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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

2013 Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S

Mileage
179,554
Service Date
5/12/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected under the hood for possible problems, front end lower trim cover (s) making contact to the surface when vehicle reaching momentum. Trim pieces on left front and right front missing upon arrival, Fastened lower trim covers by using zip ties, test drove vehicle for the second time. NO NOISE DETECTED, now system works as intended. inspected front and rear brakes, front brakes up to 6/32 rear brakes up to 6/32.
 
NINA M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/13/2021

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

2007 Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy

Mileage
123,815
Service Date
4/30/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Check tire pressure, check fuel lines, check auto transmission fluid, check fluid in both differentials, check brake line & check brake pads
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed]
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
MIKE V. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/1/2021

2016 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

Mileage
65,194
Service Date
4/30/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil change and overall look of vehicle
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed] No
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
CELESTE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/30/2021

2006 Lexus ES 330

Lexus ES 330

Mileage
134,476
Service Date
4/22/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected under the hood for possible problems, coolant leaking from thermostat pipe 'O'Ring seal.
  • THERMOSTAT PIPE SEAL – R/R [Includes coolant refill].
 
BRYANT C. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/22/2021

2007 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
214,698
Service Date
4/6/2021
Services Performed
  • ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE – Remove & Replace – Hybrid,Hybrid Limited Hybrid Vehicle Control Computer
  • Tested Hybrid module for possible trouble codes, code P0158 related to oxygen sensor circuit. Tested oxygen sensor, sensor heater circuit open. Replaced sensor under warranty, code remains. Tested circuit for possible problems, power to oxygen sensor from main fuse, no signal from computer to oxygen sensor. Recommend to replace Hybrid module.
  • Program used PCM with operating system, vehicle configurations and all available software updates. Program immobilizer. System scanned and cleared. No codes or lights present.
 
VADIM K. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/7/2021

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
120,556
Service Date
3/30/2021
Services Performed
  • A/C COMPRESSOR DRIVE BELT – Remove & Replace – PreRunner,In-Line4
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace – Rear,Both Sides – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • 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.
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil change & check overall
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed]
  • TRANSMISSION FLUID – Service
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
TONY A. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/30/2021

2018 Honda Clarity

Honda Clarity

Mileage
65,065
Service Date
3/25/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil Change & service code A 0 1 2 7
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed] No
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
CHRISTENE V. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/28/2021

2007 Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Mileage
125,845
Service Date
3/19/2021
Services Performed
  • BLOWER MOTOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • Complete degreasing of entire engine bay, including all topside and undercarriage components.
  • MESH KIT – Custom cut to fit
  • 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 from the heating and air conditioning system is less than normal.] AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [If […]

2013 Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Mileage
62,677
Service Date
3/5/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil change & Brake inspection
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed] Yes
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
MIKE P. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/5/2021

2017 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Mileage
37,127
Service Date
3/5/2021
Services Performed
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill – 1.8L Eng – [Includes: Additional time for use of scan tool to perform this procedure.]
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Repair some body work, oil change & overall inspection
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed]
  • 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 from the heating and […]

2016 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

Mileage
49,450
Service Date
2/18/2021
Services Performed
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill – Gas/Electric – [Includes: Additional time for use of scan tool to perform this procedure.]
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Maint service
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed] Yes
  • 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 – Inspect – 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 from the heating and air conditioning system is less than normal.] AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – REPLACE – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [If the vehicle is driven […]