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Welcome to RAE An Automotive Service Co. Inc.,
your car service in Ramona, CA!

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!

Ramona’s only Recommended & Endorsed Facility

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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

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
125,093
Service Date
10/16/2019
Services Performed
  • Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – Glazed Hoses – OK Engine oil – New Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF__9/32___LF_9/32_____RR___10/32___LR_10/32_____ Tire Date codes – Visual Brake inspection – F__8mm________R_2- 3 mm________
  • Drained remaining oil from system and removed pan. Cleaned engine mounting surface and installed new oil pan with new gasket. Pumped new oil into the system. Installed new dipstick and started engine. Road tested vehicle. Returned to shop and inspected. No leak present. Vehicle operates as designed.
  • Received vehicle and performed inspections. lifted vehicle. Found oil pan severely damaged. Checked all components. Found catalyst shield damaged, but appears to be cosmetic only, catalyst is not exhibiting signs of failure. Found engine oil dipstick broken and requiring replacement. Engine turns freely, no signs of engine seizure or failure. Recommend replacement of oil pan, gasket and engine oil dipstick.
 
Paul B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/19/2019

2013 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
117,718
Service Date
10/10/2019
Services Performed
  • Removed burnt bulb from right side driving lamp, Installed new bulb checked all lights, All lights working at this time.
 
Louis C. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/10/2019

2005 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
171,230
Service Date
10/1/2019
Services Performed
  • Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF_10/32____LF10/32______RR_10/32_____LR_10/32_____ Tire Date codes – 2019 Visual Brake inspection – F__6mm________R___2mm______
  • Battery Date code – 1. Battery voltage not loaded : 12.0v After repairs: 12.3 2. Battery voltage loaded : 8.6v After repairs: 11.2 3. Battery water : ok 4. Battery specific gravity : n/a 5. Battery overall condition : ok 6. Battery cables condition : ok 7. Positive battery cable voltage drop : .12v 8. Negative battery cable voltage drop : .11v 9. Starter draw : 240A 10. Starter Solenoid voltage drop : .1v 11. Starter solenoid voltage : 8.6v 12. Alternator voltage output @ idle : 11.3v After repairs: 14.2v 13. Alternator voltage output @ 2500 : 11.3 After repairs: 14. Alternator voltage output loaded @ idle : After repairs:14.3v 15. Alternator field voltage : n/a 16. Alternator amperage output : 0 amp 17. Alternator diode pattern : n/a 18. Parasitic draw : 30ma 19. Diagnostics : alternator not charging 20. Problem confirmed : yes
  • Removed old alternator, Installed new alternator, Charging at 14.3 volts loaded
 
Sam S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/2/2019

2005 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
87,683
Service Date
9/17/2019
Services Performed
  • Tire Pressure – 70/65
 
James K. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/17/2019

2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage
117,259
Service Date
9/9/2019
Services Performed
  • No I do not want you to do a complementary 12 point inspection __X_ Set up test station and connected test equipment. Performed smog test per protocol. Unit passed. Tire Pressure: F: 36 R: 36
 
Kathy C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/11/2019

2009 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
116,061
Service Date
9/9/2019
Services Performed
  • Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF__1/32___LF_1/32_____RR__7/32____LR__7/32____ Tire Date codes – 2017 Visual Brake inspection – F___3mm_______R__3mm_______ Found both windshield washer fluid and brake fluid low, adjusted levels on both.
  • Balance tires – Yes Check Valve stems – NEW Visual brake inspection – F = 3mm , R = 3mm Tire Pressure – F: 33 R: 33 Date Codes – 2019 Wheels torqued – 80 ftlbs Notes – New tires installed on front.
  • Battery Date code – 11/2014 1. Battery voltage not loaded : 12.2 v 2. Battery voltage loaded : 8.8 v 3. Battery water : NA 4. Battery specific gravity : NA 5. Battery overall condition : Poor 6. Battery cables condition : Ok 7. Positive battery cable voltage drop : .1 v 8. Negative battery cable voltage drop : .2 v 9. Starter draw : 225 A 10. Starter Solenoid voltage drop : NA 11. Starter solenoid voltage : NA 12. Alternator voltage output @ idle : 14.0 v 13. Alternator voltage output @ 2500 : 14.0 v 14. Alternator voltage output loaded @ idle : 13.9 v 15. Alternator field voltage : NA 16. Alternator amperage output : 60 A 17. Alternator diode pattern : Ok 18. Parasitic draw : 20 ma 19. Diagnostics : Unable to duplicate complaint, recommend replacement of battery, as battery failed the test. 20. Problem confirmed : No
  • California Battery Fee
  • Removed failed battery, cleaned area and installed new battery.
 
