Formally Phillips Auto Care


The team here at Sunshine Auto Care believes we offer the best in vehicle service and maintenance. We also have the reasoning to back up our claims. We invite you to read and then find out for yourself why our company stands out.


Our warranty

We are so sure of our quality of workmanship and materials that we stand behind every repair we perform with an industry leading 24 month, 24,000 mile warranty.

Years in business

For three generations, the Phillips family has worked in the automotive industry and Sunshine Auto Care has been serving Manteca and the surrounding communities since 1976 (that's 38 years!) with a reputation second to none.
Auto Care Staff — Car Repair in Manteca, CA


Sunshine Auto Care is a modern repair facility equipped with the most current testing equipment and access to the most updated technical data and information systems to help diagnose and repair your vehicle correctly the first time.

Our Staff

Our professional, well-trained staff is ASE certified and is both courteous and knowledgeable. We are happy to help you in any way we can; from answering the simplest of questions to providing the highest quality repairs available in the industry.

Shuttle Service

Sunshine Auto Care provides shuttle service from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday to Manteca, Ripon, and other surrounding areas.

Priority Service

Our “turnaround time” on most repairs is remarkably fast. When scheduled by appointment, most repairs can be completed on the same day, minor services such as oil changes can be performed while you wait.

Hours of operation

We open at 8:00 am & close at 5:00 pm allowing you to drop off early and pick-up late.

After hours drop-off

For your convenience, we have a secure early/late drop-off box located just outside our front office door. Simply fill in your info on one of the provided envelopes and insert into the slot in the upper portion of the box.
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Towing Available

Phillips Auto Care contracts with local towing companies for roadside assistance. If you need a tow, just call us and we will handle the details.

As Told By Our President

40 Years and Counting
It all started with Orvil Phillips (my grandfather). During the late 40's into the early 50's he had a small shop called “Philips Garage” in our family home town of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. My dad grew up going to the shop after school and working for granddad. Things were tough in the little town and he eventually closed down and moved here to California near his older brother and younger sister. He spent the rest of his working life as a mechanic until his retirement. In his spare time he restored cars and sold Ford Model “A” parts at swap meets (his love was the Model “A”).

In 1976, George Phillips (my dad) opened our doors under the name of “Tradeway Transmissions”. I, also like my dad grew up working in the shop after school and through the summers. Obviously our main area of specialty was in transmission repairs and rebuilding and I learned a lot through those years.

In 1986, dad purchased the Chevron station near the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Union Road here in Manteca and placed me as the station's general manager. This station had 3 service bays and two technicians performing a wide array of general automotive services. After a few years of operating the two businesses separately, we eventually consolidated our entire repair operations into our one shop here at 1003 Moffat Blvd and changed our name to Phillips Auto Care to reflect our complete automotive service.

Eventually dad retired and I became the general manager and then owner of Phillips Auto Care taking care to continue his commitment to excellence and high standards of honesty and integrity. I've always been proud of my “automotive heritage” growing up in a family of gear heads. I guess that's why I'm still here, 40 years and still counting.

Steven Phillips President, Phillips Auto Care


Informed, Friendly, and Caring
I was recommended to Phillips Car Care by a friend and I was so totally satisfied with them. I was treated so well by all. Mitch was great, always kept my husband and I informed on the process of the repair, friendly and caring. I really did not know such a great auto care garage existed in Manteca. Thank you so much for your professionalism and kindness, our car just found a new “doctor”!
Excellent Service and Honesty
I’ve been going here for over 10 years. Always fair and excellent service. You can trust them to honestly tell you whats wrong with your vehicle and fix it correctly. I have been to many shops in manteca and Phillips is the best. Thanks Steve, Mitch and crew.
Professional Service and Courtesy
I’ve been using Phillips Auto Care for all my major repairs for over 30 years now. George always treated me with total professional service and courtesy. And it’s been followed up in the same way by Steve. I simply can’t express enough how great Phillips Auto Care is. They’re always great and fair to deal with. Especially when having to deal with the stress of having a broken vehicle and needing to get it fixed and back good as new as quickly as you can. They ALWAYS make it as painless as they can and with fair pricing, ALWAYS! They get it done right the first time, every time. I trust them completely to get me taken care of with no doubts or worries. Thanks again for all the years of fantastic service and best wishes for the continued success you very much deserve!
30 Years of Trust
Finally got my truck to Phillip’s for an analysis (Engine check light was on.) It had been running (actually idling) rough for weeks. The guys figured it out quickly, made the repair, and returned the truck running smooth and with more spunk. Our family has taken our vehicles to Phillip’s Auto Care for over 30 years; first to George (the old man) and now to Steve and Mitch. I trust them with my vehicles!
Speedy Minivan Repairs
Having just moved my family from Nashville, TN, to Manteca, CA my family minivan wouldn’t start. Our roadside assistance agreed to tow my vehicle to a auto repair, from a list of four I chose Phillip’s. I called them to let them know my vehicle was on the way. Though being fully booked; I was told it would be checked out as soon as the could get to it. In the morning, I had a call my van was repaired and is ready to pick up. Glad to have made the choice of Phillips Auto Care.
Excellent Service Without Being Rushed
Phillips Auto Care has worked on my cars for years. From the simple oil change to replacing a engine, their service is excellent. They never make you fell rushed, take time to listen and keep you informed of the progress. Some people suggest they may be a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Always satisfied.
Glen & Susan
Catalytic Converter Repair
I had a very good experience and will definitely recommend you to friends and family. The catalytic converters on my truck was the problem just like your mechanic said. I would like to have some much needed maintenance performed on my truck and then possibly set up a regular service schedule. Thank you.
Keeps You on Your Way
Great service! Steve runs a great shop with excellent techs and support. Mitch keeps you up to date on what’s happening and before you know it, your oil change is done and you’re on your way!
Dave B.
Friendly and Helpful
I found this auto service on yelp and there wasn’t any bad reviews. So on that I tried Phillips Auto Care back in June of 2014 and I haven’t one bad thing to say about them. In fact when I’m planning a long drive I drop by tosketch sure I’m ok on this long drive . They are courtesy friendly and helpful. Ladies they are to be trusted.
Pamela M.
Thorough Analysis, Honesty, and Friendliness
Phillips Auto Care was very professional in their performance for my vehicle. Mitch rode with me as soon as I got there to hear the sound I wanted looked at. He heard it and described it to me. They gave me an estimate after they found the problem, and also took care of the regular maintenance I was there for. I asked about windshield wipers and the cost compared to buying them myself, and he was very honest about price comparisons. So I had them also replace my wipers. They also gave me a print out of things they found that would need to be taken care of with prices for each item. I was very pleased and comfortable with Phillips Auto Care service. I would recommend them to other people for their great work, thorough analysis, honesty, and their friendliness!
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