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At Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair, you and your confidence are the most important piece of the puzzle. We provide a wide range of automotive repair services for your convenience. And remember, we want to keep you in our loyal customer family. If you don’t see the service you’re looking for, just ask!

Preventative Maintenance Services

Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair & Transmission in San Diego, Ca considers your vehicles age, your driving habits,
and the manufacturer’s recommendations when designing your specific service plan. The key to your vehicle’s quality performance and extended road-life is our effective service plan. Keep your vehicle on the road by keeping it on schedule. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego, CA considers your vehicle’s age, your driving habits, and the manufacturer’s recommendations when designing your specific service plan. The oil change is the most important maintenance service and we make sure your vehicle’s engine maintains sufficient lubrication. Motor oils need the proper viscosity to protect the engine’s metal parts from overheating and creating friction. All of our maintenance services are meant to keep your engine in optimal condition. They include timely tune-ups, oil filter changes, fluid services, tire services, engine diagnostics, and more. Stay two steps ahead of any costly repair or breakdown with our quality preventative maintenance services.

Minor & Major Engine & Transmission Repairs

Find out the truth from the team at Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair & Transmission. From minor to major engine & transmission repairs, including engine & transmission maintenance, repairs, replacements, and diagnostics, we have you covered. Your vehicle is designed to give you alerts that give you enough time to get to Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair & Transmission where we Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair & Transmission Services.

Even with a consistent service plan, normal road travel can cause an auto repair need. Before we do anything, we use the industry’s most advanced diagnostic equipment to let you know what your vehicle is needing. Find out the truth from the team at Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair. Misdiagnoses and unnecessary repairs are time-consuming and expensive. Let us help you avoid them altogether. We’re ASE Certified and well-trained to handle all makes and models, foreign and domestic. Whatever our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment finds out, we know how to perform the repair solution. From minor to major engine repairs, including engine maintenance, repairs, replacements, and diagnostics, we have you covered. Bring us your check engine light, transmission servicesbrake repairs, exhaust services, wheel alignment services, and much more. Come to us first to make sure you avoid a time-consuming misdiagnosis and receive complete auto repair services.

Schedule Your Auto Service With Us!

Timing is everything when it comes to your auto services. Pay attention to the early warning signs and be proactive. Neglect and procrastination is a leading cause of system malfunctions. Your vehicle is designed to give you alerts that give you enough time to get to Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair. Our automotive repair shop welcomes you to visit us first. We’re dedicated to your vehicle’s enhanced performance and longevity, which is why we also invite you to come to us for a second or third opinion. Don’t receive any expensive repairs without making sure you get the truth from us. Give us a call today at (858) 273-2277 to schedule your next auto service appointment. You can save time by using our convenient online scheduling system right now. Next time you’re in the area–4448 Lamont Street–feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns. We gladly accept all of our walk-in customers.

Standard maintenance auto service in San Diego, CA

It’s a fact: regular, quality maintenance extends the life of your vehicle. It also gives you the peace of mind you need. Whether you’re looking for the basics like factory scheduled maintenance or 30k/60k/90k/120k mile services, or something more specific like computer diagnostics or safety and emissions inspections, we’ve got you covered. Brake repair, shocks, struts, suspension and steering are all part of our standard maintenance auto service. When it comes to maintenance and auto service in San Diego, we want to be your number one choice.

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120 Mile Services
  • DMV Certified Vehicle Inspection & Repairs
  • State Emission Inspections & Repairs
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Oil Changes
  • Tune-Ups
  • Filter Replacements
  • Safety & Emissions Inspections
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Fluid Services
  • Trip Inspections
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
  • Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Repair
  • Chassis & Suspension Repair
  • Suspension & Steering Repair

Fleet Services in San Diego, CA

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • State Inspections
  • Fleet Accounts

Tire Sales & Service in San Diego, CA

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Air Pressure Checks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Quality Oil Change in San Diego, CA

