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1286 Fesler St
El Cajon, CA 92020

1286 Fesler St
El Cajon, CA 92020

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Welcome to Caliber Auto Repair

Premium Automotive Service in El Cajon, CA

If you’re looking for auto repair in El Cajon, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Caliber Auto Repair we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a El Cajon car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

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 El Cajon, we are totally confident that Caliber Auto Repair is the best option in town!

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Caliber Auto Repair
1286 Fesler St
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 966-9767
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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Caliber Auto Repair
1286 Fesler St
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 966-9767
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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Why Choose Caliber Auto Repair

For years Caliber Auto Repair has been there for the people of El Cajon. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair El Cajon has to offer.

Caliber Auto Repair 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 Caliber Auto Repair the best car service in El Cajon!

  • 24 Month/24,000 Mile Warranty
  • Lifetime Warranty on Brake Pads & Shoes
  • Trained Automotive Technicians
  • Serving El Cajon, CA since YEAR

The Absolute Best Car Service in El Cajon, CA

What sets Caliber Auto Repair apart from all of the others in El Cajon, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in El Cajon, 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 Caliber Auto Repair, 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 El Cajon auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in El Cajon, 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

2008 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
149,608
Service Date
6/23/2022
Services Performed
  • RESTORE HEADLIGHTS
  • -HEADLAMP BULB – Removed & Replaced – Both
 
VERNON C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/25/2022

2006 Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix

Mileage
300,021
Service Date
6/1/2022
Services Performed
  • MOBILE DIAGNOSTIC TECH FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ISSUE
  • -VERIFIED FUEL TRIMS -26% LONG TERM. TRIED TO CLEAN MAF AND DID NOT HELP. REPLACED AIR/FUEL RATIO SENSOR. REPLACED PCV VALVE. REMOVED VALVE COVER AND VERIFIED VALVE TIMING IS CORRECT. LEFT BATTERY DISCONNECTED OVERNIGHT TO CLEAN COMPUTER. IN MORNING VEHICLE STARTED AND RUNS ROUGH. AFTER SUPPLEMENTING FUEL VEHICLE WOULD SMOOTH OUT. VERIFIED FUEL PRESSURE IS WITHIN SPEC @48PSI. WARRANTIED OUT 4 INJECTORS, WITHIN 30-45 SECONDS, FUEL TRIMS GO NEGATIVE. SHORT & LONG ADDED TOGETHER IS -30%. RECOMMEND MOBILE DIAGNOSTIC TECH WITH TOYOTA SCAN TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE. DIAGNOSTIC TECH RECOMMENDS OEM INJECTORS. REPLACED WITH OEM INJECTORS AND VEHICLES RUNS AS IT SHOULD. ADVISED CUSTOMER THAT CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS NEEDED.
 
DIRK O. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/2/2022

2008 Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

Mileage
191,112
Service Date
5/18/2022
Services Performed
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL (OIL AND FILTER)
  • Lubricated and checked chassis. Changed oil and oil filter. Checked air filter and breather filter. Checked all fluid levels and tire pressures. Performed basic safety inspection. Road tested vehicle.
  • Inspected front brakes pads & rotors as well as rear brake pads and rotors or shoes and drums for brake condition & measurements. Inspected entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front (8MM) Rear (7MM)
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • RESTORE HEADLIGHTS
  • DISCONNECTED & REMOVED BATTERY. RINSED CORROSION OFF WIRING TERMINALS. WIRE BRUSHED WIRING TERMINALS UNTIL CLEAN OF CORROSION. INSTALLED NEW BATTERY. RECONNECTED TERMINALS TO BATTERY.
 
KATHY O. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/19/2022

2005 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
153,575
Service Date
5/6/2022
Services Performed
  • WAS ABLE TO GET SUNROOF CLOSED. REMOVED SUNROOF FUSE
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • Check engine lamp. Scanned and 6 engine faults. 3 EVAP, 2 fuel trim and 1 Oxygen Sensor. Tested powers and ground to B2S1 Oxygen sensor all good. Heater resistance out of spec. Needs B2S1 Oxygen sensor replaced. Faults P0173 and P0170 fuel trim bank 1 and 2. Purge valve sealing properly, smoke tested and Oil cap leaks. Performed volumetric efficiency test and passes. Fuel trims ok right now. Either a solenoid sticking but not now or oil cap. Need to replace oil cap then reset PCM. EVAP has what looks like a new gas cap but is aftermarket possible motorad brand and may not be sealing correctly. Would like to try a different brand fuel cap and reinspect. -B2S1 OXYGEN SENSOR – REMOVED & REPLACED -OIL CAP – REMOVED & REPLACED -FUEL CAP – REMOVED & REPLACED
  • AC clutch not engaging. Found connection taped up. Untaped and found broken body harness side of connector. But this is not the failure. Failed part is AC clutch. Powers and grounds test good. PCM requests clutch on. -A/C COMPRESSOR – Removed & Replaced – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • EVACUATED, PULLED VACUUM & MONITORED SYSTEM TO CHECK FOR POSSIBLE LEAKS. RECHARGED AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM PER FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS.
  • SPOKE WITH CUSTOMER, CUSTOMER SAID VEHICLE WOULD OVER HEAT WHILE IN DRIVE THRU'S. RECOMMEND STARTING WITH THERMOSTAT AND REINSPECTING. -THERMOSTAT & GASKET – Removed & Replaced – V6
 
