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Welcome to Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair!

Full-Service Car Repair Facility

We’ve become the preferred full-service San Diego auto repair and car care shop. Our satisfied customers know better than anyone how easy and convenient our vehicle maintenance processes are at Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego, San Diego. Make us your first stop when you have a performance issue, and even when you don’t have one! Our team knows that your goal is to avoid those annoying performance issues. That’s precisely how we keep our customers on the highway and in the fast lane. Don’t wait for engine trouble, mechanical or transmission issues to arise before you let our expert technicians have a look under the hood. We should be your first and last stop for quality preventative maintenance services. We handle everything from bumper-to-bumper, and we provide superior customer services. It’s not just our service expertise that keeps customers coming back, but it’s the way they’re treated at our facility. That’s what they remember most!

All Makes & Models–Cars, Light Trucks & SUVs

Our team continues to add to its menu of quality services by staying abreast of all the latest technologies and service techniques. As the automotive industry advances, we advance with it. You can trust our shop to handle your vehicle with the utmost care and precision. It’s our habit to go above and beyond to earn and keep your trust. We understand that trust is the most important part of the auto service experience. When you find an auto repair shop that you can trust through every diagnosis or maintenance need, keep them on speed-dial. Guess what? You’ve already found one! Let us help you stay off of our service lifts and out of our service bays. Of course, we’ll see each other for any of your necessary and routine maintenance services, but that’s how we keep you on the road. We design excellent service plans to care for your car, truck, or SUV. Remember, visits to Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair means more quality time on the highway. From brake repairs to automotive a/c repair, oil changes, wheel alignments and everything in between — we have you covered!

Schedule Your Automotive Service With Us!

We’re the auto repair experts that help you avoid automotive problems altogether. Our goals are higher than your average automotive maintenance shop. It’s not good enough just to fix things after they go wrong. You don’t have time for that. We have a team of well-trained technicians with years of combined expertise. We can handle services for all of your vehicle’s systems–engine, mechanical, transmission, and electrical. Plus, we’ll never perform any unnecessary services on your vehicle. Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair is here to protect your vehicle and your wallet. If you value convenience as much as you value quality, we’re your service destination. Give us a call today at (858) 273-2277 to schedule your next auto maintenance service. You can save time by scheduling right now using our convenient online scheduling system. Next time you’re in the area – 4448 Lamont St – feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns. We gladly accept all of our walk-in customers!

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The Absolute Best Car Service in San Diego, CA

What sets Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair 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 Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair, 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.

About Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair San Diego, CA

For years Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair 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 Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair 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 Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair 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.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2017 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
50,225
Service Date
10/12/2020
Services Performed
  • 1. front tires have inner sidewall damage looks like tires were driven low on air, we recommend replace 2 front tires 2. left rear tire inner tread chopping 3. creak noise is coming from the front sway bar mount bushings, their is a lot of dirt on the under carriage. 4. left front axle center bearing bracket was loose, we tightened it
 
Ben W. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/14/2020

2012 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
52,778
Service Date
10/2/2020
Services Performed
  • 1. Check tire pressure and tread condition 2. Check alignment of all four wheels. Adjust toe-in and thrust angle as needed on all four wheels. 3. Center steering wheel. 4.Road test vehicle.
  • 2 Rear Tires Mount & Balance, the new tires are on the front of the car
  • hazard waste tire disposal fee
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle.
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle. Make sure rims are not bent, right front hubcap is broken. Both rear tires have bad uneven wear, left rear tire has steel cords showing, the 2 front tires look new. Right front hubcap is broken, needs new hubcap. Have alignment reset after new tires are installed
  • Replace right front hub cap
 
Zach M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/8/2020

2007 Acura TL

Acura TL

Mileage
49,283
Service Date
9/17/2020
Services Performed
  • Perform a VISUAL SAFETY INSPECTION according to our Safety Inspection Form. If any fluid levels are low they can be topped off for an additional cost of the needed fluid. 1. FLUIDS: Check all fluid levels 2. CHECK: engine, transmission, differentials, for external leaks 3. CHECK: engine/trans mounts, liquid filled mounts for leaks 4. CHECK: engine air filter, cabin air filter 5. CHECK: water pump, p/s pump, washer pump for leaks 6. A/C SYSTEM: check center vent temperature 7. WHEEL ALIGNMENT: check tire condition, air pressure 8. CHECK: wiper blades 9. CHECK: all exterior lights 10. CHECK: fan belts. 11. CHECK: radiator hoses, power steering hoses 12. CHECK: exhaust system 13. CHECK: cv axles/boots 14. CHECK: all steering linkages 15. CHECK: ball joints for loose play, 16. CHECK: shocks & struts for leaks 17. CHECK: rack & pinion steering gear for leaks 18. CHECK: front & rear brake pads
 