James A. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/9/2019

2010 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
160,385
Service Date
9/9/2019
Services Performed
  • After installation of new solenoid, set up programming station and connected programming equipment. Cleared all related codes and performed monitored road test. Reset all monitors and retested system. Vehicle currently operates as designed.
  • Complete hookup & analysis on CAS machine 1. Confirm problem : YES 2. CAS machine : Modis 3. Computer codes : P0497 and P145C 3.5 Mode 6 data: Pass/Fail – Info – Failed EVAP test 4. Visual test : Inspected EVAP system, tank, lines, solenoid and fuel cap 5. Engine vac. @ idle : N/A 6. Engine vac. @ 2500 : N/A 7. Engine timing @ idle : N/A 8. Engine timing @ 2500 : N/A 9. Smoke test : Yes, Passed 10. Diagnostics : P0497 EVAP,Low Purge Flow and P145C Purge Flow Fault Freeze Frame Data: 1350 RPMs 15.7% Throttle 634 Seconds since start 95 degrees IAT 195 degrees ECT 6.4 gls MAF 75% Fuel Level 42% Purge Data Cycle 21 MPA Tested canister vent valve- Pass Tested Fuel Pressure Sensor Pass 2.5 v (spec 2.46-2.56V) Pressure tested system, system holds pressure Tested canister purge valve. Inoperative. Tested power, 12.1 volts. Tested computer ground circuit .01 v. Computer is able to activate the circuit when commanded. Open circuit detected in the Purge Canister Solenoid. Recommend replacement of solenoid. 11. Confirm fix: YES Tire Pressure F= 30 R= 30 Complementary inspection Air filter – OK Cabin filter – Recommend replacement at next service Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – Slightly low, added oil Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF_8/32____LF_8/32_____RR___8/32___LR_8/32_____ Tire Date codes – 2019 Visual Brake inspection – F___6mm_______R__6mm_______
  • Removed all components to access purge control solenoid. Removed failed solenoid and installed new. Made all connections and assembled area.
 
Jeff D. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/9/2019

2009 Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix

Mileage
92,204
Service Date
9/5/2019
Services Performed
  • Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF__7/32___LF___7/32___RR_7/32_____LR_7/32_____ Tire Date codes – 2018
  • Pulse/Shimmy:Yes_____NO__X___Front_____Rear_____ Brake Pull: YES_________NO____X__ Brake Pads/Shoes: (MM) RF___8mm_______LF__8mm________RR__2mm________LR__4mm Emergency Brake Shoes LR__4mm________ RR___4mm_________ Disc/Drum Front – Spec:__.984________Rear – Spec__.335________ RF_1.071_______LF____1.067____RR__.388______LR___.387______ After Machining: RF__1.059______LF__1.060______RR__.377______LR__.380_______ Surface_ok_______________________________ Wheel Bearings: OK___X_______Not ok_______ Hydrualics – Master Cyl: Ok__X___Not ok______ Front Calipers: OK__X_______Not OK_____ Rear Calipers / Wheel Cyls: OK__X_______Not ok______ Brake Lines: OK____X___Not ok________ Wheel Torque___80________Ftlbs Tire Pressure – F= 32 R= 32 Brake Fluid Condition: OK_X____Not OK____ ppm =_______ Front Suspension: OK_X____Not OK______ Rotor runout, if necessary: NA Rotor Parrelism, if necessary: NA Front rotors had a lip on the edge before machining. Surface is smooth afterwards.
  • Removed all components to access brake rotors. Installed brake lathe and resurfaced all rotors.
  • With area disassembled, removed brake pads and installed new.
  • With area disassembled, removed worn brake pads and installed new. Road tested vehicle, brakes are operating as designed.
 
