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C & D Auto Care, conveniently located in the heart of La Mesa, California, is a friendly, high-quality automotive shop specializing in Auto Repair, Brake Repair, Transmission Repair, Engine Repair, and Auto Electrical Service.

General Info
Welcome to C & D Auto Care, and thank you for taking the time to visit us on Yellowpages. We are here to make your auto repair experience as pleasant as possible. From collision repairs to windshield replacements - from oil changes to major engine repairs - our certified mechanics strive to give you a peace of mind while taking care of all the details and promptly getting you back on the road and off to the next thing in your life. Whether we are returning your vehicle to pre-issue condition, providing scheduled maintenance, or improving the condition of your vehicle, we will always do our best to guarantee quality and prompt service. We have been proud to serve the La Mesa and surrounding areas for over 26 years, and are anxious to meet you when you are in need of mechanical services. We offer a variety of automotive services - please just ask! So come into our auto shop this week and discover for yourself why we are considered one of the best in the region.
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
NAPA Auto Care
Bosch, acura, bmw, buick, cadillac, chevrolet, chrysler, cooper, dodge, ford, gmc, honda, hyundai, jeep, kelly, kia, lexus, lincoln, mazda, mercedes benz, mercury, mitsubishi, nissan, oldsmobile, pontiac, subaru, toyota, volkswagen, volvo
Payment method
debit, all major credit cards
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AAA Automobile Club of Southern California Quality Service Award,ASE-Certified Auto Mechanics,ASE/NAPA La Mesa Distribution Center Technician,Certified Green Business,NAPA AutoCare Center
Auto Repair & Service, Auto Oil & Lube, Auto Transmission, Automobile Diagnostic Service, Automobile Electrical Equipment, Automobile Inspection Stations & Services, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Automotive Tune Up Service, Brake Repair, Clutches, Emissions Inspection Stations, Engine Rebuilding & Exchange, Radiators Automotive Sales & Service, Tire Dealers
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Jane H.



I was lucky to find them fairly soon after I moved to San Diego a number of years ago. The neighbor who recommended them couldn't say enough good things about them. He was right. They do their best to do the work right and stand behind their work.

Jerry K.



C & D is an outstanding auto repair shop. I've been a loyal customer of theirs for 15+ years. C & D will never recommend a procedure they don't think is necessary or not in sync with the manufacturer's specifications. Whilst it's true they offer honesty, integrity, thorough workmanship & fair prices===>none of which is to be discounted===>in my mind what makes them so outstanding is that they offer a personal relationship with their customers. This is quite unique in their field of expertise. In my own case, they have on numerous occasions helped me with auto repair problems above and beyond what I have contracted with them to do. They have given me the absolute confidence that if I run into a problem with my car they will be there through thick & think to hep me get through it. And I depend on my automobile for my livelihood. That is why I drive all the way from Encinitas to their shop in La Mesa to have my repairs done. It's more than worth it to me. I could go on and on about what makes their service unique, but I invite you to give me a call at (760) 479-0690 if you are searching for a mechanic. I'd be happy to go into more detail about why I am such an enthusiastic fan of their business. Good luck! Sincerely, Jerry Kavanau

Sail S.



I love them! The only reason I do not give 5 stars is they are rather pricy. Every time I go and visit they are always honest with me and welcome me with a smile.



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The shop has it all!

excellent quality of work and superior customer service. Also great coffee and good humor



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Dara and his staff are knowledgable and fair. After dealing with the dealership while under warranty, I was ready for an honest mechanic that would only perform the needed repairs, give good advise and explain the process completely. These guys really care that the job is well done and that you are satisfied!



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DARA is amazing

I would say that DARA is amazing and an honest guy. He is really nice and explains things in an easy way.



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Prompt service

Professional, straightforward, prompt service. I felt like I got what I needed and the suggested additional maintenance was not pushed on me, but I was given a manageable time frame to plan for the expense.



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Honest and reliable

My dad was a master mechanic, and he was honest, reliable and brilliant when it came to fixing cars. This is the first time in 30 years I've found someone who equals my dad, and all the other 5 star reviews were very much right. I wish I could give them 10 stars!

Gypsy M


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Best auto repair experience ever

I have an older car that failed a recent smog test. I went to C&D after reading all the good reviews and I was not disappointed. Dara went over the car completely and found everything that was wrong with it, and prioritized the list so that I could handle the major problems now and the minor ones later. He delivered FAR more than was expected and his prices are more than fair.
My late father was a master mechanic, and the most honest person I've ever known. Also the most reliable. Unconsciously, I compare everyone else to my dad, and this is the first time I've met someone I felt I could trust as much. The level of care and professionalism at C&D is unsurpassed. I won't go anywhere else now.



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Know what they are doing

Dara and his staff at C&D are well trained, honest and know what they are doing. Their quality of work is excellent and their prices are more than fair. I'll never take my vehicles anywhere else for repairs or service.

John Wayne Heusner


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Outstanding Consistent Quality and Reliable Service

I have been a C&D customer for over 20 years and have always been very pleased and satisfied with Dara's honest and high quality service. Always willing to explain his recommendations and always providing options for me to consider. Fair pricing and quality work. Have recommended to many friends.



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I am happy to have found skilled mechanics

C & D found and repaired a mistake made by another shop. We were looking for shops open on a Saturdays and we found one that provide options and puts the choice in our hands. Dara gave us a full and complete picture of both vehicles we brought in which is much appreciated. They warranty their work parts and labor. I am happy to have found skilled mechanics who can diagnose and repair a wide spectrum of issues and give me options on how to handle them.



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Honest people, great service

Quality of work and customer service and honest in recommending only work that is needed



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ALWAYS very friendly

Dara and his son Bobby have ALWAYS been very friendly, professional and they go above and beyond to make sure that the work is at it highest quality. Dara evaluates your vehicle and will give you suggestions. I also like that he takes the initiative to help with the little things....He replaced my wipers after I had paid for service. He recognized that my wipers were shot and replaced them for free. I will not go anywhere else for auto repair.



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Dara and his crew are the best

I would tell them that Dara and his crew are the best. They are all well trained and know exactly what they are doing. the are always very courteous and professional and work is done very efficiently.



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THE finest place

It is THE finest place to relay on for all auto needs; and, they are honest/caring/thorough.



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Exceptional service

Exceptional service and you do not have to worry about being charged for something that did not need to be fixed.



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Great Service

I have always had great service and have never felt like I was being taken advantage of or being offered services I didn't need, as I have found with other shops.



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Very trustworthy

Dara is very trustworthy and gives me solutions that will save me money.