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Welcome to Summit Automotive,
your car service in La Mesa, CA!

Summit Automotive was established in 1982 and was specializing in transmissions and now offers full automotive services and has been serving San Diego and East County ever since. We have built a reputation providing our customers with great service and value. We use only the highest quality automotive products and our attention to detail in all our repairs, builds and upgrades is second to none. At Summit Automotive, you can expect quality service, with a piece of mind knowing you are backed with a two-year, 24,000 mile warranty.

We know that you will find value in the quality of the products we sell such as Amsoil Synthetic Oils, Southbend and Southland Clutches, BG products and Jasper Engine. We know that you will find value in the services we do, including all automotive and truck repair and maintenance services, transmission services and drivetrain services. We will fix only what needs to be fixed. Value, to us, means peace of mind with longer warranties, including up to a two-year warranty on most repairs, and up to three-year on most transmissions and engines. Value means always trying to do what is best for our customers and give thoughtful professional advice. Value means honest service.

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About Summit Automotive La Mesa, CA

Since 1982 Philip, John and their team have built Summit Automotive‘s reputation as one of the most honest and trustworthy transmission and automotive repair shops in San Diego. In fact, they have over 600 Five Star reviews including Yelp, Google and Angie’s List. Add to that, their A+ rating with the BBB as well as their Super Service Award on Angie’s list, you know you’ve picked the right shop. Recently Prime Buyers Report voted them one of the top ten repair shops in San Diego.

They have a serving heart and have volunteered their time and talents to the American Diabetes Association, Multiple Sclerosis Association, Toys for Tots and the Rock Church Business Ministry.

Both are dedicated to serving their customers and making sure they’re providing the best service and products and most important value to their customers.

Are you ready to experience the best La Mesa car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

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The Absolute Best Car Service in La Mesa, CA

What sets Summit Automotive apart from all of the others in La Mesa, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in La Mesa, 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 Summit Automotive, 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 La Mesa auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in La Mesa, 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

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
75,063
Service Date
1/19/2024
Services Performed
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED ENGINE VALVE COVER
 
HUGO R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/19/2024

2007 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
195,538
Service Date
1/19/2024
Services Performed
  • REMOVE AND REPLACED WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP
  • PERFORMED COOLANT FLUSH
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT ASSEMBLY
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 4 QTS Premium Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • PERFORMED AN ALIGNMENT WITH SUSPENSION REPAIRS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED BOTH LOWER CONTROL ARMS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED UPPER CONTROL ARMS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS
 
ALLISON G. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/19/2024

2005 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Mileage
240,720
Service Date
1/17/2024
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS LEAKING FROM THE AXLE SEALS AND FRONT PUMP. TECHNICIAN RECOMMEND A TRANSMISSION REBUILD AT THIS TIME.
  • REMOVED AND OVERHAULED TRANSMISSION
  • ALIGNMENT
  • DISCOUNT
 
BRIAN P. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/18/2024

2014 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
184,415
Service Date
12/14/2023
Services Performed
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED 4 SPARK PLUGS
  • TECHNICIAN PERFORMED A FUEL INJECTION SERVICE.
 
Karen Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/14/2023

2005 Mazda Tribute

Mazda Tribute

Mileage
132,047
Service Date
12/8/2023
Services Performed
  • DRAINED AND REFILLED TRANSMISSION WITH VEHICLE SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION FLUID
 
Jan B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/8/2023

2009 Audi Q5

Audi Q5

Mileage
122,050
Service Date
12/1/2023
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 4 QTS Premium Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • OIL PAN &/OR GASKET – Remove & Replace – Lower
  • VALVE COVER GASKET – Remove & Replace – Left Side
 
CHAR L. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/1/2023

2016 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
134,180
Service Date
11/30/2023
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THAT THE FRONT BRAKES ARE METAL TO METAL. ALSO TECH VERIFIED THAT THE REAR BRAKES ARE AT 1MM. TECHNICIAN RECOMMENDS REPLACING BOTH FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PAS AT THIS TIME. TECHNICIAN REMOVED AND REPLACED BOTH FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS.
 
Brandon F. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/30/2023

2018 Ford Flex

Ford Flex

Mileage
89,851
Service Date
11/29/2023
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE AND VERIFIED THAT THERE IS A GRINDING TYPE OF NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE WHEN TURNING. TECHNCIAN CHECKED THE VEHICLE AND VERIFIED THAT THE LEFT FRONT BALL JOINT HAS A LOT OF PAY CAUSNG THE AXLE TO SHIFT IN AND OUT OF THE TRANSMISSION. TECHNICIAN RECOMMEND REPLACING THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND RE-TEST. AFTER REPLACING THE CONTROL ARM THE TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THAT THE NOISE IS STILL PRESENT. TECHNICAL THEN LIFTED THE VEHICLE AND WITH A STETHOSCOPE AND WITH ANOTHER TECHNICIAN THEY VERIFIED THAT THE DRIVE AXLE IS GRINDING. TECHNICIAN THEN REMOVED THE DRIVELINE FROM THE VEHICLE AND ONLY THEN DID THE NOISE GO AWAY. TECHNICIAN AT THIS TIME RECOMMENDS A NEW DRIVE LINE. THE DRIVE LINE IS ALL ONE PIECE.
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE LEFT FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY
  • PERFORMED AN ALIGNMENT
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 6 QTS Premium Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • COMBINATION
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE DRIVELINE (AXLE)
 
Lisa W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/29/2023

2006 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
168,731
Service Date
11/22/2023
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAS AN INTERNAL FAULT AND MUST BE REMOVED FOR FURTHER INSPECTION.
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY
  • OVERHAULED TRANSMISSION- OUT OF THE VEHICLE.
 
LESLIE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/22/2023

2007 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
114,005
Service Date
11/7/2023
Services Performed
  • BRAKE INSPECTION
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED BOTH RADIATOR HOSES AND FILLED THE COOLING SYSTEM TO MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS.
 
Patricia S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/9/2023

2014 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
92,602
Service Date
11/1/2023
Services Performed
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE VALVE COVER GASKET AND GROMMETS
 
HUGO R. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/1/2023

2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
229,166
Service Date
10/26/2023
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN VERIFIED CODES CO387- TRANSFER CASE CODE. ALSO TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THAT THE DRIVERS SIDE MOTOR MOUNT IS BROKEN AND SHOULD BE REPAIRED. TECHNICIAN RECOMMENDS A TRANSMISSION COMPUTER RE-SET AND THEN RE-TEST. THE TECHNICIAN PERFORMED THE REPROGRAM AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS NOT COME BACK ON AND THE VEHICLE HAS NO DRIVE ABILITY ISSUES AT THIS TIME. TECHNICIAN DID NOT A CLUNK COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHEN MOVING FORWARD.
  • REPROGRAMMED MODULES.
  • INSTALLED AN AFTERMARKET TRANSMISSION COOLER
 
Londell H. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/26/2023