The Dealer Alternative in Solana Beach: DRIVE AutoCare! Why is DRIVE the dealer alternative? Price:  Many industry studies have found that independent repair shops cost significantly less than the dealer.  At DRIVE, we are priced significantly below the dealers because our overhead is much lower.  And you should know that bringing your car to the dealer for regularly scheduled maintenance does not (and can not) void the manufacturer's warranty. Convenience:  Most automotive dealers are grouped in areas like Carlsbad and Kearny Mesa.  DRIVE AutoCare has two locations conveniently located in Solana Beach that serve the communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff and Encinitas.  Drop you car at DRIVE and we are happy to shuttle you home or to work.... or you can easily jump on the train to San Diego, Orange County or Los Angeles.  Or better yet, spend some time on Cedros Avenue or at Fletcher Cove having lunch at Lockwood Table, Wild Note, Local Greens or Pillbox Tavern.  For the beverage of your choice we recommend Java Depot and Culture Brewing Co. Quality:  We have invested heavily in diagnostic computers to help us quickly assess your vehicle's problems and give our technicians definitive guidance for repairs. Service:  Each of our Service Managers has 10+ years of experience.  Our customer service is the best in the industry and you can rely on our Service Managers for guidance and advice.