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Welcome to Ray Frey Auto Center Inc,
Your Auto Repair in San Diego, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in San Diego, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Ray Frey Auto Center Inc we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a San Diego auto repair service center you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Ray Frey Auto Center Inc understands 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 San Diego 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 San Diego, we are totally confident that Ray Frey Auto Center Inc is the best option in town!

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About Ray Frey Auto Center Inc San Diego, CA

Ray Frey Auto Center Inc is among the best auto repair facilities in San Diego County. Family-owned and operated in the heart of Kearny Mesa since 2006. Our commitment to providing the highest quality service is the driving force behind Ray and his staff. From diagnosis to repair, our experienced, ASE Certified technicians are capable of working on most vehicles, foreign or domestic.

It is important for you as a consumer to feel comfortable with your auto repair technician; nobody understands this better than Ray Frey himself. He will only hire and train technicians who he feels confident to work on his own personal vehicles. It is imperative for each of his technicians to be thorough, honest, and attentive. His values positively impact his employees and in return, you get the best automotive services!

Along with providing excellent service for your personal vehicle, Ray Frey Auto Center Inc can take care of your fleet vehicles. References can be provided upon request. We actively service over 30 fleets throughout San Diego. It would be our pleasure to keep your fleet maintained and serviced! If you are interested in our fleet services, please contact Ray Frey Auto Center today.

The Absolute Best Car Service in San Diego, CA

What sets Ray Frey Auto Center Inc apart from all of the others in San Diego, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in San Diego, 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 Ray Frey Auto Center Inc, 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 San Diego auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top-quality auto service in San Diego, 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

2005 Scion xB

Scion xB

Mileage
240,727
Service Date
10/5/2022
Services Performed
  • Change oil & filter. Top off all fluid levels. Check & adjust tire pressure. Visual inspection of hoses, belts, etc. Lube chassis.
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee
  • 3rd brake light out
  • Needs dome light switch
 
Craig J. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/5/2022

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Mileage
133,554
Service Date
10/5/2022
Services Performed
  • Rotate tires
 
Steve M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/5/2022

2013 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
68,969
Service Date
10/4/2022
Services Performed
  • Diagnose – test alternator, battery and starter Traced to faulty starter
  • Remove and replace starter
 
James W. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/4/2022

2013 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
68,969
Service Date
10/4/2022
Services Performed
  • Diagnose – test alternator, battery and starter Traced to faulty starter
  • Remove and replace starter
 
James W. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/4/2022

2015 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
50,282
Service Date
9/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Change oil and filter. Replace with synthetic oil. Lube chassis, top off all fluid levels, adjust tire pressure. – Air filter dirty – Cabin filter dirty – Recommend battery service
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee
  • Reattach
  • Nothing noticed at this time
  • Customer declined.
  • Replace air filter
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace
  • Service battery
 
Louis P. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/3/2022

2011 Buick Lucerne

Buick Lucerne

Mileage
65,900
Service Date
9/28/2022
Services Performed
  • Repair plastic underneath best as possible
  • Remove door panel and found cables tangled in regulator. Remove and replace RF window regulator
 
Jack S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/29/2022

2010 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
149,586
Service Date
9/28/2022
Services Performed
  • Code Scan: Engine – Permanent Codes P0302
  • Misfire No.2 Cylinder P0430
  • Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold B2 Confirm #2 ignition misfire. Inspect #2 coil, found normal output and passes the arc test. Inspect #2 spark plug, found combustion chamber-side insulator broken. This is causing intermittent spark issue and misfire. Insulator breakage is due to oil consumption problem outlined in TSB for piston ring problem on cylinders 1-4 which are the VCM cylinders. There is a warranty extension for 8 years, unlimited mileage for piston ring issues, 1-4 misfires, and oil consumption. Vehicle no longer in this warranty period. Can try doing a de-carb procedure where pistons are soaked overnight with cleaner then with ATF before replacing spark plugs. There is also a catalyst efficiency code for bank 2 (front bank). Sounds like this has been an ongoing issue since we first started servicing this vehicle. Needs B2 cat, but B1 was previously noted as weak on scan data, but not setting code.
  • No problem with oil pressure light. Light is on with key on, engine off, when there is no oil pressure. Light goes out with engine started.
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – All
  • With spark plugs removed, add top-end engine cleaner to all cylinders. Rotate crank by hand to allow cleaner to all parts of cylinder wall and to move rings. Soak overnight. In AM extract remaining cleaner and add ATF to all cylinders and rotate again. Allow a couple more hours to soak, then extract ATF. Install plugs and run engine to expel the remnant cleaner and oil.
  • Change oil & filter. Top off all fluid levels. Check & adjust tire pressure. Visual inspection of hoses, belts, etc. Lube chassis.
  • Replace the cabin filter
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee
 
Mike H. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/29/2022

2020 Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Mileage
38,639
Service Date
9/28/2022
Services Performed
  • Change oil and filter. Replace with synthetic oil. Lube chassis, top off all fluid levels, adjust tire pressure.
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee
  • Install wiper blades
  • Remove four wheels and rear brake drums/rotors to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. No noise heard during test drive Front brakes approx 40% remaining Rear brakes approx 30% remaining
 
Sandra C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/28/2022

2014 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

Mileage
37,958
Service Date
9/13/2022
Services Performed
  • Code Scan: Antilock Brakes/ESC C2130
  • DBC Brake Lamp Relay Error C1211
  • Wheel Speed Sensor Rear – Right Hand Invalid / No Signal C1209
  • Wheel Speed Sensor Rear – Right Hand Open / Short ABS/Trac lights on. Tire light also on, due to ABS faults. Road test for customer driveability complaint. No problems felt with vehicle/engine performance at this time. The ABS fault may have been making the traction control system activate, thinking there was front tire slippage, and limiting engine power. The ABS circuit fault is no constant, and not intermittent, so traction system is disabled as soon as engine is started. RR sensor never shows any speed on scan data. Found the RR speed sensor is shorted internally. RR measures about 900 ohms, where as the LR sensor that works normally reads over 2M ohms. Sensor is part of the wheel hub.
  • Needs master window switch – ordered part
  • WHEEL HUB – Remove & Replace – FWD Rear,One Side,w/o Knuckle Removal – [Includes: Replace Inner and/or Outer Bearings, Cups, Seals and repack (where applicable).]
 
Maile K. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/26/2022

2016 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
67,682
Service Date
9/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Recover, evacuate and charge A/C. Test operation and test for leaks. System has no pressure, and no refrigerant was recovered. Evacuate and vacuum test for major leak. Passed. Replaced both service ports, low side port had oil trace on it. Evacuate again and charge to .425kg 1234-yf. System operation normal, pressures 150/30 and 39 degree outlet temp. Test system thoughly for leaks. Leak detector alerts at lower passenger side of condenser. Unable to see w/ UV light, but soapy water shows tiny bubbles on condenser tube. There is an extended warranty on 16-19 civics for faulty condensers, 10yr unlimited mileage warranty. Recovered .415kg after leak found.
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee
 
Rex S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/21/2022

2019 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
34,897
Service Date
9/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Change oil and filter. Replace with synthetic oil. Lube chassis, top off all fluid levels, adjust tire pressure.
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee
  • Rotate tires
  • Remove four wheels and rear brake drums/rotors to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. – Front and rear brakes approx 50% remaining
 
Gail A. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/20/2022

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

Chevrolet Avalanche

Mileage
104,971
Service Date
9/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Replace the right outer door handle
 
Dave S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/20/2022