Ae German Car Svc

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Serving Santa Monica since 1973!
  • 2633 Santa Monica Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90404

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  • 310-828-8700

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Mon 8:00-18:00, Tue 8:00-18:00, Wed 8:00-18:00, Thu 8:00-18:00, Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat 8:00-14:00, Sun closed
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Got my 100k Service done here. Their prices are fair and they do it in a timely manner. Hopefully I dont, but I definitely will be back for my next service/problem

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Got my 100k Service done here. Their prices are fair and they do it in a timely manner. Hopefully I dont, but I definitely will be back for my next service/problem

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Came in to get new muffler mounts for my Audi because it was making this horrible rattling noise, was told by the owner of AE German that I needed a new muffler and that it would cost $500. I didn't believe them so I had Pep Boys check it

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Came in to get new muffler mounts for my Audi because it was making this horrible rattling noise, was told by the owner of AE German that I needed a new muffler and that it would cost $500. I didn't believe them so I had Pep Boys check it

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When it comes to German made cars, these guys really know what they're doing. I trust their judgement and work. Great company.

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When it comes to German made cars, these guys really know what they're doing. I trust their judgement and work. Great company.

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When it comes to German made cars, these guys really know what they're doing. I trust their judgement and work. Great company.

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When it comes to German made cars, these guys really know what they're doing. I trust their judgement and work. Great company.

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I have been coming to this shop for about 7 years now, and they have never let me down. I don't know why it's taken me so long to write a review about them. People have to know about their amazing work and great prices! This is definitely the shop to go to for maintenance or repairs on any German car.

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I have been coming to this shop for about 7 years now, and they have never let me down. I don't know why it's taken me so long to write a review about them. People have to know about their amazing work and great prices! This is definitely the shop to go to for maintenance or repairs on any German car.

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I have been coming to this shop for about 7 years now, and they have never let me down. I don't know why it's taken me so long to write a review about them. People have to know about their amazing work and great prices! This is

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I have been coming to this shop for about 7 years now, and they have never let me down. I don't know why it's taken me so long to write a review about them. People have to know about their amazing work and great prices! This is

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Really great guys that work here. I get my car in and out in a hurry and never have to come back for faulty repairs.

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Really great guys that work here. I get my car in and out in a hurry and never have to come back for faulty repairs.

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Really great guys that work here. I get my car in and out in a hurry and never have to come back for faulty repairs.

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Really great guys that work here. I get my car in and out in a hurry and never have to come back for faulty repairs.

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Best place to bring your German car for repairs! They won't over charge or "over repair" what doesn't need fixing.

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Best place to bring your German car for repairs! They won't over charge or "over repair" what doesn't need fixing.

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Best place to bring your German car for repairs! They won't over charge or "over repair" what doesn't need fixing.

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Best place to bring your German car for repairs! They won't over charge or "over repair" what doesn't need fixing.

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As far as high end cars go, they do the best service. I don't drive my old Porsche around as much since I got my new car, but when she needs work done, I only come here.

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As far as high end cars go, they do the best service. I don't drive my old Porsche around as much since I got my new car, but when she needs work done, I only come here.

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As far as high end cars go, they do the best service. I don't drive my old Porsche around as much since I got my new car, but when she needs work done, I only come here.

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As far as high end cars go, they do the best service. I don't drive my old Porsche around as much since I got my new car, but when she needs work done, I only come here.

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I came here to replace my brakes, and the service was just magnificent! These guys were very quick and professional. I was very impressed with their work. I will definitely be coming back.

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I came here to replace my brakes, and the service was just magnificent! These guys were very quick and professional. I was very impressed with their work. I will definitely be coming back.

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I came here to replace my brakes, and the service was just magnificent! These guys were very quick and professional. I was very impressed with their work. I will definitely be coming back.

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I came here to replace my brakes, and the service was just magnificent! These guys were very quick and professional. I was very impressed with their work. I will definitely be coming back.

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I am happy to have more money than expected left in my bank account. I will go back to these guys. They don't mess around and will give you great service.

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I am happy to have more money than expected left in my bank account. I will go back to these guys. They don't mess around and will give you great service.

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I am happy to have more money than expected left in my bank account. I will go back to these guys. They don't mess around and will give you great service.

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I am happy to have more money than expected left in my bank account. I will go back to these guys. They don't mess around and will give you great service.

