API Auto Service is a full service repair facility with special training to work on your European vehicles. This team of automotive professionals is very experienced and takes the time to attend regular training to help ensure your vehicle is repaired correctly the first time. This training, coupled with some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment enable this location to provide repairs ranging from check engine and computer system diagnoses and repair, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, to state safety inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Our unbiased review of their most recent customers revealed a group who described them to us as “honest”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, “helpful”, and “wonderful”. For your peace of mind they back their work with a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty. A local shuttle service, rental vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.
Bel Air, MD 21015 USA
Auto Repair Experience
- David Rambol, Manager
- Established 1995
- 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
- 31 Years of Car Repair Experience
- Check Engine Light
- Muffler & Exhaust
- Oil Change & Lube
- Scheduled Maintenance
- Service & Repair
- Timing Belts
- Transmission Repair
- Early Bird Dropoff
- Rental Car
- Service Guarantee
- Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
- Land Rover
I appreciated the staff researching my issue to find the answer, which was not obvious at first.
Went to API because of the reviews I've read and I was not disappointed. They were diligent, fast and accurate. The tech asked me if I wanted to see the car up on the lift and showed me a couple of things so that's a plus. It's a small mom and pop place, don't expect a fancy waiting room with kids area, a big tv, etc, they have a couple of chairs, a coffee machine and that's it. They are honest and at least for me that's more important than any fancy waiting area. They have my business as long as I live in the area.
The gentleman Dave was so nice and helpful I know where to take myour car for repairs from now on! Thanks API
Dave & Doug are great they take care of me & most of all I feel they are honest to deal with. Nice to cut out dealer ship service.
Amazing Courteous People
These guys really know saabs. I'm staying here at API.
Always great service at a reasonable price.
We always bring our cars to API. We can trust their mechanics & they explain what needs to be done now, or later on.
Service at API was great. Dave explained everything more than adequately and has a wealth of knowledge about automotive concepts. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who asks.
Dave and Doug were awesome explained everything and the intense scope of work was done very quickly and with the expertise of a well qualified mechanic like Doug. I will recommend API to all my friends.
Great service. Even set my clock.
The work was completed to my satisfaction. Pricing was fair. Tech explained overall condition of this 45 year old vehicle.
I have a SAAB, and API has a passionate SAAB mechanic. He knows what he is doing and API stands behind their work. API has also provided solid service for my Toyota RAV-4.
These guys respect you as a person. They are not there to "just take your money" but work very diligently to fine the problem and correct it.
They always let me know if anything is needed in my car.
I was very pleased with the support and service.
I have had multiple trips to this shop - for my personal car and for my work car. I have had all positive experiences with API. They are honest, reasonable and very fast. They have gone out of their way to help me by driving me home while my car is being worked on. They fixed my radiator in time to take my son to a concert when I dropped it off with no appointment and was really in need of help.
The service was great.
AC service is still not working correctly.
Great experience, fairly quick for what needed to be done and very good at communicating any issues between my husband and I. Definitely recommend!
They stood behind their work and replaced some squealing brake pads under warranty months after installing them.
Great work and customer service.
work was done at prices quoted. I did have an issue with steering after the work was done. I needed almost 2 hands to turn the steering wheel. Somehow after a week it returned back to normal? I would have thought that the mechanic would have found this issue with a test drive. Also AFTER everything was done it was mentioned the out tie rods were beginning to fail. That should have been disclosed before the other work was done.
I think the prices are reasonable and customer service is great. I was impressed by an email I received about work that needs to be done in the future. It had the work in priority with parts and labor charges.
Service and time met my standards.
I think they are over priced.
Dear Customer it is our intent that every customer has a positive experience at API. If you think we are overpriced than please ask yourself what it will cost for cheap in the future. We hire the very best to insure your vehicle is fixed correctly and that doesn't include the other added costs it takes to make sure you're happy and you get what you pay for. I do appreciate your comment and I would urge you to give me a call so I may quantify what you think is over priced.
Owner, API Service
Trustworthy people doing the work.
It can take a few days to get you car returned.
They do a good job, are trustworthy, and reasonably priced.
I think that they are fair, honest, prices are competitive.
Very professional and quick service.
Work well performed.
Some repairs are not fixed the first time.
Great service, convenient.
Service was top notch.
Great customer service, excellent and open communication regarding price and services. I observed the staff being very helpful to everyone, whether on the phone or coming through the door.
Great service. Great people.
People were friendly, helpful and did good work at a reasonable price. So glad I found them!
Customer service is excellent. I was shocked to receive a call a few weeks later asking how the car was running. And the fact that they bring my car to me after it is done. We have four little ones and only one vehicle to fit all them so it puts the figuring out how to pick up my car not a problem.
Very Friendly and knowledgeable staff. No extra charges.
Honest, great service, reasonable prices.
They were wonderful!
I have always experienced great satisfaction for API's auto service, whenever I need auto maintenance; they are the best.
I did not like the work they performed on my vehicle.
The service wasn't what I was expecting.
Great work and very knowledgeable.
They do go work and prices are not through the roof.
Very knowledgeable and experts in foreign cars.
I have never felt misled or cheated in any of my visits. I have had those experiences at other shops.
Honest and friendly - very helpful.
I have been pleased.
They are close to our house and reliable.
Everyone is extremely helpful , truly listens and genuinely cares about their customers and their vehicles.
We used to have very good service here and have taken our cars here for over 10 years, back when it was Auto King. This past service was extremely expensive and the price was not communicated with us prior to consent. The work that was done was good, but the bill was a huge surprise. $400 for an oil change is excessive at best. Part to replace that was worn was given an estimate of $1024. Actual cost of replacement was closer to $1400. And the tire rotation and balancing price was not reasonable. The overall cost of the repair was around $2500, far greater than cost expected. This kind of experience had never happened to us before at this place, but we will not be returning again with any of our vehicles.
We were very impressed with our latest visit and plan to return.
Quick and excellent repair service.
More expensive than it used to be.
Honest, dependable service.
They have almost always been able to fit me in for an appointment without excessive delay, and they are honest about what needs to be done.
Very friendly, they only do work that is needed and backs all their work up for a year.
Good service, honest mechanics, better prices than the dealerships.
They are always cordial and straightforward with repair recommendations.
They are friendly, knowledgeable, fair and trustworthy. I trust them completely with my Audi.
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