About Us


A privately owned automotive shop with excellent personalized service. The owner, Claudio, has been in the business for over 30 years and is fair and honest.


Customer Reviews:

“Claudio is everything you want in a mechanic. Honest, fair, fast, and with a great sense of humor. Much needed when your vehicle takes a crap. My family are customers for life.”


“Claudio is excellent automotive diagnostician. He can fix almost anything. His prices are fair. When he makes a promise he keeps his promise. We have both our cars serviced by Claudio and also my son and my sister-in-law are now loyal to Claudio. Highly recommended by a customer of past 5 years.”


“I’ve stopped in several times to get my tires checked by “Ray”. I also had him clean my headlights as well and he did a super job! Ray is always happy to help out.. great attitude/customer service!”


“I took my vehicle in for service and was extremely satisfied with the personal attention and promptness I received from the whole crew at the auto center in la mesa. my car was done on time as promised with no surprises on my bill… keep up the good work and I will definitely refer your company to family and friends…”


“I took my car in for service and it was done on time with personal attention,my had broke down so I called the auto center and they picked up the car towed it to the shop,repaired the vehicle and I picked it up and was very satisfied.”


“Claudio knows his business and is more than fair. been back a few times now and he is the same each time. the bill is always less than I expected. highly recommend.”


“I’m very happy I found The Auto Center in La Mesa. Claudio is great! I no longer dread taking my car in for service. What a relief!”


“Claudio is everything you want in a mechanic: he’s honest, fair, fast, and has a great sense of humor. I’ve never, ever had to return my car to fix a mistake. I’ve used his service for over five years now and not once have I had a problem.”


“Claudio is great. You’ll feel comfortable trusting him. He didn’t charge me anything to take a look at the problem and see what was happening with my car. I sent my husband there too and we were both super pleased. We just moved into the area and are STOKED to find a car place we can trust!”


“Another “Thank You” moment for having Claudio as a mechanic; had a screw lodged in my tire and not only did i have that fixed, but while checking my other tires, 2 valve stems were leaking. As a frequent traveler to Los Angeles, I am thankful that Claudio and Ray go out of there way to not only fix the problem, but to do the extra check on my other tires. I’m good to go, and feeling safe out their on the highway thanks to The Auto Center!!”


“The owner, Claudio, goes out of his way to treat his customers right.  You cannot find a more honest mechanic.  No, they are not perfect here, and may keep your car for a couple days, but it will be repaired right.  If you live in the neighborhood, bring your car here.”


“My family and I have been using the Auto Center in La Mesa for years.  It’s hard to find a mechanic you can trust…when you do, you have to keep him!  That’s Claudio!! He does the job right every time and is 100% reliable and trustable!  LOVE LOVE LOVE CLAUDIO AT THE AUTO CENTER!!”