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Welcome to the Weseloh Kia Carlsbad Dealership serving San Diego, CA.

Dedication and Perseverance Unparalleled: Our Origins

Our long history as the Weseloh Carlsbad stretches as far back as the "Vintage Age" of the automotive industry and begins with C.B. Weseloh opening a garage, service station, and towing service in Ramona, California in the mid 1920's. From these humble beginnings, the business grew and we soon began selling Chevrolets as a sub-franchise of Campbell Chevrolet in San Diego. The business experienced significant growth during the roaring 20's and survived the stock market crash of 1929 and Great Depression that followed.

Times were hard, and many businesses were failing. The auto industry was suffering greatly, but with great struggle and sacrifice, C.B. Weseloh and his business overcame the hardships. In 1936, four years after Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" began to breathe new life into the dilapidated U.S. economy, we opened a fully franchised Chevrolet dealership in Escondido. The success and growth of our Escondido location mirrored the recovery of our nation's economy and, in 1940, we opened another Chevy dealership in Oceanside.

Ben Weseloh: A Man of Principle

The eldest son to C.B. Weseloh, Ben took up work at the family business in 1950. Having served in the Navy during World War II, Ben was again called upon for a tour of duty in the Korean War. He returned in 1952 and in just three years was promoted to General Manager of the Oceanside dealership. Ben, the eldest of four children, had grown up with many relatives nearby. Drawing upon his experience, Ben worked hard to incorporate his family's values into the practices of the business, promoting a warm and personalized approach to automotive service. In addition to his family-oriented philosophy, Ben also integrated another defining principle into our business: "The Golden Rule."

The idea that one should always treat others as they themselves would like to be treated had been passed down to Ben from his father, and it was rule that he himself lived by and tirelessly promoted in every aspect of our relationships with customers, employees and business partners.

By adhering to these principles, we saw a period of unprecedented prosperity under Ben's guidance. As our business thrived, so too did the communities around us. Ben was a strong proponent of civic service who donated countless hours to local charities and community organizations, including the Armed Services YMCA, the Oceanside Boys and Girls Club, the Oceanside Little League, and the Tri-City Hospital Foundation. Ben took this same dedication to community involvement and integrated it into our business, organizing countless philanthropic events for the betterment of our community.

Our Pledge of Continued Excellence

Through our long history, we have persevered in times of hardship, and thrived in times of prosperity. From the Great Depression to the present day, we have built a distinguished reputation for our warm and dynamic way of doing business. With several members of our family still working full-time at our Carlsbad stores, we hope to continue serving our community and carrying on the Weseloh tradition of family-oriented service for many years to come.

In 1976, we moved our Oceanside dealership to its current location in "Car Country Carlsbad."

Focused on Serving Your Automobile Needs

For us, "customer service" means making your car buying experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. You'll find a number of ways that we make customer service the basis of buying and owning a car from our dealership:

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Excellent Service

Del Hickman
CA
2-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent Service Department! An A/C problem another Kia dealer couldn't find in 5 hours, they found in 1 hour!

High Fives!!!!

Ryan Williams
San Diego
3-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I recently bought a 2019 KIA Optima. Ryan Lyle was AWESOME!!! hats off, thumbs up and high fives!!! I look forward to buying another vehicle from him in the near future! Keep up the excellent work!!!

Very Pleased

Christopher Wallace Solstice
CA
4-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very pleased. They were extremely helpful and worked with us for a great price. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and professional. I love our car.

Very Good Service

Belinda Canez
Carlsbad
4-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very good service, easy drop off for the regular maintenance of my Chevy Bolt. They are accommodating as well with your schedule.

Amazing Experience

Matthew Villalobos
California
4-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had an amazing experience working with Tyler at Weseloh. I drive past the store everyday on my way to the office and often look to see if they received any new cars that would be good to keep at my Park City house. I am always impressed with the quality of inventory and...View More Reviews

Nothing but honestly and integrity

Frankie Celindro
California
12-12-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike Lambresi does an outstanding job at running this Kia Store! Coupled with his team Robert in sales and Sean in Fiance. This trio made the deal smooth and easy! I called up and pre negeocated my purchase. Nothing but honesty and integrity. My financing was in...View More Reviews

Outstanding Service

John Bendos
California
1-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have bought 6 cars from them and their service is outstanding . Not only professional and thourough, but accommodating to my schedule and needs

Very Happy

Dan Smith
CA
2-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was very happy with my experience in purchasing a car from this dealership. I can recommend Tyler as a sales person that I would work with again in a heartbeat. I reached out to multiple Kia dealers before opting to work with this one. Yeah, there was some price...View More Reviews

2019 Kia Optima

Ryan Williams
Carlsbad
1-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I recently bought a 2019 Kia Optima. Ryan Lyle was AWESOME!!! hats off, thumbs up and high fives!!! I look forward to buying another vehicle from him in the near future! Keep up the excellent work!!!

Very Pleased

Christopher Wallace Solstice
California
11-15-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very pleased. They were extremley helpful and worked with us for a great price. The stadd couldn`t have been more helpful and professional. I love our car.

Stoked!

Marry Clair N
Encinitas, CA
8-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good people. Very organized. Serviced my Kia quickly. Affordable prices, they didn't try to nickel and dime me. It felt very genuine. I was happy to have taken my car there! I left feeling stoked :)

Weseloh FIRST!

Mikkael P
South Portland, ME
8-12-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We went in with one specific car in mind. A red Kia Niro hybrid EX we saw on their website. I'd been pining for the niro for months. Since I test drove it back in (March?)! I've had bad experiences at many car dealer ships. My credit isn't perfect and I often find dealers...View More Reviews

Awesome Job

Tali C
Carlsbad, California
8-25-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Weseloh Kia did an awesome job! They worked all day to get me the price I wanted and color I wanted def go ahead and ask for Marcela :) she is awesome!

