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Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto

RepairPal Certified Shop in Solana Beach

Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto

109 Verified Reviews
(858) 264-0797
371 N Hwy 101
Ste 1
Solana Beach, CA 92075 USA
"I've been taking my care to this shop for many years. They are knowledgeable, trustworthy and have the latest equipment. I highly recommend these guys."
— Ken, a Verified Customer
Hours
Su
Closed
M-F
8:00am to 5:00pm
S
Closed
Auto Repair Experience
  • Brian Smith, Manager
  • Established 1980
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 86 Years of Car Repair Experience
Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto Reviews
109 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 106reviews
Roberta
09/05/19
Verified Customer
Great
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, September 27, 2019

Thank you Roberta!

Keri
09/04/19
Verified Customer
Brian and the staff are great and we ve been using Cal Import for years. Would recommend them to anyone.
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, September 27, 2019

Thank you Keri!

Dan
08/29/19
Verified Customer
They did a great job - truck runs like new
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, September 27, 2019

Thanks for the review Dan!

Glenn
08/29/19
Verified Customer
Friendly courteous
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, September 27, 2019

Thank you Glenn!

Julie
08/26/19
Verified Customer
Awesome!
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, September 03, 2019

Thank you Julie! We strive for awesomeness!! Thank you for the review.

Kelly A
08/12/19
Verified Customer
So nice, so friendly, so helpful!!
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, August 24, 2019

Thank you Kelly! We appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Laurel
07/29/19
Verified Customer
Great service and no stress! Love drive autocare!
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, August 24, 2019

Thank you Laurel! We really appreciate your business.

Joe
07/25/19
Verified Customer
Excellent. Brian in great!
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, August 24, 2019

Thank you Joe! We appreciate the great review.

Roberto
07/18/19
Verified Customer
Great
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, July 29, 2019

Thank you Roberto!

Calvin
07/16/19
Verified Customer
You were Perfect on my S320 and now your Outstanding taking care of my Newer S550. But that's not all you will also take care of our new SL550, this Coming December. Your a 12+.....
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, July 26, 2019

Wow! Thank you Calvin! Drive AutoCare will always be there for you. 40 years in Solana Beach and counting.

Dan
07/11/19
Verified Customer
Great for everything.
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, July 26, 2019

Thank you Dan! We really appreciate your business.

Olivia
07/08/19
Verified Customer
Honest and informative!
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, July 26, 2019

Thank you Olivia! Our Service Writer Brian is a great guy. We're glad you like us!

Shirley
07/08/19
Verified Customer
The staff is very cordial and I would definitely return.
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, July 26, 2019

Thank you Shirley! We appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Fred
07/02/19
Verified Customer
Very happy with the service and the location is very convenient.
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, July 12, 2019

Thank you Fred! I'm glad we're convenient for you.

Boys
05/30/19
Verified Customer
Amazing team
Reply from Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
by California Import Auto, July 12, 2019

Thank you!

RepairPal Scorecard
93
Overall Quality Score
12-month / 12,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
97
Tools & Equipment
90
Customer Service
96
Customer Amenities
93
Drive Auto Care/California Import Auto has been serving the community of Solana Beach and the surrounding area since 1980. 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. Recent customers describe this shop as “honest”, “professional”, “friendly”, “knowledgeable”, and “helpful”. This location features an experienced team of automotive technicians whose commitment to ongoing training and investment in tools and equipment helps make them capable of repairs ranging from wheel alignment, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer system diagnosis and repair, 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, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.
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Message From the Shop
DRIVE AutoCare enhances automotive value, comfort and safety. Forevermore, we will be obsessive in our quest to exceed the expectations of our community with trustworthy advice and legendary service. Locally-owned for 40 Years In 1980, California Import Auto opened at the corner of Highway 101 and Cliff Street in Solana Beach. In 2003, we opened North Coast Alignment specializing in suspension, brake repair and wheel alignments. We expanded east in 2005 opening Align-Tech in Escondido. In 2015, we rebranded all three locations as DRIVE AutoCare to better reflect our full-service repair and maintenance capabilities. We employ San Diego County's finest ASE certified mechanics who consistently earn 5 star quality rankings. Your Dealer Alternative In most cases, DRIVE AutoCare is less expensive and more convenient than the dealer. We provide the following benefits to our customers: We can perform the same repairs and maintenance that your dealer can and our work keeps your warranty intact. We check for manufacturer Technical Service Bulletins, software updates and recall information and we always check the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, making appropriate recommendations. Our ASE Master Certified Technicians inspect for warranty-related concerns and we always advise you if a repair is covered by a dealer warranty, giving you the option to return the dealer for the free repair. We only use the manufacturer or equivalent replacement parts and we offer a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all repairs. That's as good as the dealer warranty! We have specialized diagnostic computers and tools that are specific to your make and model. We provide a free shuttle and, when necessary, we can arrange for a rental or an UBER.
Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Collision Repair & Paint
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belt
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Windshield/Glass
Amenities
  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • 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 Drive AutoCare - California Import Auto
Would recommend to a friend
97%
Car was ready when promised
100%
Did not feel sales pressure
99%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
98%
Customer was treated respectfully
99%
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