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 Volkswagen Repair and Service

Import Auto Service is your one-stop Volkswagen Service San Diego repair shop located less than a mile from the Mission Gorge Exit in Santee, CA. You need a trusted auto mechanic on-call in San Diego, and we address all your service needs with a wide range of auto repairs, including major valve jobs, engine replacements, and transmission replacements.

In order to ensure that you not only receiving superior quality service but also extending the life of your vehicle, proper diagnostics is essential. Regardless of the year and make of your vehicle, all of our mechanics are experienced Volkswagen Service mechanics who are also well-versed in technology who will do whatever it takes to accurately determine the problem with your car.

Common issues to look for in your Volkswagen include the following

  • High mileage automatic transmissions may have shifting problems
  • Power window may fail due to window regulator
  • One or both headlights may not work
  • Engine oil leaks
  • ABS light may come on due to control module failure
  • Difficult to diagnose electrical issues typically due to ground issues
  • Ignition component/engine coolant temperature sensor failure
  • Digital display or instrument cluster may fail
  • Engine may misfire due to failed ignition coil, spark plug, or ignition wire
  • Water from clogged sunroof drains may damage control modules
  • Engine overheating due to damaged water pump impeller

General maintenance tips for your Volkswagen

  • 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 specializing in European and Asian cars, we here at Import Auto Service believe in a strong, committed relationship with our valued Volkswagen 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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