Auto Service in Escondido, CA

Full-Service Auto Repair Facility--Alternative Automotive

Accurate Engine Diagnostics

Take care of your vehicle by letting our qualified team have a look under the hood. We’re here for more than just fixing breakdowns and performing repair services. That all is important, but there’s a better way. Alternative Automotive in Escondido, CA wants you to avoid costly repairs altogether. It’s possible! All we need is your trust and your vehicle, and we can show you how. It all starts with a careful and consistent maintenance service plan. This gives us the opportunity to identify potential problems before they become repair needs down the road. The most important maintenance service is the oil change and it protects your engine’s performance and longevity.

We’ll design a service plan that’s perfectly-suited for you and your vehicle. We consider your vehicle’s age, your driving habits, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Come to us for tune-ups, engine diagnostics, computer diagnostics, fluid services, oil filter changes, safety inspections, and more. Normal road travel will cause wear-and-tear that leads to repairs and breakdowns. Keeping your vehicle on a consistent service plan gives us the opportunity to save you time, money, and stress. Timing is everything when it comes to any of your auto services. You can prevent many performance issues just by adhering to an appropriate service plan.

State-of-the-Art Tools & Equipment

Thorough engine analyses and inspections may not be enough to prevent some repair needs. We promise to be there when and if that day arrives. Every automotive repair service starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our advanced equipment and certified technicians are able to find out exactly what’s wrong with your vehicle’s systems. Malfunctions can be misdiagnosed and lead to unnecessary repairs. We know that our customers do not have time or money to waste. That’s why we only provide accurate diagnostics and keep you on the shortest and most affordable path to recovery. Alternative Automotive is able to handle any of your vehicle’s components–from bumper-to-bumper.

Save yourself time, money, and stress by coming to us first for your check engine light diagnosis. You can be confident that your vehicle’s repairs are correct because we use the latest technologies and service techniques. We’ll get to the bottom of whatever is causing a problem with your vehicle’s systems–engine, mechanical, or electrical. Pay attention to the early warning signs and respond quickly to any performance issue. Bring your engine repairs, brake repairs, transmission services, exhaust system repairs, air conditioning repairs, steering and suspension repairs, and much more. We’ll have you back on the road in no time, after our accurate diagnoses and complete auto repairs.

Schedule Your Auto Service Today!

If you’ve been dealing with a performance issue for a while, are due for schedule maintenance, or need a tire repaired, today’s the day to let us take care of it for you. Delaying auto services can do extensive damage to your vehicle. Owners are usually unaware of what’s happening under the hood, until it’s too late. Avoid costly repairs and breakdowns by visiting the expert techs at Alternative Automotive. Give us a call today at 760-480-0851 to schedule an auto service appointment. Next time you’re in the area of our shop, feel free to stop by. To save yourself some time, you can schedule service right now using our convenient online scheduling system.

We Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair Services

Standard Maintenance Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120K Mile Services
  • DMV Certified Vehicle Inspection & Repairs
  • State Emission Inspections & Repairs
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Oil Changes
  • Tune Ups
  • Filter Replacements
  • Safety & Emissions Inspections
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Fluid Services
  • Trip Inspections
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
  • Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Repair
  • Chassis & Suspension Repair
  • Suspension & Steering Repair


  • Transmission Repair & Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Driveline Repair & Maintenance
  • Axle Repair & Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Flywheel Repair & Replacement
  • Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential Rebuild & Service

Engine Services

  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Replacement
  • Engine Performance Check
  • Belt Replacement
  • Hose Replacement
  • Cooling System Repair
  • Radiator Repair & Replacement
  • Water Pump Repair & Replacement
  • Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
  • Fuel Injection Repair & Service
  • Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
  • Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Tire Services

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Air Pressure Checks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair

  • Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heating System Repair & Service
  • Belt Repair & Replacement
  • Compressor Repair & Replacement
  • Evaporator Repair & Replacement
  • Refrigerant Replacement

Fleet Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Semi & Commercial Truck Repair & Maintenance
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • DOT Inspections
  • State Inspections
  • Fleet Accounts

Auto Electrical Services

  • Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair
  • Alternator Repair & Replacement
  • Starter Repair & Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Repair
  • Power Lock Repair
  • Power Antenna Repair
  • Power Steering Repair
  • Power Window Repair
  • Power Accessory Repair
  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades

Hybrid Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • State of Health Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Cable Inspection & Repair
  • Brake System Repair & Maintenance
  • Transmission Fluid Flush
  • Heating & Cooling System Repair