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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!

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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

Servicing Areas

  • Monterey County- 93901

  • Salinas County – 93905

  • Bolsa Knolls – 93906

  • Prunedale – 93907

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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

2014 Audi A4 Quattro

Audi A4 Quattro

Mileage
73,573
Service Date
6/18/2022
Services Performed
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
ELMA P. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/18/2022

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mileage
112,681
Service Date
6/14/2022
Services Performed
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
ANTHONY N. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/14/2022

2014 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
62,312
Service Date
6/10/2022
Services Performed
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
VICTOR S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/10/2022

2007 Saturn Sky

Saturn Sky

Mileage
98,766
Service Date
6/6/2022
Services Performed
  • REMOVE & REPLACE BOTH HEADLIGHT BULB3 CHECK ALL OF LIGHTS/ BULBS AS NECESSARY.
  • REMOVE & REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS & ROTORS CLEAN BRAKE CALIPER BRACKETS & HARDWARE LUBRICATE ALL CONTACT POINTS TIGHTEN & TORQUE ALL NECESSARY HARDWARE ROAD TEST ** LIFETIME WARRANTY ON BRAKE PADS- CUSTOMER RESPONSIBLE FOR PERIODIC BRAKE INSPECTIONS TO AVOID BRAKE PAD RUN OUT**
 
RON L. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/6/2022

2012 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
162,002
Service Date
6/3/2022
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • DIAGNOSE & ASSESS CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
  • ADD ADDITIVE TO ENGINE, ALLOW ADDITIVE TO CYCLE THROUGH ENGINE WHILE RUNNING FOR 5-10 MINUTES TO BREAK DOWN ALL DEPOSITS & BUILD UP ON INSIDE OF ENGINE BLOCK. DRAIN OIL & ADDITIVE COMPLETELY.
  • 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 DEFECTIVE VVT SOLENOID ASSYS. TORQUE HARDWARE TO MANUF SPECS & RECONNECT ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS
  • REMOVE & REPLACE DOWNSTREAM O2 SENSOR RESET M.I.L. IF NEEDED. RECHECK SYSTEM AS NECESSARY.
  • REMOVE & REPLACE NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH ASSY.
 
CATALINA R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/4/2022

2005 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
255,860
Service Date
6/3/2022
Services Performed
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
THOMAS T. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/3/2022

2005 Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Mileage
95,737
Service Date
6/2/2022
Services Performed
  • 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 wheels from vehicle. Inspect brakes. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • TIRE DISPOSAL
  • STATE TIRE TAX FEE
  • FRONT: REAR:
 
ROBERT J. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/2/2022

2016 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
79,427
Service Date
5/20/2022
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
 
RICHARD R. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/31/2022

2014 Chevrolet Express 3500

Chevrolet Express 3500

Mileage
310,990
Service Date
5/25/2022
Services Performed
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
This vehicle's owner gave our service a 5 star review on 5/25/2022

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350

Mercedes-Benz ML350

Mileage
81,448
Service Date
5/20/2022
Services Performed
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
VICTOR R. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/20/2022

2012 Mazda 5

Mazda 5

Mileage
328,219
Service Date
5/17/2022
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
 
MONIA W. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/18/2022

2008 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
85,126
Service Date
5/11/2022
Services Performed
  • FRONT: 35 REAR: 35
  • DRAIN & REFILL ENGINE OIL TOP OFF FLUIDS TIRE PRESSURE CHECK
  • REMOVE & REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER
  • EMISSIONS CHECK FOR DMV RENEWAL/ CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
  • SMOG CERTIFICATE
  • ELECTRONIC TRANSFER FEE
 
MARY B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/11/2022