independent service for Lexus® and Toyota®

genuine parts and free rental for most major services

Alternative Auto of Escondido

Alternative Auto of Escondido is an independent service for Lexus® and Toyota® vehicles, from minor service to engine and transmission rebuilding, along with computer diagnostics. Alternative Auto was established in 1995 by Steven Rabideau, a third generation auto mechanic.

Steven felt there was a better way to address the needs of Lexus® and Toyota® owners. Having the background and professionalism learned while serving in U.S.M.C. he applied the diligence and leadership skills acquired and drawing on experiences from watching his grandfather run his Saab specialist shop he knew how to serve the needs of people in a friendly and professional manner. We keep our staff up to date with all current models, including hybrids.

Alternative Automotive is north county’s first and only, independent service for Lexus® and Toyota® vehicles for over a decade. We offer genuine parts and provide free rental for most major services. Our lounge is spacious and comfortable and our staff is courteous and professional. We accept local dealer coupons (bring them in).

Servicing North San Diego County for over 20 years!