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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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Mileage
56,143
Service Date
6/3/2021
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
 
JIM W. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/8/2021

2004 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
180,753
Service Date
6/4/2021
Services Performed
  • DRAINED ENGINE COOLANT AND DISASSEMBLED TO ACCESS TIMING BELT. REMOVED AND REPLACED TIMING BELT, BELT TENSIONER AND PULLEYS, AND WATER PUMP. REFILLED COOLANT, AND PURGED AIR FROM SYSTEM. TEST DROVE TRUCK AND IT RAN WELL. PUT ON RACK AND REINSPECTED, EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD.
  • LEFT HEADLAMP WAS AIMED TOO HIGH. ADJUSTED HEADLAMP.
  • HOOKED UP SCAN TOOL AND RETRIVED CODE #P0051 WHICH IS HEATER CIRCUIT FAILURE ON AIR/ FUEL SENSOR AT BANK #2, SENSOR #1 POSITION. PINPOINT TESTING CONFIRMED SENSOR WAS BAD. REPLACED SENSOR, CLEARED CODE, AND RETESTED. EVERYTHING CHECKS GOOD NOW.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
LYZA J. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/4/2021

2008 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
93,308
Service Date
6/4/2021
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.
  • REMOVED FRONT WHEELS AND WORN OUT FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS. DESCALED WHEEL HUBS AND LUBRICATED CALIPER CARRIERS AND SLIDE PINS. INSTALLED NEW BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS. BLED SYSTEM OF AIR AND CHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK. TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND RECHECKED FOR LEAKS – OK. VEHICLE DRIVES GREAT.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
SUZANNE K. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/4/2021

2010 Lexus RX 450h

Lexus RX 450h

Mileage
138,353
Service Date
5/28/2021
Services Performed
  • THIS PLAN INCLUDES TWO SERVICES PERFORMED EVERY 6 MONTHS. ONE #1 SERVICE, AND ONE #2 SERVICE.
  • 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
 
IAN,KATHERINE J. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/28/2021

2009 Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mileage
83,703
Service Date
5/27/2021
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 MARKER BULB AT LEFT FRONT AND RIGHT REAR.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
MELONY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/27/2021

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage
36,591
Service Date
5/27/2021
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
 
FRAN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/28/2021

2006 Jeep Commander

Jeep Commander

Mileage
147,602
Service Date
5/26/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTED AND LUBED FRONT SUSPENSION BUSHINGS
  • ROAD TEST TO EVALUATE TRANSMISSION PERFORMANCE. HOOK UP TRANSMISSION FLUID EXCHANGE MACHINE AND PERFORM A COMPLETE FLUID EXCHANGE. DISCONNECT MACHINE AND ADJUST FLUID LEVEL. ADD FLUID STABILIZER IF NEEDED. TEST DRIVE FOR POST PROCEDURE PERFORMANCE TEST.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
MARY F. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/26/2021

2013 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
165,579
Service Date
5/26/2021
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 35 PSI
 
VICTOR M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/26/2021

2013 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
127,027
Service Date
5/24/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVED BROKEN DRIVER SIDE MIRROR AND INSTALLED A USED MIRROR. TESTED MIRROR AND IT WORKS AS DESIGNED.
 
PAUL O. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/25/2021

2007 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
139,071
Service Date
5/20/2021
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.
 
KIM,RENNIE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/20/2021

2010 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
39,581
Service Date
4/23/2021
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.
  • SET TO 35 PSI
 
DAVID & PEGGY Y. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/13/2021

2017 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
70,700
Service Date
5/5/2021
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
 
LISA C. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/8/2021

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