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These guys are the real deal. Honest, high quality repairs. Takes the time to explain things. Took incredible care of my garbage heap 1993 Buick Skylark. He was totally professional even though my car was a joke. Other shops gave me ridiculous estimates and tried to get me to pay for tons of repairs I didn't need. They charge a fair price and is extremely helpful.

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These guys are the real deal. Honest, high quality repairs. Takes the time to explain things. Took incredible care of my garbage heap 1993 Buick Skylark. He was totally professional even though my car was a joke. Other shops gave me ridiculous estimates and tried to get me to pay for tons of repairs I didn't need. They charge a fair price and is extremely helpful.

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These guys are the real deal. Honest, high quality repairs. Takes the time to explain things. Took incredible care of my garbage heap 1993 Buick Skylark. He was totally professional even though my car was a joke. Other shops gave me

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These guys are the real deal. Honest, high quality repairs. Takes the time to explain things. Took incredible care of my garbage heap 1993 Buick Skylark. He was totally professional even though my car was a joke. Other shops gave me

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I have taken my 1985 380 SL to them 3 times now. I have never been more satisfied with the work or the price as with these guys. I highly recommend anyone with a German automobile to bring it to AE. These guys are great!

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I have taken my 1985 380 SL to them 3 times now. I have never been more satisfied with the work or the price as with these guys. I highly recommend anyone with a German automobile to bring it to AE. These guys are great!

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I went back into AE German last week, It has been my 1st stop for car service for years, I have never had to come back twice for the same problems like in other shops and the price is great! I recommend it to everyone!

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I went back into AE German last week, It has been my 1st stop for car service for years, I have never had to come back twice for the same problems like in other shops and the price is great! I recommend it to everyone!

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I have taken my 1985 380 SL to them 3 times now. I have never been more satisfied with the work or the price as with these guys. I highly recommend anyone with a German automobile to bring it to AE. These guys are great!

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I have taken my 1985 380 SL to them 3 times now. I have never been more satisfied with the work or the price as with these guys. I highly recommend anyone with a German automobile to bring it to AE. These guys are great!

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They have friendly customer service. They were helpful and informational. It's hard to find a place that understands your car like they do. Thank you guys.

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They have friendly customer service. They were helpful and informational. It's hard to find a place that understands your car like they do. Thank you guys.

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They have friendly customer service. They were helpful and informational. It's hard to find a place that understands your car like they do. Thank you guys.

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They have friendly customer service. They were helpful and informational. It's hard to find a place that understands your car like they do. Thank you guys.

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AE German Car Service have given me many reasons to come back. They consistently come through with great service and great prices! If something goes wrong with my car, I can bring it in, with a moments notice. They know what they're doing and have fun doing it. Their service is outstanding and they are kind and professional in their demeanor.

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AE German Car Service have given me many reasons to come back. They consistently come through with great service and great prices! If something goes wrong with my car, I can bring it in, with a moments notice. They know what they're doing and have fun doing it. Their service is outstanding and they are kind and professional in their demeanor.

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AE German Car Service have given me many reasons to come back. They consistently come through with great service and great prices! If something goes wrong with my car, I can bring it in, with a moments notice. They know what they're

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AE German Car Service have given me many reasons to come back. They consistently come through with great service and great prices! If something goes wrong with my car, I can bring it in, with a moments notice. They know what they're

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My BMW 545i had a low coolant light came on. I had called Santa Monica BMW and they said they were going to charge me for coolant and to put it in. Plus they needed me to make an appointment. But here at AE German, they let me bring the car in right away even though they were busy, filled the coolant for my car, filled my windshield wiper fluid had me out of there in 10 mins. I asked them how much and they said that it was free. I have been here before and the service was great as well. I highly recommend it.

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My BMW 545i had a low coolant light came on. I had called Santa Monica BMW and they said they were going to charge me for coolant and to put it in. Plus they needed me to make an appointment. But here at AE German, they let me bring the car in right away even though they were busy, filled the coolant for my car, filled my windshield wiper fluid had me out of there in 10 mins. I asked them how much and they said that it was free. I have been here before and the service was great as well. I highly recommend it.

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Thanks again! AE German has exceeded my expectations. They tell me what is necessary repair and don't try to sell me on other services that I don't need. I know I can rely on them to take very good care of my car at a reasonable rate.

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Thanks again! AE German has exceeded my expectations. They tell me what is necessary repair and don't try to sell me on other services that I don't need. I know I can rely on them to take very good care of my car at a reasonable rate.

