About Us

University City Service Center Inc. has been providing quality car care in San Diego, California since 1982. We are a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of San Diego and surrounding areas. The quality ASE (automotive service excellence) certified technicians at University City Service Center Inc. employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.

University City Service Center Inc. is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, we are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business. We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own.

At University City Service Center Inc. we strive to uphold our excellent reputation for expert service at a reasonable price as we have for over 30 years! Our customers are very important to us and our goal is always 100% satisfaction.For over 10 years we have exceeded the exacting requirements needed to maintain our AAA status and are happy to offer our Automobile Club members a special discount. Transportation to and from the shop is provided for our customers. Come in and experience University City Service Center Inc. today. You’ll be glad you did!


Martin Atkins
President and CEO of University City Service Center, Inc., Martin began working at the business in 1979 and purchased it 3 years later. He has been active in the business ever since. He has been instrumental in growing University City Service Center, Inc. into one of the busiest and most successful independent shops in San Diego County. Martin and his wife Carey have been married for 23 years and have 4 children.

Bryan Edgington
Vice President of University City Service Center, Inc., Bryan is also the manager of the business in charge of day-to-day operations. Bryan has over 20 years experience in the business including 16 as manager of University City Service Center, Inc. Well respected and liked by peers and customers alike, Bryan’s goals have always been customer oriented. In addition to being a certified customer service and parts specialist, Bryan is also an ASE Master Technician. Bryan is the father of 4 children.

Patrick Van Den Bergh
Hired just 6 years after the founding of University City Service Center, Inc., Patrick rose up through hard work and training to become one of the most successful and respected technicians in San Diego County. ASE Certified and a Star Certified Smog Check Technician. Patrick has been a fixture at University City Service Center, Inc. since 1988. He is the father of 2 children.

Chad Rehan
Chad became a member of the University City Service Center, Inc. crew in the year 2000. During his 18 years of service Chad has grown Into an ASE Certified and Star Smog Certified Technician who specializes in hard to diagnose and “check engine light” problems. Chad’s attitude and competence have made him a favorite of fellow employees and customers alike. Chad and his significant other, Alicia, are the parents of 2 children.

Joe Santos
The newest member of the University City Service Center, Inc. crew, Joe joined us in early 2009. He brought with him experience in the business dating back to 1979. An ASE Master Certified Technician, Joe is also Star Smog Certified and specializes in smog diagnostics, repairs, and certification. If your car is failing the smog test Joe is the one to call! Joe and his wife Shelly are parents of 3 children.

Pete Rodriguez
One of the hardest working and most reliable technicians in San Diego County, Pete joined University City Service Center, Inc. in 1988. In his 25 years of service Pete has built up a large, loyal clientele of his own due to his consistently reliable, quality work and commitment to customer service. Pete goes out of his way to maintain “customers for life” and is a key component to the success of University City Service Center, Inc. Pete and his wife of 22 years, Ana are parents of 2 children.

Scott Atkins
Published author, sailorman and world traveler, Scott Atkins has settled down to become a vital part of University City Service Center, Inc. Martin’s son and right-hand-man, Scott’s job title reads something like this: assistant manager, bookkeeper, secretary, technician, cashier, parts-runner, shuttle driver, shop maintenance technician and just about anything else we can think of. Scott’s hard work and great attitude have made him a customer favorite since he began full time in 2008.

We are all here to serve you and appreciate your business!

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Come by and visit our clean and professional shop in San Diego, California.


3901 Governor Dr
San Diego, CA 92122