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Welcome to Japanese Autocare,
your car service in San Diego, CA!

Choosing Japanese Autocare for your automobile repair is the best way to get dealer quality at a fraction of the cost. . You get higher quality workmanship, factory parts, and all the same warranties.

Located in Rancho Bernardo, Japanese Autocare’s experienced auto repair mechanics specialize in the auto repair of all Japanese brands including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Infiniti, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, and Hyundai.

Here at Japanese Autocare 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 Japanese Autocare is the best option in town!

Up to 50% less than dealer repair charges

All Japanese models repaired
Cars, trucks, and minivans
Guaranteed work

Call today to see how we can save you money on your Rancho Bernardo auto repair needs!

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About Japanese Autocare San Diego, CA

Choosing Japanese Autocare for your automobile repair is the best way to get dealer quality at a fraction of the cost… You get higher quality workmanship, factory parts, and all the same warranties.

Located in Rancho Bernardo, Japanese Autocare‘s experienced auto repair mechanics specialize in the auto repair of all Japanese brands including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Infiniti, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, and Hyundai.

Old fashioned values still apply with the mechanics at Japanese Autocare in Rancho Bernardo!

Rancho Bernardo Extended Warranty Auto Repair Center
Japanese Autocare, located in Rancho Bernardo, is an extended warranty repair center. We are to repair your foreign make car, truck, or minivan under your extended warranty, and we will provide you with quality car repair without the high cost of dealer labor.

What Makes Us Different from Other Rancho Bernardo Auto Repair Shops and Mechanics?

  • Same Day Service
  • Factory Parts
  • Certified Technicians
  • Dealer Quality at a Fraction of the Cost
  • Owner Operated
  • 28 Years Experience
  • Extended Warranty Scheduled Maintenance
  • Warranties Validation

All Types of Work from Oil Changes to Major Engine Repair
By now you probably realize that not all auto repair mechanics are the same! We here at Japanese Autocare pride ourselves on being Japanese auto repair specialists in everything from basic servicing to major repairs. With our 28 years experience with Japanese automobiles, our mechanics have seen just about every problem…and we’ve diagnosed and repaired those problems, too! We know exactly what to look for in the different makes, and we know exactly how to fix the problems common to Japanese cars, trucks, and minivans.

This makes a big difference – to your automobile and to your checkbook. You won’t be bringing your Honda, Toyota, Nissan, or Mazda back for the same repair over and over! And you won’t have to spend a fortune, either! When you bring your Japanese car, truck, or minivan to Japanese Autocare, we will make sure it leaves running like new – and we guarantee our work!

Whether you drive a Lexus, Mitsubishi, Infiniti, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, or any other Japanese automobile, your can trust that the experienced auto repair mechanics at Japanese Autocare to accurately diagnose the problem and repair it quickly at the best price in town

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 Japanese Autocare 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 Japanese Autocare, 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

2015 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Mileage
70,134
Service Date
9/20/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil change
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
  • TIRE ROTATION
 
TINA Y. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/21/2021

2010 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
239,071
Service Date
8/20/2021
Services Performed
  • Unable to test drive vehicle due to no oil registered on engine oil dipstick. Recommend to change oil and filter reset warning indicators, drive vehicle for 500 miles bring it back to review possible oil consumption and possible engine performance codes.
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
  • TIRE ROTATION
 
KENNY A. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/22/2021

2010 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
213,092
Service Date
8/20/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected under he hood for possible problems, Right side wheel liner broken, rubbing against the tire. Inspected right side, left side wheel liner worn out as well. Customer requested to order liner to replace tomorrow.
 
JOHN W. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2021

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

Mileage
104,023
Service Date
8/20/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil change
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
  • TIRE ROTATION
 
JOSEPH T. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2021

2006 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
70,605
Service Date
8/16/2021
Services Performed
  • Customer states presence of rodents under the inside the vehicle, noticed dropping on the carpet, please check and advise.
 
DAVID C. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/17/2021

2016 Acura RDX

Acura RDX

Mileage
73,701
Service Date
8/13/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil change
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
  • TIRE ROTATION
 
CAROLL H. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/14/2021

2009 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
148,204
Service Date
7/23/2021
Services Performed
  • Tested PCM for possible problems, NO codes found, tested catalytic converter back pressure. Catalytic converter on center pipe plugged up. Recommend to replace catalytic converter.
  • Remove catalytic converter unit repaired broken bolts, due to oxidation, replace center pipe gaskets, clean corrosion build up. RETEST. Successfully drove vehicle on the highway at 65 Mph Now system works as intended.
  • Pipe Welding
 
