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Automotive Excellence Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Auto RepairAutomotive Excellence is the automotive expert in Seal Beach, CA 90740. Since, 1980 we've provided the Seal Beach area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Towing & Recovery, Emergency Roadside Assistance and Maintenance Services.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Seal Beach area reliable and well-maintained. Our four ASE Certified Master technicians will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.

Call Automotive Excellence today at 562-493-5477! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!

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    Vehicle Tips

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

    What Our Customers Are Saying


    -Ryan F.

    The guys at Automotive Excellence are the best. They always do a great job and I trust their expertise.


    -Jason D.

    Automotive Excellence goes above and beyond for me and my vehicles. Excellent, meticulous, timely, and honest! Thanks for keeping me on the road.


    -Greg m.

    Very accommodating. They fixed my car's issue quickly so I could get back to work. Very reasonable, and courteous. I will bring my car back when it needs more extensive work.


    -Vannessa S.

    Love this place. Every time we go in we get friendly service and it’s so convenient. I called ahead of time to set it up, they get me in immediately, and then get the job done before they say it will be done.


    -Robert G.

    I needed a repair for my front bumper. I went there because a colleague told me he takes his car there. They couldn't do the repair themselves but they they took it to a body shop for me and arranged everything with the body shop. That was very helpful because all the work was done while I was on vacation and it was nearly ready when I got home. The repair was perfect.


    -Jon G.

    Peter and his team deliver exceptional service and repair. Highly recommend this business. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Fair prices, great service and quality work.


    -Donna H.

    All of staff was very helpful and professional. We were very satisfied with the work done on our car and is was completed before the time promised. We would like to complement Peter,Jonathon and the techs who work at Automotive Excellence. We have all of our vehicles serviced at Automotive Excellence and highly recommend them.


    -Susan D.

    Automotive Excellence is the best!! Andrew & Peter go out of their way to provide the best service. They are honest and stand behind all their work. Car service & repair isn't fun but these two make the experience as pleasant as possible!!


    -Cirella S.

    Such an honest & trustworthy place. Every single time I've gone there they have been nothing but helpful, respectful and kind. Their turn around time is so fast as well. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else but here. Everything was so perfect!!


    -Danielle B.

    I have taken my 2005 Jeep Wrangler to Automotive Excellence for years for various repairs and oil chamges and can say they have always been fair, honest and great to work with. This last issue with the engine light coming on and stalling out my car was very concerning but they diagnosed it, tested it and treated the issue like pros. I even paid to have it towed from West Hollywood back to this area because I didn't trust the auto shops up there - I wanted my guys here at Automotive Excellence to fix it as I knew I could trust them. It's hard to find mechanic's you feel confident in and I'm so glad I found these guys.. they are the best!
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