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We are now open normal business hours and ready to serve you during these difficult times. Our staff has intensified our cleaning program to provide a clean, healthy environment for our customers and employees. Call us at (805) 541-1464 if you have any questions, or to schedule your next visit. Thank you for trusting us with your vehicles.
1101 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

1101 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Welcome to Continental Motor Works

Premium Automotive Service in San Luis Obispo, CA

If you’re looking for auto repair in San Luis Obispo, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Continental Motor Works we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a San Luis Obispo car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in San Luis Obispo, we are totally confident that Continental Motor Works is the best option in town!

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Continental Motor Works
1101 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-1464
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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Continental Motor Works
1101 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-1464
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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Why Choose Continental Motor Works

For nearly 40 years Continental Motor Works has been the local auto repair shop that you can trust.

Our focus has always been providing our friends and neighbors with dependable, trustworthy auto repairs. Whether you need a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, our trained service technicians can quickly diagnose problems and zero in on remedies; saving you valuable time and money.

Our cutting-edge diagnostic technology combined with the real-world experience of our ASE Certified Master Technicians, means we are able to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong!

And, because of our ongoing training and certification, Continental Motor Works can offer you an affordable alternative to dealership pricing on almost any make and model vehicle made.

  • Smog checks, air conditioning, check engine lights
    … just part of our expertise
  • 36 Month/36,000 Mile Warranty
  • Supervised by Owners/Master Mechanics,
    John Fiorentino and Jaines Coloma
  • 2009-2010 AAA Quality service Award and Outstanding Member
  • Serving San Luis Obispo, CA for nearly 40 years

LONG-TERM BUSINESS

​John Fiorentino and Jaines Coloma, owners of Continental Motor Works and Jeff Spevack, the founder, feel strongly about being goods neighbors and in giving back to their San Luis Obispo community.

The following is a partial list of organizations that benefit from regular donations from the crew at Continental Motor Works:

  • Stand Strong SLO- we provide service for their vehicles
  • Donations to San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
  • Donations to Transitions Mental Health
  • SLO High School Band – We participate in their fundraisers

About Continental Motor Works

John Fiorentino and Jaines Coloma went into business together in 2018 and purchased this small town shop from previous owner Jeff Spevack who opened Continental Motor Works in 1983. Our focus has always been providing our friends and neighbors with dependable, trustworthy auto repairs. Whether you need a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, our trained service technicians can quickly diagnose problems and zero in on remedies; saving you valuable time and money.

We are passionate about fixing cars and keeping customers confident in the safety and reliability of their vehicles. We strive to give our customers a positive experience, where vehicle maintenance and repair is as stress-free as possible. We even serve free popcorn!

The Absolute Best Car Service in San Luis Obispo, CA

What sets Continental Motor Works apart from all of the others in San Luis Obispo, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in San Luis Obispo, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Continental Motor Works, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the San Luis Obispo auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in San Luis Obispo, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2013 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
171,941
Service Date
9/13/2021
Services Performed
  • CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER. LUBRICATE ALL CHASSIS FITTINGS. PERFORM COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION INCLUDING, STEERING, SUSPENSION, BRAKING, FUEL, COOLING, EXHAUST , AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS. TEST DRIVE FOR PERFORMANCE.
  • REPLACED blown third brake light bulb
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
VICTOR M. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/14/2021

2006 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
227,057
Service Date
9/7/2021
Services Performed
  • CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER. LUBRICATE ALL CHASSIS FITTINGS. PERFORM COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION INCLUDING, STEERING, SUSPENSION, BRAKING, FUEL, COOLING, EXHAUST , AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS. TEST DRIVE FOR PERFORMANCE.
  • PASSED
 
COLIN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/7/2021

2012 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
66,759
Service Date
8/27/2021
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN TOOK VEHICLE FOR A TEST DRIVE AND DID NOT HEAR ANY SQUEAKING. PUT VEHICLE ON LIFT TO INSPECT AND FOUND NO LUBRICATION AND CALIPER SLID PINS. LUBRICATED CALIPER SLIDE PINS PER CUSTOMER APPROVAL OVER THE PHONE, 08/27/2021 @ 11:30am. ASSEMBLED VEHICLE IN REVERSE ORDER AND TEST DROVE. VEHICLE DRIVES GREAT.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
CECILE H. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2021

2013 Kia Rio

Kia Rio

Mileage
60,321
Service Date
8/9/2021
Services Performed
  • CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER. LUBRICATE ALL CHASSIS FITTINGS. PERFORM COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION INCLUDING, STEERING, SUSPENSION, BRAKING, FUEL, COOLING, EXHAUST , AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS. TEST DRIVE FOR PERFORMANCE.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
JOHN L. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/26/2021

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
58,390
Service Date
8/24/2021
Services Performed
  • CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER, LUBRICATE CHASSIS FITTINGS, ROTATE TIRES AND PERFORM BRAKE INSPECTION. COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION INCLUDING SUSPENSION, STEERING, EXHAUST, COOLING, FUEL, AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS. SERVICE AND TEST BATTERY. TOP OFF ALL FLUIDS. ROAD TEST FOR VEHICLE PERFORMANCE.
  • INSPECTED BULB AND FOUND IT BLOWN. REPLACED AND RETESTED – OK. HEADLIGHTS WORK AS DESIGNED.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
Stephanie F. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/25/2021

2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
50,437
Service Date
8/23/2021
Services Performed
  • PASSED
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
MARY P. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/24/2021

2008 Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Mileage
170,586
Service Date
8/23/2021
Services Performed
  • CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER, LUBRICATE CHASSIS FITTINGS, ROTATE TIRES AND PERFORM BRAKE INSPECTION. COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION INCLUDING SUSPENSION, STEERING, EXHAUST, COOLING, FUEL, AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS. SERVICE AND TEST BATTERY. TOP OFF ALL FLUIDS. ROAD TEST FOR VEHICLE PERFORMANCE.
 
