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About Us | Family Auto Service

Growing up in his father’s auto repair shop, founder of Family Auto Service, Rob Rowsell, has had a long-standing affinity for the automotive industry. Learning to weld and fabricate metal at a young age, Rob started out as an auto mechanic and eventually moved along to his true passion in the industry: advising clients on their auto repair needs. Building upon that deep-seated love of the automotive world, Rob and his wife Claudia decided to open Family Auto Service in San Diego County.

Expanding to include many locations in 2018, when our Santee location was added, Family Auto Service remains San Diego County’s best choice for high-quality auto repair and superior client service. Services at each location include full-service auto repair, though some of our specialties include brake and tire maintenance, oil changes, fluid exchanges, and fuel injection cleaning. If you have an issue that you can’t pinpoint, our experienced auto mechanics will do a thorough inspection of your vehicle and work with you to find a solution to your automotive problems. All of our shops work on domestic, European, and Asian vehicles, so you can be sure that whichever Family Auto Service shop you choose to visit, your vehicle is in good hands.

At Family Auto Service, we pride ourselves on our one-of-a-kind dedication to client service. Each of our San Diego County locations includes a comfortable seating area complete with television and Wi-Fi, should you choose to wait while your vehicle is serviced. All our shops have complimentary coffee (for those days when you need a pick-me-up while you wait), as well as water, and some even have snacks!

Like it says in our name, we’re a family business, and we want to make sure you and your family are comfortable when you stop in. We know that waiting for your vehicle to get serviced can be tough to sit through, especially when you’ve got little ones. To help make your next service with us a little less stressful for your family, we’ve included a children’s play area in each of our lobbies to keep the kids entertained (and you sane!).

If you find yourself in need of the best auto repair and maintenance shop in San Diego County, Family Auto Service has many convenient locations to choose from in La Jolla, La Mesa, Santee, Alpine, and Miramar. We invite you to visit any of our locations to experience firsthand the superior auto repair and client services we’re known for. It’s auto repair you can trust! Call and schedule your appointment today. Each location is open Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturdays 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


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