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My BMW 545i had a low coolant light came on. I had called Santa Monica BMW and they said they were going to charge me for coolant and to put it in. Plus they needed me to make an appointment. But here at AE German, they let me bring the

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My BMW 545i had a low coolant light came on. I had called Santa Monica BMW and they said they were going to charge me for coolant and to put it in. Plus they needed me to make an appointment. But here at AE German, they let me bring the

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Thanks again! AE German has exceeded my expectations. They tell me what is necessary repair and don't try to sell me on other services that I don't need. I know I can rely on them to take very good care of my car at a reasonable rate.

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Thanks again! AE German has exceeded my expectations. They tell me what is necessary repair and don't try to sell me on other services that I don't need. I know I can rely on them to take very good care of my car at a reasonable rate.

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Best service I have ever had! .

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Best service I have ever had! .

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Best service I have ever had!

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Best service I have ever had!

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AE German has looked after my car for over 7 years. I have always been very satisfied. The staff are always kind and accommodating. Especially Dusan, the manager. The work is exemplary. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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AE German has looked after my car for over 7 years. I have always been very satisfied. The staff are always kind and accommodating. Especially Dusan, the manager. The work is exemplary. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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AE German has looked after my car for over 7 years. I have always been very satisfied. The staff are always kind and accommodating. Especially Dusan, the manager. The work is exemplary. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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AE German has looked after my car for over 7 years. I have always been very satisfied. The staff are always kind and accommodating. Especially Dusan, the manager. The work is exemplary. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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These guys took care of my car, and gave me the best price I could find. And they were pretty quick about it too. So far so good.

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These guys took care of my car, and gave me the best price I could find. And they were pretty quick about it too. So far so good.

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These guys took care of my car, and gave me the best price I could find. And they were pretty quick about it too. So far so good.

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These guys took care of my car, and gave me the best price I could find. And they were pretty quick about it too. So far so good.

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I take my car here all the time and I really like that every time I have an issue, it gets fixed quickly, and the problem never returns. They are the absolute best!

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I take my car here all the time and I really like that every time I have an issue, it gets fixed quickly, and the problem never returns. They are the absolute best!

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I went to the shop today because my 545i had a low coolant light come on. I had called Santa Monica BMW and they said they were going to charge me for coolant and to put it in. Plus they needed me to make an appointment. AE German had me

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I went to the shop today because my 545i had a low coolant light come on. I had called Santa Monica BMW and they said they were going to charge me for coolant and to put it in. Plus they needed me to make an appointment. AE German had me

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These guys are totally not friendly and they actually charged MORE than the dealer for the exact same service. I would not recommend them.

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These guys are totally not friendly and they actually charged MORE than the dealer for the exact same service. I would not recommend them.

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Until now, I've never ever written a business review. However, given my recent experience with AE German Car Service, I am compelled to tell other German vehicle owners about the exceptional quality of service and repair they can expect

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Until now, I've never ever written a business review. However, given my recent experience with AE German Car Service, I am compelled to tell other German vehicle owners about the exceptional quality of service and repair they can expect

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We've been bringing our cars here for years: first a 90 VW Passat, then a 95 Chevy Blazer, and now my 78 VW transporter bus. I've always been happy with the performance of their repairs, their up-front attitude, and their willingness to tell me when I don't need something until later. Lusaw stands behind his shop's work (when I needed points cleaned, and said, "But you guys did that just last month," he didn't charge me for the work. And when he says "She drives like a dream," she does indeed drive like a dream.

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We've been bringing our cars here for years: first a 90 VW Passat, then a 95 Chevy Blazer, and now my 78 VW transporter bus. I've always been happy with the performance of their repairs, their up-front attitude, and their willingness to tell me when I don't need something until later. Lusaw stands behind his shop's work (when I needed points cleaned, and said, "But you guys did that just last month," he didn't charge me for the work. And when he says "She drives like a dream," she does indeed drive like a dream.

