101 European Automotive

(858) 348-5522
74 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm


421 N Hwy 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075 USA


  • Philip Loose, Owner
  • Established 2009
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 106 Years of Car Repair Experience

101 European Automotive Reviews


74 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017

Very professional and friendly. I asked them if they could look into noises coming from my vehicle and I received an email promptly explaining future work. I feel confident that they are knowable and fair.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2017

Excellent communication, with an overall feeling of honesty.

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2017

Was a little pricey for the tail light bulb replacement, and the price for the recommended spark plug replacement was really high, and a little early for this recommendation. He explained that it was because the spark plugs are really hard to get to and would require 3 hours of labor.

by - Verified Customer May 10, 2017

Adam did a great job. They really know VW's and it's great to feel confident in your auto mechanic. The work they did was excellent and the price was very fair.

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by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Very nice personal. Feel they did know what they were doing.

by - Verified Customer April 25, 2017

All good thanks.

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by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

The first time in decades I walked away knowing what I needed.

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

Adam, It was not clear to me that the breaks might squeak if I did not replace the rear rotors of the breaks did the fronts but only the pads in back - so when I back up the breaks squeak when cold. If that was clear I would have done the rears too.

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by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

No complaints.

by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

Adam does a great job and I look forward to giving him my car back for the next jobs to be done.

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by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

The owner is an experienced, conscientious, and fair individual.

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Excellent experience in every aspect!

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by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

Adam really helped me out getting my car fixed on the same day, because of an emergency.

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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Excellent knowledge of my car. Well done.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Thank you guys for your excellent service!

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by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Absolutely the best at taking care of older vehicles beautiful work always!

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

I'm a relatively new customer and have had few experiences with 101. I've been quite satisfied with staff and service.

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by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

Best Mechanics in SD for Foreign Cars

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2017

I will return when my car needs repairs! I like the staff and the service!

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by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

The Loose family runs a great automotive shop! It's a pleasure doing business with them.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

Needed a new battery fit me right in. Saved my crazy day, as my husband had oral surgery that afternoon. Thank you!!

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by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

Will be back for all car repairs!

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Adam contacted me daily with updates on repairs.

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by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Great service at a great value!

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

101 European Automotive has shown me again that they are honest & trustworthy, they do excellent work and are friendly hardworking people. I feel very fortunate to be in the neighborhood with this crew.

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by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Top notch work, attention to detail and great customer service!

by - Verified Customer December 27, 2016

The work is top notch every time.

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by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

Went well!

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

I enjoy working with Adam. He is a true professional.

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by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

Adam and the crew were Great and friendly!

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

You treat my little 61 like she is yours. 7 years as a customer. Never taken the car anywhere else.

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by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

Problem still not fixed after two costly repairs.

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

101 European Automotive is very honest and high-quality repair shop. The service provided was excellent and professional. Adam, Amy, Tanner and the entire 101 European Team did a great job from start to finish. Thanks!!

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by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Always a good!

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Adam and Phil did an extraordinary job and got me back on the road in a timely manner.

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by - Verified Customer November 27, 2016

I'd like to recognize Tanner for his exceptional customer service. He was courteous and professional. Everyone I met from the techs was very nice and friendly. Too notch shop!

by - Verified Customer November 22, 2016

I've always been happy with the service I've received at 101 European Automotive and I'm happy your location is so convenient for me.

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by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

My '69 bus is acting it's age; Phil, Adam, and his team take excellent care of it. Good work, fair price. Enough said.

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2016

A+! Like always, my emergency was taken care of.

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by - Verified Customer September 12, 2016

Friendly and accommodating.

by September 09, 2016

Always helpful.

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by - Verified Customer September 08, 2016

The experience was very good but the problem I had is beginning to come back. I'm not sure the problem is correctly diagnosed

by - Verified Customer September 01, 2016

The are experts and can typically diagnose a problem better than any other shop I've been to.

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by August 29, 2016

They are all friendly, timely and reasonably priced. They take the time to make sure you understand their recommendations. I have recommended them to friends.

by - Verified Customer August 25, 2016

Had diagnostic work done. They did not clear the error codes in my vehicle. I had to drive home in limp mode. I bought a diagnostic tool on line and cleared codes myself the next day. Pretty Lame.

