This place is great! My check engine light was on and I originally took it to Midas in Simi Valley who told me that it was the EVAP solenoid and quoted me $160.
I take it here, and Francisco told me that EVAP is an entire system consisting of many solenoids. He plugged his diagnostic computer in, and showed me all the error codes, but one of them was the coolant temperature sensor, and that was causing all the other problems, one of which was that the fuel was running too lean. So he replaced the coolant sensor (which is another word for thermometer) and that solved all the other problems. He also brought to my attention that if my car were to overheat, I wouldn't get the indicator on my dash because the car's computer had no idea what the temperature was without a sensor, so he PREVENTED a future problem if I were to overheat. And he only charged me $100 for it all. He also noted a leak in the water pump and I should replace it, which I will as soon as I get my next paycheck. After the water pump I hope I won't need a mechanic for a long time when I do, I'm coming back here. Francisco has made a repeat customer out of me!
Took my Jaguar XFR here for a severe coolant leak. Francisco, took great care of the car. He was very knowledgeable and truthful. Fortunately he was also reasonable on price. I have no hesitation bringing him foreign cars as he had a couple nice BMWs at the shop and he was wearing a Ferrari shirt. The man seems passionate about cars which goes a long way for me. Further I am picky about parts that go into my car, most shops use cheap oil filters as customers don't know any better. I looked on his shelves, he stocks Mann and Mahle. These are the only two I would use on my German and British cars.
3880 Wilson Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
Telephone: (619) 758-9830