Clean & Consistent Oil Change Schedule

Your vehicle’s most important maintenance service is the oil change. It’s what keeps the engine flowing with the proper lubrication. The engine is like the heart of your vehicle and the motor oil is like the blood that pumps to all the engine’s components. Keeping the engine’s metal parts from colliding and creating friction. When the metal parts collide with each other this often causes an engine’s early breakdown. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego, CA treats its oil change services with the same commitment to excellence that we treat our complex engine repairs. Our preventative maintenance services not only enhance your vehicle’s overall performance, but they also extend its road-life. We want to protect your vehicle’s engine, and thereby help you retain its resale value. Don’t wait until the dashboard alert comes on to seek professional attention. Stay ahead of any performance issue by staying current with your oil change schedule.

Time For Your Oil Change?

Most drivers understand the dangers of not changing the oil, but many also underestimate the importance of the consistent schedule. The consistent oil change schedule is the key to retaining your vehicle’s resale value. Our ASE certified technicians will design an oil change maintenance schedule that’s perfectly suited to your vehicle’s needs and your driving habits. Motorists will often overlook the importance of the oil change schedule because of the inconvenience of stopping by the repair shop. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair keeps all of our auto services as quick and accurate as possible. Our team will have you in and out in no time. Your vehicle’s performance will be enhanced and its engine will be more efficient. Save money at the gas tank when your engine stops working overtime and overheating. We only use the best quality synthetic blend motor oils and the appropriate grades of oil for your vehicle’s engine. Whether you need quarts of oil or just a few drops, we’ve got you covered!

Schedule Your Oil Change Today!

If you can’t remember your last oil change, then it’s definitely time for some scheduled car care. Stop here today and let us take care of it for you. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair is the go-to repair facility for all of your auto service needs. None of them is more important than the oil change, and that’s why you should choose our qualified repair shop for oil maintenance services. We also provide timely oil filter changes to protect the engine from contaminants. Our team considers your vehicle’s driving purposes, your driving habits, and the manufacturer’s recommendations when designing an oil change schedule. Give us a call today at (858) 273-2277 to schedule your next oil change appointment. Next time you’re in the area–4448 Lamont Street–feel free to stop by for an oil change. We gladly accept all of our walk-in customers.

Check Engine Light in San Diego, CA

Did Your Dashboard Alert Come On?

If your vehicle’s check engine light came on, it’s no time to panic. This is typically an early warning that something strange is happening under the hood, or is about to happen. That’s why timing is everything when it comes to your check engine light repair. Wait too long and you and your vehicle could end up on the side of the road. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego, CA has years of experience servicing check engine lights for all models of cars, trucks, and SUVs. The initial alert will be a solid red/orange light on the dashboard. These can happen for small issues like oxygen sensor malfunction (also known as your MAF sensors) or even a loose gas cap, to something more serious like a catalytic converter issue. While this may be annoying, it should not be ignored. Your vehicle will typically continue to drive without any other warning signs, like strange noises, smoke, or odors. You should not take this to mean that your check engine light is not serious. The only way to determine how serious your check engine light is is with one of our accurate engine diagnostic services.

Same-Day Services–Vehicle Diagnostics & Repairs

We’ve all been there before. You’re driving down the road and out-of-nowhere the check engine light pops on! In the best-case scenario, you’ll pull into our facility and our ASE Certified technicians will perform an accurate diagnostic service with our scan tool that same hour. We will instantly know the diagnostic code your vehicle is throwing, and that will tell us what’s triggered your check engine light so we know exactly what we need to fix the issue. Give us the okay and we’ll start right away putting our same-day service skills to work. And it’s just that easy to go from diagnosis to repair to no check engine light. Of course, we understand that visiting our repair shop may not be at the top of your to-do list. You have a million places you’d rather be, especially that same day! But our experts encourage you to call our shop to make an appointment as soon as possible. Our team will use the industry’s most advanced engine diagnostic equipment to find out exactly what’s wrong with your vehicle by looking at your specific light codes.