Alan C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/21/2020

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
95,032
Service Date
8/18/2020
Services Performed
  • Cabin Air Filter, Replace
  • FRONT SHOCK/STRUT ASSEMBLY – Replace, Both LEFT FRONT IS LEAKING HYDRAULIC OIL, SHOCK COVERED IN OIL
  • Perform a VISUAL SAFETY INSPECTION according to our Safety Inspection Form. If any fluid levels are low they can be topped off for an additional cost of the needed fluid. 1. FLUIDS: Check all fluid levels 2. CHECK: engine, transmission, differentials, for external leaks 3. CHECK: engine/trans mounts, liquid filled mounts for leaks 4. CHECK: engine air filter, cabin air filter 5. CHECK: water pump, p/s pump, washer pump for leaks 6. A/C SYSTEM: check center vent temperature 7. WHEEL ALIGNMENT: check tire condition, air pressure 8. CHECK: wiper blades 9. CHECK: all exterior lights 10. CHECK: fan belts. 11. CHECK: radiator hoses, power steering hoses 12. CHECK: exhaust system 13. CHECK: cv axles/boots 14. CHECK: all steering linkages 15. CHECK: ball joints for loose play, 16. CHECK: shocks & struts for leaks 17. CHECK: rack & pinion steering gear for leaks 18. CHECK: front & rear brake pads
  • Replace left brake light bulb
  • Replace missing right rear lug nut
  • Throttle valve cleaning, remove air hose & clean gum & varnish buildup from interior of throttle housing & butterfly valve. Add 16 ounces of fuel system cleaner to the gas tank.
 
Frankie C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/11/2020

2006 GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon

Mileage
233,834
Service Date
8/4/2020
Services Performed
  • Perform a VISUAL SAFETY INSPECTION according to our Safety Inspection Form. If any fluid levels are low they can be topped off for an additional cost of the needed fluid. 1. front crankshaft oil seal leaks engine oil, valve covers leak engine 2. freeze plug driver side rear of cylinder head leaks coolant 3. brake fluid, power steering oil, transfer case oil, front & rear differential oils are all very dirty 4. throttle valve needs cleaning 5. battery needs to be replaced, positive terminal threads are stripped in battery 6. idler arm & pitman arm ball sockets are loose
  • Possible problem with stuck oil pressure relief valve in oil pump or worn cam bearings. TRY UNPLUGGING OIL PRESSURE SENDER & SEE IF BUZZER STOPS RINGING IN THE DASH. WE UNPLUGGED THE OIL SENDER & THE BUZZER HAS STOPPED DINGING, WE WILL LEAVE IT UNPLUGGED.
  • Replace positive battery, threads in battery are stripped, needs new battery
  • Replace water temp sender electrical connector
 
Tim R. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2020

2005 Acura TSX

Acura TSX

Mileage
114,052
Service Date
7/21/2020
Services Performed
  • 1. change engine oil & filter, up to 5 quarts of 5w-30 synthetic blend oil 2. perform safety inspection using our safety inspection form 3. check washer fluid-if low add water 4. check brake fluid-power steering oil-engine coolant-transmission oil-front & rear differential oils, transfer case oil levels-if any fluid levels are low their will be an additional cost for the special fluid 5. Remove Tires to properly inspect brake pads & pad sensors, Rotate tires if possible put best tires in rear for FWD vehicles, if tires are different sizes front & rear, they can not be rotated 6. Reset Maintenance Light.
  • check oil leak, we found the drain plug is leaking, needs new gasket
 
Dat N. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/24/2020

2016 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
27,558
Service Date
6/26/2020
Services Performed
  • Cabin Air Filter, Replace
  • change engine oil & filter, up to 5 quarts of 5w-30 synthetic blend oil, check washer fluid-if low add water, check brake fluid-power steering oil-engine coolant-transmission oil-front & rear differential oils, transfer case oil levels-if any fluid levels are low their will be an additional cost for the special fluid, inspect engine air filter, check & record tire pressures: perform safety inspection. Remove Tires to properly inspect brake pads & pad sensors, Rotate tires if possible put best tires in rear for FWD vehicles, if tires are different sizes front & rear they can not be rotated, Reset Maintenance Light.
 
Corey D. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/3/2020

2013 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
74,726
Service Date
6/25/2020
Services Performed
  • change engine oil & filter, up to 5 quarts of 5w-30 synthetic blend oil, check washer fluid-if low add water, check brake fluid-power steering oil-engine coolant-transmission oil-front & rear differential oils, transfer case oil levels-if any fluid levels are low their will be an additional cost for the special fluid, inspect engine air filter, check & record tire pressures: perform safety inspection. Remove Tires to properly inspect brake pads & pad sensors, Rotate tires if possible put best tires in rear for FWD vehicles, if tires are different sizes front & rear they can not be rotated, Reset Maintenance Light.
 
