Frequently Asked Questions
At Number One Stop Shop, we make sure to stock our store with the most cutting-edge repair tools and highest quality automotive parts available (Click here to see our list of part suppliers). Depending on the service performed and the parts you decide to use, your repair service will be backed by a 12 month/12,000 mile warrantee, or in some instances, a life-time or limited warrantee for the parts you purchased. In addition to these assurances, we strongly believe in fair business practices and will do everything in our power to make sure our customers are satisfied with our work.
Number One Stop Shop Auto Repair is a complete automotive repair center that provides ASE certified service for all foreign and domestic cars and trucks. This includes service to all aspects of the car such as engine, emission system, brakes, tires, etc. In addition to servicing privately owned vehicles, we also welcome commercial and fleet vehicles.
As a complete automotive repair center, we make sure to provide reliable service for a wide range of different repair jobs. Please click on our services link above or click here to view a list of the different services that we offer our customers.
Being in business for a long time definitely has its perks. By consistently proving to be one of the North County's most trusted complete automotive repair centers, we have earned the privilege of servicing Escondido's Enterprise Rental Car Branch for over twenty five years. Because of this unique relationship, we are able to offer specially discounted rental car rates that are only available to Number One Stop Shop Customers. This provides our customers with the freedom to have their cars repaired and not worry about being stranded at a very affordable cost.
The services that we offer does not include cosmetic repair such as body or paint work. One Stop Shop's services are dedicated to all types of repair pertaining to "under the hood".
We are located just past the Escondido Auto Park at 231 N. Vinewood, Escondido California 92029. For your convenience, we have provided a google map with location that can be used to determine specific directions for you. Please click here in order to create and print your own directions.
In this instance, bigger does not mean better. Although auto dealers may have more repair bays and bigger waiting rooms, Number One Stop Shop consistently beats dealers by offering its customers better repair prices, and personalized service. Too us you are not just a number. We greatly value the business of all our clientele, and as (a family owned business) such, treat each customer like family.
Every year, the DMV randomly selects a group of its residents to have an emissions test performed on their cars at a "test-only site". If you are selected, you will receive an official notice in the mail specifically informing you to have a smog test completed at a "test-only site" only. Although we do provide ASE certified smog checks and smog repairs, we are unable by law to provide smog tests for those that are directed to visit a "test-only site". However, if your automobile fails the smog test and does not meet California's emissions standards, we are fully capable and licensed to make the appropriate repairs and have you back on the road as soon as possible.
There are many reasons for Smog Check Failure. Generally, they fall into these categories...
- Oxygen Sensor: The oxygen sensor is responsible for delivering data to the ECU relating to the oxygen content in the exhaust stream.
- Check Engine Light: An illuminated check engine light will cause an automatic smog check failure
- Fuel Injection/Carb: A faulty carburetor or defective fuel injectors may deliver either too much or inadequate fuel to the combustion chambers, thus resulting in smog check failure.
- Catalytic Converter: A defective cat may cause a smog check failure
- EVAP System: An EVAP fault may disturb air/fuel ratio
- Gas Cap: A vehicle's gas cap and filler neck are inspected during the smog test. They will have to be of proper fit and design.
- Ignition/Spark Plugs
- PCV Valve/Hose
- Air Injection
- EGR System
- Multi-point Safety Inspection
- Battery Service
- Replace up to 5 Quarts of Engine Oil & Filter
- Rotate Tires
- Service Brake System (clean, lubricate, and adjust)
- Adjust Parking Brake
- Replace Engine Air Filter
- Adjust Engine Drive Belts
- 3-Step Fuel Injection Cleaning
- Replace Cabin Air Filter
- Service Rear Differential (RWD only)
- Set Tire Pressure
Evaluate/Assess Condition of:
Steering, Alignment, Suspension, Shocks, Drive Shaft Boots, Tires, Belts and Hoses, Thermostat Operation, Windshield Wipers and Running Lights Road Test & Quality Control
Manufacturers generally recommend that you replace your car's oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles or every 3 months; whichever comes first.
Routine brake inspections should be conducted during regular maintenance intervals, tire rotations, or every 15,000 miles. All routine maintenance to a car's braking system such as a brake fluid flush, ABS check, rear brake adjustment, emergency brake adjustment, machining of the rotors, or replacement of brake pads or brake shoes should be completed according to manufacturer specifications which is typically every 40,000 - 45,000 miles. If you are unsure your brakes need service, come in today for a free brake inspection.
Brake jobs include inspection of brake line hoses, calipers, and cleaning and re-packing of front or rear wheel bearings. We also measure the vehicle's brake rotors or brake drums to specification and replace brake pads and machine rotors accordingly.
Tire rotations are typically done every 15,000 miles. During your tire rotation we also inspect the vehicle's rotors, brake lines, brake pads, calipers, and wheel tread.
If you live around the Escondido/North County area, chances are you have seen some of our monthly specials and coupons in your local newspapers. In addition to these repair promotions and offers, we frequently update our website with new deals and car repair coupons that can easily be printed and brought in to take advantage of our many specials that include but are not limited to oil changes, smog tests, brake jobs, and 30k, 60k, and 90k mile services. Please click here to view our current and previous auto repair coupons.