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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

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 […]

2009 Scion xB

Scion xB

Mileage
144,043
Service Date
2/18/2021
Services Performed
  • Complete degreasing of entire engine bay, including all topside and undercarriage components.
  • CUSTOMER STATED THE FOLLOWING: While driving on freeway, vehicle began to slowly stop & all lights on dash were going off. Vehicle has never had regular maint service except for oil change/changes & tire replacement
  • IGNITION COIL – Remove & Replace – All 4
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace
  • 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 […]

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
77,905
Service Date
2/12/2021
Services Performed
  • AIR/FUEL RATIO SENSOR – Remove & Replace – In-Line4 Upstream Oxygen Sensor
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Oil change & overall check of vehicle. Update: Check engine light came on yesterday
  • 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 the vehicle is driven primarily in dusty […]

2012 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
127,713
Service Date
2/5/2021
Services Performed
  • 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 the vehicle is driven primarily in dusty conditions, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).] MAINTENANCE MINDER LIGHT – RESET – w/o Valve Adjustment w/Valve Adjustment – [Reset the Maintenance Minder Light after every service is […]

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

Mileage
64,614
Service Date
1/12/2021
Services Performed
  • A/C COMPRESSOR – Remove & Replace – V6 – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – Complete Charge – [Includes: Air Conditioning system recover, evacuate and recharge.]
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: A/C system check
 
TODD L. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/4/2021

2015 Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

Mileage
23,044
Service Date
2/3/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATED THE FOLLOWING: Wiring in vehicle is not right, will need to connect the key fob & oil change
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check fluid levels and tire pressures. Road test vehicle.
  • Reprogramming Key Fob
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed] Yes
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
SHAHLA G. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/3/2021

2014 Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke

Mileage
99,046
Service Date
1/26/2021
Services Performed
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – [Includes: R&I Charge Air Cooler.] – [Includes: Test.]
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: Timing belt inspection, vehicle is making a squeaky noise
  • SERPENTINE BELT TENSIONER – Remove & Replace – [Includes: Replace Belt (if necessary).]
 
TONY T. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/26/2021

2014 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
14,564
Service Date
1/18/2021
Services Performed
  • BATTERY – Testing – [Includes: Hydrometer and load test.]
  • BATTERY UNIT – Remove & Replace [Includes CAN/OBD II monitor keep alive memory]
  • CUSTOMER STATED THE FOLLOWING: Not starting
  • TOWING CHARGE
 
JAMES H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/19/2021

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Nissan Rogue Sport

Mileage
43,341
Service Date
12/7/2020
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.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed]
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
ELIZABETH Y. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/8/2020

2017 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
24,399
Service Date
11/9/2020
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATED THE FOLLOWING: Check Tires, Tire light is on and Rotate tires if needed per customer request
  • Tire Rotation
 
SUSAN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/9/2020

2006 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
156,378
Service Date
10/30/2020
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING: OIL CHANGE AND OVERALL CHECK
  • 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
 
FRANK G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/30/2020

2007 Lexus SC 430

Lexus SC 430

Mileage
76,568
Service Date
10/26/2020
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.
  • TIRE ROTATION – [If Needed]
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
 
JOHN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/26/2020