Dana Point Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
5

I don't exactly remember how it was that I came to use Dana Point Foreign Car Service, but I can tell you I've never regretted meeting Tom Volkmann and his friendly and super knowledgable staff. For the past half a dozen years, Tom has taken care of my family's cars which have included my Mercedes, Porsche and my wife's Lexus, as if they were his own cars. Tom is one of the most honest individuals I've met in 40 years of business and certainly, in the car business. Not only is his staff friendly and accommodating, but they are extremely knowledgable about every car they service. I'm often amazed when I bring in one of my cars for what I think is going to be an expensive repair only to find that it's something minor and at times, it's fixed for free. I would never take my car to any other repair or service facility, in fact, on a scale from 1 to 10, Dana Point Foreign Car Service is a solid 100!

3

This place may be great for someone who has an expensive foreign car and wants the best parts and service for their car. However, this is not me. I have an old Honda Civic that I don't really care about. It gets me where I want to go and that's about it. When I have to get service, I'd just rather it be the cheapest possible. This place isn't for me, but maybe it is for you if you love your car. I may be back one day when I have afford a nice, expensive car that I love.

5

Won't Cheat You My husband uses this garage for his old MG, which isn't easy to get parts for. They have always been very above board, fixed his problems and were honest when they didn't think they were the right place or he could buy a part elsewhere cheaper. I really respect them.

5

I recently went to this shop because the lease is terminating on my 05 c230 and I really am not intrested in keeping it. They did my 52,000 mile check up and put my original grill back on my car. Not only were they courtious and friendly with but they were professional, priced great and a pleasure to work with !! If I happen to ever get a mercredes benz again I know that Dana Point Foreign Car will be my place !! Tom is the best !!!

5

As I pulled out of the parking lot of the Ocean Ranch shopping center, I saw smoke coming from under my hood! Very concerned of what could have happened so quickly, I immediately pulled over. I did not know who to call, since my mechanic who was working from home recently began work at a dealership and was unavailable. Luckily, I looked up nearby mechanics using the internet on my phone and called Dana Point Foreign Car. Tom, the owner, answered and when I told him what happened and that I don't have AAA, he offered to send someone over to check it out! I have not come across anyone else so kind since I moved from the South! One of the mechanics came to the parking lot where I was and topped my car off with coolant. Then I followed him back to the shop, where they quickly determined the hose clamp had broken. They fixed my car right away, they were helpful and honest, and pleasant to work with. Being a woman and not knowing much about cars, I typically am skeptical of mechanics and being overcharged, but I think they are honest and trustworthy. I will definitely be going back and recommending to friends.

4

I was referred to Dana Point Foreign Car by pure chance through a call to AAA. The initial AAA referral (in San Clemente) told me they no longer worked on Jaguars but said DPFC would be the one to help me in my area. Being desperate to fix the hand brake in my Jaguar that would not release no matter what I did (electronically controlled), I was not keen on being towed to the Jaguar dealer in Mission Viejo and then being at their mercy!!! When DPFC owner Tom came on the phone, he told me he'd heard of this problem and would look it up in the Jaguar manual and call me back. Indeed he did and emialed me the instructions on how to get the electronics back to normal, which would release the hand brake. He is an angel! Saved me hundreds, possibly more in "repairs" at the dealer. I told Tom he has a new customer now. I will be taking my Jafg to him from now on!

5

My wife and I went to this shop for brakes on her Mercedes last week. They spent a good amount of time explaining to us about the work that needed to be done (rotors refinished and pads). They showed us they type of quality parts they would use as compared to less expensive (cheaper components). They finished the job in a fast and professional manner and most of all at a very fair price. I highly recommend this shop for any service needs..

5

Dana Point Foreign Car Repair are honest, and do a great job. I have been going to them for two years, and my brother has been going to them for more than ten years (he recommended them to me). I highly recommend them to anyone who drives a BMW, Mercedes Benz or any other foreign car. They are wonderful to work with, and much appreciated in this town.

5

My family has been going to DPFC for over 15 years. Tom and his workers (including his 2 sons) know what they are doing. In the 15 years we have been going, we have had 3 older Mercedes, and a new Jetta, and they have always been fair...which includes actually explaining what is wrong in plain English. I have recommended them to many people and never heard anything other than the best comments when they have taken their cars there.

4

Check engine light came on in my Jetta so I brought it in for diagnosis. Ended up coolant was low, so they topped me off and I was on my way in less than 10 minutes. Everyone was super friendly, explained things in layman terms and I will definitely return for future service. (FYI - they aren't accessible from Del Prado, rather the alleyway on ocean side of Del Prado)

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