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Welcome to Elite Automotive Services,
your car service in Lake Forest, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Lake Forest, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Elite Automotive Services we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Lake Forest car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Elite Automotive Services we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Lake Forest offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

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 Lake Forest, we are totally confident that Elite Automotive Services is the best option in town!

Serving the following South Orange County communities:

Lake Forest, Trabuco Canyon, Portola Hills, Baker Ranch, Santiago Canyon, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, Santa Ana, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Aliso Niguel, Laguna Beach, Tustin, San Clemente, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Coto De Caza, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Woods, Las Flores, Modjeska Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Silverado Canyon, North Tustin, Orchard Hills, Quail Hill, Woodbridge, Northwood, Rancho Mission Viejo

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About Elite Automotive Services Lake Forest, CA

Since 2010, Elite Automotive Services has been there for the people of Lake Forest. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Lake Forest has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at Elite Automotive Services as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Elite Automotive Services was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Elite Automotive Services the best car service in Lake Forest!

Are you ready to experience the best Lake Forest car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Lake Forest, CA

What sets Elite Automotive Services apart from all of the others in Lake Forest, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Lake Forest, 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 Elite Automotive Services, 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 Lake Forest auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Lake Forest, 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 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
54,991
Service Date
8/6/2020
Services Performed
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill – All Applicable Models
  • BATTERY – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Test.]
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures
  • CUSTOMER REQUEST: BATTERY & CHARGING SYSTEM CHECK – DIAGNOSE AND ADVISE
  • CUSTOMER REQUEST: NAVIGATION SYSTEM CONTROL RESET (BLANK SCREEN – DIAGNOSE AND ADVISE
  • CUSTOMER REQUEST: TRANSMISSION FLUID CONDITION CHECK – DIAGNOSE AND ADVISE
  • Turn Rotors And Replace Brake Pads
 
WYATT W. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/6/2020

2014 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Mileage
65,913
Service Date
8/4/2020
Services Performed
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures
  • CUSTOMER STATES: ENGINE WAS JUMP STARTER (POSSIBLE BATTERY) – DIAGNOSE AND ADVISE
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED BATTERY
 
RAY C. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/4/2020

2018 Lexus LS 500

Lexus LS 500

Mileage
39,785
Service Date
7/21/2020
Services Performed
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures, engine air filters are clean.
  • DRAINED ENGINE OIL, REMOVED OIL FILTER, RE FILLED WITH NEW OIL , REPLACED ENGINE OIL FILTER.
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels to inspect brake condition, Inspect entire system for leaks, no leaks found front and rear brakes ok at this time, brake fluid is in good condition.
  • REMOVED IGNITION COIL PACKS, REMOVED AND REPLACED SPARK PLUGS, RE INSTALLED IGNITION COIL PACKS
  • ROTATED TIRES FRONT TO BACK AND SET TIRE PRESSURE
 
