5 Star European Auto Repair
"Fantastic mom and pop auto shop. Did a Pre Purchase Inspection done on a 08 Porsche Cayman S. Very knowledgeable and honest. Made sure to show me personally what they found "under the hood". Would recommend. ."
"Just got word that Vinko, the father of a wonderful family and founder of the best auto repair shop in northeast LA by my reckoning passed away last week. If you own any model of European car, I cannot recommend European Motors highly enough. They're extremely professional, reasonably priced, thorough and quick, and they will take very good care of you. We've been getting work done here for 21 years. They're the real thing!"
"Their shop is always busy because they know what they're doing and their customers know that. Highly recommended especially since they know how to work 3rd party warranty companies to get your car fixed, which lowers how much you have to pay out of pocket. Friendly and professional."
"Vicente at European Motors was honest, on-time and very knowledgeable. The customer service from this particular shop is outstanding. They have my business with my BMW for life! Love this place and the professionalism they exhibit."
"European Motors on Glendale Blvd in Silver LKe is the absolute best. Still run by the son of the owner and they are VW geniuses and probably the most honest mechanics out there. Their mechanic, Vicente also knows his shit for sure!"
"Definitely found a new home for service on my Audi. My dashboard with lit up like a Christmas tree, and they got to the bottom of it all in no time. Mark is exactly the type of person you want to do business with. Straightforward, honest, kind, this place is truly great."
"I cannot recommend these guys enough! Fast, friendly, affordable, and honest, this family owned business truly goes above and beyond to make certain your car is going to be a reliable ally for your daily life in LA... which is obviously essential! I had just moved to town, had an older car with more than a few little issues, and not a lot of extra cash... Mark and the team went far beyond to make sure that those first few crucial weeks in town were going to be successful ones and for that I am truly appreciative. If you live in LA, have a foreign car and don't use these guys you need to have your head examined."
"I'm new to Los Angeles also a big euro car enthusiast , I bought a 95 Gti and I was nervous finding a tech that was honest and knowledgeable on euro cars. Came here met mark and his dad and I'm so happy I did. They went above and beyond with my car needs. I am truly happy I went there and they will be the only ones who touch my cars. If your looking for a technician to work on your car do your self a favor and come to this professional experienced shop you won't regret it."
"My big Swede needed brake/rotor work. They completed that service and more...replacing even my broken brake light bulb. I didn't realize what a big deal that was until I saw them have to practically take the entire back assembly apart to get to the damned bulb. Definitely not the way I remember brake light repairs were with the '64 Comet and Pick-a-Part. Anyhoo, Mark was great and let me know about future repair needs, as well. I'll return to EM for those, for sure."
"Mark and Vicente are honest, fair and know what they're doing. I bring my 2006 BMW here and always feel like I am getting a superb job done at a good price. Thanks Mark!"
"Trustworthy!!! Very decent people and great mechanics that care about their customers. Could not recommend them more."
"Always had friends that went here, and when I got a newer VW, I started going here. Bottom line, good honest shop."
"just got my car back a hour ago. serious feels like the first day I drove it off the lot brand new. Shock and struts fix. They are honest and very fair. Vincente is the man! If its your first time going there, just call ahead. They are a fairly busy shop but worth it."
"Mark and the owner are fantastic. A nice, trustworthy European car shop. I recommend this place to those skeptical of independent car repair shops. I was recommended to this place by a colleague and I'm happy that I came! I even called at 6am to get an oil change-- they had me in and out by 9-- they open at 8."
"I have a 2001 BMW Z3. The guys here consistently go above and beyond in customer service. Fast, efficient, good communication and see through business. The share exactly what they think needs to be done after an evaluation and give fair estimates. There's no surprises. Honest, fast and reliable. Been going here for years and time after time, I am impressed with their service."
"This place is great! Super honest, friendly and fast. This is my first yelp. After going to these guys for almost 4 years and having consistent great service I felt the need to spread the word and give my first yelp. Before I found this place I always felt like I was being scammed. The receptionist is great and always remembers me by name when I call for just an oil change. The first time I went to this place I had gone to 3 different places for esstimets including my audi dealership, we came and got an esstimate for a fraction of what everyone else was trying to charge us and turns out that half the stuff didn't even need to be fixed. This is a gem of a place!"
"I had a really great experience here. They explained everything, avoided charging me for things I didn't need, and were very quick. They even saved my old brake pads (and some other part, I have no idea) to show me how they had worn down and what was causing the awful sound that made me bring in my car in the first place. I drive a Volvo XC90 and this is the first time I've taken it anywhere but the dealership. This place definitely made me wonder why I've been wasting my money all these years on lousy, overpriced, and impersonal dealership service."
"I went to European Motors based on the reviews I read here. I was looking for a new repair shop, my warranty having expired. I had a problem with the car not wanting to start, but only intermittently. Had a similar one 3 years ago and downtown Volvo took 3 times to fix it. I was very pleased with European Motors work. They worked on it 5-6 hours and only charged me for 2 hours of labor, including an oil change, filled up the tires and replaced the missing air nozzle caps. I haven't had a start problem since. I will definitely be going back."
"Ah.... Vinko and son and daughter_ these guys are wonderful. Vinko is a gruff no nonsense tell it to you straight type of man from europe and his son now runs the business with the daughter working the office. I've trusted them for years and years and indeed they do not bullshit or mess around. If they can to it, they'll tell you, if they can't they send you to someone who can."
"I found Euro Motors on Yelp, looking for a place to service my 2001 Audi, and they were great. Sure, I'm a bit ign'nt regarding cars, but their competency sure seemed legit, and prices weren't extravagant (that said, I didn't call around to get estimates from other shops... I know, for shame!). They called me with an estimate within 2 hours of dropping the car off in the morning, we talked about different options and prices, and then my car was fixed by the end of the day. Fast, decent prices, weren't condescending to me as a naive customer, nice folks -- I'll definitely be returning any time I need some work done on my car."
"I'm looking into purchasing a Volvo S60 right now and took it here to have it evaluated before buying. Mark (the guy who I believe owns/runs the place) told me straight up about every problem that he could find. He was extremely honest with me and even told me what he thought he car was worth, and I'm probably going to get the car for 2 grand less than I was originally going to pay for it. If I do get the car, this will be the only mechanic I take it to. Honest mechanics are hard to find these days and Mark really tells it like it is."
"I discovered EM two years ago, when I was living in Silver Lake. I have since moved out of the area but continue going back. This place is great. Very honest, good people. They make recommendations on what will need fixing/replacing in the near future-very helpful for budgeting."
"Just got word that Vinko, the father of a wonderful family and founder of the best auto repair shop in northeast LA by my reckoning passed away last week. If you own any model of European car, I cannot recommend European Motors highly enough. They're extremely professional, reasonably priced, thorough and quick, and they will take very good care of you. We've been getting work done here for 21 years. They're the real thing."
"Wish I could give these guys 10 stars! Was driving through LA headed to Alaska and my car flaked out. Had it towed there and it was almost the end of the day, but understanding my circumstances they took a look at it gave me a price and time estimate. Took half the time they thought and they charged me half the price. Saved my trip and writing this review from Alaska. Thanks again, I really appreciate it."