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Easy appointments

Quick and easy appointments can be made either online, by phone or in person, without a long wait time.


Free Diagnostics

Come in for a free diagnosis and brake inspection, while you wait. Please call ahead for best times.

Trusted Auto Mechanics

Trusted and honest neighborhood mechanics who have served the community since 1971.

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Best Service Prices

No need to pay dealer prices, C&F gives you the highest quality of workmanship and service.

Five Star Rating

We hold the highest integrity in our workmanship and in providing all of our customers the best service.

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12-Month Warranty

Vehicle service and/or repair comes with a 12-month or 12,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first.

Service & Repair

tune-up services

  • Tune-up
  • Air Filters
  • Fuel Filters
  • Maintenance Light Reset

scheduled maintenance

  • 30,000 miles
  • 60,000 miles
  • 90,000 miles
  • 105,000 miles

preventative maintenance

  • Fluid Flushes
  • Brake Fluid Replacement
  • Coolant Replacement
  • Other minor services

lube/oil services

  • Oil Replacement
  • Lube Service
  • Filter Replacement
  • Service Light Reset

heating/air conditioning

  • Diagnostics
  • Charging
  • Repair
  • Replacement

fuel injection repair

  • Diagnostics
  • Service
  • Repair
  • Other minor services

automotive engine service

  • Engine Diagnostics
  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Replacement

deisel engine service

  • Diesel Engine Diagnostic
  • Diesel Engine Repair
  • Diesel Engine Replacement

clutch services

  • Clutch Diagnosis
  • Clutch Repair
  • Clutch Replacement

transmission services

  • Transmission Diagnostics
  • Transmission Repair
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Fluid Flush
  • Other Services

air intake services

  • Air Intake Hose Cleaning
  • Air Intake Hose Replacement
  • Filter Replacement
  • Cleaning System Components
  • Other Services

steering & suspension

  • Steering Service
  • Suspension Service
  • Inspection & Diagnosis
  • ABS Diagnosis
  • Brake Fluid Flush

cooling system services

  • Cooling Repair
  • Radiator Service
  • Water Pump Service

emission system

  • Computer Analysis
  • Emission System Service
  • Diagnosis / Repair

no start diagnostics

  • No Start Repair
  • Drivability Diagnostics
  • Other Services

belts, hoses & wiper blades

  • Belt Replacement
  • Hose Inspection
  • Hose Replacement
  • Wiper Blade Replacement

timing belt & chain services

  • Timing Adjustment
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Chain Adjustment
  • Other Services

transmission services

  • Transmission Diagnostics
  • Transmission Repair
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Other Services

anti-lock brake service

  • Anti-Locking Brake Service
  • Anti-Locking Brake Diagnostics
  • Other Services

electrical & wiring

  • Diagnostics
  • Service
  • Repair

battery service & replacement

  • Battery Diagnostics
  • Battery Service
  • Battery Replacement

pre-purchase inspection

  • Major accident
  • Compression/ leak down
  • Safety

computer diagnostics

  • Check Engine Light
  • Air Bag Light
  • Other Services

lighting replacement

  • All Lighting
  • Interior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting

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C&F Auto has served Costa Mesa for over 45 years

John & Paul

The business was originally formed by Paul Frech and Jim Crawford, soon after Crawford left to do his own thing, leaving Paul as the sole owner until his passing in 2016. John has worked for C&F Auto since the late 80’s and took over the business after Paul’s passing.

C&F Auto is proud to provide auto service repair and maintenance and will gladly resolve the mechanical issues presented and restore the dependability and reliability back into your car’s performance.

Enjoy convenient online appointments for car repair and maintenance that includes a 1-year guarantee. It’s as easy as one, two, three.

Book Appointment

Tell us your car needs or ask for a diagnostic. Receive a free, fast & fixed quote.

Get Your Car Fixed

The dependability and reliability will be restored back into your car’s performance.

1-Year Guarantee

Full 1-year guarantee on parts and service.

John Rodriguez

Customer Testimonials

r. roberts

Quality, Honesty & Value

I've been a customer of C&F for about 25 years, through service of my 1990 VW Westfalia Vanagon. Three things are important to me when choosing an auto shop: quality of repair work, honesty of the people, and value/cost of the repair. All three criteria bring me back to C&F Auto. I have always received outstanding service. I remain a regular customer and a highly satisfied one.

richard robertson

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Volkswagon Vanagon
r. danco

Quick, Informative & Straight to the Point!

C&F came recommended by my good Porsche friend. In the past year, John has worked on my Porsche, Mercedes and BMW cars. John is quick, informative and straight to the point. He is exactly what a good mechanic shop should be. 10/10.

ryan danco

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Porsche, Mercedes & BMW
m. depuy

Trusted & Highly Recommended

John was very helpful and explained everything to me. He gave me a couple of options based on if I was going to keep the car long term or not. He is very consultative, telling me the pros and cons of waiting to get work done on the car or doing it soon, and I never felt pressured to get any work done.

melissa depuy

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Mini Cooper S
david c.

Honest & Informative

Been coming here for a couple of years. John is friendly, honest, helpful and informative. He has purposely tried to avoid what he felt were questionable or unnecessary repairs. He sets expectations very well, which is all you can hope to have as a customer. No surprises.

david c

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