“Our Motto is, ‘When you want it right!’
and our goal is our customers’ Peace of Mind.”


C & D Auto Care was started back in February of 1991, and has been in the family for over three generations. The current shop owner, Dara Bakhshandeh, has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Dara always loved cars and worked at an auto repair shop while attending college. After college, Dara decided to continue working on cars because it was much more enjoyable than an office job.

C & D Auto Care is a member of ASCCA and ASE associations and our technicians are ASE Certified professionals. We give back to our community by doing fundraising for MS and the Boys and Girls Club of East County.

C & D Auto Care is the trusted choice for Domestic and Asian auto repair in the area with excellent customer service and quality repairs. If you’re looking for honest and dependable auto care, bring your vehicle to our La Mesa auto repair shop or request an appointment today!


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Tech-Net Professional Auto Service

When choosing where to have your vehicle serviced, you must consider the quality of workmanship being performed. As a CarQuest TechNet shop, we protect your new car warranty and are committed to providing a successful and pleasant automotive service experience. As a Tech-Net Professional Auto Service® center we have the equipment and technology to diagnose and repair your import, domestic or hybrid vehicles.



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Automotive Service Councils of California is a confederation of repair shops commonly bound by an interest in the automotive industry to uphold an improve the high standards and integrity of the profession.

The Association works to assist the individual member in confronting problems. They assist in the education of members and future technicians. They dedicate themselves, through their own personal obligation, toward future growth and expansion by professional, ethical practice. Through avenues available to them, the Association seeks to correct abuses within the industry.


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The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers a testing and certification program to professional automotive technicians.

Twice yearly the institute gives a series of written tests which measure diagnostic and repair skills. Upon passing the exam, and providing proof of a minimum of two years of hands-on experience, a professional becomes ASE certified in a particular area, such as Brakes, Automatic Transmissions, Steering, etc. There are eight basic tests and several advanced tests.

Any professional who is certified in all eight areas is certified as a Master Automotive Technician. Every 5 years, professionals must be retested to remain certified.

We also have several Technicians with advanced certifications such as Alternative Fuels and Advanced Computer Control Diagnostics (L1).


Our motto is "When You Want It Right!" and our goal is our customers' Peace of Mind. We are a stable and professional shop that has served the San Diego Area for over 15 years.

Our Mission Statement is: "Our team is committed to continuously improve the standards of excellence in Automotive Service. We achieve this through a partnership based on trust, integrity, communication, and concern for our environment."

To assure customers of the best job possible all repairs are guaranteed in writing, for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, on parts AND labor.


C & D Autocare is committed to protecting any personal information that you provide to us. It is important for you to understand how we treat information about you that we receive via this site.

C & D Autocare and all of its related companies ("C & D Autocare") respects your privacy and is committed to handling your personal information in a responsible manner. C & D Autocare understands the need to safeguard sensitive information that you have provided and that you expect privacy and security for your personal and financial affairs. C & D Autocare attempts to minimize the information it collects to that which it reasonably believes is necessary in processing your requests for information, services and other opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Generally, you can visit this site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers automatically collect domain names and/or internet protocol addresses for marketing research purposes only, not the e-mail addresses or any other personal information, of visitors. This site is not intended for persons under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about minors, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to minors.

C & D Autocare solicits your name, phone number e-mail address, and auto information as well as general information regarding your auto service needs and requests. We use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry. Domain name and or internet protocol address information that we collect is not used to personally identify you. Rather, it is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to monitor the use of our site and to improve the content of our site. We may share the personal information you provide to us with affiliates or those which we have hired to provide services for us. These companies are contractually bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third-parties for their marketing use. We will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances. After you are no longer an active C & D Autocare customer, C & D Autocare will continue to treat information you have provided as if you were still a customer.

This Privacy Policy applies only to individual consumers. This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 20th, 2004, and applies to personal and financial information submitted via this site on or after that date.

We maintain strict physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access. We restrict access to information about you to those C & D Autocare employees who need to know the information to respond to your inquiry or request. Employees who misuse personal information are subject to disciplinary action. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically to review any changes. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post any changes on this site. Any such changes shall be immediately effective at the time such changes are posted on the site. By accessing the site following the posting of changes to the Privacy Policy, you agree to all such changes.

C & D Auto Care is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call C & D Auto Care (619) 466-9100 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.