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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!

Let’s all be safe and practice Social Distancing, hand washing and cough or sneeze into your arm or tissues.

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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

2007 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
148,146
Service Date
4/14/2021
Services Performed
  • 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.
  • CONTROL ARM – Remove & Replace – Lower,Both – [DOES NOT include alignment.]
  • DIFFERENTIAL MOUNT – Remove & Replace – 4WD Upper,Assembly
  • 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.
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE LEAKING POWER STEERING PUMP O-RINGS.
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
  • 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.
  • TRANSMISSION DRAIN & FILL SERVICE
 
BYRON A. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/15/2021

2008 Chevrolet HHR

Chevrolet HHR

Mileage
181,049
Service Date
4/14/2021
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES REPLACING BRAKE PADS, REPLACING ROTORS, LUBRICATE SLIDE POINTS AND ROAD TEST.
 
FABIAN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/15/2021

2009 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
94,756
Service Date
4/12/2021
Services Performed
  • 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.
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
 
BETH D. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/14/2021

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
225,050
Service Date
4/8/2021
Services Performed
  • HEADLAMP BULB – Remove & Replace – Right Side
 
ANGELA M. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/9/2021

2007 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
138,914
Service Date
4/7/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK VEHICLE TRANSMISSION FOR LEAKS AND TOP OFF FLUID.
 
MARIA H. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/8/2021

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
180,431
Service Date
4/1/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOUND THAT SYSTEM HAS CODE P0420 CATALYST BANK 1 FAILURE, CHECK VEHICLE FOUND THAT CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS OUT OF RANGE. CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS DISCONTINUED OFFERED A FUEL SYSTEM CLEAN AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A CATALYTIC CONVERTER THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEED FIX IT IS AN ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE CATALYTIC CONVETER.
  • CLEAN GUM AND SOFT CARBON DEPOSIT FROM FUEL DELIVERY COMPONENTS AND INSIDE COMBUSTION CHAMBER. PERFORM COMPLETE FUEL PRESSURE AND VOLUME TEST. ROAD TEST
  • CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS
  • ESTIMATE DRIVER INNER DOOR HANDLE LABOR CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS
 
TIM K. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/1/2021

2011 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
51,079
Service Date
3/31/2021
Services Performed
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
 
THERESA U. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/1/2021

2009 Honda Fit

Honda Fit

Mileage
203,171
Service Date
3/29/2021
Services Performed
  • CLEAN GUM AND SOFT CARBON DEPOSIT FROM FUEL DELIVERY COMPONENTS AND INSIDE COMBUSTION CHAMBER. PERFORM COMPLETE FUEL PRESSURE AND VOLUME TEST. ROAD TEST
  • INSTALL & PROGRAM ONE TPMS SENSOR
 
ROCHELLE R. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/29/2021

2013 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
77,619
Service Date
3/19/2021
Services Performed
  • 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.
  • PERFORM TIRE ROTATION
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
 
LARRY G. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/27/2021

2015 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Mileage
63,486
Service Date
3/26/2021
Services Performed
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace -Rear ,Both Sides – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOUND THAT REAR BRAKES ARE AT 1MM AND SENSOR IS TOUCHING.
  • INSPECT ALL HYDRAULIC LINE AND HOSES. INSPECT CALIPERS AND WHEEL CYLINDERS. INSPECT MASTER CYLINDER AND CAP. FLUSH ENTIRE BRAKE SYSTEM INCLUDING MASTER CYLINDER, CALIPERS, WHEEL CYLINDERS UNTIL CLEAN.
  • 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.
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT – Remove & Replace – [Includes: Serpentine type Belt(s).]
 
LORI C. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/27/2021

2008 Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Mileage
180,475
Service Date
3/22/2021
Services Performed
  • ENGINE OIL COOLER HOSE – Remove & Replace – One
  • INSTALL NEW FILLER NECK
 
DEREK R. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/23/2021

2006 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
65,171
Service Date
3/17/2021
Services Performed
  • AFTER HOURS DROP OFF
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOUND THAT SYSTEM HAS CODE P0456 SMALL EVAP SYSTEM LEAK, TEST SYSTEM FOUND THAT FUEL CAP IS LEAKING, REPLACE CAP PERFORM BAY TEST, ADVISED CUSTOMER THAT EVAP SYSTEMS ARE HARD TO DIAGNOSIS AND THAT AFTER 3-7 DAYS OF DRIVING THE VEHICLE WILL PERFORM A SELF CHECK AND IF THERE IS ANOTHER ISSUE THAT CHECK ENGINE WILL COME ON.
  • CLEAN GUM AND SOFT CARBON DEPOSIT FROM FUEL DELIVERY COMPONENTS AND INSIDE COMBUSTION CHAMBER. PERFORM COMPLETE FUEL PRESSURE AND VOLUME TEST. ROAD TEST
  • CONDENSER – Remove & Replace – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • REPLACE FRONT WIPER BLADES
  • SERVICE AIR CONDITIONER. CHECK CONDITION OF ALL BELTS AND LINES. EVACUATE AND RECHARGE WITH R-134. TEST SYSTEM PERFORMANCE.
  • FUEL
  • SMOG INSPECTION
 
MAUREEN OR CHRIS F. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/18/2021