Location

151 S Sunshine Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Opening hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun – Closed

(619) 444-1696

Opening hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun – Closed

Location

151 S Sunshine Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Fleet Repair Services

Sunshine Autocare is your leader in Fleet Services for your company cars and trucks. Sunshine can be your solution for all your vehicles maintenance program.

El Cajon Fleet Repair

Fleet General Services

Sunshine Auto Repair in El Cajon, CA 92020 is a full-service fleet preventative maintenance and fleet repair center. We provide comprehensive services for your domestic or import vehicle to keep it running at full power. For questions, contact us at 619-444-1696 or send us an email. Our experts will help determine what needs to be done.

OUR BASIC FLEET SERVICES BEGIN WITH:

  • Customer Required Inspections
    In addition to DOT inspections, Sunshine Auto Repair handles customer-required inspections. For all your customer-required inspection needs, contact or visit Sunshine Auto Repair in El Cajon, CA 92020.
  • DOT Inspections
    State Department of Transportation’s (DOT) require inspections for safety assessments. The Department of Transportation relies on appointed and licensed auto repair shops to conduct vehicle-only inspections. Sunshine Auto Repair is certified to conduct these inspections.
  • Oil, Lube, and Filter
    Engine oil, or motor oil, is the oil used for lubricating the various parts of your truck’s internal combustion engine. The oil reduces wear, lessens friction, cools the engine parts, and inhibits corrosion. One of the cheapest and most effective ways to prolong the life of your truck’s engine is to have its oil and oil filters changed regularly. Oil changes keep engines healthy. With regular oil changes, your engine will run stronger for longer.

Fleet Engine Work

Ensuring your engine is up to par is an important component of a well-maintained vehicle. But you shouldn’t trust your engine repair needs to just anyone! Sunshine Auto Repair offers affordable engine repair services that are hassle-free and reliable every time. Contact us at 619-444-1696 or send us an email for more details!

Belts & Hoses

Timing belts and serpentine belts are the most common types of belts in trucks.

    • A timing belt (also referred to as the camshaft drive belt or the Gilmer belt) is a notched belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. Failure of the timing belt would lead to failure of the engine. A loose timing belt could lead to its slipping. When slipped, valves will open at the wrong time putting them at the risk of being struck by the pistons. To avoid this, have your timing belts inspected and serviced regularly.
    • A drive belt transfers power from the engine to the front mounted accessories such as the cooling fan, power steering pump, air injection pump, the air conditioning compressor and more. Failure of the drive belt means that all the engine accessories it’s powering will stop working leading to overheating of the engine. To prevent this from happening, have the belt regularly checked for wear, cracks and stripping.
    • Hoses (or coolant hoses) are the heater and radiator hoses (upper and lower). The hoses facilitate the flow of coolant between the radiator, engine, and heating block. Old and worn out hoses can easily burst resulting in an overheated engine. To prevent this from happening, have the hoses inspected for cracks.

Remember, working belts and hoses will lead to a properly working engine.

Cooling System

Although a truck’s engine operates most efficiently at high temperatures, the surplus heat produced during combustion can damage engine parts. To keep the engine safe from the surplus heat, trucks come with a cooling system. The system helps the engine maintain the required temperature and release any surplus heat to the environment.

The cooling system is made up of various parts that work harmoniously. These parts are the radiator, fan, pump, pressure cap, hoses, thermostat, and overflow tank. Failure of any of the parts will result in a poorly functioning cooling system.

To have a properly working cooling system (and thus a healthy engine), consider having periodic servicing of the parts that make up the system. At Sunshine Auto Repair, we can service or replace (if necessary) radiators, fans, water pumps, hoses, thermostats and pressure caps.

Diesel

Although diesel engines don’t require tune-ups and tend to last longer than gasoline engines, they do require regular maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks include:

  • Changing the oil & filter
  • Changing the air filter
  • Changing the fuel filter
  • Bleeding the fuel system
  • Draining the water separators
  • Refilling the urea injection system –

This is where your truck’s combustion of fuel occurs. The ignition, which takes place in a combustion chamber, provides force to the pistons, turbine blades, or a nozzle. The engine provides power that drives your truck. With a poorly operating engine, you will have a poor performing truck.

