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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

2008 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
100,326
Service Date
1/21/2022
Services Performed
  • PASSED
 
SIL,JUDY C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/21/2022

2013 Kia Rio

Kia Rio

Mileage
60,806
Service Date
1/20/2022
Services Performed
  • CONFIRMED CONCERN. ACCESSED WASHER PUMP AND TESTED FOR SIGNAL. FOUND POWER GOING TO THE PUMP AND GROUND TO BE GOOD. FREED UP STUCK WASHER PUMP, AND NOW WASHERS WORK. IF IT FREEZES UP AGAIN, WE WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE PUMP.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
JOHN L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/21/2022

2006 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
211,098
Service Date
1/18/2022
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
 
PAUL S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/20/2022

2009 Infiniti FX35

Infiniti FX35

Mileage
100,791
Service Date
1/18/2022
Services Performed
  • CHECKED AND FOUND POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE CLAMP BOLT TO BE FULLY TIGHTENED, BUT THE CLAMP WAS MOVING ON THE POST. CLAMP WAS WORN OUT AND DISTORTED. REPLACED CLAMP AND CHARGED BATTERY. TESTED BATTERY AND IT IS FINE. TESTED ALTERNATOR AND IT IS CHARGING AT 14.16 VOLTS. RAN A SCAN AND FOUND VARIOUS COMMUNICATION FAILURE CODES. CLEARED CODES AND RECHECKED, EVERYTHING CHECKS GOOD.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
DAVID F. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/18/2022

2018 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
45,872
Service Date
1/17/2022
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 1/17/2022

2015 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
22,225
Service Date
1/14/2022
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
 
CHRIS C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/14/2022

2006 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
207,450
Service Date
1/11/2022
Services Performed
  • ADJUSTED AND BLED REAR BRAKES. NO CHARGE, BECAUSE WE JUST REPLACED THE REAR BRAKES.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
JOACHIN L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/11/2022

2006 Chevrolet Uplander

Chevrolet Uplander

Mileage
194,798
Service Date
1/7/2022
Services Performed
  • TESTED CHARGING SYSTEM – OK. TESTED FOR DRAW AND FOUND BATTERY DEFECTIVE. RECOMMEND REPLACING THE DEFECTIVE BATTERY. CUSTOMER APPROVED RECOMMENDATION. REPLACED DEFECTIVE BATTERY WITH NEW BATTERY AND RETESTED FOR DRAW – OK. VEHICLE DRIVES GREAT. KEPT VEHICLE OVER THE WEEKEND AND RETESTED – OK.
  • HOOKED VEHICLE UP TO SCAN TOOL AND FOUND… PINPOINT TESTING FOUND CLOCKSPRING IN STEERING COLUMN FAILED. RECOMMEND REPLACING FAILED CLOCKSPRING.
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY WITH REMANUFACTURED UNIT. WHEN WE REMOVED THE TRANSMISSION, WE NOTED THE REAR CRANKSHAFT SEAL LEAKING SO WE REPLACED IT. FLUSHED OUT COOLER LINES AND COOLER. ADDED AND SET FLUID LEVEL, AND CLEARED TROUBLE CODES IN COMPUTER. TEST DROVE WITH SCAN TOOL HOOKED UP AND MONITORED. EVERYTHING CHECKS OUT GOOD. WE ALSO REPLACED THE FAILED FRONT SWAY BAR END LINKS AND DIRTY AIR FILTER WHILE WE HAD THEM OUT.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
  • SET WHEEL ALIGNMENT
 
GREG N. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2022

2015 Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9

Mileage
78,928
Service Date
1/6/2022
Services Performed
  • TESTED BATTERY: BAD. REPLACED BAD BATTERY WITH NEW BATTERY AND RETESTED – OK.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
GARY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2022

2012 Audi A4

Audi A4

Mileage
133,521
Service Date
1/6/2022
Services Performed
  • INSPECTED AND TESTED: FOUND CLOCK SPRING BROKEN REPLACED BROKEN CLOCK SPRING WITH NEW CLOCK SPRING AND RETESTED – OK.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
BRUCE,CINDY N. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/6/2022

2012 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Mileage
104,819
Service Date
1/3/2022
Services Performed
  • PASSED
 
LOUELLEN P. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/3/2022

2009 Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

Mileage
147,029
Service Date
12/29/2021
Services Performed
  • TESTED AT THE ALTERNATOR AND FOUND IT TO BE PUTTING OUT ONLY 9.6 VOLTS. REPLACED FAILED ALTERNATOR AND RETESTED. ALTERNATOR IS NOW PUTTING OUT 14.23 VOLTS.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
JESSYCA D. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/3/2022

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