ZAC H. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/23/2021

2014 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
114,288
Service Date
7/2/2021
Services Performed
  • Test drove vehicle, slight pull to the right at 45 mph, inspected under the hood for possible maintenance items, engine oil needs replacement, cabin air filter needs replacement. left font tires slight uneven wear, rear shock worn out, front struts worn out, rear brake pads at 3/32. Recommend to replace front and rear shocks, minor maintenance, and service rear brakes.
  • VALVE CLEARANCE – ADJUST – w/o Valve Adjustment BRAKE HOSES & LINES – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check the master cylinder and VSA modulator-control unit for damage and leakage.] DRIVESHAFT/PROPELLER SHAFT DUST BOOTS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness.] ENGINE COOLANT – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check the coolant level in the coolant reservoir. Make sure it is between the MAX mark and the MIN mark. If the coolant level in the coolant reservoir is at or below the MIN mark, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX mark, then inspect the cooling system for leaks.] EXHAUST SYSTEM – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check catalytic converter heat shields, exhaust pipes, and muffler for damage, leaks, and tightness. NOTE: According to state and federal regulations, failure to do this maintenance item will not void the customer's emissions warranties. However, Acura recommends that all maintenance services be done at the recommended interval, to ensure long-term reliability.] FLUID & LUBRICANT LEVELS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment FRONT & REAR BRAKES – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check pads and discs for wear (thickness), damage, and cracks. Check calipers for damage, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts.] FUEL LINES & CONNECTIONS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check for loose connections, cracks, and deterioration; retighten loose connections and replace damaged parts. NOTE: According to state and federal regulations, failure to do this maintenance item will not void the customer's emissions warranties. However, Acura recommends that all maintenance services be done at the recommended interval, to ensure long-term reliability.] PARKING BRAKE – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment STEERING COMPONENTS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, and gearbox boots. Check steering linkage. Check boots for damage and leaking grease. Check fluid lines for damage and leaks.] SUSPENSION COMPONENTS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check bolts for tightness. Check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage.] ENGINE OIL – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment ENGINE OIL FILTER – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment CABIN AIR FILTER – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [If the vehicle is driven mostly in areas that have high concentrations of dust, pollen, or soot in the air, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). Replace the filter whenever airflow […]

2008 Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen Eos

Mileage
101,358
Service Date
6/18/2021
Services Performed
  • Tested system for possible problems, central electronic correlation, convertible top erratic and inoperable (Stuck open) Reach back to the customer to recap sequence of previous events. Customer declares that vehicle was in sedentary position longer than 4 moths. Customer okay for us to reach out to Firestone store. Spoke to fire stone manager. Firestone states that vehicle was towed in, battery was dead, after Firestone replaced battery vehicle was in operable condition, completed routine service gave vehicle back to customer. Recommend to perform central electronics adaption. TO RETEST
  • Initialized control electronics AUTO LOGIC using Assist Plus Scanner. Successfully open and closed convertible top, Evidence of dry linkage on left side flapper, evidence of wear on right side convertible top shocks. Recommend to replace convertible top shocks and service all convertible top links TO RETEST.
 
GREG S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/19/2021

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
106,837
Service Date
6/16/2021
Services Performed
  • Removed transmission, throw out bearing warped, flywheel surface defective, pilot bearing worn out, clutch disc worn out, recommend to replace clutch components.
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed]
  • FLYWHEEL (AUTO TRANS) – Remove & Replace – Base,4 Spd Trans,In-Line4
 
REECE S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/16/2021

2014 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
86,617
Service Date
5/25/2021
Services Performed
  • Check brake fluid for moisture and contamination. 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.
  • CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT BOOT – Remove & Replace – One Axle,Both,Inner & Outer
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: 90K mileage service
  • POWER STEERING – Fluid Flush
  • TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain + Fill
  • VALVE CLEARANCE – ADJUST – w/o Valve Adjustment BRAKE HOSES & LINES – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check the master cylinder and VSA modulator-control unit for damage and leakage.] DRIVESHAFT/PROPELLER SHAFT DUST BOOTS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness.] ENGINE COOLANT – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check the coolant level in the coolant reservoir. Make sure it is between the MAX mark and the MIN mark. If the coolant level in the coolant reservoir is at or below the MIN mark, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX mark, then inspect the cooling system for leaks.] EXHAUST SYSTEM – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check catalytic converter heat shields, exhaust pipes, and muffler for damage, leaks, and tightness. NOTE: According to state and federal regulations, failure to do this maintenance item will not void the customer's emissions warranties. However, Acura recommends that all maintenance services be done at the recommended interval, to ensure long-term reliability.] FLUID & LUBRICANT LEVELS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment FRONT & REAR BRAKES – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check pads and discs for wear (thickness), damage, and cracks. Check calipers for damage, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts.] FUEL LINES & CONNECTIONS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check for loose connections, cracks, and deterioration; retighten loose connections and replace damaged parts. NOTE: According to state and federal regulations, failure to do this maintenance item will not void the customer's emissions warranties. However, Acura recommends that all maintenance services be done at the recommended interval, to ensure long-term reliability.] PARKING BRAKE – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment STEERING COMPONENTS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, and gearbox boots. Check steering linkage. Check boots for damage and leaking grease. Check fluid lines for damage and leaks.] SUSPENSION COMPONENTS – INSPECT – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Check bolts for tightness. Check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage.] ENGINE OIL – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment ENGINE OIL FILTER – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment CABIN AIR FILTER – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [If the vehicle is driven mostly in areas that have high concentrations of dust, pollen, or soot in the air, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). Replace the filter […]

2007 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
140,201
Service Date
5/6/2021
Services Performed
  • Removed left side front fuse box next to battery unit, Main connector to heater circuit excessive amount of corrosion. Disconnected all main connectors to clean, added new moisture repellent. Started engine NOW SYSTEM WORKS as intended.
  • Tested PCM for possible problems, P0103, P0134 related to MAF sensor and Oxygen sensor circuit malfunction. Tested MAF and oxygen sensor circuit, circuit erratic. Coolant leak detected spilling into MAF sensor, removed MAF sensor connector, coolant detected inside connector. Cleaned connector to retest, MAF sensor code present. Recommend FUrther diagnostics, involves partial removal of fuse box for visual inspection.
 
ADEN A. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/6/2021