Schedule Your Check Engine Light Service With Us!

If you wait too long to let our team have a look at your engine, the check engine light will start to blink. This indicates an emergency that means your vehicle is about to break down. You may or may not be able to make it to our facility before the engine breaks down. We’d like to see you as soon as possible, but we’d love to see you drive in by yourself, not on the back of a tow truck. Get the answers you need today! We have all the experience, the know-how, and the accurate diagnostic equipment that you’re seeking. Give us a call today at 619-480-1768 to schedule your check engine light repair. You can save time by scheduling right now using our convenient online scheduling system. Next time you’re in the area, feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns. We gladly accept our walk-in customers!

Brake Repair in San Diego, CA

Quick & Thorough Brake Checks

Your vehicle’s braking system is its most important safety component. No matter how smooth the engine is running, if there’s a brake repair or service need, your vehicle’s not road-ready. Coming to our expert facility for a quick brake check will save you a lot of time and money. Pay attention to the early warning signs to keep your braking system in optimal condition. We’ve all heard the most common warning sign–the high-pitched squeal–either from our own vehicle or the vehicle next to us at the stoplight. This is your vehicle “talking” to you! It’s telling you that it’s time to visit Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego, CA. The brakes pad will make the squealing noise every time you apply your brakes when they’ve worn too low. Our technicians will perform timely brake pad replacements that will keep you safe on the road.

Brake Pad & Brake Rotor Replacements

The brake pads form a buffer that protects the brake rotors. Just like the tires, they are meant to wear down eventually. Stay two steps ahead of any extensive brake repair need by letting our ASE certified specialists perform a thorough and timely brake check service. The sooner you recognize a brake repair need, the easier it will be to protect your braking system’s parts. When you visit Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair or give us a call, we’ll let you know exactly what we can do for your vehicle’s brakes. If you ignore your brake issues, the squealing sound will turn into a scraping sound, like sandpaper. This should be considered an emergency! Bring your vehicle to our brake service experts as soon as possible. It may be difficult to hear the brakes’ true condition because the windows are rolled up or because the stereo is too loud. It’s wise to drive with the windows down occasionally so you have a clue about your vehicle’s true condition. Continuing to drive your vehicle without brake service attention will lead to the metal-on-metal grinding noise.

Schedule Your Brake Repair Needs With Us!

Your braking system’s quality performance will be protected and preserved by our brake repair and maintenance specialists. All we need is your vehicle and your trust, and we’ll handle the rest. Finding out the truth about your brakes is half the battle. Our goal is to always save you time and money. Your vehicle’s driving purposes, your driving habits, and the manufacturer’s recommendations will determine how often your brake service intervals should be. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair understands your braking system from top-to-bottom. Give us a call today at (858) 273-2277 to schedule your brake service or automotive maintenance repair appointment. We’ll make sure you drive away behind the wheel of a fully-operational and safe vehicle. You can save time by scheduling right now using our convenient online scheduling system. Next time you’re in the area, feel free to stop by. We welcome all of our walk-in customers.

Engine auto service in San Diego, CA

When that check engine light comes on, it’s hard not to feel annoyed or even worried. We know how you feel, and we are here to help! At Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair we offer a thorough engine performance check, as well as engine repair and engine replacement services. We do our best to save you money and time with San Diego automotive repair services like drivability diagnostics and fuel injection repair and service. Our skilled professionals got into this business because they love vehicles: they want your car to be running like new and our engine auto services will make it happen.

Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair has recently purchased a Zeus scan tool, this is Snap-on Tools “Brand New” top of the line scan tool. This tool will make it easier to accurately diagnose those nagging “Check Engine Lights”. When it comes to properly diagnosing your car’s problems, nobody wants a technician who just pulls the codes, starts guessing & throwing parts at the car hoping he gets it right. Guessing gets expensive! Having the right tool to properly diagnose the check engine light will actually save the customer money by not paying for parts or repairs that do not solve their problem & are not needed. Dave & his technicians take the extra time necessary to accurately perform a thorough diagnosis.

