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My transmission is starting to go...well I think it has been 'going' since I bought the car 5 years ago, but I'm starting to notice it more now at 90,000 miles. I called the guys at VW-Advanced Audi and explained the situation to them. I also mentioned that a few months ago I had my transmission serviced/flushed at Royal Motors. Randy told me straight up that he wouldn't have touched my transmission over 50,000 miles just for a service. He said that VW transmissions are crappy and that messing with the transmission for a service can make it even worse...which is probably what happened in my case. Royal Motors gets the $400 for the service and then gets to see me in a few months when I need a new transmission for $3,800. So I brought my car in to Randy to have it looked at. At the end of the day he honestly told me that my transmission was 'misbehaving' but not failing. He told me not to waste my money on the repair that would cost more than my car is worth. I was very happy since I am pretty sure that I would have been told that I absolutely NEEDED a new transmission elsewhere. Now I don't have to hunt for a new car, because this one might last me for longer than I thought. Thanks, VW-Advanced for the FREE assessment.

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Fantastic place - got me out of a jam for much less than I expected. Over the weekend, I hop in the car, drive 3 blocks, and my car's engine starts going nuts. The tachymeter (i think that's the dial that tells you the RPM), drops to like 500, and won't go above 1,000, even though my foot is on the gas. Damn.Unfortunately I live at the top of a big hill in Pacific Heights. To drive to the top, you generally have to downshift to 3rd (or lower) and rev above 3,000 RPM. So I was screwed. I tried going uphill, but the engine sputtered out. I had to swallow my pride, put it in neutral, and roll BACKWARD into a parking spot.I looked up Advanced on Yelp and was sold by the great reviews.So how do you get a car to Potrero if you can't rev above 1,000 RPM? Answer - very carefully. I got it moving, and coasted down the hill, and drove across town at like 15mph, running stop signs the whole way. I left it with Advanced, and braced myself for the worst. But they hooked it up to the computer, found the problem fast, and fixed it quickly and inexpensively. The whole experience was too good to be true. I can't remember the last time I heard a mechanic say "Take the care back now - I don't want to do extra work if I'm not exactly sure if there's a problem." The honesty and competence is a refreshing change of pace...

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I'll echo the previous reviews. No-nonsense, easygoing, honest, fast, personal. All these words apply to the service here. They offer a shuttle that will drop you off in the morning and come pick you up in the afternoon when your car is ready. How cool is that? The dealer ain't got nothin on these guys.

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holy shit - dont ever change guys ;-)What a good eperience with a mechanic.I'lll keep it brief but to the point.1. 40,000 mile service - $200 less than Royal motors2. Didn't try to upsell me or BS me about anything uneccsarily wrong with my car.3. 4 new W rated low profile tires for my GTI at half the cost of tires offered by COSTCO....did ya hear me? HALF !!!(this deserves further explanantion - at the dealer these tires are $250+ at Costco best price is still $200 - Randy found me 4 new Aero 550N W rated tires INSTALLED for $100 each. 4. My bill ended up EXACTLY as estimated. 5. They picked me up from work to go get my car when it was ready.For SF Audi or VW there is no better choice.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

These guys know their stuff. I got a good deal getting a bunch of work done on my Audi, including an APR chip. I will definitely continue to have my car serviced here.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

These guys are great. Professional, courteous, and straight arrow. In other words, they only fix the stuff that really needs to be fixed. My VW seems to have some kind of problem every couple months, and Advanced has probably saved me hundreds compared to the dealer, plus they're super convenient with their courtesy shuttle service. The only downside is that they're so popular, the waiting time for an appointment for major service can be longer than a week. However, for minor things (like my power windows which recently died) they may be able to accommodate you the same day. I wish every repair shop was this cool.

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these guys are so nice. i've had to swing by to like, have a headlight switched out on my way out of town--er, no, last one was my brakes fixed on my way to tahoe. no problem. had it next day. prices way better than Royal Motors. Love 'em.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

I have to admit, when they said they were located in Portrero, I was thinking somewhere by Portrero Ave. and 16th. Definitely wasn't prepared to trek out there. My appointment was at 8am, and I was a bit late. But they were great, and repaired my car in about 15 minutes and sent me on my way. I still made it into the office before 9am. I really appreciate how friendly they were, and how quickly they made the repair. Thanks to those guys for taking my last minute appointment, and getting me to work on time. I will definitely be back there again.

5 Advanced Autowerks - Mission

They rule. The End. I drive a '91 VW Cabriolet. Needless to say although she is beautiful, she seems to love going in to the shop. Lucky Rand and Aaron have a special place in their hearts for her...The only problem is that the shop is getting so popular that it always takes a week to get my car in to get serviced!Have never been more happy with my mechanic. I will only be sad when Rand finishes his Firefighting certification and leaves to go save lives...

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