About Us

About Us
Hi, my name is Joe Lauer. My brother Bill and I founded San Clemente Auto in 1994. Recently we have moved from our San Clemente location to a larger location in Escondido, and thus we have changed our name from "San Clemente Auto Super Center" to "Escondido Auto Super Center." So why did we move to Escondido? We outgrew our small location, and with limited options we landed in Escondido where the perfect building presented itself. With 10 service bays and room for over 200 cars, we can now provide even better service to our loyal customers. How are we able to expand while other dealerships are closing? By sticking to the principles on which we founded the business: quality cars at the best prices with a no-pressure environment. With the difficult economic times, many people have come to realize that it makes more sense to purchase a pre-owned automobile rather than a brand new car. Since new cars depreciate rapidly during the first few years, the financial savings and future resale value of a high quality used vehicle is quite compelling. Additionally, we have set up a business model where we keep our dealership overhead low. We do not pay our sales associates on a % gross commission or have expensive real estate. None of these things add to the value of the car once it is driven off of the lot. By keeping this overhead low, we can offer more attractive pricing than our competitors on auto row. One thing that does add value, however, is the mechanical quality of your car. Some automobile dealerships just have sales offices with no repair shop. To them, repairing and reconditioning their vehicles is an added expense that they have to pay out to other companies. At Escondido Auto Super Center, we have our own repair shop with ASE certified professionals. Our lead mechanic Dan Kubat has over 50 years of automotive experience. Making sure we offer great running vehicles is not an added expense, but part of who we are. Come in and have a look. We think you will find it an enjoyable experience.

We believe the car buying experience should be a hassle and stress-free experience. With only the best hand-selected cars, pre-approvals through our 100% secure credit application, and finance experts ready to help, you can rest easy knowing that we will take care of you. 

Our inventory is easily viewable with the click of a button so you know exactly what you’re getting before you even leave the house. How convenient is that? From start to finish, we at Escondido Auto Super Center take care of you.

We believe the car buying experience should be a hassle and stress-free experience. With only the best hand-selected cars, pre-approvals through our 100% secure credit application, and finance experts ready to help, you can rest easy knowing that we will take care of you. 

Our customers are our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (760)737-9400.

Every car is hand selected, inspected, and passes California emissions tests before making it out to the lot. We take pride in the quality of our vehicles for their value. 

Years of experience in the business have helped us develop relationships that we utilize for your benefit. Such as the relationships we’ve developed with our lenders to ensure you the best rate. From start to finish, we at Escondido Auto Super Center take care of you.

Every vehicle has been inspected and comes with a free CarFax report, ensuring your full peace of mind. 

We believe the car buying experience should be a hassle and stress-free experience. With only the best hand-selected cars, pre-approvals through our 100% secure credit application, and finance experts ready to help, you can rest easy knowing that we will take care of you. 

We spend a great amount of time researching every vehicle we sell to ensure that our prices reflect true market value so that you don’t need to spend hours negotiating. We already did all the hard work for you! Our financial staff will work hand-in-hand with you so that you get the best deal, every time.