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A & P Specialties

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A & P Specialties
64 Verified Reviews
A & P Specialties
64 Verified Reviews
(503) 966-9229
707 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216 USA
Hours
07:30
17:30
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07:30
17:30
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07:30
17:30
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07:30
17:30
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07:30
17:30
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Closed
M-F
7:30am to 5:30pm
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Closed
Auto Repair Experience
  • Alan Blanchard, Owner
  • Established 1985
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 61 Years of Car Repair Experience

A & P Specialties Reviews

Overall Rating

64 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(46)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(1)
by - Verified Customer May 10, 2018

Could have done a better job of staying in touch with me.

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2018

Al and Paul are always helpful, understanding and explain exactly what is needed to maintain and repair my car. I trust them completely and they always take great care of not only but me. Their sense of humor is unwavering

by - Verified Customer May 04, 2018

excellent knowledge and service. I'll be back!

by - Verified Customer May 02, 2018

Charged me labor to diagnose and try and sell me additional work which I didn t ask them to do.

by - Verified Customer May 01, 2018

Did a great job.I would recommend this shop to anyone i know.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2018

I have a Porsche 928, which is an old and notoriously difficult car to work on. Most shops won't touch them, and frankly I'm fine with that. You don't want your 80's exotic sports car to be a learning experience for your mechanic.

Luckily, I found A and P Specialties. They have many years of experience with these cars, and know what they're doing. Beyond that, they're incredibly nice, very fair, don't invent problems to solve, and get the work done right the first time. There's a reason their lot is filled with old Porsches: this is simply the best place in town to get them worked on.

I'm actually looking forward to getting more work done at this shop. That's not something I've ever said about any mechanics until now, but it's the truth. These guys are the real deal.

by - Verified Customer April 27, 2018

excellent shop and service. unfortunately my car is very expensive to do repairs/maintenance

by - Verified Customer April 26, 2018

Best in town!

by - Verified Customer April 26, 2018

Many years of honest, reliable, and dependable service for many autos.

by - Verified Customer April 26, 2018

Lovely experience with Paul. I think my relationship with A&P will go on for a long time.

by - Verified Customer April 20, 2018

Allen took the time to explain everything and made what could have been a difficult process an easy one.

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2018

Good small shop, professional and courteous.

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2018

All work performed was done in a fair and timely basis. I would recommend this shop to anybody with a German vehicle.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2018

Very pleasant experience. Thank you!

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2018

The technicians are fantastic

by - Verified Customer April 11, 2018

good experience and enjoying the car

by - Verified Customer April 10, 2018

Al and Paul are great guys, they know what they are doing and gave me several options on how to proceed with the work needed. Just the kind of people you'd want when repairs or maintenance is needed.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2018

Thanks

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2018

Wonderful service

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2018

Paul & Allen are top class. Wonderful people with vast experience, and the patience to explain the repairs to someone like me (not versed in the auto arts.)
The car was serviced perfectly, the process was described in advance, and the work was tip-top!
This place is top quality! These guys are great!

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2018

Highly personalized service, excellent explanations of the work being done. This is the best shop in Portland for my Vanagon Westfalia.

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2018

Paul was a great explainer of the situation with my 2001 boxster S and kept me frequently updated with progress and status. I like the style of this shop very much - enthusiasts to be sure!

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2018

Would highly recommend this shop. Austin replaced my brakes same day did a great job and price was right! Also had inspection done which found an issue that saved me a lot of money in the long run. Fast/ Quality service, couldn't ask for better!

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2018

Had a Porsche pre-sale inspected. A&P did a great job of thoroughly checking the car out.

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2018

I was satisfied

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2018

Been coming here for almost two years with my VM Beetle Convertible, and have been getting professional and friendly service every time. Great peace of mind.

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2018

Great Experience.

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2018

Honest, up front, fair price, on time and done right the first time. Will recommend.

by - Verified Customer March 27, 2018

Excellent service great price and very clean and respectful only place to get your vw fixed.so clean you would not know it's a repair shop.

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2018

They are the best German repair shop

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2018

Excellent service, price, and value.

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2018

I love Alan & Paul's work and customer service. I wouldn't take my Westfalia anywhere else! Thanks guys!!!

by - Verified Customer March 20, 2018

Knowledgeable and friendly bunch

by - Verified Customer March 16, 2018

Alan and Paul are the BEST. I have known Alan for over 20 years and he has ALWAYS done excellent work. My car is in the best hands at A & P specialties.

by - Verified Customer March 16, 2018

I am very pleased with their work & prices. They do what I request & make suggestions as to the overall maintenance is & possibilities to consider but no pressure for additional work to be done. A pleasant experience each time they have performed work on my cars.

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2018

I never been disappointed. I had a possible issue discovered at a dealership shop and A&P were able to fix it quicker and more cost-effectively than the other place would have been able to do.

by - Verified Customer March 14, 2018

Always a great service

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2018

I dropped the car off for an oil change and they scheduled the work around lunch time so I could stay in the area and pick the car when it was finished.

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2018

It's really hard to put into words just how pleased I was with the service I was provided. They definitely went above & beyond in every aspect. From the work performed to the price. So much so that I didn't hesitate to drive 3 hrs from Tacoma WA just to have the work done.

by - Verified Customer March 09, 2018

I would highly recommend this shop for repairs to your luxury vehicle, i.e.: Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen. My last repair happened to have encountered an additional repair with the ignition that was unrelated to the initial repair that was repaired and ready for pick-up as promised. It could not have happened in a better location as the shop said first thing tomorrow morning, we will diagnose the problem and get it repaired. And, it was offered to me if I wanted the shop to drive my car to my residence (Milwaukee) so I would not have to make arrangements for a ride - thinking of the customer first. If you are looking for a reputable shop and expert customer service, I would give them a try or call and ask questions to help determine if this shop meets your expectations. I have never had to return the car for work not performed. It's a well-oiled Audi when I leave and safe travels going forward. It's worth the experience and you'll have piece of mind knowing certified technicians are working on your vehicle.