WILLIAM S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/23/2020

2005 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Mileage
148,980
Service Date
7/15/2020
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Standard Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • Check brake fluid for moisture and contamination. Inspect all hydraulic line and hoses. Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders. Inspect master cylinder and cap. Flush entire brake system including master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders until clean.
  • PERFORMED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DRAIN AND FILL. RE-ROAD TESTED AND RE-CHECKED FOR LEAKS NO LEAKS PRESENT AT THIS TIME OF VISIT. CHECKED FLUID LEVEL WITHIN FACTORY SPECS.
  • PERFORMED VEHICLE INSPECTION. ALL FOUR TIRES ARE AT 10/32 SET TO 35 PSI. FRONT BK ARE AT 5 MM AND REAR BRAKE SHOES ARE AT 6 MM. REC: ENGINE AIR FILTER, ENGINE DRIVE BELT, P/S DRIVE BELT, FRONT SWAY BAR LINKS, VALVE COVER GASKETS, SPARK PLUGS, THROTTLE BODY SERVICE, MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR SERVICE, CABIN AIR FILTER, REAR BRAKE CLEAN AND AJUSTMENT, BRAKE FLUID FLUSH, TRANSMISSION DRAIN AND FILL.
  • REMOVE BOTH REAR BRAKES DRUMS, CLEAN AND LUBRICATE ALL FRICTION POINTS ON BRAKE SHOES AND BACKING PLATE, ADJUST BRAKE SHOES
  • REMOVE THROTTLE BODY, ( AS NEEDED ) CLEAN CARBON BUILD UP FROM THROTTLE PLATE, RE INSTALL THROTTLE BODY WITH NEW GASKET ( WHEN THROTTLE BODY IS REMOVED ), ADJUST IDLE PARAMETERS WHERE APPLICABLE
  • REMOVED ALTERNATOR AND POWER STEERING DRIVE BELTS. INSTALLED NEW POWER STEERING AND ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT. ADJUSTED BOTH TO FACTORY SPECS AND RE-ROAD TESTED VEHICLE.
  • REMOVED RIGHT FRONT AND LEFT FRONT SWAY BAR LINKS. INSTALLED NEW RIGHT AND LEFT FRONT SWAY BAR LINKS. RE-ROAD TESTED VEHICLE.
  • ROTATED TIRES FRONT TO BACK AND SET TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT _35 PSI_ REAR _35 PSI_
 
PHILLIP W. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/18/2020

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage
101,665
Service Date
7/14/2020
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Standard Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • PERFORMED VEHICLE INSPECTION. CHECKED BRAKES. FRONT BRAKES AT 7mm. REAR BRAKES AT 8mm. CHECKED TIRES. FRONT TIRES AT 7/32". REAR TIRES AT 7/32". TOPPED OFF FLUID LEVELS. CHECKED BELT AND HOSES. CHECKED AIR FILTER. BATTERY OK. RECOMMEND ENGINE AIR FILTER. WATER PUMP (LEAKING). THERMOSTAT AND GASKET. RADIATOR HOSES. DRIVE BELT TENSIONER. BELT IDLER PULLEY. A/ CONDENSER. A/C COMPRESSOR. A/C DRIER. A/C EXPANSION VALVE. FLUSH. NOTE: ENGINE LEAKING OIL.
  • ROTATED TIRES FRONT TO BACK AND SET TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT 36 PSI. REAR 36PSI.
  • Service air conditioner. Check condition of all belts and lines. Evacuate and recharge with reclaimed R-134. Test system performance.
  • VERIFY CONCERN. A/C DOES NOT BLOWING COLD. RECOVER REFRIGERANT. RECOVER 0.5LBS. RE-CHARGE SYSTEM. ADDED DYE. LET VEHICLE RUNNING WITH A/C ON. FOUND MULTIPLE LEAKS. A/C COMPRESSOR LEAKING. A/C CONDENSER START TO LEAK. RECOMMEND A/C COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY. A/C CONDENSER. A/C DRIER. EXPANSION VALVE. A/C MANIFOLD LINE LEAKING.
 
