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Your Auto Repair Experts — Alternative Automotive

Preserve Your Engine–Quality Performance!

Time is often the enemy of your automobile’s quality performance, but it doesn’t have to be! Start Here–Alternative Automotive in Escondido, CA! We’ll keep your vehicle performing at its best today, tomorrow, and far into the future! Our full-service auto repair shop believes in adding years to your vehicle’s road-life, NOT performing unnecessary and expensive services. The longer you need to drive your vehicle, the more you’ll need a facility that you can trust. With our team of ASE Certified technicians committed to your vehicle’s excellent condition, you have nothing to worry about. Our customers know where to come for all repairs and maintenance. The only thing better than our auto repair expertise is our exceptional customer service.

We know that you have places to go and people to see. And visiting our shop may not be at the top of your to-do list. That’s why we make your repair and maintenance service experience as convenient as possible. Getting you back behind the wheel and on the road safely is our number one priority. Top-notch repairs are why our customers come to Alternative Automotive, and they keep coming back because of how we treat them. We treat our customers like family, giving them specialized attention and affordable rates. Alternative Automotive is the go-to service destination for this area, serving all makes and models–foreign and domestic.

All Makes & Models–Foreign & Domestic

We also have ASE Master Technicians on staff. The best repair experience is always possible when you choose Alternative Automotive. We’re leading the way by maintaining the highest standards of car care in the automotive industry. Our team understands what it’s like to be on the other side of the counter. After all, we’re customers too at some point. We go above and beyond to make sure our customers receive the quality of service and attention that we’d expect to receive for ourselves. We’ve been servicing the Escondido community since 1995 and have established a reputation for top-notch auto repairs, maintenance, tire repair and sales, and customer service.

Our service expertise includes all makes and models of vehicles–both foreign and domestic. Some of our specialties include service to all Lexus, Toyota, Honda, and Acura models. The automotive industry continues to innovate, and we stay abreast of all the latest technologies and service techniques. Our shop specializes in all hybrid maintenance and repair services. We’ll work with your vehicle’s extended warranty, ensuring better repair experiences years down the road. We’re the preferred alternative to the expensive dealerships. For the same level of expertise as the dealers, if not higher, Alternative Automotive continues to be the better option.

Meet Our Team of Friendly Technicians

Omar Gonzalez

Service Manager

Daniel Ramos

Lube Tech

Steve Rabideau

Owner/ASE Master Technician

Kevin Hutchison


Jorge Reyes

ASE Master Technician

Schedule Your Auto Repairs Today!

Our team is always here for you. Whatever you’re driving, whatever questions you have, and whatever repair solutions you need. We’re focused on creating a top-notch service experience that meets, and exceeds, all of your expectations. Alternative Automotive is particularly strong in check engine light diagnostic services which means you should always come to us first to find out the truth about what’s happening under the hood. We’re conveniently located just outside the Escondido AutoPark--137 S. Vinewood St. Next time you’re in the area, feel free to stop by. We gladly welcome all of our walk-ins. You can also save time by scheduling your auto repair appointment right now using our online scheduling system.


I completely trust Alternative Automotive to correctly diagnose any problems with my car. They are always helpful in walking me through what needs to be done now versus what can be put off for a bit. They also fit me in if I call them last minute...as they just did for me! Steve, the owner is the best. I highly recommend Alternative Automotive!

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