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Fleet Services provides a variety of services for university-owned vehicles.

  • From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, call Fleet Services, (858) 534-2551.
  • After hours:
    • In case of emergency, call the UCSD Police Dispatcher, (858) 534-4357. Be prepared to provide detailed information so the on-call fleet services personnel can assess the situation.
    • For non-emergency vehicle repair requests, if no answer at (858) 534-2551, leave a voice mail for processing the following business day.

UCSD Fleet Services provides a full range of automotive services for vehicles owned by university departments. The diverse fleet consists of more than 300 vehicles of 4 makes and more than 25 models.

Note: Drivers of privately owned vehicles experiencing difficulties on campus can request basic roadside service through Transportation Services Motorist Assistance Program.

Routine services

Fleet Services offers routine maintenance and other services for university-owned vehicles. The requesting department is responsible for the costs. Fleet Services recommends that departments bring in UCSD vehicles for service every 4,000 to 6,000 miles or every 4–6 months, whichever comes first. Routine service includes:

  • Changing the oil and oil filter
  • Lubricating the chassis
  • Rotating tires
  • Checking all fluids
  • Pressure-testing the cooling system
  • Inspecting the suspension, brakes, lights, battery, exhaust system, belts, and hoses

Other services

In addition to providing vehicle repair and maintenance services, Fleet Services offers:

Fleet Services also offers the following in-house maintenance and repair services for university vehicles:

  • Light engine and transmission repair
  • Vehicle outfitting
  • Tuneups
  • Shuttle bus inspection and repair
  • Air conditioning repair
  • Trailer inspection and repair
  • Brake repair
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Tire service and repair
  • Repair gas and electric carts
  • Washing and detailing
  • Emissions testing

We can arrange for outside shops to perform these services:

  • Auto body and paint repair
  • Front end alignment
  • Upholstery repair
  • Radio installation
  • Frame repair
  • Engine and transmission overhaul
  • Radiator repair
  • Installation of vehicle signage

For more information about maintenance or repair for UCSD vehicles, call Jordan Eiler, (858) 534-8410, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Services not provided

Fleet Services does NOT provide the following:

  • Repair of personal or Marketplace vehicles
  • Machining parts
  • Towing vehicles