About

Meet the Friendly Team at Escondido Auto Tech!

At Escondido Auto Tech, we are committed to building a relationship with you to assist in maintaining your vehicle to keep it in top condition. At every visit, we will inspect your vehicle to ensure that you leave with complete knowledge about the condition of your car and that you understand all of your options.

Jim Tisch started Escondido Auto Tech in April of 1988. Escondido Auto Tech was quickly knicknamed E.A.T., by a growing loyal customer base. Starting out as a small two technician shop, E.A.T. grew along with the Escondido community. Then in 1998, Jim purchased the land under E.A.T. and began the transformation that has brought us to the state of the art facility of today. Not only did Jim expand the building but completely remodeled the entire facility. Jim’s goal has always been to have the finest independent repair facility in North County. In keeping with that goal to be the best, E.A.T. has always hired the top, most experienced technicians and management in the industry. Furthermore, with the aquisition of the most up to date equipment and ongoing education and training E.A.T. is the facility you want to bring your vehicle and refer your friends to.

Meet the Team Members

Jim Tisch

Jim Tisch

Founder/Team Leader/Owner

Jim Tisch, founder and team leader, worked for Advance Speed and Marine as a manager which led to his interest in both cars and boats (mostly fast ones). He moved to Escondido in 1975 and began working for Jacobson Tire until opening Escondido Auto Tech in 1988.

Frank

Frank

General Manager

Frank Caratachea was born in Phoenix Az. In High School his passion for the automotive field was sparked and has continued to grow to this day. Frank has been with Escondido Auto Tech since 1995 and has grown with the company, and is currently the General Manager.

Ole

Ole

ASE Master Tech

Ole studied automotive computer systems and became an ASE Master Tech. and Smog technician. His expertise in the automotive field and computers led to his role as a subject matter expert in the development of interactive technician training for several major auto manufacturers

Steve

Steve

Certified Technician

Born in San Diego, Steve moved to Escondido in 1989. Steve had a passion for the automobile for as long as he can remember. Steve likes anything fast with a lot of horsepower. Steve started at Escondido Auto Tech in August of 2013 and says he instantly felt at home and enjoys being part of the E.A.T. family.

Jorge

Jorge

Customer Service Specialist

Being in the industry has allowed Jorge to enjoy his passion for fast cars of which he has a few he considers projects. He is bilingual, speaking both fluent Spanish and English and works in both customer service and sales.

Rob

Rob

ASE Master Tech

Rob is an ASE Certified Master and Advanced Level diagnostic tech with 30+ years automotive and diesel truck experience. His hobbies include vintage motorcycles, cars and boats. In the summer he travels to the river, and in winter spends time in the desert.

Very high quality or work, service and personal interaction. I’ve been a client of Escondido Auto Tech for 25+ years because of the high quality of their work. I KNOW that when I get my car back it will be in absolute optimum condition. They explain everything very well. I have and will continue to recommend E.A.T to all the folks I know!

RICHARDEscondido, CA9/30/2016

Awesome, Professional, and Honest! The team at Escondido Auto Tech is always so professional, knowledgeable, and honest! And I should know…..I have been bringing my vehicles to them for almost 30 yrs, since their opening in 1988! They have never let me down! I appreciate having mechanics that I can trust and depend on. Their service has been invaluable. Thank you! 🙂

JIM Z.Escondido, CA4/08/2017

Best shop in town! I’ve taken my cars to Escondido Auto Tech for years. I’ve always received excellent service, fair prices and have the utmost confidence that if they say something needs to be done, it’s because it does. They’ve never let me down. Great job guys!

MARCIA B.Escondido, CA04/09/2017

They always fix whatever problem my car presents. The cold rainy weather and warm car engine compartment provided a great place for my local rural mice to have a New Year’s Eve party — under the hood, on the dashboard and even in the trunk. Frank blew the debris from the engine compartment and changed the cabin air filter. Oil of peppermint worked in the cabin after a thorough cleaning with bleach water. The mice are gone — for the moment anyway. So glad to have Jim, Frank and the crew to keep my car running efficiently and comfortable.

LUZANNE G.Escondido, CA1/07/2017