FAASUKA SUKA H. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/6/2022

2006 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
150,148
Service Date
4/28/2022
Services Performed
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL (OIL AND FILTER)
  • Lubricated and checked chassis. Changed oil and oil filter. Checked air filter and breather filter. Checked all fluid levels and tire pressures. Performed basic safety inspection. Road tested vehicle.
  • Inspected front brakes pads & rotors as well as rear brake pads and rotors or shoes and drums for brake condition & measurements. Inspected entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front (6MM) Rear (NEW)
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • DUPLICATED ISSUE ONCE ON TEST DRIVE. BLINKERS DID NOT ACT UP WHILE AT THE SHOP.
  • GOT LEFT REAR DOOR OPEN. REMOVED PANEL TO ACCESS AND INSPECT. FOUND REAR DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY CABLES ARE BAD. TWO CABLES ARE APART OF DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY. RECOMMEND REPLACING LEFT REAR DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY -LEFT REAR DOOR LATCH/CABLE ASSEMBLY – REMOVED & REPLACED
  • REMOVED DOOR PANEL. FOUND LOOSE BOLTS IN BOTTOM OF THE DOOR. FOUND WINDOW NOT CONNECTED TO THE WINDOW REGULATOR. FOUND WINDOW STUCK IN UP POSITION DUE TO WINDOW VISOR. REMOVED WINDOW VISOR TO GET WINDOW DOWN. VERIFIED MOTOR WORKS. RECONNECTED WINDOW TO WINDOW REGULATOR. WINDOW ROLLS UP AND DOWN AS IT SHOULD. WINDOW DOES NOT WORK FROM PASSENGER SIDE, NEEDS PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW SWITCH TO WORK FROM PASSENGER DOOR. CUSTOMER DECLINED PASSENGER WINDOW SWITCH AT THIS TIME.
  • QUOTED CUSTOMER ON TIRES
  • DID NOT DUPLICATE SHOCKS SQUEAKING. DID FIND FRONT SWAY BAR END LINK BUSHINGS HAVE DISINTEGRATED AND ARE MISSING. RECOMMEND REPLACING BOTH FRONT SWAY BAR END LINKS. -FRONT SWAY BAR END LINKS – REMOVED & REPLACED
  • FUEL TANK FILLER PIPE HOUSING – Removed & Replaced – F150
  • -Replace rear brake pads and replace rear brake rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Road test vehicle.
  • Check for driveshaft clunk. Verified concern. Drive shaft slip yoke boot clamps missing. Ford makes a driveshaft lube kit with new clamps for this issue. -Performed driveshaft lube on slip yolk. Also found driveshaft clocked wrong. Clocked driveshaft correctly
  • REPLACED T AND UNCLOGGED LINE AND WIPERS WORK NOW.
 
TIM S. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/28/2022

2006 GMC Yukon XL

GMC Yukon XL

Mileage
146,721
Service Date
4/12/2022
Services Performed
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • -AIR COND HOSE – Removed & Replaced – Condenser to Evaporator – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.] -HIGH SIDE & LOW SIDE SCHRADER VALVES – REMOVED & REPLACED
  • EVACUATED, PULLED VACUUM & MONITORED SYSTEM TO CHECK FOR POSSIBLE LEAKS. RECHARGED AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM PER FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS.
 