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2018

Xo.........

by January 19, 2016

Great customer service, thorough & reliable, do what they promise, friendly, good follow up.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks for the review we too believe that care and honesty are still important in any relationship Alan & Paul.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2016

I've been happy with their work and pricing.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Many thanks Jerome we are glad to see you are pleased with the work, Alan & Paul.

by - Verified Customer December 30, 2015

I like the quality of the repair work; exceptional customer service; friendly, knowledgeable staff.

by - Verified Customer December 13, 2015

A & P is one of the few true alternative shops to Audi dealer service and in many ways they are better technicians and more caring.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Mike its our pleasure to serve you.

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2015

I had a good overall experience, the required work was well explained.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Preston I,m glad it worked out well.Alan.

by December 06, 2015

They did the expected job.

by - Verified Customer December 05, 2015

Polite and accurate service. Follow up was done. Overall feeling of satisfaction unlike a dealership.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

We always try to make you feel at home with us Thanks Alan.

by - Verified Customer November 25, 2015

Great Service, Quick Turnaround.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Bob for taking the time to review it means a lot to us Thanks Alan & Paul.

by - Verified Customer November 22, 2015

Great and knowledgeable service.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

It,s our pleasure to help Alan.

by - Verified Customer November 21, 2015

I've had my car in a few times and they always do a great job communicating with me and giving me options.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

We also believe that communication is number one Thanks Alan.

by November 16, 2015

Good honest mechanic. I had a great experience and I feel like I paid a fair price for the work that was done.

by - Verified Customer November 10, 2015

A & P has a very skilled and professional approach to everything they do. Customer service is at the top of everything they do and the the prices are is very reasonable.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Pat your kind words mean a lot, we will always try to exceed your expectations Thanks Alan.

by - Verified Customer November 04, 2015

Paul takes great care of me!

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Many thanks Kelly your business means a lot to us Paul.

by - Verified Customer November 04, 2015

Honest, friendly, LOCAL.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks John were here to help whenever you need us Thanks Alan & Paul.

by - Verified Customer October 30, 2015

This shop fixed everything wrong with my RS4 and made it just like new. I appreciate that.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

It,s a pleasure to service such an awesome vehicle Thanks Alan & Paul.

by - Verified Customer October 03, 2015

They do a thorough job and work with you to schedule service based on a priority list.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

We always do whats best for you and your vehicle Thanks Alan & Paul.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2015

Great service and clear honest communication.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks for taking the time for the review Spencer we too believe that communication is a key point in a service relationship Thanks Alan & Paul.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2015

I've been extremely happy with my experiences with A & P. They are very proactive with communication, I never feel like I'm being talked down to, pricing is fair, and service has always been top notch.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Heather for taking the time to review,we will be here for you and your vehicle.Thanks Alan.

by - Verified Customer August 26, 2015

They've been honest, up-front and great to work with.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Steven we also believe the honesty is always the best policy, Thanks Alan.

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2015

Excellent service.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Hi Dan we will always provide the best service we can Thanks Alan.

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2015

QUALITY SERVICE.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Don quality and value is always our mission Thanks Alan.

by - Verified Customer August 11, 2015

I feel like they do good work but are super expensive. Just replacing stuff without looking for some less expensive work-around.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

I,m sorry you felt the prices seemed high, we resource the best quality parts so we can provide a 3 year 36000 mile warranty.

by - Verified Customer July 29, 2015

I had a good experience here.

Reply from A & P Specialties – by AND P SPECIALTIES February 22, 2016

Thanks Patricia I,m glad it was a good experience for you take care Alan & Paul.

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RepairPal Scorecard
95
Overall Quality Score

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Nationwide
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Tehnical Ability
94
Tools & Equipment
97
Customer Service
93
Customer Amenities
96

A & P Specialties was established back in 1985 and has been proudly serving Portland and the surrounding area ever since, focusing on Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen brands. This RepairPal Certified shop features a very experienced and well trained team who are equipped with the state of the art tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who enthusiastically describe the team here as: “reliable”, “friendly”, “knowledgeable”, “honest”, and "exceptional". Rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.


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Message From the Shop

A & P Specialties is Portland’s source for quality auto repair, on European vehicles, and first class service. We have been in business for over 27 years and our experienced auto technicians will handle any of your automotive needs including brake repair, engine repair, transmissions, tune-up, oil changes and more.

Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
+ More
Amenities
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
+ More
Makes We Serve
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Porsche
  • Volkswagen
Affiliations
  • ASA
  • Bosch Service Network
Questions Answered by A & P Specialties
We just replaced the alternator and the se...
The first thing to do is test the alternator output. Additional testing for fault codes might be necessary to find your problem. Parts quality has been an increasing problem in recent years. We can test your system and tell you exactly what is wrong. Please contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment.
We just replaced the alternator and the se...
Good day the alternator that was installed could be defective the system should have been checked to determine if the alternator was actually the problem. Was there any other symptoms before the alternator was replaced ( battery going, dead jump starting needed )
Oil has been changed also
Good morning,
Unfortunately, I do not have enough information to diagnose your condition. Have to checked the fault codes? I would recommend one of our techs check out the car. Our first appointment is August 9th. Please contact us if you would like to schedule.

Regards, Paul Quimby
Have a manual, 120k, and in neutral when r...
It sounds like the clutch and or the flywheel are failing, we would really need to test drive the vehicle to be sure. Thanks Alan.

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