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Welcome to RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc.,
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If you’re looking for auto repair in Ramona, CA, you’ve found us. Here at RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Ramona car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Ramona offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Ramona, we are totally confident that RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. is the best option in town!

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About RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. Ramona, CA

Since 1996 RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. has been there for the people of Ramona. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and we truly believe in “CARE”, Customers Are the Reason we Exist”. Therefore the reason AAA has endorsed us since 1997 as the only AAA approved & endorsed repair facility in Ramona. A statement & endorsement we take great pride in.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. the best car service in Ramona!

Are you ready to experience the best Ramona car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Ramona, CA

What sets RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc. apart from all of the others in Ramona, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Ramona, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc., you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Ramona auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Ramona, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2017 Kia Forte5

Kia Forte5

Mileage
39,197
Service Date
2/23/2021
Services Performed
  • * Warm engine – OK * Apply degrease solution to oily & dirty areas – OK * Wash off after 10 minutes with low pressure water – OK * Test drive after
  • Changed oil and oil filter. Lube Chassis & Driveline Check sheet: Transmission fluid: ok Radiator water: ok Windshield wiper fluid: Topped off Wiper Blades ok Battery water: ok Battery Date code______N/a_____ Brake fluid ok Air filter: ok Cabin Filter: OK Belts: ok Hoses: ok Shocks & suspension: ok Chassis lubrication: ok Oil leaks: ok Lights: ok Tires: ok Date codes: 2020 Tread depth – LF___9__RF____9_LR__10___RR___10___ Air Pressure F=___35___R=___35___ Visual Brake inspection F=__5mm___ R=___4mm___ Oil Sticker: Door RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR____OK_____ Reset engine light and checked for re-trigger.
  • Complete hookup & analysis on Scope or Scanner 1. Confirm problem : Yes 2. Monitors : Good 3. Computer codes : P052A 4. Mode 6 data: Fail – Info – 5. Visual test : OK 6. Engine vac. @ idle : N/A 7. Engine vac. @ 2500 : N/A 8. Smoke test : N/A 9. Diagnostics : Cold start A Camshaft position timing over advanced Bank 1. T ECM monitors the variable valve timing position for an over advanced camshaft timing during cold start up. The ECM set code. With it remains in an advanced position due to having no oil pressure. Recommend Oil change, and de-grease bottom fo car. 10. Confirm fix: YES – Tire Pressure F= 35 R= 35 Complementary inspection Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – No Oil Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF_9____LF___9___RR__10____LR___10___ Tire Date codes – 2020 Visual Brake inspection – F__5mm__R__4mm___
 
Bob M. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/23/2021

2005 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
34,191
Service Date
2/8/2021
Services Performed
  • Tire Pressure 35/35
 
Jim S. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/8/2021

2004 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
61,143
Service Date
1/14/2021
Services Performed
  • * Remove old brake fluid from the master cylinder -OK * Clean reservoir of any debris as best as possible – OK * Install new brake fluid – OK * Bleed each wheel according to the factory specified sequence – OK * Top off fluid to the proper level – OK * Clean each bleeder screw area of fluid – OK * Reinspect for leaks – OK * Inspect brake pedal for the proper travel – OK * Test drive the vehicle – OK
  • * Test drive vehicle to Ins for proper steering operation – OK * Add 1 bottle of steering fluid cleaner – OK * Start vehicle and allow it to idle – OK * Cycle steering to circulate steering cleaner through system – OK * Connect the Power Steering Flush machine to the vehicle – OK * Start flush cycle, while monitoring fluid level – OK * Complete flush cycle while using the entire container of Premium Power Steering Fluid – OK * Verify proper fluid level – OK * Test drive vehicle – OK
  • Air filter – Found rodents nest in filter, Cabin filter – N/A Belts – Found serpentine belt cracked Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tire Pressure – 40PSI Tires – RF_8/32__LF_8/32__RR_8/32__LR__8/32__ Tire Date codes – 17 Visual Brake inspection – F____12mm___R__10mm____
  • Inspected vehicle, removed door panel to get to master window switch. Back probed switch to read signals when switch was activated. Was looking for 12V battery voltage to activate window motor, found weak signals giving out 8V at times. Used power probe to supply power to window motor. Window motor worked normal; however, no power was received from master window switch. Replaced master window switch and tested windows. Windows roll up and down normally at this time.
  • Removed nest found in box and removed old air filter. Installed new air filter and cleaned surrounding area.
  • Removed old serpentine belt due to cracking. Installed new serpentine belt. Ran engine for five minutes. Checked belt, belt is secure. Test drove vehicle. Vehicle runs good at this time.
 
