Family Owned and Operated Auto Repair Shop

Pacific Beach Auto Repair Shop on Garnet since 1981.

Our mission is to give you the best automotive repair in San Diego possible, keeping you safe and secure on the road with good, dependable transportation.

Our Values


Offer honest services at transparent prices to build lasting trust with both locals and tourists. No hidden fees or unnecessary repairs.


Adopt eco-friendly practices like recycling oil and using energy-efficient tools. Align with California’s environmental values.


Be an active participant in local events, schools, and community programs. Show investment in Pacific Beach’s well-being.


Employ certified mechanics and use high-quality parts for reliable, long-lasting repairs. Do the job right the first time.

Fast and Reliable

Value customers’ time with quick but effective services. Offer convenience like shuttle services to home or work during repairs.


Educate clients on their vehicle’s needs and preventive maintenance. Build long-term relationships through trust and knowledge.

Our Team

George Rotgans


Born in Holland, raised as a San Diegan in Pacific Beach and graduated from Mission Bay High School in 1968. George has been an avid surfer since his youth and, at one point, was a Professional Paddle Board Champion. George started working on cars in 1964. The first cars that he started working on were Mercedes, then BMW, and then Mazdas for the Mazda Dealership. After years of working for big dealerships, George struck out on his own and P.B. Foreign Car Repair and has been helping his fellow San Diegans ever since as a leader in San Diego auto repair.


George’s Son, Aaron was born and raised in Pacific Beach just like his father. Aaron attended La Jolla High School and graduated in 1991. Aaron has been an avid surfer since his youth and has been raised around cars and auto repair his entire life. Surfing and Auto Repair are two passions in his life. While in high school, Aaron starting helping his father around the shop and has become a specialist in car repair and running the family business.

Aaron Rotgans Fishing

Expert Auto Repair Mechanics

Our Highly Trained Staff of Expert Auto Repair Mechanics is the best in San Diego. Along with George and Aaron, the rest of our highly trained staff of expert auto repair mechanics consists of four Masters Mechanics, two Apprentices Mechanics, and one full-time Smog Technician. All of our staff is ASE certified. Our staff has a combined auto repair experience of over 100 years. Our staff is constantly updated and trained every year to meet the needs of specific vehicle auto repairs and car repair services.

Jack Kreile
Jack Kreile
August 8, 2023
I’ve been bringing various cars to PB Foreign & Domestic for over 30 yrs. Once agsin, on Monday they provided the best car & customer service I have come to expect from this shop. I highly recommend them for all your car service needs. ’85 Honda Accord ’97 Nissan Altima ’03 350z ’03 Lexus ES 300 ’15 Hyundai Genesis
Diane Greene
Diane Greene
July 29, 2023
Dan, the mechanic is very skilled and honest. I highly recommend asking for him.
ira farnham
ira farnham
June 6, 2023
Great family owned business, run a cool father and son duo. I’ve been taking my cars here for over a decade. I’ve come across 2 types of mechanics over the years: 1) fixes what needs fixing, checks everthing else out, tells the customer what to keep an eye on/expect in the future. 2) fixes what needs fixing and EVERYTHING else that it touches. PB Foreign and Domestic is type 1) – straightforward, steady, and honest – which is why I keep coming back and I suspect it’s why the same guys have been working there for forever too.
Aran Osborne
Aran Osborne
April 9, 2023
Best service, best price, they do a great job and are honest! Family owned and operated. I will continue to take my car here. For regular oil changes and maintanance, George is awesome and everyone he employs, this place is great no complaints! Always will look at something if you have a concern like I did. Minor and didn’t Rip me off like most places would have.
Linda Gould
Linda Gould
February 19, 2023
I truly feel like I’m getting the service that’s required and not being upsold on things I don’t need. The price is always better than anywhere else I’ve looked and repairs done timely. They always call if the estimate given to me ends up being different, sometimes it’s lower and if it’s higher they clearly explain why and if it’s absolutely necessary or a recommendation. I trust them.
Jonathan Grannick
Jonathan Grannick
November 18, 2022
If you want a local independent family owned car mechanic that is honest, trustworthy, reasonably priced, and not trying to nickel & dime you these are your guys! Aaron is especially a pleasure to deal with. He went above and beyond at my last oil change to help me on a few things that would have taken tons of time to figure out on my own, you can tell he enjoys helping people (when they aren’t too busy) and is just a personable good natured guy which is so great to have in a car mechanic. Couldn’t recommend them enough!
T. C.
T. C.
May 3, 2022
We really love PB Foreign and Domestic! They have served us well for years on 3 vehicles and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend over dealership or other local facilities. They don’t try to upsell you on things you do not need. Super friendly and can usually get you in within a day or two. It is best to call ahead and make an appointment.
Mandy Anderson
Mandy Anderson
August 25, 2018
Porsche Cayman – my car was overheating so I had my car towed to PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair. The team was able to repair my car ( I needed a new radiator and water pump) and they gave me very fair pricing. I will definitely come back for my preventitive maintenance.

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