Precision Motorworks

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
10 reviews

2545 Keystone Ave, San Jose, CA 95051, us

(408) 985-2316

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Hours
 
Specialties
Road tests vehicles when appropriate
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.3/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.8/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.4/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.6/5
Apr 02, 2008
The dude was straight forward and quickly identified the problem with the information he was given. Great place to go to!
Apr 27, 2001
I had some engine work done, and the price was exactly as quoted over the phone. Without my asking, Helmut (the owner and head mechanic) brought me a box of parts that had come off my car to show me what was wrong with each, even including the spark plugs. Since I own an MGB that actually runs, and has never been inside any garage other than my own, it goes without saying that I know something about automobiles. The parts he showed me were exactly what I expected to see, and the explanations were very straightforward. It has been a year since I had my car worked on, and everything that was repaired has stayed that way.
Aug 09, 2009
I called around to get various quotes when needing to bring my car in for routine maintenance. On the phone, Chris, the owner, took down my car information and called me back immediately. For my questions, he also gave me some resources and actually called me back to give me the exact information I was looking for. He quoted me a slightly lower price than the median price I had found when calling around. When he was unable to take me to the train station so I could get to work, he offered to get me a complimentary rental car. I wish he was open on the weekends. I plan to go back to him for next service and bring my other Volkswagen.
Aug 12, 2005
Great gyus
Feb 01, 2006
After finding Precision Motor Works in the Mechanix files, we engaged Helmut to repair our 1998 Cabrio. The Job was done in a short time at a reasonable cost. Helmut called after we picked up the car and said his wife could not find his shop on the web. I explained about "Cartalk" and the Mechanix files. Maybe I found you another listener-- that will make three in this area.
Jun 29, 2006
One of the best Porsche mechanics in the Bay Area. I have been to many and can talk the talk (I can't do the work). My car would just die when it got warmed-up. Called him thinking either the fuel pump, fuel filter or fuel tank problem; he thought the same things. It turned out to be the alarm - something VERY difficult and time consuming to diagnose. He got it done in 2 hours. One man operation - nice guy too - Helmut is his name.
Oct 02, 2006
The owner is very honest, and took time to explain all the details.
Dec 20, 2006
I've been in a few times and PMW is so much better than dealing with the VW stealership. Work gets done on time, per verbal quote. Helmut explains the work done and shows you the parts replaced.
Oct 26, 2007
My girlfriend's VW broke down in an unfamiliar neighborhood. When she called me I went to CarTalk.com and looked up the nearest repair show with a good rating then sent her there. WOW! Helmut - the owner of Precision Motor Works - is incredible. Clean, friendly, efficient, and explained EVERYTHING to her in detail and in non-condescending terms she could understand. When I took her to pick up the car he had all the old parts neatly laid out and showed us each one. He reminds me of the old-school trust-worthy local mechanic. I wish I had a german car just so I could make Helmut/Precision my repair guy/place. I highly HIGHLY recommend this guy. Thanks Helmut - you are a credit to your prefession!
Apr 15, 2008
When I needed to replace the electronic switch that moves my side mirrors, I called my dealer and was quoted an estimated $170, including the labor for removing the door panel. I then checked out cartalk.com and saw the listing for Precision Motorworks and called them. I spoke with Craig (turns out he is the owner.) He quoted me $43.50 for the switch, and said that since the door panel did not need to be removed, there would be no installation charges at all. He told me to just come by and he would pop it the replacement part in for me. When I showed up for my appointment, Craig was chagrined. Turns out the dealer was correct, and the door panel did indeed need to be removed. But Craig stated very matter- of-factly that since he had made the mistake, the shop would install the switch at the promised price. He directed me to a local coffee shop where I could wait comfortably, took my cell phone number, and in 40 minutes he called to tell me the work was completed. $43.50 plus tax, and he even refilled the windshield wiper fluid for me. I will absolutely come back, and I recommend this shop to everyone.

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