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23121 Orange Avenue Unit A
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Monday Thru Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 2:00 pm


Auto Repair Mission Viejo

K.O. Automotive was established in 1976, and ever since that date has earned an enviable reputation among South Orange County locals. Our well-trained repair technicians are skilled in everything from general maintenance to smog check to other repairs. Lake Forest auto repair shops run the gamut, but K.O. Automotive delivers the honest service and incomparable results that can't be found elsewhere.

Ever wondered what your general maintenance schedule should be? Call us to find out!

From the moment you step on-site, our courteous office staff and helpful repair technicians will impress you. Nobody understands how important an asset your vehicle is to you better than we do; and we make it our professional goal to see each vehicle that comes to us leaves running its best.

But these are claims any auto repair shop in Lake Forest might make! Don't just take it from us; take it from our reviewers on Yelp!

Smog Check and Repairs Lake Forest

Has your vehicle failed a smog test? We can help!

If your car fails a smog test, you'll be unable to register it with the state of California. Luckily, our technicians are specially-trained to zero in on the likely causes of smog test failure, and are well-versed in the most effective repairs to ensure that your car can easily pass following smog tests.

Domestic, Asian, and European Auto Repair in Lake Forest

No matter where your car was designed, built, or manufactured, our trained staff is ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified to repair it! Whether you need general maintenance on your car or have specific issues which need to be addressed, K.O. Automotive is ready and able to repair domestic, Asian, or European cars. It doesn't matter what you drive: we can help get it running smoothly!

Why Choose K.O.?

There are hundreds of auto repair shops in the area; from dealer-owned shops to mom-and-pop outfits to shops with brands known nationwide. Why should you feel confident with the choice to use K.O. Automotive? The answer is simple: Our ASE certified repair technicians are professionally trained to tackle even the toughest auto issues. Our knowledgeable staff handle issues from A to Z and bumper to bumper, and are even certified to perform smog check and repairs, Lake Forest area. The vast majority of our clients are return customers, loyal for years, because of our superior work, fair prices, courteous service, and above all - our honesty.

Quality Service You Can Trust in Lake Forest

Every technician at K.O. Automotive believes in delivering a truly top-tier service. Whether you're bringing your vehicle in for smog-related repairs, general maintenance, or other care, you can rest assured that there's no shop in Lake Forest better-qualified for the task. The K.O. Automotive team also uses only the highest-rated technology and equipment to make our repairs. And unlike many other shops, not only do we know the difference between car issues which need immediate attention and which can wait for a later date… but we'll let you know, too. It's our mission not just to do your repairs, but to save you money.

Reasonable Pricing For Our Clients

We understand that even routine car maintenance can sometimes put a dent in a household budget; so we've made it our mission to price all of our services with concern to client needs. We recommend and use original parts for our repairs, but can accommodate clients who prefer aftermarket parts to save on costs. And employing a well-trained staff means that your repairs take less time than they might at other repair shops, meaning your bill's total is sure to make you walk away happy. 

Warranty and Regular Maintenance

Did you know you do not have to take your vehicle to the dealer to honor the warranty conditions?  K.O. can perform oil changes and regular scheduled maintenance as specified in your factory service guide and keep your warranty valid.  Our qualified technicians can check and correct any malfunctions in a reliable, economic way.  K.O. recommends that your oil be changed every 3,000 miles  (every 5,000 miles with synthetic oil.)  Scheduling your vehicle’s maintenance at the recommended intervals will help to optimize the longevity and performance of your engine. At every oil change, we perform a full inspection which includes checking the brakes, steering and suspension systems, the condition and level of all fluids, hoses, belts, the cooling system, drive train and tires.    In addition to general maintenance the manufacturer recommends preventative maintenance at specific mileage intervals, most commonly at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 miles.  These services often include a more detailed inspection as well as replacing air filters, spark plugs, timing belts, fluid exchanges, etc. depending on your current mileage. We take auto repair Mission Viejo seriously. Read more and Schedule an appointment.


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Domestic Auto Care

We know you like the convenience of your American vehicle.  American trucks are rugged and dependable.  And some of you have incredible pride in your American car, truck, van, or SUV. 

Generally, American vehicles are easily maintained and replacement parts are easily found. At K.O., we recommend oil changes with synthetic or regular oil per manufacturer recommendations at 3000 to 5000 intervals along with regular inspections.

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Asian Auto Care

Some Japanese cars are known for their longevity and reliability, especially when their owners take good care of them, with regular inspections and synthetic or regular oil changes every 3000 to 5000 miles. We see brand loyalty not only with Hondas and Toyotas, but also Nissan, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, and Hyundai.

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European Auto Care

K.O. has customers that enjoy the sophisticated monitoring system of their Mercedes or BMW, and are loyal owners due to the reliability of their cars. K.O. has experts at diagnosing Mercedes, VW, BMWs and other European vehicles.  For most European vehicles, we recommend a synthetic oil at oil change intervals of 5000 to 7000 miles.

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