Larry F. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/5/2019

2011 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
79,121
Service Date
9/4/2019
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____2016_______ Brake fluid ok Hyd. clutch fluid: NA PS fluid: ok Air filter: ok Belts: ok Hoses: ok Shocks & suspension: ok Chassis lubrication: ok Oil leaks: ok Lights: ok Tires: ok Date codes: 2018 Tread depth – LF___4/32_______RF__4/32________LR____5/32______RR_5/32_________ Air Pressure F=____35______R=___35_______ Visual Brake inspection F=____5mm_________ R=___4mm________ Oil Sticker: Door RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR__Yes_______ Performed oil and filter service per protocol. No service recommendations at this time.
 
Jim F. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/4/2019

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
249,814
Service Date
9/4/2019
Services Performed
  • Complete hookup & analysis on CAS machine 1. Confirm problem : YES 2. CAS machine : Modis 3. Computer codes : P0505 3.5 Mode 6 data: Pass/Fail – Info – Set up test station and connected test equipment. Extracted code P0506 for IAC lower than expected. 4. Visual test : N/A 5. Engine vac. @ idle : N/A 6. Engine vac. @ 2500 : N/A 7. Engine timing @ idle : N/A 8. Engine timing @ 2500 : N/A 9. Smoke test : N/A 10. Diagnostics : Freeze Frame Data: 491 RPMs 13% Throttle 113 degrees IAT 194 degrees ECT 5.4 g/s MAF 3.1 LFT 1 .6 LFT 2 41 psi, Fuel Pressure 0 MPH Inspected TPS and Throttle Pedal Data, ok at this time. Performed monitored road test, Idle parameter in ECM has been lost and is not currently relearning. Additionally, the monitors are incomplete. 11. Confirm fix: YES Tire Pressure F= 40 R= 40 Complementary inspection Air filter – OK Cabin filter – NA Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF__6/32___LF__6/32____RR_7/32_____LR__7/32____ Tire Date codes – 2017 Visual Brake inspection – F__6mm________R__4mm_______
  • Performed throttle body cleaning per protocol.
  • Set up programming station and connected programming equipment. Performed idle relearn protocol and road tested unit. Vehicle is currently operating as designed.
 
John S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/4/2019

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
124,427
Service Date
9/4/2019
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 PS fluid: ok Air filter: ok Belts: ok Hoses: ok Shocks & suspension: ok Chassis lubrication: ok Oil leaks: ok Lights: ok Tires: ok Date codes: 3/19 Tread depth – LF____10______RF__10________LR__10________RR___10_______ Air Pressure F=__36________R=__36________ Visual Brake inspection F=____5_________ R=__9_________ Oil Sticker: Door RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR___NA______
  • WINDOW REGULATOR – Remove & Replace – F150 Electric, Right front
 
Skip M. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/4/2019

2011 RAM Pickup

RAM Pickup

Mileage
95,335
Service Date
8/28/2019
Services Performed
  • Complete hookup & analysis on CAS machine 1. Confirm problem : Yes, codes present 2. CAS machine : N/A 3. Computer codes : P0506 Low Speed Idle, P1541 Diesel Particulate Filter, P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire, P0471 Exhaust pressure sensor, P2BAC NoX Exceeded EGR shut off. 3.5 Mode 6 data: Pass/Fail – Info -NA 4. Visual test : N/A 5. Engine vac. @ idle : N/A 6. Engine vac. @ 2500 : N/A 7. Engine timing @ idle : N/A 8. Engine timing @ 2500 : N/A 9. Smoke test : N/A 10. Diagnostics : Performed diagnosis, found all injectors running in balance. Smooth idle, top speed is 5 mph, vehicle requires regeneration. Attempted parked regen, ECM will not allow. DPF reading in ECM is 92% full. Cleared codes and performed forced regeneration to clear ash from DPF. Regen completed in 1.5 hours. Road tested vehicle, no codes present at this time. Turbo spins free at this time. Cleaned area, Vehicle operates as designed. 11. Confirm fix: YES Tire Pressure F= 65 R= 65 Complementary inspection Air filter – Replaced Cabin filter – NA Belts – Cracking Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF__3/32___LF_3/32_____RR_6/32_____LR__6/32____ Visual Brake inspection – F____7mm______R____3mm_____
  • Regen and road test to validate repairs. Vehicle operates as designed.
  • Removed dirty air filter and replaced with new.
 
James W. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/28/2019