Parkside Foreign Car Service

  • 3.3 of 5 stars
11 reviews

1830 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116, us

(415) 566-0662

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They are always honest
4.2/5
They are competent
3.9/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.7/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
3.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
2.8/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.5/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.3/5
They are always honest
4.2/5
I would use this mechanic again
1.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
1.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
3.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.9/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.8/5
Sep 07, 2006
It was a little scary getting my aunt's 1982 VW Rabbit hooked up with a repair shop from 1,800 miles away. Jerry and his crew did a great job getting the car ready for the trip to the red states and charged me a fair price. If the car and I lived in SF, we'd both be in to see Jerry when repairs were needed.
Jul 07, 2009
I was referred by a friend. Jerry is always great, will look up from the eternal chess game (maybe the same one they have been playing for years!) and say hi. Took my 944 in after my losing faith in my prior mechanic. The replaced a clutch cable that I was told by others would be a major transmission repair. The part cost more than their labor charge! This is a good, old fashioned (sad to say) honest repair shop. Give them a try. Like me, you'll be a (positively) biased customer.
Jul 14, 2009
The mechanic was unsure how to change the oil in my Prius. I knew this was not a good match. I went to another shop.
Jun 01, 2004
I had an oil leak and thought it was due to a leaking rear main bearing oil seal. I was mentally prepared for a big repair bill. But the manager demonstrated to me that the leak was coming from a defective valve cover gasket. This resulted in a quite inexpensive repair. So I have gone back to them two more times, for brake work and muffler replacement, and each time I felt well treated. I have also referred another car owner to them whose mechanic could not solve her problem, and she too was well satisfied with their handling of her problem.
Jan 04, 2005
They installed a car battery for free (labor) and with no appointment when I my battery died on me.
Aug 16, 2006
I'm an elderly widow and was referred to them by a friend. I took my "90 Aerostar in for a huge power steering leak. Though they were busy they kept the van and fixed it within 24 hours. I had a rack and pinion replaced along with the power steering hoses and seals and it end my 2 year old power steering leak. Jerry explained what he would do and why and was patient and celar. I will go back for any future problems.
Sep 23, 2007
One thing I really like about this shop is that are quick to greet you. I have been to shops where you are ignored for long periods before anyone acknowleges your presence.
Aug 30, 2008
Jerry and his team are always courteous and most importantly honest and knowledgeable. It is not fun when your car breaks down but Jerry definitely lessens the pain. I service 4 different cars at this shop (2 Toyotas, Nissan and Buick) and they have no problems working on all of these different makes. Thanks Jerry.
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 23, 2012
  • 67Jag340
Fortunately, my 1973 Mercedes 280 SEL 4.5 departed to the Salvation Army, when repairing it would not have been worth the effort. I had the car for at least ten years. During that time I spent a fortune at Parkside. Management may have changed, but I'd suggest that any potential customer be extremely cautious if price is a concern. I've only known one worse repair shop during my time in San Francisco: Craig's at 801 Phelps Street. They kept my Jaguar for two years before failing to repair it.

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