14, 2014

I go there all the time. The customer service is great, they are very knowledgeable. They saved me a lot of money. I went in for an oil change and they found a water drip and they fixed it. I thought I needed the whole engine replaced and they fixed it.

by August 14, 2014

I trust Jose, they are upfront with me, and their service is really good.

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2014

It's good, I just tried it. The quality of work is excellent. The price is reasonable.

by August 07, 2014

I was satisfied. I was satisfied with the service and the price. The owner, Jose, is an honest guy.

by - Verified Customer July 31, 2014

They did a very good job. They are very professional and educated me on what they said they were doing and I have already recommended them to others. Price was great, ownership and employees were all great and very professional.

by - Verified Customer July 28, 2014

I got good service and the owner seems very knowledgeable. I only used them once.

by July 24, 2014

It's not perfect. I got oil put in it and now it's making noises.

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Kyle
by Joel
by - Verified Customer July 22, 2014

The service was good because of the fact that they were very professional. They are always accomodating, they had our car for two weeks and they provided a loaner car so that we were not inconvenienced. They are just friendly, courteous, they stand behind their work and if you have any issues they will check the car out and take care of any questions you may have. Price is reasonable.

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2014

They are very friendly and they did what they said what they were going to do very quickly.

by July 14, 2014

I am satisfied with the work they do, and they are very honest.

by - Verified Customer July 11, 2014

It was good service and the price was right as well.

by - Verified Customer July 10, 2014

I have recommended them before. I like their rates and they are friendly.

by July 07, 2014

The price was good, their prices are lower than the shop next door.

by - Verified Customer July 02, 2014

They are very efficient, they tell you exactly what you need instead of telling you about problems you don't have.

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Kyle
by Joel

RepairPal Scorecard


Performance Automotive has been a member of the local San Diego community since 2010. This RepairPal Certified shop has worked hard to establish itself as an honest and dependable place for you and your vehicle. Jose Maldonado, the owner, has continually invested in the things that make this a great shop. This includes good quality training for his staff and the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment it takes to diagnose and repair your vehicle right the first time. The success of this model was confirmed in the feedback we received from their most recent customers who describe this team as trustworthy, professional, honest, and reasonable. For your convenience and peace of mind they offer a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty, local shuttle service, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet.



  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • iATN


Performance Automotive of San Diego is a complete automotive service and repair facility where all makes and models - foreign and domestic can be serviced and repaired. We utilize the latest in automotive technology to keep your vehicle operating at its best performance. Experience and knowledge combine to make Performance Automotive of San Diego a successful operation; one that gives honest, quality service to each customer.


  • Acura
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  • 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
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
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Questions Answered by Performance Automotive of San Diego
I cannot find "transmission mount&quo...
The price of the motor mounts are around $75 with the front right mount more expensive by like $20 dollars. The labor ranges from .6 up to 1 hr depending on the location of which mount. if you wanted to call us we can give you a more exact amount if you can tell me which mount. I can also shop around our different parts places to see if we can get a better price.
Performance Automotive of San Diego 858-695-9644
I have code P 0345 & P0349 in a exped...
There is a TSB 06-19-12 that states the alternator diodes can also cause these codes. If there are no driveability concerns and it runs fine then it is possible the diodes in the alternator are causing the codes.
No power 2 obd2 plug
Check fuse 11 in the interior fuse box labeled CIG/ASSY. If fuse is good check for 12 volts power at pin 16 orange wire of the data link connector (obd 2 port). If you have power check ground circuits at pin 4 black wire at connector and pin 5 black and white wire at connector.
disconnected the ground on the battery to ...
The light you are seeing is a low oil pressure light and not a oil level light. If the oil level is correct and the oil pressure light comes on then the chances are good that your engine can no longer build up enough oil pressure to properly open the valves causing it to not run correctly. The oil pickup tube can become clogged with sludge causing this issue or the tolerances inside the engine have become to worn to allow a build up of pressure. You can change the oil for troubleshooting purposes but it sounds like the engine is worn beyond repair. Its hard to tell without looking at it though.
When I start up the car, I can feel it jer...
it could be many things in your Transmission, we do not charge for diagnostics please call 8586959644

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