NICK H. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/12/2022

2010 Buick Lucerne

Buick Lucerne

Mileage
67,134
Service Date
3/31/2022
Services Performed
  • -Both transmission cooler lines leaking (50%) of leaks -Oil leak at valley of intake and running down timing cover. -Steering rack is starting to leak – Possible oil pan gasket leaking but oil leaking from valley of intake is running down to oil pan area. -TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINES (BOTH LINES) & FITTINGS (2) – REMOVED & REPLACED, TOPPED OFF TRANSMISSION FLUID
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • Hooked up BG Brake fluid machine to brake fluid reservoir. Performed brake fluid exchange using BG DOT 4 brake fluid. Verified condition of brake fluid once service is performed. Verified braking system has no air in system.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
 
SILVIA R. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/12/2022

2016 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
94,478
Service Date
4/11/2022
Services Performed
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL (OIL AND FILTER)
  • Lubricated and checked chassis. Changed oil and oil filter. Checked air filter and breather filter. Checked all fluid levels and tire pressures. Performed basic safety inspection. Road tested vehicle.
  • Inspected front brakes pads & rotors as well as rear brake pads and rotors or shoes and drums for brake condition & measurements. Inspected entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front (10MM) Rear (8MM)
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
 
DIRK O. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/11/2022

2008 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
179,303
Service Date
3/29/2022
Services Performed
  • -DRIVE BELT – Removed & Replaced – F150,V8 – [Includes: Serpentine and V-Belt type Belt(s).]
  • Hooked up BG Brake fluid machine to brake fluid reservoir. Performed brake fluid exchange using BG DOT 4 brake fluid. Verified condition of brake fluid once service is performed. Verified braking system has no air in system.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
 
SUSAN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/30/2022

2015 RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Mileage
89,608
Service Date
3/25/2022
Services Performed
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • -TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET & FILTER – Removed & Replaced – 8 Spd Trans – [Includes: Additional time for use of scan tool to perform this procedure.]
  • -FRONT DIFFERENTIAL FLUID – Drained & Refilled to factory specifications
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
  • DRAINED DIFFERENTIAL. REMOVED & CLEANED COVER. REINSTALLED & RESEALED DIFFERENTIAL COVER. FILLED FLUID TO FACTORY SPECIFICATION.
  • DRAINED TRANSFER CASE. REFILLED FLUID TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS.
  • -DRIVE BELT – Removed & Replaced – V6,3.0L Eng
 
KEN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/25/2022

2017 GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon

Mileage
64,560
Service Date
3/22/2022
Services Performed
  • CHECKED TAIL LIGHTS SEVERAL TIMES. ALL LIGHTS ARE WORKING WHILE VEHICLE IS AT THE SHOP.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL (OIL AND FILTER)
  • Lubricated and checked chassis. Changed oil and oil filter. Checked air filter and breather filter. Checked all fluid levels and tire pressures. Performed basic safety inspection. Road tested vehicle.
  • Inspected front brakes pads & rotors as well as rear brake pads and rotors or shoes and drums for brake condition & measurements. Inspected entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front (NEW) Rear (5MM)
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL (TRANSMISSION FLUID)
  • -TRANSMISSION OIL PAN FILTER – Removed & Replaced – 6 Spd Trans,RWD w/Skid Plate – [Includes: Confirm Fluid temperature for level check. Includes: R&I Transmission Support.]
  • -Remove front brake rotors, machine, reinstall front brake rotors. Replace front brake pad linings. Check front brake disc rotor condition. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Road test vehicle.
 
SUSAN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/22/2022

2007 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Mileage
130,630
Service Date
3/16/2022
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER SAYS VEHICLE HAS RATTLES, INSPECT AND ADVISE ON REPAIRS
  • FULL DIGITAL INSPECTION
  • FLOOR MAT & SEAT COVER IN CUSTOMER VEHICLE
  • INSPECT & CLEAN ANY GREASE MARKS AND FINGER PRINTS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CUSTOMERS VEHICLE WHEN DONE WITH REPAIRS
  • RESET SERVICE LIGHT IF PERFORMING OIL CHANGE
  • WHEEL LOCK KEY LOCATION_________________________________
  • -ON INSPECTION FOUND BOTH FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS BUSHINGS WITH SEVERE PLAY AND BALL JOINTS WITH SEVERE PLAY. ALSO FOUND BOTH INNER TIE ROD ENDS WITH SEVERE PLAY. RECOMMEND REPLACING BOTH FRONT BOTH CONTROL ARMS AND BOTH INNER TIE ROD ENDS -LEFT & RIGHT FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS – Removed & Replaced – Lower,Both – [DOES NOT include alignment.] -INNER TIE RODE ENDS – LEFT & RIGHT
  • PERFORMED FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT. ADJUST TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS. TEST DROVE VEHICLE TO VERIFY ALIGNMENT.
  • -TRANSMISSION OIL PAN FILTER – Removed transmission pan, removed and replaced transmission filter. Transmission pan did have metal on magnetic. Reinstalled transmission pan. Added new fluid with BG transmission conditioner
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL (TRANSMISSION FLUID)
  • RESTORE HEADLIGHTS
  • -OIL PRESSURE SENDER SWITCH – Removed & Replaced
 
KIM O. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/17/2022

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Caliber Auto Repair
1286 Fesler St
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 966-9767