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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

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
186,407
Service Date
3/5/2021
Services Performed
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
  • CHECK FOR POSSIBLE COOLANT LEAKS
  • CHECK POWER STEERING LEAKS
  • CLEAN GUM AND SOFT CARBON DEPOSIT FROM FUEL DELIVERY COMPONENTS AND INSIDE COMBUSTION CHAMBER. PERFORM COMPLETE FUEL PRESSURE AND VOLUME TEST. 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.
  • OIL PRESSURE SENDER OR SWITCH – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
  • RADIATOR RESERVE TANK – Remove & Replace
  • 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.
  • ROAD TEST VEHICLE. CHECK ALL SUSPENSION AND STEERING PARTS FOR WEAR. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND CONDITION. CHECK RIDING HEIGHT. CHECK ALIGNMENT. ADJUST CASTER, CAMBER, TOE-IN, AND THRUST ANGLE AS NEEDED. CENTER STEERING WHEEL.
  • STEERING GEAR (COMPLETE) – Remove & Replace – 1500,RWD Rack & Pinion Type Gears – [Includes: Manual and Power Rack & Pinion, Worm & Ball Nut and Rack & Piston Assemblies. Adjust Toe-in on Rack & Pinion models. DOES NOT include transfer of components or al
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas,5.3L Eng w/Air Cond
  • WHEEL SEAL – Remove & Replace – 1500 w/Rear Drum Brakes,Both – [Includes: Repack and adjust Bearings (where applicable).]
 
DOUG B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/5/2021

2010 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
129,221
Service Date
3/4/2021
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
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill – Gas – [Includes: Confirm Fluid temperature for level check.]
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – 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
  • REPLACE FRONT WIPER BLADES
 
NICK B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/5/2021

2012 Fiat 500c

Fiat 500c

Mileage
66,438
Service Date
3/4/2021
Services Performed
  • 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
  • REPLACE DRIVERS REAR BRAKE LAMP BULB.
 
JILL M. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/5/2021

2016 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
44,475
Service Date
3/2/2021
Services Performed
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – 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
  • 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
 
MARIJA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/3/2021

2012 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
62,341
Service Date
2/22/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOR DAMAGE TO RIGHT FRONT FENDER LINER
  • INSTALL CAT SECURITY SYSTEM
  • INSTALL RIGHT FRONT INNER FENDER LINER.
  • OIL FILTER LEAKING
  • VEHICLE TOWED TO SHOP
 
AMBER C. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/23/2021

2010 Dodge Caliber

Dodge Caliber

Mileage
106,959
Service Date
2/15/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOUND THAT OIL PAN GASKET IS LEAKING, FOUND ONE BROKEN BOLT AND LOOSE BOLTS FOR OIL PAN, FOUND THAT OIL PAN GASKET HAS EXCESSIVE SILICON, ADVISED CUSTOMER TO RETURN TO SHOP THAT PERFORMED THE REPAIRS.
  • DRILL AND REPAIR BROKEN BOLT.
 
LYNN A. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/15/2021

2019 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
39,316
Service Date
2/11/2021
Services Performed
  • PERFORM VEHICLE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORT TO CUSTOMER ON NEEDS.
 
KAREN OR DENIS W. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/11/2021

2013 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country

Mileage
87,221
Service Date
2/8/2021
Services Performed
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOR POSSIBLE SLIPPING TRANSMISSION
  • 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. CHECK THERMOSTAT AND ELECTRIC COOLING FAN OPERATION. REFILL WITH NEW COOLANT.
  • INSPECT VEHICLE FOR 90K SERVICE
  • 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
  • TRANSAXLE OIL FILTER – Remove & Replace
 
DOUG B. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/9/2021

2014 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
104,953
Service Date
2/4/2021
Services Performed
  • BALANCE ALL 4 TIRES
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER, LUBE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND ALL FLUID LEVELS
  • REPAIRED
  • 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.
  • TECH WAS NOT ABLE TO DUPLICATE ISSUE AT THIS TIME.
 
JOEY A. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/5/2021

2011 Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Mileage
127,308
Service Date
2/4/2021
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
 
GLENNIS R. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/5/2021

2016 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Mileage
59,535
Service Date
2/3/2021
Services Performed
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – 1.8L Eng – [Includes: R&I complete Pump Assembly and separate Housing (where necessary).]
 
KEDRIC R. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/3/2021

2012 Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Mileage
125,101
Service Date
1/28/2021
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
 
SARA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/29/2021