BO Jonsson's Volvo-Saab SVC

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37.5494 -122.308
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650-349-3606

111 E 20th Ave

San Mateo, CA

94403

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My car has almost 300,000 miles on it, and it's time to start looking for a different one. I'm not in a financial position to buy a new one, so I turn to Pat at Bo Jonsson's because I'll ONLY buy a car that he can maintain. Integrity, honesty, fairness, and a range of options for service make this the best shop I've ever encountered.

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My car has almost 300,000 miles on it, and it's time to start looking for a different one. I'm not in a financial position to buy a new one, so I turn to Pat at Bo Jonsson's because I'll ONLY buy a car that he can maintain. Integrity, honesty, fairness, and a range of options for service make this the best shop I've ever encountered.

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I recently suffered a full mechanical breakdown while visiting friends. Rather than have the car towed back to my usual garage facility in SF I took my friends advice and searched for a repair facility on the peninsula. That's how I found myself at Bo Jonsson's and I am absolutely delighted that I did. Pat has proved to be knowledgeable, thorough, caring, considerate, HONEST, and TRUSTWORTHY. Pat has a calming manner. He tells you what you need to know to make an informed decision. He listens to you and helps you. He does not try to sell you things you don't need. Pat is one of very few in his business who's motives and input I have not questioned. I am so happy to have found this garage and plan on having my SAAB serviced here going forward. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND BO JONSSON'S WITHOUT RESERVATION !

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I recently suffered a full mechanical breakdown while visiting friends. Rather than have the car towed back to my usual garage facility in SF I took my friends advice and searched for a repair facility on the peninsula. That's how I found myself at Bo Jonsson's and I am absolutely delighted that I did. Pat has proved to be knowledgeable, thorough, caring, considerate, HONEST, and TRUSTWORTHY. Pat has a calming manner. He tells you what you need to know to make an informed decision. He listens to you and helps you. He does not try to sell you things you don't need. Pat is one of very few in his business who's motives and input I have not questioned. I am so happy to have found this garage and plan on having my SAAB serviced here going forward. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND BO JONSSON'S WITHOUT RESERVATION !

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Padric is by far the most professional auto mechanic when it comes to servicing Volvo's. He gave me a great quote and was very thorough with every step of the repairs needed on my 2002 Volvo. He is honest and when I picked up my car he went through the invoice line by line. If you read his background you will see he has trained at the best schools including Volvo in Helsingborg, Sweden. I would recommend Bo Jonsson's to anyone looking for superb service and very reasonable rates.

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Padric is by far the most professional auto mechanic when it comes to servicing Volvo's. He gave me a great quote and was very thorough with every step of the repairs needed on my 2002 Volvo. He is honest and when I picked up my car he went through the invoice line by line. If you read his background you will see he has trained at the best schools including Volvo in Helsingborg, Sweden. I would recommend Bo Jonsson's to anyone looking for superb service and very reasonable rates.

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This morning (2/12/2007) I witnessed an act of kindness that warmed the heart and validated my belief in the general goodness of folks I come across. Here??s the scenario: Due to a miscalculation (OK, OK. I??ll let you call it for all it??s worth: bullhead stupidity.) on my part while backing up my Saab into my garage, I did so before the garage door had completed its ascent. Thus, I snapped the antenna mast in half. It was either looking at that miserable antenna, which was still able to pull in most AM stations, or getting it fixed to allow me to forget my stupid act. Thus, I came upon Saab-Volvo Bo Jonsson's Independent Service at 111 E.20th Ave in San Mateo, a hitherto pop-son business now run entirely by son Patric after his dad??s demise a couple of years back. He??d quoted me a very reasonable sum of $100 for the job, as the antenna mast cost him $42. All well and dandy.

Pat??s a very congenial Swede who must stand at least 6?? 6? tall, a frightening figure in a strange dark alley but a gentle cheerful giant of a man in his shop. While chatting with him as he began opening the shop this Monday morning, I saw a Chinese woman in her 50??s pull into his driveway in her Volvo. She??d somehow lost a hubcap over the weekend and asked Pat if he could replace it. In the vast recesses of Pat??s well-categorized mind, he recalled he had just the identical hubcap the lady needed, whereupon he searched for it, found it, and replaced it for her on the spot, a transaction that took less than 10 minutes. When the lady asked for her bill, Pat said to forget it. The hubcap??s on the house. ( I just did a perfunctory search on Google, and a good condition hubcap goes for $50. ) I didn??t see any scratches or flaws on the hubcap Pat installed for the lady. It was gratifying to see the surprised look on the lady??s face, as she incredulously asked if he were kidding. Nope. No charge, Pat repeated. The lady drove away radiating gratitude that I could feel from 20?? away.

