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Welcome to A-1 Automotive,
your car service in Salinas, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Salinas, CA, you’ve found us. Here at A-1 Automotive we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Salinas car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at A-1 Automotive 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 Salinas 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 Salinas, we are totally confident that A-1 Automotive is the best option in town!

We Specialize In

  • Complete Diagnostic & Repair (Electrical & Mechanical)

  • Full Brake System Service
  • Regular Scheduled Fluid Maintenance
  • All Factory Maintenance & Repair
  • SMOG Checks & Repairs

  • Complete Engine & Transmission Replacement
  • Complete Tire Sales & Service

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About A-1 Automotive Salinas, CA

A-1 Automotive provides quality service at prices you can trust servicing the Salinas, Monterey County and beyond.

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 Salinas has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at A-1 Automotive as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

A-1 Automotive 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 A-1 Automotive the best car service in Salinas!

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

The Absolute Best Car Service in Salinas, CA

What sets A-1 Automotive apart from all of the others in Salinas, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Salinas, 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 A-1 Automotive, 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 Salinas auto repair table.

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

2013 BMW 528i

BMW 528i

Mileage
179,018
Service Date
10/22/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
PAUL P. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/23/2021

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

Mercedes-Benz CLA250

Mileage
68,745
Service Date
10/21/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR CA REGISTRATION
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
ARACELY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/21/2021

2006 Suzuki XL-7

Suzuki XL-7

Mileage
83,398
Service Date
10/11/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • CHECK VEHICLE FOR SYSTEM LEAK(S) PINPOINT & VERIFY ALL SYSTEM LEAKS.
  • REMOVE & REPLACE VALVE COVER GASKETS TORQUE ALL BOLTS TO MANUF. SPECS. RECHECK FOR LEAKS.
  • REMOVE & REPLACE DRIVE BELTS INSPECT ALL DRIVE PULLEYS FOR NOISE/ EXCESSIVE PLAY OR WEAR.
  • REPLACE NECESSARY TUNE UP COMPONENTS BASED ON VEHICLE YEAR, MAKE, & MODEL. ADJUST TIMING WHEN NECESSARY.
 
CONNIE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/15/2021

2009 Kia Optima

Kia Optima

Mileage
164,273
Service Date
10/13/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • DIAGNOSE & ASSESS CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
  • REMOVE & REPLACE M.A.P. SENSOR ASSY. RESET M.I.L.
  • REMOVE & REPLACE ALTERNATOR & DRIVE BELT AS NECESSARY.
  • REMOVE & REPLACE WATER PUMP ASSY. TORQUE ALL HARDWARE TO MANUF. SPECS. REFILL COOLING SYSTEM TO CAPACITY & CHECK SYSTEM FOR LEAKS.
  • REMOVE & REPLACE BATTERY. CLEAN BATTERY TERMINALS AS NEEDED. SECURE BATTERY. CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM.
  • TIRE ROTATION AIR PRESSURE CHECK VISUAL BRAKE INSPECTION
  • Road test and verify engine performance, transmission operation, and shift patterns Remove all contaminated fluid out and replace with new fluid as per vehicle specs. Perform final road test.
 
MICHAEL B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/13/2021

2013 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
65,019
Service Date
10/6/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
WARREN T. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/8/2021

2007 Honda Element

Honda Element

Mileage
166,572
Service Date
10/5/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
CONNIE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/7/2021

2013 Dodge Dart

Dodge Dart

Mileage
56,618
Service Date
9/30/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
MARGARET A. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/1/2021

2007 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
118,651
Service Date
9/25/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
ADRIAN J. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/25/2021

2016 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
20,788
Service Date
9/25/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • DRAIN ENGINE OIL & REFILL AS NECESSARY REMOVE & REPLACE OIL FILTER COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION AIR PRESSURE CHECK TOP OF ALL FLUIDS (EXCEPT BRAKE FLUID) Q.A. CHECK
  • REMOVE & REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER
 
JACKIE A. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/25/2021

2013 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
62,889
Service Date
9/8/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
ZENON O. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/17/2021

2012 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Mileage
53,113
Service Date
9/20/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
ABRAM B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/20/2021

2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
259,875
Service Date
9/13/2021
Services Performed
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
PEDRO C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/13/2021