(619) 588-5742 disbrow@pacbell.net

About Auto Tech

At Auto Tech we strive to be your automotive repair facility for life. We offer San Diego residents auto repair and automotive services, including brake service, transmission repair, auto electrical repair, vehicle maintenance, and more. We provide automotive repair and service for all residents of San Diego, including El Cajon, Santee, La Mesa and Lakeside.

We value our customers, and work hard to make sure we meet your needs, communicate clearly and provide excellent service.

If you need to have work done that we do not perform, we can point you in the right direction. Whether you’re buying or selling a vehicle or you’re negotiating with an insurance company, call us and we’ll help you through the process.

Our Team

Tom Yocom started Auto Tech 34 years ago with a plan to deliver good, honest automotive repair with the best service possible. John Disbrow has worked with Tom for over twenty years, and we have been awarded numerous customer service awards from the Auto Club (AAA). Our technicians are ASE certified and our commitment to hard work and honest service means our customers keep coming back.

Tom Yocom

Tom is an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician, L1. He’s owned Auto Tech for 34 years and has 46 years experience in the business. A resident of East County, Tom is married with three children. Their family is rounded out with an Australian Cattle Dog, a rabbit and a guinea pig. His hobbies include classic cars, reading and baseball. He also spends time playing raquetball, swimming and hiking.

He once hosted a radio call in show all about cars on KOGO 600. His key to success is treating people like he’d like to be treated, working hard and not being afraid of new technologies.

John Disbrow

John has worked with Tom at Auto Tech for over 23 years and serves as the General Manager. He’s responsible for managing the overall operations of the shop and is a quality control specialist. John holds numerous licenses and certifications, including all the ASE Certifications.

John’s hobbies include collectibles, 60′s Muscle Cars, and landscaping and home improvement projects. He enjoys any outdoor activities, including trail running and the beach. A resident of East County for three decades, one of John’s burning desires is to see as many homes run on Solar power as possible. John’s key to success is being engaged and focused on his work and following God’s word and principles.


Nate is an ASE Certified Auto Technician and has been in the business for almost two decades. Nate has three cats and two fish and enjoys motorcycle riding and building off road trucks. A resident of East County, Nate’s key to success is to “be just like my Dad.”