La Mesa Auto Repair 365 Reviews 4.9
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$25 Off REPAIRS $25 off any previously recommended services or any new service of $100 or more. One coupon per visit. Not valid with other offer or special. Excludes oil changes. Coupon must be presented at time of service. ... [more...] EXP 10/14/2016
I always go here to get my car fixed. They are trustworthy And have amazing customer service. Free shuttle, too!
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Since 1977 Bob Bowen's Auto Service in La Mesa has been one of the most highest rated, respected and reliable auto repair facilities in San Diego County.

Our reputation has been our trademark and is a result of honesty, integrity, and personal attention. Our foundational high standards have been carried on through the years, and are backed by our membership with the Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Service Council (ASCCA), and the San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB).


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Let Bob Bowen’s Auto Service be your personal repair shop for all of your automotive needs, from auto repair to routine maintenance. 

WATCH: This video of Rob Rowsell, owner of Bob Bowen's Auto Service, being recognized by Senator Joel Anderson for his commitment and service to the community.


Claudia and Rob RowsellUNIMAGINABLE RISE: With undying support from wife Claudia, left, Rob Rowsell was able to refocus his life on building an auto care business after years of drug use. Photo by Emily Riley

Overcoming Addiction to Open a Multi-Shop Operation

Drug-addicted, homeless and unemployable, Rob Rowsell found his salvation in auto repair

Author: Travis Bean

Perhaps the only thing more remarkable than Rob Rowsell’s three flourishing auto care shops is, well, the fact that he’s still alive.

Just five years before opening his first shop with his wife, Claudia, Rob was homeless, jobless and nearly toothless. Constantly in and out of jail, Rob was a seemingly hopeless crystal meth and crack cocaine addict.

That was before he stumbled into a rehabilitation clinic in 1999. And now, just 16 years after his recovery began, Rob and Claudia not only run a successful six-bay shop, Alpine Auto Repair in Alpine, Calif., they also have two more shops in San Diego County: Bob Bowen’s Auto Service (25 bays) and Family Auto Service (11 bays). All together, Rob and Claudia’s shops employ 34 people and to repair an average of 1,170 cars per month...

Read the rest of the article in the July 2015 issue of Ratchet+Wrench.

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7191 Alvarado Rd La Mesa, CA 91941