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

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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 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

2008 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
195,199
Service Date
11/4/2020
Services Performed
  • Complete hookup & analysis on Scope or Scanner 1. Confirm problem : YES 2. Monitors : N/A 3. Computer codes : P0741-TCC stuck off 4. Mode 6 data: Pass/Fail – Info – NA 5. Visual test : OK 6. Engine vac. @ idle : N/A 7. Engine vac. @ 2500 : N/A 8. Smoke test : N/A 9. Diagnostics : Checked transmission connector for fluid-ok, checked code history and freeze frame, limited data, test drove and commanded tcc with scan tool – worked everytime. Transmission working in all gears and tcc is operating ok at this time. TSB of defective computer for this problem, but we can not confirm at this time. Trans fluid smells ok and is clear at this time. 10. Confirm fix: NO Tire Pressure F= 36 R= 36 Complementary inspection Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF_10/32____LF_10/32_____RR__10/32____LR__10/32____ Tire Date codes – 2020 Visual Brake inspection – F___8mm_______R__Drum_______ NOTE – TPMS light flashing
 
Tanao B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/6/2020

2008 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
168,327
Service Date
10/30/2020
Services Performed
  • Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tire Pressure – 35/35 Tires – RF__10mm___LF__10mm____RR__3mm____LR__3mm____ Tire Date codes – 2018/2015 Visual Brake inspection – F____5mm______R____Drum_____
  • Battery Date code – 2015 1. Battery voltage not loaded : 12.50 After repairs: 12.85 2. Battery voltage loaded : 8.66 After repairs: 10.56 3. Battery water : Sealed 5. Battery overall condition : Dirty 6. Battery cables condition : Dirty 7. Positive battery cable voltage drop : .03 8. Negative battery cable voltage drop : .03 9. Starter draw : 30amp 10. Starter Solenoid voltage drop : -82 11. Starter solenoid voltage : 12.48 12. Alternator voltage output @ idle : 14.38 After repairs: 14.36 13. Alternator voltage output @ 2500 : 14.45 After repairs: 14.40 14. Alternator voltage output loaded @ idle : 14.28 After repairs: 14.30 15. Alternator field voltage : 10.5V 16. Alternator amperage output : 35 Amp 17. Alternator diode pattern : Ok 18. Parasitic draw : 0.020 Milli Amp 19. Diagnostics : Battery has a bad cell, Battery fails load test 8.6 volts. Recommend New battery 20. Problem confirmed : yes
  • California Battery Fee
  • Removed battery, cleaned battery cable ends. Installed new MT-59 Battery, tested charging system at 14.3 volts.
 
Doreen S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/30/2020

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
259,828
Service Date
10/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Complete hookup & analysis on Scope or Scanner 1. Confirm problem : Yes 2. Monitors : N/A 3. Computer codes : P0442 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 : Inspected vehicle, found gas cap ok. checked system for leaks with smoke, found EVAP vent solenoid leaking. Recommend remove and replace Vent Solenoid and restest. 10. Confirm fix: YES Tire Pressure F= 55 R= 80 Complementary inspection Air filter – OK Cabin filter – OK Belts – OK Hoses – OK Engine oil – OK Engine coolant – OK Tires – RF__7___LF___7___RR___6___LR__6____ Tire Date codes – 2018 Visual Brake inspection – F__7mm__R___6mm__
  • Removed fuel rail, removed fuel injector retainer clip, removed fuel injectors. Flow tested all injectors, found #1 and #4 injectors flowed 7% less than the other 6 injectors. Ultra Sonic cleaned all injectors, flowed all 8 again. Found all 8 injectors flow 65cc at 55% duty cycle. All injectors are now clean. Test drove vehicle, runs and drives ok at this time.
  • Removed Vent Solenoid. Installed New Vent solenoid, smoke tested EVAP system, commanded vent solenoid closed, found no leaks at this time. Test drove vehicle runs and drives ok at this time. Continued with Fuel Injectors
  • Ultrasonic clean 8 injectors – OK Install on flow bench & hook up wiring connectors – OK Flow test @ idle, 1800, 2500 & 5000 – record numbers – OK Measure & record electrical resistance – OK Fill out injector service diagnostic report -OK
 
Jeff R. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/29/2020

2006 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
180,418
Service Date
10/26/2020
Services Performed
  • P0171 P0741 Monitored fuel tank pressure while purging. No change is press. Checked purge valve- ok Smoke test intake – ok Checked fuel pressure while driving under load 45 psi IAT – 78 RPM – 5750 MAF- 55.95 Spec-44-50 Test drove, okay at this time Tire Pressure: 28/32
 
Doreen S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/26/2020

2019 Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V

Mileage
8,203
Service Date
10/2/2020
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 ____________ 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 Tread depth – LF___8/32_______RF__8/32________LR___8/32_______RR____8/32______ Air Pressure F=__32________R=__32________ Visual Brake Inspection F__9mm____ R__9mm____ Oil Sticker: RESET OIL LIFE MONITOR___100%______
 
Vicki S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/15/2020