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San Francisco Automotive Solutions Helps Customer in Her Time of Need

Lindsay was in a tough situation. She was on her way home to San Jose when she got a flat tire in the city. She absolutely had to get the car home that night, so she turned to San Francisco Automotive Solutions for help. Lindsay was glad she called this shop, as you can see in her recent Yelp review. "I came to SF Automotive Solutions with a flat tire and a tight schedule," Lindsay writes. "Pat [Banta, owner] and his team were incredibly helpful the entire way through. As soon as I called to inquire, he went ahead and ordered a replacement tire, just in case it couldn't be patched, to help guarantee I could get the car home to San Jose that evening. I hadn't even shown up yet!" Though fixing flat tires isn't really one of our services we do often, we understa ... read more

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What You Need to Know About Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance

We work on a lot of hybrid and electric vehicles here at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. You might even say we’re a hybrid specialist because we have the technology, training and experience to deal with these more advanced cars. Standard Maintenance Procedures Most people generally assume that owning a hybrid or electric vehicle will result in more complex maintenance programs. Though there are definitely a few extra things to take care of, the basics hybrid vehicle maintenance doesn’t really differ that much from standard vehicles. You still need regular oil changes, brake inspections, tire rotations, fluid checks and transmission services. Full Hybrid Vehicles Still, we want to look at a few of the things you will want to know about maintaining a hybrid veh ... read more

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European Car Repair & Maintenance at San Francisco Automotive Solutions

We work on all types of vehicles here at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. From modern hybrids to American classics, our technicians know how to optimize any vehicle's performance. Whether it's repairs, preventative maintenance services or aftermarket upgrades, we've got you covered. European Vehicle Specialists One of our specialties is servicing European automobiles. Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Volkswagen, Porsche and Volvo are some of our favorite manufacturers. Even the occasional Lamborghini, Maserati or Ferrari rolls into our shop in the heart of the SoMa District. Our guys love working on them all because of the innovative engineering and high-performance features these cars offer. Maximum Performance Because European vehicles provide unique performance qualities and parts are more difficult to get here in the states, it takes experience, kn ... read more

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BMW Owner Shows Gratitude to San Francisco Automotive Solutions in Recent Yelp Review

A Yelp reviewer by the name of Jikaiah S. recently posted a 5-star rating and detailed review about her customer service experience at San Francisco Automotive Solutions. She need repairs for her BMW and was referred to our shop by someone she trusts. "Absolutely so grateful I got referred to this place for my BMW!" Jikaiah writes. "Patrick [Banta] the owner was so honest, well-informed and kind. Sometimes as a woman I definitely feel like I get jerked around at auto shops or talked down to like I couldn't possibly know what was going on with my car. But not here!" At San Francisco Automotive Solutions, we believe in treating our customers with the respect, professionalism and care they deserve. We unders ... read more

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What You Should Know About Your Dashboard Warning Lights

The more modern your vehicle, the more advanced (and specific) your dashboard warning lights or onboard display notifications will be. Your vehicle has many different sensors placed strategically throughout different systems such as the engine, exhaust, wheels/tires, brakes, cooling system, airbags, battery, fuel system and transmission. These sensors are there to let you know when there may be a problem worth getting addressed. Every now and again a sensor can fail, but you will still want to bring the vehicle to an expert to replace that sensor. Otherwise, you run the risk of having a problem that you won’t know about. Beyond a failing sensor, these warning lights are there for a reason. They are signs that you will probably want to get your car looked at by an expert mechanic who can identify the source of the problem and repair it for you. It should also be understood t ... read more

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The Truth About Aftermarket Upgrades and Automotive Kits

There are many different types of aftermarket upgrades that you can find for your vehicle. From custom wheels, seats and body kits to lighting units, entertainment systems, exhaust systems, suspension kits and intake systems, you can customize your car, truck, SUV or van any way that you like. It's a great way to take a stock vehicle and turn it into something that truly reflects your style. Getting the Job Done Right At San Francisco Automotive Solutions, we help a lot of customers with these aftermarket upgrades and installations. They are trusting us to make sure the job is done right and that everything works the way it should once installed. Even when it comes to cosmetic add-ons, there are still right and wrong ways to install aftermarket components. We can't tell you how many people come into our shop ... read more

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions Helps Out Customer in Need

Sebastian experienced a flat tire while he was driving through San Francisco on a road trip. Being a AAA member, he called for roadside assistance and they recommended San Francisco Automotive Solutions because it was the closest auto repair shop to his current location. "I called before they took me there to see if they do tire repairs," Sebastian writes in his Yelp review. "I was told that they really don't do that as a general rule because they are not a tire shop. Fortunately, they had a few minutes free in their day and said for me to come on by." Unfortunately, Sebastian's tire was damaged beyond repair because he apparently ran over something that pretty much shredded the rubber. San Francisco Automotive Solutions is not necessar ... read more

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What You Need to Know About Oxygen Sensors

All vehicles manufactured after 1980 will include oxygen (O2) sensors. Their main purpose is to ensure that your engine is running its best by monitoring the relative amount of oxygen in the system. Oxygen sensors are connected directly to the car's computer. If a sensor is failing or tripped because of improper oxygen levels (too little or too much), it will notify the computer. In fact, the check engine light is most commonly on because of an oxygen sensor warning. What Do Oxygen Sensors Do? Oxygen sensors also perform a major role when it comes to vehicle emissions. As emissions standards have tightened throughout the years, so have the requirements for oxygen sensors. If you have a faulty oxygen sensor in your car, you likely won't pass a California smog inspection. Oxygen sensors are placed in strategic spots in the ... read more

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A Personal Approach to Automotive Care

Does San Francisco Automotive Solutions have a state-of-the-art automotive repair facility located in the heart of the progressive SoMa District? Yes. Do we employ ASE-certified auto technicians who are extremely knowledgeable and skilled at what they do? Yes. Do we cover all different types of auto repairs and maintenance services, spanning from standard oil changes and tire rotations up to high performance upgrades and hybrid/electric vehicle care? Yes. Service First Truly, the guys in our shop can do it all and we trust them to get the job done right every time. However, none of this means anything without a commitment to quality customer service. Your experience at San Francisco Automotive Solutions begins with a phone call or a visit to our front desk, where you will be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable service advisors. There's a good chance you ... read more

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Yelp Reviewer Praises "Amazing Service" at San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Jeffery needed automotive repairs, but he had never been to San Francisco Automotive Solutions before. Having dealt with other mechanics in the Bay Area, he came in somewhat skeptical. However, Jeffery knew he couldn't put off his car trouble any longer and decided to trust Patrick Banta and his team at San Francisco Automotive Solutions (formerly known as All American Automotive.  "Pat was amazing!" Jeffery writes in his Yelp review. "Came here not really knowing what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised at the warm service and detailed explanation of my car's situation." Jeffery admittedly isn't an automotive expert, but he is a very savvy consumer. The technicians at San Francisco Automotive Solutions ... read more

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