Welcome To Richard's Automotive!

Over 35 Years of Happy Clients

Richard has been servicing vehicles in Vista for over 35 years. He is a second generation automotive repair professional. He gained his skill and technical ability by serving in his father’s automotive repair facility prior to launching Richard’s Automotive over 7 years ago. Our newest facility is closely located right off of the 78 in the heart of Vista’s downtown locale. We proudly service residents of Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Bonsall and surrounding north county San Diego areas.

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Our Services

Certified Brake and Light Inspection Station

Oil Change

We dont just change the oil and filter. We perform a service of checking the fluids, belts, hoses and care to detect any future symptoms that are noteworthy

Transmission Service

We offer a range of transmission services to keep the maintenance of your vehicle in smooth running condition

Spark Plugs/Tune Up

We will integrate your engine with original equipment required spark plugs during the required mile service maintenance intervals, or when diagnosed as having a missfire code and checking to confirm that is what is necessary.

Brake Service

Our repair shop performs a large percentage amount of our business in brake repairs in a year

Engine Repair

We are ready to service your car’s engine and maintain vehicle performance

Timing Belt

Your engine’s timing belt is one of the most important maintenance items in your car

What Others Say About Us

“Richard has been a great place to take all of our family vehicles. They’re honest and in several instances helped me without even charging me!  I would recommend him to anyone that needs work to be done on their car.”

Yelp – Gregory H, Vista


“Master Mechanic! Fabulous Work! Expertly Applied Meticulous Detail- In All Aspects of Diagnosis, Replacement Repairs and Testing I’ll be back to see you over again! Chevy Cavalier Gregory A.”

Best price and service you are going to get when it comes to brakes and lights. This guy deserves an award for quality of service. I’d highly recommend him.

Yelp – Robert K, San Diego