Auto Repair Services in Encinitas
at Charlie’s Foreign Car

End the frustration of trying to find an auto repair service center you can trust.

Bring your car to our award-winning facility and experience customer satisfaction that’s second to none!

Auto Repair and Maintenance Services

  • Check engine light repair
  • Oil Change
  • Smog Check - We are STAR certified
  • Routine Inspections
  • Engine Overhauls
  • Service Engine Soon light
  • Transmissions
  • Brakes
  • Radiators
  • Electrical Systems
  • Tires
  • Battery Replacement
  • Regular Auto Maintenance
  • Fluid Replacement
  • A/C Service
    ...and More

Loaner Cars or Shuttle Service Available
FREE Car Wash with Every Service

Hi-tech equipment and Charlie’s staff of trained technicians means the job gets done right the first time.  Whether you need an oil change for your Volvo or major auto repair like a complete engine rebuild for your Porsche, Charlie’s can handle it! We offer one-stop convenience for all your auto repair needs. Here at Charlie’s, all our technicians are ASE certified and work with the latest state-of-the-art tools, diagnostic machines and equipment.  We are equipped with 17 lifts and a full service tire shop.

Keep the good times rolling with Charlie’s Foreign Car Service
Relax. We’ll take care of all your foreign car and sport utility vehicle needs!

1968 BMW 2002 *Original Owner* (California Shop Talk)

Smog Checking in the State of California – Why and When (Moving to California?)

Diagnosing electrical problems – Fuse Box

What is a radiator and how do they work?

Machine brake discs and why it’s done

What gets checked during an oil change? (Below Car)

What gets checked during an oil change pt.2 (Under hood)

How to know when your tires are dangerous – A proper inspection

What are brakes and brake discs?

Expensive electrical problems and How to prevent them (Gucci Fiat 500)

When do you need a new battery? Battery testing

Automatic Transmission Review – What is a Transmission? (02 Porsche 911)

BMW M3 Clutch and Flywheel on a Standard Transmission

Routine Vehicle Inspection – How to know if your vehicle is safe! (Wheel Bearings)