Pros: fast reliable service

Cons: car repair is never fun

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I normally dont write reviews. In fact, this is the 1st time i have ever spent time doing something like this, but my experience with this place was so miserable i refuse to keep quiet. These people need to learn how to conduct business and need to learn about CUSTOMER SERVICE. The gentleman who manages this place(Doucha or Douchan---- should be Douchebag!) seems sweet at first because he smiles and speaks kindly -- DO NOT BE FOOLED! This is all an act. He told me my car was ready after i approved an $1100 repair and told me to come pick it up...i drove from studio city about 6 hours later to find my car still in the garage being worked on. He told me that he hadnt finished and that he wasnt sure what the problem was....i asked why he had called and told me it was repaired and WHY he didnt call me to tell me this before i sat in traffic for an hour and a half! He had no excuse.....so then i called the next day and he still didnt know what was wrong.....so again i called the following day....still problem not solved. Not once while my car was there did he call me to give me an update on what was going on.....when i finally did hear from him, he called to tell me that my power steering light was on and that is was going to cost am additional $1300 to fix the car!!! At this point i couldnt take it anymore...i told him that the power steering light wasnt on when i took the car there, which is 100% true and he is now claiming it was! To make matters worse when i went to pick up the car he tried to overcharge me for the work they had done! This guy is a liar and he is a crook. I am so disgusted by their actions. The owner seems like a nice guy, but his manager and the overall service is lousy!! BEWARE!! I will NEVER let these guys work on my car again.

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I normally dont write reviews. In fact, this is the 1st time i have ever spent time doing something like this, but my experience with this place was so miserable i refuse to keep quiet. These people need to learn how to conduct business and need to learn about CUSTOMER SERVICE. The gentleman who manages this place(Doucha or Douchan---- should be Douchebag!) seems sweet at first because he smiles and speaks kindly -- DO NOT BE FOOLED! This is all an act. He told me my car was ready after i approved an $1100 repair and told me to come pick it up...i drove from studio city about 6 hours later to find my car still in the garage being worked on. He told me that he hadnt finished and that he wasnt sure what the problem was....i asked why he had called and told me it was repaired and WHY he didnt call me to tell me this before i sat in traffic for an hour and a half! He had no excuse.....so then i called the next day and he still didnt know what was wrong.....so again i called the following day....still problem not solved. Not once while my car was there did he call me to give me an update on what was going on.....when i finally did hear from him, he called to tell me that my power steering light was on and that is was going to cost am additional $1300 to fix the car!!! At this point i couldnt take it anymore...i told him that the power steering light wasnt on when i took the car there, which is 100% true and he is now claiming it was! To make matters worse when i went to pick up the car he tried to overcharge me for the work they had done! This guy is a liar and he is a crook. I am so disgusted by their actions. The owner seems like a nice guy, but his manager and the overall service is lousy!! BEWARE!! I will NEVER let these guys work on my car again.

Pros: nothing

Cons: LIARS!!!!

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This is one of the few places where I can take my 1973 Porsche and feel confident that they not only know what they are doing, but also will not rip me off. They did such a good job that I started getting the maintenance on my late model Jetta done here as well. From classic to latest technology, they get the job done, and done well.

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This is one of the few places where I can take my 1973 Porsche and feel confident that they not only know what they are doing, but also will not rip me off. They did such a good job that I started getting the maintenance on my late model Jetta done here as well. From classic to latest technology, they get the job done, and done well.

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I was looking for a new shop & found my old shop AE German on city search and wanted to let my Nightmare at AE be known to ALL!! A few years ago I dropped my Porsche Boxter off for a few weeks for repairs & some body work as my family was going to be joining me in Europe for my business trip. A week in a half into the trip I get a call from the manager informing me of the inpoundment of my car and if I could send some needed documets to have it released. I was very upset to say to least and was unable to take time away from my business or family to provide such documentation and was going to have to free my Boxter upon my return to the states. The whole thing was a hassle to say to least and that is why I never have or will return to AE. The work was not completed a trip to the SM police dept & tow yard was not the best welcome home I have had. SM Police informed me that my car was parked on the street for several days and that is what cause it to be towed.

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I was looking for a new shop & found my old shop AE German on city search and wanted to let my Nightmare at AE be known to ALL!! A few years ago I dropped my Porsche Boxter off for a few weeks for repairs & some body work as my family was going to be joining me in Europe for my business trip. A week in a half into the trip I get a call from the manager informing me of the inpoundment of my car and if I could send some needed documets to have it released. I was very upset to say to least and was unable to take time away from my business or family to provide such documentation and was going to have to free my Boxter upon my return to the states. The whole thing was a hassle to say to least and that is why I never have or will return to AE. The work was not completed a trip to the SM police dept & tow yard was not the best welcome home I have had. SM Police informed me that my car was parked on the street for several days and that is what cause it to be towed.