  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Replacement
  • Engine Performance Check
  • Belt Replacement
  • Hose Replacement
  • Cooling System Repair
  • Radiator Repair & Replacement
  • Water Pump Repair & Replacement
  • Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
  • Fuel Injection Repair & Service
  • Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
  • Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Radiator Service in San Diego, CA

Does your radiator need to have all the old coolant flushed from it? Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair has a brand new Robinair coolant flush machine. This is the best coolant flush machine on the market. Give us a call to get rid of that old rusty broken down coolant from your cooling system.

Heating and Air Conditioner Repair in San Diego, CA

Cabin Climate Control Experts

Your vehicle’s cabin temperature can make your driving experience comfortable or unbearable. The decision of which one is up to you, or at least it should be. The cabin’s climate control should be at your fingertips. And you and your passengers should be able to adjust it to any temperature that you desire. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego, CA has a team of ASE Certified auto mechanics ready to perform any repair on your car’s A/C system. If your vehicle is blowing warm air when it should be blowing cold air, or vice versa, let us have a look. Automotive air conditioners are notorious for being misdiagnosed, and refrigerant leaks are common. Allow us to find out which component is causing your vehicle’s air conditioner to malfunction. We’ll make sure your auto air conditioner is repaired right the first time. We’re not here to experiment with your car’s air conditioning, or use a trial-and-error method to providing services, we’re here to provide you with quality auto ac repair service. Avoid time-consuming misdiagnosis or unnecessary services.

A/C Compressor & Evaporator Repairs For Your Vehicle

All of our auto repairs start with a quality diagnostic service, and your automobiles air conditioning system is no exception. We inspect your system thoroughly until we find the source of your problem. It could be from a freon refill needs or air compressor replacement service. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair is highly qualified to meet all of your car, truck, or SUVs air conditioning needs. Our goal is to make sure you’re never caught off guard. The best strategy to make sure you maintain cabin climate control throughout the year is the stay one or two seasons ahead. This means you come to our shop for a thorough diagnostic service in the winter/spring for recharge services to keep your vehicle cool throughout the summer. You can also come to us during the summer/fall to make sure the vehicle keeps you warm during the winter.

Schedule Your Automotive A/C Repair Today!

Nothing is more frustrating than a vehicle that is blowing lukewarm air. Your daily commute will seem like a cross-country road trip when the cabin feels like an oven in the summer or an icebox in the winter. The heating and air conditioning will be handled by our ASE Certified technicians using the industry’s most advanced tools and equipment. We utilize a complete range of heating and cooling system diagnostics. Our team can service, replace, and maintain all of your car or truck’s A/C components, including compressors, evaporators, condensers, and more. Give us a call today at 619-480-1768 to schedule your auto ac repair. You can save time by scheduling right now using our convenient online scheduling system. Next time you’re in the area, make sure your A/C is fully-operational with our diagnostic service or repairs. We welcome all of our walk-in customers.

Is your air conditioning not blowing as cold as it used to? Maybe it’s time for an AC system tuneup. Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair has a “Brand New Robinair” A/C Evacuate & Recharge machine. This state of the art machine will have you’re a/c system blowing cold again. Summertime is just around the corner, stop in today & have that A/C system blowing cold again so you can stay cool this summer.

  • Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heating System Repair & Service
  • Belt Repair & Replacement
  • Compressor Repair & Replacement
  • Evaporator Repair & Replacement
  • Refrigerant Replacement

Auto Electrical Services in San Diego, CA

Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair provides the best electrical auto service in San Diego, hands down. Whether you’ve lost the “power” in your power steering or your vehicle is ready for power lock repair, we want to be your top choice. From alternators to windows and everything in between, trust Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair to provide your San Diego automotive repair services.
  • Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair
  • Alternator Repair & Replacement
  • Starter Repair & Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Repair
  • Power Lock Repair
  • Power Antenna Repair
  • Power Steering Repair
  • Power Window Repair
  • Power Accessory Repair
  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Service in San Diego, CA

If you’re concerned about passing emissions or you already know your exhaust system isn’t what it should be, visit Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego. We offer exhaust repair and replacement, muffler repair and replacement, and tailpipe repair and replacement.

