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Doesn't seem like these guys need anymore 5 star reviews but I did have a great first experience so thought I would add mine to the lump. Found these guys on yelp. Called them up because the 2004 VW Passat TDI I just bought had been running on diesel with the previous owner and I'm running it on bio-diesel (the reason I bought the car in the first place). Called Advanced up and told them I need a fuel filter change. Randy picked up the phone and said he didn't think I needed the work. I told him I was switched over to bio-diesel and then he agreed. Showed honesty right off the bat. Got the filter changed, decent price. Randy also seemed knowledgeable about running on bio-diesel and working with TDIs. Looking forward to taking my car to these guys in the future and thankful to have a mechanic I can trust.

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Don't ever go to the dealer to get your car fixed. I knew this. And I tell everyone this. But at a moment of weakness I did. And I paid for this mistake. Advanced doesn't even charge to diagnose the issue. The dealer, Royal Motors SF, will charge you 400 bucks to plug a computer to your car and diagnose if your thermostat is not functioning properly. Advanced is awesome. And they will work with you to shuttle you off and even pick you up when your car is done.

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These guys rock! I took my car there to get fixed before I sold it. One of the back doors wouldn't open from either the inside or the outside and the other one wouldn't open from the outside. It also needed a new battery. They fixed the door that wouldn't open at all by magically removing the door panel from the inside with the door shut. (Any other shop would have broken it to get it open, which would have cost an arm and a leg.) The other door they rigged so that hopefully it would work for the foreseeable future, as that was the cheapest option and they knew that I didn't want to invest a huge amount of money as I was planning on selling the car. Sadly, the temporary rig didn't last. They took the car back right away, fixed it again magically without breaking the door panel, and only charged me parts, even though I'm sure the labor took them quite awhile. Car fixed perfectly, one thing led to another, and I didn't sell my car but instead left it in the garage for 6 months without driving it. Little did I know that not driving a car for six months completely kills the battery. I called and explained, they took the car the next business day, switched the battery in five minutes while I waited, and out I went without paying a dime. They replaced the battery under warranty and didn't charge me anything for the labor. I almost don't want to sell my car so I can keep going back to them. . .

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

After bringing my Passat here for service, I will never, NEVER, take it to a VW dealership again. These guys get the job done and at a cost at least 35% less than Royal Motors wanted to charge me for an oil pan cover. There were a bunch of other things Royal was recommending be done and the guys at Advanced told me--"No Need". I trust these guys and they never pressure you to get unnecessary repairs. They also have a shuttle service to get you back and forth from their location. Muni is convenient also.

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I can't say enough about how great these guys are. They get five stars across the board:***** Experienced ***** Knowledgeable***** Professional***** Reasonable***** NiceI bought a used 1999 Audi A6 Quattro about two years ago and brought it in to Advanced for a post-sale check-up so I would know what, if anything, needed immediate attention and what I should plan on in terms of upcoming maintenance.The Advanced crew went over the car with a fine-tooth comb and owner Randy came back with an assurance of safety and structural integrity -- as well as a list of things to do soon, things that could wait a bit, and things that would be nice. I had planned on spending a couple hundred dollars for this service but Randy waved it off, saying "just come back to us when you're ready to get the work done." It's now two years later and I've been back to Advanced Audi three times to take care of my to-do list. My car has been running like a top in their capable hands -- and it hasn't broken my budget. It's been a pleasure to do business with the guys from the first day I met them.Highly recommended, without reservation.

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The owners Randy and Aaron are the best guys ever. They are honest, nice, friendly, reasonable, and knowledgeable. I told them about a weak start up with my car, and they immediately knew what the problem was and how to remedy it. They are open to giving an estimated cost upfront, but would check the potential problem out, to ensure that their solution was the right one, but because Randy's the one who usually picks up the phone, he just knows his stuff. They will never pressure you to getting the service done, but they will always warn you as to what will happen in the future. I trust these guys and they've always make sure to take good care of me and my car!I've saved so much money with these guys, since I stopped going to the dealer for my regular services and any problematic items. They have no attitudes and will have your car done within a few hours.They also have a free shuttle service within SF. Its perfect for drop off and pick ups and in my last visit with them, Aaron (one of the owners) was the shuttle driver! He's such a down to earth guy with funny and interesting stories.I won't go to anyone else for my Audi needs.

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These guys know their stuff! My Jetta TDI was so slow, it was embarrassing going up hills or passing other vehicles. Advanced fixed the problem overnite--now my car is deserving of its "turbo" name. A week later when my car had a scary sound (unrelated to previous problem) they had me bring my car in right away (like an emergency room for cars) and they fixed the problem right on the spot --no charge! Oh yeah--these guys are all so cute! Someone should make a movie starring these car-fixing cuties.

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Audi owner!This is the place to go to if you want anything to do to you car. They are honest and great people who wont overcharge and will diagnos your car for free and get you free washer fluid and coolant as well. yup!I got them all for FREE plus they told me my TT is in perfect condition, just need to do oil change every 3 months so that it will purr like a kitty cat all the time.Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! and yeah, pleaseeeeee dont go to Royal (audi dealership) for service under any circumstances. they gonna screw you up for real. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr! they screwed me up last time. told me gonna put washer fluid but they didnt. told me they could replace my rear light if I just come in, but they couldnt and actually had to make appt to replace my rear light bulb. its just a bulb. whats so hard about changing that? they got all the tools and techniques and all. they should be able to do that in like 10 sec with eyes wide shut.! grrrrrrrrrrrr royally incompetent !

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Gidget has been my best friend since I was 17 years old. She's cute as a button, has been with me through thick and thin and has gotten me out of some truly sticky situations but MAN is she a troublesome, high maintenance, tempermental bitch. I should probably mention that Gidget happens to be a purple 2001 VW New Beetle. When the check engine light came on while I was driving, I thought that Gidget was going to explode and panicked. The trunk latch had already stopped working and this just reaffirmed that the shit was starting to hit the fan. After reading reviews on Yelp, I promptly called up Advanced and Randy picked up within one ring and told me that though he had no appointments for a few weeks, he'd be more than happy to hook the car up to his computer to see if the problem was serious enough the day that I called him. The last time I took my car to a dealer, they told me that in order to investigate and diagnose each problem, they would charge me $135 for each per glitch NOT including the actual fixing of the problems.Randy analyzed Gidget and pinpointed the problem for free and scheduled an appointment as early as he could and turned the engine light off for me so I could drive in relative peace. I brought the car back to them a few weeks later and within a few hours, everything was taken care of for half of what I thought I was going to have to pay. They were so helpful and witty and great to work with and I am so happy that I've finally found a VW repair shop that I can trust.

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Me likey. My passat was acting funny after being in the cold for a few days and not driven. When I cranked my car it shook and the engine malfunction light came on. Anyway, I took the car to Advanced this morning and they were nice enough to provide a diagnostic test at no charge. My car ran fine, but the light was still on and I explained this to them. They said the car should be fine, they cleared the mis-signals and said if it comes back on to bring it in and they will take a more detailed look at it. I know if I had brought the car to the VW dealer, I would have had to leave it all day, not wait the 10 minutes that I did at Advanced and pay a couple hundred bucks. SO, when I need my 80K service, guess where I'm going?!?!!

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