SANDRA G. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/16/2020

2007 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
87,009
Service Date
7/14/2020
Services Performed
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures COOLANT RESERVOIR COMPLETELY BROKEN, NEEDS ENGINE, WINDSHIELD IS CRACKED, LR WINDOW REGULATOR AND MOTOR BROKEN, AFTER TEST DRIVING VEHICLE ABS AND BRAKE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON, INSPECTED VEHICLE AND FOUND REAR BRAKES METAL ON METAL, CHARGED BATTERY AND BATTERY DOES NOT HOLD CHARGE NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.
  • CONFIRMED ENGINE DOES NOT CRANK OVER NO ELECTRICAL POWER, ATTEMPTED TO JUMP START ENGINE, ENGINE CRANKS DOES NOT START, REMOVED SPARK PLUG TESTED FOR COMPRESSION FOUND ENGINE HAS NO COMPRESSION, RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF ENGINE. iNSPECTED ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM AND FOUND EXPANSION TANK BROKEN ( CAME APART ) WILL NEED REPLACEMENT UNABLE TO PROPERLY PRESSURIZE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM FOR FURTHER TESTING, RECOMMEND UPPER AND LOWER RADIATOR HOSES WITH THERMOSTAT.
  • DRAINED ALL ENGINE FLUIDS, REMOVED FAILED ENGINE FROM VEHICLE, REMOVED AND INSTALLED NEW WATER PUMP, SPARK PLUGS, ENGINE THERMOSTAT, UPPER AND LOWER RADIATOR HOSES, EXPANSION TANK ON REPLACEMENT USED ENGINE, FILLED ENGINE WITH COOLANT AND DISTILLED WATER AND OIL.
  • NOTE: VEHICLE TOWED INN NO ELECTRICAL POWER UNABLE TO GET MILEAGE AT TIME OF WRITE UP, UNABLE TO PROPERLY TEST DRIVE VEHICLE DUE TO ENGINE FAILURE WILL NEED TO BE TEST DRIVEN AFTER ENGINE REPLACEMENT IS COMPLETED — MAY NEED ADDITIONAL REPAIRS
  • REMOVED LEFT REAR INNER DOOR PANEL, REMOVED AND REPLACED LEFT REAR POWER WINDOW REGULATOR, RE USED EXISTING POWER WINDOW MOTOR PER CUSTOMER, CLEANED OFF DUCT TAPE RESIDUE FROM WINDOW AND DOOR TRIMS.
  • REMOVED REAR SEAT REMOVED AND REPLACED FAILED BATTERY
  • REPLACE LEFT FRONT TURN SIGNAL BULB
  • Replace rear brake pad linings and rear brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Check and adjust fluid as needed. Road test vehicle.
  • REPLACE WINDSHIELD
  • WASH AND VACUUM VEHICLE (WITH OUT REMOVAL OF PERSONAL ITEMS IN VEHICLE )
 
GABE H. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/16/2020

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
197,344
Service Date
7/8/2020
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Standard Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures PERFORM VEHICLE INSPECTION – FRONT & REAR BRAKES AT 8MM OK / REC: BRAKE FLUID FLUSH, ENGINE DRIVE BELT, ENGINE TUNE-UP, UPPER CONTROL ARMS, FRONT SUSPENSION STRUTS, FRONT WINDSHIELD WASHER SPRAYERS, TWO DOOR LOCK ACTUATORS AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL SERVICES.
 
TOM C. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/8/2020

2017 Ford E-450 Super Duty

Ford E-450 Super Duty

Mileage
57,324
Service Date
7/6/2020
Services Performed
  • INSPECT PARKING BRAKE FOUND WOULD NOT HOLD IN PLACE, ADJUST BOTH SIDES AND RETEST GOOD, VEHICLE HOLDS WHEN PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTED
  • PERFORMED 45 DAY MULTY POINT MAINTENANCE INSPECTION.
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED BOTH FRONT SHOCKS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED BOTH REAR SHOCKS
  • un mount and re mount and balance tires.
 
