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San Luis Obispo’s Local Auto Repair Shop That Puts People First

Certified Auto Repair is a local, family-owned auto repair shop, serving San Luis Obispo since 1990. We are your dealership alternative for quality auto repairs and vehicle maintenance, where the latest in auto diagnostic equipment meets friendly and honest service. Our team genuinely wants to do the best we can for our customers, and we try to save you money whenever possible by keeping your car in good condition to avoid the cost of major auto repairs. This practice has earned us the trust of many San Luis Obispo drivers. We look forward to bringing you into the fold.

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We’re Cal Poly’s Top Auto Repair Shop!

Our shop was voted #1 auto repair shop in San Luis Obispo by Cal Poly, and many of our customers are Cal Poly students. We frequently work with out-of-town parents of college students to handle auto repairs and vehicle maintenance conveniently and affordably.

Qualified Mechanics for Import, Domestic & Hybrid Vehicles

At Certified Auto Repair, we have better auto diagnostic equipment than any other auto repair shop in San Luis Obispo, as well as some of the best auto repair technicians in town. Most of our mechanics are UTI graduates, trained and qualified to service import and domestic vehicles, including hybrid and electric vehicles. In fact, we specialize in hybrid battery replacement, as well as scheduled maintenance that’s more convenient and affordable than the dealership. From oil changes to engine and transmission services, you can count on us to do the job right!

All your car care needs covered!

  • Belts & Hoses
  • Brake Inspection
  • Brake Repair & Service
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics
  • Drivability Diagnostics
  • Engine & Transmission Services
  • Hybrid Battery Replacement
  • Hybrid Repair
  • Oil Change
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Suspension Repair & Service
  • And Much More!
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SLO’s Hybrid Repair Experts

Our mechanics are hybrid and electric vehicle specialists! If you drive a Prius, RAV4, C-MAX, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, or any other hybrid car, call us for honest and trustworthy service.

Auto Service to Smile About

Your comfort and convenience are our priority at Certified Auto Repair. While you’re here, enjoy coffee and refreshments, and use our Wi-Fi to stay connected. If you can’t easily get to our shop, call us for pick-up and drop-off service, or use our secure 24-hour key drop after business hours. We are very student friendly and will work to accommodate your needs and budget. Now that’s auto service to smile about!

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Proudly Serving San Luis Obispo & Nearby Areas

Our auto repair shop is conveniently located at 393 Marsh St. in downtown San Luis Obispo. We love the SLO life and feel very lucky to live and work in a happy community where people appreciate nature, family, diversity, and each other. In addition to Cal Poly and Cuesta College, we serve the entire San Luis Obispo area, including Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Pismo Beach, and Shell Beach. Our shop enjoys giving back to the community by sponsoring the SLO Blues baseball team and supporting Transitions Mental Health Association, as well as our local schools.

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If you’re looking for a trustworthy auto repair shop in San Luis Obispo, look no further than Certified Auto Repair! Request service today, and let’s get to know each other.

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