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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

2004 Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln Aviator

Mileage
161,088
Service Date
11/23/2020
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.
  • DRAINED AND REMOVED RADIATOR. INSTALLED NEW RADIATOR AND FILLED IT WITH COOLANT. BLED THE SYSTEM OF AIR AND CHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK. TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND RECHECKED FOR COOLANT LEAKS – OK
 
JANELLE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/23/2020

2012 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
106,886
Service Date
11/20/2020
Services Performed
  • REMOVED BOTH RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE WORN OUT WHEEL HUBS/BEARINGS. INSTALLED NEW FRONT WHEEL HUBS/BEARINGS. TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND IT DRIVES GREAT.
  • TECHNICIAN TOOK VEHICLE ON A TEST DRIVE AND COULD HEAR SOME NOISE AND FEEL SOME VIBRATION WHICH SEEMED TO BE COMING FROM THE FRONT WHEEL HUBS. BROUGHT VEHICLE BACK TO SHOP AND LIFTED THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE. TECHNICIAN CONFIRMED THAT THE LEFT SIDE WHEEL HUB IS WORN OUT AND THE RIGHT SIDE IS STARTING TO EXHIBIT THE SAME SYMPTOMS. TECHNICIAN RECOMMENDS REPLACING BOTH FRONT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES. CUSTOMER APPROVED REPAIRS, 11/20/2020 @ 10:22AM.
 
ELAINE W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/21/2020

2006 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
152,799
Service Date
11/20/2020
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.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
ANDREW M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/20/2020

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
44,885
Service Date
11/19/2020
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
 
ANN F. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/19/2020

2012 RAM Pickup

RAM Pickup

Mileage
132,992
Service Date
11/18/2020
Services Performed
  • HOOKED UP SCAN TOOL AND RETRIEVED CODE #P0441 WHICH REFERS TO A PROBLEM IN THE PURGE CONTROL PORTION OF THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS SYSTEM. WE WOULD NEED MORE TIME TO PINPOINT THE CAUSE. ALSO NOTED EXHAUST LEAK AT BOTH EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. WOULD NEED TO REMOVE MANIFOLDS AND CHECK THAT THEY ARE NOT WARPED. IF THEY ARE GOOD, WE WOULD RESEAL.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
TEDDY W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/18/2020

2004 Acura TL

Acura TL

Mileage
125,574
Service Date
11/16/2020
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.
  • FOUND FRONT ROTORS TO HAVE THICKNESS VARIANCE. REPLACED FRONT ROTORS AND BRAKES WORK GREAT NOW. REPAIR WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
DALE O. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/18/2020

2010 Lexus RX 450h

Lexus RX 450h

Mileage
133,406
Service Date
11/13/2020
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
 
IAN,KATHERINE J. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/14/2020

2017 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
26,684
Service Date
11/5/2020
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
 
BRIAN U. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/13/2020

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
180,068
Service Date
9/24/2020
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
 
ROBERT E. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/16/2020

2005 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
210,464
Service Date
9/18/2020
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
 
BRYN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/23/2020

2010 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
105,373
Service Date
9/18/2020
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.
  • REMOVED DIRTY CABIN AIR FILTER AND INSTALLED A NEW FILTER.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
TRISTAN R. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/22/2020

2014 Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L

Mileage
98,112
Service Date
8/28/2020
Services Performed
  • EVAP TUBE WAS BLOCKED. CLEANED AND DRAINED EVAP TUBE. AND THERE IS NO LONGER A LEAK.
  • INSTALLED RADIO ANTENNA AND SUN VISOR
 
DONNA O. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/9/2020

Services:

  • Brakes & Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Tire & Tire Repair
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Check Engine Light
  • Belts & Hoses
  • And Much More…

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Continental Motor Works
1101 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-1464