Hours of operations:
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

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.

5

Marty and Adam at Moonlight Motors have helped extend the life of both of my vehicles. I recently took my 1996 volvo in for routine service, it took a little over an hour but when it was done, they had fixed two problems that two other shops could not -- without asking and at no extra charge! Great rates, great service, and a fun retro waiting area too. Thanks guys!

5

Service is professional and the quality of work reliable. I use them for several of my personal and company vehicles. Marty goes to great lengths to take care of his customers and stands behind the work that his staff does. Also, Moonlight Motors gives back to the community supporting local events and organizations.

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