After the lady drove off, Pat told me the lady had been a regular customer for years, but he??d rarely seen her after her husband died unexpectedly 5-6 years ago. Undoubtedly, she??d fallen on hard times and had to curtail her spending. Pat understood this, as his own father had died similarly 2 years ago, so he knew how devastating a death could do to the family finances. Besides, he said, that hubcap was probably given him by a customer who no longer needed it. Why shouldn??t this lady benefit from that customer??s generosity? And why should he even think of profiting from it? Wow! Could we use this mentality in corporate America!

My friends tell me I??m overly sentimental, tending to gush effusively on encountering a deed such as the one above. I don??t care. Let me reside in the company of all the Pats in the world rather than those who wouldn??t dream of performing an act of kindness when it??s least expected. By the way, my final bill came to $82, well under the original estimate of $100, a sum I would??ve gladly paid to blot out my momentary act of stupidity. ;-)

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This morning (2/12/2007) I witnessed an act of kindness that warmed the heart and validated my belief in the general goodness of folks I come across. Here??s the scenario: Due to a miscalculation (OK, OK. I??ll let you call it for all it??s worth: bullhead stupidity.) on my part while backing up my Saab into my garage, I did so before the garage door had completed its ascent. Thus, I snapped the antenna mast in half. It was either looking at that miserable antenna, which was still able to pull in most AM stations, or getting it fixed to allow me to forget my stupid act. Thus, I came upon Saab-Volvo Bo Jonsson's Independent Service at 111 E.20th Ave in San Mateo, a hitherto pop-son business now run entirely by son Patric after his dad??s demise a couple of years back. He??d quoted me a very reasonable sum of $100 for the job, as the antenna mast cost him $42. All well and dandy.

Pat??s a very congenial Swede who must stand at least 6?? 6? tall, a frightening figure in a strange dark alley but a gentle cheerful giant of a man in his shop. While chatting with him as he began opening the shop this Monday morning, I saw a Chinese woman in her 50??s pull into his driveway in her Volvo. She??d somehow lost a hubcap over the weekend and asked Pat if he could replace it. In the vast recesses of Pat??s well-categorized mind, he recalled he had just the identical hubcap the lady needed, whereupon he searched for it, found it, and replaced it for her on the spot, a transaction that took less than 10 minutes. When the lady asked for her bill, Pat said to forget it. The hubcap??s on the house. ( I just did a perfunctory search on Google, and a good condition hubcap goes for $50. ) I didn??t see any scratches or flaws on the hubcap Pat installed for the lady. It was gratifying to see the surprised look on the lady??s face, as she incredulously asked if he were kidding. Nope. No charge, Pat repeated. The lady drove away radiating gratitude that I could feel from 20?? away.

After the lady drove off, Pat told me the lady had been a regular customer for years, but he??d rarely seen her after her husband died unexpectedly 5-6 years ago. Undoubtedly, she??d fallen on hard times and had to curtail her spending. Pat understood this, as his own father had died similarly 2 years ago, so he knew how devastating a death could do to the family finances. Besides, he said, that hubcap was probably given him by a customer who no longer needed it. Why shouldn??t this lady benefit from that customer??s generosity? And why should he even think of profiting from it? Wow! Could we use this mentality in corporate America!

My friends tell me I??m overly sentimental, tending to gush effusively on encountering a deed such as the one above. I don??t care. Let me reside in the company of all the Pats in the world rather than those who wouldn??t dream of performing an act of kindness when it??s least expected. By the way, my final bill came to $82, well under the original estimate of $100, a sum I would??ve gladly paid to blot out my momentary act of stupidity. ;-)

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When I moved to this area, the Saab mechanic I used previously recommended him. I had a brake job done and they came in under there estimate -- I paid $450 or so. And I had 5000 mile service done as well which was $170 ore less (off the
top of my head). I though this was a bit expensive
but...they are honest and pointed out minor problems to keep on top of but that did not need to be fixed right then and there. Being a woman I felt good about them.

I also really liked that I could drop my car off the night before (after hours) and pick up the car the next day, also after hours given my hectic schedule.

PROS: Honest, fair service; over night drop off/pick up
CONS:

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When I moved to this area, the Saab mechanic I used previously recommended him. I had a brake job done and they came in under there estimate -- I paid $450 or so. And I had 5000 mile service done as well which was $170 ore less (off the
top of my head). I though this was a bit expensive
but...they are honest and pointed out minor problems to keep on top of but that did not need to be fixed right then and there. Being a woman I felt good about them.

I also really liked that I could drop my car off the night before (after hours) and pick up the car the next day, also after hours given my hectic schedule.

PROS: Honest, fair service; over night drop off/pick up
CONS:

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