About Us

Penasquitos Auto Repair is a technician owned and run repair facility. The owners, Brent Rother and Anthony Wallace, have been providing top quality auto care in Penasquitos since 1999. In 2008 the business changed names and ownership but kept the same quality service. We have the know how and experience to fix the problem the first time.

Meet Our Specialists

Brent Rother


Brent has been in the automotive repair field since 1998. He is very goal oriented and specializes in diagnostics of all kinds including Smog failures. Brent treats every vehicle as if it was his own and expects no less from his employees. Brent got his start working on cars in auto shop at Poway high school, just minutes from Penasquitos Auto Repair. He continued working on cars throughout college, taking classes and expanding his knowledge. He currently has many automobile certifications recognized by the state of California including the Automotive Electrical (A6), Engine Performance (A1), Advanced Engine Performance (L1) and Smog Technician License. He is married and has a beautiful son who was born in 2008.

Favorite Car

1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

Tony Wallace


Tony started his automotive service career in 1995 and specializes in finding the root cause of any automotive problem, and fixing it right. Tony is not afraid to complete even the most difficult repair jobs. Starting in auto shop class at Mt. Carmel High school in San Diego, Tony has since perfected the science of automobile repair, obtaining many repair certifications such as the Automotive Electrical (A6), Engine Performance (A1), Advanced Engine Performance (L1) and Smog Technician License.

Favorite Car

2002 Ford F150 Lightning

Sean Throne

Service Advisor

Since 2002, Sean Thorne has been meeting and greeting customers and he is an excellent service writer. He has a way of relaying complicated information into a language that most people can understand. Starting in high school at El Capitan in Lakeside, Sean has been perfecting his abilities as a manager and customer service expert ever since. Repeat customers always ask where he is when he has a day off.

Favorite Car

Favorite Car: 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby


Whether you’re looking for the basics like factory scheduled maintenance or 30k/60k/90k/120k mile services, or something more specific like computer diagnostics or safety and emissions inspections, we’ve got you covered.


When that check engine light comes on, it’s hard not to feel annoyed or even worried. We know how you feel, and we are here to help! At Penasquitos Auto Repair we offer a thorough engine performance check, as well as engine repair and engine replacement services.


Whether you’ve lost the “power” in your power steering or your vehicle is ready for power lock repair, we want to be your top choice. From alternators to windows and everything in between, trust Penasquitos Auto Repair to provide your automotive repair services.


We offer a full range of heating and cooling system diagnostics, as well as heating system and air conditioning repair and service. Our trained technicians are also masters of belt, compressor, and evaporator repair and replacement.

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