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Cons: Work not the best, car was towed from the street

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On a friends recommendation I took my recently acquired '87 MB 560sl in for what I was told a $$$$ fuel injection problem. After discussing the symptoms with Eric & Jerry, they asked if i needed a ride home and would let me know the outcome the next day. They called to inform me that there were no problems other that it needed a a minor tune up. They also went over the whole car. Breaks, belts, hoses, engine compression, electrical, suspension, transmission & differential. All with a clean bill of health. Topped off all the fluids too. The car performs like brand new! I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from the guys at AE German Auto Service. 5 stars is not enough for my MB new Rx. Thanks again!

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On a friends recommendation I took my recently acquired '87 MB 560sl in for what I was told a $$$$ fuel injection problem. After discussing the symptoms with Eric & Jerry, they asked if i needed a ride home and would let me know the outcome the next day. They called to inform me that there were no problems other that it needed a a minor tune up. They also went over the whole car. Breaks, belts, hoses, engine compression, electrical, suspension, transmission & differential. All with a clean bill of health. Topped off all the fluids too. The car performs like brand new! I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from the guys at AE German Auto Service. 5 stars is not enough for my MB new Rx. Thanks again!

Pros: Honest diagnostics, Friendly Staff, No BS

Cons: None

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They could have said that my problem was worse than it was. But, they were honest and helpful. They didn't try and gouge me for more money which is appreciated in these trying times. If you are thinking of using them, I would highly recommend them. I have a Mercedes Benz which can be expensive at the dealer, Here they tried to keep the costs down for me, which i really appreciated. Thanks, Dusaw.

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They could have said that my problem was worse than it was. But, they were honest and helpful. They didn't try and gouge me for more money which is appreciated in these trying times. If you are thinking of using them, I would highly recommend them. I have a Mercedes Benz which can be expensive at the dealer, Here they tried to keep the costs down for me, which i really appreciated. Thanks, Dusaw.

Pros: They were honest and would work with you.

Cons: The button I had put in was a little of kilter

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Have a BMW and it had all the signs of a dead alternator. I had never brought my car in to AE German Car Service before and someone recommended them. I called in advance and got a very fair quote for a Bosch alternator repair. Brought my car in and met Dusan. He was extremely nice and said I could get the car back the same day and it was already 1:30PM. The car was repaired by 6PM. It's a month later and the car has been fine. I would definitely go back.

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Have a BMW and it had all the signs of a dead alternator. I had never brought my car in to AE German Car Service before and someone recommended them. I called in advance and got a very fair quote for a Bosch alternator repair. Brought my car in and met Dusan. He was extremely nice and said I could get the car back the same day and it was already 1:30PM. The car was repaired by 6PM. It's a month later and the car has been fine. I would definitely go back.

Pros: Repair was done well, done on time and the agreed on price

Cons: Seats had some smudge marks that came off easily

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I had used AE German for several "major" repairs for an older bmw for about the past 10 years. They came to my rescue when my clutch went out on a trip to Cambria and after it was towed to their shop was fixed promptly and for a reasonable price. Not sure but I believe some of their better mechanics have left and those that are there are not as "up to speed" on trouble shooting. Lately, I've spent too much time there than is worth it.

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I had used AE German for several "major" repairs for an older bmw for about the past 10 years. They came to my rescue when my clutch went out on a trip to Cambria and after it was towed to their shop was fixed promptly and for a reasonable price. Not sure but I believe some of their better mechanics have left and those that are there are not as "up to speed" on trouble shooting. Lately, I've spent too much time there than is worth it.

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I've been coming to see AE & the crew for years. As a woman on her own without having to rely on good ole' dad for auto guidance, I've found solace in AE to take care of what I need - and only - what I need with confidence.

This shop offers me sound advice, knowledge and experience with German vehicles and parts. I'm always amazed at how efficient and fast they turn my problems around. Car repair can be stressful and is always an unwelcome disruption but these guys get that and strive to make a smart solution at the lowest cost possible. They recognize that cost saving alternatives will please their customers as their primary goal seems to be to satisfy and maintain a long standing customer base. I guess this is why they've been a Santa Monica "institution" all these years...

I have an older BMW that has kept her stamina and has lasted me many years under AE's care and maintence. Considering all the LA mechanics and shops I've dealt with in the past - AE German is truly the very, very BEST!!!!

