honest & reliable autocare specialists

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Welcome to Costa Mesa's premier auto repair shop specializing in Audi, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, VW, and Porsche vehicles. With our top-rated services and expert team of mechanics, we are dedicated to providing exceptional repair and maintenance solutions tailored specifically for your luxury German cars. As the go-to destination for automotive enthusiasts in Orange County, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and genuine OEM parts to ensure precise and reliable repairs. From routine maintenance to complex engine overhauls, our skilled technicians possess extensive knowledge and experience working with Audi, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, VW, and Porsche models. Trust us to deliver unmatched quality, attention to detail, and personalized service that keeps your prized vehicle performing at its best. Contact our Costa Mesa auto repair shop today and experience the excellence that sets us apart.


Easy appointments

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

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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

Thorough and Meticulous Beyond Expectation

John at C&F auto was fantastic. I had a potential Porsche i wanted to buy taken to him for a Pre purchase inspection.  John did a very through job and his attention to detail was meticulous beyond expectation. I have total faith in purchasing the car from across the country knowing that it met his strict standards. Thank you

Lawrence Shields

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r. roberts

Sensible Advice & Reasonable Rates

Before I bought my 997 I was referred to John by Glenn at Glenn's Alignment. I went over to introduce myself to John and had a great time chatting and seeing his shop. After I got the car I went back to John to have him fix up a few things and to see how he operates. My main thing is trust - does a mechanic give me sensible advice, does he discuss his thought process with me, does he charge reasonable rates for the task at hand. My experience so far with John is that yes, he does all those things. I'll be back to John's shop for future work and I won't hesitate to refer other Porsche owners to him as well.

ben G

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david c.

Exceptional Care & Quality at a Fair Price

I have owned my 1966 912 Porsche for 50 years and am very particular about who services my car. Having moved to the Newport/Costa Mesa area 11 years ago I've been to several of the Porsche specialty shops during the first 6 years in the area and then found C&F on the referral of a very satisfied 356 Porsche owner 5 years ago. I now have all my maintenance done by John as he always has been straight forward about the cost of the work and the quality equals or exceeds many of the higher priced specialty repair shops in the area. He and his staff always take care that the car's exterior and interior are kept clean and protected during the it's stay at his shop. John knows his business and personally supervises all the work he and his crew have done, often doing the work himself. Need I say more!

Herbert Fischer

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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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david c.

Professional, Punctual, Quality & Value

Best place to service your BMW (or foreign car) !!! John and the team came recommended to me after I purchased my BMW 428i. Being in sales, I put 400-500 miles/month  on my vehicle and trust John and team for ALL my servicing. In Jan 2019, I relocated up to LA, and still drive to Costa Mesa to get my vehicle serviced -  If you want the best servicing, honest feedback and recommendations, and timely work, ask for John at C & F.  you will be super happy!  Thank you!

Christina Abreu

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r. roberts

Fair Pricing & Excellent Work

John at C&F has been working to bring my 89 vanagon back to her former glory. They installed a beefed up GoWesty rebuilt engine, and have dialed in the cooling system, suspension, and lots of other odds and ends. Bottom line is they got our vanagon running like new again. I never thought I'd see the day when I could confidently drive my vanagon to Yosemite. We recently made the trip with no issues even when returning through the desert in temps exceeding 100 degrees! C&F's honesty and fair pricing is top notch. Thank you to John and his crew for excellent work!

gavin rainey

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Volkswagon Vanagon
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