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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

2015 Acura TLX

Acura TLX

Mileage
69,578
Service Date
1/14/2021
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. ** CAR CHECKS OUT GREAT. THE ONLY THING WE CAN THINK OF WOULD BE THE TIMING BELT DUE BY MILAGE, IF IT HAS NOT BEEN DONE. THERE ARE NO LABELS OR SIGNS THAT IT HAS BEEN DONE.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
CHRIS C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/14/2021

2011 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
232,816
Service Date
1/13/2021
Services Performed
  • SET TO 35 PSI
  • TESTED AND FOUND BATTERY TO FAIL LOAD TEST.REPLACED BATTERY UNDER WARRANTY. TESTED CHARGING SYSTEM AND IT CHECKED GOOD.
 
FRANCES H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/13/2021

2017 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
97,212
Service Date
1/13/2021
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.
  • SET TO 36 PSI
 
SCOTT K. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/13/2021

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

Mileage
124,930
Service Date
1/8/2021
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 FAILED REAR OXYGEN SENSOR AND CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR. CLEARED CODES, AND RETESTED SYSTEM. EVERYTHING CHECKS GOOD AND CAR DRIVES WELL.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
  • TECHNICIAN HOOKED VEHICLE UP TO A SCAN TOOL AND RETRIEVED TROUBLE CODES P0420/01056: BANK 1 CATALYST SYSTEM EFFICIENCY BELOW THRESHOLD & P0341/00833: CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR… AFTER RESEARCHING DATA AND PINPOINT TESTING, TECHNICIAN FOUND THE REAR OXYGEN SENSOR TO BE VERY SLOW AND OUTSIDE OF PARAMETERS. HE ALSO FOUND THE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR TO BE LOSING IT'S REFERENCE SIGNAL BACK TO THE COMPUTER AT TIMES. NEED TO REPLACE REAR OXYGEN SENSOR AND CAMSHAFT POSITION SNENSOR.
 
CARRIE C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/8/2021

2016 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
62,152
Service Date
12/24/2020
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
 
SHARON S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/24/2020

2008 Audi TT

Audi TT

Mileage
68,671
Service Date
12/22/2020
Services Performed
  • REMOVED THE FAILED TENSIONER PULLEY AND INSTALLED A NEW TENSIONER PULLEY ALONG WITH INSTALLING A NEW SERPENTINE BELT. TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE AND IT DRIVES GREAT. THERE IS NO MORE BURNING SMELL.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND THAT THE TENSIONER PULLEY HAD GONE BAD AND WAS WEARING A GROOVE INTO THE BACKSIDE OF THE BELT. NEED TO REPLACE TENSIONER PULLEY AND BELT.
 
NEIL T. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/22/2020

2006 Chevrolet HHR

Chevrolet HHR

Mileage
74,166
Service Date
12/16/2020
Services Performed
  • REPLACED FAILED STARTER AND TESTED. STARTER WORKS WELL AND CURRENT DRAW IS WITHIN SPEC.
  • REPLACED LEAKING OIL PRESSURE SENDING UNIT. CLEANED AND RECHECKED- NO MORE OIL LEAK FROM OIL PRESSURE SENSOR. TECHNICIAN DID NOTE TIMING CHAIN COVER GASKET IS LEAKING OIL.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
  • TECHNICIAN TESTED THE STARTER AND IT TESTED BAD. CUSTOMER WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE STARTER. TECHNICIAN ALSO NOTICED THAT THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH IS LEAKING AND IT IS PLACED RIGHT ABOVE THE STARTER, WHICH MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE STARTER FAILING. CUSTOMER APPROVED REPLACING THE LEAKING OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, 12/15/2020 @ 3PM.
 
ETHAN E. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/17/2020

2013 Kia Rio

Kia Rio

Mileage
59,568
Service Date
12/15/2020
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
 
JOHN L. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/16/2020

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mileage
173,748
Service Date
12/14/2020
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. TECHNICIAN REPLACED THE FAILED LICENSE PLATE BULBS WITH NEW BULBS.
  • REMOVED THE FAILED EXPANSION TANK AND INSTALLED A NEW EXPANSION TANK ALONG WITH A NEW EXPANSION TANK CAP. TOPPED OFF COOLANT AND BLED THE SYSTEM OF AIR. CHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
  • TECHNICIAN DRAINED THE COOLANT FROM THE VEHICLE. TECHNICIAN HAD TO REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE OIL FILTER HOUSING BOLTS. REMOVED THE LEAKING OIL FILTER HOUSING AND INSTALLED NEW GASKETS FOR THE OIL COOLER, THE OIL FILTER HOUSING AND THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING. FILLED THE VEHICLE UP WITH COOLANT AND BLED THE SYSTEM OF AIR. CHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK. TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND RECHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK. VEHICLE DRIVES GREAT.
  • TECHNICIAN PERFORMED A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE AND FOUND AN OIL LEAK AT THE OIL FILTER HOUSING. THE OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET HAS FAILED AND THE GASKET WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AS WELL AS THE OIL COOLER GASKET. CUSTOMER APPROVED REPAIRS OVER THE PHONE, 12/08/2020 @ 12:35PM.
  • UPON START-UP TECHNICIAN NOTICED COOLANT LIGHT CAME ON CONFIRMING CUSTOMER'S CONCERN. PINPOINT TESTING FOUND THE CONNECTIONS TO THE EXPANSION TANK SENSOR WERE DIRTY AND READING OUT OF RANGE. TECHNICIAN CLEANED OFF THE CONNECTION TO THE EXPANSION TANK LEVEL SENSOR AND IT IS NOW FUNCTIONING INTERMITTENTLY. TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND COOLANT LIGHT CAME BACK ON. THE COOLANT EXPANSION TANK LEVEL SENSOR, WHICH IS BUILT ONTO THE EXPANSION TANK AS A UNIT, WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED.
  • 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE NEW TIRES
 
STEPHEN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/14/2020

2005 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
108,793
Service Date
12/9/2020
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
 
GINETTE R. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/9/2020

2010 Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Mileage
53,111
Service Date
12/7/2020
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
  • THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES TWO SERVICES PERFORMED EVERY SIX MONTHS. ONE #1 SERVICE, AND ONE #2 SERVICE.
 
KEVIN & PATTY S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/8/2020

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

Volkswagen Rabbit

Mileage
168,012
Service Date
12/3/2020
Services Performed
  • REMOVED IGNITION CYLINDER, CASE, AND SWITCH TO INSPECT FOR CAUSE OF KEY NOT TURNING. FOUND THE LOCK ASSEMBLY OR CASE HAD BROKEN. REPLACED IT AND REASSEMBLED. KEY TURNS EASILY NOW.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
AUBREY K. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2020

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