LOVE my car!

Holly M
Carlsbad, California
7-7-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had another great car buying experience yesterday at Weseloh Kia. I normally despise buying cars. Daniel Skerry who helped me was amazing! Very responsive, honest, no nonsense, and gave me a great deal on a new Stinger without all the back and forth. If you are thinking...View More Reviews

Great Service

Carrie Frunzi-Mitchell
California
5-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service department, service not only with a smile but also a great sense of humor too!

Great Oraganization

Lee Cooper
Great Organization
7-7-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

What a great organization...just totaled my suv so walked through every dealership around Weseloh Kia as well as all the dealerships on Escondido auto row. I ended up with a Kia Soul excellent handling, interior and options. My salesman Tyler Gohring was very knowledgeable,...View More Reviews

Amazing Customer Service

Andrea Rits
Carlsbad, California
6-27-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

my husband and i walked into this dealership with no clue how the process went with buying a new car or what we were even interested in. within minutes of arriving we were greeted by Tommy with his amazing customer service! he took the time to show us what we thought you...View More Reviews

3rd Kia!

Barbara Church
California
7-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My Sportage is the 3rd Kia I have purchased from Weseloh Kia Carlsbad during the past 10 years. Their customer service has always been excellent and they make you feel valued as a client.

Amazing Staff

Tyteania Payne
Carlsbad
8-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Amazing staff. Great cars with great prices. 100 percent satisfaction. Tyler and Daniel were really helpful. Will definitely be getting out future cars here.

"TRUSTWORTHY, SMART, UNDERSTANDING, GREAT VALUE, COMPASSIONATE!"

Jim K.
2-28-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

TRUSTWORTHY, SMART, UNDERSTANDING, GREAT VALUE, COMPASSIONATE! I'm no youngster, bought lots of cars. These aren't words I use loosely and definitely NOT in a paragraph bout a car dealer--- till now. Steve Uyeno is the real thing. Got a car there. Tiny bit of negotiating as...View More Reviews

Our Location

Weseloh Kia
5331 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Sales: (760) 496-3131
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Kia Sales Team Hours

Monday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Kia Service Hours

Monday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed

Kia Parts Hours

Monday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed

Kia Collision Hours

Monday8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday8:00 am - 5:30 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Meet Our Kia Management Staff

General Sales Manager EDDIE BINDER
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General Sales Manager
EDDIE BINDER
Lease Return Manager JUSTIN BROWN
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Lease Return Manager
JUSTIN BROWN
Pre-Owned Sales Manager MIKE DUFOUR
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Pre-Owned Sales Manager
MIKE DUFOUR
Kia Sales Manager MIKE LAMBRESI
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Kia Sales Manager
MIKE LAMBRESI
Lease Return Manager GREG PHILLIPS
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Lease Return Manager
GREG PHILLIPS
Owner Operator/General Manager JERRY WESELOH
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Owner Operator/General Manager
JERRY WESELOH
Business Development Director KEVIN WESELOH
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Business Development Director
KEVIN WESELOH
Kia Sales Manager KYLE WESELOH
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Kia Sales Manager
KYLE WESELOH
Owner Operator MIKE WESELOH
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Owner Operator
MIKE WESELOH
Service Manager JIM ALLEN
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Service Manager
JIM ALLEN
Parts Manager PHIL STAUCH
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Parts Manager
PHIL STAUCH
Body Shop Manager FRANK METROYANIS
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Body Shop Manager
FRANK METROYANIS

Meet Our Kia Financial Services Staff

Financial Services Advisor SEAN GROVES
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Financial Services Advisor
SEAN GROVES
Financial Services Advisor  JOHN LITTLEFIELD
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Financial Services Advisor
JOHN LITTLEFIELD
Financial Services Advisor MARC MITCHELL
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Financial Services Advisor
MARC MITCHELL
Financial Services Advisor JOHN PIOWLSKI
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Financial Services Advisor
JOHN PIOWLSKI

Meet Our Kia Sales Team Staff

Retail Sales Consultant ARASH BOROMAND
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Retail Sales Consultant
ARASH BOROMAND
Retail Sales Consultant CHIP DAVIS
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Retail Sales Consultant
CHIP DAVIS
Internet Sales Consultant ALAN DOWDY
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Internet Sales Consultant
ALAN DOWDY
Internet Sales Consultant TYLER GOHRING
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Internet Sales Consultant
TYLER GOHRING
Retail Sales Consultant FRANCISCO REYES
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Retail Sales Consultant
FRANCISCO REYES
Retail Sales Consultant ROBERT SOZANNI
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Retail Sales Consultant
ROBERT SOZANNI
Retail Sales Consultant Toby Schachtner
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Retail Sales Consultant
Toby Schachtner
Retail Sales Consultant Rafael Cardenas
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Retail Sales Consultant
Rafael Cardenas
Retail Sales Consultant Charles  Manimath
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Retail Sales Consultant
Charles Manimath
Internet Sales Consultant David Gunn
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Internet Sales Consultant
David Gunn

Meet Our Business Development and Admin Staff

Business Dev. Representative MARIA CARDENAS
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Business Dev. Representative
MARIA CARDENAS
Pre-Owned Admin/Assist  HELEN GARCIA
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Pre-Owned Admin/Assist
HELEN GARCIA
Business Dev. Representative MacKenzie  Hargis
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Business Dev. Representative
MacKenzie Hargis

Meet Our Kia Service Staff

RYAN PERKINS
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RYAN PERKINS
SCOTT DAVIS
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SCOTT DAVIS

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