Exhaust

An exhaust system is a piping that directs exhaust gases away from the internal combustion engine to the outdoors. A truck’s exhaust system is made up of one or more exhaust pipes. An exhaust system can be modified to increase engine power (and performance), reduce pollution, or reduce noise. Also, a properly operating exhaust system is required for operator safety.

To get the most from your truck, you need regular exhaust service. For exhaust repairs, exhaust modification, or exhaust replacement, call 619-444-1696 or visit Sunshine Auto Repair today.

Water Pumps

A water pump is a vital part of your truck cooling system. A water pump is a centrifugal pump that circulates fluid whenever the engine is running. A belt connected to the engine’s crankshaft drives the pump. Water pumps have vanes that fling the fluid to the outside of the pump (using centrifugal force) where it can enter the internal combustion engine. After going through the engine and the cylinder head, the fluid flows back to the water pump.

If the water pump develops a leak or the hub becomes loose and noisy, you need to have it replaced. Faulty water pumps will lead to poor cooling of the internal combustion engine. To have faulty water pumps repaired or replaced, call 619-444-1696 or visit Sunshine Auto Repair today.

Fleet Electric Repair

Have a dead battery? Misfiring starter or alternator? For all of your electrical repair and maintenance needs, come to Sunshine Auto Repair in El Cajon, CA 92020. We service your vehicle with care, providing a high level of workmanship you can trust.

Batteries & Cables

We offer excellent replacement batteries and cables for your vehicle. Just call or stop by and we will make sure you find the best fit for your vehicle.

Breakers & Fuses

We carry an assortment of breakers and fuses for your vehicle’s needs. To find out more about the breakers and fuses we carry please give us a call.

Lights

Sunshine Auto Repair carries a variety of lights that provide 180 degrees of uninterrupted illumination. For all of your vehicle’s lighting needs please contact us at 619-444-1696.

Spark Plugs

Spark plugs channel the electrical current to ignite the fuel. Like many parts of your vehicle, spark plugs wear out. When a spark plug fires it removes some of the metal on the plug. Please call us for all of your spark plug needs.

Starters & Alternators

A starter converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The alternator charges your vehicle’s battery. Looking for a starter or alternator for your vehicle? Let us help you! We enjoy helping our customers with all of their vehicle needs. For all your questions call us at 619-444-1696.

Wiring & Switches

Sunshine Auto Repair has qualified service professionals waiting to help you! We can replace faulty wiring and switches on your vehicle. For all of your electrical needs don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by our shop.

Fleet Suspension Work

Ensuring your suspension is up to par is an important component of a well-maintained vehicle. But you shouldn’t trust your suspension work to just anyone! Sunshine Auto Repair offers affordable services that are hassle-free and reliable every time. Contact us at 619-444-1696 or send us an email for more details!

Our Suspension services include:

Air Spring

Air suspension is used in place of conventional steel springs in heavy vehicle applications such as buses and trucks. It is broadly used on semi-trailers. The purpose of air suspension is to provide a smooth, constant ride quality. Modern electronically controlled systems almost always feature self-leveling along with raising and lowering functions. Although traditionally called air bags or air bellows, the correct term is air spring (although these terms are also used to describe just the rubber bellows element with its end plates). Trust the experts at Sunshine Auto Repair when your truck’s air bag suspension needs service, repair, or replacement. Call us at 619-444-1696 to schedule an appointment.

Equalizers

Suspension equalizers are an effective aftermarket innovation for rear leaf suspensions. The equalizers are designed to aid in the carrying ability of your truck. Equalizers have the following advantages: fuel economy, increased safety, increased power, reduced tire wear, improved steering, and improved braking.

Most equalizer kits include U-bolts, Equalizer Bars, Shackle Plates, Greasable Bolts, Rollers, Spring Washers, Washers, U-bolt Plates, and Nylon Locking Nuts. For all your suspension equalizer needs, visit or call Sunshine Auto Repair in El Cajon, CA 92020 today.

