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These guys are the Cadillac of Mini Cooper repair!I came in about two weeks ago because I kept having to refill the radiator (about 3 times a week) so I figured I'd take it to two shops, get an estimate, then go with whichever made sense. However, I got two wildly different estimates as each shop believed it to be two very different problems. So, I figured I needed a third estimate.I heard through a buddy that Advanced was doing Mini's now, so I took it there. They figured that the problem was a cracked water pump and even showed me why they thought that's what it was. He was so sure of it that he told me that, "If that's not the problem, then it's on me." I picked up my Mini the next day and I haven't refilled the radiator since! These guys obviously know their stuff and now have me as a customer forever. I plan to even do regular maintenance there. I love my Mini and it's great to have a spot I know I can rely on now. Thanks guys!

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

Okay, I hope this updates my previous review. If not, that is okay since I am sticking with a 5 star performance. Last time I wrote about my satisfaction with their work with my Audi (2001 A6 & 2004 A4 avant) and now... low and behold they have just started to work on Mini Coopers.So far I have just used them for a service, but will most certainly use them for repairs too (based on my past Audi history with them). They were quick and more cost effective than the dealer.Keep up the good work and I like the new look at the shop.J.

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I have been singing the praises of the Advanced Autowerks team for the last week, since they serviced my 2002 Cabrio. I had always gone to the dealership prior, but their location isn't in the city, and I was looking a local option.I was delighted with their straightforward approach as to what needed to be done, and what was less necessary, with clear explanations as to why. They treated me with respect and listened to me. I agree and second everything Fredrick, Ryan, and Jane wrote, and in short, if you have a VW or Audi, do yourself a favor and go see these guys. They're wonderful.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

These guys are really great. I have been here (sadly) numerous times and: 1) they have never pressured me into getting additional work done that I didn't need right that second by scaring me into having it done (ahem...Stevens Creek Audi, I am looking at you); 2) they sent me to the dealership when they knew something my car needed was covered by the manufacturer, even though I was at the shop and ready to get the work done there; and 3) they charge approximately half of what the dealership charges, but they still know their s**t about these cars. As a girl who gets slightly hysterical over car problems but knows very little about cars, I am ever so appreciative.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

these guys are awesome. knows their stuff and able/willing to explain things to you. they even provide complementary muni token or free cab ride.

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My new favorite mechanic -- I've had pretty good luck from dealer service, but now that I've exhausted Audi Care and am paying out of pocket, I tried this independent shop, and am really impressed.I knew I needed brakes, and they did a brake replacement in a few hours. They also found a couple minor issues which were going to become major, and resolved them before I got stuck on the road somewhere.It's a fairly convenient location now that the T runs down third street; they'll even give you change for the trip (both ways) from a huge jar of dollar coins, or will take you to caltrain.I'll definitely be using this shop for all my Audi service needs in the future.

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I just had to do this because these guys are fantastic!Being a girl you always get taken for a ride when it comes to auto repair and I've become extremely cautious when I take my car anywhere so I trusted my instincts to use the many reviews for this place and I am very pleased with the outcome.I needed a 55,000 check-up for my car and called around finding out this place was almost half the price of the dealership quote and said "yes". I dropped off my car, they called me when it was ready and then I mentioned a funny noise and asked them to check it out and they did. When I came to pick up my car they said they couldn't find the noise and Randy even drove around with me so that I could point it out, but it didn't happen. Oh well, so Randy said when it starts acting up again, bring it by and we'll be happy to check it out. As I was paying the bill they mentioned that they replaced the burnt out tail lights (I didn't tell them about it either) and even ordered a missing piece for the tail light that the previous shop neglected to replace when they removed the lens, WOW!!! Who ever heard of that, even better, there was no charge! I couldn't believe it, I wanted to tip them but I'm not sure you're suppose to do that so maybe I'll bake some cookies and send them to the guys, both Randy and Bret were so helpful.I left their business wanting to put fliers up all over town praising them but writing this is probably just as good. If you need a good mechanic, try these guys, I can't wait see them for my next cars check up.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

These guys are the best car guys I have ever gone to. I am not an easy customer. I think I know something about cars, but I really know only enough to be dangerous. Randy, Brett and Jason humor me and then find the real problem and fix it. They are always up front about costs and options and stand by their work. I could not recommend them more highly.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

There are many things that make me a dude. I prefer bourbon straight, I like loud music and I can do about 15 pull-ups in one go. Often, I'm doing all of these things at once.But when it comes to cars, I'm as clueless as Tim Curry in the library with a candlestick. The only way I'll know if a job is done well is if the car continues to run as it should after being checked. For this reason, I go exclusively to Advanced Autowerks for all my Passat repair needs. The prices are reasonable and, most importantly, I really trust these guys. They are friendly, responsive, smart and professional.If you've got an Audi or a Volkswagen, go to Advanced Autowerks. If you've got moonshine, Hendrix and monkey bars, you come see me.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

I found this place after seeing all the bad reviews about Royal where I bought my car and initially went there for a service that was covered my by warranty and they were kind enough to let me know they would give me great service without a million dollar charge when my warranty expired. Highly recommend!

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