Alan B. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/8/2021

2007 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
101,849
Service Date
2/1/2021
Services Performed
  • Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tire Pressure – Tires – RF_____LF______RR______LR______ Tire Date codes – Visual Brake inspection – F__________R_________
  • Changed oil and oil filter. Lube Chassis & Driveline Check sheet: Transmission fluid: ok Radiator water: ok Windshield wiper fluid: ok Wiper Blades ok Battery water: ok Battery Date code__NA_________ Brake fluid ok PS fluid: ok Air filter: ok Cabin Filter: OK Belts: ok Hoses: ok Shocks & suspension: ok Chassis lubrication: ok Oil leaks: ok Lights: ok Tires: ok Date codes: 2019 Tread depth – LF__6________RF___6_______LR___8_______RR____8______ Air Pressure F=__35________R=__35________ Visual Brake inspection F=___3__________ R=____3_______ Oil Sticker: Door RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR___YES______ Notes: Strut top plate noise on test drive?
  • Installed customer supplied glove box latch, after installing and closing door now latch not working. Customer said they will bring it back for us to repair.
  • POWER STEERING HOSE – Remove & Replace – Pressure
  • Put vehicle on rack to inspect and found the pressure side power steering hose leaking.
 
Laura D. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/1/2021

2005 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
67,315
Service Date
1/28/2021
Services Performed
  • Tire Pressure 35/35
 
Curtis L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/28/2021

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
32,441
Service Date
1/12/2021
Services Performed
  • Changed oil and oil filter. Lube Chassis & Driveline Check sheet: Transmission fluid: ok Radiator water: ok Windshield wiper fluid: ok Wiper Blades ok Battery water: ok Battery Date code__N/A___ Brake fluid ok Hyd. clutch fluid: ok PS fluid: ok Air filter: ok Cabin Filter: OK Belts: ok Hoses: ok Shocks & suspension: ok Chassis lubrication: ok Oil leaks: ok Lights: ok Tires: ok Date codes: 4916 Tread depth – LF__5/32_RF__5/32___LR__8/32__RR__8/32___ Air Pressure F=__32__R=____32__ Visual Brake inspection F=__8mm__ R=__10mm__ Oil Sticker: Door RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR____99%_____
  • Complete hookup & analysis on Scope or Scanner 1. Confirm problem : Yes 2. Monitors : N/A 3. Computer codes : G180 4. Mode 6 data: Pass/Fail – Info – 5. Visual test : N/A 6. Engine vac. @ idle : N/A 7. Engine vac. @ 2500 : N/A 8. Smoke test : N/A 9. Diagnostics : Inspected found tiny foot prints under dash, found rodent damage, found rodent nest, found SRS codes for crash input sensor no signal, signal high open. Removed door panels and B-pillars and D-pillars found rodent nest under seat at D-pillar. Traced wires to D-pillar where chewed wires are for rear side G180 input sensor. Recommend repair wires, clear codes and recheck. 10. Confirm fix: YES Tire Pressure F= 32 R= 32
  • Removed Rear Seat, cleaned area before repairs, replaced the chewed wires with New wires, solder and heat shrink each chewed wire. Tested SRS signal with Computer system unit. All codes passed. Re-installed rear seat, re-installed door panels, continued with Oil Change.
 
Matthew M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/13/2021

2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
78,414
Service Date
1/6/2021
Services Performed
  • Changed oil and oil filter. Lube Chassis & Driveline Check sheet: Transmission fluid: ok Radiator water: ok Windshield wiper fluid: ok Wiper Blades ok Battery water: ok Battery Date code___Covered__ Brake fluid ok Hyd. clutch fluid: n/a PS fluid: ok Air filter: ok Cabin Filter: OK Belts: ok Hoses: ok Shocks & suspension: ok Chassis lubrication: ok Oil leaks: ok Lights: ok Tires: ok Date codes: 18/16 Tread depth – LF_7__RF___7__LR__7__RR___7__ Air Pressure F=__32__R=___32__ Visual Brake inspection F=__4mm__ R=____4mm__ Oil Sticker: Windshield RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR____ok_____
  • Tire Pressure:
 