KYLLIE L. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/23/2021

2015 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
88,931
Service Date
8/20/2021
Services Performed
  • RETRIEVE FAULT CODE PO171, INDICATING A LEAN RUN CONDITION. INSPECT AND TEST FOR CAUSES OF LEAN RUN AND FOUND AIR INTAKE TUBE CRACKED IN SEVERAL PLACES ALLOWING UN-METERED AIR. RECOMMEND REPLACING TORN INTAKE TUBE AND RETEST SYSTEM. CUSTOMER APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS OVER THE PHONE, 08/09/2021. REPLACED TORN INTAKE TUBE AND RETESTED SYSTEM – OK. TROUBLE CODE HAS NOT RETURNED AND THE VEHICLE DRIVES GREAT.
 
Dean S. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2021

2018 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
41,016
Service Date
8/20/2021
Services Performed
  • CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER. LUBRICATE ALL CHASSIS FITTINGS. PERFORM COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION INCLUDING, STEERING, SUSPENSION, BRAKING, FUEL, COOLING, EXHAUST , AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS. TEST DRIVE FOR PERFORMANCE.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
LYNN R. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2021

2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mileage
252,768
Service Date
8/18/2021
Services Performed
  • SCANNED VEHICLE AND FOUND TROUBLE CODE P0401: INCORRECT EGR FLOW. PINPOINT TESTING FOUND METER HOSE PLUGGED. TECHNICIAN REMOVED METER FROM OLD HOSE AND TRANSFERRED TO NEW HOSE. TESTED SYSTEM – OK.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
J.D. M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/18/2021

2012 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
71,209
Service Date
8/9/2021
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND COULD HEARD NOISE DESCRIBED BY THE CUSTOMER. INSPECTED VEHICLE AND FOUND WATER PUMP BEARING HAVE FAILED AND ARE CAUSING THE NOISE. RECOMMEND REPLACING THE NOISY WATER PUMP. CUSTOMER APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS OVER THE PHONE, 08/09/2021 @ 8:57am.
  • REMOVED SERPENTINE BELT AND FOUND A TEAR ON IT. INFORMED THE CUSTOMER THAT WE RECOMMEND REPLACING THE TORN SERPENTINE BELT TO WHICH HE APPROVED OVER THE PHONE, 08/09/2021 @ 9:30am. DRAINED COOLANT FROM THE VEHICLE AND REMOVED THE NOISY WATER PUMP. INSTALLED A NEW WATER PUMP ALONG WITH A NEW WATER PUMP GASKET. INSTALLED A NEW SERPENTINE BELT AND FILLED THE VEHICLE WITH COOLANT. CHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK. TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND RECHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK. VEHICLE DRIVES GREAT AND THERE IS NO MORE NOISE FROM THE WATER PUMP.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
JONATHAN P. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/16/2021

2012 Mercedes-Benz C250

Mercedes-Benz C250

Mileage
112,000
Service Date
8/6/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE RAN ROUGH. MOTHER STATED THAT SHE CLEARED THE CODES AND VEHICLE DROVE NORMAL, BUT WAS STILL CONCERNED ABOUT THE VEHICLE. WE SCANNED VEHICLE AND COULD NOT FIND ANY TROUBLE CODES OR HISTORY OF WHAT TRIGGERED THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. VEHICLE SEEMS TO DRIVE OK.
  • INSPECTED VEHICLE FOR OIL LEAK WITH DYE. FOUND OIL LEAK MAINLY FROM FAILED CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AT THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. WE NEED TO REMOVE THE VEHICLE CYLINDER HEAD AND SEND IT TO THE MACHINE SHOP FOR INSPECTION AND CLEANING. WE WOULD THEN RESEAL THE ENGINE WITH ALL NEW SEALS. CUSTOMER APPROVED REPAIRS OVER THE PHONE, 07/08/2021 @ 2:30pm.
  • CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER. LUBRICATE ALL CHASSIS FITTINGS. PERFORM COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION INCLUDING, STEERING, SUSPENSION, BRAKING, FUEL, COOLING, EXHAUST , AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS. TEST DRIVE FOR PERFORMANCE.
  • REPLACE FAILED CYLINDER HEAD GASKET
  • CHECKED AND FOUND CYL. HEAD WARPED. REMACHINED FLAT, CLEANED, AND VACUUM TESTED. EVERYTHING CHECKS GOOD.
  • REMOVED LEAKING FRONT STRUTS AND TORN STABILIZER END LINKS AND INSTALLED NEW FRONT STRUTS AND NEW STABILIZER END LINKS. AFTER VEHICLE WAS ALIGNED AND ALL REPAIRS WERE COMPLETE WE TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND CHECKED FOR ANY LEAKS – OK. VEHICLE DRIVES GREAT
  • SET WHEEL ALIGNMENT
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
VICKI V. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/8/2021

Services:

  • Brakes & Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Tire & Tire Repair
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Check Engine Light
  • Belts & Hoses
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Continental Motor Works
1101 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-1464