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UC San Diego Fleet Services provides a full range of automotive services for vehicles owned by university departments. We work to support UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative goals by maintaining a fleet that is over 60% “green” (Alternative Fuel Vehicles and hybrids).

Note: Drivers of privately owned vehicles experiencing difficulties on campus can request basic roadside service through the 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 UC San Diego 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
  • Emissions testing

We can arrange for outside shops to perform these services:

  • Washing and detailing
  • 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 campus vehicle maintenance or repair, call Jordan Eiler, (858) 534-8410, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Services not provided

Fleet Services does NOT provide the following:

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

Contact us

  • Phone: (858) 534-3485
  • Office hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
  • Service hours: 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekdays
  • After hours:
    • In case of emergency, call the UC San Diego Police Dispatcher, (858) 534-4357. Be prepared to provide detailed information so the on-call fleet services personnel can assess the situation. Read about UC San Diego Vehicle Accident/ Incident Reporting.
    • For non-emergency vehicle repair requests, call (858) 534-8410; if no one answers, leave a voicemail for processing the next business day.