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Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

La Mesa Location

(619) 403-9426

7447 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat & Sun: Closed

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El Cajon Location

(619) 404-5645

10813 Airport Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020

Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat & Sun: Closed

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John's Community Page

At John's Automotive Care, we are a proud supporter of the San Diego community. Our team of auto mechanics try their best to ensure the San Diego roads are safe and secure by providing high quality auto repair. But we actively give back in other ways, too. John Eppstein, the owner of John's Automotive Care, follows the “pay it forward” approach, and he attributes his ongoing success to this mindset. Our auto repair shop supports and aids the following organizations throughout the San Diego region:

Boys & Girls Club “Cars for Kids” Fundraiser!

John's Automotive Care is proud to be part of the Boys & Girls Club program called “Cars for Kids”. John Eppstein, owner of John's Automotive Care has a personal connection with the Boys & Girls Club organization, having grown up within the program and has made this cause, that is so dear to him, one of his company's charitable endeavors. The “Cars for Kids” program provides funds to keep the doors open and the cost lower than $50 per kid per year. If you are interested in donating any of your old vehicles to benefit the Boy's and Girls Club or want to make a monetary contribution, please call our store and talk to John for more information or contact The Boy's and Girls Club and speak with Lesa.

The Boys and Girls Club of America strives to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Giving them a safe place to play, connect and grow. From after school programs to meals, activities and teaching leadership fundamentals, the Boys and Girls Club of America has been around for over 100 years and continues to make a difference in the community.

Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection!

Ronald McDonald House has a fun way to teach children about Philanthropy and John's Automotive Care is proud to be a part of it!! It all starts with the tabs on soda cans. Simply snap off the tabs on your soda cans and collect them and bring them in to John's Automotive Care and we'll take them in and get them weighed. The recycling center will then cut a check to Ronald McDonald House! It's really simple! Think that this won't amount to much? Think again. Ronald McDonald House raises over $30,000/year with this program.

Ronald McDonald House has a long standing commitment to keep families together during some of the hardest times families can face. When a child is faced with serious medical issues, Ronald McDonald house provides families with a place to stay, understanding that some of the best medicine is keeping the family unit together during the darkest and hardest of times. RMDH is proud to have supported families for over 35 years.

Car for a Cause

Boys & Girls Clubs of East County Support

Since 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County have served our community youngsters proudly. In the years ahead, we are committed to giving more young people a full and fair chance to lead meaningful, productive lives. The tradition, with your help, will continue to provide “The Positive Place for Kids.”

John's Annual Toy Drive

Boys & Girls Clubs of East County | John's Automotive Care

Since 2001, John's Automotive Care has reached out to our loyal customers for the opportunity to give back to the community. Please join our Toy Drive and bring a new, unwrapped toy into our shop. This helps provide toys for hundreds of children who may be going without anything for Christmas.



Now Through December 12th

Bring in any unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more and receive a $25 certificate good towards your next service!

Van Donation - Becky's House Domestic Violence Program

Becky's House | John's Automotive Care

In 2010, John's Automotive Care was pleased to be involved in giving assistance to this worthy cause by donating a van to the charity, and on to a needing family for assistance in recovery.

The Becky's House ® Domestic Violence Program supports the individual's journey from victim to survivor to achiever. The program includes a 30-day domestic violence emergency shelter and two 18-month transitional living programs for victims of domestic violence and their families.

Van Donation - HOMEFRONT San Diego

HomeFront San Diego | John's Automotive Care

As traditional San Diegan's, we've all recognize how hard our military families work to serve our great nation. But that service is hard not only for the enlisted, but also for the families of enlisted personnel as well. Things such as automotive breakdown, and repair occurs to us all.

John's Automotive's staff is ecstatic to be involved with the local HomeFront San Deigo organization. This local organization is involved in helping to bridge the gaps when our military families are in need.

Homefront San Diego is a non-profit organization partnered with our 501(c)3 partner The Navy League of San Diego . Their mission is simple, “To provide a hand up to the military families in their time of need.”

Season's Greetings From John's Automotive Care

As a valued customer of John's Automotive Care, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for putting your trust in us to maintain your vehicle(s). Bring this letter in with you on your next visit and receive $10 off your next service


You can turn your discount into $25 off your next service simply by supporting our 20th Annual Toy Drive by bringing in an unwrapped toy or gift certificate from a department or grocery store with a value of $10 or more by December 14th.

At John's We Believe No Child Should Be Without A Toy At Christmas...

Each year we hold this Toy Drive to help the children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of East County. Last year our customers helped with almost 400 gifts. This year we are working hard to surpass 500 gifts.

We all remember what it was like to open that special gift on Christmas day. Help pass that feeling along to a deserving local child.

Please tell your friends, family, and co-workers how they can help to bring some happiness into a deserving child’s life this holiday season.

Wishing You and Your Family A Safe and Special Holiday Season!
John, Bryan, Justin, Dawn, Benjamin, Jeff K, Laurie, Ardath, Raquel, Jason, Tony, Ben, Raymundo, Frank, Josh, Nathan, Jeff, Brian S, Jay, Mike, Jim, David, Dylan, Gabby & Arron!

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