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Exhaust Upgrades

Alignment Service in San Diego, CA

Precision Alignment Equipment

Your vehicle’s wheels are under constant impact with the terrain that you drive upon. This directly affects your vehicle’s wheel alignment. The changes may not be noticeable right away but after many miles on the road, the misalignment and excessive tire wear will be obvious. This isn’t necessarily a sign of a problem with your vehicle, but a natural result of your vehicle’s time on the road. The moment you drove your vehicle off the lot, the misalignment began. Dave’s Lamont Street Auto Repair in San Diego, CA uses the industry’s most advanced equipment to keep you driving in a straight line. The timing for your wheel alignment service will depend on your driving habits, your vehicle’s purposes, and the terrain on which you travel. Sooner or later you will need to have your wheels aligned. There are a few signs that will typically tip-off drivers when they need to come to us for proper alignment repair.

Protect & Preserve Your Tires

The most obvious sign that you are developing alignment issues is the slight drifting to the right or left when you’re driving on the highway. Simply loosen your grip on the steering wheel and the vehicle starts to act like it has a mind of its own. Pulling to one side means you need a wheel alignment. This is dangerous for you and for other motorists because it’s easier for your vehicle to veer into the next lane, or into oncoming traffic. This gradual misalignment can be sped up by a minor or major collision with a pothole or a curb. Even if you don’t notice anything, it’s still a good idea to let our team check out your vehicle’s tire alignment. Another obvious sign is your tire tread. If the tire tread is wearing unevenly–balding on one side and like-new on the other–you need to get to our shop as soon as possible. The sooner you get to our shop, the better chance you have of saving your premium tires and saving some money.

Schedule Your Wheel Service With Us!

Wheel alignment repair services can be costly, but it will be much more costly to replace tires before you have gotten all of your use out of them. Don’t hesitate with your automotive repair and maintenance services. The faster you get to our ASE Certified techs and precise diagnostic equipment, the easier it will be to protect your tires. Drivers should keep their eyes open for the quality of their vehicle’s alignment. Give us a call today at (858) 273-2277 to schedule your next automotive repair service. You can save time by using our convenient online scheduling system right now. Next time you’re in the area–4448 Lamont Street–feel free to stop by to have your alignment checked. We gladly accept all of our walk-in customers, or you can schedule an appointment online!

  • Alignment Service
  • Struts, Shocks & Suspension Repair & Service

Transmission Service in San Diego, CA

At Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair, we offer excellent transmission service provided by highly qualified technicians. Having your transmission serviced could help extend the life of your vehicle and save you money in the long run.

Does your transmission shift hard or sometimes not at all, slipping while driving on the highway, fluid extremely dirty? It might be time to have all the old dirty fluid flushed from your transmission. Transmission oil should be flushed about every 50,000 miles to prolong the life of your transmission.

Dave's Lamont Street Auto Repair has a “Brand New Robinair” state of the art transmission oil flush machine, best machine in the business. Stop by & have your transmission oil checked today.

  • Transmission Repair & Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Driveline Repair & Maintenance
  • Axle Repair & Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Flywheel Repair & Replacement
  • Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential Rebuild & Service

Hybrid Services in San Diego, CA

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • State of Health Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Cable Inspection & Repair
  • Brake System Repair & Maintenance
  • Transmission Fluid Flush
  • Heating & Cooling System Repair

Complete Auto Service in San Diego

Don’t see your vehicle’s issue here yet? Don’t worry. Our experienced technicians can definitely handle your vehicle’s problem. Contact us via phone, email or in person for more information about the kinds of auto service in San Diego that we offer. Contact us today!