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Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tue - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Encinitas Auto Repair

5

Though I do not work as a professional mechanic for a living I am one. I work in a different profession, but, have a history in motorcycle & auto racing and currently I am doing restoration & custom fabricating of a couple vehicles. I know my way around a car. Even though I do my own auto maintenance and repairs, when I can't there is only one place I go and that is Moonlight Motors. I know first hand that they do their work correctly, efficiently and for a very fair price. In this day an age I think it is important for us that really know a profession (and are not involved with in it on the consumer level) to take time to let others know that this is the type of ethical repair facility that deserves your business and you deserve to be treated like you will at Moonlight Motors.

5

I have been going to Moonlight Motors since they were recommend to me back in 2005. Marty and Adam are stand up guys that are complete professionals who get the job done and are more than reasonable with the cost... Just to clarify for some of the more confused yelpers who have left some less than stellar reviews for Moonlight...when Marty or Adam quote you a job it includes the suggested repairs to support the current repair...lets take my car I just had in this week. The spark plug wires were toast and need to be replaced along with the spark plugs....now the book and any decent mechanic will tell you if you are replacing these parts it is suggested you replace the cap and rotor as well, which Marty did bring to my attention. After discussing the price of these parts and the condition of the current cap and rotor a decision was made to wait on these parts. I did not feel pressured to make unnecessary repairs, I was informed of my options and chose the one that I was comfortable with. On a personal note, i recently found myself in the hospital for an unexpected emergency surgery and when my wife needed help to get one of our cars fixed, it was Marty and Adam who went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure she did not have to worry about a car repair while I was in the hospital. They took care of everything for her including any rides to and from the shop. They work is top notch and the entire staff is friendly and helpful. Thanks again for years of wonderful service!

5

I trust Moonlight Motors because they are incredibly honest and fast. I have been going there for over eight years, and have always had a pleasant experience. Marty and the rest of the staff are professional and always go out of their way to make sure I get my car fixed at the lowest price possible. I recommend them all the time to my family and friends. I will never go anywhere else.

5

The service at Moonlight Motors is exceptional and friendly. Their prices always much better than anywhere else! I recommend this shop to all my friends and family who are equally impressed.

5

Moonlight motors just got a customer for life! Took my car there, got it to pass smog and Marty and Adam didn't BS me. I will definitely be bringing my car there for ALL the suggested work! They were recommended to me from a friend who is now my new best friend for that!

5

Took my car there on Saturday to fix some horrible noise I had from the front axle of my Honda. I was ready for the worse and was prepared to spend some $$$ to fix it. I left my car there and got a call after an hour from the shop with the description of the problem and the cost to fix it. The problem was minor comparing to what I thought it will be and cost much less than I expected. The guys in Moonlight are honest, their customer service is excellent and so is their workmanship. I will take my car there again for regular maintenance and will recommend them to anybody that need service to their vehicles.

5

Awesome service!!!! I took my Mercedes in for a Service B inspection which at the Mercedes dealership is $460. At Moonlight Motors it was $112 and my car is running fantastic! This is the 2nd time they have worked on my car and I will not go anywhere else now!

5

I had my truck pulled in here from another shop that couldn't fix it and WOW, they are great. After spending $500 at another shop I went in and talked to Adam and after about 10 minutes of just talking to him he knew what was wrong. A bad relay switch. They did a diagnostic on the truck, kept it all day to make sure it was running right and it only cost my around $150 to get it out. The previous shop I was at wanted another $900 to fix it. This place is great and I will only bring my cars here from now on.

5

I was referred to Moonlight Motors by a coworker, saying they were accommodating and the prices weren't outrageous.As a girl, I always feel like I'm at a disadvantage when it comes to getting my car serviced. I try to do my research, maintain my vehicles as my wallet permits, and know roughly what I should expect pricewise, depending on what I need. Regardless, most places always try to sucker me into crap I don't need, or parts that are way too over-the-top for my car (it's an older car). As a result, I have a really difficult time trusting mechanics with my vehicle.Moonlight Motors earned my loyalty and my trust. I needed a fair amount done (serpentine belt was pretty cracked, new spark plugs/wire set, and ultimately my intake plenum gasket was shot) and as such, spent quite a few hours over the course of two-three separate trips sitting inside playing on my phone passing time. Marty was a fantastic guy. So are his mechanics. I was curious about my spark plugs and serpentine belt and had a few questions about them, so one of the guys working on my car took the time to pop the hood and go over things with me. Marty was insanely accommodating regarding what I could afford at each visit and did his best to work with me on affordable options. He gave me choices and didn't get irritated when I needed jargon clarified. He did his best to get my car fixed on barely any notice and as quickly as possible. The time I spent waiting on the office while my car was being worked on helped me establish the trust I have for the people that work there. I liked the way Marty spoke to his customers. He was courteous and seemed to genuinely want to help them in the best way that he could and within the budgets of the people needing the help.The mechanics weren't jerks. They were all knowledgeable and accommodating, which made me feel like my car and wallet were in good hands. I won't be going anywhere else to get my car fixed from now on.Heads up: if you want a discount, pay in cash. On my second trip there, I saved almost $30 on my spark plugs. It makes a difference. There are a few ATMs in the area. Everyone has good and bad days, and maybe some of the negative reviews on here have just been an unfortunate result of working with human beings. Sometimes you just have a bad day. But I've been to my fair share of repair shops, and Moonlight Motors was good enough that I felt compelled to make an actual Yelp account to write a review about it. Definite thumbs up.

5

The NAPA parts store referred me to Moonlight Motors in Encinitas to replace the water pump in our 2005 Trailblazer. Owner Marty Smith was very accommodating and his mechanic did the job quickly. Marty recommended a cooling system flush and refill with new coolant. The end result is the A/C system cools better now. I would highly recommend Moonlight Motors to anyone needing a good trustworthy auto repair shop.

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