Santee Auto Repair

We work on all foreign and domestic vehicles (242 ) reviews
(619) 596-9999
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sat: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
open Saturday by appointment only

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Santee Toyota Repair and Service

You should have a trusted auto mechanic on-call in San Diego for all your Toyota needs, and Import Auto Service is your one-stop Toyota Service San Diego repair shop. We specialize in servicing Asian and European cars and address all your service needs with a wide range of auto repairs, including major valve jobs, engine replacements, and transmission replacements.

Accurately assessing and determining the issue is the most important part of car servicing in order to ensure that you are receiving superior quality service while also extending the life of your vehicle. At Import Auto Service, all of our technicians are also well-versed in technology and will do everything required to properly diagnose your vehicle.

Common issues to look for in your Toyota include the following

  • Problem with door mechanism in electric sliding doors
  • Power steering leak from pump and/or hose
  • Cracks on the upper dashboard surface
  • Check engine light due to failed oxygen sensor
  • Ticking noise from exhaust manifold (mostly in Toyota Tundras)
  • Motor mount failure in higher mileage vehicles
  • Center multi-function display may fail (Toyota Prius)
  • Burning smell due to valve cover gasket leak
  • Check engine light due to EVAP system fault

General maintenance tips for your Toyota

  • Regularly change oil and air filter (every 3-4k miles for regular oil, every 5-8k miles for synthetic)
  • Rotate your tires every 5-8k miles
  • Check tire pressure
  • Check belts every 25k miles
  • Replace timing belt every 100k miles
  • Check battery terminals
  • Regularly check and top off fluids
  • Flush cooling system once per year
  • Check brake pads and rotors regularly
  • Replace fluid and bleed brake system once per year

Benefits of regular maintenance

  • Lower maintenance costs over time
  • Better gas mileage
  • Increase resale value (be sure to document all services)

A family-owned business located less than a mile from the Mission Gorge exit in Santee, CA, we here at Import Auto Service believe in a strong, committed relationship with our valued Toyota customers and in always providing superior service to our San Diego auto family. To make an appointment with us, simply fill out our online request form or give us a call, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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