Ed S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2021

2007 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
181,194
Service Date
12/10/2020
Services Performed
  • Air filter – OK Cabin filter – Dirty Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tire Pressure – 30/30 Tires – RF_7mm____LF__7mm____RR___7mm___LR__7mm____ Tire Date codes – 2020 Visual Brake inspection – F___10mm_______R___10mm______
  • Installed vehicle on lift and inspected engine for any oil leaks. Found valve cover gasket leaking oil onto front exhaust manifold and running down engine block, dripping onto the exhaust pipes which is causing the oil burning smell. Removed bolts from front upper timing cover to inspect condition of timing belt. Found no cracks in belt, looks ok; however, may need replacement due to age.
  • Rebalance tires – Yes Rotate tires – Yes Check Valve stems – OK Check Tire tread – LF 7mm RF 7mm LR 7mm RR 7mm Visual brake inspection – F = 10mm , R = 10mm Tire Pressure – 30/30 Date Codes – 2020 Wheels torqued – 86 LBS Torque Notes – Rotated tires, balanced and adjusted weight. Set to 35PSI
  • Removed cabin filter and replaced with new one. Cleaned out rat nest from A/C fan.
  • Removed old camshaft seal and replaced with new one.
  • Removed old crankshaft seal and replaced with new one.
  • Removed timing belt. Installed new timing belt. Caught and reused most of the clean coolant had to add 1/2 gallon of new Toyota coolant. Added 2ft of new bulk hose (3/8 inch tube) to evap system due to cracks in hose, could not reuse.
  • Removed valve covers. Removed bad gaskets and tube seals. Removed spark plugs and installed new spark plugs. Checked all valve and lifter clearances and found to be in spec, Intake: Cylinder 1 – .008/.009 , Cylinder 3 – .008/.008 , Cylinder 5 – .008/.008 , Cylinder 2 – .010/.009 , Cylinder 4 .008/.009 , Cylinder 6 – .014/.012 Exhaust: Cylinder 1 – .012/.013 , Cylinder 3 – .014 / .014 , Cylinder 5 – .014/.013 , Cylinder 2 .015/.014 , Cylinder 4 – .014/.014 , Cylinder 6 – .014/.012. Installed new tube seals and resealed "half moon" caps on heads. Installed new valve cover gaskets and intake gasket. Cleaned old leaked oil as best as possible without degrease.
  • Removed water pump and installed new one. Installed new tensioners and pulleys.
  • Verify complaint: Yes Front Suspension: ok Front Brakes – visual: 10mm Rear Suspension: ok Rear Brakes – visual: 10mm Tire pressures: 30/30 Tire wear= Even Tires – Tread depth – LF__7mm___RF__7mm___LR_7mm____RR_7mm____ Steering Wheel= Pulled right Drives before – Pulls right After – Straight Notes: N/A Set toe, when applicable Caster & Camber adjustments if needed, are a extra charge ***See attached print out***
  • Car Wash – Complementary – THANK YOU ::))
 
Karen M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/13/2020

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
109,978
Service Date
12/11/2020
Services Performed
  • Changed oil and oil filter. Lube Chassis & Driveline Check sheet: Transmission fluid: ok Radiator water: ok Windshield wiper fluid: ok Wiper Blades ok Battery water: ok Battery Date code___Covered__ Brake fluid ok Air filter: ok Cabin Filter: OK Belts: ok Hoses: ok Shocks & suspension: ok Chassis lubrication: ok Oil leaks: ok Lights: ok Tires: ok Date codes: 17/19 Tread depth – LF__4__RF_4___LR_4___RR___4___ Air Pressure F=__30____R=__30____ Visual Brake inspection F=__6mm____ R=___4mm__ Oil Sticker: Door RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR___Yes______
  • Tire pressure: 30/30 Vehicle passed smog
 
Robert B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/12/2020

2005 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
209,905
Service Date
12/1/2020
Services Performed
  • (Combination) – CLUTCH PILOT BEARING – Remove & Replace All Applicable Models
  • (Combination) – CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING – Remove & Replace All Applicable Models
  • (Combination) – FLYWHEEL – Remove & Replace All Applicable Models
  • Air filter – dirty Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tire Pressure – 34/34 Tires – RF__8/32___LF_8/32_____RR__8/32____LR___8/32___ Tire Date codes – 4215 Visual Brake inspection – F__8mm___R_Drum___
  • Inspected vehicle found clutch flywheel is hot spotted and chattering, slight slipping taking off up hill and accelerating. Recommend remove and replace clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, thraw bearing, and pilot bearing.
  • WARRANTY ISSUE: Removed pressure plate, removed clutch disc, flywheel, thought out bearing. Installed new flywheel, pilot bearing, through out bearing, clutch disc and pressure plate. Installed transmission assembly and all hardware. Test drove vehicle runs and drives ok at this time.
 
Sean R. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/2/2020

2018 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
38,280
Service Date
11/6/2020
Services Performed
  • Called Honda and appears that this vehicle is covered by an extended warranty – 800-999-1009
 
Marcelo P. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/6/2020

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

Mileage
83,492
Service Date
11/6/2020
Services Performed
  • Complete hookup & analysis on Scope or Scanner 1. Confirm problem : No, no current codes 2. Monitors : N/A 3. Computer codes : History – P0300 & P0301 4. Mode 6 data: Pass/Fail – Info – 5. Visual test : OK 6. Engine vac. @ idle : N/A 7. Engine vac. @ 2500 : N/A 8. Smoke test : N/A 9. Diagnostics : Pulled history codes P0300 & P0301, looked at misfire live data found no current or active misfires. In misfire history cyl 1 had 158 misfires, cyl 3 had 81 misfires. Removed spark plugs for inspection, found spark plugs are original, cyl 1 & 3 coil boots had carbon tracks. Replaced all spark plugs & boots. Gapped spark plugs @ .043. After installation monitored misfire data – no misfires at this time. Test drove ok. 10. Confirm fix: YES Tire Pressure F= 35 R= 35 Complementary inspection Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF_8____LF__8____RR___8___LR__8____ Tire Date codes – 2018 Visual Brake inspection – F__8mm________R___10mm______
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – V6
 
CRAIG W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/6/2020