Automatic Transmission Repair

Repairing an automatic transmission is easier said than done. There are several types of automatic transmissions: Hydraulic, semi-automatic and continuously variable transmissions (CVT). That's why it's best to have a qualified shop and technician handle the repairs for you. The most common type of transmission is the hydraulic. At Rancho Auto Service our team of experts provides Read more...

Smog Check FAQ

What is a Test Only Station? Test-Only stations are licensed by the state only to perform tests on vehicles. They are prohibited from performing any repair services. Gross Polluters can also be certified at these stations. Who requires a Smog Check? The Department of Motor Vehicles renewal notice will indicate whether a Smog Check is Read more...

10 Tips to Pass California Smog Test

Smog Check: Currently, smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel powered vehicles manufactured prior to 1998 or with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs, electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs, hybrids, motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older. Vehicles registered in areas subject to the Read more...

Rancho Auto Service Launches NEW Website!

We got a new look! Rancho Auto Service of El Cajon, California, has launched a new website. We understand that the web is taking over how our customers are looking for businesses and services. Our goal is to make sure that our quality auto repair services can be easily found on the web! Feel free to browse around Read more...


2946 Jamacha Rd. #A
El Cajon, CA 92019


(619) 660-5797