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Complete Auto Repair Services for All Automotive Systems

Elite Smog & Auto is here for all your automotive service needs—smog tests, emission system repairs, diagnostics, routine oil changes, drivability issues—you name it, we can handle it. Our tools and technology are the best in the industry, and our auto repair experience goes back decades. You can also trust us to be honest when recommending automotive services because we take pride in our work and our reputation in the El Cajon community. We strive for your 100% satisfaction and loyalty, not a one-time sale.

Services Performed at Our El Cajon Auto Repair & Smog Test Facility

  • 30K, 60K, 90K, 120K Services
  • A/C Recharge & Repair
  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Alternators
  • Auto Stereo Systems
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Batteries
  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostic
  • Climate Control
  • Clutch & Manual Transmissions
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Coolant / Antifreeze Change
  • Coolant Flush
  • Cooling System Diagnosis & Repair
  • CV Joints
  • Diagnose & Repair Failed Smog Test
  • Diagnostics
  • Diesel Service & Repair
  • Drivability Problems
  • Drive Axles
  • Driveline & Differential
  • Electrical Systems
  • Emission System Repairs
  • Engine Repair
  • Exhaust / Muffler Service & Repair
  • Fluid Flushes
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Induction Service
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Heating Systems
  • Lube, Oil & Filter Change
  • MIL Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • Oil Change / Lube Service
  • Overdrive Transmissions
  • Power Doors & Windows
  • Radiators
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service Engine Soon Light
  • Standard Transmissions
  • Starters
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Transfer Cases
  • Transmission Flush
  • Tune-ups
  • U-Joints
  • Water Pumps

Here’s More on Our Most Popular Auto Repair & Maintenance Services

  • 30K, 60K, 90K, 120K Services

    30K, 60K, 90K, 120K Services

    The most frequently neglected part of owning a vehicle is sticking to a routine preventive maintenance schedule. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend a 30K, 60K, 90K, and 120K service schedule for optimum performance and efficiency. However, even if you bought your car from a dealership, you don’t have to go back to the dealer for these services. The mechanics at Elite Smog & Auto can take care of all your factory scheduled maintenance needs and keep your warranty intact. 

  • A/C Recharge & Repair

    A/C Recharge & Repair

    Your vehicle’s A/C system is responsible for cooling, purifying, and circulating air, which it does through a complex system of components, including a condenser, compressor, drive belt, and evaporator. Like most aspects of car maintenance, treating a problem with your vehicle’s air conditioning system early, when only one of these components is worn, can prevent the need for a more expensive repair down the road. At Elite Smog & Auto, we handle all types of A/C service, from a simple recharge to diagnostics and air conditioning repair.

  • Check Engine Light Diagnostic

    Check Engine Light Diagnostic

    If your check engine light is on, Elite Smog & Auto has the equipment and skill to properly diagnose the issue and handle any necessary repairs. A thorough check engine light diagnostic is more than just connecting a scanner to your vehicle and pulling trouble codes. That’s because a code does not always indicate exactly what is wrong with your car. In the El Cajon area, our mechanics are known for our excellent diagnostic capabilities and making sure a check engine light doesn’t result in a failed smog test.

  • Coolant Flush

    Coolant Flush

    A coolant flush can provide several benefits to your vehicle’s radiator and cooling system, such as removing rust and scale deposits on your radiator, lubricating the water pump, removing contaminates, and protecting against rust and foam. With regular coolant flushes, you can even extend the life of your radiator and cooling system, helping it to operate more efficiently. A coolant flush is also a relatively inexpensive procedure, so getting a flush every year or so should be at the top of your vehicle maintenance to-do list. 

  • Fuel Induction Service

    Fuel Induction Service

    Clogged fuel injectors can negatively affect your vehicle’s performance, leading to poor gas mileage and dirty exhaust emissions—something we see all too frequently at Elite Smog & Auto. Using specialized equipment, our technicians can quickly and effectively clean your vehicle’s intake manifold, ports, intake valves, and combustion chamber, and install injector cleaning additive in your tank. Ultimately, fuel induction service will restore lost power and performance and reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

  • Lube, Oil & Filter Change

    Lube, Oil & Filter Change

    No one can over-emphasize the importance of regular oil changes. When oil breaks down over time, it becomes less effective as a lubricant, which means parts of your engine will rub together and wear out, potentially leading to the need for expensive repairs and replacements. When you come to Elite Smog & Auto for an oil and filter change, you’ll receive a complimentary 40-point inspection, we’ll check the air in your tires and top off your fluids, and we’ll consult with you on any vehicle concerns.

  • Tune-ups


    At Elite Smog & Auto, we don’t use tune-ups to sell other services, but to keep your vehicle running stronger longer. Come to us for a tune-up, and we’ll test your fuel, ignition, and emissions systems looking for faulty vacuum hoses, oxygen sensors, and other parts that can hurt efficiency. We’ll also inspect your spark plugs to determine age and wear (replacing as necessary). Same for the engine air filter, cabin air filter, and your vehicle’s condenser. We’ll also check all your fluids before sending you off in an exceptionally smooth-running vehicle.