This vehicle's owner gave our service a 5 star review on 7/6/2020

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage
82,737
Service Date
6/26/2020
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Standard Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures. RECOMMEND OIL PRESSURE SENSOR. OIL FILTER HOUSING. SPARK PLUGS. THROTTLE BODY SERVICE. DRIVE BELT. THERMOSTAT AND GASKET. COOLANT FLUSH. RACK AND PINION LEAKING. WIPER BLADES. ENGINE MOUNTS WORN OUT.
  • REMOVE THROTTLE BODY, ( AS NEEDED ) CLEAN CARBON BUILD UP FROM THROTTLE PLATE, RE INSTALL THROTTLE BODY WITH NEW GASKET ( WHEN THROTTLE BODY IS REMOVED ), ADJUST IDLE PARAMETERS WHERE APPLICABLE
  • REMOVED ENGINE COVER. REMOVED EVAP PURGE SOLENOID AND HOSE (BROKE HOSE). REMOVED AIR FILTER INTAKE BOOT. REMOVED VACUUM HOSES. REMOVED THROTTLE BODY ( THROTTLE BODY DIRTY). REMOVED UPPER INTAKE BRACKET NUTS. REMOVED UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD. REMOVED FUEL LINE. REMOVED LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD WITH FUEL INJECTORS. REMOVED OIL FILTER AND OIL TEMPERATURE SENSOR CONNECTOR. REMOVED OIL COOLER HOSE. REMOVED OIL FILTER HOUSING COMPLETE. INSTALL NEW OIL FILTER HOUSING WITH NEW OIL PRESSURE SENSOR AND OIL TEMPERATURE SENSOR. RE-INSTALL ALL RELATED COMPONENTS. INSTALL NEW INTAKE GASKET. NEW PURGE VALVE HOSE. CLEAR CODES. RE-SET VALUES. ROAD TEST.
  • ROTATED TIRES FRONT TO BACK AND SET TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT 36 PSI. REAR 36 PSI.
  • VERIFY CONCERN. ENGINE LIGHT ON. USED SCANNER TO PULL CODES. CODE P06DD ENGINE OIL PRESSURE SENSOR CIRCUIT STUCK OFF. USED SCANNER TO CHECKED LIVE DATA. OIL PRESSURE READING LOW AND TIMES HIGH. PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION AROUND OIL FILTER HOSING. FOUND HOUSING LEAKING OIL. RECOMMEND OIL PRESSURE SENSOR WITH OIL FILTER HOUSING. CLEARED CODES AND RE- TEST.
 
NATALIE N. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/29/2020

2019 Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass

Mileage
12,980
Service Date
6/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Synthetic Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures
 
Dolores S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/27/2020

2007 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
122,971
Service Date
6/25/2020
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Standard Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures. RECOMMEND SPARK PLUGS. MAF SERVICE. THROTTLE BODY SERVICE. DRIVE BELT. WIPER BLADES. 4 TIRES.
  • REMOVE THROTTLE BODY, ( AS NEEDED ) CLEAN CARBON BUILD UP FROM THROTTLE PLATE, RE INSTALL THROTTLE BODY WITH NEW GASKET ( WHEN THROTTLE BODY IS REMOVED ), ADJUST IDLE PARAMETERS WHERE APPLICABLE
  • REMOVED CRACK DRIVE BELT. INSTALL NEW DRIVE BELT.
  • REMOVED ONE SPARK LUG. FOUND SPARK PLUG NORMAL WEAR. RECOMMEND TO REPLACED SPARK PLUGS. THROTTLE BODY SERVICE. MAF SERVICE.
  • REMOVED ALL SPARK PLUG COIL CONNECTORS. REMOVED SPARK PLUG COILS. REMOVED SPARK PLUGS. INSTALL NEW SPARK PLUGS. RE-INSTALL ALL RELATED COMPONENTS.
  • REMOVED MAF SENOR. PERFORMED SERVICE. CLEANED SENSOR AND RE-INSTALL SENSOR. RESET VALUES.
  • ROTATED TIRES FRONT TO BACK AND SET TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT 36 PSI. REAR 36 PSI.
 
JAY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/26/2020

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
79,114
Service Date
6/24/2020
Services Performed
  • Checked and topped off engine fluid levels, checked and adjusted tire pressures
  • CONFIRMED BRAKE NOISE COMING FROM FRONT BRAKES, INSPECTED AND FOUND FRONT BRAKE PAD LOW, FRONT BRAKE ROTORS GLAZED OVER, FRONT BRAKE ROTORS ARE TOO CLOSE TO MIN THICKNESS RIGHT FRONT AT 1.025, LEFT FRONT AT 1.079, MIN THICKNESS IS 1.027 RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS, REAR BRAKE DRUMS NEED TO BE CLEANED AND ADJUSTED. FRONT BRAKES WERE LAST SERVICED ON 1/20/2016 @ 41350 MILES.
  • REMOVE BOTH REAR BRAKES DRUMS, CLEAN AND LUBRICATE ALL FRICTION POINTS ON BRAKE SHOES AND BACKING PLATE, ADJUST BRAKE SHOES
  • Replace front brake pad linings, front brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Check and adjust brake fluid as needed. Road test vehicle.
 
JOHN/TAMI E. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/24/2020