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Regarding COVID-19

We hope you all remain well and safe! We would like to let you know we are exercising proper health and safety practices to ensure everyone’s continued safety. We have put precautions in place within our operation to ensure this and ask the same of our customers.

Please contact us to reschedule any appointment you may have with us – we are happy to assist you with that!

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Welcome to Ken's Auto Center,
your best choice for car service and repair in San Diego, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in San Diego, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Ken's Auto Center we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a San Diego car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Ken's Auto Center we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in San Diego offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in San Diego, we are totally confident that Ken's Auto Center is the best option in town!

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About Ken's Auto Center San Diego, CA

For years Ken's Auto Center has been there for the people of San Diego. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair San Diego has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at Ken's Auto Center as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Ken's Auto Center was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Ken's Auto Center the best car service in San Diego!

Are you ready to experience the best San Diego car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in San Diego, CA

What sets Ken's Auto Center apart from all of the others in San Diego, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in San Diego, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Ken's Auto Center, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the San Diego auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in San Diego, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2017 Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Mileage
74,654
Service Date
1/18/2022
Services Performed
  • FOUND: CODE P0456 EVAP SYSTEM SMALL LEAK, CHECK VEHICLE WITH SMOKE MACHINE FOUND THAT FUEL FLAP IS STICKING CAUSING A LEAK, LUBRICATE FUEL FLAP DOOR RE CHECK SYSTEM FOUND NO LEAKS AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACE FRONT WIPER BLADES
 
CALEB R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/19/2022

2008 Mercury Mariner

Mercury Mariner

Mileage
127,903
Service Date
1/12/2022
Services Performed
  • INSTALL NEW SHOCK
 
LAURA OR NOAH K. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/19/2022

2013 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
131,420
Service Date
1/18/2022
Services Performed
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOUND THAT DRIVERS SIDE INNER & OUTER TIE RODS ENDS ARE DAMAGED ADVISED CUSTOMER THAT WE NEED TO REPLACE THOSE PARTS FIRST AND RE CHECK STEERING & SUSPENSION.
  • INNER & OUTER REPLACED
  • RACK & PINION ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – Clubman,S Clubman – [Includes: Adjust toe-in only. NOTE: Deduct .4 if alignment is also performed.]
  • ROAD TEST VEHICLE. CHECK ALL SUSPENSION AND STEERING PARTS FOR WEAR. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND CONDITION. CHECK RIDING HEIGHT. CHECK ALIGNMENT OF ALL FOUR WHEELS. ADJUST CASTER, CAMBER, TOE-IN, AND THRUST ANGLE AS NEEDED ON ALL FOUR WHEELS. CENTER STEERING WHEEL.
  • PROGRAM RACK & PINION TO VEHICLE
  • USED PARTS CARRY 90 DAY WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR.
 
DEGAN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/18/2022

2004 Mercedes-Benz C230

Mercedes-Benz C230

Mileage
62,210
Service Date
12/30/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • VALVE COVER GASKET – Remove & Replace
  • CLEAN GUM AND SOFT CARBON DEPOSIT FROM FUEL DELIVERY COMPONENTS AND INSIDE COMBUSTION CHAMBER. PERFORM COMPLETE FUEL PRESSURE AND VOLUME TEST. ROAD TEST
 
KELLY S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/1/2022

2016 Mazda 6

Mazda 6

Mileage
80,848
Service Date
12/6/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
 
GISELE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/20/2021

2006 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
184,015
Service Date
12/15/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOUND THE FOLLOWING CODES IN SYSTEM: P0420 CATALYST SYSTEM BANK 1 P0430 CATALYST SYSTEM BANK 2 VEHICLE HAS DEFECTIVE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.
  • CHECK VEHICLE REAR PARKING BRAKE SHOES ARE COMPLETELY RUSTED ALONG WITH HARDWARE, POSSIBLE THAT PARKING BRAKE CABLES ARE RUSTED ALSO.
  • REPLACE BULB
  • PARKING BRAKE SHOE & LINING – Remove & Replace – F150 Both – [Includes: Replace Rear Disc Brake Pads (if necessary) and clean, lube and/or replace Parking Brake Hardware (as necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • INSPECT HOSES AND CLAMPS. PRESSURE TEST COOLING SYSTEM. FLUSH ENGINE WITH BG CLEANER CHEMICAL, RADIATOR, AND HEATER CORE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. CHECK THERMOSTAT AND ELECTRIC COOLING FAN OPERATION. REFILL WITH NEW COOLANT AND BG COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.
  • CLEAN GUM AND SOFT CARBON DEPOSIT FROM FUEL DELIVERY COMPONENTS AND INSIDE COMBUSTION CHAMBER. PERFORM COMPLETE FUEL PRESSURE AND VOLUME TEST. ROAD TEST
 
FRED W. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/16/2021

2005 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

Mileage
124,855
Service Date
12/14/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER WANTS TO GIVE VEHICLE TO FAMILY MEMBER
  • REPAIR OPEN SHORT IN ENGINE WIRING HARNESS CAUSING PARACIDIC DRAW, FOUND THAT DOME LIGHT WAS LEFT ON.
  • TEST OLD BATTERY, INSTALL NEW BATTERY, CLEAN AND SEAL TERMINALS. ADJUST BATTERY TY DOWN.
  • INCLUDES REPLACING BRAKE PADS, REPLACING ROTORS, LUBRICATE SLIDE POINTS AND ROAD TEST.
  • ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT – Remove & Replace – [Includes: Serpentine and V-Belt type Belt(s).]
  • ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION MOUNT – Remove & Replace – V8, Engine,Both
  • ROAD TEST FOR POWER STEERING OPERATION. INSPECT SYSTEM FOR LEAKS. FLUSH POWER STEERING LINES, PUMP, RACK AND PINION, AND OR GEAR BOX. INSTALL NEW POWER STEERING FLUID. INSTALL POWER STEERING ADDITIVE TO REVITALIZE SEALS. ROAD TEST.
  • INSPECT HOSES AND CLAMPS. PRESSURE TEST COOLING SYSTEM. FLUSH ENGINE WITH BG CLEANER CHEMICAL, RADIATOR, AND HEATER CORE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. CHECK THERMOSTAT AND ELECTRIC COOLING FAN OPERATION. REFILL WITH NEW COOLANT AND BG COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.
 
LAURA M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/15/2021

2008 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
58,160
Service Date
11/8/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • ADD BG EPR FLUSH TO ENGINE RUN ENGINE FOR MINIMUM OF 15 MINUTES WITH FLUSH CHEMICAL IN OIL SYSTEM, CHANGE OIL AND FILTER ADD BG MOA ENGINE PROTECTION ADDITIVE WITH NEW OIL.
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill – w/Towing Package – [Includes: Confirm Fluid temperature for level check.]
 
TROY H. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/23/2021

2013 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V

Mileage
103,262
Service Date
11/22/2021
Services Performed
  • NO WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS.
 
DANIEL K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/22/2021

2017 Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Mileage
62,414
Service Date
11/17/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace – Rear – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
 
ALICIA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/17/2021

2012 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Mileage
147,506
Service Date
11/11/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
 
ANGELA L. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/12/2021

2006 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
160,013
Service Date
11/11/2021
Services Performed
  • INSTALL CAT SHIELD
 
ERICA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/11/2021