Aliaksei R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/29/2020

2011 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
132,011
Service Date
6/24/2020
Services Performed
  • Inspect radiator & hoses, heater hoses & heater core, waterpump bearing vent hole, engine block freeze plugs, thermostat housing & any other water housings. We pressure tested the radiator cap & it does not hold any pressure, should hold 13-15 psi, needs new cap. We pressure the cooling system & found the upper radiator hose leaks where the hose connects to the engine, we recommend remove the hose & clean the corrosion from the hose fitting on the engine.
  • Pressure gauge readings: high side 150 psi, low side 30 psi, center vent temp is 42 degrees. These are normal readings. There is a code for the a/c system stored in computer memory: B1642 a/c freon flow sensor circuit open. We would need to diagnose this code. The customer has declined.
  • Replace Radiator cap
  • UPPER RADIATOR HOSE – Replace
 
Ofek S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/26/2020

2004 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
241,086
Service Date
6/18/2020
Services Performed
  • RIGHT FRONT BRAKE PADS/BRAKE ROTOR – Replace, the brake rotor is under minimum thickness, brake pad life RI 2mm, RO 1mm
  • USE CUSTOMER SUPPLIED WHEEL BEARING, NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IMPLIED FOR THE WHEEL BEARING. The left front wheel bearing hub is badly damaged where the wheel bearing presses on to the hub shaft, the hub will need to be replaced. After completing these repairs we were able to test drive the car & the RIGHT FRONT WHEEL BEARING IS ALSO MAKING NOISE. tHE BEARING WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED & THE WHEEL BEARING HUB INSPECTED WHERE THE WHEEL BEARING PRESSES ON TO THE HUB FOR DAMAGE.
  • We are not able to test drive this car before doing any repairs. check clicking sound left front wheel area. The customer tried replacing the left front wheel bearing himself. The brake caliper bolts are to long & have gouged the rear of the brake rotor. The left brake caliper mounting bracket threaded bolt holes have been stripped by the customer, the brake caliper needs to be replaced. The abs wheel speed sensor was left loose, the outer tie rod was left loose, the brake pads are gouged, the lower ball joint is worn out & the nut heads are rounded from using the wrong tools to try & remove them. The lower control arm rear mount bushing is torn.
  • We removed both fan belts & started the engine, the noise is coming from the front of the engine, from the timing belt area. Possible loose timing belt, bad water pump bearing, bad tensioner bearing or idler pulley bearing.
 
Anthony R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/20/2020

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
61,320
Service Date
6/4/2020
Services Performed
  • After installing new air filter, we will erase the 3 codes in computer memory & test drive the car to see if any codes reset. We test drove the car twice & the codes have not reset at this time.
  • change engine oil & filter, up to 5 quarts of 5w-30 synthetic blend oil, check washer fluid-if low add water, check brake fluid-power steering oil-engine coolant-transmission oil-front & rear differential oils, transfer case oil levels-if any fluid levels are low their will be an additional cost for the special fluid, inspect engine air filter, check & record tire pressures: perform safety inspection. Remove Tires to properly inspect brake pads & pad sensors, Rotate tires if possible put best tires in rear for FWD vehicles, if tires are different sizes front & rear they can not be rotated, Reset Maintenance Light.
  • Services performed by a Certified Technician: Use of hand held scan tools &/or laptop computer programs to access trouble codes causing check engine light, Use of computer diagnostic programs, Use of internet subsciption technical websites, Use of up to 1 hour of technicians time to determine the source of the problem causing the trouble code, Most but not all check engine lights or other driveability problems can be determined by this Check Engine Light Service, Some Codes may require additional diagnostic fees & time to accurately diagnose the necessary repairs needed. Some codes may require a READINESS MONITOR RESET Procedure to verify that the code does not reset & that the recommended repair solved the issue, there will be an additional charge to perform this procedure. Their are 3 codes stored in computer memory: P0101 mass air flow sensor fault P0172 Fuel trim system rich fault P1101 intake air flow system fault We found the air filter has been damaged & installed improperly, needs new air filter. See bulletin 18-NA-118 attached to customer copy of repair order.
 
Lisa W. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/13/2020

2005 Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty

Mileage
84,420
Service Date
4/21/2020
Services Performed
  • SERPENTINE BELT/IDLER PULLEY/TENSIONER ASSM. REPLACE
  • The idler & tensioner bearings are bad, making a lot of noise. We recommend replace idler & tensioner bearings & fan belt.
 
Eloy G. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/28/2020