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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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6 Signs of Exhaust System Failure

Not everybody realizes just how important your exhaust system is to the overall health and performance of your car. It diverts harmful fumes and toxins away from your engine before burning them off to produce safer and cleaner emissions per California law. If your exhaust system is not performing correctly, it can lead to major engine damage and carbon monoxide build-ups inside the vehicle that can literally be deadly for you and your passengers. Here are some signs of exhaust problems that you can be on the lookout for: 1. Check Engine Light Obviously, your check engine light can come on for any number of reasons and a failing exhaust may be one of them. It’s a good idea to get your vehicle tested and inspected by an expert mechanic any time your check engine light comes on. 2. Loud Acceleration ... read more

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Technology and Knowledge Working Together for You

Some auto shops have a lot of fancy technology, but their technicians do not necessarily have the experience to handle problems that the equipment can't resolve. Other shops rely on a more old school approach. They have knowledge and experience, but are at a disadvantage when it comes to working on today's very modern and sophisticated vehicles with high-tech computers and components. The Best of Both Worlds At San Francisco Automotive Solutions, we bring both technology and knowledge to the table. In other words, our auto repair technicians are expertly trained with vast experience in the industry, specialized ASE certifications and good old-fashioned knowhow. At the same time, our automotive repair facility is completely state-of-the-art. We utilize the latest te ... read more

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Happy Customer Posts 5-Star Yelp Review of San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Cory brought his car into San Francisco Automotive Solutions for repairs earlier this year. However, like most of us, he has a busy schedule and needed to deal with his automotive issues as quickly as possible. Cory was impressed with the communication and efficiency of owner, Patrick Banta, and the shop team. He was so pleased with the experience that he posted a 5-star rating and wrote a review on Yelp. "I really cannot recommend this shop enough," Cory writes. "Pat got back to me so fast with a quote (via email and text) and when to the bring my car into his shop. He and his team had my car's needs addressed super fast, even below the quoted price." At San Francisco Automotive Solutions, we are happy to provide preliminary repair quotes before you bring your vehicle in. Ho ... read more

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How Can You Tell if Your Car Has Suspension Problems?

Your vehicle's suspension system not only provides a smoother ride when you are driving down the road, but it also helps other key components (engine, transmission, drive train, wheels, etc.) from absorbing too many shocks and bumps. If your suspension system isn't working properly, you will be able to feel it and you should have it checked out by an auto repair expert as soon as possible. Here are some of the most common signs of suspension problems: Car is Drifting or Pulling Hard to One Side If your car feels like it is drifting more than usual around corners, or it pulls hard to one side when you are trying to drive straight down the freeway, then you may have a suspension or wheel alignment issue that is worth getting inspected before it develops into a major problem. Uneven Ti ... read more

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Why You Need a Hybrid Vehicle Repair Expert

If you have a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle, you shouldn't trust it with just any old auto repair shop. You need to bring it to an expert who has specialized knowledge, experience and equipment to deal with these more complex and sophisticated vehicles. If you are in the Bay Area, this hybrid expert is San Francisco Automotive Solutions, located in the heart of the high-tech SoMa district. When you have a shop in this part of town, you quickly adapt to the evolving technology. Many people around here drive cutting-edge hybrid and electric vehicles. The team at San Francisco Automotive Solutions is very well-versed in all aspect of automotive repair and bring a great deal of experience in working with hybrid and electric cars ... read more

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San Francisco Automotive Solutions Helps Van Owner with Emergency Repairs During Business Trip

Stuart recently wrote a review about San Francisco Automotive Solutions on Google. He posted it on behalf of his wife, who had her van towed to our shop after it broke down during a business trip.  "Unfortunately, the van would not start for the return trip the following morning," Stuart writes. "She had it towed to San Francisco Automotive Solutions and was met by Patrick [Banta, owner] as she arrived. Later, she commended that she immediately liked and trusted his genuine, professional, friendly and cheerful demeanor." After a few minutes of conversation, Patrick took a look at the van and immediately noticed what the problem was. Normally, our technicians would go through an inspection and/or run diagnostic tests to identify the specific problem. However, sometimes ... read more

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What You Need to Know About Your Car's Different Filters

Your vehicle has several different types of filters in it that keep certain systems running as cleanly as possible. They filter out dirt, debris and other contaminants that can do harm. Here are the standard filters you should know about: Engine Air Filter Most people know about the engine air filter. It often comes up with a standard oil change service when the mechanic recommends it being changed out. This filter cleans the air as it enters the engine. It’s a simple component, but it performs a very vital function. When it gets too dirty, you will want to replace it as soon as possible. Fortunately, changing the engine air filter change is a simple and inexpensive process. Oil Filter Part of a regular oil change is to replace the oil filter, which keeps metal parti ... read more

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The Top 5 Benefits of Wheel Alignment

It's a term you might hear any time you visit an auto repair shop, but what is wheel alignment all about and why is it necessary? In the simplest of terms, it is making sure all four of your wheels and tires are rolling exactly in the same direction. Over time, wheels can get out of alignment and even the slightest misalignment can impact the performance and handling of your vehicle.  Here are the 5 biggest benefits of proper wheel alignment: 1. Improved Fuel Efficiency Believe it or not, the alignment of your wheels has a major impact on the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Properly aligned wheels help spread the power and torque evenly as you are driving and that means less wasted energy (and fuel). 2. Longer Tire Life One easy way to tell if you might have an alignment issue is to look at ... read more

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Hyundai Owner Appreciates "Wonderful" Service at San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Pamela is a Hyundai owner. She noticed that her car was developing a strange noise that was a mix between a squeak and a rattle. Over time, the sound got louder and louder, and Pamela knew she finally had to do something about it. So, she brought her car into San Francisco Automotive Solutions for an inspection and repairs. Pamela was so pleased with her service experience at our shop that she posted a review on both Yelp and Google. "Best auto repair service ever!!" Pamela writes. "I was blown away by the wonderful comprehensive service." After the expert auto repair technicians of San Francisco Automotive Solutions took some time to inspect t ... read more

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