Hangers

Hangers are an effective way to enhance your truck’s driving stability, handling, and suspension response. Hangers lower your truck’s center of gravity, protecting it from rollovers in turns and corners and help you modify your truck’s ground clearance. Whether you want to lower or raise your truck using hangers, call 619-444-1696 or visit Sunshine Auto Repair today.

Shocks

Shock absorbers are mechanical devices designed to smooth out shock impulses, thus reducing the effects of traveling over rough roads. Shocks convert kinetic energy that is formed when a vehicle travels over rough ground into another form of energy.

With shocks, you will be able to take your truck to places you never thought possible. Shocks work together with springs (they damp spring oscillations) to give your truck the best overall performance and the ability to carry the maximum load. For all your shock servicing, shock repairs and shock replacement needs, call or visit Sunshine Auto Repair today.

Torque Arms & Walking Beams

A torque arm is a metal arm attached between a drive axle and the vehicle’s frame. Torque arms prevent axle rotation in hub motors. It prevents the wheels from trying to rotate the axle relative to the vehicle’s frame under acceleration (or in the opposite direction during braking).

A walking beam is an oscillating lever that pivots on a central axis and uses internal cam technology to transmit linear stroke in two directions (produces a reciprocating or reversible motion).

For all your torque arm and walking beam servicing needs, visit Sunshine Auto Repair in El Cajon, CA 92020.

Fleet Tires

Don’t neglect your vehicle’s suspension systems – trust our experts to repair your vehicle properly the first time around!

Alignments

Wheel alignment or alignment is standard vehicle maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels to the manufacturer’s specifications. Alignments help reduce tire wear and prevent the car from pulling to one side. To ensure your car or truck is performing properly, have your vehicle checked regularly for alignment issues. For all your auto & truck alignment needs, call 619-444-1696 or visit Sunshine Auto Repair in El Cajon, CA 92020 today.

Balancing

If you feel excessive vibration in the vehicle, or wobbling of the steering wheel, your tires may be unbalanced. Sunshine Auto Repair has the professional equipment and technicians to measure the balance of your vehicle’s tires and make necessary corrections. Call us at 619-444-1696 if you have questions, or contact us so we can evaluate your tires.

Tire Repairs

An incorrectly repaired tire could pose a safety hazard to you and your passengers. At Sunshine Auto Repair, our tire experts will determine whether your tires are able to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced. If the tires are repairable, our certified technicians will make sure they are repaired correctly and get you back on the road.

Fleet Brakes

At Sunshine Auto Repair, we want our El Cajon customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don’t hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 619-444-1696, and we will be happy to speak with you.

Air Brakes

Air brakes (or compressed air brake systems) stop heavy-duty trucks quickly. In this type of brakes, compressed air is used to apply pressure to the brake pad thus stopping a truck. These brakes are a powerful and effective alternative to hydraulic brakes – thus their common use in trucks, buses, and trains. Although powerful and effective, airbrakes need consistent, thorough maintenance. For all your airbrake needs, contact 619-444-1696 or visit Sunshine Auto Repair today. At Sunshine Auto Repair, we have qualified and experienced mechanics who will work on your truck’s air brakes.

Brake Maintenance & Repair

Truck brakes are much more powerful than car brakes. Faulty truck brakes put the truck driver, the load, and other road users at risk. If you are not confident in your truck’s ability to stop firm and straight when you hit the brakes, then it is time to have them checked and replaced if necessary. At Sunshine Auto Repair, we will diagnose your truck and fleet’s brake problems and offer high quality brake work. Visit our auto shop or call us today 619-444-1696.

Hydraulic Brakes

A hydraulic brake is a type of braking system that uses brake fluid to transfer pressure to the brake pads. Although most heavy trucks use air brakes, some trucks have hydraulic brakes. A hydraulic brake consists of the following: a brake pedal, a push rod, a cylinder chamber, and brake pads. With time, the hydraulic brakes components wear out and thus need replacement. For all your hydraulic brake system needs, visit Sunshine Auto Repair or call us at 619-444-1696. We boast the most experienced hydraulic brake experts in the region.

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