Learn More about TJ Crossman's Auto Repair in Vista, CA

TJ Crossman's Auto Repair started in 2006 solely as a mobile auto repair service—the “shop” was TJ’s Chevy Suburban outfitted with a trailer to hold all of his tools and an air compressor. Through the years, TJ upgraded a couple of times, first to a utility truck and then to a better mobile service truck. Eventually, he was so busy that he and his partner at the time based themselves in an auto shop two doors down from the current location.

While they were working out of the shop and continuing to offer mobile repair services, the shop down the way was going out of business, and TJ and his partner bought the equipment and signed a lease. After a month of remodeling and organizing, TJ and his crew opened up TJ Crossman's Auto Repair on July 8, 2013.

TJ and his auto repair crew work together like a winning sports team, with each player in the perfect position. And it shows! We won the Heroes of Vista, Small Business of the Year award in 2015. Join our many “fans” and trust us to handle all of your automotive needs, from oil changes to engines and everything in between, including tires, check engine lights, tune-ups, and timing belts.

Vintage Values Ensure Customer Satisfaction & Quality Work

When you walk into TJ Crossman's Auto Repair, you are transported back to the 1950s and 60s, first by the décor and second by the warm, hearty welcome you will receive. TJ gave the shop its retro look because he feels that era held the highest standards for customer service and workmanship, which he believes are key to running a successful auto repair business.

About the Owner, TJ Crossman

TJ is from a farm town in Massachusetts, where he lived until he moved to Vista in 1992. Growing up, he actually worked on a dairy farm milking cows, as well as a vegetable farm and a hay farm. During high school, he went to a trade school to learn carpentry.

Once in Vista, TJ picked up his first wrench, working with his father at a smog and auto repair shop. Since then, he has gained mechanical experience working at a couple of local businesses and for the U.S. Forest Service, repairing any and all of their equipment, from fire trucks to law enforcement vehicles.

After his Forest Service contract ended, TJ decided to venture out on his own into the automotive repair industry. One of the primary reasons he started TJ Crossman's Auto Repair was because he didn’t agree with the unethical practices of some businesses. To TJ, customer service and quality should never be sacrificed for money or volume.