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I've been coming to see AE & the crew for years. As a woman on her own without having to rely on good ole' dad for auto guidance, I've found solace in AE to take care of what I need - and only - what I need with confidence.

This shop offers me sound advice, knowledge and experience with German vehicles and parts. I'm always amazed at how efficient and fast they turn my problems around. Car repair can be stressful and is always an unwelcome disruption but these guys get that and strive to make a smart solution at the lowest cost possible. They recognize that cost saving alternatives will please their customers as their primary goal seems to be to satisfy and maintain a long standing customer base. I guess this is why they've been a Santa Monica "institution" all these years...

I have an older BMW that has kept her stamina and has lasted me many years under AE's care and maintence. Considering all the LA mechanics and shops I've dealt with in the past - AE German is truly the very, very BEST!!!!

Pros: Reliable, expert German care, trustworthy & friendly

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in reading the previous reviews I thought I'd find a trust worthy place. I disagree strongly. I've had my jetta for over 17 years, so I know my vehicle. I'm new to the area and hadn't found a mechanic. I did, but it's not here! I was having issues with my gear shifting. They said it was the bushels and needed new ones. INnanycase the problem is better but still problematic, so I'm thinking NEW bushels weren't even done. The mechanic with the german accent told me that the water pump needed to be replaced and I agreed. Even then he seem and behaved shady like. The water pump hadn't been replaced in 4 years so I agreed. HOwever another mechanics, 2 months later doesn't think the water pump is new. The german mechanic also said I was leaking oil really badly. However 2 months later I have yet to see a drop of oil. Whichi lead me to believe they're really good at tricking people who don't know cars. They do simply things to seem credible but trick you into bigger things that are unecessary, yet we don't even know if they do a thing. If you hadn't an issue to begin with, then how will you know if something was fixed. I don't trust them. KNow your car and get a second opinion. They've been around a while, but doesn't mean they are completely honest!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

in reading the previous reviews I thought I'd find a trust worthy place. I disagree strongly. I've had my jetta for over 17 years, so I know my vehicle. I'm new to the area and hadn't found a mechanic. I did, but it's not here! I was having issues with my gear shifting. They said it was the bushels and needed new ones. INnanycase the problem is better but still problematic, so I'm thinking NEW bushels weren't even done. The mechanic with the german accent told me that the water pump needed to be replaced and I agreed. Even then he seem and behaved shady like. The water pump hadn't been replaced in 4 years so I agreed. HOwever another mechanics, 2 months later doesn't think the water pump is new. The german mechanic also said I was leaking oil really badly. However 2 months later I have yet to see a drop of oil. Whichi lead me to believe they're really good at tricking people who don't know cars. They do simply things to seem credible but trick you into bigger things that are unecessary, yet we don't even know if they do a thing. If you hadn't an issue to begin with, then how will you know if something was fixed. I don't trust them. KNow your car and get a second opinion. They've been around a while, but doesn't mean they are completely honest!!!

Pros: it's not the dealer, been around a while

Cons: they don't have the latest technology for newer cars, a lot vehicle sitting probably cause the owners were tricked into things they can't afford

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The team is very friendly, competent and professional. They truly set the bar on service standards. My BMW 328 ci wouldn't start (turned out to be nothing more than the battery). I had it towed to AE German Car service - going only on the previous two reviews, a testimony that the rating system actually works. They diagnosed and fixed the problem while I waited and tested the charging system/alternator. I drove off 30 minutes later and only spent $120 total (comparable to my towing cost). I highly recommend their service if you own a german manufactured car.

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★★★★★

The team is very friendly, competent and professional. They truly set the bar on service standards. My BMW 328 ci wouldn't start (turned out to be nothing more than the battery). I had it towed to AE German Car service - going only on the previous two reviews, a testimony that the rating system actually works. They diagnosed and fixed the problem while I waited and tested the charging system/alternator. I drove off 30 minutes later and only spent $120 total (comparable to my towing cost). I highly recommend their service if you own a german manufactured car.

Pros: Professional, honest, fast, competitvely priced services

Cons: Parking is a little tight

More about Ae German Car Svc

AE German Car Service is a full-service auto repair and preventive maintenance center. We have been performing our high quality and guaranteed auto repairs in the Santa Monica area since 1973. We are conveniently located for your service and maintenance needs and we are qualified to repair and service German and other European imported vehicles.

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