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101 European Automotive

RepairPal Certified Shop in Solana Beach

101 European Automotive

142 Verified Reviews
(858) 924-0132
421 N Hwy 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075 USA
"They have taken good care of my car."
— Emilee, a Verified Customer
Hours
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Closed
M-F
8:00am to 5:00pm
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Closed
Auto Repair Experience
  • 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
142 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 137reviews
Scott
12/04/18
Verified Customer
Very professional and trustworthy, plus they completely document all the work on the work order which is a plus
Cathy
12/20/18
Verified Customer
Excellent diagnosis and work.
Pat
12/13/18
Verified Customer
Just pushed for more repairs.
Judith
12/06/18
Verified Customer
My first visit...was very pleased with the service and explanation of needed repairs.
Santiago
11/15/18
Verified Customer
Very knowledgeable, super nice people, respectful, fair priced, great service
Lewis
11/20/18
Verified Customer
Good job
Jamaica
11/20/18
Verified Customer
They broke a part on my car and have yet to replace it. It's been a week. Oh, and here's a treat for you. They tried to sell me a $400 automatic transmission flush. But here's the kicker. My transmission is a manual. The people running this shop should be in jail. I will NEVER go back here, and if they don't replace the part that THEY BROKE, I will be escalating this further. This shop is dishonest, disrespectful and shameful. I hope that no one ever goes here again. P.S. All I did was go in for a new battery and they told me I needed over six thousand dollars worth of work that doesn't even apply to my vehicle. I am shocked at the blatant way they tried to rip me off.
Mark
10/26/18
Verified Customer
Everything was OK
Wayne
10/24/18
Verified Customer
Problem analyzed and explained promptly. Repair decision was resolved without delay.
Bill
10/03/18
Verified Customer
It was only a follow up visit to put in a fan belt that arrived after I had picked up the car. No biggie.
Tim
09/13/18
Verified Customer
Will be back!
Kara
09/13/18
Verified Customer
We overpaid for a door handle and a window to be fixed and broke right when we got home. So no, totally unsatisfied and will not recommend.
Jacque
09/10/18
Verified Customer
I am once again pleased with the excellent service Coby provides and the exceptional knowledge of Adam. They recommended cost saving services instead of wasting time and money to search for something that we could watch closely on our own. These guys are top notch professionals and we will visit them again and again for the needs of our 2006 Mercedes. Thanks guys!!
Laura
08/24/18
Verified Customer
Cody was very kind, friendly, professional. They definitely try to over sell repairs for items that I didn't even mention. Meanwhile, the work that I did authorize, find the source of a warning light... was supposed to be fixed, but now 5 days later, sensor warning is on again.
Nikol
07/19/18
Verified Customer
Great service. Friendly staff.
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RepairPal Scorecard
94
Overall Quality Score
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24-month / 24,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
96
Tools & Equipment
100
Customer Service
88
Customer Amenities
95
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.
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PROVIDING QUALITY AUTO REPAIR SERVICES IN SOLANA BEACH SINCE 2008 If you're looking for an honest and dependable Solana Beach auto repair shop, place your trust in 101 European. We're Solana Beach's premier auto repair and service shop. Established in 2008, we have been providing our friends and neighbors in Solana Beach and surrounding communities with trustworthy, top-notch auto repair and maintenance services for European and Asian vehicles. A COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Owned by expert technicians Philip Loose and his son Adam Loose, 101 European understands the importance of keeping customers' cars well-maintained. Taking the time to ensure your vehicle is consistently running at its best can help to avoid costly repairs later. 101 European is staffed by experienced and ASE-Certified auto technicians who perform a wide variety of the most commonly requested auto maintenance and auto repair services, specializing in European and Asian vehicles. They receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services in order to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations. Our auto mechanics use the most current diagnostic equipment available as well as original factory equipment. While dropping off your vehicle so that our experienced technicians can work on repairs or maintenance, we invite you to partake in the various amenities our shop provides. We offer complimentary coffee, soda, treats, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Need a lift? 101 European also provides shuttle service within a 5-mile radius. In addition, we also have discounted rental cars through a partner just down the street from our shop for customers whose vehicles may need to stay in our shop a bit longer. So, whether you need something as simple as an oil change, or a more complex auto repair, 101 European can take care of your car care needs with honest service that exceeds your expectations. Give us a call today!
Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
Amenities
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Porsche
  • Saab
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Affiliations
  • Bosch Service Network
  • ASA
  • iATN
Questions Answered by 101 European Automotive
Where Is Sensor Located For Instrument Lighting? on 2004 Lexus ES330
There is a rolling knob next to the mirror adjustment control. Rolling it upward should brighten instrument cluster lights.
We Have A 2002 325i Bmw We Noticed Yellow Engine Light Went On It Was Missing on 2002 BMW 325i
It sounds like the oil separator is defective. I would check the engine codes first.
What Does "Gearbox Failure" Mean? on 2001 Jaguar S-Type
It really depends on what code is setting the transmission into limp mode to know
Ac Just Blows Hot And The Lines Are Not Filling Cold Please Give All Possible A on 2001 Jaguar S-Type
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?
My Car Is Making A Rattling Sound Underneath The Middle. What Could This Be? on 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430
This is most likely a bad Catalytic converter if the sound changes when revving the car lightly in park.
The Trunk Opens And The Radio Comes On By Itself. on 2001 Jaguar S-Type
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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What verified customers have to say about 101 European Automotive
Would recommend to a friend
94%
Car was ready when promised
96%
Did not feel sales pressure
93%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
90%
Customer was treated respectfully
98%
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