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by - Verified Customer August 24, 2016

Competent, careful, and timely. Good evaluation of options. Excellent communication. Best Porsche shop in town.

by September 28, 2015

I thought the service was good, but still pretty pricey. Not sure if I would whole heartedly recommend them.

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by September 25, 2015

They did good service and they followed through. Their prices are high though.

by September 21, 2015

I like the work they do.

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by September 21, 2015

Just good service.

by - Verified Customer September 18, 2015

Fast service. Honest people. Reasonable costs.

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by September 17, 2015

They are really bad about communication. They do good work. You take it in and the whole day goes by and you hear nothing. You don't get called. Other dealers call during the day but I have to go out of my way to call them.

by - Verified Customer September 15, 2015

They have taken good care of my car.

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by September 15, 2015

They have great service and are very professional.

by - Verified Customer September 11, 2015

They were very quick to help me to get a rental car. They also drove me to the rental car place. They explained everything well.

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by - Verified Customer September 11, 2015

They are an excellent shop, they do great work and I've been very happy with it.

by September 10, 2015

They seem honest, trustworthy and technically proficient.

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by - Verified Customer September 10, 2015

They're great. I know Philip. I know Adam. They're the top of the book.

by - Verified Customer September 09, 2015

They are very knowledgeable on German cars. Their service is very good. I had problems with a belt that they had replaced and I had to take it back in. Despite the problems I've had I will be taking my cars back to this shop due to the knowledge they have about cars.

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by September 09, 2015

They do good work. The work was done in a timely manner, and when I picked the car up it ran well.

by - Verified Customer September 01, 2015

Their service is superior.

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by - Verified Customer August 27, 2015

They know what they're doing. It's all about quality. Adam had a Mercedes he was working on and he knew I needed a logo and he got it for me.

by August 26, 2015

Just good service.

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by - Verified Customer August 20, 2015

I had great service, everything was explained to me in full. I was showed the parts that were being replaced. The people were nice.

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2015

They're reputable. Reasonable. You can deal with them in confidence.

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by August 14, 2015

They were knowledgeable about the repair. They did it quickly and the work was done at a good price.

by - Verified Customer August 07, 2015

The quality of work was good, and I like the way they treat their customers.

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by July 28, 2015

They were really reliable with their service, and they communicated very well with what the work that should be done.

by July 16, 2015

My engine continues to smoke and my idle is still very low and it cuts off. This is after spending 7,000 dollars with them. The two times that I picked it up after being serviced it clunked out after about a block.

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RepairPal Scorecard


101 European Automotive was established in 2009 and has been providing Solana Beach and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This shop features a team of very experienced, highly trained team which included 2 ASE certified master technicians. They are equipped with the state if the art tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “honest”, “knowledgeable”, “excellent”, “reliable”, and “professional”. A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


  • ASA
  • Bosch Service Network
  • iATN


  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Porsche
  • Saab
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Questions Answered by 101 European Automotive
I am told somewhere on dashboard.I have fo...
There is a rolling knob next to the mirror adjustment control. Rolling it upward should brighten instrument cluster lights.
I would start with an evacuation and recharge of the refrigerant. Or hook up pressure gauges and check for pressure hard to know an AC problem without readings. Does the compressor turn on?
The battery had no charge so I removed the...
This sounds a lot like an Alternator problem. I would have the AC voltage output checked. AC Voltage can cause electrical demons.

stevieray1: The way an Alternator works is it generates AC voltage then the diodes change that to DC voltage. An alternator with diode problems will leak AC voltage into the vehicles electrical system. This is a common misdiagnosis on a lot of electrical problems resulting in 1000's of dollars in repairs to correct Electrical problems. I would still check the AC voltage output and the overall charging health of the alternator. Anything more then 0.05v is too much. I normally see 0.5v or higher when we are running into similar issues in my shop. Also check the DC voltage for sure, that should be 13.5-14.5v anything more then that could also cause a similar problem.

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