About Us in Escondido, CA

Third Generation Mechanic–Alternative Automotive

alternative automotive

Auto Service Excellence–Since 1996!

Alternative Automotive has been the better alternative since back in 1995 when we were a mobile operation. Even back then, we were putting our customers’ convenience first. Our whole business plan was built upon making auto service experience as quick and easy as possible. Our commitment to excellence soon led us to needing more space from which to provide our service expertise. Today, we perform our top quality auto repairs and maintenance services from a spacious facility with 6 service bays. We’re definitely a warm, inviting, and clean repair shop that welcomes customers to sit back and relax in our roomy lounge. By the time you finish catching up on your emails we’ll we have you back on the road, fully operational.

Owner and operator Steve Rabideau is a third generation mechanic, which means quality auto repairs and maintenance is in his blood. As a result, Alternative Automotive is a shop that believes in doing things the right way! 1) No shortcuts, 2) Attention to detail, and 3) Safety first, are the basic principles by which we operate our shop. You and your vehicle receive all the benefits of our top quality services. It’s nice to have an excellent repair shop that you can trust with your vehicle. Every visit to our facility will enhance your vehicle’s overall performance, efficiency, and longevity. We’re always putting ourselves in our customer’s shoes, which means we’re always on your side. It brings smiles to our faces to see that you’re completely satisfied with our services. You’ll drive away in a much better condition than you arrived, whether you receive routine maintenance or complex repairs.

We stand proudly behind all of our repairs, maintenance, and service plans that use state-of-the-art tools and equipment. Our team understands that we’re not just servicing your vehicle, but we’re serving You. And you come first! We greet you with an inviting smile and a level of professionalism that lets you know your vehicle is in excellent hands. As our motto states–“Leading the Way in Quality Service”–we consider ourselves the standard bearer for local auto repair shops. We’re strong in automotive diagnostic services, strong in maintenance service plans, strong in tire repair, and strong in quality auto repairs. Bring us your vehicle today or give us a call with any questions or concerns about our services or your vehicle’s needs.