Though we work on all types of vehicles at San Francisco Automotive Solutions, one of our top specialties is European auto care. We provide top-quality maintenance and repair services for leading German luxury manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, along with automotive care for other European makes like Land Rover, Volvo, Volkswagen, Jaguar and even the most powerful Italian sports cars like Ferrari and Lamborghini.
There are many reasons why you would want to work with a European auto specialist like San Francisco Automotive Solutions instead of either the dealership or a general auto repair shop. Here are 5 advantages:
1. Specialized Services
Not every shop has as much experience in dealing with European cars, so a European or German automotive specialist will offer specific equipment, knowledge and services tailored to these unique automobiles that are simply more advanced than most domestic vehicles or base model Japanese imports. It would be like going to a general practitioner to get brain surgery. A specialist will always be better.
2. Knowledge and Experience
A lot of young mechanics will get their starts by working at large dealerships before moving onto independent shops. In fact, most independent auto shops are started by seasoned automotive technicians. This means you will typically find more knowledgeable and experienced mechanics at independent facilities because there is less staff turnover than at dealerships. This is extra important when it comes to working on luxury European cars.
3. The Cost
Dealerships are expensive, especially the repair centers at most European car dealers. They have a lot more overhead than most independent shops and even the most basic maintenance and repair services will cost you a lot. At the same time, you also want to be wary of any independent auto repair shop that is too cheap. Find a reputable European or German automotive specialist to provide the services you need at fair prices.
4. More Personal Service
Dealerships are cranking through many cars each day. They simply don’t provide the personal level of care or attention that a good independent shop will. The service advisors at San Francisco Automotive Solutions are always available by phone or text, and we provide you with text updates throughout the entire process. Our owner, Patrick Banta, deals directly with most of our customers, so you always know you are in the best of hands.
5. Read the Reviews
You should always read the reviews about any business before you work with them. This is especially true with automotive repair facilities. Do your research and find a highly rated shop that offers the specialized European auto services that you need.
These are just some advantages of working with an independent European and German automotive repair specialist. In the Bay Area, San Francisco Automotive Solutions is the local facility to turn to for specialized auto care and personalized customer service. Call or text us today at (415) 957-1170 or schedule your service appointment online.