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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

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

2013 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
149,122
Service Date
7/27/2020
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 DOOR PANEL TO GAIN ACCESS TO DRIVER DOOR CHECKER. REPLACED BROKEN CHECKER AND WITH CUSTOMER SUPPLIED OE PART. DOOR NOW WORKS AS DESIGNED.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
VICTOR M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/28/2020

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
177,747
Service Date
7/20/2020
Services Performed
  • REMOVED TRANSMISSION AND SENT TO TRANSMISSION SHOP TO BE REBUILT. CLEANED AND INSPECTED ASSEMBLY PARTS REPLACED TORQUE CONVERTER, FORWARD DRUM AND GASKETS AS NEEDED. FLUSHED TRANSMISSION COOLER AND LINES. REINSTALLED REBUILT TRANSMISSION AND FILLED WITH FLUID. BLED AIR FROM SYSTEM, CHECKED FOR LEAKS AND TEST DROVE. TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTHLY NOW.
  • RETRIEVED CODE #P0732 INCORRECT GEAR RATIO ON 2ND GEAR. FOUND THAT THE TRANSMISSION SLIPS A LOT AND WON'T GO INTO #2 GEAR. TRANSMISSION IS SHOT AND NEEDS TO BE REBUILT.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
  • DISASSEMBLE, CLEAN, AND INSPECT. REBUILD AND REPLACED PARTS AS NEEDED.
 
ROBERT E. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/22/2020

2017 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
82,597
Service Date
6/17/2020
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
 
DAN E. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/20/2020

2005 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
128,544
Service Date
6/15/2020
Services Performed
  • SET TO 35 PSI
  • VEHICLE PASSED SMOG INSPECTION.
 
TRENT A. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/17/2020

2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Suburban

Mileage
161,321
Service Date
4/30/2020
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.
  • COULD NOT GET SYSTEM TO GO INTO RESET MODE
  • REMOVE LEAKING FRONT DRIVE AXLE SEALS AND INSTALL NEW ONES.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
SARA & RICHARD S. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/1/2020

2013 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
143,868
Service Date
3/30/2020
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. USED CUSTOMER'S OIL AND FILTER.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
VICTOR M. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/8/2020

2004 Acura TL

Acura TL

Mileage
111,707
Service Date
3/26/2020
Services Performed
  • REMOVE TRANSMISSION AND REPLACE FAILED REAR CRANKSHAFT SEAL. CLEAN, REASSEMBLE, AND RECHECK. NO MORE OIL LEAK FROM REAR OF CRANKSHAFT. TOPPED OFF ENGINE OIL.
  • REMOVED ENGINE MOUNT THAT SITS BETWEEN ENGINE AND FIREWALL. REPLACED WITH FACTORY MOUNT TO REDUCE VIBRATION THAT PREVIOUS REPLACEMENT MOUNT WAS CAUSING. WARRANTY REPAIR.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
DALE O. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/28/2020

2005 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
189,948
Service Date
3/16/2020
Services Performed
  • REPLACED ALTERNATOR DUE TO NOISY BEARING. ALSO REPLACED SERPENTINE BELT TENSIONER DUE TO HYDRAULIC STRUT GOING BAD.
  • REPLACED WORN OUT REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS. DESCALE HUBS, LUBE CALIPER CARRIERS AND SLIDES. BLEED BRAKE FLUID AND TEST DRIVE. BRAKES WORK GREAT.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
ADRIENNE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/18/2020

2006 Lexus RX 400h

Lexus RX 400h

Mileage
169,169
Service Date
2/18/2020
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
 
BOB M. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/20/2020

2015 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
87,775
Service Date
2/12/2020
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
 
DAVID P. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/15/2020

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